Easter treats already on sale in Bolton's shops

The Bolton News: Neil Robertson outside M&S with Easter chocolates Neil Robertson outside M&S with Easter chocolates

WHILE Christmas decorations are being taken down and people are still recovering from New Year hangovers, retailers are already selling Easter chocolate.

Although Easter Sunday is not until April 20, stores across Bolton are eager to get ahead.

Boots added Easter products such as Cadbury Creme Eggs and chocolate bunnies to its shelves on New Year’s Eve, while mini chocolate eggs are available in Marks and Spencer. Other stores soon to follow suit include Morrisons and Asda.

The move has come under fire from Bolton shoppers, who suggested it was too soon to be thinking about Easter.

A Marks and Spencer spokesman said: “We’ve a very small selection of Easter-themed chocolates such as mini chocolate eggs and bunnies in stores as we know that some of our customers like to buy these early. Our full Easter range won’t go into stores until after Mother’s Day in March.”

A Boots spokesman added: “At Boots UK, our customers are at the heart of everything we do and we know that some like to buy an early Easter treat as we often see a peak in sales of Easter snacking products in January, as well as in the weeks running up to Easter.

“Boots UK has launched Easter products on to shelves on December 31, in line with the rest of the market and our activity in previous years, so that we offer the choice our customers are looking for.”

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12:16pm Thu 2 Jan 14

chris25 says...

outrageous just a money making racket .
outrageous just a money making racket . chris25

12:47pm Thu 2 Jan 14

The Righteous One says...

Lets be honest Cadbury's Creme Eggs and Mini-eggs are only a limited product each year (although in other countries where Cadbury's is sold, they are sold all year round) and these two products are perenially popular so Cadbury's (both previously as an indepdent manufacturer and now as part of teh US conglomerate Kraft) have always released these two products on New Years Eve/Day - no matter when Easter has occured.

Easter eggs et al are a different matter and shouldn't be sold until at least 4 weeks before Easter.
Lets be honest Cadbury's Creme Eggs and Mini-eggs are only a limited product each year (although in other countries where Cadbury's is sold, they are sold all year round) and these two products are perenially popular so Cadbury's (both previously as an indepdent manufacturer and now as part of teh US conglomerate Kraft) have always released these two products on New Years Eve/Day - no matter when Easter has occured. Easter eggs et al are a different matter and shouldn't be sold until at least 4 weeks before Easter. The Righteous One

1:17pm Thu 2 Jan 14

filthy6 says...

chris25 wrote:
outrageous just a money making racket .
Who'd have thought shops would be selling stuff......
[quote][p][bold]chris25[/bold] wrote: outrageous just a money making racket .[/p][/quote]Who'd have thought shops would be selling stuff...... filthy6

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