Lowry shopping centre in MediaCityUK has seen a surge in sales across the Black Friday weekend which saw other retail centres suffer a surprising drop in numbers.
The lack of footfall within shops during this years Black Friday weekend is predicted to be the result of an increase in online shopping.
This was supported by Amazon’s disclosure of their amount of sales.
The UK Amazon website revealed figures that the site sold more than 7.4 million items during this years Black Friday weekend.
Other online websites, such as John Lewis and Pretty Little Thing, also suffered from technical problems due to high demand.
But despite a surge in online shopping sales Lowry store employees maintain their shops were more popular than usual.
Simon Thompson, 33, manager of Bags Etc. in the Lowry Outlet, said: “We have experienced an increase in footfall and sales over the Black Friday weekend in comparison to average weekends and the amount of customers we saw on Friday tripled the usual amount.”
Other occupants of the Lowry Outlet who had similar experiences reinforced this opinion.
Katherine, 26, manager of Krisp in the Lowry Outlet, said: “We definitely experienced a high increase in footfall over the Black Friday weekend, especially on Friday when we were extremely busy and experienced double the usual amount of customers.”
Pablo, 40, manager of AX Paris believes this years Black Friday at the Lowry was much busier than previous years.
“We have been 30 per cent busier than normal and we are 50 per cent up on sale in comparison to last years Black Friday weekend. This was expected as we had put on extra offers,” Pablo told Salford Star.
With some Black Friday sales lasting over the next week, Salford shoppers are expected to continue coming to the Lowry retail complex as prices across countless goods are slashed.