Summer & winter sales 2012-2013
Update 20 November: Tenerife’s winter sales will start on Monday 7 January despite the fact that it’s a public holiday. Director general de Comercio y Consumo del Gobierno de Canarias, Gustavo Matos, said that he hoped it would give the sales period a good start.
Update 8 August: With only three weeks remaining of the summer sales, businesses say that it has been a dreadful period for them, with sales down up to 40% on 2011′s figures and business booming only for the first two days. This is the report from the Gen Sec of the Canarian Urban Areas Federation (Fauca), Abbas Moujir, and the president of the Regional Canarian Commerce Confederation (Coreco), Luis de Miguel. Clearly, they say, consumer uncertainty against the background of the economic crisis means that people are waiting until the sales periods for things they need, and no-one is spending on anything unnecessary, something that signals disaster for small business in the Canaries.
Update 28 June: Just a reminder that the summer sales will start this coming Monday, 2 July, and will last until 1 September.
Original post 16 December 2011: January 2012’s sales will start on 7 January, the day after Reyes, and finish on 6 March.
Next year’s summer sales period has also been announced. In all the islands except El Hierro, it will be between 2 July and 1 September. In El Hierro it will be between 15 July and 15 September.