Britain's struggling High Street is set for a 'Super Saturday'

Mail Online | 12/21/2018 | Amie Gordon For Mailonline
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An estimated 15 million Brits are expected to head to the high street this weekend to buy last minute Christmas presents.

The expected £3billion windfall over the weekend will come as a shot in the arm to beleaguered retailers hoping for a much-needed end of year sales boost.

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High streets across the country will be rammed with shoppers as 10.1million people are expected to splurge £1.38billion on gifts on the last Saturday before Christmas.

Meanwhile, 4.8million Brits will make purchases online, spending £268million on everything from presents to festive food and drink, according to study conducted by the Centre for Retail Research.

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Research suggests that the majority of last-minute presents will be bought for mothers, with chocolates, perfume and clothes topping the eleventh-hour gift list.

The mad trolley dash will see Britons spend £2.38million per minute in a much-needed boost for retailers, which have suffered from low sales for much of 2018.

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Some stores will stay open for 18 hours to welcome shoppers inside today while Westfield London and Westfield Stratford are among many centres staying open until 11pm.

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