That makes the dealers optimistic – both in the big centers like Hanover and Braunschweig, but also in smaller cities like Lingen in Emsland, said managing director Mark Alexander Krack to NDR 1 Lower Saxony.
Due to the corona, customers have to wait in front of shops
The current situation cannot be compared with the normal Christmas business. In Hanover and Braunschweig, customers had to wait in front of some shops of large fashion chains because of the corona-related admission and distance rules. In contrast, there were always enough free spaces in the city car parks, as NDR 1 Lower Saxony reported.
“Black Friday” as a positive signal for retailers
“Black Friday” with its discount campaigns on Friday was already well received by the Lower Saxony, said Krack. Many people would have understood this day as the starting signal for Christmas shopping. The dealers now wanted to take this momentum with them. In Wolfsburg, the police had checked the distance and face mask rules in the city center with a large contingent. According to a spokesman, with a few exceptions, all customers adhered to it.