High sales reported for Mother’s Day in Taiwan

Mother’s Day in Taiwan

Second Sunday in May (May 8th 2011)

Many shops and restaurants have benefited from extra sales for Mother’s Day. A high end department store in Taipei showed sales to be as high as NT$1.28 billion in a short period of only 6 hours on Friday.

The department store reported that this year sales were up by NT$470 million compared with last year. A special area was reserved just for it’s VIP customers. The store had 3 VIP customers that spent roughly about NT$10 million each on jewellery. Gold gifts were also a popular gift for mother’s this year.

Sales were apparently 10% more this year compared with last year. Many gourmet restaurants in Taiwan were fully booked by Friday.

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