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Maldon: Traders experience disappointing year in 2012
Maldon’s traders have revealed business has been varied in the run-up to Christmas, with 2012 being difficult overall.
At outdoor clothing store, At Your Leisure, in the High Street, owner John Whenman, 51, admitted trading had been hard this year until the Christmas trade took off.
He said: “December has been good, but there’s not a big difference between this year and the year before.
“The rest of the year has been fairly poor. Compared to previous years we are down.
“December is the only month we noticed it was the same as before.
“We normally do fairly well when there is the Regatta.”
Owner of The Emporium in High Street, Graham Powell, also said he had a difficult year, with figures showing the shop is five per cent down on the year before.
He said: “There’s no question about it, it’s not easy on the High Street.
“I think we are all generally finding it very tough."
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