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Two million shoppers flock to Gretna Gateway

Gretna Gateway outlet village reported the most successful year in its 13 year history during 2012.

Boom time: Gretna Gateway Outlet Village

A spokesman for the village said nearly two million shoppers visited the site – up three per cent on 2011 – and sales were up seven percent.

December was their best month, and the last five weeks of 2012 were the best five consecutive weeks ever.

General manager Peter Gardner said their sales had shown consistent growth since the start of the credit crunch.

“Shoppers realise that they can still get the brands they want at prices they can afford and the new tenants and product sectors introduced this year mean we now have even more choice for them,” he said. “We’re greatly looking forward to 2013 and will continue to offer the best possible levels of choice, value and customer service for all our shoppers.”

“We would also like to thank all of our customers and everyone who works here for contributing to our best-ever year, and to wish them a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. We look forward to seeing them all again in 2013.”

He said more than 400 people worked at the outlet village and attributed its success, in part, to ‘new premium brands’ which opened during 2012 including Clarks Outlet, Berghaus, Molton Brown, Puma, The Body Shop Outlet and Villeroy & Boch.

Other new additions included The Perfume Shop, Pagazzi Lighting and Mirrors and The Gift Company.

Have your say

What's great about Gretna gateway is the free parking!

Posted by Jenna on 2 January 2013 at 19:57

Pay attention Carlisle. Where do you want to shop?.

Shall we go to Gretna? Let's see. It's easy to get to, good shops, clean environment, lovely staff, loads of free parking, and no parking attendants. A real pleasure to shop there.

Or Carlisle? Let's see - pound shops full of fat sweaty chavs, fag ends and litter everywhere, chewing gum stuck all over the pavement, nowhere to park unless you pay through the nose, and parking attendants sneaking around waiting to spoil your trip with a fine as soon as your ticket expires.

As my teenage children would say... Duuuhhh!!! Give us Gretna every time.

Posted by Bryan on 2 January 2013 at 19:16

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