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Thursday, August 11, 2022

According to Winnipeg thrift stores, rising inflation is driving up business

Winnipeg thrift retailers say business is booming as a result of rising inflation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Some charity stores indicate that due to increased prices, business is booming as more Manitobans look for other ways to save money.
  • Anaka-Pare claimed that various clients were coming in for different products, mainly parents looking for apparel and toys.

Some thrift shops claim business is flourishing as more Manitobans look for alternative methods to save money due to rising prices.

Board member of Prairie Crocus Thrift Store Candy Anaka-Pare told Global News, “We’re busy, and summer is a hectic time for us, but we have observed an uptick in volume.”

Anaka-Pare stated, “I believe it is inflation and the price of inflation, as well as the trend of thrifting and recycling and not sending to landfills.

“So we’ve seen a significant surge in the 17 to early 30s group. The public is aware of that.

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Anaka-Pare said a diverse range of customers was coming in for various goods, particularly parents seeking clothing and toys.

We sell many toys and household items since we live in a disposable culture. And I am guilty of it, as are we all. She said, “We want new, better, and sparkling.

She added that those trying to cut costs should be careful with their purchases, particularly online purchases.

Do not purchase on a whim. Consider your purchases, she advised.

Winnipeg thrift retailers say business is booming as a result of rising inflation.
Winnipeg thrift retailers say business is booming as a result of rising inflation. Image from CBC News

“We get a lot of women’s apparel with tags still on, so I guess it’s impulsive shopping,” the seller said.

Once Upon a Child, which sells used children’s apparel, is experiencing more sales, according to Jocelyn Kotlarchuk, one of the store’s employees.

She stated, “We have been busier with the increasing costs and all that.

“We’ve seen that a lot of folks are just strolling in and saying, “You know what? It’s affordable! But it’s reasonably priced, right?

Source: Global News

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