– vendors enjoying boost in back-to-school shopping
DPI, Guyana, Saturday, August 31, 2019
The new school term is just a couple days away and parents and guardians are busy doing the last bit of shopping before the big day. For vendors, business is booming as they enjoy the uptick in sales that usually accompanies the start of a new school year
Patrons have been flocking stores as well as the small business vendors along one of the busiest street of Georgetown – Regent Street.
Naresh Partab, who said he is a seasoned vendor, noted that with time counting down before the school doors open sales has been ‘wonderful’. Pertab is selling a variety of school supplies including book bags, lunch bags and other items necessary for school. “People are coming and they are supporting both sides – store and pavement, which is wonderful,” he stated.
Another vendor, Desiree Alstrom was also excited about favourable the sales and the lovely weather that is allowing business to flow. She had on sale children lunch bowls, water bottles, lunch bags among other items.
“The back-to-school sales are going wonderful now. Last week, you would not have had so many sales but these are the last days and everybody’s hustling… they are shopping. There is lovely weather and everybody is enjoying the shopping,” Alstrom stated.
Aside from booming business and students having all their school supplies, several schools received facelifts. The rehabilitation of several schools countrywide will provide a more conducive learning environment for the students as they return to the classroom. The Minister of Education, Hon. Dr. Nicolette Henry has been making her usual inspections at the various schools to ensure that all is set when school doors reopen.