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Retail bosses promote West End traffic free day

Retailers including Arcadia Group boss Sir Philip Green and Harold Tillman, owner of Jaeger and Aquascutum, were among the retail bosses who gathered this morning to promote the fifth traffic free Christmas shopping day in London’s West End.

From midday on Saturday, December 5, Oxford Street and Regent Street will go traffic free. Last year the event, which ran over a weekend, generated £150m of sales for West End retailers.

Richard Dickinson, chief executive of New West End Company, joined Lan Tu, head of UK merchant services for American Express, Paul Kelly, chief executive of Selfridges, John King, boss of House of Fraser and James Bidwell, managing director of the newly opened Anthropolgie, to unveil the plans.

The New West End Company will host customer pamper and chill-out areas, pop-up entertainment and shows in the streets on the day.

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  • Not sure how much pulling power these retail celebrities have to the average customer.

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