Posted in misc as not confirmed - but makes sense - and might be true !
Shoot me down but I am apologising if I shouldn't have posted this here and should have added it to another thread, but thought it saves everyone having to scroll down and read the other pages first!
I was in my local Boots yesterday (Newport, Gwent, Wales) and overheard 2 store managers (suited so guessed they were managers) talking about the Xmas stock, after following them down nearly every stocked aisle I picked up on the following info/ convo:
One says to other, "that seems a little late having the sale then, they'll need shelf space."
The other says, " I know, these 2 aisle's here need to be cleared by the 18th Jan for the greeting cards."
In my head I worked out the 18th is a Tuesday, well going from previous year sales which are a Wednesday then this stock needs to be cleared a week before, hence the Wednesday before being the 12th
Fortunately there was a SA that I know stocking so I asked her if what I heard was right, she said yes and stated there was going to be a 75% sale as they still had loads of stock left (which they did I thought) and that she and other workers had had the heads up it was going to be WEDNESDAY 12TH JANUARY!!!!!
I really really hope so, Ive know become friends with her on Facebook just so she can keep me informed so will share with you all any other info.
Hope this helps though and fingers crossed!!!!