PRESS RELEASE
LONDON, 13th DECEMBER 2023: As we hurtle towards Christmas, days left for grocery purchasing, present shopping, and tours are disappearing rapidly, with panic slowly building among Brits. And in keeping with analysis from shipping enterprise Gophr, top Christmas panic will grip the country on the Friday before Christmas (twenty-second).

Coined “National Day of Christmas Panic”, the twenty-second of December will represent the height of Christmas chaos and panic because of the:

As of 4th December, there has been no availability for the most popular Christmas transport slots, namely the 22nd and twenty-third of December for several most important supermarkets which include Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Ocado, ASDA, and Morrisons.

There is limited availability on education journeys out of London, with, as an instance, only an unmarried education journey open for advanced price tickets bought from London-Nottingham on 22nd December as of 4th December

A repeat of closing 12 months’ busiest day on the roads (Friday 23rd December 2022) for pre-Christmas site visitors, the so-called “Frantic Friday”, with car trips predicted to attain almost 4m on the twenty-second December

Additionally, Gophr is looking ahead to an eighty% growth (vs each day common) within the variety of shipping journeys it’ll make on Thursday twenty-first of December, marking the closing sensible day for transport earlier than Christmas day. individuals who’ve left it too overdue will need to courageous the stores on a wonderful Saturday (23rd December) a good way to get those remaining-minute Christmas presents in person.

Seb Robert, founder, and CEO of Gophr commented: “Each year we say to ourselves that we won’t go away our Christmas prep to the final minute, and yet every 12 months there’s that feel of panic. It comes as no surprise that as a nation we reach ‘top Christmas panic’ at the closing Friday before Christmas, with delivery slots for groceries being at a premium, travel routes at their busiest, and shipping options dwindling earlier than the massive day.

To pinpoint the “National Day of Panic” for 2023, Gophr variety crunchers analyzed; the shipping slots for all foremost UK supermarkets, educate timetables for all predominant educate routes out of London in December, historical RAC and AA information for journey patterns throughout the festive period, as well as Gophr’s proprietary delivery facts.

Robert concluded: “A broader preference of delivery options can of course mitigate some of this panic, with many consumers looking for quicker options to ensure that they get their merchandise in top time, leaving extra time for merriment and much less time for disturbing buying and travel.”

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