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Sensormatic Solutions by Johnson Controls Predicts the Busiest Shopping Days in Asia Pacific for the 2021 Year-End Shopping Season
October 15, 2021 News


Sensormatic Solutions, the leading global retail solutions portfolio of Johnson Controls, released its predictions for the top busiest shopping days of the 2021 holiday season around the world, including Asia Pacific. The annual predictions are informed by retail traffic data analytics within the company’s intelligent operating platform, Sensormatic IQ.

“While COVID-19 is still making headlines as we head into the holidays, vaccine availability and retailers’ health and safety measures have put us in a different place with many consumers more comfortable shopping in stores compared to the 2020 holiday season”, said Bjoern Petersen, President at Sensormatic Solutions. “Through this busy time, retailers can lean heavily on innovative technology to keep shelves stocked, predict and prevent loss events and keep customers safe through occupancy monitoring and resulting social distancing. Leveraging prescriptive insights provided by connected solutions, retailers can also ensure they’re reaching the right consumer with the right item at the right time throughout the season”.

Asia Pacific’s busiest shopping days as per Sensormatic IQ are:

  1. Australia: Sunday, December 26 – Boxing Day
  2. China: Saturday, October 9 – Saturday after national holiday
  3. Hong Kong: Saturday, December 25 – Christmas Day
  4. New Zealand: Sunday, December 26 – Boxing Day
  5. Singapore: Saturday, December 25 – Christmas Day
  6. South Korea: Sunday, November 7 – Sunday during FESTA

Our predicted busiest days mark the peaks of in-store traffic. With the year-end shopping season starting on a strong note following the 10.10 sales, consumers will begin their year-end shopping much earlier due to ongoing health and safety concerns, as well as the anticipated challenges towards inventory limitations, shipping delays and supply chain disruptions,” said Daren Ng, General Manager, Asia Pacific at Sensormatic. “Across Asia Pacific, the lead up to Christmas is the busiest, with countries such as Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore expected to see an increase in holiday shopper traffic during this period”.

Sensormatic Solutions and its intelligent operating platform for retail, Sensormatic IQ, is a vital component of Johnson Controls OpenBlue technologies and innovations which promotes healthy people, healthy places and a healthy planet. Sensormatic Solutions is helping retailers solve complex challenges related to consumer confidence, health and safety as part of its mission.

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