Sensormatic Solutions by Johnson Controls predicts the busiest shopping days in Asia Pacific for the 2021 year-end shopping season

November 10, 2021

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  • Sensormatic Solutions’ full predictions include top busiest holiday shopping days globally, including Asia Pacific markets such as Australia, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea
  • The lead up to Christmas will be the busiest for Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Singapore
  • The busiest day in China is predicted to fall on 9 October, following Golden Week
  • Sensormatic Solutions is helping retailers solve complex challenges related to consumer confidence, health and safety as part of Johnson Controls’ mission

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SINGAPORE—October 13 2021—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.”

Predictions for Asia Pacific’s busiest shopping days:

  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, 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.”

The predicted top busiest shopping days globally include:

Australia

  1. Sunday, December 26 – Boxing Day
  2. Thursday, December 23 – day before Christmas Eve
  3. Wednesday, December 22 – two days before Christmas Eve
  4. Saturday, December 18 – Super Saturday
  5. Monday, December 27 – Christmas Day observed (state holiday in most states)

Brazil

  1. Friday, November 26 – Black Friday
  2. Saturday, November 27 – Saturday after Black Friday
  3. Saturday, December 18 – Super Saturday
  4. Thursday, December 23 – day before Christmas Eve
  5. Wednesday, December 22 – two days before Christmas Eve

Canada

  1. Friday, November 26 – Black Friday
  2. Sunday, December 26 – Boxing Day
  3. Saturday, November 27 – Saturday after Black Friday
  4. Saturday, December 18 – Super Saturday
  5. Saturday, December 11 – 2nd Saturday in December

China

  1. Saturday, October 9 – Saturday after national holiday
  2. Saturday, January 1 – New Year's Day
  3. Saturday, November 13
  4. Saturday, November 27
  5. Sunday, October 10 – Sunday after national holiday

Colombia

  1. Sunday, December 19 – Super Sunday
  2. Thursday, December 23 – day before Christmas Eve
  3. Saturday, November 27 – Saturday after Black Friday
  4. Saturday, December 18 – Super Saturday
  5. Wednesday, December 22 – two days before Christmas Eve

France

  1. Saturday, January 15 – First Saturday of les soldes d'hiver
  2. Saturday, December 18 – Super Saturday
  3. Saturday, January 22 – Second Saturday of les soldes d'hiver
  4. Saturday, December 11 – 2nd Saturday in December
  5. Saturday, November 27 – Saturday after Black Friday

Germany

  1. Saturday, December 11 – 2nd Saturday in December
  2. Saturday, November 27 – Saturday after Black Friday
  3. Saturday, December 18 – Super Saturday
  4. Saturday, December 4 – 3rd Saturday before Christmas
  5. Friday, November 26 – Black Friday

Hong Kong SAR

  1. Saturday, December 25 – Christmas Day
  2. Friday, December 24 – Christmas Eve
  3. Saturday, December 18 – Super Saturday
  4. Saturday, December 11 – 2nd Saturday in December
  5. Thursday, October 14 – Chung Yeung Festival

Italy

  1. Thursday, January 6 – Epiphany
  2. Saturday, January 8 – Saturday after Epiphany
  3. Sunday, January 9 – Sunday after Epiphany
  4. Saturday, November 27 – Saturday after Black Friday
  5. Friday, November 26 – Black Friday

Mexico

  1. Saturday, November 13 – Saturday before Revolution Day (observed)
  2. Monday, November 15 – Revolution Day (observed)
  3. Sunday, November 14 – Sunday before Revolution Day (observed)
  4. Thursday, December 23 – day before Christmas Eve
  5. Saturday, December 18 – Super Saturday

New Zealand

  1. Sunday, December 26 – Boxing Day
  2. Thursday, December 23 – day before Christmas Eve
  3. Saturday, December 18 – Super Saturday
  4. Friday, November 26 – Black Friday
  5. Wednesday, December 22 – two days before Christmas Eve

Singapore

  1. Saturday, December 25 – Christmas Day
  2. Saturday, November 27 – Saturday after Black Friday
  3. Saturday, December 18 – Super Saturday
  4. Saturday, December 11 – 2nd Saturday in December
  5. Friday, December 24 – Christmas Eve

South Africa

  1. Friday, November 26 – Black Friday
  2. Saturday, December 18 – Super Saturday
  3. Saturday, November 27 – Saturday after Black Friday
  4. Saturday, December 11—2nd Saturday in December
  5. Thursday, December 23 – day before Christmas Eve

South Korea

  1. Sunday, November 7 – Sunday during FESTA
  2. Saturday, November 6 – Saturday during FESTA
  3. Sunday, November 14 – Sunday during FESTA
  4. Sunday, December 19 – Sunday before Christmas
  5. Saturday, December 25 – Christmas Day

Spain

  1. Sunday, January 2 – First Sunday of 2022
  2. Monday, January 3 – First Monday of 2022
  3. Saturday, December 18 – Super Saturday
  4. Saturday, November 27 – Saturday after Black Friday
  5. Friday, January 7 – Friday after Epiphany

United Kingdom/Ireland

  1. Saturday, December 18 – Super Saturday
  2. Thursday, December 23 – Day Before Christmas Eve
  3. Saturday, December 11 – 2nd Saturday in December
  4. Saturday, November 27 – Saturday after Black Friday
  5. Saturday, December 4 – 3rd Saturday before Christmas

United States

  1. Friday, November 26 – Black Friday
  2. Saturday, December 18 – Super Saturday
  3. Thursday, December 23 – Thursday before Christmas
  4. Saturday, December 11 – 2nd Saturday in December
  5. Sunday, December 26 – Day after Christmas, aka “Boxing Day

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 healthy planet. Sensormatic Solutions is helping retailers solve complex challenges related to consumer confidence, health and safety as part of its mission.

To learn about the top drivers of this year-end season’s busiest shopping days and how Sensormatic Solutions is supporting retailers’ needs, visit our Top Busiest Shopping Days report. For more Sensormatic Solutions holiday insights, follow along on LinkedIn and Twitter, using #SensormaticHolidays2021.

About Johnson Controls

At Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI) we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. As the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, our mission is to reimagine the performance of buildings to serve people, places and the planet.

With a history of more than 135 years of innovation, Johnson Controls delivers the blueprint of the future for industries such as healthcare, schools, data centers, airports, stadiums, manufacturing and beyond through its comprehensive digital offering OpenBlue. With a global team of 100,000 experts in more than 150 countries, Johnson Controls offers the world's largest portfolio of building technology, software as well as service solutions with some of the most trusted names in the industry. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Sensormatic Solutions

Sensormatic Solutions is the leading global retail solutions portfolio of Johnson Controls powering operational excellence at scale and enabling smart and connected shopper engagement. Our intelligent digital operating platform – Sensormatic IQ – combines the full Sensormatic Solutions portfolio, including third-party data to deliver unmatched insights into shopper experience, inventory intelligence, loss prevention and operational effectiveness with advanced technologies, like AI and Machine Learning. This enables retailers to act on prescriptive and predictive data-driven outcomes to confidently move into the future. Please visit Sensormatic Solutions or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and our YouTube channel.

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