Egg-cellent sales expected ahead of the Easter long weekend

Kmart expects to sell a record of more than seven million Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies across the country while Sydney Fish Market preps for its busiest trading day of the year, Good Friday.

With Easter only a week away, Kmart Australia has predicted sales of chocolate eggs and bunnies will continue to rapidly rise across the country as Australians embrace a mix of ever-popular and new Easter treats.

It is expected that March 24, the day before Good Friday, will be Kmart’s biggest day for Easter sales, with Australians expected to race in-store before the holiday weekend and spend an average of almost $20 per visit.

Kmart’s top-selling Easter treats are Cadbury Dairy Milk Bunny 150g, Cadbury Dairy Milk Carton 250g, Elegant Rabbit Milk 200g, Milk Chocolate Hollow Bunny 125g, Humpty Dumpty 145g, Malteaster Bunny 29g, Easter 18 Egg Crate 304g, Cadbury Crunchie Bumper Bunny 170g, Lindt Milk Gold Bunny 100g and Cadbury Dairy Milk Solid Mini Egg Bag 325g.

Sydney Fish Market extends Easter trading hours

More than 55,000 people are expected to visit Sydney Fish Market on Good Friday to buy goods for their Easter feasts and celebratory get-togethers over the long weekend.

To cater for the crowds, extended trading hours from 5am until 5pm are in place on Good Friday. Trading will continue as usual over the remainder of the long weekend, with retailers open 7am until 4pm daily.

Retailers at Sydney Fish Market expect to sell more than 400 tonnes of seafood throughout the weekend, including more than 44 tonnes of prawns.

The Easter tradition of white fish on Good Friday remains another popular option for many families with snapper, barramundi and kingfish being big sellers during the trade.