Visitors beef up business at store
CATHERINE George sent one of her staff members to chase a customer out the door to give him his forgotten receipt.
Next, she sent another staff member to her shop next door so yet another employee could have a lunch break.
This is how The Morning Bulletin found Georges Workwear and Country Outfitters yesterday afternoon amid the hustle and bustle of Beef Week.
"Stockyard shirts have been walking out the door," Ms George said.
"Boots have been walking out the door.
"We've sold lots of RM Williams products.
"We've more than doubled what we'd sell in a normal week."
And it wasn't just the staff that were smiling, with a hint of exhaustion from a busy week, as evidence showed customers from far away returned this week to buy more.
"We've had one man from Western Australia who has been to every Beef Week since the inaugural Beef Week (1988)," Ms George said.
They also had customers from South America, Brazil and Argentina.
"It's been wonderful for the town," Ms George said.
She was grateful for the enormously hard effort the Beef Week organisers put in to make it a success.