Analysis: Black Friday behind November sales jump
Underlying sales rise was biggest for a year, official figures show
New figures appear to bear out indications from retail groups that the increasing importance of Black Friday led to an upsurge in consumer spending in November.
The Central Statistics Office said this morning that the volume of retail sales in November rose by 0.9 per cent compared with October, giving an annual increase of 4.3 per cent.
The November increase follows three consecutive monthly falls.
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
With any subscription you will have access to
Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps
Unlimited access to our eReader library
Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week
Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you
Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences
Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine
Willie O’Reilly: Who will be the caped crusader to come to the rescue of RTÉ?
Last week’s alarming report on Montrose’s finances has confirmed it will take more than minor tweaks to save our beleaguered national broadcaster
Susan O’Keeffe: Communions can and should be delayed
The ultimate Christian gesture of treating others as you would wish to be treated should mean not putting people at risk of being infected with a virus for the sake of a ceremony and party that can take place at a later date
Comment: Looming catastrophes do not require incremental reform but system change
In the face of disaster, most people will perceive only a slow deterioration until is it too late to act, which is why leadership on climate change is needed now
Michael Brennan: Zappone’s departure will limit the fallout, but the past week has damaged the coalition
Had the former minister not resigned from her appointment as the government’s UN special envoy, her gathering in the Merrion Hotel could have turned into Hotelgate, a year on from Golfgate