Retailers brace for no-deal Brexit

Retail and food sector leaders say the bigger players will most likely sail through, while smaller businesses take the hit

10th February, 2019
Fergal Doyle in the Arboretum, Carlow Picture: Dylan Vaughan

If Britain crashes out of the European Union at the end of next month without a withdrawal deal nobody really knows what happens next. A whole range of sectors will be affected, but to what extent is difficult to determine beyond expert predictions and projections which can, as we know from past experience, get it horribly wrong.

For the retail sector, this uncertainty can itself be crippling. Successive consumer sentiment surveys in recent months tell...

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