‘Shops will close’ - retail trade body’s warning after slack Christmas sales

‘Shops will close’ - retail trade body’s warning after slack Christmas sales
Christmas shoppers on Dublin’s Grafton Street: sales nationwide are down this year, according to retailers Picture: PA

The busiest ever Black Friday period sucked up a significant proportion of conventional Christmas demand, according to Retail Excellence Ireland

Ireland’s largest retail industry body has said that shops will close in the first quarter of 2018 as a result of disappointing Christmas trading.

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