Personal grooming spend up seven-fold as social activities reach almost pre-Covid levels

Bank of Ireland debit card spending analysis released today reveals boom in spending across hairdressers, accommodation, retail and travel

10th June, 2021
Personal grooming spend up seven-fold as social activities reach almost pre-Covid levels
Spending at barbers and salons grew particularly among the 55-65 age group in May. Picture: Getty

There was a 10 per cent rise in consumer spending last month, with social activity returning to almost pre-pandemic levels, according to debit card transaction analysis released today.

Spending on social activities, which includes restaurant takeaway and dine-at-home offerings, fast food and takeaway pints, rose 13 per cent compared to April and stood at 1 per cent lower than it was prior to the onset of Covid-19, the figures compiled by Bank of Ireland showed.

Restaurant spending rose...

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