Cross-border battle of the basket

Irish retailers continue to suffer in the recession, as more shoppers go North looking for cheaper goods

31st October, 2009

Irish shoppers are continuing to flock across the border, as research last week showed that almost a quarter of a million Irish householders are now going North to do their grocery shopping.

The TNS World panel research showed that over 15per cent of Irish households were regularly shopping in the North, and the price of alcohol there is one of its main draws.

Between December 2008 and September 2009, an extra 50,000 householders have joined...

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