Ireland lacks the trader spirit, says Avoca director

Avoca, the family-owned chain of design and craft stores, is poised to break into the lucrative Asian market with a new deal with the Japanese department store Tokyu.

11th March, 2012
Ireland lacks the trader spirit, says Avoca director
Amanda Pratt, director of Avoca: 'Our instinct would be that we are over the worst'. Photo: Maura Hickey

Avoca, the family-owned chain of design and craft stores, is poised to break into the lucrative Asian market with a new deal with the Japanese department store Tokyu. Avoca director Amanda Pratt told *The Sunday Business Post* that a delegation from the store will travel to Ireland to finalise the terms of the deal next month.

Avoca has traditionally had a strong export market, and Pratt said the company is predicting a 20 per cent...

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