June retail hit by foreign holiday boom - REI

Good weather in the second quarter of this year meant that retail sales were almost two per cent higher than during the same period in 2013, according to the latest Irish retail industry sales review.

22nd July, 2014
Retail sales were almost two per cent higher in the second quarter.

Good weather in the second quarter of this year meant that retail sales were almost two per cent higher than during the same period in 2013, according to the latest Irish retail industry sales review.

But industry body Retail Excellence Ireland (REI) said it was concerned that June retail sales declined against June 2013, with an increase in Irish families holidaying abroad partly to blame, said REI.

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