Saturday November 28, 2020

Retail Special: Government to launch plan for struggling retail sector

The government is finalising a package of measures aimed at helping the beleaguered retail sector, including new incentives to get Irish retailers trading online.

3rd February, 2013
Blaine Callard, chief executive, Harvey Norman Ireland: 'Landlords and their banks, including Nama, seem to be stonewalling major retailers who are in need of relief with regard to upward- only rents.'

The government is finalising a package of measures aimed at helping Ireland's beleaguered retail sector, including new incentives to get Irish retailers trading online.

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation is working on the retail stimulus, and it will be announced in coming weeks as part of the government's 2013 action plan for jobs.

A key part of the strategy is increasing the online activity of Irish companies. Jobs minister Richard Bruton will unveil various...

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