Retail Survey: 'Scan and scram' trend to change the future of retail

Although the British and Irish price differential is high in places, it has narrowed and will continue to do so as more and more shoppers buy online.

24th February, 2013

Although the British and Irish price differential is high in places, it has narrowed and will continue to do so as more and more shoppers buy online, according to Damian O'Reilly, lecturer in retail management at Dublin Institute of Technology.

"If you can buy something online for less, you will," said O'Reilly. "With that in mind, these differentials might not be maintained for long."

The move away from the high street is already happening, said...

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