Retailers here pay up to 160% more

Irish retailers are paying up to 160 per cent more for leading brands than their counterparts in Britain, resulting in higher prices for consumers.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
31st January, 2009

Irish retailers are paying up to 160 per cent more for leading brands than their counterparts in Britain, resulting in higher prices for consumers.

Retail Excellence Ireland (REI), a representative body for retailers across all sectors, said the higher prices being paid to suppliers were putting Irish retailers at a competitive disadvantage and fuelling cross-border shopping. As part of a price comparison survey, The Sunday Business Post sourced Boxes of Pampers nappies that are being sold...

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