Detecting sluggishness at the cash registers, some traders are in anxious mood as the Christmas spending spree gets underway, writes Samantha McCaughren, Business Correspondent.
The next three weeks will be a critical time for Ireland’s shop owners, who have detected a slowdown in consumer spending over the last few months.
Retailers have already weathered a lacklustre summer, and a series of bad economic stories now appears to be feeding through to shopping trends....
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