Retailers see marginal dip in Christmas sales

Irish retailers are predicting a drop of just 0.47 per cent in Christmas 2012 trading, according to a survey published today by Retail Excellence Ireland.

27th November, 2012
Retailers see marginal dip in Christmas sales
Christmas trade: only a marginal decline

Irish retailers are more bullish this year, predicting on average only a marginal drop of 0.47 per cent in Christmas 2012 trading, according to a survey published today by Retail Excellence Ireland.

The survey covered 173 retail companies, which have over 1,550 stores around the country.

There were wide variations in the expectations with 10.5 per cent predicting trading declines above seven per cent and 19 per cent seeing drops of more than three per cent.

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