Friday September 25, 2020

Sun, sand, sea - and sales for Irish firms

Grocery and convenience stores were among the big winners from the heatwave as highs of 30 degrees were reached across the country last week.

13th July, 2013
Arc of a diver: kids enjoy the sun at Dublin's Grand Canal Dock. Photo: Feargal Ward

Grocery and convenience stores were among the big winners from the heatwave as highs of 30 degrees were reached across the country last week in the sort of sustained good weather that hasn't been witnessed in Ireland for a number of years.

A cold spring hit retailers hard, but many are regaining ground as consumers are tempted out.

There was big demand for products such as salad and deli bar items, strawberries, ice cream, burger buns...

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