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Traders fear drop-off in seasonal spending

With consumer spending figures down, retailers are hoping shoppers will splash out for Christmas.

1st November, 2008

With consumer spending figures down, retailers are hoping shoppers will splash out for Christmas.

It’s the time of the year Irish retailers normally look forward to, as customers dig deep and splash the cash ahead of the Christmas season. However, this year, things are different.

A ‘‘mass erosion in consumer confidence’’ led to a significant fall-off in business for retailers in the third quarter of the year. Concerns are now growing that Christmas...

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