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Brexit breather puts spring in retailers' step

Retail Ireland said the value of sales grew by 4.7 per cent in the first three months of 2019 compared with a year earlier, helped by this year’s milder weather

15th May, 2019
Summer challenge ahead for retailers? Pic: RollingNews.ie

The IBEC group said the value of sales grew by 4.7 per cent in the first three months of 2019 compared with a year earlier. Sales were helped by this year’s milder weather, but the body also said a recent respite from Brexit uncertainty, after Britain was given an extension until late October, had lifted consumer sentiment in the current quarter.

“It is clear that retail sales patterns in the second half of 2018 were...

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