Early Easter boosts first quarter retail sales

March was the most productive month for the sector since June 2007, a new report shows

26th April, 2016
An early Easter boosted the retail sector in the first quarter

"March ... was the second most productive month since June 2007, the primary reason being that Easter fell in March as opposed to April ... last year and this had a particularly positive impact on grocery for the month," David Fitzsimons, chief executive of Retail Excellence Ireland (REI) said.

However, the review warned that trading in April was likely to lag behind the same month last year due to the Easter effect, especially if a new government is...

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