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...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month, €19.99 Monthly thereafter

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Tom Maguire: Tax changes we make now could help business for years

More Business Tom Maguire 11 months ago

The Daily Briefing

The Daily Briefing