The great North run for Christmas

As one retailer across the Border reports a 460 per cent increase in revenue, lower prices and a depressed sterling value in the North continue to lure shoppers from the South

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
11th December, 2016
The flood of shoppers over the border is continuing apace this festive season

‘Don’t judge me!”

It was early November and Tony Harris, from Donabate in north Co Dublin, was standing at a till in a Sainsbury’s in Newry – with a shopping trolley piled high with bottles of wine and other alcoholic drinks.

He was joking with his fellow shoppers about buying such a large volume of booze in a single shopping trip.

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