Wednesday April 1, 2020

Foul weather hits independent retailers hardest

Major retailers Arnotts and Harvey Norman saw strong sales

3rd January, 2016
Brown Thomas had queues out the door for the sales

Bad weather has hampered post-Christmas business at smaller shops and independent retailers on Irish streets, but the bigger names in retail are reporting good demand.

Retail Excellence Ireland said sales were strong in major retailers such as Arnotts and Harvey Norman, but smaller shops saw a drop in footfall.

“Independents normally start their sales on December 27, but because that was a Sunday this year, it impacted on the footfall in certain areas,” said spokesperson...

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