It’s Black Friday and the entire country is shopping – we take a look at this week’s biggest retail news stories.
BLACK FRIDAY & CYBER MONDAY HERE TO STAY
Ireland saw the world’s biggest percentage uplift in Black Friday shopping last year, and this year looks set for more of the same.
CROSS-BORDER SHOPPING HITS FIVE-YEAR HIGH
Irish shoppers have spent almost €65 million in the North in the past 12 months.
THREE-YEAR INCREASE IN CONSUMER SPENDING FORECAST
Irish consumer spending is to increase by 3% by the end of 2018, with the trend set to continue in 2019 & 2020.
LIDL ACCUSES RIVALS OF USING PLANNING PROCESS TO BLOCK GROWTH
Lidl Ireland expressed extreme frustration with its rivals, accusing them of using the planning process for commercial reasons.
NEW PLASTIC FOOD WASTE ALLIANCE FORMED
As consumers become more environmentally aware, nine of Ireland’s largest food & agri businesses have come together to improve sustainability in their plastic packaging supply-chain.