What the average Irish household will spend on Christmas shopping this year, regional food hubs to boost employment and Belfast shops re-open after August’s devastating fire – we take a look at this week’s biggest retail news stories.
AVERAGE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SPEND TO RISE 3%
Retail Ireland says Irish households will spend an average of €2,700 on Christmas shopping this year.
NEW IGBF PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED
Tesco Ireland CEO Kari Daniels has been named new President of the Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund.
€30 MILLION ALLOCATED TO REGIONAL FOOD HUBS
The Regional Enterprise Development Fund will allow for the creation of hundreds of jobs in specially zoned regional food zones.
IRISH WHISKEY ASSOCIATION WANTS JAPANESE TRADE AGREEMENT
The IWA has called on the EU Parliament to ratify a proposed free trade agreement with Japan.
BELFAST RETAILERS RE-OPEN AFTER FIRE
Three Belfast stores reopened this week, four months after the devastating fire which destroyed the landmark Banks Buildings.