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Colm Kelpie: Too early to tell if rebound is here to stay

Published 09/01/2014 | 02:30

RETAILERS have had to work an awful lot harder in recent years to persuade shoppers to loosen the purse strings and spend.

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That will likely continue well into 2014 despite signs of a modest economic recovery in the second half of last year as consumer sentiment began to pick up.

But it's hard to say at this juncture if the earlier-than-usual Budget helped give the boost to retailers the Government, and the industry, were hoping for.

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