Saturday 17 March 2018

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

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

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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