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Confusion over whether hardware stores are permitted to be open during the lockdown has been clarified by the managing director of one of the largest hardware and builders supplies companies in the country.
Property: Waterstown, Glasson, Athlone
Agri Aware, the independent Irish agri-food educational body, is asking shoppers to think local and support Irish farmers and food producers when purchasing food for the festive season.
Property: Crannaghmore, Summerhill, Athlone
Irish shoppers are set to spend an estimated €1.59 billion on Christmas this year, according to new research by ecommerce partner Webloyalty.
Retail Excellence Ireland has launched Small Business Saturday in Ireland. This is a campaign which profiles small business and encourages consumers to shop locally and support jobs and enterprises in their respective communities. It is a social media and marketing campaign that provides local businesses with the collateral that they need to inform consumers on the power of their local spend.
New car sales in Mayo have seen a big jump over the first two months of the year compared to 2013. There were 712 registrations of new cars in Mayo over the two months, up from 566 over the same time last year. There was a similar increase in the number of new light commercial vehicles registered in Mayo, with 109 registered over the first two months of the year compared to 87 in 2013. The number of new heavy commercial vehicles being registered remained pretty much the same so far this year compared to last year, with 11 over the first two months of the year compared to 12 in 2013.
Mayo Fine Gael TD John O'Mahony has urged people to shop locally this Christmas to protect jobs and stimulate local economies. The second term Dáil Deputy said this week, “There’s no question that these are challenging times for local traders, despite their resilience and innovation. That is why I’m appealing to people, now more than ever, to shop locally this Christmas. By doing so, it will help to create and maintain jobs in towns and villages across Mayo. The important message must get out there at this time of year that local businesses are the largest employers in Ireland; they are the backbone of our economy so all of us should support them as much as possible. It’s also important to note that by spending your money locally, businesses will be more likely to utilise other local services and suppliers. So the money you spend is re-invested in other local businesses, helping them to grow and develop.”
Galway-based waste collection provider, The City Bin Co, has this month been ranked by a global satisfaction benchmark as one of the top companies in the world in terms of customer satisfaction.
Retail Ireland, the group that represents the Irish retail sector, this week published the results of a survey of member companies and called for measures to improve consumer confidence and domestic demand in the forthcoming Budget.