Retail group predicts €350m weekend spending blitz

Saturday 14 December 2013 23.34
Retail group predicting festive sales up marginally on last year
Retail group predicting festive sales up marginally on last year

A retail group is predicting festive shoppers will spend €350m this weekend and says that sales are up on last year.

Retail Excellence Ireland also says that households will spend an average of €900 this year on Christmas purchases.

The group says sales are up "marginally" on last year - which it says is good news for the industry. 

Today and tomorrow are usually one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year.