Retailers see busiest St Stephen's Day sales in six years

Friday 27 December 2013 12.16
Shoppers queue outside Brown Thomas in Dublin for the start of the winter sale (pic: Photocall/Laura Hutton)
Shoppers queue outside Brown Thomas in Dublin for the start of the winter sale (pic: Photocall/Laura Hutton)

Retail Excellence Ireland has said yesterday’s St Stephen’s Day sales were the busiest in six years.

Large numbers of shoppers came out in force, despite the worsening weather, with sales reported to be up by about 20%.

Chief Executive of Retail Excellence Ireland David Fitzsimons said "The day could not have gone any better with both footfall and spending significantly up on last year.” 

Today is an even more important day when all retailers start their sales and local towns open back up for business.