The number of people shopping in main streets and retail parks across the North declined 1.2%, while shopping centres suffered a large dip of 4.4%  in consumer figures. Photograph: Getty Images

Shoppers in the North tightened their purse strings again during January, making it the eight month in a row that fewer people went out to spend cash (...)

A store in Newry offers equal value to euros for its goods priced in sterling.  Photograph: AP Photos/Shawn Pogatchnik

Consumers in the North are holding on to their cash and appear less willing to spend it as rising inflation, cost of living pressures and Brexit worri(...)

The Victoria Shopping Center Belfast. Photograph: David Sleator

Retailers in the North are continuing to enjoy a steady influx of “astute shoppers” from the Republic, latest industry research suggests. However, thi(...)

Victoria Square Shopping Centre in  Belfast. Shopper footfall in the North fell in July by 2.3%  on main shopping streets and by 1%  in shopping centres

A lack of serious sunshine, overhanging Brexit clouds and persistent high inflation which has hit people’s spending power have made it a miserable sum(...)

One out of every seven retail premises in Northern Ireland is currently empty, according to new statistics which also show there was a further slump i(...)

 People in the North are believed to be less confident about their economic future, which is impacting on their spending power. Photograph: PA Wire

Shopper numbers in the North fell to “rock bottom” of the UK league table last month, posting the fastest decline in footfall on high streets. Even (...)

The retail sector is also facing immediate challenges that ‘are not being addressed’

More people in the North went shopping in the run up to the general election than anywhere else in the UK according to latest retail figures which sho(...)

Although shopper footfall in Northern Ireland grew overall by 0.1 per cent during April, the number of people visiting high streets fell. Pictured: Derry.

There were more empty shops in Northern Ireland last month than in anywhere else in the UK as shoppers chose to visit shopping centres for their Easte(...)

Belfast city centre: The Northern Ireland Retail Consortium (NIRC) Springboard Footfall and Vacancies Monitor records the third consecutive month of decline in shopper numbers in the North

Political and economic instability is impacting on consumer confidence in Northern Ireland. The latest retail statistics show another slump in the num(...)

 Businesses in areas such as Newry worry about how the UK’s post-Brexit plan will affect  their day-to-day operations.

Businesses in the North are “deeply worried” about the future for cross-Border trade and the rights of Irish citizens to work in Northern Ireland des(...)

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