The local multiplier effect means that every €100 spent in the local economy is actually worth €500. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There was no sign of much change in consumer behaviour as folk lined up in their hundreds to buy cheap clothes from Penneys when its flagship shop on (...)

We have said this before and we will say it again, something is only ever worth buying in the sales if you actually need it and will get real use out of it

This year’s winter sales period has been shortened by two weeks as a result of Government intervention aimed at helping small and medium businesses th(...)