Philip Konopik

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The research suggests that two thirds of Irish people have noticed local businesses adapting services to offer online shopping as well as investing in safety measures. Photograph: iStock

The vast majority of Irish consumers want to shop locally this Christmas to support businesses in their community and more than half say they will do (...)

Visa’s study also found that 53 per cent of Irish people plan to continue buying goods through the internet as the virus persists.

Most consumers intend to continue shopping on-line while Covid-19 lurks in the background, according to one credit card company. Debit and credit car(...)

Most sectors showed an increase in expenditure with hotels, restaurants and bars spend jumping 4.9 per cent

Consumer spending was unchanged last month having risen slightly at the end of 2019, new figures show. Visa’s Irish Consumer Spending Index shows hou(...)

Photograph: iStock

Household spending fell 1.4 per cent in May, the second time in 2019 that a reduction has been recorded a new survey has found. Visa’s Irish Consume(...)

Spending in bricks-and-mortar retail outlets fell 5.3 per cent over the last 12 months. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Consumer spending was flat in January, with buyers seemingly continuing to retreat from traditional retail in favour of online shopping. Visa’s Iris(...)

 Patrick Coveney,  chief executive of Greencore: the company will discuss its intention to return £509 million (€580 million) to investors on Tuesday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Monday Results: Whirlpool, Caterpillar. Indicators: Irish retail sales (Dec), overseas travel (Dec); Euro zone loan growth and money supply (Dec);(...)

Face-to-face shopping fell 3.9 per cent in December. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Irish consumer spending fell in December for the first time in almost two years reflecting weakness in retail, according to a survey by Visa. The Ir(...)

Increased earnings and subdued price inflation are continuing to drive Irish consumer spending, according to credit card giant Visa. The group’s lat(...)

Consumer spending as a whole in the Republic rose by 3.8 per cent year on year and for a 14th consecutive month, Visa’s index for April showed. Photograph: Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Online consumer spending or ecommerce is rising at 10 times the rate of traditional face-to-face spending, according to the Visa’s latest Irish consum(...)

Research released last month by the European Commission showed that the strongest growth in the number of online shoppers across the EU last year was in Ireland

Hotels, restaurants and bars have posted the fastest increase in consumer spending, seeing growth of 9.1 per cent year-on-year. Speaking to The Iris(...)

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