Retail Ireland Monitor Christmas 2022

While retail sales grew in the first half of the year, cost of living concerns have clouded the consumer outlook over recent months. However, after Covid upsetting the celebrations over the last couple of years, there are signs consumers are determined to ensure the season is properly marked this year. Footfall levels are up significantly on last year and, in many parts of the country, are back to levels last witnessed pre Covid. This special edition of our Retail Monitor includes broadly positive projections of household spending over the coming weeks.