Ennis-Based Lobby Group Warns Last Minute Shoppers Could Be Empty Handed This Xmas

An Ennis-based retail lobby group is warning that last-minute shoppers could be left empty handed this Christmas.

Retail representatives are warning that certain categories, such as men’s fashion, could experience stock shortages of some brands during the upcoming Christmas shopping season due to the impact of coronavirus on supply chains.

Independent retailers may have difficulty this Christmas sourcing stock from some major international fashion brands whose production was hit earlier in the year by Covid-related factory closures in Asia and Europe.


Chief Executive of Retail Excellence Ireland, Duncan Graham says retailers are fighting back but, he says there’s a lot of caution in the market place.