Recent figures from the CSO reveal that, excluding car sales, the value of retail sales was down by almost 12% in the 12 months to July and has fallen by almost 15% from its February 2008 peak. Consequently, several retail chains including O’Brien’s Irish Sandwich Bars, Golden Discs and Zaavi have either gone bust or been forced to seek protection from their creditors, and many more are likely to follow

Recent figures from the CSO reveal that, excluding car sales, the value of retail sales was down by almost 12% in the 12 months to July and has fallen by almost 15% from its February 2008 peak. Consequently, several retail chains including O’Brien’s Irish Sandwich Bars, Golden Discs and Zaavi have either gone bust or been forced to seek protection from their creditors, and many more are likely to follow
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