Retail NI welcomes new Covid-19 support schemes

Online shopping has overtaken traditional retailers in Ireland, according to Paypal

Chief executive Glyn Roberts says independent retailers "should be at the forefront of driving online sales"



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8 September 2020 | 0

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Northern Ireland’s Economy Minister Diane Dodds has today announced two new support schemes to help businesses bounce back from the impact of Covid-19, the details of which are set to be revealed in a live press conference.

Welcoming the two new Covid-19 support schemes, designed to assist high growth SMEs and help retailers to grow online sales, Retail NI chief executive Glyn Roberts encouraged businesses to apply.

“Both schemes are welcome, and we would encourage applicable businesses to apply,” Roberts said.

“There is no doubt that Covid-19 has hugely accelerated the demand for online sales and it is now essential that every retailer needs to be able to sell or market their products online.”

“Independent retailers, given their diversity and choice of products, should be at the forefront of driving online sales and also shaping new and reimagined high streets as we begin the long recovery process,” Roberts added.


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