Retail boost with Black Friday sales showing a healthy hike in Belfast
Victoria Square sees number of shoppers increase by 19%
The Black Friday weekend saw shopper numbers surging by almost 20% at one of Belfast's leading shopping centres.
Retailers across Northern Ireland offered customers a host of reductions - some up to 70%.
And some shops here reported up to a 30% boost in sales.
Michelle Greeves, centre manager at Victoria Square, told the Belfast Telegraph footfall was up significantly on last year.
"Black Friday weekend was a fabulous start to the Christmas shopping period as footfall in Victoria Square over the three days was 19% higher than in 2015," she said.
"Many of the retailers offered great deals and bargains meaning