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We're starting to recover but plan is needed, says retail boss

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Aodhan Connolly of the NI Retail Consortium

Aodhan Connolly of the NI Retail Consortium

Aodhan Connolly of the NI Retail Consortium

Retailers are beginning to bounce back as the number of shoppers hitting the high street rose by a quarter in July.

Bargain hunters are turning out across all shopping destinations in Northern Ireland following the savage three month shutdown, although there are still much fewer shoppers than in the days before the Covid-19 pandemic.

And as the retail sector continues its uphill battle for customers over the coming months, shops are being warned to brace themselves for a difficult trading period ahead.