03 Dec 2021

Local businesses affected by Storm Emma despite spike in sales prior to extreme weather

People are being encouraged to shop locally

John Hurley, Chief Executive of Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce, said the bad weather has posed significant challenges for businesses across the county many of which had to close during the cold snap.

Speaking in the wake of Storm Emma, he said: “Certain businesses like groceries and supermarkets saw a spike in sales as customers increased their spends as they stocked up on food and other essentials in advance of the impending storm.”

However, this was short lived as eventually most shops had to close during the height of the storm for safety reasons.

“Like everywhere else, Kilkenny businesses have been adversely affected by this period of bad weather and we should all be mindful of supporting local shops and businesses now in the aftermath,” he added.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.