Christmas Shopping At M&S Is About To Get More Expensive For Irish Shoppers
Say it aint so...
Marks and Spencer is a must-visit on most Christmas shopping hitlists, but if you're planning on grabbing your Chrimbo groceries there, you're going to pay a little bit extra this year.
The Irish Times reports that the multinational retailer is hiking up prices on the likes of turkeys, mince pies and trifles in their Irish stores.
Irish customers will pay up to 39% more than their UK counterparts - a pretty significant increase.
A spokeswoman for the Marks and Spencer suggested that the reason behind the price difference is due to the higher cost of doing business in Ireland.
Speaking to the publication, she said, “We work hard to ensure we offer our customers in Ireland great quality products that are competitively priced.
“Like any business, we have to take into consideration a number of factors specific to the Irish market when setting our prices, such as higher employment, rental and operational costs.”
Do you spend a lot on your Christmas food shopping?