Northern Irish retailers are preparing to welcome an influx of customers next month after the launch of the Independents' Day campaign, which will encourage shoppers to use their town centres.

Northern Irish retailers are preparing to welcome an influx of customers next month after the launch of the Independents' Day campaign, which will encourage shoppers to use their town centres.

The 2018 Independent’s Day campaign was kicked off last week by trade association Retail NI, and will see retailers offering a number of in-store discounts leading up to the day on 4 July. 

“We know the huge contribution retailers make, not just to town centres but the supply chain and economy as a whole,” said Retail NI chief executive Glyn Roberts.

Retailer Eugene Diamond, from Diamonds in Ballymena, says does his best to advertise offers. “We are supportive of the campaign, and hope others will be too,” he said.