The winners and losers of the pandemic – The Irish Times

With retail, hospitality and beauty and grooming services closed for much of the year, it’s no surprise that businesses in this sector have struggled. However, as with most things in life, if one sector is floundering, another may be booming. Here we take a look at some of the sectors and businesses that have thrived – and those who haven’t – over the past year. The companies featured in this article are only those who have filed accounts for 2020. Given that many won’t have done so yet, the year ahead will also offer further insight into just how the pandemic impacted businesses across Ireland.

Winners: Supermarkets

Every very little (pandemic) certainly helped the supermarket last year. With a staggering £388 million (€454m) in additional sales in Ireland last year – or an extra £1 million every day – Tesco undoubtedly benefited from several stay at home orders over the past

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