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Irish food board turns to German food industry in Brexit response
The Irish food board is to increase investment in the German food and beverage market in a series of post-Brexit initiatives as Irish exporters continue to look outside the traditional UK market.
Most annoying things about online shopping revealed
Not being able to try on clothes and the wrong goods being delivered are the most frustrating things about shopping online, according to new research. A study by An Post found that a whopping 48% of adults in Ireland shop online at least once a month.
Most Irish consumers not in favour of alcohol bill
A majority of Irish consumers do not think the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill should be introduced in its current form, according to a new poll from Independent Research Agency, iReach.
Irish Spirits industry showing vibrant growth
A new report shows that the majority of spirits consumed in Ireland (56%) are actually produced in Ireland. The Irish Spirits Association has produced its first report on the spirits industry, which found that the number of licensed spirits producers in Ireland doubled…
Vodka consumption drops year-on-year
Vodka is the most popular and frequently consumed spirit amongst adults living in Ireland. However, almost half (45%) of current vodka drinkers claim they have decreased the number of times they have drunk vodka over the past year, with just 6% claiming to have…
M&S charges Irish shoppers up to 39% more than UK counterparts for Christmas products
Irish customers of Marks & Spencer are set to pay up to 39 per cent more than their UK counterparts for their turkeys, mince pies and trifles this Christmas, as the British retailer is applying a hefty premium on the prices of its festive food range in Ireland.
SuperValu Group hit by bank card attack
The company that owns SuperValu, Centra and Daybreak stores says it's been hit by a cybercrime attack. Musgrave says the malicious software tried to extract debit and credit card numbers and expiry dates of its customers, but says there is no evidence any data…
Hooking up with Dunnes Stores helps butcher Pat Whelan raise the steaks
In 2015, the future appeared mapped out for Pat Whelan, who owned the Clonmel-based craft butchers chain that bears his father’s name, James Whelan. The family business had come safely through the recession, which had incinerated many other small retailers.
Dunnes Stores: the radical transformation of an Irish retail giant
The way Margaret Heffernan has reinvented Dunnes Stores as an upmarket rather than downmarket destination has been shrewd and swift. The arrival next Thursday of Peter O’Brien’s debut collection for Dunnes Stores, the first haute couturier to join…
Discount retailers Poundland and Dealz partner with Aptos to support growth plans
Aptos, a recognised market leader in retail technology solutions, today announced a new partnership with discount retailers Poundland and Dealz. With approaching 850 stores in the UK, Ireland, Spain and France, in September 2016, Poundland became a key part…
Sales at WH Smith travel shops beat high street for first time
Bookseller and stationer WH Smith has revealed that sales from its shops in train stations and airports have overtaken high street stores for the first time as it posted a 7 per cent hike in annual profits. The British retailer, which holds the bookshop franchise for both terminals of Dublin Airport…
Merchants Quay shopping centre set to be redeveloped
Plans to redevelop one of Cork city's oldest shopping centres are expected to accelerate early next year. The Merchants Quay shopping centre is set to undergo a major redevelopment in the coming months, revamping its old-style shopping malls for…
Henderson Retail stores to extend £1 coin deadline
Henderson Retail has confirmed around 80 of their Spar and Eurospar stores will continue accepting old round pound coins after they cease to become legal tender. Retailers were due to stop accepting the old pound coins as legal tender on Sunday.
Oak Furniture Land and Poundstretcher prepare to open new stores in Derry
Derry’s retail offering is set for a major boost over the coming weeks with two new stores opening in the city. Oak Furniture Land will open their first showroom in Derry tomorrow, while Poundstretcher have confirmed their new store in the city is due to open within weeks.