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Research Shows Potential Growth For Online Alcohol Sales
Just over 1 in 8 (13%) Irish adults who drink alcohol claim they would be likely to purchase alcohol online through an app or website within the next six months. The potential for growth in this market is found in that almost 1 in 10 (9%) of those who have not yet purchased alcohol online claim...
Irish consumer spending unaffected by Brexit
Irish consumer spending has thus far been free from the effects Brexit as spending in the second quarter of the year increased by 5pc, new research has show. According to the Consumer Market Monitor household debt is now at its lowest since 2006 and coming down by around 2.4pc per... year.
Boost for Northern Ireland retail as high streets see modest rise in footfall
Northern Ireland's retailers enjoyed a welcome increase in shopper numbers in July following a slump a month earlier. Last month saw footfall numbers grow by a modest 0.5% in Northern Ireland. That outpaced the UK average of 0.3%.
Latest figures show decline in Irish retail spending
There's been a slow down in Irish retail spending in the wake of the Brexit vote, according to the latest figures from Retail Ireland.
Warning from retailers over extra business costs
The main group that represents retailers in Ireland is calling on the Government to cut taxes and increase public spending in the next budget. Retail Ireland says consumer unease caused by the sharp decline in the value of sterling since the Brexit vote is putting pressure on the retail sector.
Retail momentum eases as Brexit unnerves shoppers
Retail Ireland calls for tax cuts in Budget 2017 to support the economy. The momentum enjoyed by the retail sector earlier this year has eased as the prospect of Brexit unnerves shoppers and the fall in sterling intensifies pressure on online and cross-border retailers, according to a new report.
Best Shops 2016: The shortlist is revealed
Thousands of nominations have been considered and we’ve whittled the competition down to a shortlist of 100 and sent our judges out on the road to shop
Online retailers see summer sales surge
Online sales are up by almost a fifth on this time last year as a stronger-than-expected 2016 continues for internet retailers, figures show. However, heavy discounting throughout July could have contributed to the figures, with the average basket value falling from £80.52 in June...
Lidl Ireland To Hire 600 People Over The Next Two Years
Lidl has announced that it will hire 600 new team members in Ireland over the next two years. As stated on Lidl Ireland's Facebook page, the company is recruiting in several areas across the business, including the role of junior buyer in its purchasing department.
Centra enters the world of coffee capsules
As convenience stores explore new ways of evolving and becoming more than simply stops for simple quick shops, Centra has introduced a new range of coffee pods for use at home. Centra Coffee Capsules are priced at €1.99 and have been developed in conjunction with some...
Discount retailer Dealz to open in former Epicurean Food Hall
The Epicurean Food Hall on Dublin’s Liffey Street, which closed earlier this year, is to reopen as a branch of discount retailer Dealz. Dublin City Council has in recent days granted planning permission for the former food hall, which occupies a large site of 868sq m, with entrances on...
H&M expects sales upturn
Budget fashion firm Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) generated a slightly bigger rise than expected in sales last month, offering some support to company guidance that results in the second half of the year were likely to be stronger than in the first.
Swedish fashion giant to open first store in Ireland
It was on, it was off and now it's very much back on again as the Swedish fashion giant & Other Stories prepares to open in Dublin's Grafton Street this Autumn.
Toy shop giant The Entertainer plans 'at least five' Northern Ireland outlets
The UK's largest toy retailer wants to open at least five stores in Northern Ireland as part of plans to grow the business outside Britain. And the expansion of The Entertainer - which today officially opens its first Irish outlet at CastleCourt in Belfast - will create upwards of 50 permanent jobs in...
Northern Ireland's last BHS stores to stay open extra week to shift stock
Northern Ireland's two remaining BHS stores are staying open for at least a week longer than expected as administrators try and shift stock at the failed retailer, it has emerged. The stores at Castle Place in Belfast city centre and at Holywood Exchange in east Belfast have been given...
The Entertainer planning to open five more stores in Northern Ireland
Speaking at The Entertainer’s new store in Belfast, the firm revealed its plans to open more stores as part of the company’s plans to grow the business.