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Retail is an 'Exciting, Dynamic and Rewarding Career' says Retail Ireland Boss
Retail Ireland is planning to promote working in retail as an 'exciting, dynamic and rewarding career' according to its 2020 strategy. Speaking with Fora.ie, its new chairman Willie O’Byrne said, "so many people associate retail with when they’re working while they’re in college or at the beginning...
Over half of Irish consumers purchase sliced ham every week, research shows
Over 8 in 10 (83%) adults claim to typically purchase sliced ham, with almost 6 in 10 (56%) of these purchasing at least once a week. This research, conducted on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy Research, amongst a nationally representative sample of 1,018 adults aged 18+, sought ...
Research shows Irish consumers expect more from in-store technology
Recent research entitled ‘The Forgotten Shop Floor’ which was conducted by Fujitsu Ireland has found that Irish shoppers expect more from their in-store retail technology experience. It outlined that almost three quarters of the respondents said that they 'trust online retailers to deliver a better ...
New research into Irish consumers and technology
Research undertaken by Fujitsu Ireland has found that Irish shoppers expect more from their in-store retail technology experience with 73% stating that they trust online retailers to deliver a better in-store technology experience then today’s high street retailers.
Irish shoppers exasperated by retail outlets’ in-store tech
Use of in-store technology such as self-checkouts may be increasingly common but many Irish shoppers find it exasperating, according to a new survey that shows high street retailers need to raise their game tech-wise.
Recovery in Irish consumer spending continues as retail sales volumes rise
The recovery in Irish consumer spending is continuing into 2017, with retail sales volumes up by 0.7pc in March, and up 6pc on the year. The figure excludes car sales. Sales volumes for the first three months of the year were up 2.1pc on the final three months of 2016.
Retail sales up 3.2% in March compared with last year
The volume of retail sales increased by 3.2 per cent in March, compared with the same period last year. New figures from the Central Statistics Office also show retail sales decreased by 0.7 per cent compared with February.
Sales up but shops feel pressure from online
A sharp rise in retail sales compared to last year may mask Brexit effects hitting the economy, analysts have warned. New figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) paint a mixed picture for the retail sector. Excluding car sales, figures show retail sales were up by 6pc in March compared...
Tesco looks to retail expansion at Stillorgan Shopping Centre
Tesco is set to expand its existing retail operations at the Stillorgan Shopping Centre in south Dublin, following the agreement of a 25-year lease with owner Kennedy Wilson Europe.
Tarpey's SuperValu to host customer appreciation day
The last 12 months for Tarpey's SuperValu on the Dublin Road, Cavan, have been eventful with the store's quality of produce and excellence in customer service being recognised on the national stage.
Is Topaz set to purchase Tesco Ireland forecourts?
Industry sources suggest plans for a major forecourt acquisition are afoot, with Topaz understood to be gearing up to purchase Tesco Ireland’s petrol forecourt network.
The sister company of TK Maxx is opening two stores in Ireland
Homesense, the sister company of TK Maxx, is opening not one, but two Irish stores. The stores, which will be located in Dublin and Cork, will create 60 jobs. It only sells homeware goods but if you've ever been into the homeware section in TK Maxx then you'll know it's pretty impressive.
Tallaght office/ retail investment on offer for €5.8m
A modern office and retail building producing strong rents in the centre of Tallaght, Co Dublin, goes on sale from Wednesday at €5.8 million-plus. CBRE is handling the sale of 1 and 6 Tuansgate, which includes a modern office building and a retail unit with a combined floor space of almost...
Opening date confirmed for The Range store in Londonderry
The home, leisure and gardens retail giant is set to open its doors at the former B&Q site off Buncrana Road by early summer. The company said they were “thrilled to announce a confirmed opening date” of Friday, June 30 at 9am.
Northern Ireland beer and cider firms land Marks & Spencer contracts
The supermarket has grown its range of craft beer over the last two years and now includes UK breweries such as Meantime Northern Monk. Connaire McGreevy, Mourne Mountain's Brewery founder, said: "We are thrilled to see Mourne Mountains Brewery on the shelves in M&S...
Fuel giant Maxol launches its biggest ever service station in Northern Ireland
Maxol, a fourth generation family business, said the opening of the site at Tannaghmore was a "milestone" for the company. Companies such as Maxol have grown more ambitious after the arrival of Irish forecourt giant Applegreen, which brought bakery chain Greggs among other franchises...