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Zalando to launch in Ireland and the Czech Republic
Zalando, the fast-growing online European fashion retailer, is to expand into Ireland and the Czech Republic this summer, the first new markets targeted by the Berlin-based company in five years.
Return of duty free sales between Ireland and the UK valued at €60 million
The return of duty free sales between Ireland and the UK would be worth nearly €60 million in direct or indirect sales according to a new study.
Retail Ireland hopes to boost sector as employment option
While the retail sector has undergone incredible transformation in recent decades it is still one heavily dependent on human skills and abilities for interaction.
Visa outage ‘caused significant disruption for Irish business’
Firm's payment system is back at "full capacity" after IT failure lef to chaos across Europe
Tesco returns to the top spot in Ireland
Tesco is the biggest supermarket in Ireland by market share for the first time since 2015.
The British retailer has 22.3pc of the market spend, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel, with SuperValu second on 22pc and Dunnes third on 21.8pc.
House of Frasier rejects collapse reports
The retailer said last month it would launch a company voluntary arrangement (CVA), which allows firms to close loss-making shops and reduce rents.
House of Fraser has 59 stores in the UK and Ireland, more than 6,000 employees and 11,500 concession staff.
It has not said how many stores are earmarked for closure under its CVA or which stores are likely to be closed.
Urgent recall issued by Lidl Ireland after popular cheese product incorrectly labelled
Popular cheese triangles have been pulled off Irish Lidl shelves over safety fears.
Irish food chiefs say the Milbona Cheese Triangles XXL have undeclared ingredients.
Harvey Norman Ireland A “Mess” Losses Mount
Irish media along with key analysts, have panned Harvey Normans latest results in Ireland after the Australian retailer reported an $11.6M loss.
Dunnes Stores considers buying Donnybrook Fair chain
Dunnes stores is in advanced discussions with the owners of the Donnybrook Fair chain of upmarket supermarkets about a potential acquisition.
Ireland’s best value retailer launches new campaign and will help consumers save money
Aldi Ireland has launched its latest advertising campaign which aims to help Irish consumers save on their annual grocery shopping bill. The new campaign features real households and families from around the country and the savings they made by swapping to Aldi.
Next to open flagship store on Dublin’s Henry Street
The UK fashion retail chain Next is to open a new Dublin flagship store on Henry Street in the run-up to Christmas, according to the owners of the building, Fitzwilliam Real Estate Capital (FitzREC). The fit-out of the new premises at 7-9 Henry Street is due to start in autumn.
Copeland Spirits gin hits Aldi shelves
Saintfield-based Copeland Spirits has become the first Northern Ireland gin brand to be listed with German retailer, Aldi.
Independents' Day 2018 will shine spotlight on small retail
ON Wednesday Retail NI will launch its signature campaign, Independents' Day, which showcases the very best of local independent retailers.
Retail sales on rise thanks to better weather
Retailers saw sales bounce back during May's better weather - with the strongest growth seen in more than four years as shoppers flocked to garden centres, soaked up the sun in pub beer gardens and splashed out on summer wardrobes.
ASDA NI FIRST RETAILER AWARDED ‘CORE’ IN NORTHERN IRELAND
Asda NI was awarded the pretigious Gold Level CORE accreditation at Business in the Community's Responsible Business Awards in Northern Ireland at Belfast Waterfront Hall on Thursday 24 May.
Asda sales edge up 0.5% as its merger with Sainsbury's awaits approval
Asda sacrificed its profits for a tentative turnaround in sales last year as it struggled to hold on to its market share ahead of a mega-merger with Sainsbury's.
Disney - Despite floundering elsewhere, 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' tops Irish box office for second week
The space opera spinoff has managed to retain the top spot at the Irish box office for a second week and only suffered a 36% drop, compared to a grim 65% drop in the US market. All told so far, 'Solo' has made just over €750 thousand in Ireland - but that's still a long way off 'Deadpool 2' and its three-week take of €1.9 million.
Britvic Club Zero Super Split back in shops around the country – but they won’t be around for long
The iconic fizzy drink is now available in stores and costs €1.29 for the 500ml bottle. Marketing Manager of Club Orange, Niamh McArdle said: “Here in Ireland we’re no strangers to a summer heatwave lasting no more than three days… if we’re lucky!
Industry veteran warns of possible Irish whiskey drought
John Teeling says growing popularity of Irish whiskey may lead to lack of spirits produced.
Whiskey magnate John Teeling has warned that there may be a scarcity of the Irish spirit within the next few years due to surging global demand.