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Irish retailers fear online festive sales threat
Almost three-quarters of Irish retailers believe the biggest challenge facing them is the increasing dominance online sellers such as Amazon. But retailers here expect to generate just 25pc of their Christmas sales from online channels, according to a report from Barclays Bank Ireland.
Business podcast: Does Black Friday add up for Irish retailers?
On the latest Inside Business podcast, deputy chief executive of Retail Excellence Ireland, Lorraine Higgins and Irish Times Consumer Affairs Correspondent Conor Pope go head-to-head on the issue.
Almost six in ten adults use chewing gum as a breath freshener
Almost 6 in 10 (58%) adults claim to use chewing gum as a breath freshener, while almost half (45%) claim to use mints, with just over a quarter (27%) claiming to use both chewing gum and mints.
Waste from online shopping rising by 28% per year
The quantity of waste generated from packaging used by online retailers to send goods to customers in Ireland is rising by more than a quarter every year. A new report from Repak has found more than 7,000 tonnes of waste a year is being generated by online shopping.
Savvy shoppers urged to use their Eircode this Cyber Monday
Shoppers have been urged to used their Eircode when they're shopping for bargains on Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday falls today, Monday, November 27, and it is the online equivalent of Black Friday.
Supervalu & SEAI give over €333,800 to charities to improve energy efficiency
SuperValu through SEAI Better Energy Communities Scheme has given over €338,000 to charity, nationally and locally, in addition to locking in energy savings of €17,000 per year.
Donegal SuperValu stores are taking part in the annual Christmas Charity Food Appeal
SuperValu is calling on the nation to do something ‘Super’ this Christmas to spark the festive spirit in local communities across the country. With the festive season getting underway, SuperValu is launching their annual nationwide Christmas Charity Food Appeal.
Historic Cork SuperValu reopens after major revamp
The grand opening has taken place of the new-look SuperValu store in Castletownbere, Co. Cork, which has been in the same family of retailers for more than 180 years.
Tesco saves 300t of ‘perfectly good’ onions from going to waste
A new product range dubbed ‘Perfectly Imperfect’ established by Tesco Ireland has saved almost 300t of “perfectly good” onions from being composted or going to waste.
Tesco Ireland launches annual Christmas Appeal
Tesco Ireland today launches its annual Christmas Appeal, calling on shoppers to support families in need in their local community by donating a product in Tesco stores nationwide on Friday and Saturday, 1-2 December.
Dealz takes on Penneys with low-cost clothing range
Discount retailer Dealz is to take on Penneys by putting value clothing and fashion into its Irish stores. The chain, which is part of the same franchise as Poundland in the United Kingdom, plans to put Pep&Co clothing outlets into its larger stores here.
Leitrim shoppers have chance to win their Christmas shopping for just €1
Lidl Ireland is offering customers in Leitrim a chance to win their entire Christmas shopping with Lidl s Christmas Trolley Dash. Winners will be challenged Supermarket Sweep style to dash around their local Lidl store and grab as much of their Christmas shopping as possible in just 2 minutes!
Zara Ireland turnover rockets as company eyes new opportunities
Turnover at the company behind the Zara clothing brand in Ireland rocketed almost 16 per cent last year, recently filed accounts show. The accounts for Za Clothing Ireland Limited show that the local arm of the Spanish owned retail giant recorded turnover of €80.2 million last year, up from €69.2 million in 2015.
Massimo Dutti profits up 12-fold in Ireland
Pre-tax profits at the Irish arm of fashion retailer, Massimo Dutti last year increased 12 fold to €174,000, new figures show. Massimo Dutti Ireland operates two stores here - one at the Dundrum Shopping Centre and the second at 65/66 Grafton Street.
This much-loved Australian store is coming to the Ilac centre next week
If you love all things stationery related, you're going to love the news that Australian stationery store Smiggle, is going to be opening up another store right in the heart of the city centre. The kiddie chain opened it's first store earlier this year in Dundrum, and following its success has found another…
Dublin's Grafton Street ranks 11th in Europe for retail footfall - but doesn't make luxury list
Dublin's Grafton Street is ranked 11th of the top 30 European shopping streets in terms of mass-market footfall. However, Dublin fails to make it into the top 20 European luxury high streets.
12 jobs created as Greggs opens latest shop in Larne
Food-on-the-go retailer Greggs has opened its 13th company-managed shop in Northern Ireland, creating 12 jobs in the process. The new shop, located on Main Street in Larne will offer the full range of Greggs' products.
How a Dutch retail chain inspired NI Farm Quality Assurance
Trade tariffs, red tape and traceability concerns could make quality assurance programmes all the more important post-Brexit. But trade and subsidies aren’t the only things the EU has brought to farmers in the North.