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Early Easter helps to give Irish retail sector a boost
Strong grocery sales helped boost the retail sector in the first three months of the year, but experts have attributed the bounce to the early Easter rather than a sustained recovery.
REI: Grocery Sector Leads Growth Of Retail Industry In Q1 2016
A strong performance from the Grocery sector in Q1 2016 has resulted in a positive performance for the retail industry overall, as it posted a 4.9% increase in sales year on year, according to the latest REI Irish Retail Industry Sales Review in conjunction with Grant Thornton.
The right moves: "Pop up" stores on the rise
Older agents will have learned to dread the November enquiry seeking to rent a vacant premises on your books over Christmas.
Scan and go: the future way to pay is almost upon us
Contactless payment has taken on a whole new meaning with potential for a lot more than a swipe card.
Irish consumers are embracing healthier breakfast options
A new Bord Bia report suggests that our national love of the greasy fry is on the wane, as the trend towards healthy options consolidates.
Brexit The Focus At Ibec CEO Conference
The annual Ibec CEO Conference took place at the RDS last Thursday, with this year's theme being 'Bold Ambition'. However, the topic on everyone's lips was the impending referendum in the UK on the subject of leaving the European Union.
Over 70% of long-serving Tesco staff accept redundancy offer
Seven hundred of Tesco’s longest-serving workers have accepted an offer of voluntary redundancy amid a dispute at the retailer over reductions in these workers’ terms and conditions.
Letterkenny Tesco raises €1.5k for children's hospital in 7 hours
Letterkenny Tesco raised €1,500 in just 7 hours last Friday 15th in support of Temple Street's Great Irish Bake. From 11am to 6pm, employees and customers baked, bought and ate an abundance of creations to help raise much needed funds for the children's hospital.
JC’s Supermarket Confident Despite Staff Lay-Offs
Independent Swords retailer JC’s Supermarket recently laid off 20 long-term employees with the closure of its butcher counter, however the family-owned company’s managing director Michael Savage is confident that the business can turn around.
Ralph Lauren opens Dublin e-commerce centre
Global fashion giant Ralph Lauren has opened a new e-commerce hub in the heart of Dublin’s docklands area. The company’s new Dublin office located in the Bloodstone Building on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay will initially host two teams with the creation of between eight and 10 jobs.
Top Shop Ireland back in black with €366k profit
The firm behind the Top Man/Top Shop retail brand in Ireland returned to profit, last year, with a pre-tax surplus of £289,000 (€366,490). Accounts filed by the Lady Tina Green-owned Top Shop/Top Man (Ireland) Ltd show revenues rose 2% to £23.42m in the 12 months to the...
Retailer BHS collapses into administration putting 11,000 jobs at risk
High street British retailer BHS has collapsed into administration, putting 11,000 jobs at risk and threatening the closure of up to 164 stores.
Mothercare's Irish arm in PoS refresh
Mothercare Ireland has invested in new point of sale technology, as the retailer continues to find ways to improve the customer experience in the wake of its recent restructure.
Oliver Bonas opens first Irish store in Belfast
Luxury homeware and fashion retailer Oliver Bonas has confirmed it is to open in Belfast next month. The outlet on Lisburn Road will be the group's first in Ireland.
Toy retailer The Entertainer sets up shop in Northern Ireland
Britain's largest independent toy retailer is to open its first outlet in Northern Ireland later this year. The Entertainer already operates more than 100 stores across Britain but this will be its first shop anywhere in Ireland.
Musgrave Defends Use Of JobBridge Scheme
Following a report by the Sunday Business Post at the weekend that raised questions about the Department of Social Protection’s JobBridge scheme, Musgrave Group has defended its use of the internship service.