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Should you be worried about your identity being stolen when shopping online?
Nine out of ten Irish people fear that their identity will be stolen online, it has emerged. New research from Mediavest found that 90% of online users have become more worried that their personal data can be used against them.
Revealed: Why airport retailers want to see your boarding pass
Airport retailers in Ireland can make VAT savings based on information obtained from passengers' boarding cards.
Irish retail chain Penneys makes history with first American store
"Amazing fashion, amazing prices" is the slogan for Penneys/Primark as it makes Irish retail history and brings its fast-fashion product to the US.
Best Shops in Ireland: The Shortlist
Almost 3,000 shops have been nominated for awards. Now, we’ve whittled the competition down to a shortlist of 100 and sent our judges out on the road to shop
Pippa O'Connor goes shopping mad for new app
Ireland’s Most Stylish lady Pippa O’Connor has launched a brand new shopping app. Acting as a “digital personal assistant”, Cardtrix helps shoppers to manage and maximise the value they get from the top loyalty programmes they are signed up to, in addition to instantly signing up to new loyalty programmes as they shop, so that they never miss out on reward points again.
Retail Ireland wants cut in top rate of tax
Retail Ireland's urging the Government to cut the top rate of tax to boost consumer spending. It is among the proposals in its pre-Budget submission. It says thousands of extra jobs could be created with the reinstatement of a reduced PRSI rate for employers.
Scandinavian retailer Tiger likened to Ikea with furniture planning to open flagship store in Belfast
Danish retailer Tiger - likened to 'Ikea without the furniture' - is creating seven new jobs as it opens its first flagship store in Northern Ireland. The variety store sells everything from chic Scandinavian-designed kitchen and homeware to candles, arts and crafts and curio items.
Retailers Warned not to Damage Irish Milk Production
Retailers and dairy processors should not use the pressure on international milk prices to undermine year-round milk production in Ireland, the Irish Farmers' Association has said. UK supermarkets have been meeting with farmers’ representatives to address the pressure on dairy producers as the price paid to them falls below the cost of production.
Poor summer leaves Northern Ireland traders feeling under the weather
High street stores in Northern Ireland have suffered their worst summer for years, retail experts have said. The unseasonal weather and lingering low consumer confidence is being blamed - although a late-summer recovery could be under way, with some traders reporting improved business over the past few weeks.
Farm protests target Lidl distribution depot in NI
Protests over poor prices across farming sectors have continued in Northern Ireland, with a supermarket distribution depot blocked off last night. Around 60 protesters gathered at Lidl Northern Ireland’s distribution centre at Nutt’s Corner, Co Antrim, on Tuesday night, managing to block delivery lorries from entering or leaving the site with tractors and 4X4s.
Aldi and Morrisons vow to raise milk price paid to UK farmers
German retailer Aldi and British chain Morrisons have agreed to increase the price they pay to British suppliers for milk, bowing to pressure from dairy farmers.
Aldi, the discount supermarket, said it would pay a minimum of 28p per litre for liquid milk from Monday, following talks with farmers and unions, while Morrisons will pay 26p per litre