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#retail and services

# retail-and-services - Friday 7 December, 2018

From Business ETC ‘Dawson Street was a fifth of our sales. When we closed we thought it would be a disaster’ Insights And Opinions

‘Dawson Street was a fifth of our sales. When we closed we thought it would be a disaster’

From 3am starts to make juices to opening restaurants, Jack Kirwan talks about setting up his business.

Eir has accused ComReg of breaking EU laws in its clampdown on costly helplines

The watchdog is rolling out new rules relating to ‘non-geographic numbers’.

Applegreen built a fuel station exactly where it said a rival's plan would cause traffic chaos

The firm appealed a rival’s south Dublin plans last year and then opened up its own outlet on the site.

# retail-and-services - Thursday 6 December, 2018

From Business ETC After announcing a global jobs cull, Yelp shrunk its Dublin HQ to nearly nothing Retail And Services

After announcing a global jobs cull, Yelp shrunk its Dublin HQ to nearly nothing

New documents show dozens of jobs have been axed from the review website’s Irish office.

# retail-and-services - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

From Business ETC Applegreen built a fuel station exactly where it said a rival's plan would cause traffic chaos Retail And Services

Applegreen built a fuel station exactly where it said a rival's plan would cause traffic chaos

The firm appealed a rival’s south Dublin plans last year and then opened up its own outlet on the site.

From Business ETC Eir has accused ComReg of breaking EU laws in its clampdown on costly helplines Retail And Services

Eir has accused ComReg of breaking EU laws in its clampdown on costly helplines

The watchdog is rolling out new rules relating to ‘non-geographic numbers’.

# retail-and-services - Monday 3 December, 2018

From Business ETC How Dental Care Ireland is plotting to become the country's biggest dentistry chain Retail And Services

How Dental Care Ireland is plotting to become the country's biggest dentistry chain

The three-year-old company has already taken over 16 practices – with more deals in the pipeline.

# retail-and-services - Thursday 29 November, 2018

'Starting from scratch in your 30s and 40s isn't easy on any couple. It was such a dark period'

Gina Cassidy from Purcell & Woodcock says the key to working with your partner is not bringing it home.

From Business ETC Pest Pulse wants to bring much-needed tech to the 'unglamorous' world of pest control Startups And Tech

Pest Pulse wants to bring much-needed tech to the 'unglamorous' world of pest control

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the one-year old tech company.

# retail-and-services - Saturday 24 November, 2018

From Business ETC How chatbots can sooth stressed-out, angry customers during the busy shopping season Insights And Opinion

How chatbots can sooth stressed-out, angry customers during the busy shopping season

Retailers can build engagement during the Christmas period without increasing their workload.

# retail-and-services - Friday 23 November, 2018

From Business ETC 'Starting from scratch in your 30s and 40s isn't easy on any couple. It was such a dark period' Retail And Services

'Starting from scratch in your 30s and 40s isn't easy on any couple. It was such a dark period'

Gina Cassidy from Purcell & Woodcock says the key to working with your partner is not bringing it home.

# retail-and-services - Thursday 22 November, 2018

From Business ETC The Irish Fairy Door Company has bagged a million-euro investment to start its line of merch Retail And Services

The Irish Fairy Door Company has bagged a million-euro investment to start its line of merch

The Dublin outfit has just signed a deal with Canadian media giant DHX for a new online video series.

'My father gave the best advice - be comfortable with failure, otherwise you'll never take risks'

Golden Discs’ Stephen Fitzgerald talks about the ups and downs of music retail and the ‘tragic’ rental crisis.

Baristas and burritos: How Circle K is prepping for fuel's decline

The forecourt retailer says more than 50% of transactions are now non-fuel purchases.

From Business ETC A Mothercare Ireland boss liked retail tech startup ServiceDock so much he backed it Startups And Tech

A Mothercare Ireland boss liked retail tech startup ServiceDock so much he backed it

The Dublin company builds tools for collecting and monitoring customer feedback data.

# retail-and-services - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

From Business ETC Flyefit's bumper profits highlight the very lucrative business of budget gyms Retail And Services

Flyefit's bumper profits highlight the very lucrative business of budget gyms

The low-cost chain has rapidly expanded and will soon open its first branch in Cork.

From Business ETC 'My father gave the best advice - be comfortable with failure, otherwise you'll never take risks' Retail And Services

'My father gave the best advice - be comfortable with failure, otherwise you'll never take risks'

Golden Discs’ Stephen Fitzgerald talks about the ups and downs of music retail and the ‘tragic’ rental crisis.

# retail-and-services - Monday 19 November, 2018

From Business ETC Poll: Do you think the government is wrong to favour fibre for the National Broadband Plan? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the government is wrong to favour fibre for the National Broadband Plan?

Some suggest wireless services would be a better option for rural internet users.

# retail-and-services - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Zara's owner is shuttering an Irish operation used to handle over €1 billion in global online sales

The move comes as Inditex plans a huge expansion of its digital retail presence.

Inside Dublin Airport's 'secret third terminal' - the one where selfies are banned

DAA is targeting deep-pocketed executives and honeymooners with its ‘platinum services’ facility.

From Business ETC Baristas and burritos: How Circle K is prepping for fuel's decline Food And Drink

Baristas and burritos: How Circle K is prepping for fuel's decline

The forecourt retailer says more than 50% of transactions are now non-fuel purchases.

# retail-and-services - Sunday 11 November, 2018

From Business ETC Inside Dublin Airport's 'secret third terminal' - the one where selfies are banned Retail And Services

Inside Dublin Airport's 'secret third terminal' - the one where selfies are banned

DAA is targeting deep-pocketed executives and honeymooners with its ‘platinum services’ facility.

# retail-and-services - Saturday 10 November, 2018

From Business ETC Zara's owner is shuttering an Irish operation used to handle over €1 billion in global online sales Retail And Services

Zara's owner is shuttering an Irish operation used to handle over €1 billion in global online sales

The move comes as Inditex plans a huge expansion of its digital retail presence.

# retail-and-services - Thursday 8 November, 2018

From Business ETC 'My twins came nine weeks early - I was checking emails on my phone by an incubator' Startups And Tech

'My twins came nine weeks early - I was checking emails on my phone by an incubator'

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Wedding Dates.

'Selling my dad's practice was tough. It had put food on the table and clothes on our back'

Told there was no job for him in the family practice, vet Charles Cosgrave decided to reinvent his father’s firm.

Pat Phelan says his new cosmetic clinic chain could be a 'half-billion-dollar business'

The Cork entrepreneur is planning five new Sisu branches across Ireland and the UK.

Ikea has gone cold on opening another Irish store - because it's focused online instead

The Swedish flat-pack furniture giant had been looking at opening in south Dublin or Cork.

Penneys' owner will keep shunning online shopping so it can drive social media 'mania'

Associated British Foods is planning to introduce more partnerships with so-called ‘influencers’.

From Business ETC Ikea has gone cold on opening another Irish store - because it's focused online instead Retail And Services

Ikea has gone cold on opening another Irish store - because it's focused online instead

The Swedish flat-pack furniture giant had been looking at opening in south Dublin or Cork.

# retail-and-services - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

From Business ETC Pat Phelan says his new cosmetic clinic chain could be a 'half-billion-dollar business' Retail And Services

Pat Phelan says his new cosmetic clinic chain could be a 'half-billion-dollar business'

The Cork entrepreneur is planning five new Sisu branches across Ireland and the UK.

# retail-and-services - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

From Business ETC Penneys' owner will keep shunning online shopping so it can drive social media 'mania' Retail And Services

Penneys' owner will keep shunning online shopping so it can drive social media 'mania'

Associated British Foods is planning to introduce more partnerships with so-called ‘influencers’.

# retail-and-services - Saturday 3 November, 2018

Four Star Pizza is eyeing a move into Britain as it hits saturation point in Ireland

The pizza chain’s director says it is already “at capacity” in many areas of the local market.

# retail-and-services - Friday 2 November, 2018

From Business ETC 'Selling my dad's practice was tough. It had put food on the table and clothes on our back' Insights And Opinion

'Selling my dad's practice was tough. It had put food on the table and clothes on our back'

Told there was no job for him in the family practice, vet Charles Cosgrave decided to reinvent his father’s firm.

# retail-and-services - Thursday 1 November, 2018

‘Anybody in their right mind would have been concerned - we were learning on the job’

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Codd Mushrooms.

After opting for fewer but bigger stores, Life Style Sports has managed to stay in the black

The company restructured its retail portfolio in 2017 and made a €4.1m profit.

Four Star Pizza is eyeing a move into Britain as it hits saturation point in Ireland

The pizza chain’s director says it is already ‘at capacity’ in many areas of the local market.

From Business ETC Four Star Pizza is eyeing a move into Britain as it hits saturation point in Ireland Food And Drink

Four Star Pizza is eyeing a move into Britain as it hits saturation point in Ireland

The pizza chain’s director says it is already ‘at capacity’ in many areas of the local market.

# retail-and-services - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

From Business ETC 'Nothing's more challenging than dealing with tragedy - this job goes beyond dispensing drugs' Retail And Services

'Nothing's more challenging than dealing with tragedy - this job goes beyond dispensing drugs'

McGreals Pharmacy’s Kilian McGreal also talks about drawing the line under new business ideas.

From Business ETC The fashion juggernaut behind Zara, Bershka and Pull&Bear had a bumper year in Ireland Retail And Services

The fashion juggernaut behind Zara, Bershka and Pull&Bear had a bumper year in Ireland

Local companies owned by Spain-based Inditex collectively delivered sales of over €135 million.

# retail-and-services - Monday 29 October, 2018

From Business ETC After opting for fewer but bigger stores, Life Style Sports has managed to stay in the black Retail And Services

After opting for fewer but bigger stores, Life Style Sports has managed to stay in the black

The company restructured its retail portfolio in 2017 and made a €4.1m profit.