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#Retail Excellence Ireland

# retail-excellence-ireland - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

Vast majority of Irish retailers struggling with rent arrears, according to new survey
# Landlords
# Landlords

Vast majority of Irish retailers struggling with rent arrears, according to new survey

Aug 24th 2021, 11:04 AM 10,336 Views 13 Comments

In 20% of cases, retailers said they had no engagement from their landlord on the issue of arrears.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Sunday 9 May, 2021

Retailer's organisation says industry can't afford another lockdown
# Reopening
# Reopening

Retailer's organisation says industry can't afford another lockdown

May 9th 2021, 11:14 AM 18,896 Views 31 Comments

Retail Excellence says the sector will need major financial support from the government in the months ahead.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Empty shelves in M&S not sign of post-Brexit food supply problems, industry body says
# Brexit
# Brexit

Empty shelves in M&S not sign of post-Brexit food supply problems, industry body says

Jan 6th 2021, 8:23 PM 74,161 Views 60 Comments

Photos of empty shelves in M&S stores have caused a stir in recent days.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Tony Holohan says he doesn't anticipate recommending retailers to reopen early despite their pleas
# Downturn
# Downturn

Tony Holohan says he doesn't anticipate recommending retailers to reopen early despite their pleas

Updated Nov 5th 2020, 7:05 PM 97,117 Views 104 Comments

Retail Excellence argued that the lockdown had been catastrophic for the sector.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Friday 30 October, 2020

Explainer: What exactly are the rules for essential and non-essential retailers and how can they be enforced?
# Essential Or Non-essential
# Essential Or Non-essential

Explainer: What exactly are the rules for essential and non-essential retailers and how can they be enforced?

Oct 30th 2020, 11:00 AM 82,453 Views 122 Comments

What penalties are in place for businesses that break the rules?

# retail-excellence-ireland - Friday 23 October, 2020

Larger retailers 'abusing' Level 5 by remaining open for non-essential sales, retail group claims
# Level 5
# Level 5

Larger retailers 'abusing' Level 5 by remaining open for non-essential sales, retail group claims

Oct 23rd 2020, 3:26 PM 151,580 Views 173 Comments

Retail Excellence Ireland has said it is writing to the Tánaiste over its concerns.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Monday 19 October, 2020

'It's going to be a disaster for us': Retailers call for clarity and support ahead of tightening of Covid restrictions
# Retail Sector
# Retail Sector

'It's going to be a disaster for us': Retailers call for clarity and support ahead of tightening of Covid restrictions

Oct 19th 2020, 1:50 PM 20,160 Views 40 Comments

Business owners aren’t holding out hope for all retailers to be deemed essential.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Anxiety remains for small business owners despite government recovery plans
# ISME
# ISME

Anxiety remains for small business owners despite government recovery plans

May 9th 2020, 6:30 AM 15,688 Views 24 Comments

Some €2 billion has been promised to SMEs through credit guarantee scheme.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Saturday 7 September, 2019

'Outlook is bleak': Irish retail group to meet UK MPs amid no-deal Brexit fears
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

'Outlook is bleak': Irish retail group to meet UK MPs amid no-deal Brexit fears

Sep 7th 2019, 4:00 PM 17,579 Views 15 Comments

Retail Excellence Ireland has also asked the government for the secondment of a Revenue worker to assist their Brexit planning.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

It's official: Black Friday is destroying the December sales
# Dealz Dealz Dealz
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# Dealz Dealz Dealz

It's official: Black Friday is destroying the December sales

Jan 26th 2016, 6:01 AM 20,325 Views 22 Comments

The popular US sales frenzy shows a mixed bag of results for retailers in Ireland.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

The post-Christmas sales are a 'mixed bag' for Irish retailers
# High Street
# High Street

The post-Christmas sales are a 'mixed bag' for Irish retailers

Dec 29th 2015, 6:10 AM 18,562 Views 22 Comments

Footfall is down, but spending is up.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

The teachers' strike day was the busiest pre-Christmas shopping day this year
# Splurge
# Splurge

The teachers' strike day was the busiest pre-Christmas shopping day this year

Dec 24th 2014, 12:39 PM 15,494 Views 50 Comments

Overall though, sales have been disappointing in December 2014.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Do strong coffee sales mean the economy is getting better?
# Perking Up
# Perking Up

Do strong coffee sales mean the economy is getting better?

Jul 22nd 2014, 10:18 AM 8,600 Views 26 Comments

Retail Excellence Ireland says that hot beverage sales are an indicator of a stronger employment market.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Friday 29 November, 2013

Multinational companies seriously concerned over possible power outages
# ESB
# ESB

Multinational companies seriously concerned over possible power outages

Nov 29th 2013, 3:32 PM 9,802 Views 151 Comments

Retail Excellence said stores will be forced to close for the duration of the strike and many may not reopen.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Thursday 28 November, 2013

ESB employees and management in talks to resolve pensions row
# Strike
# Strike

ESB employees and management in talks to resolve pensions row

Nov 28th 2013, 7:44 AM 4,474 Views 34 Comments

There are hopes that industrial action which is due to begin on 16 December can be avoided.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Monday 25 November, 2013

Retail firms to switch energy providers if ESB strike goes ahead
# ESB
# ESB

Retail firms to switch energy providers if ESB strike goes ahead

Nov 25th 2013, 5:40 PM 12,016 Views 69 Comments

Retail Excellence Ireland urged the government to intervene to prevent the ESB from “holding the country to ransom”.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Monday 4 November, 2013

Revenue boss to face TDs questions amid criticism of Property Tax deadline
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Revenue boss to face TDs questions amid criticism of Property Tax deadline

Nov 4th 2013, 9:20 AM 6,519 Views 73 Comments

Josephine Feehily is expected to appear before the Oireachtas Finance Committee. It comes as retailers warn that the Revenue’s approach could have a serious effect on trade in the run-up to Christmas.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Call for below-cost selling of milk and bread to be banned
# Loss Leaders
# Loss Leaders

Call for below-cost selling of milk and bread to be banned

Oct 23rd 2013, 1:46 PM 16,516 Views 91 Comments

An Oireachtas Committee has also called for a code of conduct in the groceries sector that would be enforced by a supermarket ombudsman.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Thursday 26 September, 2013

'We're examining the options': Noonan says no decision on raising 9% VAT rate
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

'We're examining the options': Noonan says no decision on raising 9% VAT rate

Sep 26th 2013, 11:54 AM 4,754 Views 48 Comments

The Finance Minister had previously said that in order to maintain the special rate for the tourism and hospitality industry he would need to find €360 million elsewhere.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Decision to introduce postcodes in September 2014 welcomed
# Post Codes
# Post Codes

Decision to introduce postcodes in September 2014 welcomed

Jul 3rd 2013, 7:17 PM 12,040 Views 92 Comments

Ireland is one of the few countries in the world that does not have a postcode system.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Good news: Over 600 jobs saved as B&Q exits examinership
# Saved
# Saved

Good news: Over 600 jobs saved as B&Q exits examinership

May 7th 2013, 1:15 PM 6,735 Views 34 Comments

Around 640 jobs have been saved as the home improvement retailer’s eight stores across the country remain open but one store has closed with nearly 50 jobs lost.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Retail Excellence Ireland dismiss Consumer Association report on grocery prices
# Groceries
# Groceries

Retail Excellence Ireland dismiss Consumer Association report on grocery prices

Feb 13th 2013, 1:18 PM 10,366 Views 22 Comments

The CAI said the REI “can attempt to dismiss the findings all they like” but they’ve been tracking the price of the same branded products since 2000.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Less than 10% of retail employers will increase pay in 2013
# Retail Pay
# Retail Pay

Less than 10% of retail employers will increase pay in 2013

Jan 31st 2013, 6:30 AM 2,340 Views 7 Comments

The survey also found that more than 17 per cent will reduce allowances such as bonuses and overtime rates in 2013.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Monday 28 January, 2013

Retail sales fell slightly in December - CSO
# Retail
# Retail

Retail sales fell slightly in December - CSO

Jan 28th 2013, 11:35 AM 2,969 Views 8 Comments

The volume of retail sales fell by 0.1 per cent in December but figures show an increase when motor trades are excluded.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Friday 25 January, 2013

Retail sales up in last three months of 2012
# Retail
# Retail

Retail sales up in last three months of 2012

Jan 25th 2013, 12:12 PM 4,317 Views 56 Comments

Hot beverages and home and giftware sectors saw noticeable increases while furniture and flooring suffered losses.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Christmas shoppers and sales up on 2011 says Retail Excellence Ireland
# Retail
# Retail

Christmas shoppers and sales up on 2011 says Retail Excellence Ireland

Dec 26th 2012, 2:57 PM 8,225 Views 31 Comments

Good news for retailers from the evidence so far on St Stephen’s Day says the retail representative body.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Budget 2013: Here's what the experts had to say about it
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Budget 2013: Here's what the experts had to say about it

Dec 6th 2012, 6:45 AM 7,474 Views 21 Comments

From property tax to child benefit cuts to the motor industry, we asked the experts what they thought about Budget 2013. Here’s what they had to say.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Saturday 10 November, 2012

Budget 2013: As speculation mounts, retailers say their business is suffering
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Budget 2013: As speculation mounts, retailers say their business is suffering

Nov 10th 2012, 7:45 AM 5,910 Views 27 Comments

Consumer confidence has plummeted as we worry about the forthcoming budget and retailers say they’re feeling the pinch but will the government do anything to stop the leaks and speculation?

# retail-excellence-ireland - Friday 26 October, 2012

Retail sales up for the third month in a row
# Shopping
# Shopping

Retail sales up for the third month in a row

Oct 26th 2012, 2:29 PM 4,303 Views 17 Comments

The amount and value of Irish retail sales have risen by 0.9 per cent in September compared with August 2012.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Sunday 14 October, 2012

It's official... Westport is the best town in Ireland
# Best In Show
# Best In Show

It's official... Westport is the best town in Ireland

Oct 14th 2012, 3:14 PM 16,760 Views 38 Comments

Says who? Retail Excellence Ireland, that’s who.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Friday 10 August, 2012

Retail organisation urges against negative budget speculation
# Spending
# Spending

Retail organisation urges against negative budget speculation

Aug 10th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,065 Views 21 Comments

While consumer confidence is on the increase, Retail Excellence Ireland warns that spending continues to fall.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Centra shops criticised for ‘disgraceful’ Children’s Allowance Day beer offers
# Centra
# Centra

Centra shops criticised for ‘disgraceful’ Children’s Allowance Day beer offers

Jul 3rd 2012, 12:25 PM 25,168 Views 102 Comments

A leaflet being distributed by two Centra shops in north Dublin are promoting offers on crates of beer for those in receipt of Children’s Allowance. The retailer has been heavily criticised today.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Could Ireland ever become a totally cash-free country?
# Money Matters
# Money Matters

Could Ireland ever become a totally cash-free country?

Jun 17th 2012, 8:15 AM 9,095 Views 53 Comments

Irish people take out more money from ATMs than anyone else in Europe. So could we ever move to an electronic-only system?

# retail-excellence-ireland - Monday 28 May, 2012

Going down: Retail sales fall in April
# Retail
# Retail

Going down: Retail sales fall in April

May 28th 2012, 1:53 PM 1,770 Views 6 Comments

Sales had been on the up for two months running but the latest figures from the CSO paint a bleaker picture. The weather, VAT, and the government have been blamed.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Friday 27 April, 2012

Retail sales on the up for second month running
# Retail
# Retail

Retail sales on the up for second month running

Apr 27th 2012, 2:13 PM 1,999 Views 13 Comments

CSO figures show that the volume of retail sales grew by 0.2 per cent last month, with the value of sales up by 0.6pc.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Retail sales dip in January compared to last year
# Retail
# Retail

Retail sales dip in January compared to last year

Feb 28th 2012, 11:48 AM 1,085 Views 11 Comments

The value of retail sales was down by 3.7 per cent compared to December, but by 0.3 per cent compared to January 2011.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Retail sales still dropping, industry figures show
# Shops
# Shops

Retail sales still dropping, industry figures show

Jan 25th 2012, 7:00 AM 1,271 Views 10 Comments

Many stores face going out of business in 2012, according to the chief executive of Retail Excellence Ireland.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Saturday 24 December, 2011

Government expects VAT hike to hit sales by 1.8 per cent
# Retail
# Retail

Government expects VAT hike to hit sales by 1.8 per cent

Dec 24th 2011, 8:45 AM 1,925 Views 14 Comments

Estimates for tax income in 2012 indicate that the government doesn’t expect the VAT hike to have a major impact on shoppers.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Friday 23 December, 2011

Companies ‘rushing redundancies’ to exploit Budget layoff changes – REI
# Redundancies
# Redundancies

Companies ‘rushing redundancies’ to exploit Budget layoff changes – REI

Dec 23rd 2011, 4:44 PM 4,535 Views 22 Comments

Retail Excellence Ireland says companies have brought forward planned redundancies before the government cuts redundancy rates.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Saturday 17 December, 2011

Poll: Have you done your Christmas shopping?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you done your Christmas shopping?

Dec 17th 2011, 4:06 PM 5,198 Views 24 Comments

Retail Excellence Ireland is so worried about the lack of spending that some of its members might hold pre-Christmas sales. Have you been holding off doing your Christmas shopping?

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