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#Retail Excellence Ireland

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

From Business ETC It's official: Black Friday is destroying the December sales Dealz Dealz Dealz

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

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

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

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?

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

Multinational companies seriously concerned over possible power outages

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

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

Retail firms to switch energy providers if ESB strike goes ahead

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

Retail sales up for the third month in a row

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

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

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

Retail organisation urges against negative budget speculation

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you done your Christmas shopping?

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?

Sales might start next week... BEFORE Christmas Shopping This post contains images

Sales might start next week... BEFORE Christmas

Christmas shopping predictions… and 11 shopping habits we’ve picked up this year.

The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you should know by 9am…

# retail-excellence-ireland - Friday 26 August, 2011

Retailers step up Grafton Street banner war on high rents

A group of retailers have replaced the famous ‘High Rents Are Killing Our Jobs’ banner with another message.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Slideshow: As retail sales fall, what are we buying? Retail This post contains images

Slideshow: As retail sales fall, what are we buying?

June was the 40th consecutive month which saw a drop in retail sales.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Monday 27 June, 2011

Column: We can save thousands of jobs without cutting wages. Here's how

Reducing pay rates won’t help tackle unemployment – but there is another way, argues think-tank director Nat O’Connor.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Ladies' fashion is worst-performing retail sector of 2011 so far

Figures from Retail Excellence Ireland show that like-for-like sales are down 3 per cent on last year, yet remain “robust”.

# retail-excellence-ireland - Friday 30 July, 2010

THE RESULTS of the latest Consumer Confidence Monitor show that 22% of people surveyed this month believe the country will be better off.

The figure compares favourably to March when only 9% of people felt positive and November when the figure was just 8%.

Positivity has also reached people’s personal finances with over half of people saying they expected their income this year to be higher or the same as last years income. The survey also highlighted

11% of people expected their income to be higher in the coming year.

46% expected their pay to remain the same.

A small increase in the numbers who expected to buy more goods and services

58% of people feel the economy will be better off in the year ahead.

The survey of over 1,000 people by Behaviour and Attitudes shows that people in Dublin remain the most optimistic.

However the latest review from Retail Excellence Ireland says sales have declined by over 5% in June, up from 4.94 in May and 2.02 in April.