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#Retail

# retail - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Why the couple behind Tiger Ireland are selling up and moving to the USA

The Danish company wants Gillian Maxwell and her husband to repeat their Irish feat.

# retail - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Ikea is 'exploring the option' of opening a south Dublin store

But the flat-pack giant hasn’t committed to a new Irish location just yet.

# retail - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Return of 'breakfast roll economics' predicted by retail expert

JP Kennedy is the new chair of Retail Excellence Ireland, and has 20 years’ experience in the sector under his belt.

# retail - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'With garda stations and post offices closing, the local shop is the last bastion of communities'

The new chair of Retail Excellence Ireland predicts the return of ‘breakfast roll economics’ this year.

Sales and profits are booming at the company behind Costa Coffee in Ireland

Turnover at MBCC Foods spiked by over €9 million during 2016.

# retail - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Dealz: 'Our clothes brand is more than strong enough to compete with Penneys'

The discount retail store’s UK parent is bringing fashion chain Pep&Co to 30 stores in Ireland.

# retail - Thursday 11 January, 2018

The Irish-owned BB's café chain has hatched a plan to open dozens of outlets

BB’s Coffee & Muffins used to be owned by billionaire Denis O’Brien.

# retail - Friday 5 January, 2018

Aldi staff will now earn the €11.70 an hour living wage

It is the first supermarket to commit to paying the living wage.

# retail - Thursday 28 December, 2017

From Business ETC Upmarket grocer Donnybrook Fair is back in profit after opening its new Malahide store Food And Drink

Upmarket grocer Donnybrook Fair is back in profit after opening its new Malahide store

The high-end supermarket’s six stores turned over more than €27 million last year.

# retail - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Irish cream liqueurs are finally recovering from a ‘lost decade’ of sales

Analysis by the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland has highlighted the category’s turnaround.

From Business ETC Irish cream liqueurs are finally recovering from a ‘lost decade’ of sales Food And Drink

Irish cream liqueurs are finally recovering from a ‘lost decade’ of sales

Analysis by the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland has highlighted the category’s turnaround.

# retail - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

'Sales are like a drug for retailers': How Stephen's Day shopping took hold in Ireland

Until about a decade ago, the 26th was a day of rest for retail staff.

Irish retailers on course to record best Christmas season since 2007

Despite the positive growth, cross-border shopping has been a big worry for Irish outlets this year.

From Business ETC 'Sales are like a drug for retailers': How Stephen's Day shopping took hold in Ireland Retail

'Sales are like a drug for retailers': How Stephen's Day shopping took hold in Ireland

Until about a decade ago, the 26th was a day of rest for retail staff.

# retail - Monday 25 December, 2017

'I sold my home to start Lottie dolls - that was the biggest risk I've ever taken'

Arklu’s Ian Harkin also talks about why he chose Donegal over London.

# retail - Saturday 23 December, 2017

From Business ETC 'We had kids and a mortgage, so when sales slowed my wife was pulling her hair out' Retail

'We had kids and a mortgage, so when sales slowed my wife was pulling her hair out'

As part of our ‘Christmas in Stephen’s Green’ video series, we look at the Green Gallery.

# retail - Friday 22 December, 2017

From Business ETC 'You work seven days a week until 8pm. The kids miss me, but you have to do it' Retail

'You work seven days a week until 8pm. The kids miss me, but you have to do it'

As part of our ‘Christmas in Stephen’s Green’ video series, we look at House of Japan.

# retail - Thursday 21 December, 2017

From Business ETC 'When your shop is quiet it's tough not seeing anyone come in. Christmas kept us going.' Retail

'When your shop is quiet it's tough not seeing anyone come in. Christmas kept us going.'

As part of our ‘Christmas in Stephen’s Green’ video series, we look at the Donegal Shop.

From Business ETC One of Mayo's biggest success stories has racked up a multimillion-euro profit Manufacturing

One of Mayo's biggest success stories has racked up a multimillion-euro profit

Portwest is led by Harry Hughes, who was recently named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year.

# retail - Monday 18 December, 2017

From Business ETC 'I sold my home to start Lottie dolls - that was the biggest risk I've ever taken' Startups

'I sold my home to start Lottie dolls - that was the biggest risk I've ever taken'

Arklu’s Ian Harkin also talks about why he chose Donegal over London.

From Business ETC Irish shoppers are flocking back to Tesco in the run-up to Christmas Retail

Irish shoppers are flocking back to Tesco in the run-up to Christmas

But Dunnes Stores remains the most popular supermarket in the country.

# retail - Saturday 16 December, 2017

One business is fighting plans to turn a famous Donnybrook grocer into 'yet another café'

A local fishmonger says the south Dublin area has hit peak coffee shop.

From Business ETC 'My cancer gave me a life check': Bobby Kerr on why he left Insomnia Coffee Food And Drink

'My cancer gave me a life check': Bobby Kerr on why he left Insomnia Coffee

It was hard for the businessman to step away from the company he spent 20 years building.

# retail - Friday 15 December, 2017

From Business ETC 'I shed a few tears that first weekend. We thought it'd be quiet but the restaurant was rammed' Insights

'I shed a few tears that first weekend. We thought it'd be quiet but the restaurant was rammed'

Natalie McCambridge talks about coming home to run the her family’s business in the heart of Galway.

From Business ETC INM's print distribution wing has bought a well-known school supplies firm Media And Arts

INM's print distribution wing has bought a well-known school supplies firm

Newspread’s acquisition of Supreme Stationery was cleared by the competition watchdog.

# retail - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Why this Dublin woman left Melbourne to start a flower business with her in-laws

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Flowers Made Easy.

One business is fighting plans to turn a famous Donnybrook grocer into 'yet another café'

A local fishmonger says the south Dublin area has hit peak coffee shop.

From Business ETC Vacant shops could be converted into housing without planning permission under new rules Building And Property

Vacant shops could be converted into housing without planning permission under new rules

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy claims the move will ‘breathe life into inner-core urban areas’.

The most common jobs in Ireland are in sales, retail and farming

Over two million people were working at the time of the Census last year.

'It's a bittersweet day for me': Bobby Kerr is leaving his Insomnia coffee business

Over the last 20 years he has built the company into one of Ireland’s biggest coffee chains.

From Business ETC 'It's a bittersweet day for me': Bobby Kerr is leaving his Insomnia coffee business Food And Drink

'It's a bittersweet day for me': Bobby Kerr is leaving his Insomnia coffee business

Over the last 20 years he has built the company into one of Ireland’s biggest coffee chains.

# retail - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

From Business ETC Why this Dublin woman left Melbourne to start a flower business with her in-laws Agribusiness

Why this Dublin woman left Melbourne to start a flower business with her in-laws

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Flowers Made Easy.

# retail - Sunday 10 December, 2017

From Business ETC One business is fighting plans to turn a famous Donnybrook grocer into 'yet another café' Food And Drink

One business is fighting plans to turn a famous Donnybrook grocer into 'yet another café'

A local fishmonger says the south Dublin area has hit peak coffee shop.

# retail - Friday 8 December, 2017

Flat-pack king Ikea sold more than €160m worth of furniture in lreland this year

Turnover at the local wing of the Scandinavian giant grew by 10%.

From Business ETC Flat-pack king Ikea sold more than €160m worth of furniture in lreland this year Retail

Flat-pack king Ikea sold more than €160m worth of furniture in lreland this year

Turnover at the local wing of the Scandinavian giant grew by 10%.

# retail - Thursday 7 December, 2017

A Superquinn scion and consumer giant Unilever are backing this grocery delivery startup

Buymie wants to raise nearly €400,000 through a crowdfunding campaign.

Supervalu's owner is buying a fine foods supplier from the maker of Cuisine de France

The Musgrave group has agreed to acquire La Rousse Foods for an undisclosed sum.

From Business ETC Inglot Ireland plunged into the red last year after opening new stores Retail

Inglot Ireland plunged into the red last year after opening new stores

The Westmeath-based franchise of the cosmetics brand recently opened a unit in the UK.

# retail - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

From Business ETC Supervalu's owner is buying a fine foods supplier from the maker of Cuisine de France Food And Drink

Supervalu's owner is buying a fine foods supplier from the maker of Cuisine de France

The Musgrave group has agreed to acquire La Rousse Foods for an undisclosed sum.

# retail - Saturday 2 December, 2017

From Business ETC How conflict in Ukraine and frost in Germany affect Irish Christmas tree growers Agribusiness

How conflict in Ukraine and frost in Germany affect Irish Christmas tree growers

The last few weeks in November are peak season for growers as their annual harvest begins.