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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Retailers

All time
'It's a hammer blow': Retailers say they are in 'shock' at decision to shut non-essential shops
The move has been described as a “hammer blow” to retailers.
# reopening
Retailers call on government to move forward re-opening of sector to Monday
Cabinet is meeting today to discuss the Level 5 exit plan.
# Covid-19
'We have to get the doors open before Christmas': Retailers and pubs call for clarity on re-opening
The Vintners Federation of Ireland said outdoor-only service is “useless” for many pubs.
# Leo Varadkar
Tánaiste says it is 'unfair' for non-essential shops to stay open by selling PPE
The Tánaiste said it was “totally unfair” for retailers staying open in this way and that gardaí would be enforcing legislation.
# Coronavirus
Level 5: These are the essential retail outlets and services allowed open under the new restrictions
New restrictions are to come into force across the country – so what does this mean for retail?
# booze curtain
'It's the 11th hour': Retailers concerned as deadline looms to separate out alcohol products in shops
A 12 November deadline has been set for retailers to adhere to the separation requirements from the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill.
# Retailers
Simon Harris says 'there's no need to camp outside Penneys' as major retailers outline re-opening plans
Under the government’s accelerated roadmap, retailers are permitted to re-open from Monday.
# Shopping
High street stores to get green light to reopen from next Monday
Shopping centres will not be permitted to reopen in Phase 2.
# Kantar Worldpanel
Dunnes Stores retains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars
That’s according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel supermarket shares.
# falcon labs
Warning that dietary supplement 'not fit for human consumption' due to presence of illegal steroids
The FSAI has told people not to purchase or consume Falcon Labs products.
# Smoking
Over 300 retailers targeted in sting operations to see if they're selling cigarettes to under 18s
The HSE figures relate to the first three quarters of last year.
# Retail Ireland
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.
# Data Protection
Retailers used customers' email addresses taken for issuing receipts to send marketing material
The Data Protection Commissioner has issued guidelines for shops using people’s email addresses for marketing purposes.
# Sales
Penneys and discount supermarkets are making other retailers decrease their prices
Intense competition is forcing retailers to pass on cost savings, according to Savills’ latest retail report.
# Under Pressure
Retailers say the rates they have to pay are way too high and it's damaging business
Retail Ireland has called for urgent reform of the rates system.
# fuel thieves
No plans to introduce PSNI petrol 'drive-off' pilot scheme in Republic
PSNI is leaving it up to petrol station owners in two areas to pursue non-paying drivers – but there are fears it would make it “easier” for criminals.
# High Street
The post-Christmas sales are a 'mixed bag' for Irish retailers
Footfall is down, but spending is up.
# Consumer rights
Aunt Mary has bought you another horrible Christmas jumper. So, can you return it?
It’s the time of year when people need to know their consumer rights – here’s the lowdown.
Retailers fear Dublin traffic restrictions will force shoppers to out-of-town centres
The Irish Parking Association said the restrictions could result in a 24% fall off in shopping and entertainment revenue.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?
Dare we ask?
# spend spend spend
Retailers are going to have their best Christmas since 2009 thanks to you
Irish households are expected to spend an extra €650 to €750 in shops this month compared to other months this year.
# Do you ever feel...?
22c for a plastic bag? California has gone a step further and banned them altogether
No more, ‘Paper or Plastic?’
# stubbed out
Retailers might stop selling cigarettes if tobacco licence fee goes up
That’s according to the National Federation of Retail Newsagents.
# they got beef
Beef farmers launch "blitz" at Tesco in Naas
They’re protesting new age limits on their products in British supermarkets.
# beef prices
Irish farmers' anger at 'decimation' of income
A meeting in Navan organised by the Irish Farmers Association saw tempers flare over beef pricing.
# Social Welfare
Life on the dole - a dark and humorous diary
Tobias Kirkner arrived back to Ireland and thought it would be easy to ‘get on the dole’… he was wrong.
Opinion: Irish farmers must stand up for change – or else sleep with one eye open
The reality is that this globalisation of our food and agricultural system is failing consumers, the environment and our farmers.
# More Money
Mandate union secures €20m in pay increases for 40,000 members
By winning pay increases, Mandate says members have more money to spend in the local economy.
# Supermarkets
Tesco's market share fell over Christmas while discount retailers saw a boost
Supervalu attracted 40,000 more households over the festive period, helping it to push its market share above 20 per cent.
# St Stephen's Day
PICS: Queues for Brown Thomas go all the way around the corner in Dublin and Cork
It’s like something out of the Celtic Tiger…
# Examinership
Four A|wear stores remain open following examiner appointment
Following the fashion chain entering receivership, stores in Blanchardstown, Dundrum, Grafton Street and Sligo are still trading.
# Consumers
Own-brand products 'allow retailers to bully their suppliers'
An Oireachtas committee has expressed “serious concerns” about the increasing use of own-brand products by supermarkets and retailers.
# Loss leaders
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.
# Good News
It's back! HMV to reopen four stores in two weeks
The Limerick, Henry Street, Dundrum and Liffey Valley outlets are due to reopen on either the 5 or 6 September.
# Groceries
The price of groceries is still rising - but slightly slower than before
Data from Kantar Worldpanel also shows Lidl and Aldi continuing to increase their share of Ireland’s grocery market.
# Waiting Times
Contactless payments to cut the time you spend in a queue
With 6,000 of the terminals now in Ireland, the 11.2 minutes that people spend queuing on a daily basis looks set to drop.
# Smuggling
Retailers fuming over illegal cigarette trade
Up to 100 retailers are to meet tomorrow evening on the issues of cigarette smuggling and illegal cigarette selling in Dublin.
# Consumers
Consumers shopping more often to hunt for bargains
Retailers say customers are buying less branded products and are shopping around more.
# Shortages
Late shoppers may be penalised as stores run low on toys and tablets
This is not a drill. Furbys are heading towards extinction and iPad Minis are all sold out.
# Retail
Irish people change to 'little and often' shopping trips
Supermarket share analysts say the notion of the ‘big shop’ not as popular as before – while supermarket market grows slightly here for second month in row.