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Spar and Make-A-Wish’s “Head of Magic” Keith Barry have come together this Christmas to urge the public to give the most precious gift of all by helping grant the wishes of sick children all over Ireland during the festive season
Lockdowns caused an explosion in delivery and click-and-collect options, now retailers face challenge of finding a model that caters for everyone, including their bottom line
Lidl Ireland opened a brand-new store on Talbot Street, Dublin on Thursday, 16 December, in a move which the retailer said will create 30 new jobs and provide an investment of €3 million to the local area.
Online retailers and couriers are experiencing a late avalanche of last-minute gift deliveries in the UK, says ParcelHero, as visits to the High Street collapse by 25%
Analysis by KBC Ireland's Austin Hughes shows biggest monthly drop since January has seen Irish consumer sentiment end 2021 on sour note
Six European supermarket chains, including two owned by Dutch firm Ahold Delhaize and a Carrefour subsidiary, said on Wednesday they would stop selling some or all beef products from Brazil due to links with destruction of the Amazon rainforest.
Lidl Ireland has been awarded a European Excellence Award 2021 for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Progress Report which was launched this year.
Pepco Group, owner of the PEPCO, Poundland and Dealz discount retailer brands in Europe, reported a 46% jump in its 2020-21 core profit on Tuesday, reflecting new store openings amid the easing of lockdown restrictions.
Aldi Ireland has been awarded the Overall Energy Achievement Award, the top award at the 2021 Business Energy Achievement Awards, in recognition of its approach to using sustainable energy, energy reduction and reducing carbon emissions.
Profits at the Irish arm of DIY chain B&Q doubled to €13.1m in its last financial year as it enjoyed a boom in spending by consumers who splashed out on home and garden improvements during the pandemic.
The surge of the Omicron variant will hit Irish shops this Christmas, but supply chains will likely avoid the major disruption of last year, despite lockdowns in several European countries, experts have said.
Alcohol consumption dropped by 6% worldwide and 6.6% in Ireland last year, according to a new report by Drinks Ireland.
Group previously known as Dixons Carphone cuts full-year guidance as sales decline.
Irish outlets saw sales fall by 3.3% in third quarter but rise slightly over Christmas.
M&S says its Irish performance was ‘driven by clothing and home growth’
Volume of sales in November was 0.6% higher in monthly terms and 16% up on 2020
PMI index from AIB has shed over 11 points since hitting a near-21-year high in July
People’s desire for a more luxurious Christmas meant premium own label sales totalled €604,000 more than in 2020
Lidl Ireland has announced a new multi-million-euro deal with Cork-based seafood company Keohane Seafoods, valued at more than €20 million.
Aldi Ireland has said that in terms of sales, Christmas 2021 was its best ever. Aldi Ireland’s market share was the best performing for the 12 weeks to the 26 December 2021, achieving 11.6% market share and a sales growth of 14.2% over the last two years.
A desire by British shoppers to celebrate Christmas at home spurred Tesco and Marks & Spencer to the top of the festive retail pile, with demand for premium food, wine and champagne helping both to upgrade profit forecasts.
Dunnes Stores has retained the number one spot as Ireland’s largest grocery retailer, securing 23.2% of the market, during the 12 weeks to 26 December 2021.