Bargain retail chain has eyes on Northern Ireland expansion

Discount retailer B&M will open two new stores in Northern Ireland in the coming months as part of its UK expansion plans. The retailer is set to take over a former JJB Store at Drumkeen Retail Park in south Belfast as well as a opening a new unit in Ballynahinch. The Drumkeen store will open... Continue Reading →

Cashier-less shop set to open in Cork

A brand new, cashier-free shop is set to open in Cork early next year, in what looks to be a world’s first. The Irish Examiner reports retail technology agency Everseen is developing the store on French Church Street, which uses mobile technology, beacons, and other highly advanced techniques to allow customers to walk in, pick... Continue Reading →

Retail revamp for Dublin airport T2

Daa, the operator of Dublin airport, has confirmed the main retail area in the departures lounge of terminal two at the airport is set to be revamped. Tender documents seen by DFNIonline show daa is looking for a panel of six construction companies to work on the refit, which will include the fit out of a 1,350sq... Continue Reading →

Tesco now the largest contactless retailer in Ireland

Geraldine Casey, people & IT director at Tesco Ireland joins Philip Konopik, country manager Ireland, Visa as Tesco is named the largest contactless retailer in Ireland with over 2,200 contactless payment terminals in its stores across the countryWith over 2,200 contactless payment terminals across the country, Tesco has become the largest contactless retailer in Ireland. The retailer... Continue Reading →

Musgrave unveils new brand identity

To celebrate the anniversary of brothers Thomas and Stuart Musgrave launching the business just over 140 years ago, Musgrave has unveiled a new brand identity. The company has revealed a new logo – a modified version of the Musgrave chairman in 1902’s signature – which will now rollout across the entire Musgrave business. Commenting on... Continue Reading →

UK card chain to expand into Ireland

 Card Factory, which has more than 800 stores in Britain, has targeted opening 50 stores a year over the next three years1 Card Factory, which has more than 800 stores in Britain, has targeted opening 50 stores a year over the next three years UK high street retailer the Card Factory is gearing up for... Continue Reading →

Ireland Retail Sales Rise In November

DUBLIN (Alliance News) - Ireland's retail sales increased in November after falling in the ... Alliance News6 January, 2016 | 11:18AM Email Form   DUBLIN (Alliance News) - Ireland's retail sales increased in November after falling in the previous month, preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Wednesday. Retail sales volume rose a seasonally... Continue Reading →

Selfridges buys Dublin department store Arnotts

Dublin department store Arnotts has been acquired by the Selfridges Group, the high-end UK retailer owned by successful Canadian businessman Galen Weston and his Irish wife Hilary. Ireland’s largest department store was purchased by Selfridges earlier today for an undisclosed sum from Fitzwilliam Finance Partners, a corporate vehicle set up by Irish lawyer and developer... Continue Reading →

Lloyds Pharmacy lines up Sam McAuley takeover

According to the Sunday Times, the US-owned Lloyds Pharmacy group is lining up a €40-€50 million takeover of Sam McAuley Chemists. It is one of the largest independently owned pharmacy groups in the country. The McAuley deal would copperfasten Lloyds’ position as the country’s largest pharmacy chain. The Sunday Times also reports that three directors... Continue Reading →

Applegreen IPO raises €91.7m

The sale of shares in Irish service station operator Applegreen has raised €91.7 million in an initial public offering (IPO).    Shares in Applegreen began trading on Friday in a move which has snared €70 million for the company and €21.7 million for its selling shareholders, The Irish Times reports. Approximately 24.1 million ordinary shares... Continue Reading →

Tesco execs will have to hand back bonuses in future over misstated results Tesco’s outgoing chief executive Philip Clarke will remain in situ until October when Unilever’s Dave Lewis is to take over   Tesco’s former chief executive Philip Clarke was paid £1.2m for loss of office News Read More: tesco 25 May 2015 | 0... Continue Reading →

Topaz introduces new Re.Store concept

Luke Fitzgerald and Vogue Williams present Re.Store, a dynamic new Irish food, coffee and convenience concept  News Read More: forecourt  Topaz 24 April 2015 | 0 Re.Store, a new Irish food, coffee and convenience concept has joined forces with Ireland’s leading fuel retailer, Topaz, to provide a new in-store experience. The concept has launched in over 26... Continue Reading →

Further strike action planned at Dunnes

Mandate has said that a group of 100 shop stewards will meet within the next fortnight to set a date for further industrial actionNewsDunnes Stores workers who belong to Mandate trade union are to set a date for further industrial action within the next two weeks.The move follows a meeting of the union’s National Disputes... Continue Reading →

SuperValu new number one supermarket

NewsThe latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, published today for the 12 weeks ending 29 March, show a change at the top with SuperValu becoming Ireland’s largest grocery retailer.David Berry, director at Kantar Worldpanel, said: “One of the key rules in driving sales growth is that you need to broaden your appeal... Continue Reading →

Tesco Ireland appoints new CEO

Tesco Ireland appoints new CEOAndrew Yaxley, new Tesco Ireland CEONewsRead More: Tesco Ireland25 March 2015 | 0Phil J Clarke is retiring in AprilAndrew Yaxley has been announced as the new CEO of Tesco Ireland. Yaxley (47) is currently the managing director of Tesco’s London business. Prior to that he held a number of positions in the commercial function... Continue Reading →

Dunnes Stores staff vote for industrial action

The majority of Dunnes Stores staff have voted for industrial action over work contracts and pay conditions.Members of Mandate Trade Union voted with a majority of 67% in favour of the industrial action on 6 March.Gerry Light, Mandate’s assistant general secretary said the nature and timing of industrial action will take place within the following... Continue Reading →

Insights: Top 10 retail predictions for 2015

Framingham, Mass. -- By 2017, three times as many retailers as now will explicitly underpin their customer and operations strategies on 3rd platform technologies. That’s one of IDC Retail Insights’ top 10 worldwide retail predictions for 2015. IDC revealed the predictions during a Web conference, IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Retail Agenda 2015 Predictions. The top 10... Continue Reading →

The ‘best-performing’ retail CEOs in the world

While retail can get swept up in the newest cross-channel strategy and payment technologies, it’s a company’s long-term vision that ultimately determines longevity in this sometimes volatile sector. Harvard Business Review recently released its annual list of the 100 best-performing CEOs in the world, assessing the heads of companies in the S&P Global 1200 by... Continue Reading →

Edgars targets $4,7m profit – Zimbabwe

Harare - Listed clothing retailer Edgars Stores Limited (Edgars) is targeting a 193 percent growth in profit to $4, 7 million in the 2014 financial year. The group recorded a $1, 6 million profit in the half year to July. During the six months, its performance was significantly affected by an acute liquidity crisis, sluggish... Continue Reading →

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