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From Business ETC Pest Pulse wants to bring much-needed tech to the 'unglamorous' world of pest control Startups And Tech

Pest Pulse wants to bring much-needed tech to the 'unglamorous' world of pest control

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the one-year old tech company.

From Business ETC How chatbots can sooth stressed-out, angry customers during the busy shopping season Insights And Opinion

How chatbots can sooth stressed-out, angry customers during the busy shopping season

Retailers can build engagement during the Christmas period without increasing their workload.

From Business ETC 'Starting from scratch in your 30s and 40s isn't easy on any couple. It was such a dark period' Retail And Services

'Starting from scratch in your 30s and 40s isn't easy on any couple. It was such a dark period'

Gina Cassidy from Purcell & Woodcock says the key to working with your partner is not bringing it home.

From Business ETC The Irish Fairy Door Company has bagged a million-euro investment to start its line of merch Retail And Services

The Irish Fairy Door Company has bagged a million-euro investment to start its line of merch

The Dublin outfit has just signed a deal with Canadian media giant DHX for a new online video series.

From TheJournal.ie 'My father gave the best advice - be comfortable with failure, otherwise you'll never take risks' Retail And Services

'My father gave the best advice - be comfortable with failure, otherwise you'll never take risks'

Golden Discs’ Stephen Fitzgerald talks about the ups and downs of music retail and the ‘tragic’ rental crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Baristas and burritos: How Circle K is prepping for fuel's decline Food And Drink

Baristas and burritos: How Circle K is prepping for fuel's decline

The forecourt retailer says more than 50% of transactions are now non-fuel purchases.

From Business ETC A Mothercare Ireland boss liked retail tech startup ServiceDock so much he backed it Startups And Tech

A Mothercare Ireland boss liked retail tech startup ServiceDock so much he backed it

The Dublin company builds tools for collecting and monitoring customer feedback data.

From Business ETC Flyefit's bumper profits highlight the very lucrative business of budget gyms Retail And Services

Flyefit's bumper profits highlight the very lucrative business of budget gyms

The low-cost chain has rapidly expanded and will soon open its first branch in Cork.

From Business ETC 'My father gave the best advice - be comfortable with failure, otherwise you'll never take risks' Retail And Services

'My father gave the best advice - be comfortable with failure, otherwise you'll never take risks'

Golden Discs’ Stephen Fitzgerald talks about the ups and downs of music retail and the ‘tragic’ rental crisis.

From Business ETC Poll: Do you think the government is wrong to favour fibre for the National Broadband Plan? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the government is wrong to favour fibre for the National Broadband Plan?

Some suggest wireless services would be a better option for rural internet users.

From TheJournal.ie Zara's owner is shuttering an Irish operation used to handle over €1 billion in global online sales Retail And Services

Zara's owner is shuttering an Irish operation used to handle over €1 billion in global online sales

The move comes as Inditex plans a huge expansion of its digital retail presence.

From TheJournal.ie Inside Dublin Airport's 'secret third terminal' - the one where selfies are banned Retail And Services

Inside Dublin Airport's 'secret third terminal' - the one where selfies are banned

DAA is targeting deep-pocketed executives and honeymooners with its ‘platinum services’ facility.

From Business ETC Baristas and burritos: How Circle K is prepping for fuel's decline Food And Drink

Baristas and burritos: How Circle K is prepping for fuel's decline

The forecourt retailer says more than 50% of transactions are now non-fuel purchases.

From Business ETC Inside Dublin Airport's 'secret third terminal' - the one where selfies are banned Retail And Services

Inside Dublin Airport's 'secret third terminal' - the one where selfies are banned

DAA is targeting deep-pocketed executives and honeymooners with its ‘platinum services’ facility.

From Business ETC Zara's owner is shuttering an Irish operation used to handle over €1 billion in global online sales Retail And Services

Zara's owner is shuttering an Irish operation used to handle over €1 billion in global online sales

The move comes as Inditex plans a huge expansion of its digital retail presence.

From Business ETC 'My twins came nine weeks early - I was checking emails on my phone by an incubator' Startups And Tech

'My twins came nine weeks early - I was checking emails on my phone by an incubator'

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Wedding Dates.

From TheJournal.ie 'Selling my dad's practice was tough. It had put food on the table and clothes on our back' Insights And Opinion

'Selling my dad's practice was tough. It had put food on the table and clothes on our back'

Told there was no job for him in the family practice, vet Charles Cosgrave decided to reinvent his father’s firm.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Phelan says his new cosmetic clinic chain could be a 'half-billion-dollar business' Retail And Services

Pat Phelan says his new cosmetic clinic chain could be a 'half-billion-dollar business'

The Cork entrepreneur is planning five new Sisu branches across Ireland and the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Ikea has gone cold on opening another Irish store - because it's focused online instead Retail And Services

Ikea has gone cold on opening another Irish store - because it's focused online instead

The Swedish flat-pack furniture giant had been looking at opening in south Dublin or Cork.

From TheJournal.ie Penneys' owner will keep shunning online shopping so it can drive social media 'mania' Retail And Services

Penneys' owner will keep shunning online shopping so it can drive social media 'mania'

Associated British Foods is planning to introduce more partnerships with so-called ‘influencers’.

From Business ETC Ikea has gone cold on opening another Irish store - because it's focused online instead Retail And Services

Ikea has gone cold on opening another Irish store - because it's focused online instead

The Swedish flat-pack furniture giant had been looking at opening in south Dublin or Cork.

From Business ETC Pat Phelan says his new cosmetic clinic chain could be a 'half-billion-dollar business' Retail And Services

Pat Phelan says his new cosmetic clinic chain could be a 'half-billion-dollar business'

The Cork entrepreneur is planning five new Sisu branches across Ireland and the UK.

From Business ETC Penneys' owner will keep shunning online shopping so it can drive social media 'mania' Retail And Services

Penneys' owner will keep shunning online shopping so it can drive social media 'mania'

Associated British Foods is planning to introduce more partnerships with so-called ‘influencers’.

From TheJournal.ie Four Star Pizza is eyeing a move into Britain as it hits saturation point in Ireland Takeaway

Four Star Pizza is eyeing a move into Britain as it hits saturation point in Ireland

The pizza chain’s director says it is already “at capacity” in many areas of the local market.

From Business ETC 'Selling my dad's practice was tough. It had put food on the table and clothes on our back' Insights And Opinion

'Selling my dad's practice was tough. It had put food on the table and clothes on our back'

Told there was no job for him in the family practice, vet Charles Cosgrave decided to reinvent his father’s firm.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Anybody in their right mind would have been concerned - we were learning on the job’ Food And Drink

‘Anybody in their right mind would have been concerned - we were learning on the job’

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Codd Mushrooms.

From TheJournal.ie After opting for fewer but bigger stores, Life Style Sports has managed to stay in the black Retail And Services

After opting for fewer but bigger stores, Life Style Sports has managed to stay in the black

The company restructured its retail portfolio in 2017 and made a €4.1m profit.

From TheJournal.ie Four Star Pizza is eyeing a move into Britain as it hits saturation point in Ireland Food And Drink

Four Star Pizza is eyeing a move into Britain as it hits saturation point in Ireland

The pizza chain’s director says it is already ‘at capacity’ in many areas of the local market.

From Business ETC Four Star Pizza is eyeing a move into Britain as it hits saturation point in Ireland Food And Drink

Four Star Pizza is eyeing a move into Britain as it hits saturation point in Ireland

The pizza chain’s director says it is already ‘at capacity’ in many areas of the local market.

From Business ETC 'Nothing's more challenging than dealing with tragedy - this job goes beyond dispensing drugs' Retail And Services

'Nothing's more challenging than dealing with tragedy - this job goes beyond dispensing drugs'

McGreals Pharmacy’s Kilian McGreal also talks about drawing the line under new business ideas.

From Business ETC The fashion juggernaut behind Zara, Bershka and Pull&Bear had a bumper year in Ireland Retail And Services

The fashion juggernaut behind Zara, Bershka and Pull&Bear had a bumper year in Ireland

Local companies owned by Spain-based Inditex collectively delivered sales of over €135 million.

From Business ETC After opting for fewer but bigger stores, Life Style Sports has managed to stay in the black Retail And Services

After opting for fewer but bigger stores, Life Style Sports has managed to stay in the black

The company restructured its retail portfolio in 2017 and made a €4.1m profit.

From Business ETC Nine years after moving its HQ to Ireland, 'experience gift' giant Smartbox will launch here Retail And Services

Nine years after moving its HQ to Ireland, 'experience gift' giant Smartbox will launch here

The French-founded company has more than 600 staff in Dublin – and it plans to keep expanding.

From Business ETC BrewDog plans to open its first Irish bar next year - but finding the right site is a 'real challenge' Food And Drink

BrewDog plans to open its first Irish bar next year - but finding the right site is a 'real challenge'

The Scottish beer company had previously planned to set up shop in Dublin by the end of 2018.

From Business ETC ‘Anybody in their right mind would have been concerned - we were learning on the job’ Food And Drink

‘Anybody in their right mind would have been concerned - we were learning on the job’

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Codd Mushrooms.

From TheJournal.ie Two months out from Christmas, retailers are short-stocked for seasonal staff Work

Two months out from Christmas, retailers are short-stocked for seasonal staff

Stores are facing worker shortages as the country nears full employment.

From Business ETC Peugeot and Honda's Irish importer is winding down two Dublin dealerships Retail And Services

Peugeot and Honda's Irish importer is winding down two Dublin dealerships

The Gowan Group said the outlets are “not suitable” for modern retailing.

From Business ETC Debenhams posted its biggest loss in 240 years - but its Irish digital sales are ticking along Retail And Services

Debenhams posted its biggest loss in 240 years - but its Irish digital sales are ticking along

The firm has revealed plans to cull 50 stores within the next five years.

From Business ETC Dublin startup Intouch has raised nearly €600,000 to take its retail tech international Startups And Tech

Dublin startup Intouch has raised nearly €600,000 to take its retail tech international

The three-year-old startup is plotting expansion in Europe, the US and the Middle East.

From Business ETC Gourmet Burger Kitchen plans to close a raft of outlets while it battles insolvency Food And Drink

Gourmet Burger Kitchen plans to close a raft of outlets while it battles insolvency

The company said its Irish stores are safe.