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Retailer's organisation says industry can't afford another lockdown
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Retailer's organisation says industry can't afford another lockdown

May 9th 2021, 11:14 AM 18,864 Views 31 Comments

Retail Excellence says the sector will need major financial support from the government in the months ahead.

Almost 500 jobs to go as Carphone Warehouse set to close all Irish stores
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Almost 500 jobs to go as Carphone Warehouse set to close all Irish stores

Apr 21st 2021, 11:58 AM 56,988 Views 67 Comments
  • 69 standalone and 12 in-store outlets to shut
  • Company says employees will be 'fully supported' following announcement
  • Tánaiste describes news as a 'huge blow'
Frasers Group in talks to buy collapsed UK department store chain Debenhams
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Frasers Group in talks to buy collapsed UK department store chain Debenhams

Dec 7th 2020, 2:29 PM 11,996 Views 4 Comments

But a deal is unlikely to affect the department store chain’s former Irish businesses.

Topshop owner Arcadia on the brink of bankruptcy — union expresses 'deep concern' over hundreds of Irish jobs
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Topshop owner Arcadia on the brink of bankruptcy — union expresses 'deep concern' over hundreds of Irish jobs

Nov 30th 2020, 11:30 AM 17,860 Views 10 Comments

But the company tells staff that it will reopen its Irish stores this week as planned.

Explainer: What exactly are the rules for essential and non-essential retailers and how can they be enforced?
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Explainer: What exactly are the rules for essential and non-essential retailers and how can they be enforced?

Oct 30th 2020, 11:00 AM 82,287 Views 122 Comments

What penalties are in place for businesses that break the rules?

Explainer: Why are some non-essential retailers continuing to operate in Level 5?
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Explainer: Why are some non-essential retailers continuing to operate in Level 5?

Oct 24th 2020, 6:30 AM 242,369 Views 49 Comments

What exactly do the government guidelines say about retailers?

'It's going to be a disaster for us': Retailers call for clarity and support ahead of tightening of Covid restrictions
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'It's going to be a disaster for us': Retailers call for clarity and support ahead of tightening of Covid restrictions

Oct 19th 2020, 1:50 PM 20,131 Views 40 Comments

Business owners aren’t holding out hope for all retailers to be deemed essential.

Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'
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Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'

Jun 12th 2020, 12:28 PM 15,322 Views 56 Comments

A new paper calls on policymakers to ‘transform’ precarious and low-paid jobs.

The retail sector is delighted that more part-time jobs are becoming full-time
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The retail sector is delighted that more part-time jobs are becoming full-time

Sep 10th 2014, 9:27 AM 5,972 Views 13 Comments

An increase in the number of full-time jobs has resulted in a boost for retail sales.

Column: Dependence on out-of-town shopping complexes destroys community life
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Column: Dependence on out-of-town shopping complexes destroys community life

Apr 25th 2014, 5:30 PM 222 Views 22 Comments

The ‘solution’ of building more housing and expecting people to commute to out-of-town shopping complexes is detrimental to local community life.

Shoppers should be encouraged to buy Irish this Saturday, says SFA
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Shoppers should be encouraged to buy Irish this Saturday, says SFA

Dec 3rd 2013, 7:30 AM 7,322 Views 35 Comments

An initiative like “Small Business Saturday” could raise as much as €30 million, the Small Firms Association believes.

Retail sales continue fall across eurozone
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Retail sales continue fall across eurozone

Jul 3rd 2013, 6:26 PM 3,504 Views 12 Comments

For example, eurozone countries purchased less ‘food, drink and tobacco’ this May, compared to May 2012.

Less than 10% of retail employers will increase pay in 2013
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Less than 10% of retail employers will increase pay in 2013

Jan 31st 2013, 6:30 AM 2,336 Views 7 Comments

The survey also found that more than 17 per cent will reduce allowances such as bonuses and overtime rates in 2013.

Retail sales fell slightly in December - CSO
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Retail sales fell slightly in December - CSO

Jan 28th 2013, 11:35 AM 2,965 Views 8 Comments

The volume of retail sales fell by 0.1 per cent in December but figures show an increase when motor trades are excluded.

Retail sales up for the third month in a row
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Retail sales up for the third month in a row

Oct 26th 2012, 2:29 PM 4,300 Views 17 Comments

The amount and value of Irish retail sales have risen by 0.9 per cent in September compared with August 2012.

Retail sales for May: Motor trade down, (almost) everything else up
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Retail sales for May: Motor trade down, (almost) everything else up

Jun 28th 2012, 2:38 PM 2,855 Views 4 Comments

When including the motor trade, sales are at their lowest in five years – but without cars, the outlook is improving.

Irish pharmacists call for a cut in rates to boost retail sector
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Irish pharmacists call for a cut in rates to boost retail sector

Jun 9th 2012, 4:21 PM 3,084 Views 15 Comments

Meanwhile, One4All has launched Ireland’s first retail week.

Budget leaks: the hypermarket could be on its way to Ireland
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Budget leaks: the hypermarket could be on its way to Ireland

Nov 18th 2011, 1:59 PM 10,231 Views 45 Comments

According to leaked documents seen by TheJournal.ie, the Government has agreed to make changes to the retail size caps which could allow for Wal-mart and Costco to set up shop here.

Mixed messages as retail sales continue their slide
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Mixed messages as retail sales continue their slide

Aug 29th 2011, 3:05 PM 373 Views 11 Comments

Both the volume and value of retail sales fell in July, and if you exclude motor trading, the domestic economy is even gloomier.

Ladies' fashion is worst-performing retail sector of 2011 so far
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Ladies' fashion is worst-performing retail sector of 2011 so far

Apr 27th 2011, 12:00 PM 1,099 Views 0 Comments

Figures from Retail Excellence Ireland show that like-for-like sales are down 3 per cent on last year, yet remain “robust”.

Things can only get better
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Things can only get better

Jul 30th 2010, 9:01 AM 175 Views 0 Comments

Consumer confidence levels at level not seen since 2007.

Carrigaline becomes first town to offer a loyalty card
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Carrigaline becomes first town to offer a loyalty card

Jul 27th 2010, 11:47 AM 354 Views 0 Comments

Time to show your county colours.

Footfall Fell in Ireland
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Footfall Fell in Ireland

Jul 21st 2010, 2:27 PM 114 Views 0 Comments