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Flannels and H&M announce new flagship stores in Clerys Quarter
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Flannels and H&M announce new flagship stores in Clerys Quarter

Jan 13th 2022, 1:25 PM 21,397 Views 15 Comments

The two leading retailers will open new stores on the O’Connell street site later this year.

'Some staff reported being spat at': Public asked to respect shop workers as sales begin
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'Some staff reported being spat at': Public asked to respect shop workers as sales begin

Dec 26th 2021, 6:30 AM 26,240 Views 20 Comments

Labour shortages and abuse from customers have made the work environment more difficult this year.

Brown Thomas and Arnotts sold in €4.7bn Selfridges deal
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Brown Thomas and Arnotts sold in €4.7bn Selfridges deal

Dec 24th 2021, 7:38 AM 54,588 Views 18 Comments

The two department stores form part of the Selfridges group, which is being sold by the Weston family.

Poll: Have you seen or experienced a customer verbally abusing retail staff around Christmas?
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Poll: Have you seen or experienced a customer verbally abusing retail staff around Christmas?

Dec 6th 2021, 10:06 AM 37,232 Views 51 Comments

A trade union has received “worrying reports” of an increase in the number of altercations with customers in recent weeks.

Shop workers were the most likely to catch Covid-19 in the most recent two waves of the pandemic
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Shop workers were the most likely to catch Covid-19 in the most recent two waves of the pandemic

Oct 1st 2021, 2:51 PM 16,856 Views 20 Comments

Retail assistants, cashiers and checkout operators were the workers most likely to contract the virus in the second and third waves.

Around 10% of Ikea product lines 'unavailable' due to supply chain issues
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Around 10% of Ikea product lines 'unavailable' due to supply chain issues

Sep 6th 2021, 4:57 PM 24,185 Views 21 Comments

IKEA said there are “too many product lines” affected in Ireland to list the items that are unavailable.

Workers petition Dunnes Stores for pandemic pay increase to be made permanent
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Workers petition Dunnes Stores for pandemic pay increase to be made permanent

Aug 16th 2021, 12:26 PM 29,101 Views 38 Comments

Staff received a temporary 10% pay increase in March 2020.

High street retail giant Gap to close all Ireland and UK stores
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High street retail giant Gap to close all Ireland and UK stores

Jul 1st 2021, 9:24 AM 33,832 Views 30 Comments

The company said it intends to take business online ‘in a phased manner’.

Happy shoppers return to stores but city retailers warn that tourism and office workers are still key
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Happy shoppers return to stores but city retailers warn that tourism and office workers are still key

Updated May 17th 2021, 11:02 AM 79,565 Views 36 Comments
  • Non-essential retail is allowed to resume from today
  • Face coverings are still mandatory to wear for customers and staff
  • Queues at some stores but reopening generally more low key than last year
  • Footfall a boost for cities but retailers warn tourism is still important
Poll: Will you head to the shops today?
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Poll: Will you head to the shops today?

May 17th 2021, 9:14 AM 47,653 Views 35 Comments

All non-essential retail stores can reopen from today.

Inter-county travel and home visits among raft of re-opening measures that begin today
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Inter-county travel and home visits among raft of re-opening measures that begin today

Updated May 10th 2021, 9:10 AM 58,486 Views 56 Comments

Here are all the restrictions that will be lifted today.

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 18,897 Views 31 Comments

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

Penneys announce shopping by appointment ahead of full reopening
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Penneys announce shopping by appointment ahead of full reopening

Apr 30th 2021, 8:45 PM 81,948 Views 49 Comments

The retailer will announce the date when it will start taking bookings for appointments to visit their stores.

Boris Johnson confirms that non-essential retail and gyms will reopen next week
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Boris Johnson confirms that non-essential retail and gyms will reopen next week

Updated Apr 5th 2021, 5:44 PM 38,528 Views 82 Comments

However, he warned against complacency in the fight against Covid-19.

Retail sector 'deeply shocked' by continued ban on click and collect services until May
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Retail sector 'deeply shocked' by continued ban on click and collect services until May

Mar 30th 2021, 7:08 PM 30,421 Views 30 Comments

At the earliest, non-essential shops may be allowed to offer click and collect again from 4 May.

'Increasingly antagonistic' people not wearing masks in shops as retailers ask for higher vaccine priority for staff
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'Increasingly antagonistic' people not wearing masks in shops as retailers ask for higher vaccine priority for staff

Jan 21st 2021, 6:15 AM 36,610 Views 49 Comments

RGDATA is asking for frontline retail staff to be vaccinated quicker.

Aldi to create 1,050 jobs across the country, including 700 permanent roles
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Aldi to create 1,050 jobs across the country, including 700 permanent roles

Jan 13th 2021, 8:46 AM 30,013 Views 28 Comments

The supermarket chain plans to open a number of new stores in Ireland this year.

December saw record-high grocery sales, but less money spent on whole turkeys
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December saw record-high grocery sales, but less money spent on whole turkeys

Jan 11th 2021, 2:06 PM 14,513 Views 12 Comments

Sales of smaller cuts of meat such as turkey rolls and roast pork increased.

Click and collect services for non-essential retail banned under new restrictions
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Click and collect services for non-essential retail banned under new restrictions

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 4:45 PM 43,273 Views 58 Comments

The decision to ban click and collect services comes following a Cabinet meeting this afternoon.

Non-essential retail to remain open under Level 5 but shops asked to defer January sales
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Non-essential retail to remain open under Level 5 but shops asked to defer January sales

Dec 22nd 2020, 1:31 PM 43,949 Views 38 Comments

“The retail sector will be requested to defer January sales events,” the Taoiseach said this afternoon announcing the measures.

Boost for supermarkets as sales of mince pies, Christmas biscuits and alcohol soar ahead of festive season
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Boost for supermarkets as sales of mince pies, Christmas biscuits and alcohol soar ahead of festive season

Dec 14th 2020, 1:09 PM 11,501 Views 15 Comments

Dunnes Stores leads the way in terms of market share, just ahead of Supervalu, according to the latest Kantar figures.

Retailers prepare for 'make or break' Christmas run-in with longer opening hours and 24-hour shopping
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Retailers prepare for 'make or break' Christmas run-in with longer opening hours and 24-hour shopping

Nov 28th 2020, 1:29 PM 28,954 Views 51 Comments

Non-essential retailers will be allowed to re-open from next Tuesday.

Retailers call on government to move forward re-opening of sector to Monday
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Retailers call on government to move forward re-opening of sector to Monday

Nov 24th 2020, 12:53 PM 27,026 Views 29 Comments

Cabinet is meeting today to discuss the Level 5 exit plan.

Poll: Do you plan to do most of your Christmas shopping in person?
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Poll: Do you plan to do most of your Christmas shopping in person?

Nov 23rd 2020, 9:06 AM 37,211 Views 24 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that the country will move back to Level Three restrictions from 1 December.

'We have to get the doors open before Christmas': Retailers and pubs call for clarity on re-opening
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'We have to get the doors open before Christmas': Retailers and pubs call for clarity on re-opening

Nov 16th 2020, 1:30 PM 25,618 Views 29 Comments

The Vintners Federation of Ireland said outdoor-only service is “useless” for many pubs.

Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping?
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Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping?

Nov 16th 2020, 8:14 AM 33,783 Views 26 Comments

There are 39 days left until Christmas.

'Children will be able to get clothes': Taoiseach says retailers should take compassionate approach
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'Children will be able to get clothes': Taoiseach says retailers should take compassionate approach

Updated Oct 30th 2020, 5:01 PM 212,815 Views 226 Comments

The row over essential and non-essential retail items has been rumbling on since Level 5 restrictions were introduced last week.

Tesco to create 450 full-time jobs across the country
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Tesco to create 450 full-time jobs across the country

Oct 29th 2020, 7:16 AM 22,720 Views 22 Comments

The supermarket chain said it is also to create 700 temporary positions for the Christmas period and is already recruiting for these roles.

Larger retailers 'abusing' Level 5 by remaining open for non-essential sales, retail group claims
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Larger retailers 'abusing' Level 5 by remaining open for non-essential sales, retail group claims

Oct 23rd 2020, 3:26 PM 151,590 Views 173 Comments

Retail Excellence Ireland has said it is writing to the Tánaiste over its concerns.

Two men charged over thefts at retail premises in five counties
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Two men charged over thefts at retail premises in five counties

Aug 19th 2020, 7:44 AM 21,792 Views 0 Comments

The two men aged in their 20s and 30s were arrested on Monday.

River Island tells UK staff 350 jobs to be cut in management shake-up
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River Island tells UK staff 350 jobs to be cut in management shake-up

Aug 14th 2020, 3:11 PM 12,595 Views 7 Comments

The move comes just a month after it had already said it would cut 250 head office staff as part of cost-cutting measures.

It's not up to retail staff to police mask-wearing, union says
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It's not up to retail staff to police mask-wearing, union says

Jul 16th 2020, 5:14 PM 20,168 Views 39 Comments

Shoppers and retail staff will be required to wear face coverings in stores as the government slows down Ireland’s phased reopening.

Poll: Have you felt uncomfortable in a shop recently?
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Poll: Have you felt uncomfortable in a shop recently?

Jun 22nd 2020, 10:09 AM 48,401 Views 114 Comments

Concerns have been raised about the lack of social distancing and people wearing masks in some instances.

Mothercare Ireland has gone into liquidation with the loss of 197 jobs
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Mothercare Ireland has gone into liquidation with the loss of 197 jobs

Jun 12th 2020, 7:38 AM 27,569 Views 30 Comments

The company said that due to the impact of Covid-19 and other factors, the business was “no longer sustainable”.

Prices of clothing, footwear and communications fall for two consecutive months
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Prices of clothing, footwear and communications fall for two consecutive months

Jun 11th 2020, 2:08 PM 10,111 Views 8 Comments

Consumer prices were 0.5% lower in May than in the same month last year.

B&Q asks under 16s to stay away as queues mark reopening of hardware stores
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B&Q asks under 16s to stay away as queues mark reopening of hardware stores

May 18th 2020, 4:12 PM 40,066 Views 45 Comments

Woodie’s has rolled back on its decision to restrict under 16s from its stores.

Phase One: Here's what's allowed from today as Covid-19 restrictions eased
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Phase One: Here's what's allowed from today as Covid-19 restrictions eased

May 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 143,981 Views 68 Comments

Hardware stores, garden centres and golf are all a possibility now.

Poll: Will you make more of an effort to shop locally in the coming weeks?
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Poll: Will you make more of an effort to shop locally in the coming weeks?

Mar 20th 2020, 8:13 AM 28,877 Views 27 Comments

Many shops and businesses around the country have already shut their doors as a result of Covid-19.

Spending might be up over Christmas, but Irish retailers are still facing challenges
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Spending might be up over Christmas, but Irish retailers are still facing challenges

Jan 10th 2020, 12:02 PM 476 Views 0 Comments

Increased trade doesn’t quite match economic growth, as consumers habits continue to evolve.

Online retailer Appliances Delivered announces closure
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Online retailer Appliances Delivered announces closure

Oct 18th 2019, 1:59 PM 71,622 Views 50 Comments

The firm said all outstanding orders of appliances will be honoured and delivered.

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