Shoppers shun web for stores in splurge on Christmas gifts

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Three quarters of consumers here will do most of their Christmas shopping in traditional stores, with just 23pc planning to split their purchases between the high street and online, a Bank of Ireland survey shows.

However, online shopping is clearly on the rise as some 72pc of those who will indulge in it […]

By |November 27th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

REI Response to Irish Times 25.11.2014

REI Response to Irish Times 25.11.2014
Sir,

To suggest that upward only commercial rents are not negatively impacting the Irish economy (Cantillon, 25th November) is fundamentally flawed. Most retailers are struggling to pay Celtic tiger rents. They must pay to stay in business. So what gives? The largest variable cost to hand – jobs. I am […]

By |November 27th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

No vacancies on Grafton Street once more

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Dublin’s Grafton Street is back to full occupancy.

Two vacant premises have been let, further evidence of the recovery in Ireland’s retail sector.

Lifestyle Sports intends to establish its new flagship store in 57 and 58 Grafton Street, a premises measuring almost 14,500 square feet in total. It’s believed the rent will be approximately […]

By |November 26th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Grocery Sales at Highest in Five Months

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Grocery sales increased by 1.1%, year-on-year, during the 12 weeks to November 9. Those figures resulted in an additional €23m being spent by shoppers in the main supermarket retailers.

According to new data, grocery market sales increased at their fastest pace, during the period, since June.

“Grocery market growth has accelerated, with sales up […]

By |November 25th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Love of Retail and Hard Work Pays Off for Businesswoman of the Year

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Chief executive of The Kilkenny Group, Marian O’Gorman, who left school at 16 to work in her father’s shop, was awarded the top accolade by judges.

The businesswoman maintains that retail is in her blood, and that the secret to her success is staying on the floor, not expecting staff to do anything […]

By |November 25th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Winterval festival to provide €14m boost to Waterford in run-up to Christmas

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Waterford’s annual Winterval Festival will provide a major economic boost to the city through a €14 million yield to the local economy and the creation of 550 seasonal jobs in the run-up to Christmas, a new study has found.

The festival, which was launched on Friday night when Santa Claus turned on the […]

By |November 24th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Peacocks to open three more fashion retail stores

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The three outlets will create more than 45 full and part time positions, helping to revitalise both the town centres and the local economy.

These acquisitions mean Peacocks will have five trading stores throughout Ireland following the recent opening of outlets in Letterkenny in Donegal and Castlebar in Galway.

Savills acted on behalf of Peacocks […]

By |November 21st, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Saturday 6th December is Small Business Saturday

SATURDAY 6th DECEMBER IS SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

REI LAUNCH LOCAL BUSINESS INITIATIVE IN IRELAND

 Retail Excellence Ireland has launched Small Business Saturday in Ireland. This is a campaign which profiles small business and encourages consumers to shop locally and support jobs and enterprises in their respective communities. It is a social media and marketing campaign that […]

By |November 20th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Applegreen reports 12% jump in sales across station network

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The company behind service station operator Applegreen has reported a 12 per cent increase in sales for last year despite “tough trading conditions and tightening fuel margins”.

Publishing its annual results for 2013, Petrogas Global, which operates 92 service stations in Ireland, including eight motorway service areas, said turnover rose to €804.5 million […]

By |November 20th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Regatta to double Irish workforce through retail expansion

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Regatta Outdoor, the outdoor clothing brand beloved of Irish hillwalkers, plans to double its Irish workforce to more than 100 in coming months.

The chain currently operates a €10 million-a-year wholesaling business and 10 concession outlets based in Shaws department stores, together with a standalone retail outlet in the Crescent shopping centre in Limerick.

It will […]

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