Catching credit card cheats from Cork to China

Merchants takes the hit in internet fraud and Cork entrepreneur Pat Phelan has devised a tool to help them spot dodgy customers

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Most of us have been a victim of credit card fraud at this stage. And most of us have not suffered any great loss as a result, with the card company […]

By |July 11th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Mothercare appoints interim CEO as permanent boss

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Struggling British baby products retailer Mothercare, fighting off a takeover bid from US group Destination Maternity, named its interim chief executive as its permanent chief executive on Thursday.

Mark Newton-Jones, who led online retailer Shop Direct for almost a decade, took over as interim boss in March, replacing Simon Calver who quit in February after […]

By |July 10th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Aldi and Lidl bag a bigger share of the grocery market

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Grocery sales increased by 2pc in the 12 weeks to June 22, despite falling inflation overall.

With as much as a third of total household spending going on groceries the numbers are a key marker of consumer activity.

The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland show German discounters Aldi and Lidl are the main winners […]

By |July 8th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Ireland looks a picture in new indirect tourism push

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The State bodies charged with promoting and developing Irish tourism have been busy raising their game of late. So much so that it seems you can barely open a magazine or turn on the television without seeing the country being used as a backdrop.

Tourism Ireland not only managed to persuade former International Space […]

By |July 7th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Applegreen to create 360 jobs in motorway network expansion

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Applegreen will say today that it plans to expand its network of motorway service stations over the next 18 months.

The expansion will create 360 permanent jobs as well as 250 construction jobs.

Applegreen will make the announcement at the opening of a motorway service area at Junction 14 on the M11 in Wicklow […]

By |July 3rd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Bewley’s dismayed but landlords cheer as court reverses rent ruling

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Retailers acted with unconcealed horror while landlords breathed a sigh of relief yesterday after the Supreme Court struck down a ruling by the High Court that could have consequences for other retailers.

Bewley’s, the Grafton Street icon at the centre of the dispute, said it was “immensely” disappointed with a Supreme Court ruling […]

By |July 2nd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Shoppers browse online but purchase items in-store

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New research by CBRE indicates that, despite almost all households in Ireland owning either a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, 90 per cent of consumers buy their non-food products in store.

This suggests that consumers will continue to favour shopping in-store rather than online, according to CBRE. The study of 1,000 Irish consumers […]

By |July 2nd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

DIY and gardening sales soar with sunshine

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Hardware Association Ireland (HAI) said retailers have seen a marked increase in sales of typical summer products in June – in contrast to a drop in May.

Jim Copeland, HAI chief executive, said stores are reporting a significant improvement in footfall and upsurge in sales.

Sales of both decking and construction timber have shown […]

By |July 2nd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Primark is now a European giant set on fast-fashion domination

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Board Berlin’s U9 underground train and you’ll soon see why it’s nicknamed the “Primark Line”. The closer you get to the terminus in Steglitz, the higher the concentration of brown paper bags from the clothing retailer known in its home market as Penneys.

From humble beginnings in Dublin, Primark is now a European giant. “Primania” […]

By |July 1st, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Baileys and Jameson ranked among top spirits brands

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Baileys is one of nine Diageo-owned brands to be included in a ranking of the largest spirits brands in the world.

The Irish brand is in 38th position in the rankings, which have been compiled by the respected International Wine and Spirits Research (IWSR),

Baileys is one of two Irish brands included in the […]

By |July 1st, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

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