Last-minute shopping is inevitable, but will it be make-or-break for retailers?

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While most of the business world is winding down at this stage, it is make-or-break time for retailers who will be hoping for hoards through the doors during the last three shopping days before the holidays. Will their Christmas wish be granted though?

Seán Murphy of Retail Excellence Ireland says it depends on […]

By |December 22nd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Retailers say Christmas rush generated sales of €400m

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Irish retailers enjoyed a pre-Christmas windfall over the weekend with overall sales said to have approached some €400 million.

The advent of “Panic Saturday”, as some commentators dubbed it, saw shoppers throng high streets and department stores as the final run in to Christmas began, and researchers expect the bumper sales figures to […]

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Retailers optimistic of big push heading into Christmas

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Retailers are expecting strong sales in the final run-up to Christmas with the big day falling a day later in the week than last year.

The outlook for sellers is positive as confidence improves, employment grows and consumers start to have a little more money to spend, Retail Excellence Ireland (REI) said in […]

By |December 19th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Households set to spend €1.4k for Christmas

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Despite the water protests and teacher strikes, recession-hit retailers are expecting families to fork out about €1,400 per household this Christmas.

According to the first part of Retail Excellence Ireland’s (REI) Christmas trading update, with things turning on the economic front, sales are improving and tills are ringing as people start to feel […]

By |December 18th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

REI Christmas Trading Update: Outlook positive as shoppers to come out in force

REI Christmas Trading Update: Outlook positive as shoppers to come out in force

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Retail Excellence Ireland (REI) has published Part One of its Christmas Trading Update for the period to 17th December 2014 noting that the outlook is positive as confidence improves, employment grows and consumers start to […]

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Musgrave’s Dublin Warehouse Expansion to Create 145 Jobs

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Musgrave, the Cork-headquartered retail and wholesaling group, is investing €8.2 million in an expansion of its Dublin logistics centre it says will create 145 permanent and temporary jobs.

Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland (MRPI), the division of the company that owns the Supervalu and Centra franchises and supplies both store networks, has started work […]

By |December 16th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Crowds hit the shops – but many already bought online

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Up to 600,000 shoppers pounded pavements in Dublin city on Saturday, and retailers expect even higher numbers next weekend and in the days leading up to December 25.

Small and medium-sized retailers are expecting only a modest sales increase of around 3pc in traditional stores over the festive period after digital sales soared […]

By |December 15th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Stocktaking.ie announces ten new jobs

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Stocktaking.ie, a leading Irish stocktaking company based in Claregalway today announced the creation of 10 new jobs.

Established in 2004, Stocktaking.ie provides a stocktaking service for the hospitality, retail, food and beverage sector and currently serves over 500 premises throughout Ireland.

Today’s job announcement will see the number of full time employees increase to […]

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

‘We hate indifference’: the rise of Tiger Stores

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From their Danish base, Lennart Lajboschitz and his wife, Suz, have sold their vision of design-led, low-cost retail all over the world and reinvented the image of the pound shop

Denmark’s Tiger retail chain has reinvented the image of the pound shop. Gillian Maxwell talks about bringing the retailer to Ireland, their best […]

By |December 9th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Eddie Rocket’s flips €50m annual turn-over

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With 39 restaurants to look after, an annual turnover of €50m and 30 more outlets opening next year, Mr Eddie Rocket’s, Niall Fortune, has never had a sleepless night.

“Was I perturbed by the recession? No. I’d say perturbed is the wrong word. We reacted,” explains the restaurateur, a word he would never […]

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

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