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



 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 […]

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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 […]

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


Retail Excellence Ireland has reacted to the news that Karen Millen women’s fashion chain and associated companies employing 300 staff has sought High Court Protection by stating that this is another example of an progressive retailer being crucified by legacy rents that bear no relation to current trading conditions.

Speaking this morning, (19.11.2014) David […]

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

Topaz To Build Two New Stations and Create 110 New Jobs

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Petrol station group Topaz has said it will create 110 jobs at two new service stations, one in north Dublin and one in Laois. The company says it is spending €10 million developing the stations, which are expected to open in January.

One station is located where Junction 3 on the M50, Dublin’s […]

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

Best Christmas in years will boost trade and jobs in retail

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Traders are so confident of a return to a “normal” Christmas trade they will take on enough contract staff for 15 million hours of extra shifts in the next few weeks.

“We’ve turned a corner,” said a relieved Arnotts chief executive Ray Hernan.

Last year’s Christmas trade dashed retailers’ hopes. A combination of bad […]

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

Quarter Three the First Quarter to Show Three Consecutive Months of Growth in Seven Years

REI publish Q3 2014 Retail Productivity Review

Retail Excellence Ireland has this morning (22/10/2014) released its Irish Retail Industry Sales Review for the third quarter from July 1st to September 30th 2014. The data, which has been collected with GfK Retail and Technology Ireland, details a number of positives for the Retail industry in Ireland.

Speaking […]

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

Retail sales surge in third quarter

Sales figures show strong growth across most segments of sector
The Government’s hints over the summer that the budget would be the first in six years to not hit people’s pockets paid dividends for retailers, with a 1.75 per cent surge in retail sales in the three months to the end of September.
The latest quarterly […]

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

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