We’re Hiring – Member Engagement Executive

Retail Excellence are hiring a Member Engagement Executive to join our team.  The Role The Member Engagement Executive role, is a role which covers a wide range of activities including active member management, managing customer engagement channels and supporting business opportunities throughout the business. You will be responsible for generating ideas on building relationships with […]

Retail Excellence calls for politicians to ‘get real on retail’

Friday 24th May Retail Excellence made the call-to-action at its Annual Retail Retreat & Expo, where 2,000 retailers from around the country gathered this week to attend the industry’s biggest conference. Retail Excellence, Ireland’s largest retail representative body has called on politicians and candidates for the local and European elections today to ‘get real on […]

Seanad SME Report needs Government endorsement and not gather dust on a shelf

Friday 17th May 2019 A Junior Minister for Retail a good place to start, says industry body Ireland’s largest retail representative body, Retail Excellence today (Friday 17 May) has welcomed the publication yesterday of the ‘Seanad Report on Small and Medium Sized Business in Ireland’ but the next steps in the roadmap will be crucial. […]

Loss Prevention a hot topic at 2019 Retail Retreat

The Retail Excellence Loss Prevention Committee is delighted to announce they will be hosting a Loss Prevention Clinic on Wednesday 22nd May, Day 2 of our Retail Retreat & Expo 2019. ‘A welcoming, relaxed forum’ The LP Clinic promises to be a valuable event, and aims to address the volume of queries that we receive […]

Robust Q1 2019 set against a weak Q1 2018 – Retail Productivity Review

Friday 26th April 2019 About the Report The Grant Thornton Retail Excellence Retail Productivity Review provides the most in-depth retail industry and sectoral analysis available today. The Review monitors overall industry performance and sectoral performance. The Review aggregates and analyses data from over 4,500 retail stores in Ireland. Retail Excellence collated data through on-line survey. […]

Retail Excellence expresses sadness on the passing of Feargal Quinn

We have lost a giant of the world of retail Retail Excellence Group CEO David Fitzsimons has today (25th April 2019) expressed his sadness on the passing of world-renowned retailer, entrepreneur and former senator, Feargal Quinn at the age of 82. In a short statement, David Fitzsimons said “Today we have lost a giant of […]

Retail Excellence meets Minister D’Arcy on Insurance

Tuesday 25th April 2019 A delegation from Retail Excellence met last week with Minister of State at the Department on Finance, Michael D’Arcy TD. The delegation, which included Joe Barrett, COO of Applegreen PLC and Louise Rowell, legal counsel of Mr. Price made clear to the Minister the seriousness of the problem and the urgency […]

Online Marketplaces to be levied VAT on goods from outside EU

12th April 2019 A Level playing field for retailers Retail Excellence, as lead members of influential, Brussels-based representative body Ecommerce Europe, has noted the recent agreement by EU Finance Ministers to mandate online marketplaces (Amazon, eBay etc) to pay VAT as if they were the third party seller. According to the measures agreed in December 2017 […]