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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 […]

ATM robberies strike at the heart of struggling rural business and communities

9th April 2019 Latest spate of robberies puts the viability of retail at risk at a particularly difficult time Irish retailers in border counties have told Retail Excellence, Ireland’s largest retail representation body, that they are bracing themselves for more in the recent spate of ATM thefts. Eight ATM robberies involving diggers and trailers have […]

Retail Excellence calls for review of Dublin Port decision to reduce volume of cruise ships

28th March 2019 “Dublin Port – please don’t sink Ireland’s cruise ship tourism industry” pleads Ireland’s largest retail body Retail Excellence, Ireland’s largest retail representative body with 2,000 members, has called for an urgent review of Dublin Port’s decision to drastically curtail the volume of cruise ships permitted into the port from 2021. A meeting […]

GroMór campaign launched for 2019!

Spring is officially here so visit your local garden centres, buy Irish plants and get growing! GroMór is an initiative by Bord Bia in association with Retail Excellence Ireland, promoting its 62 local garden centres and nurseries located across the country. These centres have an extensive selection of plants along with qualified staff, who are […]

Retailers North and South welcome removal of no-deal Vote from Brexit outcomes

14 MARCH 2019 Two of the biggest retail representative bodies on the island of Ireland have  welcomed the vote in the House of Commons against leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement.  Retail NI, Northern Ireland’s largest retail trade association joined Retail Excellence, Ireland’s largest retail representative body in welcoming the vote to take ‘no […]

Retail Excellence announces new Chair & Vice Chair

13th March 2019 Mr Joe Barrett, COO & co-owner of Applegreen PLC becomes new Chairman; award-winning boutique owner Jean McCabe takes up Vice-Chair Ireland’s largest retail representative body, Retail Excellence today (Wed 13 March 2019) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Barrett as its new Chairman. Mr. Barrett will succeed J.P. Kennedy (MD […]