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Awards programme recognises outstanding retailers across the country

Arboretum in Cos. Carlow and Wicklow is named National Retailer of The Year  Luxury women’s shop, Fabiani, in Longford is named National Store of the Year Awards highlight retail sector despite difficult year. Wednesday 17th November 2021.   Arboretum – with branches in Leighlinbridge in Co. Carlow and Kilquade in Co. Wicklow – has been named National […]

Five Days until Retail Excellence Awards 2021

In support of the Retail Industry, Retail Excellence Awards returns for its 23rd year! Following an extremely tough year for the retail industry, we are delighted to host our most exciting awards show yet. With categories ranging from Rising Star to Digital Campaign, and the Number 1 Title of National Retailer of the Year 2021, […]

Lockdown Project turned full time business: Why Faerly was created as a sustainable brand

James and Eoin started Faerly to do their part to help reduce unnecessary chemicals and plastics in the world. They are passionate about supporting local and Irish makers and over the years have made more and more sustainable changes in their own lives. They believe in helping others to make small, positive changes that are both life-enhancing […]

Retail Excellence Announces Supplier, Manager and Rising Star Finalists in the AIBMS Retail Excellence Awards

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021. Retail Excellence, Ireland’s largest retail representative body, today announced the Top5 Supplier, Manager and Rising Star Finalists in the AIBMS Retail Excellence Awards 2021. Commenting on the announcement, Duncan Graham, Managing Director, Retail Excellence, said: “I am delighted to announce the finalists for these awards. After the last 18 months, it […]

E-commerce still growing: accelerated digitalisation of businesses and consumers

Ecommerce Europe and EuroCommerce today jointly published the 2021 European E-commerce Report. In 2020, total European e-commerce grew to €757 billion euros, up 10% from €690 billion euros in 2019. 2020 was an exceptional year, marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent important role of e-commerce for both society and economy. This is also […]

Top30 Finalists in Retail Excellence National Store of the Year Awards Announced

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021. Retail Excellence has today announced the Top30 finalists in the AIB Merchant Services Retail Excellence National Store of the Year Awards 2021. The overall winner will be announced on the 10th November at The Guinness Storehouse. View the Top30 Stores Here. The Store of the Year competition is the central part […]

Retail Excellence Announces Ecommerce Finalists in the AIBMS Retail Excellence Awards  

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021. Retail Exellence, Ireland’s largest retail representative body, today announced the Top5 Online Retailers in the country in two categories, those trading less than 2 years online and over 2 years (see below). It also announced the finalists in the Digital Campaign of the year. All entrants were subjected to an independent […]

Retail Excellence survey: 80% of retailers in rent arrears after pandemic ‘body-blow’

Key survey findings: 80% of respondents report rent arrears with at least one landlord In 20% of rent arrears cases respondents say there is no engagement with the landlord Two-thirds of rent arrears cases ‘without appropriate resolution’ refer to problems with institutional landlords and shopping centres Respondents say that, of landlords willing to engage, most […]

Three Ireland invests €27million in its customer offering and retail stores

Three Ireland to bring a new connected lifestyle experience to 60 stores nationwide 60% of consumers surveyed prefer shopping in person to shopping online Despite the impact of Covid-19 on retail with more people shopping online, research conducted from 2019 through to 2021 has shown that consumers want an in-person experience, supplemented with an online […]

Retail Excellence Announces Ireland’s Top125 Stores

29 July 2021. Retailers from around the country in every industry sector have today been named as the Top125 Stores in Ireland by Retail Excellence, the largest retail industry representative organisation in Ireland. The Top125 stores are part of the AIB Merchant Services Retail Excellence Awards, which were established in 1997 to promote best practice […]