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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 […]

New SEAI scheme will support SMEs to take control of their energy use

  Energy audits help businesses with tailored recommendations to reduce energy bills SMEs can avail of a €2,000 voucher to cover energy audit The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is encouraging Irish SMEs to take control of their energy use with the launch of a new support scheme. The scheme will provide SMEs with […]

Sky Media launch TV advertising support scheme for Irish businesses.

Sky Media today announced the return of their Business Support Scheme for 2021, which will give Retail Excellence members & businesses across the country the opportunity to access free TV advertising packages through AdSmart from Sky, as they look to reopen with the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Piloted in 2020 the then SME25 scheme helped […]

Retail Excellence demands 50% rent amnesty for retailers

Retail Excellence delegation to appear before Joint Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment today (Wednesday) 50% rent amnesty for first four months of 2021 is ‘realistic and fair’ minimum requirement for retailers who have been ‘decimated’ by the pandemic Government also needs to do far more to support small online retailers Wednesday, July 7th, 2021.  Retail […]

Retail Excellence supports UNICEF’s Drive for Global Vaccine Equity while helping Ireland Reopen and Stay Open

UNICEF Ireland and Retail Excellence highlight importance of vaccinating everyone to avoid spread of variants and further disruption to business. DUBLIN, 2 JULY 2021 – Retail Excellence has announced its support for an historic mission to vaccinate the world today as it joins an innovative UNICEF campaign rolling out in Ireland. As new variants of […]

Decision to Delay Reopening of Indoor Dining a ‘Hammer-Blow’ for Business Owners

‘Extremely unhelpful’ that no date agreed for reopening Government proposal to allow indoor dining for fully vaccinated people is ‘unrealistic and unworkable in practice’ Tuesday, June 29th, 2021.  Retail Excellence, the largest representative body for the retail industry in Ireland, has said that the Government’s decision to postpone the reopening of indoor dining was a “hammer-blow” […]

Retail Excellence announces partnership extension with AIB Merchant Services

Monday, June 14th, 2021. AIB Merchant Services (AIBMS), Ireland’s largest payments solutions provider, has announced a three-year partnership extension with retail industry representative body, Retail Excellence. The agreement will see AIBMS retain its position as exclusive payments partner to Retail Excellence and its 2,200 members, leading retail companies which operate in the Irish market. The […]

Retail Excellence Press Release 31.03.21

Retail Excellence: businesses ‘furious’ over Government stance on retail Government has ‘lost the room’ by delaying reopening of retail to May at the earliest Retail Excellence Managing Director: ‘This represents another nail in the coffin for hundreds of retailers around the country’ Wednesday, March 31st, 2021. Retail Excellence, the largest representative body for the retail […]

Brexit Webinar Follow Up Questions + Answers

1.What are the benefits of suppliers in the UK setting up a ROI VAT number for Business to business delivery of goods. Answer:  The UK company with a valid IE EORI and IE VAT number can act as importer on the declaration and possibly avail of postponed accounting. 2. I have an EORI number and […]