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Green Friday 2022

Black Friday has become a global phenomenon that grows in both revenue and duration every year. Love it or hate it; this day has now firmly rooted itself in Irish culture and your business can boost sales by joining in! Originally an American event taking place the day after Thanksgiving, it has now cemented its […]

Decathlon plans to open two more stores in Ireland

The Irish business of sports retail giant Decathlon has plans to open two more stores in Ireland “and expand in Limerick, Cork or Galway as a priority in the coming years”, according to a directors’ report in new accounts which show that Irish revenues at Decathlon Sports Ireland Ltd declined by 7% from €17.8 million […]

Ireland’s first contactless supermarket opens in Dublin

Ireland’s first ever contactless food store, Market x Flutter, was launched on Tuesday in Clonskeagh, Dublin. AI-powered computer vision allows shoppers to select their purchases and leave, without having to wait in line or stop to scan or pay. The food-store, developed for Flutter by Compass Group Ireland, stocks fresh meals including a selection of […]

Golden Discs celebrating 60 years in business

  In 1962, aware of the growing demand for recordings from US artists which weren’t available in Ireland at the time, Golden Discs was set up on Dublin’s Tara Street by Jack Fitzgerald and Tom Rogers. Sixty years later, Golden Discs celebrates its diamond anniversary; a testament to the founders forward-thinking, and tenacious business strategy. […]

‘The Kind’ wins €50k Retail Opportunity with Champion Green

Sheelin Conlon, founder of eco-aware lifestyle brand, The Kind, has been named this year’s winner of the Champion Green Readymade Retail prize, in partnership with Aviva Life & Pensions. Almost 100 entries were received from SMEs eager to win the €50,000 retail opportunity, centred on a prime pop-up shop in the prestigious Blackrock Village Centre […]

Sustainable Irish Retail Action (SIRA) Newsletter 01.07.22

Sharon Yourell Lawlor and Claire Cogan set out to research and write a guide on the topic of ‘Retail Sustainability’ it was very clear from the beginning that if retailers were to really embrace it, this guide needed to be very practical in nature, easy to understand and simple to follow. It also needed to […]

How retailers can use online training to onboard or upskill staff

If we’re being honest, onboarding and training staff for your retail business can be painful. It inevitably takes time away from the regular duties of running your company, and much of the information they need to learn is repetitive for the trainer. Paying for in-person education such as lectures is expensive, and many of the […]

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, […]

Green Friday Week Trading – a report by Gerard Keohane, StudioForty9.com

Black Friday has been a much anticipated sales event this year, not least because so many physical stores are shuttered leaving many retailers to focus all of their effort on trading online. Already as of this morning, trading is brisk and traffic to ecommerce sites, and conversion rates for that traffic, is looking extremely healthy. […]