Retail Excellence Announce Ireland’s Top100 Stores

PRESS RELEASE Retail Excellence Announce Ireland’s Top100 Stores Retailers from around the country in every industry sector have today been named as the Top100 Stores in Ireland by Retail Excellence, the largest retail industry representative organization in Ireland. The Top100 stores are part of the Retail Excellence Awards, which were established in 1997 to promote […]

Quarter 2 Retail Sales Marginally Up, But Outlook Remains A Concern

PRESS RELEASE Quarter 2 Retail Sales Marginally Up, But Outlook Remains A Concern Today Retail Excellence published its Quarter 2 Retail Productivity Review. The report compiles data from 4,500 stores across the State including sales figures from data analysist company GfK. The report dives into sales data from nineteen sectors within the Irish Retail Industry. […]

Phase 2 Launch of Online Retail Scheme

“Launch of Phase 2 an important step in the right direction” says Retail Excellence 5th June 2019 Ireland’s biggest retail representative body, Retail Excellence has welcomed the launch today of the second call of the Enterprise Ireland-led pilot Online Retail Scheme. €1.25m fund is targeted at online retailers to encourage acceleration of their online offerings. […]

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 […]