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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 […]

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 […]

Phase 2: Powerpoint Application Form

To download your application form for phase 2 which comes in a powerpoint format, please click the below link – (Store) Retail Excellence Phase 2 Application Powerpoint 2021

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 […]

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 […]

Changes to Tax-free Shopping in R.O.I. – Global Blue

Dear Partner, I am writing to update you now that the government has confirmed the changes to tax-free shopping in Ireland that they made with effect from 1st January 2021. Minimum Purchase Amount (MPA) There is now a Minimum Purchase Amount of €75 in order to qualify for tax-free shopping. Global Blue’s systems have been […]