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#Retail

# retail - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

It looks like Next are set to close their flagship Dublin store

The chain have been present on south Dublin’s main shopping stretch for over 20 years.

# retail - Saturday 21 March, 2015

Why there are no Apple Stores in the Republic – and probably won’t be for a while

We look at the cash-generating power of the company’s stores and where one might appear if Apple did come to Ireland.

# retail - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should employees have to speak only English while working? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should employees have to speak only English while working?

One supermarket chain is requesting staff to only speak the language while working.

# retail - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you support minimum prices for alcohol? Clampdown This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support minimum prices for alcohol?

Is this the way to curb Ireland’s problem drinking?

# retail - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Tesco, SuperValu, and Boots stores slapped on the wrist for overcharging Consumer Protection

Tesco, SuperValu, and Boots stores slapped on the wrist for overcharging

Two other businesses received convictions relating to the sale of cars.

# retail - Friday 23 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish people spent a LOT of money over the Christmas period Bling Bling

Irish people spent a LOT of money over the Christmas period

We bought a lot of jewellery.

# retail - Friday 16 January, 2015

Believe it or not, CDs and vinyl made a big comeback last year

A revitalised HMV sold lots of both. What next, cassettes?

# retail - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Penneys is the shining jewel in its UK owner’s crown

The company has over 10 million sq ft of sales space over 287 stores. That’s a lot of cheap clothes.

# retail - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Irish consumers had their best Christmas for seven years

New figures today also show an increase of 6.4% in retail sales over the course of the year.

Tesco wants to take a razor to its costs – and 350 Irish staff are out the door

The night-shift workers are taking redundancy and 90 of their jobs won’t be replaced.

# retail - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Retailers are really happy with their post-Christmas sales Booming

Retailers are really happy with their post-Christmas sales

And mens fashion is one of the biggest markets.

# retail - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Inside this iconic family business… and what keeps it going after 43 years

The Danny Ryan Music Shop in Tipperary Town has a new hand on the till for the first time since 1971.

# retail - Friday 26 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie St Stephens Day sales madness: Queues from 6am and ‘handbags at dawn’ Bargain Hunting This post contains images

# retail - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

The teachers’ strike day was the busiest pre-Christmas shopping day this year

Overall though, sales have been disappointing in December 2014.

# retail - Sunday 21 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Marks & Spencer on Grafton St evacuated over “false alarm” Shutters Down

Marks & Spencer on Grafton St evacuated over “false alarm”

It is expected to reopen soon.

# retail - Saturday 20 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge 10 things you’ll only understand if you’ve worked retail at Christmas time Christmas Wrapping

10 things you’ll only understand if you’ve worked retail at Christmas time

Shop ’til the sales assistants drop.

# retail - Monday 15 December, 2014

H&M is about to open its new Dublin flagship store and its sales keep on going up

The company is known for recruiting celebrities as the faces of its campaigns.

# retail - Saturday 29 November, 2014

The Briefcase: Black Friday, Europe vs Google and sweet broadband dreams

This was the week in business.

# retail - Thursday 27 November, 2014

How to: Get customers to travel across the country to a small store in a regional town

For a business like Rock Frocks it’s all about finding your niche. And now even Imelda May is a fan.

# retail - Saturday 22 November, 2014

What I Learned: Why there’s no ‘secret sauce’ to cooking up an e-commerce juggernaut

We talk to MicksGarage about going from the bedroom to a multimillion-euro enterprise.

# retail - Saturday 15 November, 2014

The Big Idea: Saving shoppers time… and hopefully lots of money

And how small retailers can use price-comparison sites to their advantage against their bigger rivals.

# retail - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Poll: Clicks or bricks, how do you decide where you’re going to shop? Clicks Or Bricks This post contains a poll

Poll: Clicks or bricks, how do you decide where you’re going to shop?

What can local retailers do to win back all the Irish online shoppers spending their cash overseas?

# retail - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Online or bricks and mortar? This is how most Irish shoppers spend their money

Are we a nation of click-happy customers or do we prefer the personal touch? Here are the numbers…

# retail - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Not so hot: Why the big clothing chains are sweating over an Indian summer

Was that the magic word “discount” we just heard?

# retail - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Here are a few things businesses can learn from Google’s Consumer Barometer (for free)

So Google knows almost everything about how you shop, which is a bit creepy really…

# retail - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Tesco in redundancy discussions over “small number of roles” Irish Stores

Tesco in redundancy discussions over “small number of roles”

Talks are over voluntary redundancy or redeployment of staff.

# retail - Monday 22 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Why did farmers bring a Grim Reaper to an Aldi store? Retail

Why did farmers bring a Grim Reaper to an Aldi store?

They also brought a coffin full of vegetables.

# retail - Monday 15 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Argos needs 500 more staff to cope with Christmas rush Deck The Halls

Argos needs 500 more staff to cope with Christmas rush

Dublin gets the bulk of the extra jobs, but positions on offer in 22 Irish cities and towns.

From TheJournal.ie Irish shoppers still watching their euro Bargain Hunters

Irish shoppers still watching their euro

Consumers love cheap deals and loyalty cards, survey says.

# retail - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Six shopping centres up for grabs, going rate €120 million

Total of seven properties on the market to claw back some of Bank of Scotland’s billions in Irish loans.

# retail - Monday 25 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Budget 2015 should give money back to consumers’ Budget 2015

‘Budget 2015 should give money back to consumers’

Retail Ireland wants the retail sector to be boosted in October.

# retail - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Beef farmers launch “blitz” at Tesco in Naas

They’re protesting new age limits on their products in British supermarkets.

# retail - Thursday 31 July, 2014

How do you get shoppers to return to your store? Inspire them

Kids’ activities, helpful staff, demos and clear signage – just some of the ways retailers can make themselves irresistible.

# retail - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you ever made an official complaint about a company? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever made an official complaint about a company?

Over 56,000 complaints were made to the National Consumer Agency alone. Do you kick up a fuss when you’re not happy with a service?

Ryanair, Aer Lingus and Greyhound among companies pursued by consumer agency

The National Consumer Agency received 56,000 contacts last year.

# retail - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Trading conditions in Ireland ‘continue to be challenging’, says M&S

The retailer reported a slight increase in womenswear sales and said that sales were impacted by launch of new website.

# retail - Monday 7 July, 2014

This is what the proposed new €100m Horizon Mall in Limerick will look like

It’s planned to be built on the site of the derelict Parkway Valley shopping centre.

# retail - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Hotels have fingers crossed that Garth gigs go ahead

Many hotels in Dublin have sold out – and hiked prices – to cater for the hordes who have bought tickets for the five nights.

# retail - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

“Strong sales” at Allsop auction, as landmark Dublin pub goes for €410,000

The latest high-profile auction of homes, retail outlets and business premises is taking place at the RDS in Dublin today…

# retail - Friday 20 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie National Geographic opens its first Irish store somewhere very fitting Travel Bug

National Geographic opens its first Irish store somewhere very fitting

It’s bound to provide much travel inspiration.

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