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Retail

# retail - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge There’s a very special job opening at this Dublin antique shop Jobfairy

# retail - Monday 14 April, 2014

Aldi reaches record market share, with Lidl not far behind

If you shop in Aldi, you’re probably spending more as well.

# retail - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Primark to pay €7m compensation to workers over Bangladesh building collapse Rana Plaza

Primark to pay €7m compensation to workers over Bangladesh building collapse

The company has already distributed $2m to workers and their families.

# retail - Friday 14 March, 2014

150 jobs to go as Musgrave ends deal with Blanchardstown supplier

Musgrave won’t be renewing its contract with Wincanton — as it has decided to supply all of its stores from its own distribution network.

# retail - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Shopfronts of Dublin: a very lovely photo project indeed Some Front This post contains images

Shopfronts of Dublin: a very lovely photo project indeed

Independent stores, and the way they make you feel.

Irish consumers are happier than they have been in seven years

The report says that Irish consumers are increasingly confident in the Irish economy.

# retail - Monday 3 March, 2014

Ryanair’s new marketing man: We want to make it better for customers

Kenny Jacobs will tell DMX Dublin conference next week about plans to make the company a ‘digital leader’.

# retail - Sunday 16 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Lidl creates over 50 new jobs in three new stores Every Lidl Helps

Lidl creates over 50 new jobs in three new stores

The stores will open in Galway, Cork and Donegal.

# retail - Thursday 13 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie So long, farewell: Superquinn becomes SuperValu today SuperGone

So long, farewell: Superquinn becomes SuperValu today

The sausages are still available, but the branding across the store will be different.

# retail - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “We’re being made fools of” – Limerick staff sit-in enters 17th day Occupy Limerick

“We’re being made fools of” – Limerick staff sit-in enters 17th day

Staff are angry that entitlements have not been paid, despite a promise that they would.

# retail - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Did you get books or cosmetics for Christmas? Figures suggest many people did

The CSO said that there was a 3 per cent increase in retail sales in December with Christmas gift regulars driving the increase.

# retail - Monday 20 January, 2014

Tesco’s market share fell over Christmas while discount retailers saw a boost

Supervalu attracted 40,000 more households over the festive period, helping it to push its market share above 20 per cent.

# retail - Friday 10 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you been shopping in the January sales? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you been shopping in the January sales?

There was disappointment yesterday when figures showed Christmas shopping failed to boost retails sales in November, so were you waiting for the January sales?

# retail - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Clothes and shoe sales up in November; books and newspapers down

Retail sector says it is still under pressure.

# retail - Friday 27 December, 2013

Retailers report busiest St Stephen’s Day since start of the recession

One retailer said they had done 50 per cent of last year’s 26 December turnover in the first hour of trading yesterday.

# retail - Thursday 26 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie PICS: Queues for Brown Thomas go all the way around the corner in Dublin and Cork St Stephen's Day

PICS: Queues for Brown Thomas go all the way around the corner in Dublin and Cork

It’s like something out of the Celtic Tiger…

# retail - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Retailers “disappointed” as Christmas sales are down on 2012 Christmas Slump

Retailers “disappointed” as Christmas sales are down on 2012

The slump pre-Christmas means big sales from St Stephens’ Day, says a representative group.

# retail - Monday 23 December, 2013

Business booming for Aldi and Lidl as discounters show growth at expense of Tesco

The German discount chains have been gaining ground in the last 12 months, as shoppers continue to keep a close watch on their grocery spend.

# retail - Friday 13 December, 2013

Penneys staff vote for 3 per cent pay increase deal

Mandate said the deal includes the abolition of the under-18 rate of pay at the Irish store.

# retail - Monday 9 December, 2013

Largest shopping centre in the midlands enters receivership

Grant Thornton have been appointed as receivers in an agreement that includes the shopping centre, car park, and a number of apartments.

# retail - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Four A|wear stores remain open following examiner appointment

Following the fashion chain entering receivership, stores in Blanchardstown, Dundrum, Grafton Street and Sligo are still trading.

Shoppers should be encouraged to buy Irish this Saturday, says SFA

An initiative like “Small Business Saturday” could raise as much as €30 million, the Small Firms Association believes.

# retail - Monday 2 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Communities can take back their town with pop-up museums in vacant spaces Tourism

Communities can take back their town with pop-up museums in vacant spaces

The Heritage Council is hosting a workshop in Kilkenny to teach people how to create their own pop-up museums.

# retail - Friday 29 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Marks & Spencer staff to strike next Saturday Industrial Action

Marks & Spencer staff to strike next Saturday

The staff are angered at the closing of their pension scheme.

# retail - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Car-free zones in Dublin city centre could include Henry Street area Street Markets

Car-free zones in Dublin city centre could include Henry Street area

It’s part of a proposal by the Lord Mayor to temporarily pedestrianise some streets in the city centre one Sunday a month.

# retail - Monday 18 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Union expresses fears for Arnotts and Boyers jobs Jobs

Union expresses fears for Arnotts and Boyers jobs

Mandate says that the sale of the debt of the landmark store should prioritise jobs.

# retail - Saturday 16 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Tesco recalls ice-cream contaminated with painkillers What A Scoop

Tesco recalls ice-cream contaminated with painkillers

The retail giant says the move is a “precautionary measure”.

# retail - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Debenhams to use bigger mannequins aimed at “average women” Retail

Debenhams to use bigger mannequins aimed at “average women”

The retail giant will use size 16 models as well as size 10 versions.

HMV opens another new Irish store today — this time online

The online store will be in addition to its five other stores in the Republic of Ireland which reopened two months ago.

# retail - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

“Remarkable year” for Penneys as revenue rises by 22 per cent

The popular retail chain benefited from the strengthening of the euro and saw sales growth of 5 per cent.

# retail - Friday 1 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie New number plates haven’t helped motor industry Cars

New number plates haven’t helped motor industry

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry says that while the new number plates contributed to a small rise in sales, it has been a difficult year.

# retail - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Retail industry “still experiencing difficulties”

New CSO figures show that people spent less money in supermarkets and petrol stations last month.

# retail - Sunday 27 October, 2013

The 10 simplest brands in the world…

…And why that simplicity is one factor in their success.

# retail - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Council wants to know if you like their plan for Grafton Street Civic Space This post contains images

Council wants to know if you like their plan for Grafton Street

The whole area is to undergo a revamp and improvement – Dublin City Council have published their vision for it.

# retail - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

175 seasonal jobs up for grabs at Argos this Christmas

Part-time contracts are on offer at the retailer’s 40 Irish stores.

# retail - Friday 18 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge 8 things that you’ll recognise if you’ve ever worked weekends This Is My Friday

8 things that you’ll recognise if you’ve ever worked weekends

Your day will come my friends, your day will come.

# retail - Monday 14 October, 2013

Five per cent increase in number of jobs advertised online

The largest recorded increases were in the retail sector, while there were decreases in legal and beauty industry jobs.

# retail - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Examiner appointed to fashion chain A|wear

The company had been taken out of receivership by a group of investors in 2012.

Increase recorded in number of vacant commercial properties

Ballybofey in Donegal has the highest vacancy rate in the country, while Greystones in Wicklow has the lowest.

# retail - Sunday 6 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie These dilapidated capsule apartments were meant to be the future of housing Pokey This post contains images

These dilapidated capsule apartments were meant to be the future of housing

The Nakagin Capsule Tower was seen as the future of architecture when it was first built in 1972, with each 300-square-foot capsule acting a self-contained apartment. See them here.

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