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# Retail Excellence

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# Brexit
Empty shelves in M&S not sign of post-Brexit food supply problems, industry body says
Photos of empty shelves in M&S stores have caused a stir in recent days.
# reopening
Retailers call on government to move forward re-opening of sector to Monday
Cabinet is meeting today to discuss the Level 5 exit plan.
# retail and services
Retail reps have rubbished claims they're 'obliged' to clamp down on the misuse of e-scooters
Transport Minister Shane Ross said stores must inform consumers of the vehicles’ legal status.
Voices
Opinion: The press needs to stop sensationalising the weather
No matter what is reported by Met Éireann or any other weather forecaster around the globe, the media will report the worst-case scenario which scares citizens, writes David Fitzsimons.
# Work
Two months out from Christmas, retailers are short-stocked for seasonal staff
Stores are facing worker shortages as the country nears full employment.
# retail and services
'We want a level playing pitch': Retail groups take aim at pop-up markets
But one major operator says bricks-and-mortar firms are simply ‘unable to take competition’.
# Facebook
Retail Excellence suspends partnership with Facebook after undercover reporter exposes violations
Retail Excellence had partnered with Facebook to provide training to retailers to enhance their digital strategies through their platform.
# tasty cash
Return of 'breakfast roll economics' predicted by retail expert
JP Kennedy is the new chair of Retail Excellence Ireland, and has 20 years’ experience in the sector under his belt.
# Retail Excellence
'With garda stations and post offices closing, the local shop is the last bastion of communities'
The new chair of Retail Excellence Ireland predicts the return of ‘breakfast roll economics’ this year.
# Retail Excellence
Ennis has been named Ireland's friendliest place
Retail Excellence Ireland announced the Clare town as the winner.
# Louth
Drogheda has the least 'healthy' shopping centre in the country
That’s according to a new study by trade body Retail Excellence Ireland.
# Retail
Retailers want the parents of shoplifting children prosecuted
Currently children under the age of 12 do not have criminal responsibility for their actions.
# added pressure
More parents are using children to shoplift for them, according to retailers
According to Retail Excellence, all kinds of shops – from electronics to garden centres – are reporting higher rates of children shoplifting.
# Poll
Poll: How much money have you spent in the post-Christmas sales?
Shoppers have turned out in force to find a bargain in the sales this year.
# Homebase
Over 500 jobs at risk as Homebase Ireland enters examinership
Retail Excellence said earlier today that a number of other retail operators will follow suit in the coming weeks.
# Sales
Retailers report up to 10 per cent rise in St Stephen's day sales
Retailers are also feeling positive about 2013, saying that they may see an upturn in sales.
# Shopping
December retail sales 'up for first time in five years'
Retail Excellence Ireland says this weekend wasn’t as manic as expected, but was very productive.
# Jobs
JJB Sports to close with loss of 100 jobs
Closure is indicative of failure by landlords to reduce Celtic Tiger era rents, says Retail association.
# Retail
Retail sales figures continue to improve in August
Preliminary figures from the CSO show that both the volume and value of retail sales increased last month.