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# Retail Ireland

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'It's going to be a disaster for us': Retailers call for clarity and support ahead of tightening of Covid restrictions
Business owners aren’t holding out hope for all retailers to be deemed essential.
'Costs will rise': UK and Irish retail groups warn of 'devastating' no-deal consequences
Tariffs that would be imposed in a no-deal Brexit scenario would result in an increase in costs for Irish shoppers.
Retail group predicts Irish households will spend an average of €2,690 this December
Retail Ireland said that there will be an increase in sales this year of over €150 million.
Two months out from Christmas, retailers are short-stocked for seasonal staff
Stores are facing worker shortages as the country nears full employment.
'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’.
Selling energy drinks to children: No plans from other retailers to copy Aldi's ban
Retailers such as Dunnes Stores, Centra and SuperValu haven’t announced any plans to follow Aldi’s lead.
Irish retailers on course to record best Christmas season since 2007
Despite the positive growth, cross-border shopping has been a big worry for Irish outlets this year.
Irish households to spend an average of €2,654 in the run up to Christmas
Retail Ireland said that cross-border shopping and online shopping from foreign retailers is a big worry for Irish outlets this year.
Retail Ireland's new head wants to convince people that jobs in shops aren't just for students
BWG Foods boss Willie O’Byrne was appointed to the role earlier this week.
Irish retailers claim they didn't have a very merry Christmas
Retail Ireland called their latest shopping figures “disappointing”.
The cost of Christmas: Irish households will spend an extra €720 in December
The figure is a €26 increase on the average monthly spend for Christmas 2015.
Retailers fear return to cross-border shopping if sterling continues to fall
Retail sector representatives are calling on the government to take “decisive steps” as Irish consumers react to Brexit.
Lots of people have left their Christmas shopping until the last minute
Big Dublin retailers are experiencing 20 minute queues in the lead up to Christmas.
Lower prices at the petrol pumps means you're spending more in the shops
However, women didn’t invest in too many winter coats this season.
Retailers are going to have their best Christmas since 2009 thanks to you
Irish households are expected to spend an extra €650 to €750 in shops this month compared to other months this year.
Clerys boss: 'O'Connell street is a very cold environment'
The Jobs Committee was told that Dublin’s main thoroughfare is dangerous and dirty, giving retailers little chance.
Ireland's most shuttered main street is...
Vacancy rates in Ireland could be combated by more pro-active local authorities, Retail Ireland has said.
Retail industry "still experiencing difficulties"
New CSO figures show that people spent less money in supermarkets and petrol stations last month.
Taoiseach to hear of barriers to online retail in Ireland and a host of other companies in the sector to meet with Enda Kenny today to outline difficulties in what will be Taoiseach’s first-ever webcasted consultation meeting.
"Worrying figures" show we spent less on clothing, books and furniture in April
Retail Ireland has said government must give consumers “hope and a reason to start spending”.
Retailers turn focus to online operations in a bid to tap into the €4.1bn market
Sixty-four per cent of businesses intend to upgrade their online presence in the next 18 months, with the Irish online market predicted to grow to €21bn by 2017.
'Nearly 30 per cent' of cigarettes sold in Ireland last year were illegal
A major tobacco company’s Irish branch says 28.2 per cent of all cigarettes sold here last year evaded the excise duty net.
Food and drink prices down over 6 per cent since 2008 - Retail Ireland
Retail Ireland made the comments following the publication of a Consumers’ Association of Ireland (CAI) report on Irish food prices – which indicated the typical cost of a basket of groceries had risen 12 per cent in the past two years.
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.
Retail sales up 1.7 per cent in October
Retail Ireland said the 24 per cent increase in electrical sales is “almost certainly” driven by television purchases ahead of the digital switchover.
Budget 2013: As speculation mounts, retailers say their business is suffering
Consumer confidence has plummeted as we worry about the forthcoming budget and retailers say they’re feeling the pinch but will the government do anything to stop the leaks and speculation?
Black market and retail crime 'costing Ireland €861m a year'
Retail Ireland says one-eighth of all diesel sold in Ireland is illegal, while one in six people have made illegal downloads.
Column: Taking kids to beauty salons? It’s far from child’s play
From junior manicures to baby clothes reading “I’m too sexy” – this sexualisation of children isn’t just a bit of fun, writes Joanna Fortune.
Retail sales on the up for second month running
CSO figures show that the volume of retail sales grew by 0.2 per cent last month, with the value of sales up by 0.6pc.
St Patrick's weekend sales up on last year but retailers remain pessimistic
In its latest business sentiment survey, Retail Ireland has conveyed a pessimistic outlook among retailers for the months ahead.
Most shops in Dublin to remain open on St Patrick’s Day
A survey by retail Ireland reveals that nearly three-quarters of outlets in the capital plan to remain open this Saturday.
Retailers pessimistic about 2012, says IBEC
Despite positive sales this Christmas, retailers are “pessimistic” about the year ahead, says Retail Ireland, which describes their overall mood as “grim”.
Retailers call for no taxes on consumers and cuts to expenditure in Budget
Retail Ireland has called on the government not to increase excise duty and not to shift the payment of sick leave onto employers in the Budget next week.
Calls to equalise diesel duty rates to deter fuel laundering
Retail Ireland says illegal fuel laundering to remove the dye from agricultural diesel is costing the state €150m in lost tax revenues annually.