Advertisement
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 6°C Saturday 28 November 2020

#Retail Sector

# retail-sector - Friday 30 October, 2020

Explainer: What exactly are the rules for essential and non-essential retailers and how can they be enforced?

What penalties are in place for businesses that break the rules?

# retail-sector - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Explainer: Why are some non-essential retailers continuing to operate in Level 5?

What exactly do the government guidelines say about retailers?

# retail-sector - Monday 19 October, 2020

'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.

# retail-sector - Friday 12 June, 2020

Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'

A new paper calls on policymakers to ‘transform’ precarious and low-paid jobs.

# retail-sector - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

The retail sector is delighted that more part-time jobs are becoming full-time

An increase in the number of full-time jobs has resulted in a boost for retail sales.

# retail-sector - Friday 25 April, 2014

Column: Dependence on out-of-town shopping complexes destroys community life

The ‘solution’ of building more housing and expecting people to commute to out-of-town shopping complexes is detrimental to local community life.

# retail-sector - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

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-sector - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Retail sales continue fall across eurozone

For example, eurozone countries purchased less ‘food, drink and tobacco’ this May, compared to May 2012.

# retail-sector - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Less than 10% of retail employers will increase pay in 2013

The survey also found that more than 17 per cent will reduce allowances such as bonuses and overtime rates in 2013.

# retail-sector - Monday 28 January, 2013

Retail sales fell slightly in December - CSO

The volume of retail sales fell by 0.1 per cent in December but figures show an increase when motor trades are excluded.

# retail-sector - Friday 26 October, 2012

Retail sales up for the third month in a row Shopping This post contains a poll

Retail sales up for the third month in a row

The amount and value of Irish retail sales have risen by 0.9 per cent in September compared with August 2012.

# retail-sector - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Retail sales for May: Motor trade down, (almost) everything else up

When including the motor trade, sales are at their lowest in five years – but without cars, the outlook is improving.

# retail-sector - Saturday 9 June, 2012

Irish pharmacists call for a cut in rates to boost retail sector

Meanwhile, One4All has launched Ireland’s first retail week.

# retail-sector - Friday 18 November, 2011

Budget leaks: the hypermarket could be on its way to Ireland Exclusive

According to leaked documents seen by TheJournal.ie, the Government has agreed to make changes to the retail size caps which could allow for Wal-mart and Costco to set up shop here.

# retail-sector - Monday 29 August, 2011

Mixed messages as retail sales continue their slide

Both the volume and value of retail sales fell in July, and if you exclude motor trading, the domestic economy is even gloomier.

# retail-sector - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Ladies' fashion is worst-performing retail sector of 2011 so far

Figures from Retail Excellence Ireland show that like-for-like sales are down 3 per cent on last year, yet remain “robust”.

# retail-sector - Friday 30 July, 2010

THE RESULTS of the latest Consumer Confidence Monitor show that 22% of people surveyed this month believe the country will be better off.

The figure compares favourably to March when only 9% of people felt positive and November when the figure was just 8%.

Positivity has also reached people’s personal finances with over half of people saying they expected their income this year to be higher or the same as last years income. The survey also highlighted

11% of people expected their income to be higher in the coming year.

46% expected their pay to remain the same.

A small increase in the numbers who expected to buy more goods and services

58% of people feel the economy will be better off in the year ahead.

The survey of over 1,000 people by Behaviour and Attitudes shows that people in Dublin remain the most optimistic.

However the latest review from Retail Excellence Ireland says sales have declined by over 5% in June, up from 4.94 in May and 2.02 in April.

# retail-sector - Tuesday 27 July, 2010

CARRIGALINE in County Cork has become the first town in Ireland to offer rewards to locals who shop local. The town, part of Cork’s commuter belt is suffering increasing competition from large shopping centres in nearby Mahon and Douglas, so it has decided to take matters into its own hands.

The loyalty card will give consumers in the Cork suburb rewards based on how often they shop local or use locally based services. Because the business is not giving a discount to every one-time visitor who walks through the door, they can give bigger rewards to their most regular customers.

Points earned in a particular business can be reclaimed in that business, the scheme means locals will only have to carry one card to avail of rewards from multiple stores. Eight independent businesses covering a wide range of markets including bookshops, shoe stores, tyre centers and pet shops have already signed up and the organisers are hoping to add many more over the coming weeks.

“The response from the community has been fantastic.” says Damian McCarthy, Sales Director with myrewardcard.ie. “Independent businesses know they need to work together and create a sense of community if they want to compete with the larger chains. localrewards.ie helps them do that”.

# retail-sector - Wednesday 21 July, 2010

FOOTFALL fell by 1.7% for 2010, compared to figures from 2009. Consumer visits to high streets and shopping centres in Ireland appeared to level off in June, with a decrease of only 0.04% recorded compared to 2009. From February to June there have been positive footfall increases compared to 2009.