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#Retail Sector

# retail-sector - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

Vast majority of Irish retailers struggling with rent arrears, according to new survey
# Landlords
# Landlords

Vast majority of Irish retailers struggling with rent arrears, according to new survey

Aug 24th 2021, 11:04 AM 10,361 Views 13 Comments

In 20% of cases, retailers said they had no engagement from their landlord on the issue of arrears.

# retail-sector - Monday 16 August, 2021

Workers petition Dunnes Stores for pandemic pay increase to be made permanent
# Covid Pay
# Covid Pay

Workers petition Dunnes Stores for pandemic pay increase to be made permanent

Aug 16th 2021, 12:26 PM 29,137 Views 38 Comments

Staff received a temporary 10% pay increase in March 2020.

# retail-sector - Sunday 9 May, 2021

Retailer's organisation says industry can't afford another lockdown
# Reopening
# Reopening

Retailer's organisation says industry can't afford another lockdown

May 9th 2021, 11:14 AM 18,907 Views 31 Comments

Retail Excellence says the sector will need major financial support from the government in the months ahead.

# retail-sector - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Almost 500 jobs to go as Carphone Warehouse set to close all Irish stores
# Retail Woes
# Retail Woes

Almost 500 jobs to go as Carphone Warehouse set to close all Irish stores

Apr 21st 2021, 11:58 AM 57,099 Views 65 Comments
  • 69 standalone and 12 in-store outlets to shut
  • Company says employees will be 'fully supported' following announcement
  • Tánaiste describes news as a 'huge blow'

# retail-sector - Monday 7 December, 2020

Frasers Group in talks to buy collapsed UK department store chain Debenhams
# Retail Sector
# Retail Sector

Frasers Group in talks to buy collapsed UK department store chain Debenhams

Dec 7th 2020, 2:29 PM 12,097 Views 4 Comments

But a deal is unlikely to affect the department store chain’s former Irish businesses.

# retail-sector - Monday 30 November, 2020

Topshop owner Arcadia on the brink of bankruptcy — union expresses 'deep concern' over hundreds of Irish jobs
# Topshop
# Topshop

Topshop owner Arcadia on the brink of bankruptcy — union expresses 'deep concern' over hundreds of Irish jobs

Nov 30th 2020, 11:30 AM 17,878 Views 10 Comments

But the company tells staff that it will reopen its Irish stores this week as planned.

# retail-sector - Friday 30 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 30th 2020, 11:00 AM 82,495 Views 122 Comments

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?
# Retail Sector
# Retail Sector

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

Oct 24th 2020, 6:30 AM 242,726 Views 49 Comments

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
# Retail Sector
# Retail Sector

'It's going to be a disaster for us': Retailers call for clarity and support ahead of tightening of Covid restrictions

Oct 19th 2020, 1:50 PM 20,179 Views 40 Comments

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'
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

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

Jun 12th 2020, 12:28 PM 15,373 Views 56 Comments

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
# Recovery
# Recovery

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

Sep 10th 2014, 9:27 AM 5,999 Views 13 Comments

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
# Retail
# Retail

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

Apr 25th 2014, 5:30 PM 260 Views 22 Comments

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
# Retail
# Retail

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

Dec 3rd 2013, 7:30 AM 7,341 Views 35 Comments

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
# Retail Sector
# Retail Sector

Retail sales continue fall across eurozone

Jul 3rd 2013, 6:26 PM 3,519 Views 12 Comments

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
# Retail Pay
# Retail Pay

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

Jan 31st 2013, 6:30 AM 2,355 Views 7 Comments

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
# Retail
# Retail

Retail sales fell slightly in December - CSO

Jan 28th 2013, 11:35 AM 2,986 Views 8 Comments

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
# Shopping

Retail sales up for the third month in a row

Oct 26th 2012, 2:29 PM 4,320 Views 17 Comments

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
# Retail
# Retail

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

Jun 28th 2012, 2:38 PM 2,871 Views 4 Comments

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
# Retail Sector
# Retail Sector

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

Jun 9th 2012, 4:21 PM 3,097 Views 15 Comments

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
# Budget Leaks
# Budget Leaks

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

Nov 18th 2011, 1:59 PM 10,255 Views 45 Comments

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
# Retail
# Retail

Mixed messages as retail sales continue their slide

Aug 29th 2011, 3:05 PM 392 Views 11 Comments

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
# Retail
# Retail

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

Apr 27th 2011, 12:00 PM 1,117 Views 0 Comments

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

Things can only get better
# Optimism
# Optimism

Things can only get better

Jul 30th 2010, 9:01 AM 195 Views 0 Comments

Consumer confidence levels at level not seen since 2007.

# retail-sector - Tuesday 27 July, 2010

Carrigaline becomes first town to offer a loyalty card
# Cork
# Cork

Carrigaline becomes first town to offer a loyalty card

Jul 27th 2010, 11:47 AM 374 Views 0 Comments

Time to show your county colours.

# retail-sector - Wednesday 21 July, 2010

Footfall Fell in Ireland
# Consumer Confidence
# Consumer Confidence

Footfall Fell in Ireland

Jul 21st 2010, 2:27 PM 121 Views 0 Comments