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#Retail

# retail - Wednesday 27 July, 2022

Penneys accounts show €72 million less revenue last year
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Penneys accounts show €72 million less revenue last year

Jul 27th 2022, 5:32 PM 18,172 Views 14 Comments

The company’s stores opened for Christmas 2020 but closed in January and didn’t reopen until May 2021.

# retail - Thursday 13 January, 2022

Flannels and H&M announce new flagship stores in Clerys Quarter
# Clerys
# Clerys

Flannels and H&M announce new flagship stores in Clerys Quarter

Jan 13th 2022, 1:25 PM 21,506 Views 15 Comments

The two leading retailers will open new stores on the O’Connell street site later this year.

# retail - Sunday 26 December, 2021

'Some staff reported being spat at': Public asked to respect shop workers as sales begin
# Winter Sales
# Winter Sales

'Some staff reported being spat at': Public asked to respect shop workers as sales begin

Dec 26th 2021, 6:30 AM 26,255 Views 20 Comments

Labour shortages and abuse from customers have made the work environment more difficult this year.

# retail - Friday 24 December, 2021

Brown Thomas and Arnotts sold in €4.7bn Selfridges deal
# Sold
# Sold

Brown Thomas and Arnotts sold in €4.7bn Selfridges deal

Dec 24th 2021, 7:38 AM 54,624 Views 18 Comments

The two department stores form part of the Selfridges group, which is being sold by the Weston family.

# retail - Monday 6 December, 2021

Poll: Have you seen or experienced a customer verbally abusing retail staff around Christmas?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you seen or experienced a customer verbally abusing retail staff around Christmas?

Dec 6th 2021, 10:06 AM 37,251 Views 51 Comments

A trade union has received “worrying reports” of an increase in the number of altercations with customers in recent weeks.

# retail - Friday 1 October, 2021

Shop workers were the most likely to catch Covid-19 in the most recent two waves of the pandemic
# Shops
# Shops

Shop workers were the most likely to catch Covid-19 in the most recent two waves of the pandemic

Oct 1st 2021, 2:51 PM 16,868 Views 20 Comments

Retail assistants, cashiers and checkout operators were the workers most likely to contract the virus in the second and third waves.

# retail - Monday 6 September, 2021

Around 10% of Ikea product lines 'unavailable' due to supply chain issues
# Retail
# Retail

Around 10% of Ikea product lines 'unavailable' due to supply chain issues

Sep 6th 2021, 4:57 PM 24,297 Views 21 Comments

IKEA said there are “too many product lines” affected in Ireland to list the items that are unavailable.

# retail - 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 - Thursday 1 July, 2021

High street retail giant Gap to close all Ireland and UK stores
# Out The Gap
# Out The Gap

High street retail giant Gap to close all Ireland and UK stores

Jul 1st 2021, 9:24 AM 34,060 Views 30 Comments

The company said it intends to take business online ‘in a phased manner’.

# retail - Monday 17 May, 2021

Happy shoppers return to stores but city retailers warn that tourism and office workers are still key
# Opening Time
# Opening Time

Happy shoppers return to stores but city retailers warn that tourism and office workers are still key

Updated May 17th 2021, 11:02 AM 79,595 Views 36 Comments
  • Non-essential retail is allowed to resume from today
  • Face coverings are still mandatory to wear for customers and staff
  • Queues at some stores but reopening generally more low key than last year
  • Footfall a boost for cities but retailers warn tourism is still important
Poll: Will you head to the shops today?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you head to the shops today?

May 17th 2021, 9:14 AM 47,663 Views 35 Comments

All non-essential retail stores can reopen from today.

# retail - Monday 10 May, 2021

Inter-county travel and home visits among raft of re-opening measures that begin today
# Lockdown Lifts
# Lockdown Lifts

Inter-county travel and home visits among raft of re-opening measures that begin today

Updated May 10th 2021, 9:10 AM 58,494 Views 56 Comments

Here are all the restrictions that will be lifted today.

# retail - 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 - Friday 30 April, 2021

Penneys announce shopping by appointment ahead of full reopening
# Penneys Lane
# Penneys Lane

Penneys announce shopping by appointment ahead of full reopening

Apr 30th 2021, 8:45 PM 81,979 Views 49 Comments

The retailer will announce the date when it will start taking bookings for appointments to visit their stores.

# retail - Monday 5 April, 2021

Boris Johnson confirms that non-essential retail and gyms will reopen next week
# Downing Street
# Downing Street

Boris Johnson confirms that non-essential retail and gyms will reopen next week

Updated Apr 5th 2021, 5:44 PM 38,556 Views 82 Comments

However, he warned against complacency in the fight against Covid-19.

# retail - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Retail sector 'deeply shocked' by continued ban on click and collect services until May
# Stop To Shops
# Stop To Shops

Retail sector 'deeply shocked' by continued ban on click and collect services until May

Mar 30th 2021, 7:08 PM 30,451 Views 30 Comments

At the earliest, non-essential shops may be allowed to offer click and collect again from 4 May.

# retail - Thursday 21 January, 2021

'Increasingly antagonistic' people not wearing masks in shops as retailers ask for higher vaccine priority for staff
# Vaccine Strategy
# Vaccine Strategy

'Increasingly antagonistic' people not wearing masks in shops as retailers ask for higher vaccine priority for staff

Jan 21st 2021, 6:15 AM 36,639 Views 49 Comments

RGDATA is asking for frontline retail staff to be vaccinated quicker.

# retail - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Aldi to create 1,050 jobs across the country, including 700 permanent roles
# Jobs
# Jobs

Aldi to create 1,050 jobs across the country, including 700 permanent roles

Jan 13th 2021, 8:46 AM 30,042 Views 28 Comments

The supermarket chain plans to open a number of new stores in Ireland this year.

# retail - Monday 11 January, 2021

December saw record-high grocery sales, but less money spent on whole turkeys
# Small Turkeys
# Small Turkeys

December saw record-high grocery sales, but less money spent on whole turkeys

Jan 11th 2021, 2:06 PM 14,530 Views 12 Comments

Sales of smaller cuts of meat such as turkey rolls and roast pork increased.

# retail - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Click and collect services for non-essential retail banned under new restrictions
# Retail
# Retail

Click and collect services for non-essential retail banned under new restrictions

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 4:45 PM 43,286 Views 58 Comments

The decision to ban click and collect services comes following a Cabinet meeting this afternoon.

# retail - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

Non-essential retail to remain open under Level 5 but shops asked to defer January sales
# Level 5
# Level 5

Non-essential retail to remain open under Level 5 but shops asked to defer January sales

Dec 22nd 2020, 1:31 PM 43,953 Views 38 Comments

“The retail sector will be requested to defer January sales events,” the Taoiseach said this afternoon announcing the measures.

# retail - Monday 14 December, 2020

Boost for supermarkets as sales of mince pies, Christmas biscuits and alcohol soar ahead of festive season
# Kantar
# Kantar

Boost for supermarkets as sales of mince pies, Christmas biscuits and alcohol soar ahead of festive season

Dec 14th 2020, 1:09 PM 11,514 Views 15 Comments

Dunnes Stores leads the way in terms of market share, just ahead of Supervalu, according to the latest Kantar figures.

# retail - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Retailers prepare for 'make or break' Christmas run-in with longer opening hours and 24-hour shopping
# Level 3
# Level 3

Retailers prepare for 'make or break' Christmas run-in with longer opening hours and 24-hour shopping

Nov 28th 2020, 1:29 PM 28,965 Views 51 Comments

Non-essential retailers will be allowed to re-open from next Tuesday.

# retail - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Retailers call on government to move forward re-opening of sector to Monday
# Reopening
# Reopening

Retailers call on government to move forward re-opening of sector to Monday

Nov 24th 2020, 12:53 PM 27,036 Views 29 Comments

Cabinet is meeting today to discuss the Level 5 exit plan.

# retail - Monday 23 November, 2020

Poll: Do you plan to do most of your Christmas shopping in person?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you plan to do most of your Christmas shopping in person?

Nov 23rd 2020, 9:06 AM 37,218 Views 24 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that the country will move back to Level Three restrictions from 1 December.

# retail - Monday 16 November, 2020

'We have to get the doors open before Christmas': Retailers and pubs call for clarity on re-opening
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'We have to get the doors open before Christmas': Retailers and pubs call for clarity on re-opening

Nov 16th 2020, 1:30 PM 25,630 Views 28 Comments

The Vintners Federation of Ireland said outdoor-only service is “useless” for many pubs.

Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping?

Nov 16th 2020, 8:14 AM 33,789 Views 26 Comments

There are 39 days left until Christmas.

# retail - Friday 30 October, 2020

'Children will be able to get clothes': Taoiseach says retailers should take compassionate approach
# Level 5
# Level 5

'Children will be able to get clothes': Taoiseach says retailers should take compassionate approach

Updated Oct 30th 2020, 5:01 PM 212,834 Views 226 Comments

The row over essential and non-essential retail items has been rumbling on since Level 5 restrictions were introduced last week.

# retail - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Tesco to create 450 full-time jobs across the country
# Retail
# Retail

Tesco to create 450 full-time jobs across the country

Oct 29th 2020, 7:16 AM 22,733 Views 22 Comments

The supermarket chain said it is also to create 700 temporary positions for the Christmas period and is already recruiting for these roles.

# retail - Friday 23 October, 2020

Larger retailers 'abusing' Level 5 by remaining open for non-essential sales, retail group claims
# Level 5
# Level 5

Larger retailers 'abusing' Level 5 by remaining open for non-essential sales, retail group claims

Oct 23rd 2020, 3:26 PM 151,601 Views 173 Comments

Retail Excellence Ireland has said it is writing to the Tánaiste over its concerns.

# retail - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Two men charged over thefts at retail premises in five counties
# Theft
# Theft

Two men charged over thefts at retail premises in five counties

Aug 19th 2020, 7:44 AM 21,806 Views 0 Comments

The two men aged in their 20s and 30s were arrested on Monday.

# retail - Friday 14 August, 2020

River Island tells UK staff 350 jobs to be cut in management shake-up
# Retail
# Retail

River Island tells UK staff 350 jobs to be cut in management shake-up

Aug 14th 2020, 3:11 PM 12,606 Views 7 Comments

The move comes just a month after it had already said it would cut 250 head office staff as part of cost-cutting measures.

# retail - Thursday 16 July, 2020

It's not up to retail staff to police mask-wearing, union says
# Reopening
# Reopening

It's not up to retail staff to police mask-wearing, union says

Jul 16th 2020, 5:14 PM 20,178 Views 39 Comments

Shoppers and retail staff will be required to wear face coverings in stores as the government slows down Ireland’s phased reopening.

# retail - Monday 22 June, 2020

Poll: Have you felt uncomfortable in a shop recently?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you felt uncomfortable in a shop recently?

Jun 22nd 2020, 10:09 AM 48,409 Views 114 Comments

Concerns have been raised about the lack of social distancing and people wearing masks in some instances.

# retail - Friday 12 June, 2020

Mothercare Ireland has gone into liquidation with the loss of 197 jobs
# Retailer
# Retailer

Mothercare Ireland has gone into liquidation with the loss of 197 jobs

Jun 12th 2020, 7:38 AM 27,600 Views 30 Comments

The company said that due to the impact of Covid-19 and other factors, the business was “no longer sustainable”.

# retail - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Prices of clothing, footwear and communications fall for two consecutive months
# Inflation
# Inflation

Prices of clothing, footwear and communications fall for two consecutive months

Jun 11th 2020, 2:08 PM 10,126 Views 8 Comments

Consumer prices were 0.5% lower in May than in the same month last year.

# retail - Monday 18 May, 2020

B&Q asks under 16s to stay away as queues mark reopening of hardware stores
# Retail
# Retail

B&Q asks under 16s to stay away as queues mark reopening of hardware stores

May 18th 2020, 4:12 PM 40,083 Views 45 Comments

Woodie’s has rolled back on its decision to restrict under 16s from its stores.

Phase One: Here's what's allowed from today as Covid-19 restrictions eased
# Changes
# Changes

Phase One: Here's what's allowed from today as Covid-19 restrictions eased

May 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 144,004 Views 68 Comments

Hardware stores, garden centres and golf are all a possibility now.

# retail - Friday 20 March, 2020

Poll: Will you make more of an effort to shop locally in the coming weeks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you make more of an effort to shop locally in the coming weeks?

Mar 20th 2020, 8:13 AM 28,882 Views 27 Comments

Many shops and businesses around the country have already shut their doors as a result of Covid-19.

# retail - Friday 10 January, 2020

Spending might be up over Christmas, but Irish retailers are still facing challenges
# Retail And Services
# Retail And Services

Spending might be up over Christmas, but Irish retailers are still facing challenges

Jan 10th 2020, 12:02 PM 484 Views 0 Comments

Increased trade doesn’t quite match economic growth, as consumers habits continue to evolve.

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