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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Shopping

All time
Opinion: SALE! Why does this one word cause all logic to go out the window?
I can’t go into town at the moment. Don’t trust myself. It’s too dangerous.
# Retail
Trading conditions in Ireland 'continue to be challenging', says M&S
The retailer reported a slight increase in womenswear sales and said that sales were impacted by launch of new website.
# Inflation
Bereaved families spend days searching for coffins due to Venezuela shortages
Others have had to cancel funerals.
# Loves a bargain
Enda is in Germany today... opening a new Penneys store
The store opening in Alexanderplatz in the city is the second store to open in Berlin.
# Retail
More and more people are shopping with Aldi and Lidl as Tesco loses out
Tesco’s top position is under threat from Dunnes and SuperValu.
# Grocery Impairment
Tesco narrows Irish sales losses in 2014 - but performance is still down
The British chain remains the largest in Ireland, but is losing market share to newcomers like Aldi and Lidl.
# No regrets
11 of the toughest decisions ever made while grocery shopping
Here are drastic scenes of the aftermath.
# Supermarket Sweep
12 of the worst things we all do in the supermarket
The big shop is a sea of guilt.
# Recovery
Pre-recession habits are starting to creep back into our shopping routines
Aldi’s growth is also continuing to surge ahead of the competition.
# Week in Web
Weird Wide Web: Gaming prejudice, interior design and a drinkable book
All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
# decisions decisions
Men and women totally disagree on who decides what their family eats
Irish people don’t just argue about how they share the household load – they argue about who they think does what.
# Hard Pressed
Are Ireland's independent retailers a dying breed? talked to Ireland’s small shop owners about the problems they face.
# Target
Brumbies centre Smith among Munster's options for midfield role
The 29-year-old is understood to have spoken to the province over a transfer later this year.
# the big shop
Dad takes toddler shopping for food. Toddler has other plans.
Well, we’re done here.
# Consumers
Aldi reaches record market share, with Lidl not far behind
If you shop in Aldi, you’re probably spending more as well.
# running errands
"Cathedrals of consumption": A history of shopping in Ireland
A series of lectures and an exhibition will outline Ireland’s consumer cravings from Georgian Dublin to modern-day neon shopfronts.
# some front
Shopfronts of Dublin: a very lovely photo project indeed
Independent stores, and the way they make you feel.
# mammy knows best
Outraged mother buys clothes shop's entire ‘indecent’ t-shirt display
Well, it’s A way to get rid of them.
# smart lighting
Philips' intelligent lights wants to change how you shop in-store
The smart LED lights from Philips will show shoppers where they are in-store, the location of items and special offers on their smartphone.
# SuperGone
So long, farewell: Superquinn becomes SuperValu today
The sausages are still available, but the branding across the store will be different.
# nugget of love
Stuck for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner? Lidl will sort you out
Is there anything more romantic and sensual than a chicken nugget?
# quite decent
This Dublin book shop has a very polite approach to advertising
They don’t want to put you out, but if you want to buy some books for a good price, you can do it in here.
# dat assistance
So Debenhams are offering a rather unconventional new service
It’s just a ring away. A RING.
# clairvoyance
Amazon gain patent allowing it to ship goods before you order them
The patent would allow Amazon to deliver goods it believes you will order based on your shopping and search history.
# 10 items or else
Elderly man attacks shopper for having too many items at express checkout
And you thought self-service checkouts were bad?
# Money Money Money
Your Tips: How to save money this January...
We’re off to buy a piggy bank…
# flat pack hell
The 11 inevitable stages of shopping in IKEA
Swedish haven of sofas and meatballs, why must you torment us so?
# Your Say
Poll: Have you been shopping in the January sales?
There was disappointment yesterday when figures showed Christmas shopping failed to boost retails sales in November, so were you waiting for the January sales?
# Retail
Clothes and shoe sales up in November; books and newspapers down
Retail sector says it is still under pressure.
# Good Samaritan
Watch as kind strangers help out mother unable to pay for groceries
A hidden camera show reveals fellow customers giving a helping hand.
# crazy prices
6 different types of pain you'll feel while sales shopping
As illustrated through people suffering on Twitter.
# 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.
# Black Thursday
Retailers delighted after 'superb' first day of winter sales
Many retailers who were sceptical about opening on St Stephen’s Day are now glad they decided to go for it.
# St Stephen's Day
PICS: Queues for Brown Thomas go all the way around the corner in Dublin and Cork
It’s like something out of the Celtic Tiger…
# miserable men
Instagram account details the plight of men trapped in shopping hell
“Here, hold this bag while I buy another bag”.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you heading out to the winter sales today?
Will you be getting your shop on?
# Bargain bin
6 unarguable reasons to avoid the sales today
It’ll be hell, believe us.
# Panic
The 13 emotions of a Christmas Eve shopping panic
It’s Christmas tomorrow and you have NOTHING.
# Technical problems
AIB says its debit cards are now working at non-AIB ATMs
Cardholders cannot withdraw cash at non-AIB cash points.