The Amazon Fulfilment Centre prepares for Black Friday in Hemel Hempstead, England. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

With the arrival on these shores of the seriously over-hyped Black Friday shopping extravaganza, it might be time to take note of the wide a(...)

Aldi has re-entered the war of the Christmas ads with a cheeky take on the John Lewis Man on the Moon tearjerker.

Aldi has re-entered the war of the Christmas ads with a cheeky take on the John Lewis Man on the Moon tearjerker. Jean Jones, the pensioner (...)

Greenman specialises in buying Fachmarktzentrum, German neighbourhood shopping centres that are usually anchored by a food retailer such as Lidl

Greenman Investments, a Dublin-headquartered property investment firm and asset manager, has paid German investors €26.4 million for a retail centre a(...)

The latest poll from the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) might give retailers pause for thought. It suggests consumers will spend an average of €563 this Christmas, compared with €600 last year. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish consumers seem set to temper their Christmas spending this year as the number who believe too much is spent over the festive season hits almost (...)

The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland show SuperValu growing its share of the market by 2.5 per cent over the 12 week period to November 8th.

Supervalu has leapfrogged Tesco in the never-ending race to be number one in the Irish supermarket sweeps while Dunnes Stores is now close to knocking(...)

Under pressure: SuperValu, Dunnes and Tesco face stiff rivalry from Lidl and Aldi. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Ireland’s supermarkets have changed enormously in recent years – and they’re still changing. In 2012 Tesco had grown its market share to 28.6 per c(...)

Product of the crash: Tesco, SuperValu and Dunnes Stores  have lost out to Aldi and Lidl. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

We see the United States as the cradle of our supermarket culture, but there’s an Irish angle. It was the son of Irish emigrants who opened the doo(...)

 Dundrum Town Centre: godawful-busy.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Every little helps. Tesco, which again this Christmas will battle Aldi, Lidl, Dunnes Stores and SuperValu for sales, has “moved” the pricing for its c(...)

The creation of so many vacancies in senior posts that are not being filled has resulted in a heavier workload for those who remain. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Leadership ranks within the Defence Forces are being decimated as highly skilled officers take up private sector positions in the recovering economy,(...)

Bank of England regulators will publish a 500-page report into what went wrong at HBOS. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

More than seven years after it was bailed out by the British government at the height of the banking crisis, HBOS will once again be dominating the he(...)