Andrew Yaxley said Tesco’s strategy to restore the performance of its Irish operation involved rebuilding engagement with customers, simplifying its product range and developing its sales channels. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Andrew Yaxley, chief executive of Tesco Ireland, told an industry conference on Tuesday it planned to remain “humble” in the Irish market, as he laid (...)

The Sainsbury’s-Argos combination will have some 25 million customers, operating a chain of about 2,000 stores. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Supermarket group Sainsbury’s and Argos-owner Home Retail have agreed a £1.3 billion (€1.7bn) deal that will create the UK’s largest non-food retailer(...)

The proposed deal would lead to a full break up of Home Retai, as the company agreed to sell Homebase to Wesfarmers for £340 million in January, simplifying Sainsbury’s effort to gain control of Argos. (Photograph: PA Wire)

J Sainsbury has agreed to buy Argos owner Home Retail Group for about £1.3 billion, combining two of the UK’s biggest retailers in an effort to fight(...)

The ready-to-go housing site  in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan

The first ready-to-go housing site to become available in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, in recent years goes on the market today through Shane O’Hanlon(...)

 SuperValu has retained its position as the number one retailer in Ireland. Sales growth has continued to accelerate over recent months and reached 4.3 per cent over the past 12 weeks. The bounce took the retailer’s share of the market to 25.1 per cent

A happy Christmas for all the State’s major retailers saw the retail market grow by 3.5 per cent over the festive season as shoppers relaxed their pur(...)

Asda, which is owned by US retail giant Walmart, said it will make cuts in the “low hundreds” at its Leeds head office, which employs 3,000 people.

Asda is set to cut hundreds of jobs as the UK’s supermarket price war continues to reshape the industry. The chain, which is owned by US retail giant(...)

Last year was undeniably one of transition for the Tesco group in Ireland. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Not quite time yet for new-year champagne at Tesco’s Irish arm, perhaps, but a drop of own-brand prosecco might be deserved in the wake of this week’s(...)

Tesco also provided an update on its trading for the 13 weeks to November 28th, its fiscal third quarter, where like-for-like sales in its home market fell 1.5 per cent, which was also better than expected

Tesco said its Irish sales “turned positive” over Christmas , following better trading over the preceding year. The improvement came as the retailing (...)

Sainsbury’s has reported a better-than-expected performance in its Christmas quarter and upgraded its sales forecast for the second half. Photo: PA Wire

Sainsbury’s has reported a better-than-expected performance in its Christmas quarter and upgraded its sales forecast for the second half. The superm(...)

The figures from Debenhams are all the more surprising given the lacklustre performance of rivals Next and Marks & Spencer. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There was some good news on Tuesday for Morrisons and Debenhams as both defied gloomy expectations by checking in with better-than-expected Christmas (...)