Aldi’s Irish numbers are consolidated into the accounts of Warwickshire-based Aldi Stores Ltd, which recently filed accounts for 2013.

None of the major players in the Irish supermarket sector, bar the Musgrave Group, discloses any meaningful financial information. Dunnes Stores avail(...)

The Aldi store at Westside Retail Park in Ballincollig, Cork

After a busy six months in the Cork property investment market, and a much increased demand for retail properties in particular, DTZ Sherry FitzGerald(...)

Food surplus redistribution hub: (from left) Karen Horgan, project manager, Trevor Keating, depot manager, Brendan Dempsey, director, and Leonard Murphy (driver) at the Bia Food Initiative’s hub in Cork.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The industry term is surplus food, but that’s merely a euphemism for food waste – a problem said to cost the Irish economy up to €4 billion a year.W(...)

 Robert Lewandowski  of Bayern Munich   kisses his wife Anna Stachurska after a game aganist Hannover 96 at the Allianz Arena in Munich. Keeping ticket prices low helps German clubs build a tight bond with the local community.  Photo:  Lennart Preiss/Bongarts/Getty

The chief executive of the Bundesliga, Christian Seifert, says there would be “a huge shitstorm” if clubs such as Bayern Munich were to start charg(...)

 Pro-democracy protesters gather outside the Hong Kong government headquarters. Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

After the worst week in almost two months for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, US stocks fell as Hong Kong protests added to geopolitical concern(...)

Tesco’s market share is continuing to decline with Dunnes Stores, Aldi and Lidl the main beneficiaries.The latest Kantar Worldpanel figures put Tesco’(...)

In the mix: the cost of a basket of goods for a person with coeliac disease may be up to 87 per cent dearer than normal goods. Photograph: Thinkstock

Avoiding certain foods can be expensive. Allergies, food intolerance and coeliac disease – a severe reaction to gluten – can add hundreds, if not t(...)

Irish Roots

Unless you’re from Kerry or Donegal, last week’s All-Ireland football final was as dull as porridge. The half-time ads beat it hands-down. Proctor and(...)

Tadhg Kilbride (2), from Dunshaughlin, Co Meath on the third and final day of the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Co Laois. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Leader of the Opposition stands in a marquee, in the middle of a farm, at the height of Ireland’s biggest agricultural showcase. He has an importa(...)

Despite the profit fall Morrisons is paying an interim dividend of 4.03 pence, up 5 per cent and confirmed a commitment to pay a full-year dividend of not less than 13.65 pence

Wm Morrison Supermarkets, Britain’s fourth largest grocer, posted a 51 per cent slump in first-half profit, hurt by its move to cut prices to counter(...)