Dublin fans create an atmosphere on Hill 16. Tickets for the county’s All-Ireland semi-final clash with Mayo sold out very quickly. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA realised when the recession hit that it would face a significant challenge to maintain attendance figures. According its director general Pára(...)

 Lidl and Aldi face growing pressure to pay milk suppliers in the Republic more after they last week agreed to pay UK farmers  a minimum of 28p a litre, up from an average of 23p. Photograph: Ulrich Baumgarten/Getty Images

Discount retailers Lidl and Aldi have failed to specify whether they will pay increased prices to milk suppliers in the Republic following similar (...)

Musgrave chief executive Chris Martin: unless grocery spending takes off, Musgrave’s only other option for growth is to enter new product markets. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

How do you grow your business in a rather flat market with a legion of hungry, equal-sized competitors all fighting for the same customers? This is th(...)

Musgrave’s 2014 sales were relatively flat while it posted an operating profit from €66 million. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

Musgrave, the Cork-based retail group that owns SuperValu and Centra, says it expects to return to profit this year after posting a net loss of €13 m(...)

Kelsius executive chairman Eamonn Quinn  with Ray Bowe, head of food safety at SuperValu and Centra

A Donegal-based food technology company has landed a €2 million contract with Musgraves. The deal will see Kelsius’s wireless FoodCheck technology rol(...)

The recovery in the Irish retail market has prompted a UK company to bring one of Britain’s largest retail and leisure property exhibitions to Dublin (...)

With 463 stores, Centra employs almost 11,000 people in Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

PAMELA NEWENHAM Centra has announced record retail sales of more than €1.5 billion for 2014, a 3 per cent increase on the previous year’s performance.(...)

Musgrave is investing €8.2 million in an expansion of its Dublin logistics centre it says will create 145 permanent and temporary jobs

Musgrave, the Cork-headquartered retail and wholesaling group, is investing €8.2 million in an expansion of its Dublin logistics centre it says will(...)

The “reputational damage” suffered by Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and its Ulster Bank subsidiary in the wake of the financial crash was “self inflicted”, a senior RBS executive admitted yesterday.

The “reputational damage” suffered by Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and its Ulster Bank subsidiary in the wake of the financial crash was “self inflict(...)

Under the tree: Leo Crawford, chairman of Spar International. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell
Spar wars

Last week, on Parnell Street in Dublin, passersby could watch a Londis transform into a Spar. New signage was being erected on Joe Flynn’s shop at the(...)