Home Retail had already warned in April first half Argos sales would fall due to weak demand and falling prices in some categories

Home Retail, Britain’s biggest household goods retailer, said sales at its Argos business fell again in its second quarter, as weak demand for electr(...)

Sales at Argos stores open for more than a year fell 3.9 per cent in the 13 weeks to May 30, hurt by market declines in key electrical and seasonal product categories. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Home Retail, the household goods retailer, said quarterly sales at its main Argos business fell, blaming waning demand for key electrical goods such a(...)

Debenhams entered the Irish market in 2006 by acquiring the leases for nine Roches Stores for €29 million. Photograph: Alan Betson/Irish Times

Losses widened at the Irish arm of British retailer Debenhams last year, largely due to the weakness of the euro against sterling.Accounts for the yea(...)

The Argos store at Dun Laoghaire Co. Dublin. Sales at the bigger Argos chain fell 5 per cent in the eight weeks to end-February, reflecting poor demand for consumer electronic products. (Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times)

Argos owner Home Retail delivered a weaker-than-expected finish to the year at both its Argos and Homebase chains, although it said cost controls and (...)

The Swiss National Bank scrapped its euro cap on the franc and drove Swiss stocks down nearly 9 per cent, their biggest one-day percentage fall for at least 25 years. One trader described the central bank’s move as “carnage”. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Switzerland’s move to jettison a three-year-old cap on the franc threw global markets into turmoil yesterday, sending the currency and most European(...)

Home Retail said it expected to post full-year profit before tax in line with expectations despite underlying growth at its Argos chain missing forecasts. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Time

Home Retail said it expected to post full-year profit before tax in line with expectations despite underlying growth at its Argos and Homebase chains (...)

Argos said it is   on track to make underlying pretax profit for the 2014-15 year in line with market expectations of £127 million

Home Retail Group plans to shut about 80 Homebase stores by the end of 2018 as the home- improvement chain adjusts to an age of online shopping. Abou(...)

Electrical products such as TVs, video gaming and white goods sold well at Argos, offsetting a decline in tablets and slightly weaker demand for furniture, homeware and jewellery

Sales at Home Retail Group’s Argos household goods chain rose for the ninth quarter in row and gross margins recovered, although the sales increase fe(...)

Homestore and More, which opened its first site in a retail park in Tallaght a decade ago, says it is now planning to expand its footprint over the next two years. Photograph: Moya Nolan

Homestore and More, the home furnishings retailer with 13 outlets across the country, boosted its sales last year by almost 20 per cent, as rising pr(...)

US telco giant AT&T is considering a bid for Eircom. REUTERS/Mike Blake

AT&T eyes Eircom The Sunday Business Post reports US telco giant AT&T may be considering Eircom as a potential low-tax route into Europe. The (...)