Meet the Tomtato: You say tomato, I say potato . . . but now meet the “tomtato”. Gardeners have taken to this strange plant in a big way. Its ‘(...)

Ireland was a reliable Tesco sweet spot for years, with sales advancing rapidly and a profit margin well ahead of the group average.

A torrid year for Tesco was no better for its ailing Irish outpost. Annual sales in Ireland dropped to €2.56 billion, a level not seen for many years.(...)

Marks & Spencer:  while other retailers may struggle, shoppers have been clamouring for a 1970s-inspired beige suede skirt from its Limited Edition range. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In the fickle business of fashion it’s all about calling the right trends. But even getting the ranges right doesn’t always guarantee a boost to the b(...)

Simon Higgins of Fighter Food

Restaurant-standard meals to order Simon and Lucy Higgins, who are brother and sister and are both chefs, run their family’s three food business(...)

The corner site extending to 2.38 hectares (5.9 acres) alongside the recently opened Lidl store in Clondalkin, west Dublin

Mark Forrest of BNP Paribas Real Estate is guiding €3 million for a corner site extending to 2.38 hectares (5.9 acres) alongside the recently opened L(...)

Poundland, which faces an investigation into its takeover of rival 99p Stores, said its annual sales topped £1 billion for the first time. The West Mi(...)

Rebranding the 24 Superquinn stores under the SuperValu banner in February 2014 led to an immediate jump in market share from 20 per cent to 25.1 per cent

SuperValu has taken over from Tesco as the largest grocery retailer in the State ending a period of overseas dominance stretching back over 10 years. (...)

Fitzgerald Nursery staff harvesting a crop of sweet potatoes grown under cover in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Pat Fitzgerald/Fitzgerald Nurseries

In the same way that I have a soft spot for eccentrics and oddballs of the human kind, so I’ve always been intrigued by the horticulturally strange(...)

Innovative design: the Lidl in Terenure village was built on stilts to allow for car park spaces to be fitted underneath the store

Competition in the Irish grocery trade is set to become even more intense following the disclosure by German discounter Lidl that it is looking for(...)

Ireland used to have more widespread voluntary folic acid fortification than other European countries and the rate of birth defects fell up to 2008. However, it started rising again in 2009

A growing incidence of severe birth defects among Irish newborns is being linked to a reduction in the amounts of folic acid added by food manufactur(...)