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(...)

Police are investigating the robbery of a man in Belfast by an armed woman wearing “a distinctive cow print onesie”

Police are investigating the robbery of a man in Belfast by an armed woman wearing “a distinctive cow print onesie”. Detectives are appealing for info(...)

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(...)

Retail property agents in Britain are speculating that Dunnes Stores is planning to open up to 40 more stores there

If recent reports that Dunnes Stores is planning a major UK expansion translate into reality, Margaret Heffernan will need to draw on her legendary re(...)

Frascati shopping centre in Blackrock, Co Dublin: Invesco will pay about €68 million for the centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ownership of yet another Dublin shopping centre is about to change hands. Invesco, the American investment management company, has agreed to pay in (...)

BWG’s chief executive Leo Crawford. The retail group has managed to negotiate significantly better terms on its loans.

BWG, the owner in Ireland of the Spar and Mace chains, has completed a €220 million refinancing to ease the terms of its remaining legacy boomtime deb(...)

Musgrave said it was planning to develop a strategic partnership with Booker to collaborate on store formats, digital innovation, buying opportunities, sharing of best practice and to achieve cost savings and efficiencies for the business.

Musgrave Group is selling its loss-making British business, which operates the Budgens and Londis brands, to Booker for €57 million. The move follows (...)

Unite 5, Belgard Square in Tallaght: 1,439sq m (15,486sq ft) retail unit

A unique investment opportunity is being launched on the market by agents Bannon. For sale is a 1,439sq m (15,486sq ft) retail unit at Belgard Square(...)