The John Lewis Partnership also owns upmarket grocery chain Waitrose. Its week to September 13th sales rose 5.7 per cent to £118.8 million

John Lewis, Britain’s biggest department stores group, reported a rare dip in weekly sales on Friday, becoming the first major UK retailer to say shop(...)

Ikea’s store in Ballymun, Dublin. In response to a shift in shopping habits to smaller local stores and the Internet, Ikea opened its first city centre store earlier this year in Germany

Full-year sales at Ikea, the world’s biggest furniture retailer, gained pace as consumer spending and global demand for its sleek designs and flat-pac(...)

Douglas shopping centre in Cork: in receivership since July 2012

Six more Irish shopping centres are to be offered for sale in a single lot by Lloyds Banking in a further move to recover some of the development loa(...)

UK stocks advanced as investors weighed earnings from companies including GKN Plc and Next Plc. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

US stocks fell yesterday as President Barack Obama announced new sanctions against Russia and warned its actions in Ukraine are “setting back decad(...)

European equities climbed higher on Tuesday, with strong earnings reports from companies such as engineer GKN and retailer Next outpacing the threat to the region’s economy from further sanctions against Russia. Photo: Bloomberg

European equities climbed higher on Tuesday, with strong earnings reports from companies such as engineer GKN and retailer Next outpacing the threat t(...)

Next has generally been able to defy a tough macro economic background helped by its strong online offer, new store openings and diversification into new product areas, such as homewares, as well as new overseas markets. Photoraph: Next

Next, Britain’s second biggest clothing retailer which has outlets across Ireland, raised its guidance for annual sales and profit for the second time(...)

Last year’s Rewind the Film was supposed to be a double album but realising that they had two entirely different sets of songs, Manic Street Preach(...)

Fairgreen Shopping Centre Carlow. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Sam McCauley chemist chain has embarked on a major expansion of its operation at Fairgreen shopping centre in Carlow. The group has acquired the a(...)

Next forecast sales growth of 5.5 per cent to 9.5 per cent for the year, compared with a prior forecast of 4 per cent to 8 per cent. Photograph:  Frank Miller

Clothing retailer Next raised its full-year profit forecast little more than a month after setting it, as sales for the first quarter of the year exce(...)

Clothing retailer Next met guidance with a 11.8 per cent rise in year profit driven by growth at its Directory internet and catalogue business.(...)