Actor Rebecca Warner is pictured painting during the filming of Spar’s new ‘Get your Life Back’ advertising campaign, created by Publicis.

While supermarket advertising plays up the ritual of the big weekly shop, convenience stores go the other direction, promoting the idea of grocery sho(...)

Over the past three years, the German discounters have captured a combined 3.8 share points from the competition

The stakes are always changing in the Irish supermarket sweeps and the way Irish consumers shop has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. Re(...)

Brendan Cleary (left) with his De Mad Food Co brand and twin brother Vincent with his Glenisk brand

Brendan Cleary, the founder of De Mad Food Company which featured on Dragon (...)

Spar Ireland said the retailer has taken the sign down and apologised for the error. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Spar shop in Dublin’s IFSC found itself in hot water this afternoon after it placed a job ad in its window looking for deli staff and stipula(...)

In the €9 billion grocery trade, the two big stories of 2013 were the alarming fall-off in Tesco’s Irish sales, and the relentless onwards march of the German discounters Aldi and Lidl. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The retail sector was the laggard of the Irish economy in 2013. Consumer sentiment may have risen to a five-year high on the back of the nascent econo(...)

ADM Londis chief executive Stephen O’Riordan: “We are looking at other possible areas of co-operation with Stonehouse.” Photograph: Jason Clarke

ADM Londis, which has more than 200 Londis-branded shops in Ireland, has joined the Stonehouse purchasing consortium that also includes the Gala and C(...)

 BWG declined to comment on the exact terms of the deal agreed yesterday, but it is understood that its shareholders, including chief executive Leo Crawford (above) property director John Clohisey and finance director John O’Donnell, have provided warrants over a portion of its equity, believed to be up to 75 per cent.

BWG, the operator of the Spar and Mace retail brands, yesterday concluded a debt restructuring with a consortium of five lenders that will see an esti(...)

 Finian Sweeney in Sweeney’s off-licence in Phibsborough, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The lowest hanging fruit appears to be the grape, and it was once again targeted by Michael Noonan when he announced a 50 cent increase in excise duty(...)

Ruth O’Connor buying from Gary Adams at his fruit and veg stall on Moore Street, Dublin.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

I’m already worried about the week ahead, unable to enter a supermarket when I rely heavily on Tesco Express, Spar, Centra, Lidl and sometimes, when I(...)

Value It is what all stores promise us. Whether they deliver depends on how loyal (or gullible) you are. Photograph: Thinkstock

Aldi When it entered the Irish market a decade ago it was considered an oddball outsider with unfamiliar brands and a random assortment of jackhammers(...)