BWG, owner of Spar and Mace, has over 900 stores in Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill.

A snapshot of the financial performance of BWG, the unlimited company that owns the Spar and Mace convenience store chains in Ireland, has emerged in(...)

Each of the six men won €83,000 in the National Lottery after buying their first ticket as a syndicate last Friday.

Six twenty-something financial service workers have scooped €500,000 on the National Lottery’s EuroMillions Plus draw.It was the first time they playe(...)

Under the tree: Leo Crawford, chairman of Spar International. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell
Spar wars

Last week, on Parnell Street in Dublin, passersby could watch a Londis transform into a Spar. New signage was being erected on Joe Flynn’s shop at the(...)

Bank of Ireland at Priorsgate, Tallaght: minimum fixed rental increases of 15 per cent every five years

Agents Hooke & MacDonald are expecting an exceptional level of interest in what it describes as “a gilt-edged commercial investment” in the centre(...)

BWG’s management, led by chief executive Leo Crawford, has finally right-sized the company’s balance sheet and freed it from the nightmare of its inflated property borrowings, which overshadowed its otherwise profitable retail operations. Photograph: Eric Luke

Does anyone know the Afrikaans for a breakfast roll? BWG, the company behind the Spar chain that has fed a generation of hungry Irish builders, has so(...)

BWG, which has 421 Spar stores and an estimated 35 per cent share of the Irish convenience store market with turnover of about €1.2 billion, will continue to be led by group CEO, Leo Crawford (pictured), and the existing management team. Photograph:  Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Spar South Africa, a publicly-quoted wholesaler and distributor, is to pay €55 million for an 80 per cent stake in the BWG Group, which owns the Spar (...)

Dermot Hanley, who launched Nüsli five months ago following almost two years of intense product development
New innovator: Nüsli

“Nüsli is fast food, not junk food and it is not just another yogurt. It is a brand new Irish food product,” says former investment banker Dermot Han(...)

From l-r: Element Pictures’ Andrew Lowe, Company Pictures’ John Yorke, Element’s Ed Guiney and  show runner Peter McKenna  at a TV3 event in May. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

TV3 is to turn its new soap opera Red Rock into a feast of product placement, offering advertisers the opportunity to promote other brands via the tw(...)

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(...)