Mark Godfrey: “The Irish business never defaulted on its debt in the past, it will always be able to service it.”

Mark Godfrey, finance director of BWG’s majority shareholder, Spar South Africa, was questioned by journalists there over its recent decision to give (...)

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(...)

Retail group BWG’s €23 million acquisition of the Londis franchise has been given the green light by the Compeition Authority. The move will give BWG(...)

The latest results show turnover at Spar’s Irish unit totalled 7.66 billion rand (€577.3m) in the first half.

South African retail group Spar has announced first-half profits after tax that were 22 per cent higher as it included results from its Irish unit for(...)

The former BWG food distribution centre for Spar and EuroSpar at Greenhills Road in Walkinstown, Dublin 12, is to be offered for sale with a guide pri(...)

BWG, which announced 1,200 new jobs as part of a €100 million investment in October, has 421 Spar stores and an estimated 35 per cent share of the Irish convenience store market. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/Irish Times

BWG, the company behind Spar in Ireland, is to acquire rival ADM Londis for €23 million. Completion of the offer is subject to shareholder approval an(...)

Bank of Ireland’s Tallaght branch is located in the mixed use Priorsgate development at the junction of Main Street and Greenhills Road

A group of private investors have set what is believed to be a new benchmark for an investment involving a bank branch by paying €6.15 million for a B(...)

The latest supermarket ad tracker data shows Tesco has upped its advertising massively in the Irish market – by more than 100 per cent – so it won’t lose top billing without a fight. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Whisper it but, facing into 2015, there has been an outbreak of hope within the retail industry. After seven years of fretting across the retail sp(...)

 Jamie Burke, of Drumheath Avenue, Blanchardstown, Dublin15 claimed he hurt his left foot after allegedly slipping on a wet mat as he walked out of a Spar. Photograph: Courts Collins

A man who claimed he hurt his left foot after allegedly slipping on a wet mat as he walked out of a Spar supermarket has withdrawn his damages action (...)

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(...)