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man who claimed he hurt his left foot after allegedly slipping on a wet mat as he walked out of a Spar supermarket has withdrawn his damages action (...)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

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 (...)