Want not waste not: “It would be great to see a similar law introduced in Ireland, however, establishing a scalable and sustainable model for redistribution of that surplus food,” says Iseult Wood of Food Cloud.  Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

How many not-quite-past-it food items will you throw in the bin this weekend before heading straight to the supermarket to restock the fridge and ever(...)

Election posters outside Government Buildings in Dublin as the 2016 general election campaign gets underway. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It’s the economy, stupid. The de facto slogan for Bill Clinton’s 1992 US presidential campaign is just as relevant for the general election campaign t(...)

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton: defended the Government’s record on worker protection. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Increasing numbers of “rogue employers” are behaving like the owners of Clerys department store by setting up shelf companies and leaving workers wit(...)

Andrew Yaxley said Tesco’s strategy to restore the performance of its Irish operation involved rebuilding engagement with customers, simplifying its product range and developing its sales channels. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Andrew Yaxley, chief executive of Tesco Ireland, told an industry conference on Tuesday it planned to remain “humble” in the Irish market, as he laid (...)

The Sainsbury’s-Argos combination will have some 25 million customers, operating a chain of about 2,000 stores. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Supermarket group Sainsbury’s and Argos-owner Home Retail have agreed a £1.3 billion (€1.7bn) deal that will create the UK’s largest non-food retailer(...)

Richard Bruton: his department says it will keep the rules “under review” and that they can be adjusted “in either direction” if they are adversely affecting the industry or consumers

After seven years of debate and delay, there is now a three- month scramble on to implement the new grocery regulations governing the relationship bet(...)

INM chief executive Robert Pitt (left) with chairman Leslie Buckley and operations director Michael Doorly at an INM meeting in June 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Independent News & Media group chief executive Robert Pitt has been appointed to the board of the company. Mr Pitt joined INM from Tesco in Sep(...)

  Grzegorz Schetyna: Elected as new Civic Platform leader with 91 per cent of the vote.  Photograph: Radek Pietruszka/EPA

Three months after losing power, the new leader of Poland’s opposition Civic Platform has vowed to take on the “embarrassing” national conservative go(...)

Trade union Mandate says that under the Tesco plan supermarket staff could lose up to  €2 perhour. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Retailer Tesco is seeking to reduce pay and conditions for about 1,000 longer serving staff as part of a move to a more “flexible “ contract of employ(...)

 SuperValu has retained its position as the number one retailer in Ireland. Sales growth has continued to accelerate over recent months and reached 4.3 per cent over the past 12 weeks. The bounce took the retailer’s share of the market to 25.1 per cent

A happy Christmas for all the State’s major retailers saw the retail market grow by 3.5 per cent over the festive season as shoppers relaxed their pur(...)