Shoppers walk past a Black Friday event in London, England. Photograph:  Rob Stothard/Getty Images

Black Friday in Ireland is barely a year old but could already be on the way out, as Irish retailers start to question the merits of a concept which s(...)

A cup of cappuccino in a Costa Coffee branch. Hot beverages are “always a good barometer of footfall and consumer activity”

Retail sales enjoyed their best performance in the third quarter for more than eight years, rising 5.4 per cent in volume terms, according to a review(...)

Mothercare Ireland has reassured its customers that gift vouchers and product warranties are under no threat

Mothercare Ireland has reassured its customers that gift vouchers and product warranties are under no threat following the announcement it was enterin(...)

Houseware and furniture in the lead as retail sector continues to increase sales, says survey

Homeware and furniture are leading the way, as the retail sector continues to increase sales, according to the latest industry data. Average sales in(...)

Retail sales decreased by 0.3 per cent last month, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). Photo: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Retail sales decreased by 2.5 per cent last month, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). However, the figures show sales have(...)

The study  showed that the “hot beverage category”, covering coffee chains and garage forecourt hot drinks sales, rose by close to 8 per cent. Photograph: Getty

Many segments of the retail industry – ladies fashion, footwear and garden centres – bounced back strongly in the second quarter of the year when comp(...)

At least 17 retailers are lining up bids for court protection from their creditors, after new laws to introduce cheaper “examinership-light” circuit c(...)

Shoppers  queue outside the Brown Thomas store on Grafton St,  Dublin this morning. Photograph: Brown Thomas via Twitter

The St Stephen’s Day sales will see shoppers out in force today as retailers try to recover from a lower-than-expected spend in the run up to the 25t(...)

Spending on Christmas shopping will be down this festive season, according to Retail Excellence Ireland. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Spending on Christmas shopping will be down this festive season, according to retailers.Retail Excellence Ireland claimed customers are being cautious(...)

Bernie Darcy  selling Christmas wreaths on Moore Street, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Whisper it but the retail trade is ever so slightly kicking its heels in the air and crossing its fingers that the weather will be as kind as busin(...)