Monique and Simon Pratt in Avoca Kilmacanogue: the family has sold the business, begun in a mill in Avoca, for more than €60 million. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Simon Pratt, managing director of the hitherto family-owned Avoca Handweavers and the son of its founders, was 10 when he first saw the old Wicklow mi(...)

Avoca outlets are mostly clustered around Dublin and Wicklow. It also operates from Kerry, Belfast and has a retail-only store in Connemara

Avoca’s new owner Aramark is to finance an aggressive expansion of the brand in Ireland before taking it to the UK. The multinational caterer, which b(...)

Avoca deal is subject to approval from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. Photograph: David Sleator

The Pratt family that owns the Avoca chain of luxury retail outlets and cafés yesterday agreed a deal to sell it to the listed US catering group Arama(...)

Aramark, the US-owned food services multinational that employs more than 4,000 staff in Ireland, grew its sales and operating profits strongly here l(...)

Aramark Ireland chief executive Donal O’Brien attributed the revenue growth to the company’s foothold in the multinational sector. Photograph: John T Ohle

Revenue at catering services, facilities and property management company Aramark Ireland grew 6 per cent to €207 million in the year to the end of Sep(...)

Business services group Aramark Ireland expects to increase employment in its energy management division by 25 people over the next 18 months a(...)