Research shows that “shoppers are optimistic, but remain cautious”. Photograph: Getty Images

Just over 52 per cent of grocery shoppers in Ireland say they will shop around more in the next 12 months. This was the surprise finding of a survey o(...)

The sector with the largest monthly increase was motor trades, where sales increased by 36.1 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Retail sales jumped by 8.2 per cent in July, the second largest monthly rise this year, on the back of strong car sales, which benefitted from the int(...)

The data also indicated sales rose by 6.8 per cent on an annual basis. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Retail sales fell by 0.9 per cent last month - the third largest monthly fall in over a year - as sales of cars, pharmaceuticals, books and newspapers(...)

Retail sales rose by 1.7 per cent last month - the third largest monthly increase in a year - as sales of cars, furniture and lighting all incr(...)

The High Court has ruled that Bewley’s rent for its Grafton Street premises in Dublin must fall to market rates.

Retailers and business groups have welcomed the High Court decision that rent payable by Bewley’s Cafe must be allowed to fall(...)

Milking it: reportedly, sharp practices by supermarkets are common in the grocery trade. Photo: Matt Kavanagh

Food producers and suppliers have said some supermarket chains are still seeking hundreds of thousands of euros from them to g(...)