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Tesco is Britain’s biggest retailer, while Booker is the UK’s largest cash-and-carry operator with about 13,000 staff and about 200 stores.

The UK’s competition watchdog is to conduct an in-depth investigation into the £3.7 billion merger between Tesco and Britain’s food wholesaler Booker.(...)

Londis service station in Cootehill, Co Cavan. Photograph: Google Street View

The owner of the shop which sold last night’s €6m lotting winning ticket has said he hopes the new millionaire is a local person and someone who needs(...)

A sushi restaurant in Dublin was ordered to remove salmon and salmon mayonaisse from its freezer. Photograph: iStock

A popular Dublin restaurant linked to a suspected outbreak of food poisoning was one of nine food outlets sanctioned by the Food Safety Authority (FSA(...)

Leo Crawford (left), group chief executive, BWG Group, and Graham O’Connor, chief executive, Spar Group Ltd, with Lil Courtney, owner of three Dublin Spar shops including EUROSPAR Fairview, Spar East Wall and Spar Five Lamps.

Irish consumer confidence is “brittle” as a result of the UK’s Brexit vote, according to Leo Crawford, chief executive of BWG, which owns Spar in Irel(...)

Paul Flynn travelled to Kent to sign up Stephen Harris as guest chef for this year’s West Waterford Festival of Food

  Paul and Máire Flynn of The Tannery restaurant are difficult people to say no to. Even so, Paul had to make a special pilgrimage to Kent to pe(...)

Centra sales director Ian Allen with Martin Kelleher, managing director,  at the Centra National Conference, where the brand announced sales of €1.59 billion in 2016, a 3 per cent increase on the previous year. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

The convenience store franchise, Centra, will open 20 new stores this year and revamp 100 others as part of a €20 million investment plan. The Musgr(...)

Tesco has   purchased  Booker for €4.3 billion. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Tesco’s proposed £3.7 billion (€4.3 billion) purchase of Booker, the UK’s largest food wholesaler and the company behind the Londis and Budgens chains(...)

BWG Group’s profit increase was buoyed by the devaluation of the South African rand, which helped its parent company, the Johannesburg-based Spar Group, post a 12.3 per cent rise in earnings. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

BWG Group, the owner in Ireland of the Spar and Mace chains, posted a 41.4 per cent surge in operating profit in the 12 months to the end of September(...)

Paul Kavanagh (25) of Belgard Square, Tallaght, Dublin leaves Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after being convicted of theft. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man who stole almost €54,000 from the shop he worked in by awarding himself fake Lotto wins has been jailed for 18 months. Paul Kavanagh (25) spent(...)

The property is at the intersection of Carmen Hall and Arkle Road and was developed in 2002 by Green Property as part of the Atrium office development

BNP Paribas Real Estate is guiding €2.75 million for a retail investment anchored by a Londis convenience store at a busy intersection in Sandyford, C(...)

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