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Much of the fruit on sale is labelled as being healthy and wholesome. However, most of it comes entombed in plastic, difficult-to-recycle shrouds. Photograph: iStock

The modern Irish supermarket is a wonder, with perfectly-ripe avocados, bright-red strawberries, firm cucumbers and juicy blueberries, no matter the d(...)

 Pasta sauce is not an expensive product to begin with so paying less really looks like a false economy

When it comes to throwing a meal together in minutes, there is little handier than a ready-made pasta sauce. Cook the pasta. Warm the sauce. Mix the t(...)

Empty shelves in a supermarket during Storm Emma. Photograph: Reuters / Clodagh Kilcoyne

“There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy,” said the American writer Alfred Henry Lewis in a distinctly alarming piece written more than (...)

Ryanair said staff would  be given the opportunity to make up hours lost to the snow. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Ryanair has confirmed that cabin crew unable to work for two days at the beginning of March due to a massive wave of flight cancellations caused by St(...)

Aldi Ireland has committed to ensuring 100% of its own-brand packaging will be recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2022. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Aldi Ireland has committed to ensuring 100 per cent of its own-brand packaging will be recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2022. The move forms p(...)

Equinome co-founder Prof Emmeline Hillleads the research-and-development team in Plusvital. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland has been attempting to nurture innovation and entrepreneurship, with mixed success to date. There have been several major breakthroughs over t(...)

Aldi’s incoming chief executive, Giles Hurley, in the German discount retailer’s store in Sallynoggin, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Aldi is to appoint a new chief executive for the UK and Ireland as the German supermarket embarks on a management shake-up. Matthew Barnes, an Aldi (...)

Jim Kearnes, consierge with Brown Thomas puts a sign up on their premises announcing its closure due to adverse weather.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The  Irish Times

The nationwide red weather alert which is in place until 3pm on Friday has prompted a number of retailers to curtail their opening times. Below are (...)

So far Tesco has concentrated the fight-back agaInst Lidl and AldI on cutting prices in its core stores chain. Photograph: PA

The biggest surprise about the weekend reports that Tesco is secretly planning a cut-price chain to rival Aldi and Lidl is that it’s taken Britain’s b(...)

New data from retail analysts Kantar Worldpanel suggests that shoppers are now less inclined to shop around.

In a sign that Irish consumers could be returning to their pre-crash spendthrift ways, sales of branded goods climbed by 4 per cent over the past 12 m(...)

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