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Shop owners have been told not to confront  customers who are not complying with mandatory face coverings. File photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Shop owners faced with customers who are not complying with mandatory face coverings have received clear advice from Convenience Stores and Newsagents(...)

Martin Kelleher, MD of Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland, with Brid O’Connell, CEO of Guaranteed Irish. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Martin Kelleher, the head of Musgrave’s retail chains SuperValu and Centra, is leaving the business. Mr Kelleher, a 24-year veteran of the Cork-headq(...)

‘Deliveroo has made efforts throughout the Covid-19 crisis to ensure that food and convenience delivery can be conducted safely,’ the company said. Photograph: Alan Betson

* Food delivery company Deliveroo is branching out in light of Covid-19, signing deals with several convenience store brands to offer a grocery delive(...)

Irishtown, Dublin 4.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

What’s so good about it? Few inner-city neighbourhoods have seen the dramatic transformation that Ringsend has in recent times. Irishtown has benefit(...)

Musgrave, which owns SuperValu, Centra, Donnybrook Fair, Mace, Day Today and Daybreak, has reached out to restaurant and hotel staff affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

One of Ireland’s main food retailers is temporarily hiring hundreds of new workers. Musgrave is seeking those with experience in retail, fresh food, h(...)

Shelves containing a few toilet roll packs in a Tesco store in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A high level conference call between the Minister for Enterprise Heather Humphreys and stakeholders in the retail sector including supermarkets, multi(...)

Centra anticipates 20 store openingsin 2020 which, it says, will add 480 jobs to bring its total head count above 11,000.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sales at convenience retailer Centra reached €1.7 billion last year, representing average turnover of €3.6 million per store. The retailer, which is (...)

Dubray Books managing director Maria Dickenson: “I think Irish readers love communication and coming into the store where they meet the staff and other customers.”
Keeping it in the family

Ireland’s SMEs have shown incredible resilience and flexibility over the years. One wonders how some of them are still standing, having endured some o(...)

Vyvian White of  Lotus Landscape Design

Vyvian White moved his garden and landscape design business, Lotus Landscape Design, from France five years ago where he had run a business for some 1(...)

Farmers say for every €10 of beef bought off the shelves, the farmer gets €2, the processor gets €2.90 and the supermarket gets €5.10. Photograph: Todd Korol/Reuters

For Hugh Doyle, farmer protests that have been crippling meat factories around the country are nothing less than a last-gasp fight for the very surviv(...)

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