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Retailers benefitted from the reopening of schools in September with sales of baked morning goods up 11% and lunch box staples like yoghurt drinks and juices growing by 17%. Photograph: iStock

Localised lockdowns in the State prompted shoppers to stock up on groceries again, with Dublin seeing the strongest growth in take-home grocery sales,(...)

The Tesco chain says its  online sales now account for 16%  of the total, up from 9% before the pandemic

Tesco Ireland has recruited 1,000 additional personnel since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic to help the business run smoothly during the crisis. (...)

Mark Read, chief executive of advertising agency WPP. Photograph: Toby Melville/File Photo/Reuters

WPP said on Wednesday the Covid-19 pandemic had forced its net sales down by 7.9 per cent in March and the world’s biggest advertising company expects(...)

The average household spent an additional €122 on groceries during the four weeks to March 22nd. Photograph: iStock

Covid-19 has turned household spending on its head. Shops are running out of things that, in recent times, we rarely purchased (yeast, anyone?).Other (...)

Dunnes Stores remained the largest retailer in the State with a market share of 22.3 per cent followed by SuperValu and Tesco with 21.3 per cent each. Aldi and Lidl held a joint 12.3 per cent share of the market each. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

March was the busiest month for grocery sales ever recorded, new data shows, as shoppers bought more than they did during the Christmas 2019 period. (...)

An empty pasta shelf in Switzerland. Many countries have seen surging sales in basic products including pasta.  Photograph: EPA

Shoppers’ rush to stock up on non-perishable staples such as pasta and noodles to ride out the coronavirus crisis has boosted demand for wheat, which (...)

Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons all suffered declines in sales over the Christmas period.

Morrisons was the big loser as Britain’s major food retailers endured their worst Christmas since 2014, hurt by intense competition and sustained cons(...)

Mark Read, CEO of advertising agency WPP, leaves the company AGM in London last year.

Bain Capital agreed to buy 60 per cent of WPP’s market research unit Kantar in a deal that values the business at $4 billion. The private equity firm(...)

WPP is looking for ways to reduce debt after struggling to adapt to a shift toward digital ads.

Bain Capital has emerged as the frontrunner for a majority stake in WPP’s market research unit Kantar, sources said. The buyout firm is considered t(...)

The global economy is facing a ‘delicate moment’, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty

Fresh tariff rhetoric from US president Donald Trump affected global stocks on Tuesday with Europe’s benchmark Stoxx 600 index down 0.3 per cent. Add(...)

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