The Iseq index of Irish shares edged 0.5%  higher to 5,680.57, with cardboard box-maker Smurfit Kappa standing out as the main gainer as it pushed 6.3%  ahead to €24.58

European shares advanced on Tuesday on mounting speculation that the US and China will be able to reach a trade deal which would ease worries over the(...)

Aldi’s Specially Selected Organic Bronze Whole Irish Turkey

When the food-buying teams at Aldi headquarters in Naas, Co Kildare, return to work in early January after their Christmas break, one of the first tas(...)

A new shop sign is covered up at Tesco’s mothballed store in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, prior to the opening today of Tesco’s first discount store trading under the new name Jack’s. Photograph: Chris Radburn

All eyes in the retail sector will be on a small market town in eastern England on Wednesday as Tesco unveils its latest weapon in the war against the(...)

Tesco has enjoyed solid growth in the last month. Growth in the broader grocery market slowed due to weak sales of barbecue food and ice cream in cooler summer weather

Tesco’s sales growth outpaced its main UK rivals in the last month as Britain’s biggest grocer continued its revival in the face of a squeeze on dispo(...)

Penneys on Mary Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Mustafa is shopping for a sweater at the flagship London store of Primark [the name of Penneys shops in the UK], the British low-cost fashion chain, w(...)

Asda chief executive Andy Clarke is to step down after more than 20 years at the UK supermarket chain, in a management shake up designed to wrestle back market share from discounters Aldi and Lidl.

Asda chief executive Andy Clarke is to step down after more than 20 years at the UK supermarket chain, in a management shake up designed to wrestle ba(...)

Last year was undeniably one of transition for the Tesco group in Ireland. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Not quite time yet for new-year champagne at Tesco’s Irish arm, perhaps, but a drop of own-brand prosecco might be deserved in the wake of this week’s(...)

The figures from Debenhams are all the more surprising given the lacklustre performance of rivals Next and Marks & Spencer. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There was some good news on Tuesday for Morrisons and Debenhams as both defied gloomy expectations by checking in with better-than-expected Christmas (...)

Tesco remains the most popular supermarket in the State although its lead over second placed SuperValu has shrunk slightly, according to the latest fi(...)

Poundland, which faces an investigation into its takeover of rival 99p Stores, said its annual sales topped £1 billion for the first time. The West Mi(...)

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