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Party wines should not be too high in alcohol, but easy to drink with or without food. Photograph: iStock

Wine plays an important role in any successful party. Choosing a wine that will impress your friends (even the wine nerds) is not difficult once you f(...)

BWG owns retail brands including Spar, Mace and Londis. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leo Crawford, chief executive of Irish Spar franchise owner BWG, and two other directors of the group are in line to share a windfall of about €75 mil(...)

BWG plans to invest €25 million in Spar/Eurpspar store refurbishments.

Retailing group BWG is to add 45 new Spar and Eurospar stores over the next two years, employing 1,000 staff. Along with franchisees in its Spar/Euros(...)

While the local corner store now stocks items from around the globe, there is also an emphasis on keeping it local and providing fresh produce that has been grown locally.
At your convenience

Fewer and more are the two words that tell the story of developments within the Irish convenience-store sector in recent decades: the number of indepe(...)

Possibly best of all would be a medium-bodied rosé. It is summer after all

As the good weather continues, this week we will look at wines to drink with summer salads. I may have been guilty of blithely suggesting to match a p(...)

Storm Emma shut down Ireland for several days in March. Photograph: Alan Betson

Storm Emma, which paralysed the country just before Easter and sparked panic sales of bread, has been credited with helping to drive “significant turn(...)

BWG now has a turnover of €1.4 billion and supplies a network of well over 1,000 stores including Spar. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Spar operator BWG’s acquisition of a convenience wholesaler has been approved by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC). The acqu(...)

Martin, Tracy, Jack and Lance Hamilton of Mash Direct, an independent, family-owned farming and food production enterprise based in Co Down

Mash Direct, the Co Down-based family-owned farming and food production business, has won a deal to supply one of the UK’s biggest supermarket chains (...)

Spar, Londis and Mace are operated by BWG in Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

BWG, the wholesaler and retail group that operates the Spar brand in Ireland, has bought major Portlaoise-based convenience wholesaling group, 4 Aces.(...)

Leo Crawford, chief executive of BWG Group and Brian Lee, managing director of Chopped. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennells

The group behind Spar, Londis and Mace in Ireland has signed a deal with healthy food retailer Freshly Chopped to become its exclusive distributor and(...)

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