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British retailer Next beat guidance for sales in the run-up to Christmas.

British clothing retailer Next on Thursday beat guidance for sales in the run-up to Christmas and raised its full-year profit outlook for a fifth time(...)

On June 30th  Gap said that despite discussions with potential partners, “the Republic of Ireland market dynamics were too challenging” and it was closing company-operated stores from the end of August to the end of September.  Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Pretax losses last year ballooned more than nine-fold to €2.45 million at the Irish arm of Gap ahead of the closure of the US chain’s Irish stores. N(...)

The Christmas lights in Grafton Street in Dublin.  Next plc takes on ‘dramatically’ fewer seasonal staff in high street stores than it did in my day. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There are certain Christmas songs which will always take me back to the clothes shop in Dublin where I worked in my university holidays. The four wint(...)

Manor West Shopping Park in Tralee  is anchored by Harvey Norman and Woodies DIY

Developer Pat Crean’s Marlet Property Group looks set to deepen its involvement in Ireland’s retail sector with a €56 million deal to acquire Manor W(...)

A liquidation sale at Aldo’s outlet on Dublin’s Henry Street last Christmas - now the brand is back with two Irish stores re-opening. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

While there may be no second acts for us mere mortals, for a host of well-known retail brands, closing down and reopening – often in a different forma(...)

Steve Jobs was no cuddly bear. He didn’t suffer fools, but the definition of them changed moment by moment. File photograph: Getty

Ten years ago this week, the world lost Steve Jobs. I know exactly where I was: at Oracle’s annual conference at the Moscone Convention Centre in San (...)

In New York, gains in defensive shares and Boeing helped the Dow and the S&P 500 index recover some lost ground. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

European stocks rallied Wednesday from a sell-off in the previous session, with healthcare stocks boosted as AstraZeneca agreed to buy a rare-disease(...)

Next said  supply chain woes had seen higher freight costs push up prices by about 2% in the first half and cautioned this would continue into next year. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Fashion giant Next has hiked its full-year outlook once more after surging sales but warned over rising prices and staff shortages in the run-up to Ch(...)

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European stocks rose on Wednesday after one of the worst market routs this year, with investors picking up beaten-down shares of technology sector, wh(...)

Diligent chief executive Brian Stafford: Accuvio ‘understands where the ESG market is heading’.

Diligent, a US company that announced 200 new jobs for Galway late last year, has acquired Limerick-based Accuvio for an undisclosed sum. Founded in (...)

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