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Concierge Shane Murphy welcomes a customer at Brown Thomas on Grafton Street. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Premier department stores Brown Thomas and Arnotts could be sold following a surprise €4.7 billlion bid for their parent, Selfridges Group. A potenti(...)

The Penneys famine underlines another aspect of its business model – in a world gone digital Penneys/Primark still has no ecommerce offering. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A four-hour wait just to make a booking to obtain an appointment to shop in Penneys next week is as much proof as anybody needs that people are rather(...)

Penneys on Henry Street, Dublin, last October. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Penneys’ new “shop by appointment” service is already experiencing a high volume of demand, with customers facing a waiting times of two to four hours(...)

Penneys on Mary Street, Dublin: The retailer’s Irish stores remain closed. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Penneys owner Associated British Foods (ABF) has said it intends to repay the State the money it has received in supports to cope with the Covid-19 pa(...)

Galen Weston pictured outside Brown Thomas on Grafton Street in Dublin in 2008. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Tributes have been paid to Canadian entrepreneur Galen Weston, who died at home this week after a long illness at the age of 80. His extensive busine(...)

White & Green

Those of us still wearing our pyjamas will not be surprised to hear that 2020 wasn’t the best year for fast fashion. According to the UN Environment P(...)

Penneys had planned to take two floors of the old House of Fraser unit at Dundrum Town Centre. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Irish fast fashion retailer Penneys is keeping its expansion plans for Dundrum Town Centre on hold, as it deals with the impact of the Covid-19 pandem(...)

A shuttered Primark shop in Newcastle. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Bloomberg

Penneys-owner AB Foods warned that the loss of sales from store closures could rise to over £1.5 billion (€1.69 billion) if current lockdowns last unt(...)

Associated British Foods, the owner of the Irish-headquartered discount fashion chain Penneys/Primark, was up by almost 17 per cent in early afternoon trading.

Hospitality stocks, such as airlines and hotel operators, as well as retailers surged on the news that a potential vaccine for coronavirus may be up t(...)

Breege O’Donoghue: one of the best and most respected corporate directors in Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Something sits uneasily about the resignation this week of Fáilte Ireland director, the veteran former Penneys/Primark executive Breege O’Donoghue, ju(...)

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