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Famous US toy retailer FAO Schwarz has opened a 6,000 sq ft store in Arnotts, replete with a walk-on piano keyboard made famous by Tom Hanks in the 1988 film Big. Photograph: Alan Betson

With Christmas just around the corner, famous US toy retailer FAO Schwarz has opened a 557sq m (6,000sq ft) store in Arnotts, replete with a walk-on p(...)

 Vicki O’Toole, owner JJ O’Toole Ltd in Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Before Vicki O’Toole made the plunge into business, her life moved at an altogether more leisurely pace. A regular on the golf course for a 9.20am tee(...)

Paul Kelly, the former managing director of Brown Thomas, has been awarded the Isidoro Álvarez Lifetime Achievement Medal at World Retail Awards 2019.

Retailer Paul Kelly, the former managing director of Brown Thomas, has been awarded the Isidoro Álvarez Lifetime Achievement Medal at World Retail Awa(...)

Christine Nagel of Hermès: ‘You can tell so much about a person from how they smell’

Christine Nagel is striking. The round frames of her glasses articulate a quietly intellectual confidence before she says anything. You become aware t(...)

As the Christmas shopping season kicks off in earnest, the reality of the behavioural shift will become more apparent than ever before. For many retailers and their customers, it will be, at least partially, a digital Christmas and a cyber New Year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

You would have to search high and low to find a prettier market square than the one in Donegal town. It’s not really a square at all, of course, but i(...)

Mike Ashley, founder of Sports Direct. An investigation found he was running the company like a “Victorian workhouse”.  Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

House of Fraser is no Brown Thomas, Selfridges or Saks Fifth Avenue. The retail outlet is middle of the range, appealing neither to the higher-end con(...)

Pat Rigney:  “Our goal is to built a very substantial international brand that will generate sustainable jobs in County Leitrim at the Shed Distillery.” Photograph:  Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography.

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin has struck a deal with Sainsbury’s to be listed in 600 of the company’s stores in Britain. The Leitrim-based drinks ma(...)

Arnotts  managing director Donald McDonald and former employee Gerry Nolan, who began working in the Dublin department store in 1947. Photograph: Tom Honan.

If Dublin department store Arnotts could talk, its accent would probably sound a little bit like that of 94-year old Clontarf resident Gerard Nolan. (...)

Donald McDonald, MD Arnotts and former employee Gerard Nolan from Clontarf who started work in Arnotts in 1942 at the Arnotts 175 Museum launch. Photorgraph: Tom Honan.

Dublin department store Arnotts, which celebrates its 175th birthday this month, on Tuesday evening launched an in-store collaboration with the Little(...)

US fund Kennedy Wilson owns the  Shelbourne Hotel, which took it out of receivership in 2014, with about €110 million in debt attached.

Readers of a certain vintage might recall the best-selling book Barbarians at the Gate: the Fall of RJR Nabisco, which told the story of one of the f(...)

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