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Leo Crawford, group chief executive of BWG Group, outside the relaunched SPAR Millennium Walkway store in Dublin city centre.

The BWG retail group has launched a new strategy for its Spar and Eurospar brands, comprising store refurbishments, more in-store dining, a shift to d(...)

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(...)

The Irish consumer can spend as little as 50 cent for beer and cider while the price of a single standard gin drink is 60 cent, according to a pricing survey by Alcohol Action Ireland.

Alcohol in Ireland now costs so little that a woman can consume enough to damage her health by spending just €5.50 a week while a “fatal” amount can b(...)

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(...)

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has issued an urgent recall of frozen vegetables from a number of Irish supermarkets over listeria fe(...)

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(...)

The good weather boosted cider sales in grocery stores by 14 per cent, according to Kantar Worldpanel. Photograph: iStock

The good weather has driven consumers to stock up on ice cream, barbecue foods, sun care products and cider with soaring temperatures adding an extra (...)

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 (...)

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