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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.
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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 (...)

Norwegian Air plans to double services from Dublin to Stewart International Airport in New York State, providing twice-daily flights from the end of April. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/True Media

Monday Indicators: Irish construction PMI (Jan), new car sales (Jan); US consumer inflation expectations (Jan). Tuesday Results: PepsiCo, Under A(...)

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.(...)

 Bobby Kerr in his office on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin.  “I’ve sold out of Insomnia, but I won’t be sitting out at my home in Dún Laoghaire looking out into the sea. I’m going to be doing stuff.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Wednesday of this week had to be one of the most miserable days in a very, very long time. For many of us it was the second day back at work after the(...)

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