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‘I had been paying for more than six months for a service that did not work properly,’ says our reader of UPC Horizon

Horizons not broadened by this UPC ‘upgrade’ About six months ago, Michael O’Doherty from Dublin upgraded to a UPC Horizon bundle, having alre(...)

Nationwide Controlled Parking Systems (NCPS) Ltd manages 65,000 car park spaces in 850 sites across the country and its clients include Irish Rail, Dublin City Council, Aldi and Superquinn.  Photograph: Alan Betson / Irish Times

The largest car clamping firm in the country plunged into the red in 2012 to record pre-tax losses of €621,629.New figures just filed with the Compani(...)

Over the past three years, the German discounters have captured a combined 3.8 share points from the competition

The stakes are always changing in the Irish supermarket sweeps and the way Irish consumers shop has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. Re(...)

Tesco remains the most supermarket, but the new figures covering the 12 weeks up to the end of March, show its market share falling from 27.5 per cent at the end of March last year to its current level of 26 per cent. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

SuperValu continues to close the gap on market-leader Tesco and while its market share has dipped slightly over the last 12 weeks, it is now less t(...)

Transparency is at the heart of the Elverys case.

Last Friday, news emerged that sports retailer Elverys was going to be placed into receivership that day before being acquired by the management team (...)

What is the point of merger control? In 11 years, and over 600 deals, Irish regulators have intervened to block four. Some are now asking if this is t(...)

Musgrave: examining the potential for entering the financial services sector, in particular the sale of car, home and other types of insurance. Photograph: Bernie Keating/Provision

The wholesale and retail outlet group Musgrave is examining the potential for entering the financial services sector and in particular the sale of car(...)

Among the most visible trends is the big brands’ market share being eroded by own-brand gains

The latest Checkout Top 100 Brands rankings may not appear to have changed all that much from previous years, but scratch beneath the surface and t(...)

Irish chicken farmers have urged supermarket chains here to stock only Irish poultry in their stores, following moves by UK supermarkets towards stock(...)

“Feargal Quinn was the housewives’ choice. Every Valentine’s Day he stood at the checkout with a red rose and a kiss for each female customer.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The last proprietor but one of the Superquinn supermarket chain, Feargal Quinn, wrote a book, Crowning the Customer. It was published by O’Brien Press(...)

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