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Value It is what all stores promise us. Whether they deliver depends on how loyal (or gullible) you are. Photograph: Thinkstock

Aldi When it entered the Irish market a decade ago it was considered an oddball outsider with unfamiliar brands and a random assortment of jackhammers(...)

The business employs more than 180 people and has a turnover in the region of £20 million a year. Photograph: Aaron McCracken/Harrisons

A family-owned business which began life as a small home bakery plans to create 100 production jobs in its home town of Magherafelt in Co Derry as par(...)

Feargal Quinn and his family cashed out in 2005 by selling the business for €420 million to Select Retail Holdings, a consortium of property investors that included Bernard McNamara.

It traded over six decades, saw off nine taoisigh and weathered a few economic storms but from February next year the Superquinn brand will c(...)

Senator Feargal Quinn: sold Superquinn in 2005. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A number of years ago, then Superquinn chairman, Simon Burke, who fronted a consortium of investors that bought the business in 2005, said that if he (...)

Superquinn Rathgar outlet: among the 24 stores to be rebranded under merger with SuperValu.  Photograph: Frank Miller

The Mandate trade union said yesterday it was “hopeful” that some of the 102 staff at Superquinn facing redundancy could be redeployed into other role(...)

A basket of groceries: families are spending on average over this year€67 less than they did in 2012

Shoppers in the Republic are continuing to feel the squeeze with new data revealing that families are spending less on groceries and switching to the (...)

Mark Sexton of Froberry Yogurt

What sets your business apart?The frozen dessert business is hugely competitive in Ireland. It’s a fool’s game to try to compete on price with multina(...)

Siobhan and Paul Lawless of Foods of Athenry

Huge strides have been made in the quality and taste of home-produced gluten-free food products. A number of Irish companies have focused on th(...)

Superquinn was one of the first supermarkets in Europe to launch a loyalty scheme 20 years ago. Photograph: Frank Miller

We like to think that, as human beings, we are highly evolved and hugely intelligent but the truth is we’re as much creatures of habit as Pavlov’s (...)

Food group Musgrave has reported sales of €4.9 billion for 2012, up 11 per cent on the previous year. The company, which operates the Sup(...)

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