Waterstones

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Twist in the tale: Waterstones-owned Hodges Figgis on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A change of ownership can be relied upon to heighten tensions among both the staff of a business and anybody whose livelihood depends on it. The propo(...)

Waterstones has three outlets in the Republic including Hodges Figgis on Dublin’s Dawson Street. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Bookstore chain Waterstones reported an almost 29 per cent increase in profits at its Irish branches last year despite a fall in the volume of sales i(...)

Michael Wolff’s book ‘Fire And Fury’ is ‘a phenomenal seller’ for Waterstones. Photograph: Reuters

Waterstones has reported an 80 per cent jump in annual profits, with the bookseller predicting an even brighter future just six years after the rise o(...)

Waterstones, 68-69 Patrick Street, Cork, has an annual rent of €770,000, giving an initial yield of 11.36 per cent

A high-profile business premises occupied by Waterstones bookshop at 68-69 Patrick Street in Cork city centre goes on sale from today at €6.25 millio(...)

The Inside Business podcast being recorded before a live audience in the GPO.

One of the best known faces in Irish retail, Maurice Pratt, has said an Armageddon” in US retailing, that has led to mall closures, layoffs and shrink(...)

Waterstones, which owns Hodges Figgis in Dublin as well as  the Cork branch of Waterstones, recorded a pretax profit of €1.9m. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Booksellers Waterstones more than doubled its profits in Ireland in the year to the end of April 2016, accounts just filed at the Companies Office sho(...)

Trans-species trauma: A catch of carp in Germany appear to be  as stunned as the rest of us. Photograph: Bernd Wustneck/AFP/Getty Images
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A 2014 report on the future of Ireland’s digital shopping by UPC estimated that consumers would spend close to €6 billion online that year. It was predicted that this figure would rise to €12.7 billion by 2020 A 2014 report on the future of Ireland’s digital shopping by UPC estimated that consumers would spend close to €6 billion online that year. It was predicted that this figure would rise to €12.7 billion by 2020

Earlier this year, it was announced that Toys R Us was closing the two outlets it had in Ireland after only six months. It may have come as news to (...)

HBOS, which owned Halifax, was eventually taken over by Lloyds Photograph: Reuters

As many as 10 former HBOS executives could be banned from working in the UK financial services industry, following recommendations to re-open investig(...)

Karen and Darren Gardiner: When Gardiner and his wife opened the first Ground Espresso Bar in 2001 in Coleraine it was more of a ‘hobby’ than a purely business venture he admits.

Latest retail figures this week suggest shoppers are spending less cash in towns across the North this year than compared to previous summers. Perhaps(...)

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