Blaine Callard

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 Grafton Street in Dublin.  Our shopping areas are still somewhat less homogenised than in Britain, where almost every street seems to have the same chains and brands

By rights Irish retailers should be celebrating like it’s 2006. The economy is basically one big house party. Yet, retailers – transfixed by the comp(...)

The many uses of Sugru did not include making millions for its early investors.

The board of Independent News and Media (INM) was “horrified” that third parties may have had access to the company’s data or that journalists’ source(...)

Blaine Callard, chief executive of Harvey Norman in Ireland, argues that the dystopian retail apocalypse narrative is an invention of Silicon Valley and an awestruck media. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Blaine Callard, the ebullient chief executive in Ireland of Harvey Norman, strode on stage on Wednesday at a Dublin retail conference and looked his a(...)

Former Apple chief executive Steve Jobs. Qualities key to successful leadership include passion, strategic thinking, courage and confidence. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Getty Images

Traditionally we see a leader as a figurehead, the boss-man, or woman, the commander and chief. We all know the predictable mantra of what it takes to(...)

Blaine Callard, chief executive of the retailer’s Irish operations, said it is planning further expansion here after confirming its intention to open a 14th store in west Dublin. Photograph:  Alan Betson

Harvey Norman, the listed Australian electronics-to-furniture and homeware retailer, boosted sales at its 13 Irish stores by more than 10 per cent to (...)

Blaine Callard, Harvey Norman’s Irish chief executive, appears to have turned operation around. Photograph: Alan Betson

Blaine Callard, the chief executive in Ireland of the Aussie retail chain Harvey Norman, hosted a shindig in its head office earlier this month. Or pe(...)

Dundrum Town Centre: trade was up on Black Friday. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving in the US that traditionally heralds the start of seasonal shopping mania there, has become a phenomenon in (...)

“Electronics is becoming more like the fashion industry. It must be fresher, cleaner, more aesthetic.” Blaine Callard, CEO of Harvey Norman in Ireland, at the retailer’s store at Airside Retail Park.Photograph: Alan Betson

In a corner of Harvey Norman’s Dublin head office, there is a bottle of champagne the size of a fire extinguisher. It lies in a glass case bearing an (...)

Harvey Norman Ireland chief executive Blaine Callard: “I’ve always said we are committed to Ireland, but it doesn’t mean we are committed to every site.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Blaine Callard, the chief executive of Harvey Norman Ireland, has indicated he is prepared to shut some of the group’s 12 stores in the State if “h(...)

Blaine Callard: dumped those annoying “Go Harvey, Goooo!” radio ads

Party time is back in the retail industry. Harvey Norman, the Australian furniture and electronics chain with a dozen stores in Ireland, hosted a bash(...)

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