John Clohisey

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 Designer and Dress for Success founder Sonya Lennon was among the other panellists. Photograph:    Marc O’Sullivan

A calm, rational discussion can be a beautiful and enlightening thing. On Tuesday, I took part in a panel debate about gender inequality in business,(...)

BWG owns retail brands including Spar, Mace and Londis. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leo Crawford, chief executive of Irish Spar franchise owner BWG, and two other directors of the group are in line to share a windfall of about €75 mil(...)

Johannesburg-listed Spar South Africa, which owns an 80 per cent stake in BWG, referred briefly to the deal in its interim financial results yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

BWG Foods, the owner of the Spar franchise in Ireland, has refinanced its debts estimated at about €220 million. It is understood the new banking faci(...)

 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(...)

BWG Group’s profit increase was buoyed by the devaluation of the South African rand, which helped its parent company, the Johannesburg-based Spar Group, post a 12.3 per cent rise in earnings. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

BWG Group, the owner in Ireland of the Spar and Mace chains, posted a 41.4 per cent surge in operating profit in the 12 months to the end of September(...)

BWG chief executive Leo Crawford: “The integration of Londis has progressed well and their stores are now benefiting from being part of a group with combined retail sales of over €1.75 billion”

BWG Group, the owner in Ireland of the Spar and Mace chains, delivered a 41.4 per cent surge in first-half operating profits as sales grew in a compe(...)

Group had sales of up to €1.2 billion in the 12 months to the end of September. Photograph: Eric Luke

The financial performance of BWG, the unlimited group that owns Mace and Spar in Ireland, was revealed yesterday by Spar South Africa (SSA), an 80 pe(...)

BWG’s chief executive Leo Crawford. The retail group has managed to negotiate significantly better terms on its loans.

BWG, the owner in Ireland of the Spar and Mace chains, has completed a €220 million refinancing to ease the terms of its remaining legacy boomtime deb(...)

The latest supermarket ad tracker data shows Tesco has upped its advertising massively in the Irish market – by more than 100 per cent – so it won’t lose top billing without a fight. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Whisper it but, facing into 2015, there has been an outbreak of hope within the retail industry. After seven years of fretting across the retail sp(...)

BWG, owner of Spar and Mace, has over 900 stores in Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill.

A snapshot of the financial performance of BWG, the unlimited company that owns the Spar and Mace convenience store chains in Ireland, has emerged in(...)

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