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Lidl said that Thursday was the group’s busiest day since it entered the Irish market two decades ago. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Supermarket group Lidl says the Covid-19 inspired panic buying that was witnessed on Thursday resulted in the group’s busiest day since it entered the(...)

‘Foreign investors would prefer to travel an hour by motorway from Dublin airport, rather than spending non-productive time in Dublin traffic,’ says former PayPal vice-president Louise Phelan. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

As Ireland enters what looks likely to be a whirlwind general election campaign ahead of the February 8th poll, it can at times seem that politics has(...)

Heaney Meats said joining BWG is ‘a very positive development’ that will help business grow. Photograph: iStock

BWG, the owner of the Spar retail franchise in Ireland, has further beefed up its food-service division with the acquisition of a Galway-based meat su(...)

Leo Crawford, group chief executive of BWG Group. The payments represent a remarkable turnaround for his management team

The three most senior executives in BWG Foods, owner of the Spar franchise in Ireland, will share a cash payout of about €41.5 million in coming weeks(...)

BWG’s retail brands  include Mace, XL and Londis, as well as Spar. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Sales at the BWG group, which operates the Spar retail franchise here, rose by 8 per cent in the six months to the end of March. The company’s financ(...)

FAI chief John Delaney;  Murphy Alade, (11) from Irishtown; Éabha Seery (12) from Clondalkin; Colin Bell, Republic of Ireland women’s team manager; Mick McCarthy, Republic of Ireland manager, Alex Carrick, (12) from Clondalkin; Leo Crawford, BWG Group chief executive, and Cameron Tormey (11) from Lucan at the Aviva. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Irish convenience retailer Spar has renewed its sponsorship with the FAI, with the new deal valued at €1 million out to 2021. The partnership betwee(...)

 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(...)

Leo Crawford, group chief executive of BWG Group, outside the relaunched SPAR Millennium Walkway store in Dublin city centre.

The BWG retail group has launched a new strategy for its Spar and Eurospar brands, comprising store refurbishments, more in-store dining, a shift to d(...)

BWG plans to invest €25 million in Spar/Eurpspar store refurbishments.

Retailing group BWG is to add 45 new Spar and Eurospar stores over the next two years, employing 1,000 staff. Along with franchisees in its Spar/Euros(...)

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