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Niall O’Connor, Group Managing Director at Aldi Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

The financial performance of Irish supermarkets has long been a mystery to all but industry insiders. Their profits are guarded like the contents of t(...)

Bank of Ireland claims that its clients who invested in store refurbishments subsequently enjoyed sales boosts of 5-10 per cent.

Smaller convenience retailers are investing as much as 10 per cent of their annual turnover in store revamps every four or five years to keep up with(...)

Through a range of acquisitions and strategic partnerships with upscale Irish food brands, Dunnes has pursued the higher end of the market

It is deep into the afternoon on a weekday and four young women have met up for a late lunch. They are all aged in their early- to mid-30s, well-dress(...)

Consumers abandon department stores, furniture shops, cinemas and hairdressers for the beach. Photograph: iStock

Retail sales grew 3.4 per cent in the second quarter as demand rose for barbecues, garden furniture and ice-cream, but hot weather also put people off(...)

Bank of Ireland said it had a market share of more than 50 per cent in new lending to SMEs and farms. Photograph: Frank Miller

Bank of Ireland has said it approved €5.3 billion in new credit to Irish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) last year, which it said was an in(...)