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BWG, which announced 1,200 new jobs as part of a €100 million investment in October, has 421 Spar stores and an estimated 35 per cent share of the Irish convenience store market. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/Irish Times

BWG, the company behind Spar in Ireland, is to acquire rival ADM Londis for €23 million. Completion of the offer is subject to shareholder approval an(...)

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(...)

Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis: playing it coy.  Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Watching the very public travails of Tesco these days is akin to a business blood sport. It’s like looking at a former schoolyard bully – after he has(...)

 “One can’t deny that things are improving, but I see at least another 18 months before we see a sustained level of growth in retail.” Conor Whelan at Eason’s flagship store on O’Connell Street, Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke

On a side table of an office on the top floor of Eason & Son, the 127-year-old grand dame of Irish books-to-stationery retailing, is a collection (...)

BWG chief executive Leo Crawford (right and finance director John O’Donnell. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Business Affairs Correspondent BWG, the operator of the Spar and Mace retail brands, has wiped more than €70 million from its debts by buying back loa(...)

Property investment vehicle Hibernia Reit has paid €20.16 million for the loan secured on the Hanover Building at Windmill Lane in Dublin’s south d(...)

“He’s a boy action hero,” says Dan Spencer, with a “go-getting attitude to saving the day”. The boy in question – Bobby Dazzler – is the star o(...)

Conor Langford, Visa’s country manager for Ireland
, Visa Europe
, at the presentation of the firm’s annual results. Photograph: Eric Luke

Spending on Visa debit, credit and prepaid cards increased by 83 per cent to €21 billion in Ireland last year. This was driven largely by the migratio(...)

 BWG declined to comment on the exact terms of the deal agreed yesterday, but it is understood that its shareholders, including chief executive Leo Crawford (above) property director John Clohisey and finance director John O’Donnell, have provided warrants over a portion of its equity, believed to be up to 75 per cent.

BWG, the operator of the Spar and Mace retail brands, yesterday concluded a debt restructuring with a consortium of five lenders that will see an esti(...)

Businesses served with closure orders and improvement orders remain listed on the FSAI website for three months from the date of when the premises has corrected its food safety issue and prohibition orders are listed for a month.

The Food Safety Authority served eleven enforcement orders on food businesses during the month of October.Environmental health officers issued nine bu(...)

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