Retail Brand XL to Open 20 Stores Creating 200 Jobs

XL plan to open 20 new stores as part of the group’s national growth strategy, which will result in the creation of approximately 200 new jobs. The brand which is owned by BWG Foods, along with other well-known brands such as Spar, Mace and Londis, has opened over 100 stores in Ireland over the past [...]

2016-05-05T15:36:59+00:00May 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Tesco The Top Choice For ‘The Main Shop’

Tesco has emerged as Irish consumers' most popular supermarket for their main weekly shop, according to the latest figures. The recent 'Where We Shop' report shows that one third (33 percent) of Irish consumers do the big shop at Tesco. 'Where We Shop' is a report produced by Checkout Magazine and Ignite Research. It's no [...]

2015-07-14T10:04:17+00:00July 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|

New Consumer Rights To Be Introduced

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation Richard Bruton has announced a raft of new consumer rights to be introduced. The new measures have been published in the Consumers Rights Bill. Perhaps the most notable aspect of the draft bill is that it will afford people who buy digital services, such as music from iTunes, the same [...]

2015-05-26T15:36:55+00:00May 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Dunnes Staff Plan New Protest

Dunnes Stores staff who are members of the Mandate trade union are planning a major protest march in Dublin, penciled in for early June. The staff, who number around 5,000, have been protesting in a campaign in relation to working hours and earnings, job security, pay, and the right to trade union representation. Gerry Light, [...]

2015-04-27T11:54:03+00:00April 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Dunnes’ Stores Workers Seek To Escalate Campaign

After we reported on the industrial action being taken by staff at Dunnes' Stores Supermarket chain there has apparently been no let up in the discord between the staff and management of the store. Workers are apparently now preparing to ratchet up their action against the Irish owned supermarket. Mandate, the union that supports around [...]

2015-04-14T09:32:52+00:00April 14th, 2015|Retails, Uncategorized|

Dunnes’ Store Staff Strike

From 6am on the 2nd of April, all across the country, thousands of Dunnes Stores staff have been on strike. MPs including Labour and Sinn Fein TDs, Gerry Adams and Mary-Lou McDonald turned out to support the workers who were on the picket line outside the St Stephen’s Green branch. ShelfLife magazine printed an interview [...]

2018-12-11T14:34:59+00:00April 9th, 2015|Retails, Uncategorized|

Coke milk? Coca-Cola to launch premium milk brand called Fairlife

Speaking at Morgan Stanley’s Global Consumer Conference last week, Coca-Cola’s North American chief, Sandy Douglas, said: “It’s basically the premiumisation of milk… We’ll charge twice as much for it as the milk we’re used to buying in a jug.” Mr Douglas claimed that the milk “tastes better” than regular milk and is made on sustainable [...]

2014-12-12T13:03:49+00:00December 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Retailers look forward to busiest Christmas in five years

THE ghost of cash-starved Christmases past is finally being laid to rest as high-street retailers predict the most successful shopping season in five years. Gift-seeking shoppers will fork out between €650 and €750 this month on top of what they would normally spend, new research shows. The overall December spend is expected to rise by [...]

2014-12-01T16:30:03+00:00December 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|