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Goods reaches finals of retail awards

Goods of Kilkenny has made it through to the finals of the prestigious Best Shop Awards UK and Ireland 2011. The High Street retailer saw off competition from world renowned stores including Harrods and Harvey Nichols to be selected as a finalist for Best Department Store 2011. - A new online Irish department store is a new online department store focusing on getting Irish retailers online and competing with the larger high street UK names that are dominating the marketplace here in Ireland. Online retail is worth about €3bn a year and growing by 20 per cent year on year so the news that the Exchequer is down by some €300 million in VAT may come as a surprise to some people.

Westmeath stores scoop top awards at Londis Retailing Excellence Awards

Donegan’s Londis, Main Steet, Kilbeggan was a worthy winner of a Gold Award at the Londis Retailing Excellence Awards 2011. Donegan’s Londis received this award for maintaining high standards and developing a positive consumer experience in their store. Monksland Service Station, Althone were also recognised for superior in store service with a Silver Retailing Excellence Award.

The Cost Plus phenomenon comes to Mayo

It is refreshing to see some positive news on successful trading in Ireland when there is so much doom and gloom around. One company that looks to be bucking the trend is Cost Plus Sofas, which now has 20 megastores Ireland-wide from Dublin to Cork and from Sligo to Waterford, including the official opening of two new stores this weekend at Castlebar and at Tullamore. Another couple of stores are scheduled to open within the next two to three months. Every new store also provides useful new job opportunities to the local community.

Joyce’s supermarket wins national retailing award

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Retailers across the country were recognised for their outstanding contribution to fresh food at Checkout Magazine’s “Best in Fresh” awards last Tuesday, and there was cause for celebration for one Galway store. The event saw hundreds of stores across Ireland audited by independent judges and Joyce’s Supermarket in Knocknacarra was awarded the title of Best Non–Affiliated Retailer in Ireland. According to the judging panel, Joyce’s offer the best fresh food offering, with a large selection of the freshest food sourced from many local suppliers. The fresh food team were commended for their passion and knowledge of the food.

Dublin retail sector hit harder than regional shops by Christmas slump

December 2010 stands as ‘the weakest period of trading in recent history’, according to Retail Excellence Ireland (REI). However, according to David Fitzsimons, chief executive, REI, city shops fared worse than regional traders over Christmas just past.

Sales fever

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Christmas is almost upon us. While we are all getting ready to celebrate this special occasion and enjoy some quality time with family and friends at the back of some of our minds are thoughts of the next major event in the festive calendar - the Christmas sales.

Retail Ireland call for dramatic rates cuts in local authorities

Retail Ireland, the IBEC group that represents the retail sector, have called on all local authorities to cut commercial rates by 20 per cent in 2011.

ElectroCity celebrates refurbishment

The electrical superstore ElectroCity has invested in an exciting new refurbishment.

Surviving as a small retailer in the Irish economy

Part 1: The current situation


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