Average households to spend over €2,690 in shops this Christmas

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the sector, today published its Christmas Retail Monitor 2018 (see attached pdf) that predicts the Irish household will spend an average of €2,690 in shops this December, approximately €866 more than any other month of this year and roughly 3% more than Christmas 2017.   The monitor predicts […]

Strong Retail Sales Figures Drive Confidence Ahead Of Christmas Trading – Retail Ireland

In its latest Retail Monitor (attached), Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the sector, said that sales values have grown by 4.1% in the third quarter of the year, compared to the same period in 2016, helping to partially offset growing fears regarding increasing input costs.  The report also shows that most retail categories experienced an […]

Retailers call for urgent reform of local authority rates system

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the retail sector, today launched a new policy paper entitled ‘Tackling the rates burden’. The paper highlights the serious deficiencies in the current system governing how local authority rates are levied and collected from retailers, resulting in over €200 million in uncollected rates each year. The retail sector […]

Retail Ireland Announces New Chairman

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the retail sector, today announced Willie O’Byrne, Managing Director of BWG Foods, as its new Chairman. Mr O’Byrne will serve a two year term and replaces outgoing Chairman, Conor Whelan, Managing Director of Eason Group. Mr O’Byrne will be joined at the helm of the organisation by Brian […]