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Irish Consumer Sentiment

Predictably Irish Consumer Sentiment has dropped significantly in the face of an onslaught bad news; interest rates up, cost of living crisis, energy bills and the ongoing War in Ukraine. What will be interesting to watch is how this drop in sentiment manifests itself in retail sales. To date year on year retail sales have […]

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Penneys is now open in The Square Tallaght

It is our pleasure to welcome Penneys to The Square Tallaght today. The addition of Penneys is a milestone moment in the history of the Centre. In the past number of months, we have welcomed a number of new occupiers to the Centre, including a new state of the art cinema. The Penneys opening is another […]

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The Proven Resilience of Ireland’s Community Shopping Centres

What is a Community Shopping Centre?  Community Shopping Centres are characterised by a large supermarket anchor usually occupying over 50% of the scheme’s floor area. The balance of occupiers is typically complimentary or ancillary to the grocery offer, providing daily and weekly convenience needs to serve the local catchment such as butcher, pharmacy, coffee shop […]

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Bannon Retail Pulse Report – August 2022

Bannon’s latest monthly Retail Pulse has now gone live. Our focus in this publication is on New Developments, where we identify a number of new retail schemes due for completion in the next 24 months. On our footfall monitor more positive trends feature with High Street footfall, by example, showing a 25% increase year on year. To […]

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Pret A Manger is now open on Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Pret A Manger opened their first store in Ireland on Friday. Located on Dawson Street, Dublin 2 the store had a busy morning and we managed to visit between that and the lunchtime rush to get a full tour. The Pret a Manger team are so impressive in terms of their approach to quality and […]

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Techstar in Castlewest Shopping Centre, Ballincollig, Cork

Congratulations to Techstar in Castlewest Shopping Centre, Ballincollig, Cork on making the list of the top 100 friendliest stores to visit in 2022 awarded by Retail Excellence Ireland and now move on to the National Awards to be held in the Galmont Hotel Galway on the 12th November. Great to have one of our new occupiers achieve […]

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Babydoll Vintage Clothing is now open in Stephens Green Shopping Centre.

Bannon is delighted to welcome Babydoll Vintage Clothing to Stephens Green Shopping Centre. We wish the team the very best of luck with the opening.

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Lego is now open on Grafton Street

An iconic brand for an iconic street. It’s brilliant to see LEGO open their first Irish store on Grafton Street. Well done to the team who made this happen, our clients Irish Life and our joint agents Savills Ireland.   We haven’t seen so much activity on the street as in recent months, with a […]

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Retail Sales vs Consumer Confidence

August recorded a small but continuing drop in consumer confidence, to a 22-month low, as households prepare themselves for further price pressures according to KBC Bank Ireland. What is interesting is the mismatch between what Irish consumers are saying and what they are doing. Retail sales which traditionally track consumer confidence with a short lag period, […]

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Thérapie Clinic is now open at Marshes Shopping Centre

Another fantastic addition to the Tenant mix at Marshes Shopping Centre diversifying and complementing the existing offer. Best of luck Thérapie Clinic.