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Costa Coffee pitch up on Malahide Road

Costa Coffee is the latest tenant to join the line-up at Malahide Road Retail Centre in north Dublin. Costa is trading out of a 2,000 sq.ft coffee pod that also has the use of outdoor seating. The letting comes just as the landlord, Irish Life, has resurfaced the car park and upgraded signage, lighting and […]

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Black Friday a ‘double-edged sword’ for Irish retailers

Black Friday and Cyber Monday will be a “double-edged sword” for Irish retailers with margin pressures incurred from major discounting offsetting the spike in business, a retail expert has said. Thomas Burke of Ibec trade body Retail Ireland says that with 70% of digital purchases in Ireland going to firms outside the country, retailers were […]

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Harvey Norman to anchor expanded Gateway Retail Park in Galway

Giant retailer Harvey Norman is to open a substantial new store now under construction as part of the second phase of the Gateway Retail Park in Knocknacarra, Galway. Australia’s leading retailer, specialising in computers, technology, electrical goods, furniture and bedroom fittings, is to rent the 5,574 sq.m (60,000 sq.ft) flagship store in the thriving park, […]

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Eateries line up to join Krispy Kreme in Blanchardstown

Canadian restaurant chain Pita Pit and Japanese eatery Musashi are to join Krispy Kreme in trading out of a newly redeveloped block at Ireland’s largest retail and leisure destination, the Blanchardstown Centre in north Dublin. Both of the new units will extend to around 170 sq.m (1,829 sq.ft) and will include outdoor seating and dining […]

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Donnybrook Fair upmarket food chain bought by Musgrave

Musgrave, the owner of SuperValu, has agreed a deal to buy the Donnybrook Fair chain of upscale supermarkets in the greater Dublin area. The Cork-headquartered retailing and wholesaling group finalised a deal to buy the chain this morning for an undisclosed sum from husband and wife team, Joe and Mary Doyle, who founded and control […]

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Retail Sales volume increased by 6.5% in July 2018

Seasonally adjusted, the volume of retail sales increased by 6.5% in the month of July, with an annual increase of 5.5%. If Motor Trades are excluded, there was a decrease of 0.5% in the volume of retail sales in July 2018 when compared with June 2018 and there was an increase of 2.9% in the annual […]

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Panda Waste owner acquires stake in north Dublin shopping centre

Businessman Eamon Watters, owner of Panda Waste, one of Ireland’s largest waste collection and recycling companies, has acquired a substantial stake in Charlestown Shopping Centre at junction five of the M50 in north Dublin. The acquisition was made through an investment vehicle called Garristown Venture Holdings. The large-scale shopping centre and an adjoining site with […]

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Heatwave Boosts Second-Quarter Retail Sales In Ireland

Buoyed by a long spell of fine weather, sales in the Irish retail sector grew by 3.4% in the second quarter of 2018, according to a new report from Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the sector. In its latest Retail Monitor, published today (see attached), the group said sales in the first half […]

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Retail Group Calls For Tax Fairness For Retailers In Budget 2019

Retail Excellence is today (4 July) calling for targeted solutions for retailers in Budget 2019. “In an increasingly boundary-less retail environment the representative body are seeking additional online supports and tax fairness measures to protect retailers from the onslaught of cheap, non-European imports,” the retail organisation said in a statement. “Despite record numbers back at […]

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Trailfinders top bidder for its own HQ on Dawson Street

Further signs of fast growing property values in Dublin’s Dawson Street emerged this week with the sale of the Trailfinders building for a full 60% above the guide price. David Carroll of Bannon is delighted to have advised Trailfinders on their acquisition. Agent Cushman & Wakefield initially invited offers of more than €7.75 million for the holiday booking premises […]