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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 […]

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Cinema group Vue expands its Irish operations

Vue, the chain which owns a 3,800 seater cinema at Liffey Valley in Dublin, has acquired the cinemas of Irish rival Showtime for an undisclosed sum. Showtime operates cinemas in Limerick and Ashbourne with 13 screens and more than 2,200 seats between them. Recently filed accounts for the holding company of these cinemas, Showtime Cinemas Limited, show […]

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Currys PC World is coming to Waterford Retail Park

Currys PC World is coming to Waterford Retail Park. The 13,000 sq.ft. fit-out has commenced and it is due to open the end of August. Waterford Retail Park is a premier retail park with a high profile location along one of the main access routes to Waterford City from the M8 and N25 (Cork Road). […]

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New Costa Coffee store opens in Manor Mills Shopping Centre in Maynooth

Manor Mills Shopping Centre has just opened a brand new Costa Coffee store and its arrival has generated a lot of excitement in the centre. Costa Coffee has invested heavily in its 1,600 sq. ft new store fit-out which has resulted in a bright, high spec coffee offering. Costa Coffee is a multinational coffee house […]

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The Natural Bakery opens in Manor Mills Shopping Centre, Maynooth

Manor Mills Shopping Centre in Maynooth has just opened a new store ‘The Natural Bakery’, an Irish company that offers a wide variety of breads, cakes, sandwiches, donuts and pastries, made fresh daily from scratch. They opened their first bakery in Kilmainham in 2013 when their owner Luke Ceighan realised there is a demand for […]