Start-up delivery software firm Coll-8 has clinched an agreement with the owner of Spar, Mace, and Londis for shoppers to pick up parcels at 1,100 shops, a move it says will shake up delivery-and-returns for all online purchases made in the Republic.
The South African Spar retailing group says it is positively cautious about the effects of Brexit for its retailing interests in Ireland and the southwest of England. The Johannesburg-stockmarket-listed group owns 80% of BWG Spar and operates chains in Ireland and England, under its Spar Ireland division.
Our family were probably the first tourists in Baltimore,” quips Stuart Musgrave, as he prepares to sell his family’s current base on Cove Road in this appealing West Cork village, known far and wide, and over the seas, for its tourism, sailing, ferries and fishing.
DESPITE seeing its trading environment suffer in the past few years — particularly for its core Irish operations — the Musgrave Group has consistently talked up its ability to ride out the economic storm and build for its future growth.
THE Musgrave Group has said that it is well-placed to ride out the storm of the economic downturn, despite posting disappointing full-year results for 2009, including a 3% fall in sales and a 7% decline in pre-tax profits.