One in four parents will be forced to deny their children basic school items in September.
Tue, 25 Jul, 2017
A better-than-expected increase in UK retail sales for February has not altered concern that British consumer spending is on an alarming downward trajectory and that domestic demand — a major driver of the UK economy since last year’s Brexit vote — is faltering.
Fri, 24 Mar, 2017
I am in my London sister’s flat, on my best behaviour after doing handstands in her bedroom.
Sat, 11 Mar, 2017
From lippies to highlighters and eye make-up removers,puts the latest products on the market to the test.
Sat, 10 Dec, 2016
Who picks the wrapping paper, the music and the decorations in our top stores? meets the people who make your festive shopping special – including the woman at Boots who works on Christmas all year round
Sat, 03 Dec, 2016
Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today.
Wed, 09 Nov, 2016
British retail giant Marks and Spencer has stressed its commitment to Ireland by saying its operations here will not be affected by its strategic review which will result in around 80 store closures in its UK and international divisions.
Wed, 09 Nov, 2016
Fri, 04 Nov, 2016
Wed, 28 Sep, 2016
German fund manager Deka Immobilien Europa has acquired the Whitewater Shopping Centre in Kildare for €180m.
Thu, 17 Mar, 2016
When it comes to pattern, the writing’s on the wall, and on cushions, wallpaper, bed linen and accessories.
Sat, 05 Mar, 2016
Wed, 24 Feb, 2016
Wed, 27 Jan, 2016
Greencore expects to see a significant step-up in profits in its US operations over the next couple of years after seeing its ‘food-to-go’ policy generate impressive growth on both sides of the Atlantic over the past 12 months.
Wed, 25 Nov, 2015
Tue, 20 Oct, 2015
I’m addicted to my smartphone to the point where it’s rarely out of my hand.
Sat, 17 Oct, 2015
Mon, 12 Oct, 2015
A disgruntled Irish woman’s complaint about the Marks and Spencer teabag policy has gone inexplicably viral.
Mon, 13 Jul, 2015
The iconic children’s publisher is 100 years old, and Marjorie Brennan wistfully remembers its colourful, moral stories, its fairy tales and its idyllic world of happy families, science and history.
Sat, 16 May, 2015
Britain’s major supermarkets are investigating allegations that workers who grow the salads and winter vegetables they sell are routinely mistreated and cheated out of pay.
Thu, 16 Apr, 2015
Greece is in all the news bulletins as I write this and I suspect most Irish people have sympathy for the difficulties this ancient democracy finds itself in these days.
Sat, 21 Feb, 2015
SIX shopping centres, including the largest in the Midlands, have been put up for sale in one lot, guiding at €115 million. The mix, in one lot only and called the Cornerstone Portfolio, has almost 170 shop units plus 150 apartments, and 670,00 sq ft of retail in all.
Thu, 12 Feb, 2015
Twiggy has been named the latest brand ambassador for L'Oréal Professionnel.
Wed, 21 Jan, 2015
Irish consumers will spend an estimated €528m on food and drink this Christmas — over €100 a head.
Wed, 03 Dec, 2014
Irish consumers will spend an estimated €528m on food and drink this Christmas, according to a new report.
Tue, 02 Dec, 2014
Black Friday is upon us. What started as an American tradition has become one of the biggest retail days of the year here, with Irish consumers expected to spend about €74m this weekend.
Fri, 28 Nov, 2014
Which made you tear up the most?
Mon, 10 Nov, 2014
The National Consumer Agency secured one conviction and 45 enforcement actions against businesses who overcharged customers and failed to display prices in the first six months of the year.
Thu, 28 Aug, 2014
A long running dispute at Marks and Spencer has been resolved.
Fri, 13 Jun, 2014
THERE were many wine, whiskey, beer and cider highlights at the Ballymaloe Literary Festival this year so make sure to put the third weekend of May in your diary for 2015.
Sun, 01 Jun, 2014
Ukraine has been in the news recently because of political strife, but this week we can see a different side to the country — its artistry and cultural heritage, embodied in the Ukrainian National Opera of Kharkiv, which is performing a stunning production of La Bohème at Cork Opera House on Friday, March 28.
Wed, 26 Mar, 2014
Primark's announced what it calls "excellent" Christmas trading figures.
Thu, 16 Jan, 2014
Strike action planned for tomorrow at Marks and Spencer has been called off, after workers voted to accept a recommendation by the Labour Court.
Thu, 19 Dec, 2013
Mandate Trade Union has criticised the decision by Marks and Spencer to open some of its smaller stores around the country today - while more than 2,000 workers are on strike.
Sat, 07 Dec, 2013
More than 2,000 staff at 17 Marks and Spencer stores across the country are going on strike today.
Sat, 07 Dec, 2013
It’s not well known, but hurling and football are two of the most potent aphrodisiacs on the planet.
Thu, 05 Dec, 2013
Marks and Spencer workers are to strike across Ireland in the run-up to Christmas, trade union Mandate has said.
Fri, 29 Nov, 2013
Christmas mince pies from budget supermarket Aldi have trumped brands almost eight times more expensive in an annual taste test by UK consumer group Which?.
Thu, 21 Nov, 2013
Staff at the four Marks and Spencer stores earmarked for closure have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action.
Mon, 19 Aug, 2013
Marks and Spencer will open a new flagship store in Co Limerick and will overhaul its Grafton St store in Dublin following a review of its Irish operations.
Thu, 08 Aug, 2013