A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
home and outdoors
Sat, 21 Jan, 2017
pinpoints the style highlights of 2016, from Michelle Obama in gold Versace to Kate Moss in McQueen
Sat, 31 Dec, 2016
The Irish arm of US retail clothing giant Gap outperformed the firm’s global business last year as pre-tax profits increased to €863,215.
Fri, 23 Dec, 2016
Thu, 15 Dec, 2016
Thu, 15 Sep, 2016
Conglomerates were all the rage in the 1960s, but fell out of fashion along with the beehive hairdo. Primark is about to remind us why. The fast-growing clothing operation is part of Associated British Foods (ABF), whose other businesses include sugar processing, food ingredients and brands such as Twinings Tea, as well as agriculture.
Tue, 23 Feb, 2016
Sat, 23 Jan, 2016
Department chain John Lewis posted strong sales in the final full week before Christmas, bucking the trend of high street sales that have suffered from mild weather and early discounting.
Thu, 24 Dec, 2015
Thu, 10 Dec, 2015
Fri, 20 Nov, 2015
When Wal-Mart raises its minimum wage to $10 (€8.81) an hour next year, Target and other competitors are going to face a dilemma: Follow suit and jeopardise profits or risk losing their best workers.
Wed, 21 Oct, 2015
The Parknasilla Resort and Spa in stunning Sneem has something for everyone, especially families, writes
Sat, 10 Oct, 2015
reports from "Knit City", the garment industry hub in India that generates billions in revenue but has also saturdated rivers with chemicals.
Sat, 22 Aug, 2015
The odd, unconventional looks of today’s most successful models are largely the result of the vision of one woman. reports.
Sat, 25 Jul, 2015
Google will stop selling its internet-connected eyewear to consumers until the company can develop a more polished and affordable version that’s less likely to be viewed as a freakish device.
Sat, 17 Jan, 2015
Pre-tax profits at the Irish arm of US retail clothing giant Gap last year increased by 77% to €1.67m, the latest data reveals.
Wed, 10 Dec, 2014
Technology giant Google has appointed a new head of its Glass wearable technology device division to make the product more fashionable ahead of an expected mainstream launch.
Fri, 16 May, 2014
The Dow Jones industrial average hit a record on Friday, but without much conviction after a choppy day of trading during which investors couldn’t make up their minds whether to buy or sell.
Sat, 10 May, 2014
Record weekly sales at John Lewis have raised hopes of a bumper end to the Christmas shopping period but there are fears that the UK's retail sector could be left with a profits hangover after heavy discounting.
Sun, 22 Dec, 2013
FIRST lady of the United States of America Michelle Obama touched down in Dublin yesterday for an official visit to the Republic with her daughters Malia, 14, and Sasha, 12.
Tue, 18 Jun, 2013
Benetton has become the latest global retailer to agree to sign a one-of-a-kind pact to improve safety at Bangladesh factories following a building collapse that killed more than 1,100 workers.
Tue, 14 May, 2013
As Bangladesh reels from the deaths of hundreds of garment workers in a building collapse, the refusal of global retailers to pay for nationwide factory inspections is bringing scrutiny to an industry that has profited from a country notorious for its hazardous workplaces and subsistence-level wages.
Sat, 27 Apr, 2013
Eastern European gangs are using specially made foil bags which bypass retail security scanners in smash-and-grab raids.
Tue, 23 Apr, 2013
Primark/Penneys is one of Europe’s fastest growing fashion chains. And it has nothing to do with the web, says Sarah Shannon
Wed, 27 Feb, 2013
NOTHING quite demonstrates the potential of China’s consumers as the country’s proliferation of luxury malls.
Sun, 13 Jan, 2013
How did shopping become a generation’s leisure activity of choice? Dave Kenny spends a day at Dundrum Town Centre — and gets to the bottom of the cult of the mall.
Sun, 18 Nov, 2012
A PRIME, good-sized store on Cork City’s Patrick Street has come up to let via Savills, at a market-savvy rent, after being vacated during the summer by Mothercare.
Thu, 01 Nov, 2012
This week we meet Laura Mackey and Sarah Gibson, both from Dublin.
Sun, 21 Oct, 2012
From celeb-filled fundraisers in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village to state dinners at the White House, rumours of political aspirations for the Vogue editrix are flying around town.
Sun, 16 Sep, 2012
This week street trend meets Gillian Gilbourne and Josephine Kennedy
Sun, 12 Aug, 2012
European leaders today gamely promised to keep tackling the continent’s debt crisis – but the markets wanted much more.
Thu, 02 Aug, 2012
Ten high street stores have enforced a strict code to outlaw provocative and sexually-suggestive clothes being sold for children.
Thu, 28 Jun, 2012
Gap, which drew legions of young adults in the 1990s with classic khakis and swing-dancing ads, is again banking on young, hip customers to resuscitate its sales.
Thu, 15 Mar, 2012
Gap reported a 40% drop in fourth-quarter profit as the clothing retailer wrestled with higher costs and had to discount heavily to attract shoppers during the crucial holiday season.
Fri, 24 Feb, 2012
More than two dozen global clothing brands have pledged to investigate a spate of mass faintings among Cambodian garment workers.
Tue, 06 Sep, 2011
H&M posted a 6% fall in like-for- like sales in July as the world’s second-largest clothes retailer suffered from weak consumer sentiment in Europe where it makes most of its sales.
Tue, 16 Aug, 2011
ALONG with other Canadian cities Toronto is consistently rated as one of the top 10 best places in the world to live.
Sat, 09 Jul, 2011
THREE out of every four Irish people on the verge of retirement will be almost completely dependent on state pensions, a study has revealed.
Tue, 28 Jun, 2011
Alice Cooper thinks the kids of today are "afraid" to rock.
Mon, 13 Jun, 2011
Diane von Furstenberg is launching a children's wear collection for Gap Kids.
Fri, 10 Jun, 2011