A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Grocery shops got an unexpected windfall from the snow drifts and Storm Emma, with shoppers’ bulk-buying of milk, bread, and, alcohol helping to add €9.6m in sales in a week, according to Nielsen data.
Fri, 30 Mar, 2018
Sales of Munster and Ireland rugby legend Paul O’Connell’s autobiography helped boost profits at O’Mahony Booksellers last year.
Wed, 07 Mar, 2018
With the success of the Harry Potter series and David Walliams’s books, you might think writing for kids is easy. Think again, says.
Fri, 02 Feb, 2018
Tesco shares struggled — rising gradually after being down for most of the day — despite data showing that the supermarket giant probably outperformed its smaller UK rivals during the festive season.
Wed, 10 Jan, 2018
Each of the "big four" grocers lost customer share in the last quarter despite increasing sales as Aldi and Lidl collectively accounted for half of the entire market's overall growth, figures show.
Tue, 17 Oct, 2017
Ireland is now the fourth most confident country in Europe with consumer sentiment here higher than in the UK for the first time in nearly nine years, according to market research firm Nielsen.
Fri, 18 Aug, 2017
US cable channel Discovery has agreed to buy Scripps Networks, the No 4 most watched US cable network, for $11.9 (€10bn) in a bet that uniting ownership of cable channels like Animal Planet and HGTV will help the company adapt to the changing television landscape.
Tue, 01 Aug, 2017
In our constantly connected world, we are becoming increasingly uncomfortable in our own company. The author of a new book tells how we need to reclaim our solitude
Thu, 06 Apr, 2017
“Adapt or die.” These were the words of RTÉ’s director general Dee Forbes yesterday. She was announcing the sell-off of nine acres of the state broadcaster’s land and the culling of up to 300 jobs.
Thu, 23 Mar, 2017
Revenues at the Irish arm of bookseller WH Smith hit record levels of €26.85m last year.
Sat, 11 Mar, 2017
Thu, 12 Jan, 2017
Fri, 30 Dec, 2016
Board composition has been a topic of conversation in the commercial world for some time.
Tue, 13 Dec, 2016
Tue, 06 Dec, 2016
Britain’s decision to quit the EU in last month’s referendum has not had an immediate impact on grocery prices or the volume of goods sold, according to industry data.
Wed, 27 Jul, 2016
Former Fox News Channel anchor, Gretchen Carlson, has sued network chief executive, Roger Ailes, claiming she refused his sexual advances and that this was why her contract was not renewed.
Fri, 08 Jul, 2016
US retailers adopting cage-free eggs — laid by non-battery hens — sooner rather than later could gain a profit advantage over competitors.
Sat, 26 Mar, 2016
Our TV habits have been transformed. So how do we judge the ratings anymore? And who delivers the best on the box?
Sat, 19 Mar, 2016
International best-selling thriller Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn last year helped one of the largest independent booksellers in the country, O’Mahony’s Booksellers, return to profit after two years of losses.
Tue, 16 Feb, 2016
The maker of Cadbury Creme Eggs has defended the controversial change of recipe after losing millions in sales last year.
Wed, 13 Jan, 2016
Shop prices in Britain fell in December for the 32nd consecutive month, the British Retail Consortium said yesterday, the latest sign that UK inflation is likely to remain tame.
Thu, 07 Jan, 2016
Adele’s new album 25 has sold 3.38 million copies in the US its first week, smashing single week sales records.
Mon, 30 Nov, 2015
Nielsen released a list of the most anticipated games for this holiday season after gathering data from around 4,800. Unsurprisingly, Call of Duty: Black Ops III tops the multi-platform list with a rating of 98%.
Thu, 08 Oct, 2015
Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence has topped Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid actresses, earning $52m (€45.7m) the past year but still far behind the best paid actor.
Sat, 22 Aug, 2015
An estimated 24 million Americans watched Fox News Channel’s prime-time debate with the top 10 Republican presidential candidates, the highest-rated broadcast in the network’s history.
Sat, 08 Aug, 2015
Oscar viewership was down 16% from last year and reached its lowest point since 2009, with 36.6m people watching the Neil Patrick Harris-hosted awards show on ABC Sunday night.
Wed, 25 Feb, 2015
Britvic — the British-owned international soft drinks producer — has reported a marginal turnaround in fortunes at its Irish operations.
Wed, 28 Jan, 2015
A director at one of the largest independent booksellers in the country, O’Mahony’s Booksellers, said yesterday that the firm’s performance “has improved dramatically”.
Tue, 27 Jan, 2015
Spotify has stopped streaming Taylor Swift’s music at her request, setting up a business struggle between the leading provider of a new music distribution system and the industry’s most popular artist.
Tue, 04 Nov, 2014
Coca-Cola has held on to its position as the biggest selling brand in the Irish grocery market for 10 years, according to the latest Checkout Top 100 Brands report, produced by Checkout magazine in association with Nielsen.
Wed, 03 Sep, 2014
If you’re suffering television angst, that sinking feeling that you’ve so many boxsets to catch up on that you’re in danger of becoming culturally adrift, those number crunchers at Nielsen have put together a guide to help you work out which series will be the biggest drain on your life.
Fri, 09 May, 2014
Up to 150 jobs are to be created as Ireland’s first ever international satellite television channel, IrishTV, is launched.
Tue, 15 Apr, 2014
The Fifty Shades blockbuster trilogy, which sold 100m copies, contributed to the Irish arm of WH Smith almost tripling pre-tax profits last year to €1.542m.
Tue, 01 Apr, 2014
The man who delivered pizza to actors during the Oscars ceremony revealed he thought he was only going to be feeding backstage staff at the awards ceremony.
Wed, 05 Mar, 2014
Carlyle Group, the world’s second-largest manager of investment alternatives to stocks and bonds, said fourth-quarter profit more than tripled as the value of its fund holdings increased and the firm sold assets at a profit.
Thu, 20 Feb, 2014
TELEVISION was central in the American home after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, a national trauma that unfolded in real time and was suited to the emerging medium.
Fri, 22 Nov, 2013
Coke is still it, at least as far as Irish consumers are concerned as a new list of the best-selling brands in the country shows Coca Cola is the most popular.
Mon, 26 Aug, 2013
I’VE OFTEN been asked what underpins my attraction to Simon Cowell — bad taste in men, a potential styling project, weird Machiavellian fetish.
Sun, 28 Jul, 2013
Britvic has reported that its Q3 revenue decreased by 5.5% in Ireland so far in 2013.
Thu, 25 Jul, 2013
WHEN the definitive history of television is finally written, perhaps the date of Feb 1, 2013, will be marked as a significant milestone.
Sun, 05 May, 2013
Justin Timberlake’s comeback album has sold nearly one million units in its first week.
Wed, 27 Mar, 2013