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ESB plots massive Scottish windfarm

12th June 2018

The ESB has unveiled plans for a massive 91 megawatt windfarm in Scotland. The State-owned electricity business has formed a partnership with wind developer Coriolis Energy and the companies are working on a number of projects in that country. Renewables trade publication ‘ReNews’ said the ESB has kicked off a scoping process for the farm, […]

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Greencore to appoint US chief executive by year end

11th June 2018

Greencore, the Dublin-based food group and the world’s largest sandwich maker, is searching for a new chief executive for its US operations as speculation persists about potential takeover interest in the company. Sources said Greencore will announce the appointment before the end of the year. News of the latest shake-up comes amid rumours the group […]

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Greencore to appoint US chief executive by year end

11th June 2018

Greencore, the Dublin-based food group and the world’s largest sandwich maker, is searching for a new chief executive for its US operations as speculation persists about potential takeover interest in the company. Sources said Greencore will announce the appointment before the end of the year. News of the latest shake-up comes amid rumours the group […]

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Less than a third of people renting their home do it by choice

11th June 2018

The scale of the rental trap facing hard-pressed families is revealed in a new report showing that the vast majority of people do not wish to be tenants. Fewer than a third of tenants rent their homes by choice, according to Threshold’s report, which was released ahead of an event to mark the national housing […]

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Less than a third of people renting their home do it by choice

11th June 2018

The scale of the rental trap facing hard-pressed families is revealed in a new report showing that the vast majority of people do not wish to be tenants. Fewer than a third of tenants rent their homes by choice, according to Threshold’s report, which was released ahead of an event to mark the national housing […]

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How can I keep customers coming through door and off web?

8th May 2018

This is something I have been saying for a long time. There is a very strong future role for physical retailers if owners ensure that the customer’s visit has a high level of experiential retail within it. In Superquinn we always tried to deliver the unexpected. On Mother’s Day, each of our checkout operators would […]

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Excellence in customer experiences is the new battleground

8th May 2018

In a rising economy, when consumer demand increases, prices go up. In contrast, regrettably, we often see levels of customer service going down as businesses focus on quick profits. How many times have you heard stories of service providers not calling the customer back after an initial enquiry? A close friend is in the market […]

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This is how many days you need to work just to cover your rent in Ireland

8th May 2018

A single person is putting in an average of 86 days of work – which would take you from January 1 into the middle of May – just to afford the annual rent on a one-bedroom home. Soaring rental costs year-on-year mean that workers are being forced to put aside every cent they earn to […]

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Problem solver: Making the right move can help fashion store footfall

4th May 2018

Q I am 27 and have just returned from working abroad in the fashion industry. My parents have a retail shop unit in a poor location, but have given it to me at cheap rent. Sales are abysmal, as the footfall I need isn’t in the area. Do you think I can build up the […]

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Enterprise Ireland targets 50pc growth in Irish exports to Asia Pacific

4th May 2018

Enterprise Ireland is aiming to increase Irish exports to the Asia Pacific region by 50pc by 2020. Over the past five years, exports to the Asia-Pacific region from Ireland more than doubled since breaking the €1bn mark in 2012, delivering double-digit growth for Enterprise Ireland clients in 2016 with a 16pc year-on-year gain. As part […]

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