IFA Launch Christmas Food Producers’ Campaign & Warn Retailers Against Discounting Of Fresh Produce

Ahead of the two biggest shopping weekends of the year, IFA President Joe Healy has warned retailers against discounting fresh produce in the run-up to Christmas.   “Using farm produce as a tool to drive footfall undermines Irish production and the financial viability of specialist growers and producers. Farmers have invested hugely in their businesses […]

Retailers call for urgent reform of local authority rates system

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the retail sector, today launched a new policy paper entitled ‘Tackling the rates burden’. The paper highlights the serious deficiencies in the current system governing how local authority rates are levied and collected from retailers, resulting in over €200 million in uncollected rates each year. The retail sector […]

Offaly XL Stores Take Top Prizes At Prestigious XL Retailing Standard Awards

A number of XL store from Cuonty Offaly were honoured for achieving outstanding excellence in retail at the recent prestigious XL Retailing Standard Awards which attracted retailers from all over Ireland to the Lyrath Hotel in Co. Kilkenny for the ceremony held by BWG Foods, owners and operators of the XL brand.   Enda Scully’s XL […]