Retail giants Target and CVS ban Apple Pay as work begins on rival system

Well, that didn’t take long. Apple Pay launched mid October, and it’s already unmasking major strife in the retail industry. According to The New York Times and others, Rite Aid and CVS both blocked the use of Apple Pay. Though neither company is saying why, one likely reason is a competing mobile payments app that a group of big [...]

2014-11-19T13:36:06+00:00November 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Almac to create 348 jobs in Craigavon, Co Armagh

Northern Ireland based pharmaceutical group Almac is to create 348 jobs in Co Armagh, as part of a £54 million investment over five years. The jobs will be based in Craigavon, where the company is headquartered. The investment relates to two of the group’s business units, pharma services and clinical services. The company will recruit 141 [...]

2014-09-09T14:34:54+01:00September 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Retail technology view from the top: IBM’s Martin Butler

Martin Butler, head of retail at IBM UK & Ireland, talks to Essential Retail on why data and science represents the future of retailing, and why retailers must do more with social media analytics. As new systems and digital capability continue to evolve the way retailers run their businesses, Essential Retail will be gauging the [...]

2014-09-09T14:32:30+01:00September 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Love Irish Food launches brand development award with top prize of €70,000 OOH campaign

Love Irish Food has launched a new brand development award that will see one of its members receive €70,000 in advertising space through a partnership with Exterion Media. The out-of-home campaign will appear nationally for two weeks and include print production and digital animation for broadcasting on Exterion Media’s digital network. Exterion Media will also [...]

2014-09-09T14:13:31+01:00September 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Improving retail sector set to spark strong interest in €120m portfolio

One of the largest retail investment portfolios ever brought to market in Ireland was yesterday launched by joint selling agents Savills and Bannon with a guide price of €120m. The Spectrum Portfolio consists of seven assets, including three in Dublin and another just outside Cork City, which produce a rent yield of 9% or approximately [...]

2014-09-09T14:05:04+01:00September 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Government has scope for €400m in tax cuts, Ibec claims

Employers’ group says reduction in tax burden would lead to 4% rise in disposable income Recent improvements in Ireland’s headline economic numbers means the Government has scope to deliver €400 million in tax cuts in the budget, according to Ibec. The employers’ group claimed this reduction in the tax burden would lead to a 4 [...]

2018-12-11T14:33:48+00:00September 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|
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