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15 May

More money and jobs as consumer spending up for 14th month

Consumer spending rose last month, marking 14 successive months of growth as an improving economy continued to feed into jobs and disposable incomes. The Visa Irish Consumer Spending Index, which measures expenditure across cash, cheques and electronic payments, rose 3.8pc in April compared to a year earlier. That was an acceleration of the 1.5pc rise […]

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08 May

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

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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08 May

Excellence in customer experiences is the new battleground

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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04 May

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

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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04 May

Linked Finance SME loans top €50m

Loans from Linked Finance to Irish small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have passed the €50m mark. The milestone coincides with the peer-to-peer lending platform celebrating five years in business. Launched by Peter O’Mahony in 2013, with the aim of using technology to connect SMEs looking for finance with lenders keen to back Irish businesses while […]

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03 May

Eurozone growth slowed in first three months of 2018, but expansion predicted

Eurozone economic growth slowed as expected at the start of 2018, although economists said temporary factors were partly behind the weakness and that the economy should continue to expand strongly this year. The growth rate pushed the eurozone behind the United States, but still ahead of Britain – which registered its weakest growth since 2012. […]

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