The retail industry in Ireland employs over 280,000 people, in every city, town and village, right across the country. This is more than twice that of Ireland’s second largest sector, financial services. By its very nature retail is a fast-moving industry as organisations try to respond to customer needs and predict future trends. But if
Retail Ireland Skillnet are delighted to announce that we have been able to continue delivering learning to Apprentices enrolled on the Apprenticeship in Retail Supervision amidst the challenges presented by COVID-19. Over the last four weeks, we have moved all scheduled modules to 100% online delivery, and it is a move that has been warmly
The COVID-19 crisis is presenting immediate challenges for businesses. To  help and support our retailers through this challenging time, we have provided a list of some useful resources Posters and signs for your business The Department of Health has developed public health information posters, booklets & social distancing graphics to display in your business. Public
September at Retail Ireland Skillnet can only mean one thing = Retail Degree time! This year we welcomed 55 new students on board our Degree in Retail Management Practice.  All students have been equipped with the tools and information required to get started and have now entered the world of work-based learning and education! This
Despite the fact that Ireland is home to many of the big internet companies such Ebay and Google, many of our domestic small and medium enterprises are lacking an online presence. A large proportion of potential business is being lost to international and UK retailers. (More here) According to a digital scorecard issued by the
The UK will hold a referendum on June 23 to decide if it will stay in or leave the European Union. At present the debate is a close one with just over half at present favouring a ‘stay’ vote. So what would it mean for the Irish Retail Sector if Britain were to withdraw from