Woodies Staff Awards Ceremony

On Monday 13th November 2017, Woodies staff from all over Ireland came together at the Westbury Hotel on Grafton Street for a special awards ceremony. 176 staff members were awarded Level 5 certificates in Retail Ireland Skillnet Retail Customer Service, achieved through work-based-training in their own stores. Damien Richards, CEO of Woodies was in attendance
Today is yet another proud day for Retail Ireland Skillnet – Graduation!! 55 of our students will graduate later today from the Letterkenny Institute of Technology with their Degree in Retail Management! 43 will achieve their Level 7 Degree whilst a further 12 will be awarded their Honours Degree (Level 8). We would like to
Our sixth annual Retail Study Tour was recently held on 27th and& 28th of September where London’s top retailers opened up their doors to deliver an inspiring and insightful experience for our attendees. The focus this year was on ‘Digital Innovation in Retail’, with an aim to shed light on how the most modern retails in
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
Today’s shoppers know what they want and they know how and where to get it. Retailers who answer customers’ questions with throwaway responses such as: “that’s not my department,” “have you tried the website” and “I can’t help you”, will simply drive shoppers to take their business elsewhere! The team at www.internetretailing.net have listed ten
Have you ever though you might like to become a leader in you current retail role? Maybe you know someone who wants to become a retail leader? Retail can be a fun, challenging, and rewarding industry to commit to. However, it is often the case that sadly, amazing talent in retail can be overlooked or
As a retailer, do you think your staff feels appreciated and recognised? The vast majority of today’s workers report that they are overworked and underappreciated. Most retail employees – regardless of current position – have ambitions for a more senior level than where they currently stand. The challenge is that we are so busy keeping
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
Now that we know why retailers should engage in social media (click here for more), where do we start and which social media platforms are most suitable for retailers? Facebook is a great place to engage with existing customers and offer sales and promotions. With a billion people using Facebook worldwide the potential of this
Why should retailers engage in social media? If retailers are able to connect with consumers on social media they increase their visibility with an audience that’s already inclined to buy their products. Using social media can help retailers build brand awareness and extend the amount of time potential customers spend interacting, browsing and considering a