This week Retail Ireland launched the Retail Ireland Christmas Monitor 2018, which contains analysis of the latest retail sales trends and key statistics in advance of this year’s festive trading period. The monitor looks at different aspects of retail trade and the gives insight to the wider economic conditions impacting the retail sector. Here are the top

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
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
We are now accepting applications for our hugely popular Degree in Retail Management Practice Places on this course fill up fast every year so now is your chance to secure your place on our ‘Debt Free Degree‘! Why choose this Degree? Allows you to work full-time while you study 50% funding is available to all – annual fees
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
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