July issue of ShelfLife magazine

 

Hot on the heels of discount retailer Dealz opening three new Irish stores earlier this month, we catch up with Sharon Sheridan, country manager of trading, and Olivia McLoughlin, country manager of retail, to learn more about how the group has navigated the trials of Covid-19, as well as the co-leadership duo’s continued ambition for the future.

And with the appetite for contactless and digital payments rapidly accelerating during the coronavirus crisis, Julia O’Reilly examines whether we are now entering the cashless era.

Elsewhere in this issue, Barley Laing of ID verification business Melissa, outlines how the maintenance of accurate customer data can improve the shopping experience and reduce costs. The HR Suite’s Caroline McEnery advises on how to support your team throughout challenging times, and Excel Recruitment’s Barry Whelan reflects on how the Covid-19 crisis has brought the resilience of our industry and Ireland’s supply chains to the fore.

We also report on all the latest consumer trends, innovations and brands making their mark within the free from, back to school, health & beauty and summer wine categories.