ShelfLife Magazine – March Issue 2022

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As the Irish retail industry generates 100,000 tonnes of food waste each year, Julia O’Reilly examines what retailers are doing to combat the issue within this month’s cover feature. Elsewhere, following the departure announcements last year by both Ulster Bank and KBC, Dan White reflects on the current state of affairs in Ireland’s banking sector.

Fionnuala Carolan also speaks to retailers across the country about their experiences in the first week after the loosening of Covid-19 restrictions. Our store profile section is unique this month, as Compass Group Ireland’s sales and retention director Ciara Murray discusses the launch of Ireland’s first fully ‘frictionless’ store at Flutter Entertainment’s HQ in Clonskeagh, Dublin 4.

Meanwhile, retailers Niall and Catherine Smith of  Nearby Newtown forbes, Co. Longford, discuss life as a retailer in rural Ireland in partnership with S&W. Within our Advisor section, marketing expert Colin Gordon underscores how understanding your consumer and the dynamics of their life is core for a business’s success. The HR Suite’s Caroline Reidy advises managers on the best way to conduct sensitive conversations with employees, and Excel Recruitment’s Barry Whelan outlines 13 more errors managers should avoid in the pursuit of keeping staff members happy, motivated and productive.

As always, our category features provide an in-depth look at the trends, brands and innovations driving sales in-store, with this month’s issue focusing on the dairy, baby products, sustainability, recruitment and rum sectors.

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