ShelfLife November 2023 Issue
In our annual festive bumper issue, our November issue features a comprehensive guide to the must-stock brands guaranteed to get tills ringing this Christmas.
Elsewhere, Donal Hannon of Mace Maxol Newmarket in Cork speaks to Fionnuala Carolan about the store’s recent successful revamp. Shauna Bernard also catches up with co-owner Darren O’Loughlin of Daybreak Gracedieu to discuss its fantastic new transformation.
Ahead of the minimum wage increase (NMW) from 1 January, Laura Lynott examines the impact on retail businesses. We also feature extensive coverage of key retail events, including the Pride of Centra Awards, the Gala Retail Conference & Retail Excellence Awards, and ‘The Norwegian Retail Innovation Summit’, organised by the Norwegian Embassy in conjunction with Maze.
Within our monthly Advisor section, Colin Gordon has commissioned new illuminating new on the marketing sector; Excel Recruitment’s Nikki Murran outlines the knock-on effect on higher-paid tiers of staff from the upcoming NMW increase and The HR Suite’s Caroline Reidy outlines practical steps employers can take to ensure everyone stays safe while socialising this festive season.
As always, our category features provide an in-depth look at the brands and innovations generating sales in-store. This month, we highlight Christmas essentials, Christmas drinks, soft drinks, home baking and Blas na hÉireann winners.