ShelfLife September 2023 Digital Issue

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In our cover interview this month, Barry Group MD Jim Barry caught up with Fionnuala
Carolan to discuss the group’s current five-year vision which aims to double turnover through
rebranding, acquisitions, sustainability initiatives and a new leadership management strategy
Elsewhere, Shauna Bernard speaks to Dublin Town CEO Richard Guiney about how Dublin
City Council's Draft Traffic Plan could affect retailers.

Following a revamp nearly three years ago, Angela and John Tully of Nearby Twomileborris in
Co. Tipperary tell Gillian Hamill business is flourishing within their growing village.
Meanwhile, after recently opening their second store at Centra Portmarnock, father and son duo Paul and David Sweeney speak to Fionnuala Carolan about their future plans.

Within our Advisor section, The HR Suite’s Caroline Reidy outlines what the new legislation
on unpaid leave for medical purposes means for both employers and employees;
Excel Recruitment’s Nikki Murran highlights the advantages of employing a recruitment
agency in the quest for good staff; and marketing expert Colin Gordon reflects on the publicity
garnered by a British pub chain which admitted to having higher prices at different, busier times of the day and night.

As always, our category features provide an in-depth look at the brands and innovations
generating sales in-store. This month, we highlight confectionery, newspapers, hot beverages,
mixers and franchise brands.

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