Mon, 08/10/2012 - 08:10
The blocking of the merger between Eason and Argosy by the Irish Competition Authority has opened up the market for UK businesses, with the Argosy owner saying the decision leaves him with a "succession issue".
Fergal Stanley, m.d. of Argosy, an independent family-run book wholesaler in Ireland, said he was "...
Tue, 02/10/2012 - 08:50
Eason will no longer acquire Irish book wholesaler Argosy after the Competition Authority in Ireland found the deal would lead to "increased prices and a reduction in the range of new books to consumers."
The Irish chain bookseller, which also distributes books, moved to acquire Argosy, a family-run book wholesaler, at the...
Wed, 05/09/2012 - 09:50
Booksellers and publishers have described the potential merger of Eason with book wholesaler and distributor Argosy, revealed this morning (5th September), as “disastrous” for competition in Ireland.
The Competition Authority in Ireland has confirmed to The Bookseller that it is investigating Eason’s...
Mon, 13/08/2012 - 14:35
Transworld Ireland has launched a new imprint, Doubleday Ireland, aiming to "discover Ireland's newest generation of talented literary author".
The imprint will publish its titles both in Ireland and overseas, with territories changing on a book-by-book basis. The first novel to be published by the imprint will be Donal...
Mon, 18/06/2012 - 08:25
Irish book, newspaper and stationery retailer Eason made an operating loss of €5.3m in the year to end January 2012, according to the Irish Independent.
The chain, which faces boardroom changes later this...
Tue, 10/04/2012 - 14:15
Booksellers in Ireland are probably going through as tough a time as their UK counterparts as competition from e-books and Amazon dig holes in sales figures. Factor in the recession, and providing great service is more important than ever.
To do that, it is paramount to provide an efficient ordering service. All booksellers have...
Tue, 31/01/2012 - 10:15
Waterstones in Ireland made a loss after tax of €12.9m up to April last year, as sales fell by 8.8% to €19.8m (£16.6m), according to results filed at Companies House in Ireland and subsequently reported in the...
Mon, 14/11/2011 - 08:25
The long wait for news about job cuts at Eason should be over by the end of this month following weeks of negotiation, it has been revealed. More than 145 full-time positions at the Irish chain are currently under threat.
Staff have been in limbo since the talks between Eason's management and union Siptu began seven months ago....
Fri, 29/07/2011 - 09:15
Eason is opening four new franchise stores in Ireland as it appeals for more people to become franchisees.
The Irish bookseller said it was "keen to encourage individuals and businesses" to explore the Eason franchise model as it opened a new franchise store in Mullingar yesterday (Thursday 28th July).
Wed, 27/07/2011 - 07:40
The Irish Competition Authority has cleared the acquisition of The Book Depository by Amazon after a three-week investigation into the deal. In a short statement, the authority said: "[We have] formed the view that the acquisition will not lead to a substantial lessening of competition in any markets for goods or services in the state....