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....
Mon, 27/06/2011 - 15:45
National Book Tokens will launch the Euro Gift Card in the Republic of Ireland for the first time this Friday (1st July).
The Euro Gift Card is being introduced by NBT after “a great deal of interest” in the system following its launch in the UK last year. The release of the card will be supported by press...
Fri, 17/06/2011 - 08:20
Eason m.d Conor Whelan said trading continues to be "very difficult" for the bookseller and its financial results showed core retail sales declined last year.
However, the family-owned bookseller reduced its losses from €10.1m (£8.9m) to €4.4m in the 52 weeks to the end of January 2011, the Irish Time...
Thu, 21/04/2011 - 07:42
Trade union talks about how Eason's new strategic plan will impact on workers have commenced.
Union Siptu told The Bookseller it had finally received an official invitation from the Irish bookselling chain to discuss the company's planned restructure, which will involve a €20m cash injection and €8m cost...
Mon, 11/04/2011 - 15:56
Eason has today (11th April) launched a new marketing campaign to emphasise the diversity of the customers it caters for.
The Irish bookselling chain's new strapline is "Whatever you're into, get into Eason", and will start with radio advertising. Life-size cardboard characters will be placed in all 60 Eason shops,...
Fri, 08/04/2011 - 08:40
Irish union Siptu has said it would “completely oppose” any compulsory redundancies enforced by bookselling chain Eason, as m.d Conor Whelan outlines turnaround plans for the retailer.
Last week Eason announced it would invest €20m (£17.6m) over three years in the company, derived from cost savings, cash...
Wed, 30/03/2011 - 09:36
Eason is pumping €20m into the company over the next three years, at the same time as embarking on trade union talks over a restructure that will likely include some job losses.
The Irish bookselling chain announced to staff and employees it would invest the sum "as part of a new strategic plan that will reposition the...
Tue, 29/03/2011 - 08:00
Book sales in Ireland fell almost 12 times the rate of that of general retail sales for February.
Last month's overall retail figures were down 0.7% in value and 0.3% in volume year-on-year according to CSO data, but the book, newspaper and stationery category plummeted by 8.3% in value and 9% in volume according to...
Fri, 25/03/2011 - 12:40
The board of Easons has reiterated its support for managing director Conor Whelan after a second vote of no confidence in him was passed by management union members.
The Bookseller understands a second unanimous vote of no confidence in Whelan was given by Siptu union members holding a management grade at a recent meeting in Port...
Wed, 16/03/2011 - 15:56
The recent elections in Ireland saw Fianna Fáil, the previously ruling party, heavily punished for their economic policies which have basically left Ireland a bankrupt country.
Recession has hit Ireland hard and the retail sector has suffered from a major decline in consumer spending. Retail sales have declined in Ireland for...