As the Budget nears and speculation continues, we round up some of this week’s biggest retail news stories.
BUDGET SHOULD TAX EMISSIONS AND PROPERTY – NOT INCOMES
John Fitzgerald argues for a increase in the 9% hospitality VAT rate.
ALCOHOL BILL PASSED BY DAIL
The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, which introduces stringent new measures on alcohol sales, has passed after many delays.
LATEST ECONOMIC INDICATORS REPORT PUBLISHED
Ibec has published a comprehensive new report measuring data from local authorities across Ireland.
LAVAZZA ACQUIRES MARS INC’S COFFEE BUSINESS
Italian coffee giant Lavazza has agreed to buy Mars Drinks in $650 Million deal.
WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE WHISKY SELLS FOR ALMOST €1 MILLION
Single bottle of 1926 Macallan Valerio Adami fetches over €950,000 at auction.