Retail@Google 2017 – Show up, wise up, speed up

The rules of retail have changed. With 64% of all in-store sales influenced by digital activity, today’s consumers are savvier shoppers. More consumers than...

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Software innovations streamline business management systems

Builders merchants are increasingly seeking ever-more sophisticated business management software solutions. According to the IE Domain Registry (IEDR)’s Digital Health Index for Q1 Ireland’s e-commerce...

Supplier Profiles

Committed to quality – JH Donnelly expands product range and premises

HAI CEO, Annemarie Harte visited JH Donnelly at its Meath base in Summerhill, recently. Managing Director, Gary Hanan, spoke to her about the company’s...

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Protect your business against online fraud

In 2016, €41 billion was spent on debit and credit cards issued in Ireland. A total of €13.2 billion or 32% of this was spent online. With the internet providing consumers with a particularly convenient way to shop, greater selection and ease of price comparison, this figure is likely to continue growing, writes Erica McKinney, Financial Crime and Security, Banking & Payments Federation Ireland.

Store transformations – disruption in bricks and mortar

HAI CEO Annemarie Harte paid a visit to the new Bunnings store in St Albans to see what new ideas the Australian hardware store giant is bringing to the UK market.

Licensed to lock?

Since 1st February, 2017, licensing has been extended to contractors operating in the locksmith sector, writes Paul Scallan, CEO, the Private Security Authority.

Hardware Conference 2016

The Hardware Conference 2016 was a huge success, with HAI members from all around the country flocking to the Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny to...