Pete Hamill, who passed away on August 5, lived a big life. He was born to Irish immigrants in Brooklyn, and rose to become "prince of the city". He was a celebrity journalist, editor, novelist and biographer. And he was also my friend and mentor.
It has grown both sales and profitability across its Irish network. However, as it prepares for a radical restructuring of its beleaguered UK business, New Look is now working with advisers to assess options for its Irish subsidiary including a potential examinership.
A battle between the Revenue Commissioners and a nationwide retail chain reveals how businesses are massively reducing their customs duties through international licencing agreements and royalty payments. It also highlights the complexity of customs in a post-Brexit world.
The Isle of Man-based company behind the Dublin retail complex is suing two more store occupants, New Look and Schuh, whose revenues have been hit by Covid-19 restrictions. The cases add to the long list of rent disputes in the retail sector.
Eoghan McCabe has just moved back to Dublin from San Francisco. Having transitioned from CEO to chairman of Intercom, the entrepreneur talks about winning customers like Amazon, Trump’s America, wealth, investing and the future.