Top employers in retail
The top employers in retail for 2014/15, as voted for by students and graduates, are:
1. Lidl Ireland
Currently Ireland’s market leader in discount retailing, Lidl first opened in Ireland in 2000, and has nearly 200 stores across the
island of Ireland.
The German supermarket chain and grocery retailer opened its first Irish stores in 1998. There are now over 90 in the country.
A global electronics and entertainment corporation, Sony is one of the leading product manufacturers for the consumer and
4. Musgrave Group
A company engaged in the wholesale and retail distribution of food and general merchandise in Ireland, UK and Spain. Its headquarters
are in Cork.
5. A&F Hollister
A&F Hollister Ireland Limited operates as a subsidiary of Abercrombie & Fitch Europe SA. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. is a leading specialty clothing retailer holding four unique lifestyle brands – Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, Hollister Co., and Gilly Hicks.
6. Penneys (Primark)
High street retailer trading as Primark in the UK (where it has 156 stores) and Penneys in the Republic (where it has 38).
Headquartered in Dublin.
7. Marriott Hotels
Marriott International’s flagship brand of hotels and resorts includes two Irish hotels: The Shelbourne in Dublin city and The Ritz-Carlton in
8. Marks & Spencer
Leading UK retailer which has had a presence in Ireland for 30 years. Core business is quality foods, ladieswear, menswear,
homewares and childrenswear.
9. Tesco Ireland
Tesco is the largest retailer in the world. The company opened in Ireland in 1997 and now employs over 130,000 in ROI.
An international clothing and household goods retailer operating in the United States and Europe.