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Encyclopedia > Dunnes Stores
Dunnes Stores
Type Unincorporated family-owned trust
Founded 1944 in Cork
Headquarters Dublin
Key people Frank Dunne (Managing Director)
Industry Retail (various)
Products Groceries, textiles, etc.
Employees 18,000
Website www.dunnesstores.com

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The chain primarily sells food, clothes and household wares. In addition to its main customer base in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, the chain has operations in Great Britain and Spain. The format of the chain's stores is very similar to that of the British company Marks and Spencer, with a grocery supermarket operating alongside a clothing/textiles store. The grocery operation only operates in Irish stores, although some limited grocery ranges can be found in the Spanish stores. However some stores contain only textiles, while some (more rarely) contain only a supermarket. The company is famous for its St. Bernard label. This has declined in usage in recent years however, with "St. Bernard" largely being displaced by "Dunnes Stores" on drapery products . (See also List of types of clothing) Introduction Humans often wear articles of clothing (also known as dress, garments or attire) on the body (for the alternative, see nudity). ... The household is the basic unit of analysis in many microeconomic and government models. ... Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... Marks and Spencer plc (known also as M&S and sometimes colloquially as Marks and Sparks) is the largest retailer in the United Kingdom by sales. ... Exterior of a typical British supermarket (a Tesco Extra) Exterior of typical North American supermarket (a Safeway) This Flagship Randalls store in Houston, Texas is an example of an upscale supermarket. ...

Dunnes Stores Bag For Life.
Dunnes Stores Bag For Life.

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History

The chain was founded in 1944 in Cork by Ben Dunne, Snr, as a clothing retailer. The food side of the business began in the 1960s. The company opened the first Irish out-of-town shopping centre at Cornelscourt, Co. Dublin, in 1966. Cornelscourt Village Cornelscourt (Cúirt an Choirnéil in Irish) is a small suburban area of South Dublin, situated between Cabinteely and Foxrock. ...


The company is particularly known for the lockout /strike from 1982 to 1986. Members of IDATU (the retail workers Union) refused to handle goods sourced from apartheid South Africa. Neither side would give way and the dispute only came to an end when the Irish Government made imports from South Africa illegal. A lockout is a work stoppage in which an employer prevents employees from working. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... A trade union or labour union is a continuous association of wage-earners for the purpose of maintaining or improving the conditions of their employment. ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ...


On 12 July 2007 the company opened a new flagship textiles-only store in Henry Street, Dublin. This store is branded as "Dunnes" on external signage rather than Dunnes Stores. is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Henry Street (April 18, 1863 — March 12, 1953) was an English cricketer. ... The Spire at night WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: 01, +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ...

Dunnes Stores in Ashbourne, County Meath
Dunnes Stores in Ashbourne, County Meath
24 hour Dunnes Stores in Childers Road Retail Park, Limerick
24 hour Dunnes Stores in Childers Road Retail Park, Limerick

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Ownership

The company is not publicly listed - instead it is controlled by a family-owned trust. It is not even a private limited company by shares, hence it does not have to file accounts, but does not have limited liability either. Ben Dunne (junior) was for a long time in a senior position until a 1992 scandal involving drugs and prostitutes, which led to an internal feud which forced his withdrawal. Today two of his siblings, Frank Dunne and Margaret Heffernan, are in charge of the company. A limited company by shares (limited or Ltd. ... Limited liability (LL) is liability that is limited to a partner or investors investment. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


The Dunne Family, who own the company are amongst the richest people in the island of Ireland. Margaret Heffernan, for example, is Ireland's second richest woman with assets of €603 million according to the Sunday Times Rich List 2006.


The company is in the midst of changing over to the next generation of the Dunne family, both Margaret Heffernan and her brother Frank Dunne are giving their shares in phases to their children. Sharon McMahon, niece of Frank Dunne and Margaret Heffernan is also becoming a significant player, having bought out her brother's shares in the company.


Competition

Dunnes Stores' main domestic competitors in the supermarket business are Tesco Ireland, SuperValu, and Superquinn. In clothing, their rivals include Penneys (Primark), Marks and Spencer, Arnotts, and Debenhams. Tesco Ireland Limited is a supermarket company in the Republic of Ireland. ... The new logo introduced in November 2006 SuperValu is a supermarket chain in Ireland, owned by the Musgraves wholesaler firm. ... Superquinn is an Irish supermarket chain. ... Penneys is a clothes retailer in Ireland. ... Marks and Spencer plc (known also as M&S and sometimes colloquially as Marks and Sparks) is the largest retailer in the United Kingdom by sales. ... Logo of Arnotts department store in Ireland Arnotts is an Australian biscuit company famous for, among others, the Tim Tam. ... Debenhams plc (LSE: DEB) is a retailer with a chain of department stores based in the United Kingdom. ...


See also

The following page lists Irish companies or subsidiaries according to their sector. ...

External links

  • Dunnes Stores web site

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Dunnes Stores - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (448 words)
Dunnes Stores is a supermarket and clothing retail chain based in the Republic of Ireland.
The format of the chain's stores are very similar to that of the British company Marks and Spencer, with a grocery supermarket operating alongside a clothing/textiles store.
Ben Dunne (junior) was for a long time in a senior position until a 1992 scandal involving drugs and prostitutes, which led to an internal feud which forced his withdrawal.
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