The rise and rise of 'euro stores'

With low rents in prime locations and the shopping public on the lookout for bargains, single-price discount retailers are making big money, writes Michelle Devane.

12th May, 2012
Euro Giant: in the last few years, the number of euro-stores has mushroomed.

Single-price discount retail stores, or euro stores as they are commonly known, have been around for more than 20 years in Ireland.

However, in the last few years, the number of euro-stores opening has mushroomed. None is more high-profile than Euro General Retail's Euro2 store on St Stephen's Green in Dublin.

Euro General Retail, trading as Euro2 and Euro Giant, has been in operation in Ireland for more than 20 years. Charlie O'Loughlin, founder and chief...

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