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Weekly Roundup, November 22, 2016

Dublin City Council has granted planning permission for a Dealz store at the Gala building on Ballyfermot Road. The building previously was a cinema and bingo hall. A number of objections have been lodged by local business owners, citing concerns for the potential impact the proposed 120,000 square metre Dealz store could have on their trade.

Musgrave MarketPlace unveiled a €2.2 million upgraded Ballymun store on 17 November. The new Ballymun store is now 20% bigger, and positions itself as the ‘cash and carry of the future’ with a range of new speciality areas and state-of-the art technology inside.

Tesco CEO David Lewis has commented on the prospect of suppliers to the UK raising prices as a result of the falling sterling. It is the first time Mr Lewis has spoken publically since Tesco’s high-profile conflict with Unilever one month ago. “The only thing we would ask of companies that are in that position is they don't ask UK customers to pay inflated prices in order that their reporting currency is maintained,” Mr Lewis said.

The French ministry for agriculture has awarded the Pernod champagne brands G. H. Mumm and Perrier-Jouët Haute Valeur Environnementale classification. The classification recognises the sustainable development measures the company has implemented.

28 TDs and Senators have spoken out against ‘structural separation’ provision in the Public health (Alcohol) Bill. Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, junior minister for health promotion, spoke up for small off-licences at a Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting on the 16 November. According to the Sunday Times, Taoiseach Enda Kenny responded to the opposition by saying “I hear you, leave it with me.”

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