Is Dunnes an Irish brand?

Dunnes Stores is Ireland’s largest retailer. We’re privately owned, and proud to be an Irish company. We operate 134 stores across Ireland, Northern Ireland and Spain, as well as a growing online store.

Is Dunnes an Irish brand?

Dunnes Stores is Ireland’s largest retailer. We’re privately owned, and proud to be an Irish company. We operate 134 stores across Ireland, Northern Ireland and Spain, as well as a growing online store.

Who is Frank Dunne?

Low-profile businessman Frank Dunne (74) is believed to be Dunnes Stores’ largest shareholder, with about a third of the business, which is thought to have a turnover of about €3.5bn across its 156 stores here, in the UK, and Spain.

When did Dunnes change from St Bernard?

1956
1956: Dunnes Stores launches its own brand, St. Bernard. 1963: Ben Dunne places his stores under a new entity, Dunnes Holding Company, and creates a family trust.

Who owns Dunnes Stores Ireland?

Dunne family
Dunnes Stores

Head offices in Dublin Southside
Number of locations 139 stores
Key people Frank Dunne (Managing Director) Margaret Heffernan (Director)
Products Groceries and textiles
Owner Dunne family (100%)

Where do Dunnes Stores clothes come from?

Some of Dunnes’ clothes are made in Bangladesh yet it was one of the few retailers who failed to sign the Fire and Safety Accord in 2013 to improve factory conditions in the country. The sustainability of fast fashion retailers is also coming under increased scrutiny as the climate crisis accelerates.

Where do Dunnes make their clothes?

Is Dunnes ethical?

The fashion industry produces 10% of the world’s carbon emissions. Two key factors in this are clothes waste caused by excess production and use of unsustainable fabrics. Retailers like Dunnes must take responsibility for sustainably and ethically sourcing the clothes they sell.

Is Dunnes clothing ethical?

After several attempts to contact a Dunnes spokeswoman, she eventually confirmed that the privately owned company does not have a published ethical sourcing policy “as such”.

When did Dunnes open its first store in Ireland?

Though the idea was initially questioned by experts, it was a resounding success and still remains one of our most successful stores. From the 1970s onwards, Dunnes Stores expanded all across Ireland and further afield. In 1971, our first Northern Irish store opened, and many others soon followed.

Why choose groceries at Dunnes?

Groceries were introduced to Dunnes Stores in 1960. At first just boxes of apples and oranges were sold. Fruit was expensive at the time and Ben Dunne yet again offered Better Value than anyone else in town. Over time, our food selection has grown and that spirit of good value has remained strong.

How many Dunnes are there in the UK?

In the meantime, Dunnes continued to open new stores, bringing its total to 125 stores. After entering Scotland for the first time in 2000, the company announced its intention to boost the number of British Dunnes stores by up to 25 by 2005.

Is there a cafe in Dunnes?

In larger Dunnes Stores there usually consists of one of the following cafes: Cafe Sol, Dunnes Stores Cafe or Baxter & Greene Market Cafe. In the recently refurbished Dunnes Stores supermarkets there now contains a number of concessions including James Whelan Butchers, Sheridan’s Cheesemongers and Baxter & Greene Markets Delis.