The detailed Census 2016 Small Area Population Statistics are out today. We have written before why we’re excited about this dataset. We are digging through the data now, and in the next few days, we will begin updating our models and analytics engines with this new...

The CSO published more Census 2016 data last week, Profile 3 – An Age Profile of Ireland. We are eagerly awaiting the publication of all the other census data at the extremely detailed Small Area level which is due later this month. In the meantime, this publication contains a...

The 2015/2016 Household Budget Survey was released by the CSO yesterday, 21st June. Based on thousands of detailed expenditure diaries carried out over a year, it is used to update the basket of goods, and the item weights, that comprise the Consumer Price Index. HBS...

Last week has seen Retail Excellence Ireland host one of the most significant events in the Irish Retail’s Industry calendar – Retail Retreat and Expo 2017. This year’s event, held on the 9th and 10th of May in Croke Park, Dublin, was the 6th annual Retail...

Photograph: "The English Market" by William Murphy The new tech-savvy consumer isn’t happy. He wants a better experience in physical stores as his expectations have risen due to conditioning from online retailing. He wants instant gratification. He demands faster transaction times (far less queueing) and better interactions/service...

We have recently welcomed the new year, and this means it's time for the launch of the latest version of Storecast! There has been a lot of work put into the 3.0 release to make your customer data count and drive the business growth. Storecast offers...

Location. Intelligence. The recent publication of the Residential Property Price Index by the CSO is notable for a number of reasons. The revised methodology for generating the dataset has provoked much discussion, and the interactive tool looks useful. One facet of the data which is of...