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Shoppers Encouraged to buy Guaranteed Irish this Christmas
Shoppers are being encouraged to buy Guaranteed Irish this Christmas, as part of a newly launched campaign to highlight the business membership organisation. The organisation is calling on consumers to purchase gifts and foods from its members, of which there are over 300 nationwide.
Euro zone retail sales post fastest growth in 2 years
Retail sales across the euro zone recorded a 0.3% rise in the month of September. However, over the year to September, sales volumes were 3.7% higher - the highest annualised rate in two years. It marks yet another sign of improving conditions across the currency bloc.
Almost six in ten adults claim to snack in the evening
Almost 6 in 10 (55%) adults claim to snack in the evening after dinner, which has risen significantly from 2016 levels, where just 43% of adults claimed to snack at this time of the day. Recent research on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy Research, amongst a nationally representative sample…
Simon Harris plans to press ahead with changes to alcohol sales
The Government will reintroduce controversial plans to reduce alcohol advertisements and ban low-cost drink sales, with fresh concessions for small retailers around the storage of alcohol in shops. Health Minister Simon Harris still faces opposition from his own Fine Gael TDs and senators…
Extra spend of €4 on Irish Christmas goods, could mean 6,000 new jobs
Recent research conducted on behalf of Guaranteed Irish in association with Amárach Research indicated that spending an extra €4 a week on Guaranteed Irish goods and services this Christmas could create up to 6,000 new jobs.
Tesco Letterkenny raises a fangtastic €845 as part of Trick or Treat for Temple Street
Tesco Ireland stores across the country raised a fangtastic €102,000 as part of Trick or Treat for Temple Street over the bank holiday weekend. In all 149 stores, Tesco colleagues dressed up in a variety of costumes while they hosted Halloween parties at the front of each store with cake sales…
Aldi continues growth in Ireland and UK as profits rise to €244m
Discount supermarket giant Aldi last year enjoyed exponential revenue growth in Ireland and the UK as its pre-tax profits increased marginally to £214m (€244m). The German store continued its expansion in Ireland and the UK in 2016. The new accounts from Aldi Stores Ltd show…
'We'll keep on adding stores here as long as we are growing our sales' - Aldi Ireland MD Giles Hurley
Giles Hurley breezes out of the conference room at the Heritage Killenard Hotel just outside Portarlington. The managing director of Aldi Ireland has just been rallying the troops - suppliers in this case - and fielding what he says were some tough questions.
Aldi Christmas ad sees Kevin the Carrot return to our screens
Its official, Kevin the carrot has returned to our screens - and he has found love. The orange hero finally finds the carrot of his dreams in the new 60 second TV campaign which airs during Emmerdale on TV3 and EastEnders on RTE1 tonight.
Dunnes Stores appeals revamp planning restrictions on Cork outlet
Dunnes Stores has objected to planning restrictions put on a proposed revamp of one of its Cork stores. According to planning documents, it had hoped to redevelop part of the existing shop space so it could extend the supermarket and make way for a new unit for 'retail and/or cafe/restaurants…
Londis renews sponsorship of RTE show Tastes Like Home
Tastes Like Home with Catherine Fulvio is a cooking show with a dash of travel with the first episode airing today at 7.30pm RTÉ One and running for six weeks. As part of the show Catherine Fulvio visits six families from Belfast, Roscommon, Carrick on Suir, Dublin, Kildare and Sligo who will show her…
Carlow forecourt celebrates win in Maxol Excellence Awards
Maxol has announced the winners of its 2016 – 2017 Excellence Awards, which took place in Quinta Do Lago, Portugal recently. Hannon’s Maxol Service Station in Rathnapish, Co. Carlow, has been honoured in the ‘Excellence in Community Engagement’ category in Maxol’s 2017 Excellence…
Irish designer Joanne Hynes pops up for two weeks only in Dunnes Stores, Eyre Square!
Renowned fashion designer Joanne Hynes launches a two week pop up in Dunnes Stores, Eyre Square this Saturday. Joanne will unveil her latest collection with an exclusive event in the Galway store where customers can get the chance to meet the designer herself, enjoy a fashion…
Dublin’s iconic ‘Seventy Two Grafton Street’ ready for flagship retail store
Opportunities to occupy a flagship retail property on Grafton Street – Dublin’s main shopping thoroughfare – are a rare occurrence. However, following IPUT’s redevelopment of Seventy Two Grafton Street, a unique offering is now being presented to the market.