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75% Of Irish Consumers Think Alcohol Brands Don’t Do Enough To Promote Responsible Drinking
Three quarters (75%) of Irish consumers believe that alcohol brands do not 'do enough' to encourage customers to drink responsibly, according to the latest Consumer Insights survey from Empathy Research. Of 992 participants, 25% think brands do enough to promote responsible drinking.
Retailer joins initiative to fight hunger
Brendan Dempsey has helped feed thousands of hard-pressed families in the Cork region in his role as vice-president of St Vincent de Paul. Now he’s delighted a dedicated, professional charity is about to take up the strain.
Sugar/Fat Taxes May Lead To Consumers Switching To Cheaper Products, Study Finds
A new report by the European Commission has found that taxes on high-sugar, high-salt or fatty products may lead to consumers switching to cheaper products, and therefore have little effect in curbing consumption of said products.
Kantar: Retailers Go Head To Head With Branded & Own Brand Promotions To Boost Footfall
The latest supermarket share results from Kantar Worldpanel shows that Dunnes Stores is increasing footfall through its branded promotional offers. The results, published for the 12 weeks ending July 20, show a strong performance for Dunnes as it posts a sales increase of 2.6% year-on-year to hold a 21.2% share of the market.
25pc of Apple's European workforce based in Cork
The technology giant’s Cork base now employs 4,000 people with a further 2,500 people employed indirectly “in the local area”, according to Apple. Only the UK has more Apple employees than Ireland, although this is due to its 37 Apple retail stores, which employ an average of 100 retail staff per store.
JTI: Support Mechanisms For Retailers Will Remain, Despite Account Closures
JTI Ireland, which is scheduled to close around 600 accounts with retailers across Ireland next week, has told Retail Intelligence that it still intends to offer support mechanisms to affected retailers and keep them abreast of the latest developments in the trade.
Centra continues to invest back in local communities
Centra’s, Ireland’s number one convenience retailer, community impact study reveals that Centra stores in Mayo sourced €3 million worth of products from local suppliers and contributes more than €117,000 in donations or sponsorship commitments to more than 245 local charities, community groups, schools, and sports clubs. As well as supporting local suppliers in 2013, stores also spent a substantial €688,000 with businesses in Mayo communities where its stores are located in 2013.
Nama to sell retail parks portfolio
Nama yesterday put its first retail park portfolio on the market for a guide price of €110m. The Parks Portfolio consists of five separate retail parks around the country, with approximately 60% of the value derived from a substantial part of the Carrickmines Retail Park in Dublin.
Cadbury Tops June Outdoor Ad Spend Chart
Cadbury was the biggest spender on Outdoor advertising in June in the Food & Drink category, according to the latest Posterwatch report from PML Group. The Mondelez-owned brand accounted for €533k worth of spend for its Cadbury 'Joy' campaign, and a further €118k worth of spend on promoting its 'Marvellous Creations' sub-brand.