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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Maëlle Le Ruyet on Feb 7, 2018 4:53:47 PM

CPM, Ireland’s leading field sales company, takes a look at the Irish retail news for this week. This is a one-stop shop for all your Irish retail news. If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter which will include all Retail articles for the previous month, including "Retail at a Glance" subscribe today.

 

 

Amazon overtakes Apple and Google as most valuable brand

Amazon has leapfrogged Apple and Google to become the world’s most valuable brand in a new ranking dominated by technology-related firms. Valued at $150.8 billion (€121 billion), Amazon saw its value increase by 42 per cent from $106.4 billion over the last year on the back of its takeover…

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Almost six in ten adults take vitamin or mineral supplements

Almost six in ten (57%) adults are currently taking some form of vitamin or mineral supplement, with levels unchanged in this regard from 2017 research. This most recent research conducted on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy Research, amongst a nationally representative sample of 1,013…

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Retail Excellence wins bid to host Global Retail Council Meeting

Retail Excellence has today (6 February) confirmed that it has won the bid to host delegates from thirty countries across six continents at the mid-year meeting of the Global Retail Council. The Global Retail Council meeting will be hosted at Retail Excellence Annual Conference at the Retail Retreat…

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Irish retailers warned to face challenge of online shopping head-on

Irish retailers are being warned they need to face the challenge of online shopping head-on. A new report by Retail Ireland claims the digital era is having a dramatic knock-on effect - with Christmas 2017 showing record online sales. However, with an estimated 70% of online sales going outside…

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Booker boss to head up Tesco's UK and Ireland business

Booker boss Charles Wilson will head up Tesco's UK business following the supermarket's £3.7bn (€4.2bn) takeover of the wholesaler. The appointment of highly-regarded Mr Wilson will see current UK and Ireland boss Matt Davies, who joined Tesco in 2015, leave the group in April 2018 after a…

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Aldi commits to halve food waste by 2030

Aldi UK & Ireland has pledged to halve its food waste by 2030, joining a host of other companies and organisations working towards the UN goal of slashing global food waste. The supermarket has joined the ‘Friends of Champions 12.3’ network – a group of organisations working towards Target…

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Aldi unveils its revamped Castlebar “Project Fresh” store

Aldi’s new Castlebar “Project Fresh” store today reopened its doors to customers following an extensive renovation project which has seen the store completely refurbished as part of Aldi’s €60 million Project Fresh investment. The newly refurbished store has received a full makeover in line…

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Ballymun Lidl and student accommodation get green light

Dublin City Council has granted planning permission to Lidl Ireland for a major new development in Ballymun. Called 'North Quarter', it'll consist of a Lidl store with attached office space, car parking, and two new blocks of student accommodation. The blocks will have about 364 beds, and will also…

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New Lidl initiative assists Longford charities and community groups

The recently launched Lidl initiative Feed it back has greatly helped Longford charities and community groups by donating surplus foods to charities and groups like Longford Social Services and Harmony House Longford. In line with the launch of the forum, Lidl has rolled out a national…

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Centra announces €30m expansion

Centra has today announced plans to open 30 new stores and revamp a further 100, creating a total of 400 new jobs as part of a €30 million investment. The Irish retailer says the expansion forms part of Centra’s ongoing transformation as the retailer’s healthy convenience offering continues to…

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The day Marks & Spencer quit struggling town centres: 14 more stores face axe -as locals fearing for future of High Street

Marks & Spencer shoppers and staff could be forced to make 30 mile round trips to visit their nearest store after the retailer revealed plans to shut up to 14 shops on high streets and in town centres. More than 450 employees face losing their job as Marks & Spencer cuts stores as part of…

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What’s different about the new M&S Curve range for sizes 18-32?

Body positivity and diversity are gaining traction in the fashion world. The advent of Marks & Spencer’s new Curve range in sizes 18-32, which has just made its debut targeting style-conscious bigger women, is a milestone in the growing awareness of their demands. Paying similar attention…

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H&M to close up to 170 stores in 2018, reports say

H&M will close as many as 170 stores in 2018, the latest retailer to grapple with competition from online shoppers. Store closings by the Swedish fashion chain will reach the highest number in 20 years, Bloomberg reported. At the same time, the chain will open as many as 390 new stores, for…

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Card Factory announces seventh store in Republic

Card Factory, the UK’s leading specialist retailer of greeting cards, dressings and gifts, has announced plans to open its seventh store in the Republic of Ireland. The new store, in Blanchardstown’s Westend shopping park, will this Monday, 5 February at 9am, in the Westend shopping park…

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The Range announces 80 jobs for new store in Kildare

The UK home, leisure and gardens retailer, The Range, said that it will open a new store in Maynooth later this year. “The development work on the former Tesco site at Carton Park is well underway and the new superstore plans to open its doors in the spring,” said the company. It said over 80 full and…

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Major French sports retailer Decathlon to open nine stores across Ireland

More than 500 jobs will be created as French sports retailer Decathlon plan to open nine stores across Ireland. Decathlon plan to launch nine stores in Dublin, Cork and Galway over the next few years. The company have set-up their first Irish office in Sandyford, Dublin and have already…

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Waterford City Square welcomes Starbucks

Commercial property agent Lambert Smith Hampton has announced that over 60 jobs have been created in Waterford’s City Square Shopping Centre in the last six months as a series of new lettings have followed the completion of a multi-million euro redevelopment project. Since completing a…

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LloydsPharmacy closing five stores in Ireland

LloydsPharmacy is closing five of its stores. Two in Dublin, and others in Wicklow, Carlow and Kilkenny will shut their doors from March 24. The pharmacy chain says all affected staff have been offered roles elsewhere. A spokesperson for the company said: “The five stores are – Abbey…

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Homebase closures threaten hundreds of Northern Ireland jobs

Hundreds of jobs are at risk at Homebase stores in Northern Ireland as its Australian owner announces it will close up to 40 outlets throughout the UK. Westfarmers, which owns Homebase’s parent firm Bunnings UK, said that trading at the chain has been “poor” since it acquired the…

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