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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Maëlle Le Ruyet on May 2, 2018 1:42:11 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.

 

Majority of Irish adults eat breakfast daily

Over 8 in 10 (83%) adults claim to have breakfast during the week, dropping marginally from levels recorded last year (86%). There has also been a drop in the proportion of adults who claim to have breakfast at the weekend (88%), down from 91% in 2017. This research, conducted on behalf of…

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'Sugar Tax should be used to invest in dental health'

A leading Navan dentist has urged the Government to ring-fence the €40m in revenue expected to be generated from the new sugar tax for educating children and families on the importance of diet and to curb the increase in medical and dental intervention. The new levy which comes into effect on 1st

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76% of soft drinks not liable for sugar tax

Three-quarters of soft drinks sold in Ireland are not liable for the upcoming sugar tax, according to the Irish Beverage Council. The Ibec group, which represents soft drinks companies, said that 76% of soft drinks in Ireland are sugar tax-free as a result of the industry’s ’35-year journey to reduce sugar…

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Irish shoppers spend two days in supermarkets annually says V360°

Irish shoppers make up to eight visits to a supermarket every month, which is the equivalent of two days a year. Consumers spend an average of 34 minutes each time, according to new research from V360°, the shopper agency. While grocery shoppers may go to the supermarket to shop for…

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Volume of retail sales down 2.8% in March compared to last year

The volume of retail sales decreased by 2.8 per cent in March compared to the same month last year, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The figures, which are seasonally adjusted, also show retail sales fell by 2.2 per cent compared with February.

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Amazon sales up 43% as it reports bumper growth

Amazon reported a huge sales increase for the first quarter of 2018 as it beat analyst expectations in its financial results. The Seattle-based firm reported sales of 51 billion dollars (£36.7 billion) for the first three months of the year, an increase of 43% on the 35.7 billion dollars (£25.6 billion) the…

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Aldi vow not to up fizzy drink prices ahead of sugar tax being introduced as leading lobby group claim just 1 in 4 soft drinks liable for tax

The supermarket giants have reassured customers that prices across its Vive soda range will not be increased. From tomorrow, the sugar tax will add 30 cents to the price of drinks with eight grams of sugar per 100 millilitres and 20 cents to drinks with between five and eight grams of sugar per 100...

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WellFest 2018 set to be bigger and better than ever as SuperValu return as food partner

WellFest 2018 is set to take place in the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham on May 12 and 13 and SuperValu is set to return as its official food partner. This year the SuperValu area at WellFest is set to be bigger and better than ever. On the Saturday, junior doctor, best-selling author and personal…

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SuperValu announces sponsorshop of AsIAm conference

SuperValu has recently announced its sponsorship of the AsIAm conference, which will take place on 20 October 2018 in the Grand Hotel, Malahide. Since SuperValu’s journey began, over 2,500 Autism Friendly Shopping evenings have reportedly taken place around the country and a total of 80 stores…

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SuperValu named official partner of Coeliac Awareness Week 2018

SuperValu has been named the official partner of Coeliac Awareness Week 2018 which takes place nationwide 14 to 20 May. Minister of State for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne TD, will officially launch this year’s Coeliac Awareness Week.

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Sainsbury’s €8.3bn bid to affect Irish grocers

A proposed €8.3bn takeover by UK supermarket giant Sainsbury of rival Asda to create the largest supermarket group in Britain will have significant effects on grocers across Ireland and Irish exporters, while Sainsbury in time could use its extra muscle to enter the Republic, according to…

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Waterstones in 'expansion mode' as bookseller sold to Elliott Advisors

Waterstones is to accelerate its expansion plans after being sold to US hedge fund Elliott Advisors, the book chain's boss has said. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, ends seven years of ownership under Lynwood Investments - the investment vehicle of Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut…

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New stores to open at Northern Ireland shopping centre creating 30 jobs

Three new stores in a Banbridge shopping centre are to create a total of 30 new jobs. The Boulevard, formerly the Outlet, has marked a major rebrand with an investment of over £900,000. The new stores include the sportswear brands Adidas, and Asics as well as footwear and accessories…

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