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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Maëlle Le Ruyet on Apr 11, 2018 3:37:22 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.

 

Consumer browsing on mobiles increases by 34%

Retail Excellence, the largest retail representative body, today released the results of their February eCommerce Dashboard Report which monitors online sales and consumer trends online in Ireland. The Retail Excellence / StudioForty9 eCommerce Dashboard Report is a monthly publication…

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Prices falling 'dramatically' in Irish grocery sector with 'savings to be made'

Consumer prices are falling quite dramatically in the Irish grocery sector according to Retail Ireland. Pointing to new independent research from Grant Thornton’s Retail Division, which compared the prices of groceries at Aldi, Lidl, Tesco, SuperValu and Dunnes Stores, Thomas Burke from Retail…

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Latest Kantar Worldpanel share figures published

Kantar Worldpanel’s grocery market share figures for Ireland show sales growth during the 12 weeks to 25 March, despite the “Beast from the East” bringing the country to a standstill. The grocery market grew by 3.8% during this period, which was also bolstered by the Easter season which…

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Four in 10 beer buyers never check alcohol content

With awareness levels of alcohol units not as high as one might expect, it is perhaps no surprise to find over 4 in 10 (43%) beer buyers claiming they never check the alcohol content of the beer they are purchasing. A similar proportion (43%) claim to “sometimes” check the alcohol content, with just 1…

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Q&A: The UK introduced a new tax on sugary drinks today. Here's what it all means

While the tax was to be introduced here as well today, its introduction in Ireland has been pushed back to May 1 to ensure the levy does not infringe EU state aid law. So with the debate very much a live issue in Ireland here are the answers to some key questions about the levy and what it means…

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Tesco shows strongest sales growth in six years: Kantar Worldpanel

Although its market share is 0.2% points behind both Dunnes Stores and SuperValu, Tesco has experienced its strongest sales growth in over six years – up 7.1% according to the latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 25 March…

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Aldi to invest €500,000 in new Irish suppliers

Aldi has announced it is investing €500,000 in a new supplier development programme to give up-and-coming Irish food and drink companies the chance to get on its shelves with a long-term contract. The programme was announced as new research from Core Research found that buying…

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Aldi and “Young Offenders” launch Irish Cancer Society Colour Dash 2018

The stars of hit RTÉ comedy The Young Offenders were on hand to help launch the 2018 Irish Cancer Society Colour Dash series, which will take place this June at a range of locations across Ireland. Chris Walley and Alex Murphy, who play teenage terrors Jock and Conor, alongside PJ Gallagher…

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Delay of Passage West Aldi store ‘disappointing’

County councillors are disappointed that a planned Aldi store in Passage West will be delayed for several months, after an appeal was lodged with An Bord Pleanála. Cork County Council granted permission, last month, for the store to open on the site of the former Eurospar, on the…

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Dunnes stores objects to plans for 'kiosk zone' in shopping centre

Dunnes Stores has reportedly lodged an objection with Fingal council to voice its concern about the creation of a new kiosk zone proposed for Blanchardstown Shopping centre. The retailer, which is one of the shopping centre’s anchor tenants, said the plan will 'clutter' the whole mall, reports Fora.ie.

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Lidl pledges to raise €1m for youth mental health

Lidl Ireland has today pledged to raise €1 million in a new three-year charity partnership with Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health in Ireland. The German retailer has said that over 4,200 employees will aim to raise funds through a variety of activities and fundraising initiatives.

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The Monday interview: every Lidl helps for Cork fish firm Keohane’s seafood

Setting up a firm in the throes of the recession was a gamble, but one that has paid off for seafood firm veteran, Mike Keohane, who tells Pádraig Hoare how he had a good gut feeling and was prepared to follow it. German discount supermarket giant Lidl was one of the first to recognise that…

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Price survey reveals Ireland's best value supermarket

A new food price survey has found retailer Aldi is up to 47% cheaper than other supermarkets. The survey, conducted by Grant Thornton, says Aldi has reduced the price of over one-third of its product range in past 12 months. It examined the prices of groceries at Aldi, Lidl, Tesco, SuperValu and…

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SuperValu and Tesco criticise Aldi-backed price survey

A price survey showing variations of up to 50 per cent in the cost of own-brand goods has been criticised by Tesco and SuperValu. The survey by Grant Thornton, commissioned by Aldi, showed it was neck and neck with Lidl as the cheapest retailer in the State. SuperValu, which the survey found…

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Supermarket’s local produce sales up 8%

Sales of locally produced food in Asda’s Northern Ireland stores grew by 8% in 2017, proving that customers are actively supporting the region’s agri-food industry. The response to food from Northern Ireland was also positive across Asda’s UK-wide store network, where sales were up 4.1%...

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