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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Maëlle Le Ruyet on Feb 14, 2018 4:09:57 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.

 

 

Ireland’s online economy now worth €12.3bn

E-commerce transactions were up by 32 per cent and traffic increased by 14 per cent last year giving Ireland’s online economy a value of €12.3 billion or six per cent of GDP, the annual study by Wolfgang Digital shows. More jobs, improved broadband, browsing experiences and trust, drove a…

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Sales of vegetarian options up 18% in Irish supermarkets

More people tried vegetarian food when out shopping in Irish supermarkets, according to the latest statistics released by Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland – with vegetarian options witnessing an 18% growth in recent weeks. Published today for the 12-week period ending on January 28, 2018, the…

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“Guaranteed Irish Month” launched, showcasing Irish business worldwide

An event at the Irish Stock Exchange in Dublin this week saw the relaunch of the Guaranteed Irish brand. For decades, the not-for-profit organisation with the iconic G-I logo has been a champion for Irish business at home and around the world. The group has more than 300 members, which…

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Tesco ready to launch budget stores 'to rival Aldi and Lidl'

Tesco will reportedly look to rival discounters Aldi and Lidl by launching a new range of budget stores. The chain is Britain's biggest grocer, with multiple stores in Birmingham. But the company is looking to win back some of Aldi and Lidl's market share, it has now been reported. The…

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Tesco staff in Republic could follow equal pay claim

An equal pay claim in the UK against Tesco that could cost the company £4bn (€4.5bn) if successful would have “profound effects” for supermarket employees in Ireland, an employment law expert has said, writes Pádraig Hoare. The UK supermarket is facing a potential bill of up to £4bn to bring…

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Sports heroes launch 2018 Aldi Community Games Festivals

Former Ireland and Munster captain Paul O’Connell and Irish athletics hero Rob Heffernan joined forces this week to help launch the Aldi Community Games Festivals 2018, with the help of children from Limerick Community Games in University of Limerick – the new home of the games up until…

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Lidl to make record €200m investment in Ireland this year

Discount retailer Lidl is to make its single biggest one-year investment in Ireland since entering the market in 2000, with a total of €200m earmarked for a range of projects over the coming months. It is investing in both its store network and in the building of a new distribution centre. The group has…

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Harvey Norman in talks to open two new stores

Australian retailer Harvey Norman is plotting two new stores - in Sligo and Galway - as it continues a sustained expansion plan after nudging into profitability. The CEO of the Irish arm of the furnishings and electrical chain, Blaine Callard, confirmed that the company is in advanced talks for leases at…

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Primark repositions itself as an ethical retailer – but will shoppers buy it?

Primark has released a tranche of information on its global supply chain as part of an ongoing effort to reposition itself as a sustainable, ethical brand. The budget retailer has published a “global sourcing map” detailing the names and addresses of 1,071 factories across the 31 countries from…

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Yours Clothing launches in Ireland

Plus-size retailer Yours Clothing will open its first store in Ireland later this week, at Dublin shopping centre The Square. The standalone, which will be its first owned store outside of the UK, measures 4,700 sq ft. It will stock its womenswear clothing, lingerie, footwear and accessories lines as well as…

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Lidl grows its Northern Ireland grocery share with market in Republic dominated by Dunnes

German supermarket giant Lidl has seen its Northern Ireland market share grow by 5.1% in the last year, new figures show. The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel show while still a relatively small player in the market here, in the 52 weeks to January 28, the company - which has 38 stores here…

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Spar Northern Ireland delivers sustainable refrigerated transport

Spar UK’s Northern Ireland franchise owner, Henderson Group, has upgraded its refrigerated delivery fleet with sustainable units developed by the refrigeration company Thermo King. The new Thermo King SLXi 300 Whisper units will help the Henderson Group, which operates the Spar and…

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