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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Maëlle Le Ruyet on Feb 21, 2018 10:15:51 AM

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 Echo is a Trojan horse that threatens traditional retailers

The online economy is growing and growing but more evidence shows that Amazon’s intricate engine, which now includes voice AI interfaces such as Echo, is threatening traditional retailers. The most recent study by digital marketing agency Wolfgang Digital has found that e-commerce…

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'Significant' retail spending leaves Ireland as consumers splash out €3billion on foreign-based websites

Irish shoppers are increasingly looking abroad for cut-price deals after new figures showed €3billion was spent on internet retailers outside the country. The latest Consumer Market Monitor revealed that Irish people splashed out €5billion online in 2017 - most of which went to foreign-owned…

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ABFI: Drinks industry welcomes Breweries and Distilleries Bill

The Breweries and Distilleries Bill is progressing through the Oireachtas, which, if passed, will allow microbreweries and independent distilleries to sell their products on the same premises they are produced. This would give them a significant boost in terms of tourism, alongside the local areas…

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Revealed: Kildare pubs second most crowded in Ireland

Kildare has the second highest number of people per pub in Ireland. A new report has revealed where you can get the quietest pint in Ireland – and which county has the most pubs per head of population. Kildare has 183 drinking establishments, according to the AIB Pub Outlook report…

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Is Tesco taking on the discounters?

Tesco is rumoured to be in the process of developing a new discount store brand to compete with stores like Aldi and Lidl, as their own market share continues to grow. Tesco is working on a secret plan to develop a new discount grocery chain to compete with the likes of Aldi and Lidl, The…

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SuperValu leads the response to health trends according to conference delegates

Almost half of attendees at the annual Checkout Conference 2018, in association with dunnhumby, feel that SuperValu is best responding to the growing health awareness trend. Delegates at this year’s annual conference were asked: “Health awareness is continuing to grow among consumers…

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H&M bids to reassure investors as sales in stores slump

Retail giant H&M has warned sales from its existing stores will continue to fall this year even as booming ecommerce helps lift earnings. After decades of rapid expansion, the world's second-largest clothes retailer behind Zara-owner Inditex has seen growth stall as it has struggled to adapt…

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Primark lists factories making its products

Primark, the fashion retailer (…) has published information about the factories which manufacture its products on its website. Details include factory names, addresses, number of workers and gender split of the workforce. Primark clothes are made in countries including Bangladesh, India, Pakistan…

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KFC closures as chain runs out of chicken

KFC has had to shut most of its restaurants across the UK and Ireland after "teething problems" with a new delivery contractor meant it ran out of chicken. The fast food chain said it was "working flat out" to reopen stores after there were issues with deliveries on Friday and over the weekend. Its…

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McDonald's Ireland not impacted by US changes - the Happy Meal cheeseburger is here to stay

McDonald’s has confirmed that the decision in the US to remove cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the saturated fat and sugar that children consume at its restaurants will not impact Irish menus. The fast-food chain in the US said that…

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