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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Maria Diaz on Aug 23, 2017 5:39:08 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 Convenience Retailer Summit 2017

It was announced today that Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit will take place in Dublin on the 6th September and will feature a range of A-list names from the world of convenience retailing.

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Irish confidence on rise as UK consumers cut costs, according to research

Ireland is now the fourth most confident country in Europe with consumer sentiment here higher than in the UK for the first time in nearly nine years, according to market research firm Nielsen. In its latest quarterly global survey of consumer confidence and spending intentions, Nielsen said Ireland…

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Grocery sales data from Kantar and Nielsen

Retail Week looks ahead to the next seven days, with the latest grocery market share data from Kantar and Nielsen on the agenda. Kantar Worldpanel and Nielsen both unveil their latest market share data for the grocery sector on Tuesday August 22.

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Almost a quarter of Irish adults consume cider once a month

While overall consumption levels of cider are relatively high with almost a quarter (22%) of adults claiming to consume cider once a month or more often, there has been a reduction in consumption year-on-year, with almost 3 in 10 (29%) cider drinkers claiming they have reduced the amount of cider they have consumed over the past year.

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Forecourt retailers need incentives to include charging points: IPRA

The Irish Petrol Retailers Association (IPRA) said it would support a strategy to include more charging points in petrol stations but said fuel forecourt retailers needed to be given incentives to do so, Irishexaminer.ie has reported.

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SuperValu adds Eir to into relaunched loyalty scheme

Irish grocery retailer SuperValu has incorporated Eir into its relaunched Real Rewards loyalty scheme. The partnership means SuperValu customers can now collect points by linking their Eir broadband or landline accounts to their loyalty cards, which can be swapped for money-off…

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SuperValu predicts sales of new season Irish carrots to reach €8 million in 2017

SuperValu, the leading Irish grocery retailer, today announced that it expects to sell €8 million in home grown Irish carrots this year. SuperValu’s Irish carrots are 100% Bord Bia Quality assured and grown by fifth-generation family famers, TJ, Tommy and James O’Shea in Piltown, Co. Kilkenny.

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All set for Aldi Community Games National Festival

Nine out of 10 adults believe technology and hand-held devices are making children today less active than when they were young, a new survey to mark this weekend’s Aldi Community Games August National Festival has revealed.

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Technology is making children less active believe nine out of 10 Irish adults according to Aldi survey

Aldi Community Games welcomes 4,000 children to August National Festival in 50th anniversary year this weekend. Nine out of 10 adults believe technology and hand-held devices are making children today less active than when they were young, a new survey to mark this weekend’s Aldi…

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Iceland cracks the Irish market with sales up 40 per cent

Iceland, the UK frozen foods retailer that is currently engaged in a major Irish expansion drive, boosted its sales here by almost 40 per cent last year after a raft of new store openings. Sales at the Iceland Stores Ireland, which now has 17 outlets following its latest opening this month in Gorey…

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Iceland confirms plans to expand number of ROI stores

Iceland has confirmed that it is planning to expand the number of its stores in the Republic. The news comes amid claims that its losses have 'more than halved'. Its revenues increased by almost a third to €30.1 million which was helped by new stores openings, reported Irishexaminer.ie

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Lidl commit to reducing food poverty in Offaly

Charities in Offaly are set to benefit from Lidl’s announcement of a commitment to donate 1 million meals to Irish charities by 2020 in conjunction with FoodCloud. With 1 in 8 people in Ireland experiencing food poverty, this partnership will see all 152 Lidl stores and 3 warehouses in Ireland…

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Danish lifestyle retailer to open new store in Limerick

FIVE new jobs are on the way to Limerick after a Danish retailer unveiled plans to open in the city centre. Søstrene Grene will open its sixth store in Ireland in Bedford Row at a unit occupied until earlier this year by Edinburgh Woolen Mills.

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Falling shopper footfall a worrying trend for North’s retailers

A lack of serious sunshine, overhanging Brexit clouds and persistent high inflation which has hit people’s spending power have made it a miserable summer for many retailers in the North. And the forecast is not likely to improve, industry experts are warning.

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Asda sales on the up as new chief’s policy bears fruit

Asda has posted its first quarterly sales growth in three years as a fightback led by chief executive Sean Clarke begins to bear fruit. The supermarket, which is owned by US giant Walmart and has 17 stores in Northern Ireland, reported a 1.8% rise in like-for-likes sales in the second quarter…

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Screwfix opening two new Northern Ireland stores as sales rise 10.8%

Hardware giant Screwfix is opening two new Northern Ireland stores creating dozens of jobs, it can be revealed. The firm, which is owned by B&Q parent company Kingfisher, has plans to launch its latest stores at Duncrue Industrial Estate in Belfast, and another in Omagh.

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