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Grocery spend continues to rise in Ireland, as shoppers visit stores more often, Kantar Worldpanel reports
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 24 April 2016, show a robust performance for the overall grocery market as sales increased by 3.8% compared to last year. David Berry, director at Kantar Worldpanel, explains: “As...
Online shopping continues to increase
The popularity of online shopping continues to gather momentum with latest figures showing a significant upswing in April as unseasonably cold weather took its toll on the high street. Overall, the rate of growth of household expenditure across all payment types signalled a rebound in April with spending up 9.7% year-on-year.
Meat sales show “healthy increase” in Ireland
Healthy increases in meat and poultry sales feature in the latest supermarket share figures for Ireland which are published today by Kantar Worldpanel. The company’s analysts say that new figures covering the 12 weeks ending April 24, 2016, show Ireland’s supermarkets enjoying...
Alcohol Labelling Has Little Impact On Purchasing Habits
According to the latest Consumer Insights report from Empathy Research, the role of alcohol content labelling appears to have a limited impact on the purchase and consumption behaviour of the Irish adult population.
IBEC: Brexit uncertainty impacting on retailers in Ireland
Employers' group IBEC has said the uncertainty around whether or not the UK will leave the European Union is having a knock-on effect on retailers here. The employer's group is releasing its new monitor for the first quarter of this year - which has found growth is beginning to stagnate.
Supervalu tops pile with 23% grocery market share
Supervalu remains the country’s biggest supermarket as it continues to capitalise on consumers’ growing preference for healthier products. The retailer continues to top the pile in Ireland with a market share of 23%, beating Tesco into second place with 22.2%, while Dunnes Stores has...
SuperValu TidyTowns: 25 years of local success
SuperValu are celebrating 25 years of sponsorship of Ireland’s SuperValu TidyTowns competition. A Fáilte Ireland initiative, the competition which began in 1958 was started to inspire civic spirit, expand the tourism market and to encourage people to take pride in their locality, is now a national institution.
Aldi creates 20 jobs at new Sallynoggin store
Aldi is to create 20 new jobs with the opening of its largest store in Sallynoggin in Co Dublin. This brings the total number of Aldi stores in Ireland to 124. The supermarket chain currently employs more than 3,000 people in the Republic of Ireland. The new Sallynoggin store is Aldi's...
Aldi continues expansion in Dublin
It was announced today that Aldi has further increased its presence in the greater Dublin area with the opening of its latest store in Sallynoggin, Co. Dublin. The new store will bring 20 new jobs to the local area.
Traders Lobby For Lidl Store Expansion
The Connswater Traders' Association has urged politicians and planning officials to support a proposed store expansion by supermarket Lidl at the site. A decision is due to be made on the planning application later this month.
Combined Lidl, Aldi market share nears leader Supervalu
Almost one in four Irish consumers now do their shopping in either Aldi orLidl, according to figures to be published today. The new figures from retail analysts Kantar Worldpanel, seen by The Irish Times, show that in the 12 weeks up to April 24th, Lidl commanded an 11.2 per cent share...
Dunnes Stores continues to make inroads in attempts to outsell Tesco
Dunnes Stores is continuing to make in-roads in its battle to squeeze Tesco into third place in the league of the nation’s biggest grocery retailers.
Dunnes Stores closure raises fears for local businesses on major Cork city street
A major shopping street in the centre of Cork city has suffered a major blow after Dunnes Stores announced they are to close their store on North Main Street by the end of the month, writes Kelly O’Brien of the Evening Echo.
Irish consumers moving to own-brand offerings is no surprise
The share of the Irish grocery market held by the German discounters Aldi and Lidl has just increased dramatically, with confirmation due on Monday that nearly one in four Irish consumers do their shopping in either one of the two stores.
Next warns yearly results may take hit as weather blamed for sales slump
Sales at the chain's high street shops plunged 4.7% as it pointed to March and April's cold weather dampening demand for its clothing. The company also said the lacklustre figures could indicate a wider slowdown in consumer spending.
Tiger opens new store in Killarney Outlet Centre
It was announced this week that Danish retail brand Tiger have opened their latest store in Killarney Outlet Centre.
Strong retail and services sectors driving Northern Ireland economy
Northern Ireland’s economy is continuing to witness a boom — fuelled by strong retail and services sectors. The private sector here notched up 12 consecutive months of growth in April, according to the latest Ulster Bank purchasing managers’ index.
Grocery store complex Eurospar to create 50 new jobs in Belfast
Bosses at Eurospar Creighton's of Balmoral announced they will create the posts for the area as they celebrate the opening of their new super-store. The 6,000sq ft store on the Upper Lisburn Road opened after a significant redevelopment of the original Spar store on the site and marks...
SPAR Northern Ireland’s 2016 Shop & Win initiative launched
Q Radio presenter Stephen Clements gets more than he bargained for at SPAR this month thanks to SPAR Northern Ireland’s 2016 Shop & Win initiative which recently launched. Lucky customers will have the chance to bag a selection of fantastic prizes when they shop at the local...