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Consumer Confidence In Ireland Rises To Second Highest Figure Since 2007
The latest edition of the Nielsen Consumer Confidence Report has revealed that Ireland's score rose by five points last year, to stand at an index of 95 in the first quarter of 2016. This score is the second highest recorded since the pre-recession times of 2007, with only the fourth quarter...
Retail sales rise as consumers splash out on electrical goods
Retail sales rose by 0.8 per cent in April as consumers splashed out on electrical goods and home décor. The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) indicate retail sales have risen by 5.1 per cent year-on-year.
Electrical goods help retail sales to annual 5.1% rise
Retail sales were stronger than anticipated in April and continue to improve across the economy, analysts said yesterday. Sales increased 5.1% on an annual basis, and 0.8% in the year. Excluding the motor industry, retail sales were up 0.6% in the month, and were 3.6% higher in the year...
Fresh Food Shopping Is On The Rise
As seen in last week’s Retail Intelligence, the nation is embarking on somewhat of a health revolution. One of the more common themes at play is the importance placed on all things fresh; be that meat, fish, or fruit & veg.
Ireland’s largest retail trade event gives start-up food suppliers access to 1,000 retailers
Independent retailers from the across the country will have the opportunity to meet more than 150 suppliers, indigenous and multinational, at Ireland’s largest retail trade event this Wednesday. The event, which is taking place in the Citywest Hotel in Dublin, is expected to attract more than...
Explainer: So what do the EU's new plans for online shopping mean for you?
THE EUROPEAN UNION IS looking to bring in new measures to prevent discrimination against online customers depending on their locations. It’s part of the EU’s aim to make Europe a single market, one that offers consistent prices and services across the continent, but how will it work?
Booming black economy threatens retailers
Ireland’s black economy is booming even as legitimate enterprises are enjoying record increases in sales. New figures from the Central Statistics Office show there was an increase of 5.1% in the annual retail sales figure, but smuggling is continuing to put pressure on profit margins...
Debenhams paid €100m rent to Roche family
Debenhams has paid more than €100m in rent to the Roche family over the past decade, documents filed with the High Court reveal. And nearly €94m of that has been paid in respect of leases on just two outlets - the Debenhams stores on Dublin's Henry Street and Cork's Patrick...
SuperValu announces four year sponsorship renewal of the GAA All-Ireland Football Championship
SuperValu on 23rd May announced its continued support of GAA, both as renewed sponsor of the All-Ireland GAA Football Championship until 2019, and with the continuation of its Kit for Kids initiative for 2016.
Aldi vows to redistribute more than 500,000 meals in a bid to tackle food poverty here
Aldi Ireland pledged today to donate over 500,000 meals to those in need this year. The low-cost supermarket has teamed up with FoodCloud, which will redistribute surplus food to 172 charity partners across the country.
Aldi unveils new 100% Irish garden plant range in association with Bord Bia
German discounter Aldi further strengthened its Irish roots today as it announced a new partnership with seven Irish nurseries that will see more 100% Irish grown garden plants available at Aldi’s stores.
M&S Irish website beats its UK performance
The Irish division of the world-famous British retailer saw a 59pc leap in online sales in its last twelve months. Online sales averaged across the entire group, by comparison, rose by 23.4pc in a year in which a record 7.4m customers clicked to buy.
Tiger to open 12 more stores after a roaring trade
The Irish company that runs the Tiger chain of retail stores plans to open up to 12 new shops by the end of 2017 and is rebranding the group as Flying Tiger Copenhagen from next month. Tiger Retail Ireland currently operates 24 stores in Ireland (including one in Northern Ireland).
Shoe retailer Ecco opens new Belfast store
Footwear firm Ecco has opened a new store at Victoria Square shopping centre in Belfast. The firm says it has created 10 new jobs, after moving from its former location on Castle Lane to its new site.