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Newspaper survey reveals the power of local advertising
Not only are all politics local, so too is shopping spend, according to a recent grocery shopping survey carried out by 46 local weekly newspapers in Ireland, says Shane Treanor, sales director at Mediaforce Ireland.
1 in 5 Concerned About Levels Of Sugar In Alcohol
Government plans to introduce a sugar tax has potentially large ramifications for the alcohol industry in Ireland and may give consumers something extra to think about when it comes to purchasing alcohol in the future according to recent research from Empathy Research on behalf...
‘Today’s Women in Grocery’ established as new IGBF sub-committee
A new women’s networking group has been set up as a sub-committee to the Irish Grocer’s Benevolent Fund (IGBF). As readers will know, the IGBF is highly respected within the grocery industry, providing an important industry network and donating essential financial relief to...
Strong retail sales growth in first 7 months of the year
Retail sales were up 12.6% in the month in July and were 6.3% higher in the year in volume terms as against a revised annual increase of 5.2% (+5.3%) in June. This is according to the latest headline official retail sales data from the CSO.
162 plates boost retail sales
The volume of retail sales in Ireland rose by 12.6% between June and July, reflecting a spike in demand as 162 plates were introduced. This has been a trend in every year since the new registration system was introduced in 2013.
Grocery Growth Reaches 3.5% In Ireland As Lidl Secures Record High Market Share
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland for the 12 weeks ending 14 August 2016, show further strong growth for the Irish grocery market with sales increasing by 3.5% compared with last year.
Irish Consumer Sentiment Recovers From Initial Brexit Shock
Irish business and consumer sentiment has recovered from the initial shock of the Brexit referendum, according to the Bank of Ireland’s Economic Pulse monitor. The survey, which is based on querying 1,000 households and 2,000 businesses on a range of economic topics, saw...
Best shops 2016: The Winners
This year’s judges had a tough job sifting through more than 30,000 entries. Readers were eager to show their appreciation for the independent shops making a difference up and down the country. Today we reveal the 10 winning shops
SuperValu is still Ireland's favourite supermarket - but Lidl is reaching record highs
SUPERVALU REMAINS IRELAND’S most popular supermarket, but some of its competitors had strong results in the latest Kantar Worldpanel surveys. The 12-weeks up to 14 August showed 3.5% growth in grocery sales on last year, with Dunnes, SuperValu and Lidl all scoring wins.
‘Portuguese Penneys’ brings cool clothing to Ireland
It was a trip to London in 1994 and a visit to Topshop that gave the Portuguese entrepreneur Manuela Medeiros the idea of setting up an accessories shop in her native Porto. Her first, in the Rua de Santa Catarina, the main shopping centre in the city, was an immediate success.
Harvey Norman announce 50 new jobs for Tallaght
Harvey Norman Ireland yesterday announced the creation of over 50 new jobs with the acquisition and development of a site for a new Tallaght store. The new store will be located in Airton Road Retail Park, Tallaght, with construction scheduled to begin this October.
Centra launch 'Bin Challenge'
Centra have today launched their ‘Bin Challenge’, which is the fifth and final of Centra’s #LiveWell Challenges which have been taking place throughout the summer. Centra is calling on hurling teams across the country to give it a go for a chance to win fruit and water for your team for next...
Northern Ireland economy hots up over bank holiday with hospitality boosted by rise in evening footfall
Shops, restaurants and bars across Northern Ireland have reported a busy bank holiday weekend - with a 20% jump in evening footfall in our town centres, figures claim. Data company Springboard reported a 10% increase in footfall on Northern Ireland's high streets on Sunday between the...
How coffee and pastry shops are taking over Northern Ireland's towns and cities
Belfast’s bun scene is heating up as UK bakery firms rush to set up in empty city centre units. It will be patisserie versus pastie after high-end chain Patisserie Valerie confirmed it has plans to open a second Belfast store on Castle Lane— just yards from value baked goods retailer Greggs’ new...
Sad end to retail giant as Belfast BHS store shuts up shop for the final time
But yesterday there were tears as staff at the Belfast branch of British Home Stores signalled the end of an era. Tomorrow the shop will be one of the last of the few remaining BHS stores to close its doors for the last time. Just a few rails of well-reduced stock remained as shoppers...
Asda boosts share of Northern Ireland market share despite troubles elsewhere
ASDA'S worst ever quarterly performance hasn't hindered its growth in Northern Ireland. According to the latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, the retailer saw a 1.8 per cent jump in spending in the past year.