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Half Of All Adults Snack Between Meals At Least Once A Day
According to the latest research conducted by Empathy Research on behalf of Retail Intelligence, snacking in-between main meals is widely prevalent amongst the adult population with half (50%) of all adults claiming to snack between meals once a day or more often.
Retail sector in recovery as sales growth stabilises
Despite retail sales statistics showing a sluggish performance, estate agents report increased activity by retailers and this is reflected in falling vacancy levels in shopping streets and centres. Agents differ about the impact of Brexit.
What’s great about shopping in Ireland
Choosing where to spend your money is a personal thing. The retail experience is one that needs to be built on trust where the retailer gives you good advice, and clear guidance when you are deciding whether or not to make a purchase.
Retail Excellence Ireland Awards finalists announced
The finalists for the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards have been announced with a number of local businesses included. The Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven in Leighlinbridge, Carlow has been shortlisted in the Top 30 Stores category.
Applegreen founders sell a 7.5pc stake in retailer for €27m
Applegreen's two founders - chief executive Bob Etchingham and chief operating officer Joe Barrett - have sold a 7.5pc stake in the stock market-listed forecourt retailer for a total of €27m. The pair continue to be major shareholders in the firm.
Fallon & Byrne To Open New Store In Dublin
Fallon & Byrne is to open a new store in the refurbished Rathmines Swan Shopping Centre by early 2017. will be the third opening from the food emporium, which has locations on Dublin's Exchequer Street and in Dun Laoghaire's People's Park, and will consist of a food hall...
French Connection’s same-store sales back in growth
Same-store sales at British fashion retailer French Connection returned to growth in the first half of its financial year, buoyed by a strong performance of its spring collection.
Two Irish shopping centres on the market
It was announced today that Savills and Cushman Wakefield have been instructed to sell two of Ireland’s premier regional shopping centres – Navan Town Centre (€62m) and Fairgreen Shopping Centre (€12.5m) – on behalf of Duignan and McCarthy.
Krispy Kreme doughnuts is coming to Ireland
American doughnut chain Krispy Kreme is coming to Dublin. British real estate agent Morgan Williams is scouting potential sites in the capital for a so-called hotlight factory store that would comprise a production unit and a cafe selling the famed doughnuts.
TK Maxx opens first Northern Ireland store in over decade
The ribbon was cut on the retailer's new store at Ards Shopping Centre on Thursday morning. It is the first store to be opened in Northern Ireland in 11 years. A TK Maxx spokeswoman said: "What a great opening morning we’ve had, with loads of excited customers coming in to see the new...
Positive Footfall Figures For Northern Irish Retailers
The Northern Ireland Retail Consortium’s Springboard Footfall and Vacancies Monitor showed positive figures once again for Northern Irish retailers. Footfall increased 2.5% in August, an improvement on the 0.5% increase of July.