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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Maria Diaz on Nov 9, 2016 11:13:32 AM

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CPM, Ireland’s leading field sales company, takes a look at the Irish retail news for this week. Every Wednesday we share the recent announcements. 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.

Deck the Halls: Irish shoppers will drop €493 this Christmas

A report by insights agency MediaCom has revealed that he average Irish consumer will spend €493 on Christmas gifts this year. The report, published today and surveying 1,000 adults across Ireland, reveals that 53% of shoppers begin their Christmas gift shopping at least 2-3 months...

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Bord Bia: Ireland’s “eating out” market hits €7.5bn

The figures in the report, titled Eating Out of Home, were welcomed by 300 delegates at Bord Bia’s annual foodservice industry seminar at the Aviva stadium earlier this week. Foodservice or “out of home” refers to any food consumed out of the home, including restaurants, hotels, coffee shops...

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Craft Drinks Prove Popular Choices With Irish Consumers

Half (50%) of Irish adults claim to have purchased craft alcohol in the on-trade, with just over a quarter (27%) purchasing in the off-trade. Recent research on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy Research, amongst a nationally representative sample of 1,001 adults aged 18+...

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Retail sales down 0.2% on a monthly basis - CSO

Monthly retail sales slowed in September on the back of lower sales of books and newspapers, hardware and paints and fuel, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show today. The CSO said the volume of retail sales was down 0.2% in September on a monthly basis, while it rose...

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GEOFF PERCIVAL: Retail sales growth slows to a three-year low

The CSO yesterday issued provisional retail sales figures for September, showing a monthly fall in volumes of 0.2% and a year-on-year increase of 3.8%. The latter figure, if upheld, would represent the lowest level of sales volume growth since November 2013. On a value basis, retail sales...

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Increase in shoppers crossing border

The number of shoppers leaving Donegal to cross the border may have risen as much as 20 per cent in recent weeks due to the plunge in the value of sterling. A quarterly survey of the percentage of Irish-registered cars in a selection of border-located shopping centre car parks...

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Ad of the Week: Tesco Ireland’s Tribute to the Hosts that Make Christmas

Tesco has launched its biggest and most ambitious Irish Christmas advertising campaign ever with a focus on the hosts that make Christmas every year. Called ‘Here’s to the Hosts,” the multi-platform campaign, which was created by Rothco, salutes the people who make Christmas...

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WATCH: Aldi’s new Christmas ad is TOO CUTE

Aldi just launched the cutest Christmas ad ever, featuring the sweetest little festive carrot. The advert follows the plight of Kevin The Carrot, who at 3 inches tall, embarks on a dangerous quest through a lavish Christmas spread to meet Santa, all the while passing treacherous conditions...

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Aldi Dundalk donation to Friary girls school

St. Malachy's Girls' School were last week awarded €500 by Aldi's Newry Road store staff. The Dundalk national school is the latest to benefit from the new Aldi community support fund.
The grant was awarded in recognition of the school 'tremendous work within the local...

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Tesco and Lidl take gloves off over planning appeals

The gloves are off in the supermarket planning wars involving the UK’s Tesco and German discounter Lidl. This follows Lidl accusing Tesco of engaging “in a potentially cynical attempt” of using the planning process to frustrate its expansion plans.

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Tesco reduces sugar content in all own-brand soft-drinks

Tesco has announced plans to reduce the sugar levels in all own-brand soft drinks as part of its ongoing commitment to reducing sugar, fat and salt content across all of its products. The move follows furhter recommendation by experts that sugars should make up no more than 5% of...

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M&S committed to Irish stores as it announces 53 closures

British retailer Marks & Spencer outlined its commitment to its Irish operation on Tuesday and reversed a £4.2 million (€4.7 million) impairment charge on five Irish stores, as it said it would close 53 stores globally amid plummeting profits.

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Ireland not hit in Tesco hack

None of Tesco’s 30,000 or so financial services customers on the island of Ireland have been affected by the weekend fraud attack on the supermarket giant’s banking operations. The cyber attack targeted 40,000 current account holders in the UK.

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Topaz transforms Mullingar service stations

Two former Esso sites in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath have been transformed as part of Topaz’s rebranding project. A total of €200,000 has been invested in the sites, which are located on the east and west sides of the Mullingar bypass.

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Retailer Next reports sales dip

Clothing retailer, Next, said its trading prospects would be tough next year. It has reported another dip in quarterly sales, forcing the company to rely on further cost-savings to maintain its full-year profit forecast.

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Louis Vuitton luxury sales here soar to €8m last year

It is a sure sign that the good times are back for some with sales of Louis Vuitton luxury goods here soaring more than 50% to €8m last year. Part of the multi-billion stockmarket-listed LVMH Moet Hennessy luxury brands company, Louis Vuitton is the world’s most valuable luxury brand.

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Northern Irish market drives Harvey Norman sales

Australian based furniture and electrical retailer Harvey Norman has reported an increase in sales for its first quarter, with its Northern Ireland market leading the way. According to its latest trading update for the three months ended 30 September 2016, total sales across the group registered...

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