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Insight of the Week: Getting the Shopping Savers Spending
With the all-important Christmas shopping season for retailers about to kick off, some 33% of main shoppers (those people who do the bulk of the grocery shopping in their household) in the Republic of Ireland are ‘Strategic Savers’, according to latest data from Kantar Media’s TGI study.
Over 50% of Irish people eating specialised diets
According to new data from Nielsen, over half of Irish consumers now avoid certain ingredients in what they eat and drink due to dietary or health and wellness concerns. One in four households also suffers from food allergies or intolerances.
Retail sector of the Irish economy performing strongly
A research report focussing on trends in the retail sector of the Irish economy and property market has been released by Commercial property specialists, CBRE today. The report notes that although the pace of retail sales growth has eased somewhat on a monthly basis, the volume...
Irish Black Friday draws midnight shoppers as revenues triple
New research carried out by Littlewoods Ireland has found that five times more Irish consumers shop online at midnight or just after on Black Friday than any other day of the year. The study finds that Black Friday revenues grew by 218% over a two-year period with 2016 expected to be...
Why Black Friday is no longer just one day
Black Friday is a discount sales phenomenon that arrived in the UK and Ireland with something of a bang last year, and is due to fall again this year on November 25. It's a big tradition in the US, where shoppers flock to the stores the day after Thanksgiving to snap up all kinds of goods in...
Black Friday deals: More offers become available
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are major shopping dates on our calendar and, as the time nears, more retailers are revealing what’s on offer. Black Friday hits this day week (25 November), with Cyber Monday three days later, making for a serious online shopping weekend.
Black Friday 'poses a significant challenge for Irish retailers'
Irish shoppers are expected to spend €100m this week on Black Friday bargains. However, Retail Excellence Ireland has warned that the pre-Christmas day of sales which has made its way across the Atlantic is putting presser on small retailers who cannot absorb the cost of major reductions...
Black Friday: Your guide to the best bargains - and top tips to stay safe online
The temperatures have plunged, the city lights have been turned on, and people are just about able to mention the C-word - the time for Christmas shopping is definitely upon us. And while the Black Friday phenomenon is still a relatively new one for retailers here, the discount sales are...
Conor Pope’s Black Friday advice: pricey items offer best bargains
Black Friday did not exist in Ireland less than five years ago but it has now been embraced with so much gusto by so many shoppers and retailers that over €100m is set to be spent before the end of next weekend by shoppers with a keen eye for a bargain.
The 21 BEST Black Friday deals in Ireland
One of the best things we’ve ever been given from America has to be Black Friday. The biggest sales day of the year hits Ireland on November 25th – and we’re counting down the days. No doubt there will be mania on the streets as shoppers run from store to store for the best deals.
Christmas tills set to feel pinch of Brexit
The impact of Brexit could make for a gloomy Christmas for retailers after latest indications of a slowdown in the sector ahead of the festive period. Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the retail sector, said its Retail Monitor for the third quarter of this year showed a fall in...
Brexit casts shadow over Irish consumers in run-up to Christmas
Employers’ group Ibec has expressed concern at the softening of consumer demand and retail sales in the run-up to Christmas, which it blames on Brexit and the associated weakness in sterling.
One in four plan to cross border to shop this Christmas
One-in-four adults from the Republic are set to cross the border to shop in the build-up to Christmas. That’s according to a survey by iReach for media agency MediaCom, which will come as a worry to local businesses.
One in five to visit NI for Christmas groceries
One in five (20%) Irish adults plan to make a trip to Northern Ireland to do some grocery shopping in the run up to Christmas this year. Recent research on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy Research, amongst a nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults aged 18+, sought...
Love Irish food and SFA foresee Brexit effect on Christmas business
Love Irish Food and the Small Firms Association (SFA) have called on consumers to consider the food and drinks they buy this Christmas, warning that Brexit could pose a serious threat to indigenous Irish food businesses that provide employment and support local economies.
Weakest growth in Irish consumer spending in 17 months
The latest Irish Consumer Spending Index (CSI) released by Visa today shows that the annual rate of expansion slowed to the weakest in almost a year-and-a-half. Expenditure across all payment types (cash, cheques and electronic payments) rose +4.3% year-on-year, down from +5.0%...
Dunnes Stores overtakes SuperValu to become Ireland's largest grocery retailer
Dunnes Stores has overtaken SuperValu to become Ireland’s largest grocery retailer with a market share of 22.6%. The figures from Kantar Worldpanel Ireland show the retailer increased its market share to 22.6% during the past 12 weeks to clinch the top spot, up from 22% this time last year.
Dunnes Stores gains biggest share of grocery market
A ‘shop and save’ promotion has helped Dunnes Stones to capture the biggest share of the spoils in the supermarket wars, even as the grocery cake got bigger for all players with consumers spending more at the tills, according to the latest expenditure snapshot ahead of the key Christmas splurge.
Discount store dealz celebrates five years in Ireland after opening its second Irish store in the Laois Shopping Centre in 2011
Discount retailer Dealz marked five years of trading in Ireland and Portlaoise last week also celebrating its partnership with the Make-A-Wish charity. Since opening in September 2011 Dealz will have successfully launched 56 stores nationwide in Ireland including Portlaoise, creating...
Irish retail giant with a million customers a day cashes in on staying 'local like you'
With annual retail sales in excess of €1.4bn, 1,030 stores trading under the Spar, EUROSPAR, Londis, Mace and XL brands, the retail, wholesale and food-service company BWG Group has cornered around 11pc of the Irish grocery market and approximately 40pc of the convenience retail sector in Ireland.
Applegreen wins European Star of 2016 Award
Applegreen has won the prestigious ‘Star of 2016’ Award at the European Small and Mid-Cap Awards, which took place recently in Brussels. The petrol forecourt retailer was shortlisted by an independent jury and was up against Northern Ireland-based Kainos Group plc and Spain’s...
3,908 meals donated to local Longford charities
Local charities and community groups across county Longford have received almost 4,000 meals through Aldi’s partnership with FoodCloud. The groups that have benefited from Aldi’s surplus food donations include St Martha’s Hostel based in Longford town, the Bridgeway Family Resource...
Aldi continues investment in Cork and announces more jobs
Aldi has further increased its presence in Co. Cork with the opening of its latest store in Skibbereen. A total of 20 new jobs have been created at the new store. The new Skibbereen store is Aldi’s 21st store in Cork. This brings the total number of Aldi stores in Ireland to 127.
Ad of the Week: Lidl Ireland ‘Homecoming’ – Chemistry
Lidl Ireland has launched its 2016 Christmas campaign with ‘Homecoming’, a heart-warming TVC that reminds us that it’s the people, not the presents, that are most important at Christmas. With the line ‘Share more special moments this Christmas’.
Tesco: ‘Don’t hike prices’
Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco has warned its multinational suppliers against pushing up prices after a drop in the pound so they can maintain their reported profits. In his first public comments since last month’s ‘Marmitegate’ row in the UK between Unilever and Tesco over who should...
Golden Discs signs a major deal with Tesco Ireland
Irish retailer Golden Discs has announced a new partnership with Tesco - it will bring home entertainment to eighty of its stores around the country. It will supply movies, music, Playstation & Xbox games to the supermarket chain.
Lidl Longford Christmas Trolley Dash
Lidl Ireland is offering customers in Longford a chance to win their entire Christmas shopping with Lidl’s Christmas Trolley Dash. Winners will be challenged ‘Supermarket Sweep’ style to dash around their local Lidl store and grab as much of their Christmas shopping as possible in just 2...
Argos Black Friday mega sale kicks off with huge savings to be made
Argos’ Black Friday sale bonanza is set to kick off tomorrow and run for 13 days. The retailer has promised a host of special deals from Friday November 18 through to Cyber Monday November 28. Irish shoppers can make savings on anything from toys to gadgets to televisions and...
Smyths Black Friday sale has kicked off with 50% off selected toys
Stop everything! Smyths Toys has slashed prices ahead of next week's big Black Friday sale. The retail giant has launched a mega sale bonanza ahead of November 25 - the official Black Friday date.
Tiger to open second store
Flying Tiger Copenhagen, a recent rebrand of Tiger, has announced the opening of its newest store at the end of November at the Galway Shopping Centre, creating ten new jobs. From the end of November, shoppers at Galway Shopping Centre will get to enjoy Flying Tiger’s own brand...
Abercrombie & Fitch shares slide as sales miss estimates
Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch posted a bigger-than-expected drop in quarterly sales as fewer customers visited its namesake stores. Shares of the company, whose brands include Hollister and Abercrombie kids, fell 13.17 per cent to $14.70 in premarket trading on Friday.
Boss, Hilfiger and Calvin Klein see sales increase in Ireland
Three of the world’s best-known clothing brands, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein last year posted increased sales in Ireland, but their profits performance is mixed. Hugo Boss last year opened up its first shop on Dublin’s Grafton Street and pre-tax profits fell 38% to €357,849...
Belfast a step closer to securing first John Lewis store
Attempts to secure the first John Lewis store in Northern Ireland were given a major boost on Friday by a High Court order on a new planning blueprint for greater Belfast. A clause restricting future expansion of the Sprucefield shopping centre in Co Down to bulky goods only is to...