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Irish consumer spending increases in January
The latest data from Visa's Irish Consumer Spending Index, which measures expenditure across all payment types (cash, cheques and electronic payments), signalled a +4.0% increase in household spending year-on-year in January.
Battle in the supermarket aisles: Dunnes takes top spot
Dunnes Stores has leapfrogged SuperValu to take the lead in the Republic’s never-ending battle for supermarket supremacy. The latest share figures from Kantar Worldpanel covering the 12 weeks to the end of January will also make for happy reading for Aldi, which was the strongest performing of the big five supermarkets leading it to overtake its main rival Lidl.
Figures show online retail replacing high street shopping
Online shopping is gradually replacing face-to-face spending, as the growth in consumer spending continues to slow. The latest figures from Visa’s Irish consumer spending index show a 4% increase in household spending, year-on-year, in January. However, the rate of growth remains...
Irish businesses need online help, says Retail Excellence
Earlier this week we saw, through Visa’s Consumer Spending Index, how online shopping is continuing to grow while face-to-face sales slip further and further backwards. It’s a trend that is most certainly here to stay, leading Retail Excellence head Lorraine Higgins to call on the...
Shoppers flock to British websites sites for shoes and clothes as high street sales dip
Bargain-hunting householders are increasingly going online to buy from British websites to gain from the drop in the value of sterling. They are most likely to buy shoes and clothes from UK online retailers. New figures show overall spending was up 4pc in January, but there was another...
Grocery wars to control price growth
Consumers are set to benefit further as tightening competition in the grocery sector is set to keep a lid on rising prices. Latest figures from consumer insights agency Kantar Worldpanel show that combined year-on-year grocery sales growth dipped by 1.6% — to 3% — in the 12 weeks to...
Big savings on the way for supermarket shoppers this year
The battle between grocery chains for market share is poised to deliver big savings for consumers this year. Research group Kantar Worldpanel said this morning that grocery inflation is set to stay low in 2017, as the multiples duke it out for supremacy.
Business and consumers increasingly concerned about Brexit
Brexit is already having a negative impact on many Irish companies, according to a new survey that shows business sentiment improved at the start of the year following a marked decline last year.
Lidl Ireland Wins Three Accolades At The European Sponsorship Association Awards
Lidl Ireland was the big winner on the night at the European Sponsorship Association Awards which were held in London last night, Feb 9. The retailer came out on top in three categories for Best Overall Sponsorship, Best Sponsorship under €750k and Best Newcomer to Sponsorship...
Proposed Tesco Ireland Strike 'Unjustified': Retail Ireland
Retail Ireland has issued a statement saying that the proposed strike by Tesco Ireland employees who are members of the Mandate Trade Union is 'unjustified' and 'unreasonable'. The representative Ibec group said that the strike is in opposition to Workplace Relations Commission...
Union claims Tesco strikes could yet be averted
The trade union representing workers at Tesco has insisted strikes planned for next week could yet be averted. The Mandate trade union said that if Tesco Ireland agrees not to make changes to worker’s contracts without prior agreement, the action will be called off.
Strike at eight Tesco stores set for tomorrow in dispute over pay
Strike action due to take place this week at two Tesco stores in Ballina and Sligo has been deferred after a “technical error” in the original ballot cast doubt on its legality. Mandate, the union that represents the bulk of the workers, stressed the deferral should not be taken as a shift...
Brett's of Kildare town named 'Best Centra in Ireland'
There were smiles all round from the team from Brett’s Centra in Kildare town when they scooped the ‘Centra Store of the Year’ national title for 2017 recently. They received their award at the retail group’s national conference, held at the Malton Hotel, Killarney, recently.
Dunnes is Ireland's most popular supermarket
Dunnes Stores has reclaimed top spot in the battle for Ireland's most popular grocer, pushing SuperValu back down into second place. It is only the second time the chain has reached first place, having first held the position last November.
Sales sparkle at Tiffany's Ireland as revenues climb to €4.3m
Sales sparkled at the one Irish store operated by luxury brand, Tiffany's last year as revenues increased by 16pc to €4.3m. The US-owned jewellery firm operates only one outlet in Ireland at Grafton Street's Brown Thomas branch.
Upmarket grocer closes only NI store
Upmarket grocer Simply Fresh has closed its first store here, just two months after it opened. The company opened in the former Danske Bank branch in Holywood, Co Down in December. But despite transformation efforts including a major refit of the former bank, it closed its doors...