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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Maria Diaz on Mar 29, 2017 6:35:17 PM

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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.

New record for Contactless payments in Ireland

Contactless payments are surging in popularity as Irish consumers are making more than three million contactless payments with Visa debit cards every week, according to research released today. Usage has almost tripled since the end of March 2016 with weekly transactions...

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Retail Ireland launches comprehensive 2020 strategy document

Retailers in Ireland are planning a major injection of investment in people, skills, store refurbishments, and technology to address the significant competitive threats facing the industry from global online trading and Brexit, delegates heard today at the launch of “Shaping the Future...

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Ireland Retail Sales fall in February

Ireland's retail sales decreased in February after rebounding in the previous month, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Tuesday. The volume of retail sales dropped 0.5% month-over-month in February, reversing 0.9% rise in January. Excluding motor trade, retail sales....

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Retail sales growth slows to four-year low of 1.1%

The annual rate of growth in retail sales has slowed to 1.1 per cent, its lowest level in four years.The latest numbers from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) indicate sales fell by 0.5 per cent in February on the back of a near 6 per cent slide in car sales. However, when the motor trade is excluded...

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92% of Irish retailers say Brexit is having negative impact on Business 

Retailers in Ireland are planning a major injection of investment in people, skills, store refurbishments and technology to address the significant competitive threats facing the industry from global online trading and Brexit.

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Irish Retailers Planning To Invest Heavily To Counter Threats From Online And Brexit

Retailers in Ireland are planning a major injection of investment in people, skills, store refurbishments, and technology to address the competitive threats facing the industry from global online trading and Brexit. This is according to a report, titled ‘Shaping the Future of Irish Retail...

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Tesco is preferred retailer for vitamin supplements purchases

Of the grocery retailers, Tesco (18%) and Aldi (17%) are closely matched with Lidl in third place (12%) in terms of purchase behaviour for Irish adults looking for supplements and minerals. Almost six in 10 (59%) adults are currently taking some form of vitamin or mineral supplements. Recent...

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Tesco colleagues dance in aid of Temple Street

On Saturday April 1st, colleagues from five Tesco stores across North Dublin, Meath and Louth are taking to the dance floor at the City North Hotel to raise funds for Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. The couples and groups representing the five Tesco stores will be..

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Spar Retailers' Children learn new soccer skills from Irish Team

Spar provided more than 70 of their retailers' children with the opportunity to meet and compete with the Republic of Ireland football players. The young footballers were presented with the opportunity to train with ROI players, Seamus Coleman, David Meyler and Jonathan Hayes at...

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Spar outlets honoured at Top of the Tree awards

29 retailers from around Ireland have been honoured at the symbol group’s fifth annual Top of the Tree awards. The awards recognise the best in retail practice and all its related areas through several store departments including customer care, off-licence, butchery, fruit and veg and...

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Here's why Northside Shopping Centre is one of the most special places in Ireland

For anyone that grew up in Coolock, Northside Shopping Centre is one of the most familiar and comfortable places in the world. We have basically all spent our lives there. Some of us spent our childhoods abandoned by our parents in the creche that used to be in Superquinn.

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Budget high street retailer Pep&Co opening in Northern Ireland

It's opening stores in Coleraine and Londonderry, at its sister brand Poundland. The stores will open inside Poundland and will offer a range of clothes. Pep&Co's managing director, Adrian Mountford, said:“We’ve always thought Pep&Co would thrive in Northern Ireland and I’m....

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Blue Inc's Northern Ireland stores at risk as creditors vote for deal

The firm instructed Begbies Traynor to undertake a company voluntary arrangement (CVA), a process that allows it to have its rents reduced and to jettison underperforming stores. Blue Inc has around 10 branches here, including in the Abbeycentre in Newtownabbey, Ballymena, the...

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