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Three quarters of adults will buy an Easter Egg this Easter
Three quarters (75%) of adults will buy an Easter egg this Easter, with those aged 35-44 (82%) most likely to purchase. Recent research on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy Research, amongst a nationally representative sample of 1,067 adults aged 18+, sought to understand...
Tobacco: Plain packaging confirmed for 2017
This has been a long time coming. The government has confirmed its plans to bring forward legislation to introduce standardised packaging across all brands and varieties. What this means is from 30 September 2017, all tobacco manufactured for sale in Ireland must be in this type of...
‘Today’s Women in Grocery’ Networking lunch to take place in May
The ‘Today’s Women in Grocery’ networking lunch will take place at the InterContinental Hotel Ballsbridge on Friday, 19 May. The event, which will attract many senior leaders across the grocery sector, will feature speakers including, Louise Ryan, Managing Director, Irish Distillers Pernod...
Retailers in Ireland contributed over €6m to charity in 2016
Statistics from 56 of Ireland’s largest companies, that are members of corporate responsibility and sustainability organisation Business in the Community Ireland, have revealed that its eight largest members contributed €6,171,006 and a total of 10,873 volunteer hours to local community...
Some retail sales increased last month but many retailers are experiencing negative trading conditions
Figures released today by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show there was an increase of 1.1% in the volume of retail sales in February 2017 when compared with January 2017 when motor trades are excluded and there was an increase of 5.9% in the annual figure.
Noticeable drop in footfall in Cork city due to Bus Éireann strike
Striking bus drivers marched through the streets of Dublin yesterday but the issue in Cork City and other areas affected by the continuing dispute is the opposite: A noticeable drop in footfall. Retail Ireland said there is “anecdotal evidence” from around the country the lack of bus services were...
New Lidl Connswater store to be open mid summer
The long-awaited revamp of the Lidl store at Connswater Retail Park in east Belfast is to be completed in the summer. Construction began last week on the new premises, with the contract awarded to Co Donegal firm McCallion Construction Ltd.
Supervalu TidyTowns Competition 2017
The 2017 SuperValu TidyTowns competition is open for entries from today, 5th April 2017. SuperValu has been confirmed as sponsor of TidyTowns for the next five years, building on 25 years of association between SuperValu and the competition.
Tesco hosts Great Irish Bake for Temple Street
Tesco Ireland announced today (4 April) that it will be hosting the the Great Irish Bake for Temple Street Children’s Hospital on 7 April. The fund raising activity will take place across the retail giant's 148 stores nationwide.
Tesco reaches agreement over accounting scandal
Tesco has reached an agreement with the UK’s Serious Fraud Office regading the accounting scandal that nearly collapsed the billion-pound company in late 2015. The Deferred Prosecution Agreement was reached in a preliminary court ruling, which will go forward for final approval on...
M&S brings in RSPCA to check dairy farms
The British high-end retailer responds to animal welfare concerns on a supplier’s farm.
British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has commissioned the Royal Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) to audit 40 farms which supply the retailer with liquid milk.
This Australian chain is planning to open 20 Irish outlets
Australian stationery chain Smiggle plans to open as many as 20 stores in Ireland over the next three years. It will open its first Irish outlet next month, at the Dundrum Shopping Centre in Dublin, which is jointly owned by Hammerson and Allianz. It will open another store in Ireland by summer...
Rain shop brings sunshine to Cork city
First South Africa, then the Rockefeller Centre, New York – and, now Cork is about to be hit by Rain. The Southern African-based company Rain, which sources and sells organically made and ethically-sourced beauty and body products, is to open in its first European city tomorrow...
Argos opens first digital store in Northern Ireland
Argos has opened its first digital store in Northern Ireland. Tables of tablets have replaced Argos' traditional laminated catalogues, paper slips and pencils in Belfast's Forestside shopping centre.
Argos reshuffles Northern Ireland stores
Homewares and electrical retailer Argos has confirmed it plans to open two new Argos stores in Northern Ireland, as well as relocating a further two. As part of its ongoing Argos-in-Sainsbury’s concession rollout, Argos will open stores in the Forestside Shopping Centre, in south Belfast...
Budget retailer Heatons sees drop in sales and profit
Budget department store chain Heatons, which has five stores in Northern Ireland, saw its operating profit slip back in its last trading year, according to figures just filed at Companies House. The Athlone company - whose executive chairman until he resigned in October was flamboyant...