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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Maria Diaz on Apr 26, 2017 2:17:58 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.

 

One in five Irish people are regular gluten free shoppers: Bord Bia

Gluten free has now gone mainstream with one in five (20%) Irish people shopping for gluten free food regularly, according to new Bord Bia research. In fact, the gluten free market in Ireland is estimated to be worth some €66 million, experiencing a 36% increase since last year...

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‘Significant Improvement’ in Consumer Confidence so far in 2017

Behaviour & Attitudes has published its latest Consumer Confidence Tracker for the first quarter of 2017. The report finds ‘significant improvement’ in consumer confidence during that period, with the macro economy in particular seeing extremely positive results. GNP and GDP are at their...

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Retail Excellence Ireland to host sixth annual expo at Croke Park in May

Retail Excellence Ireland is to host its sixth annual expo at Croke Park next month. The body, which represents around 1,600 members from across Ireland, will provide attendees with tips on a diverse range of topics relating to best practice in the retail industry. Matt Shea, president and…

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Concern as retail sector 'slumps into recession'

Third consecutive quarter of decline according to Retail Excellence Ireland, writes Samantha McCaughren. The retail industry has entered recession, according to representative group Retail Excellence Ireland (REI). The sector experienced a third consecutive quarter of decline in the first…

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The end of cash: The cost of a cashless society

Cash is a hard habit to break. According to the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI), the value of card payments increased by 16.2% in the first 10 months of 2016, driven primarily by the use of debit cards.

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Irish retail industry entering recession says expert

The Irish retail industry has now entered recession based on the fact the industry is experiencing a third consecutive quarter of decline with fifteen of twenty sectors recording decreases in sales revenue. This is according to Head of Public Affairs and Communications at Retail Excellence…

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Adrian Weckler: Amazon spells end of high street

Amazon is starting to kill off high street shops in Ireland. What has become an epidemic in the US, with Walmart, Macy's and others shrivelling against the competition of Amazon, is now hitting these shores. So landlords may be foolish in thinking they can jack up commercial rents because of a…

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Tesco Wicklow calls for local causes to sign up to surplus food donations programme

Tesco Wicklow is calling for local community organisations and support groups to sign up to their surplus food donations programme powered by FoodCloud. As part of this programme, local organisations can receive perfectly edible, quality surplus food that otherwise would go to waste…

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Aldi creates 15 new jobs by opening their 129th Irish store in Co Clare

Supermarket chain Aldi opened a new store in Ireland this morning – creating 15 new jobs. The latest branch is based in Ennistymon, Co Clare. This brings the total number of Aldi stores in Ireland to 129 – with the first store opening in November 1999. Manager Declan Coyne said…

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Lidl to share plans for state-of-the-art Shankill store with residents

Cathaoirlach of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Cormac Devlin announced on his website that Lidl will host a public information meeting for local residents on Monday, 24 April at Shanganagh Park House, “to go through [Lidl’s] proposals for the site”. In a letter to local...

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SuperValu report shows an incline in people cooking from scratch

The recently published SuperValu Home Truths III report, highlights that there has been an incline in people cooking from scratch. Reportedly, nine out of 10 of us (87%) are cooking at least one meal at home from scratch five times a week, up 3% from this time last year, with breakfast the...

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Primark targets biggest expansion in 10 years

Primark is set to embark on its largest store expansion round in 10 years as it strengthens its presence in mainland Europe and the US on the back of a strong first half to its current financial year. Parent group Associated British Foods yesterday reported better-than- expected interim...

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Debenhams says 10 shops at risk new boss Bucher unveils strategy

The future of the five Debenhams stores in Northern Ireland could come under scrutiny after the department store chain announced potential cuts. Sergio Bucher, the chain's new boss, unveiled plans to close 11 warehouses and put up to 10 of the firms 176 UK shops under review…

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Northern Ireland stores safe as M&S axes six of its UK outlets

Marks & Spencer is planning to close six stores following a review of its estate, a move that will impact 380 staff. The retail giant said the proposal, part of a five-year programme, is aimed at better meeting the "changing needs of customers".However, Northern Ireland stores are not…

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