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Over Half Of Consumers Admit To Regular Impulse Purchases
Over half of Irish adults admit to not sticking to shopping lists when doing their main grocery shop. According to the latest Consumer Insights report from Empathy Research, 57% of Irish adults who write a shopping list for their main grocery shop admit to 'regularly buying items' that are not on their shopping list, while a further 35% indicated that they 'sometimes indulge in impulse buys'.
Sunday best: One in four Irish people enjoy weekly carvery
New research carried out by Unilever in association with Knorr and the Great Carvery of the Year contest has confirmed what many of us know to be true: Irish people do love their carvery meal. According to the result of the survey, 24% of Irish people sit down for a carvery meal at least once a week.
Online retailers may be in breach of EU laws
The European Commission has warned online retailers they could be in breach of EU anti-competition legislation by refusing to sell goods and digital content to consumers living abroad. It follows the preliminary findings of a major new study which revealed the problem of geo-blocking is widespread across the EU.
SuperValu reaffirms its truly Irish credentials
The latest set of Kantar Worldpanel figures for the Irish retail sector, which were published last week, show SuperValu has held on to its leading position with a share of 25pc of the grocery market.
Homebase owner shuts down rival
Bunnings has set itself up as a strong competitor through Homebase, after removing an Australian rival. Wesfarmers, the owners of the Australian hardware chain Bunnings, announced plans to buy UK chain Homebase in January. It bought the 265 store estate for £340m from Home Retail...
Avoca to create 80 jobs with new retail destination in Dunboyne
Avoca is in expansion mode just two months after its acquisition by Aramark, announcing that it is to open its largest store yet in Dunboyne, Co. Meath. Donal O’Brien, president, Aramark Northern Europe, had signalled Aramark’s commitment to expanding the Avoca Chain in Ireland and abroad when Aramark acquired Avoca last December.
Sandhills Shopping Centre on sale for €4m
Sandhills Shopping Centre in Co. Carlow, presently occupied by tenants including SuperValu, Crotty’s Bakery and Boyle Sports, is on the market with a price tag of €4m.