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Retail body warns of complacency
Retail Excellence Ireland has said that the latest retail sales data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) for the period 28th December 2014 to 23rd January 2015, underline the fact that price discounting is driving sales volumes.
Irish online firms losing out on billions online due to poor digital tactics
Irish e-commerce websites are not using advanced digital marketing tactics as well as international competitors – and as a result are losing out on a significant online spend by Irish consumers, a new study reveals.
Two Thirds Of Irish Adults Eat Breakfast Every Day
The latest Consumer Insights survey from Empathy Research has found that two thirds (65%) of Irish adults every day. Interestingly, this was significantly higher with children (69%) than those without (58%).
Plain packaging of tobacco legislation is passed
Ireland has become the first European country to pass plain packaging laws for tobacco. The legislation aims to ban all forms of branding such as trademarks and logos on packs of cigarettes, tobacco and cigars and introduce 65% health warnings on the packs from May 2016.
Aldi promises a shuttle bus for every college campus
The German supermarket giant said it expects to have the service, which will bring students to and from their nearest Aldi for free, running at all third level campuses by the end of 2015. First offered to students at Institute of Technology Sligo last year, the free bus trips soon proved popular enough for the retail chain to expand the scheme to a further six campuses.
Harvey Norman narrows Irish losses as sales grow
Sales at the 14 Irish outlets of Harvey Norman grew to within touching distance of €150 million last year, as the retailer closes in on its first Irish profit after more than a decade in the market here.
West Cork employees honoured at national Centra awards ceremony
Two Centra employees from West Cork were recently honoured at the inaugural Pride of Centra Awards 2015. Eoin Hurley (Kevin O’Leary’s Centra Bandon) and Bernadette O’Regan (Fuller’s Centra Union Hall) attended the special awards ceremony in Croke Park.
A ‘Prosperous’ New Store For Gala
A new 1,200 sq. ft. state-of-the-art Gala forecourt store has just opened in Prosperous, Co. Kildare. King’s Gala, Prosperous, is the third Gala store to be opened by retailer Brian King and joins the existing King’s Gala stores in Ashbourne and Kiltale, Co. Meath.