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Meath shoppers like their onions!
Tesco has created a map of Ireland’s fruit and vegetable eating habits by analysing weekly data collected in all of its stores over the past 12 months and the results have shown that Meath and Laois shoppers buy a larger proportion of onions than the rest of the country.
Almost Half Of Wine Drinkers Have A Country Preference
Almost half of all wine drinkers (47%) have a preference for wines from a particular country, according to the latest Consumer Insights study conducted by Empathy Research. By region, this preference was found to be strongest in Dublin, with over half (53%) from the capital city saying that they have a preference for wines from a particular country.
Irish sales dipped at Currys and PC World ahead of merger
The electronics stores Currys and PC World blamed heavy competition for a 1 per cent dip in the group’s Irish sales last year to €150.5 million. Accounts for the year to the end of 2014 recently filed for DSG Retail Ireland, owned by UK giant Dixons, showed the group’s Irish losses widened by €1 million in the period to about €3.6 million.
Thousands of Dunnes Stores staff go on strike
Dunnes Stores workers picketing outside 109 outlets nationwide are calling for better working hours and conditions. The one-day industrial action, organised by trade union Mandate, is taking place with the aim of keeping customers out of Dunnes Stores shops on Holy Thursday. Dunnes Stores outlets remain open across the country despite the industrial action, they are being staffed by managers and non-unionised members of staff.
Kingfisher to close 60 B&Q stores in UK and Ireland
Home improvement retailer Kingfisher is planning to close around 60 B&Q stores across the UK and Ireland over the next two years. This is part of the company's plan to shake up the 360-store B&Q business and will represent about 15% of the chain's space.
HMV on the move on Dublin’s Grafton Street
HMV plans to shift its store on Dublin’s Grafton Street from its current location down to the site of the old Karen Millen outlet at number 27. In turn, H&M-owned & Other Stories will move into the HMV site.
Dundrum Town Centre sponsoring Irish men's hockey team
Dundrum Town Centre has announced a sponsorship agreement with the Irish Hockey Association’s senior men’s team. The sponsorship will include the centre’s branding on all of the team’s playing kits in the current season.