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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Maria Diaz on Jun 24, 2015 3:37:37 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.

 

Irish fashion site OPSH among top 50 digital innovations in retail – report

Irish fashion website OPSH is among the top 50 digital innovations in retail in the last year, according to the 2015 Retail Insider Digital Retail Innovations Report.

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A third of shoppers more likely to shop at supermarkets engaged in charitable initiatives

Some 65% of respondents to the latest Consumer Insights survey from Empathy Research say they would not shop in a particular supermarket if they felt it has poor business ethics.

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Significant changes in way Irish people access news – research

There have been significant changes in the way in which Irish people access news, with smartphones now the defining device when it comes to accessing digital news in Ireland, according to new research commissioned by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI).

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Seven new members for Bord Bia board

Seven new members have been appointed to the board of Bord Bia for the next three years. The appointments were made by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney.

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Growth slows in UK retail sales

Despite food retailers having a good month, clothing sales saw a decline in May, according to the latest figures published by the UK’s Office for National Statistics. Clothing sales were down by 1.6% on the previous month, the biggest drop since September 2014.

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FoodCloud To Be Presented With 'Industry Innovator' Honour At Checkout Best In Fresh Awards

FoodCloud, a social enterprise that connects businesses with surplus food to local charities and community groups, will be awarded the inaugural Industry Innovator Award at the 2015 Checkout Best in Fresh Awards, taking place later today at The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin.

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Analyst: Tesco Ireland 'May Be Starting To Turn The Corner'

Following a challenging year last year, Tesco Ireland "may be starting to turn the corner," according to Clive Black of Shore Capital Stockbrokers.

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Kingfisher appoints new CEO for B&Q UK and Ireland

Kingfisher , Europe's biggest home improvement retailer, said on Thursday it had appointed Michael Loeve as the new chief executive for its B&Q business in Britain and Ireland. Loeve, 41, will join the company in September from Danish retailer Coop Danmark where he was group retail director.

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Dealz targets 70 shops for Ireland

Dealz owner Poundland said on Thursday that it has a long-term target of 70 stores for Ireland, as it reported strong growth for its Irish and UK operations, but cited the weak euro as a challenge.

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Truly Irish butter secures listing in 60 Tesco stores

Truly Irish Country Foods, the farmer’s brand, has secured a listing in 60 Tesco stores for its Irish creamery butter. Established in 2008, the Limerick-based company supplies pork products to retailers expanded into butter making in 2014.

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Galway cosmetics company adds to successful Aldi range

Seamas Mac Cathmhaoil of Ri Na Mara cosmetics is in the process of filling a “fairly huge” order that will bring the Le Mara skincare range back to 110 Aldi outlets in November.

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HMV to launch in 80 Irish Tesco stores

HMV and Tesco Ireland have agreed a major deal that will see the movie and music retailer open concessions in 80 out of the 142 Tesco stores here by the end of the year.

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Applegreen Set To Open Multi-Use Site In Naas

Forecourt retailer Applegreen is seeking permission to open a multi-use site close to Naas, Co. Kildare. The planned development, at the former at the old Cemex and Donnelly Mirrors site close to the M7, will include a garage forecourt, central office space and a research and training facility.

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Water protests contributed to Clerys closure, says retail group

The group representing the country's retailers has said that the series of water protests on Dublin's O'Connell Street last year was partially responsible for the closure of Clerys. More than 400 people have been left without work after the store went into liquidation last Friday.

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Life after Clerys: how will Dublin’s premier street survive its closure?

There is no mistaking how upbeat Jill Tyrrell is about business as she talks about how Murray’s Bar, at the north end of Dublin’s O’Connell Street, has been faring in recent times.

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Ireland's oldest shopping centre to get roof as part of new revamp

Ireland's oldest shopping centre is set to get a makeover if approval is given to plans submitted to planners at Dun Laoghaire Rathdown.

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Topics: Retail