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Over Half Of Travellers Buy Alcohol In Airports
According to the latest Consumer Insights report from Empathy Research, 56% of those who have travelled abroad in the last 12 months have bought alcohol in the airports that they were travelling through.
A glimpse into the minds of today's consumers
Price is king and consumers are more concerned in getting value and less interested in brand names, a new report for Bord Bia shows.
The online study by WPP's insight agency The Futures Company shows consumers are becoming far more independent and less reliant on old forms of authority and claims made by brands on packs and in adverts.
91% of retail workers believe their health is not a top priority for employers
Health in the workplace is a huge factor for Ireland with stress, poor health and lack of sleep caused by work issues being widely reported. New research by gift card company One4all has also revealed that Ireland’s workforce think employers in Ireland need to increase the focus on health in the workplace.
Superdrug to launch its online delivery service in Ireland
Superdrug is poised to launch international shipping from its ecommerce platform, with Ireland the first country set to benefit from the service. From next Wednesday customers in Ireland will be able to shop online at Superdrug.com and place orders to be delivered directly to their homes or to one of five Superdrug stores in the country.
Mothercare is latest big-name retailer to enter examinership
Mothercare has become the latest big-name retailer to go into examinership as efforts are made to protect 276 jobs in 18 stores. The aim of seeking court protection and examinership is to achieve a restructuring of the company, save as many jobs as possible and minimise store closures, the company said.
Gap opens new Belfast city centre store in 'positive' sign for retail in Northern Ireland
It's the latest addition to Belfast's resurgent high street fashion offering. US clothing giant Gap will launch its new flagship outlet in the heart of the city today in another "positive sign" for retail in Northern Ireland.
Boutique chain Oliver Bonas enters Ireland with Belfast store
Luxury homeware and fashion retailer Oliver Bonas is to enter the Irish market for the first time with a new store in Belfast. The firm is scouting several locations around the city with a view to opening later this year. The company, which operates small boutique-like shops opened its first store on London's Fulham Road in 1993.
Rugby star McFadden opens Dublin RWC store
ARI has opened Ireland’s only Official Rugby World Cup store in The Loop at T1, Dublin Airport. Rugby star (Ireland and Leinster back) Fergus McFadden, touched down at The Loop yesterday to celebrate the arrival of the first collection of official Irish Rugby World Cup 2015 jerseys at the store.
Screwfix drives better UK sales for DIY retailer Kingfisher
Kingfisher, Europe’s largest home improvements retailer, posted improved growth in both Britain and France in its latest 10-week sales on Thursday, with the outcome in the UK and Ireland boosted by its Screwfix division.