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Retail at a Glance - A snapshot of the last week in Retail

Retail at a Glance - A snapshot of the last week in Retail

Posted by Gillian Farrell on Jan 18, 2017 2:33:40 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.

SuperValu takes top Christmas spot above Dunnes Stores

The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland revealed that SuperValu regained top spot as the largest supermarket over Dunnes Stores, increasing its market share to 22.8%, nudging its rival out by the slightest of margins, which was at 22.7%.

The two Irish giants were level at the beginning of December at 22.5% each.

Despite being edged into second place, Dunnes continued to perform well with Christmas sales almost 5% higher than in 2015.


Almost 4 in 10 Adults Confident Their Spending Will Increase in 2017

Almost 4 in 10 (37%) adults claim they are confident that their spending levels will increase in 2017. Recent research on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy Research, amongst a nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults aged 18+, sought to understand who is more likely to feel confident as we enter 2017 and which groups are less confident of their financial standing.


E-commerce accelerates, but savvy Irish shoppers look to UK for bargains

Household spending in Ireland continued to decline in the closing months of 2016, with face-to-face shopping falling as shoppers sought bargains online in the UK, according to data from Visa.

The latest data from Visa’s Irish Consumer Spending Index – which measures spend across all payment types such as cash, cheques and electronic payments – showed that spending was up 3.9pc in December over November.


Aldi Confirmed As Ireland's Fastest Growing Grocery Retail

The latest figures released yesterday by Kantar Worldpanel confirmed that Aldi Ireland experienced it's busiest Christmas ever, cementing it's position as Ireland's fastest growing retailer. In a statement issued by the retailer its year-on-year sales increased by 5.3% for the 12 week period ending 1st January, 2017.



Heavenly leads the way towards Sugarwise snack options

Baby and toddler brand Heavenly has cemented its commitment to supplying healthy low-sugar products to consumers in 2017 by becoming the first company in Ireland to be certified by pioneering low-sugar movement Sugarwise.

Heavenly, which supplies its award-winning baby and toddler snack to retailers including Tesco, SuperValu and Boots, has developed a range of healthy low-sugar snacks that were found to meet Sugarwise’s strict standards of certification regarding quality and sugar content. The results followed in-depth analysis from Cambridge University and researchers at CalTech in the USA.

Tesco consolidates number one spot in Northern Ireland

Tesco is pulling ahead of the competition to hold on to its position as Northern Ireland's most popular supermarket as its market share continues to grow.

More than a third of all food, alcohol, household, health and beauty products bought here were purchased at one of the chain's stores, according to Kantar Worldpanel.


Irish shoppers spend an extra €92m over Christmas period

Irish shoppers spent an additional €92 million on groceries over the Christmas period, 3.8 per cent more than last year, figures from Kantar Worldpanel show.

The latest Kantar figures, which cover the 12 weeks up to January 1st, also show Supervalu regaining top spot from Dunnes Stores as the Republic’s largest supermarket, with a market share of 22.8 per cent.


Slump In Sterling Affecting Irish Businesses | Checkout

The renewed slump in sterling is affecting key Irish businesses hard as uncertainty of the UK’s new relationship with Europe will persist for a long time, analysts here have warned, according to Examiner.ie 


Ilac Centre refurbishment commences

Hammerson and Irish Life, joint owners of the Ilac Centre, have commenced work on the redevelopment of the Centre’s Moore Mall South.  Agreements have been exchanged for four of the five newly created units.


Irish whiskey exports set to soar, but lack of brands will hamper growth, warns Wild Geese

Irish whiskey exports will double by 2020, the Irish Food Board has forecast, with the segment growing its sales abroad by high single-digits in 2016.

In its 'Export Performance and Prospects' report, released earlier this week, the industry body said that Irish whiskey exports in 2016 in value terms were up by 8% year-on-year, coming in at EUR505m (US$536.5m). The IFB credited the growth to increased demand in the US, Eastern Europe and, to a lesser extent, Germany and the UK.


Irish retailers angry as State leaves them out in the cold

The State rolls out the red carpet for indigenous, export-oriented manufacturing and technology companies who come looking for assistance. Irish retailers trying to set up ecommerce sites to sell at home and abroad, however, are excluded from the party. As shopping custom flees online in the wake of Brexit, the industry wants help.


Irish stores boost sales at Primark

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