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Kantar Worldpanel: Latest supermarket share figures published
The latest figures from retail monitoring agency Kantar Worldpanel Ireland have been published, outlining the market share for Irish supermarkets in the twelve weeks to 1 January 2017. The overall result is positive: shoppers spent an additional €92m during the Christmas period, an increase of 3.8% year-on-year.
Over half of adults always use herbs when they are cooking
Over half (53%) of all adults claim they would almost always use herbs when they are cooking, with a similar proportion (49%), claiming to use spices in their cooking with the same frequency. Recent research on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy Research, amongst a nationally...
Irish shoppers still hooked on promotional offers says Checkout survey
A study by customer science company dunnhumby has found that half of Irish shoppers (51%) look to buy ‘whatever brand is on promotion’ when grocery shopping, indicating that big brands need to work harder to engender customer loyalty.
Record Christmas for Ireland’s grocery market
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, published today for the 12 weeks ending 1 January 2017, reveal that shoppers spent an additional €92 million this Christmas period: 3.8% more than last year.
Successful Irish tech start up FoodCloud expands overseas with leading retailers
An award winning Irish tech firm has partnered with leading UK retailers as part of their overseas expansion. Social enterprise FoodCloud will work with Waitrose and Tesco UK to help bring surplus food from those stores to communities that need them.
Irish readers return to print as book sales hit five-year high
The return of Harry Potter and written efforts from Irish stars such as Graham Norton and Paul O'Connell made 2016 a banner year for book publishers in Ireland, as print sales surged to a five-year high.
Supermarkets/Retail sector 'One To Watch' for heightened sponsorship spend
Banking, supermarkets/retail and telecommunication sectors have replaced airlines as the ones to watch in terms of hot sectors for heightened sponsorship spend in 2017, according to the annual Irish Sponsorship Industry Survey from sponsorship consultants Onside.
Aldi Ireland celebrates record Christmas sales
Aldi posted the strongest growth of all Irish supermarkets with sales up by 5.3%, according to the latest supermarket share figures published by Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 week period ending 1 January, 2017.
Aldi in search of young rugby pundits in Longford
Calling all budding child rugby pundits! Aldi has announced that it will give seven lucky kids the chance to put their punditry skills to the test on all Ireland RBS 6 Nations matches! The Aldi Kids Rugby Panel, part of the retailer’s partnership with the IRFU, has teamed up with RTE to offer...
Lidl’s big plans for Ballymun
Lidl has unveiled ambitious plans to build up to one hundred student accommodation units alongside its newest supermarket in Ballymun, Dublin, according to a report in the Dublin Gazette. The news of the German company’s diversification plans emerged after a transfer of land from Dublin City Council to the retailer was voted in favour by local councillors.
Maxol launches third Auto 24 station in Republic of Ireland
Maxol is officially opening its third automated 24 hour pay-at-the-pump service next week under the ‘Auto 24’ banner at Westside, Galway. Auto 24 Westside follows in the footsteps of automated stations at Dublin Road, Sutton, Dublin 13, and Trinity Street Wexford, both of which launched within the last two years.
Brexit, schmexit: Christmas sales up 4 per cent at Dixons Carphone
Sales at Dixons Carphone in the UK and Ireland sales rose 4 per cent for the ten weeks up to Christmas, the retailer said today. During its last quarter, the borg had previously warned that Brexit could dampen the firm's results in the future, with ex-Etonian and chief exec Seb James warning of "uncertain times ahead".
Rise in like-for-like sales lifts New Look in Ireland
Fashion retailer New Look, which operates more than 20 stores in Ireland and over 1,000 globally, got back on track last year with turnover at its Irish subsidiary rising on the back of increased like-for-like sales.
Retail news on Northern Ireland footfall and The Foschini Group
Footfall in Northern Ireland increased 4.6% in December across the high street, retail parks and shopping centres, according to the data from Northern Ireland Retail Consortium (NIRC) and Springboard, The Belfast Telegraph reported.