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62% Of Parents Prepare For Back To School A Month Before
More than six out of 10 (62%) Irish parents start preparing for their child’s new school year more than a month in advance, according to the latest Consumer Insights survey by Empathy Research. Of 236 parents surveyed, Mums are more likely (67%) that Dads (57%) to start their back to school shopping well in advance. Just 6% of parents surveyed leave the back to school shopping to a week before school starts, including 9% of Dads and 3% of Mums.
Retail Ireland: Budget Is A Chance For Government To 'Give Back' To Consumers
Retail Ireland (RI) has recommended that the government should look to 'give back' to consumers in the forthcoming Budget through the introduction of tax cuts.By doing so, the representative group of the retail sector says that consumer spending will be boosted, as will jobs in the retail sector. In its Budget Submission 2015, RI says that with sales of big ticket items like cars and furniture on the up, and consumer sentiment at a seven year high, the government now has the chance to 'secure the retail recovery'.
Irish e-commerce revenue increases by 51pc
Wolfgang Digital released the third in its series of quarterly e-commerce revenue studies and, while the figures are going up, those flailing behind need to beware of ‘digital marketing Darwinism’.The Dublin-based digital marketing agency spent recent weeks collecting and collating a large sample of data from Irish e-commerce websites spanning retail, travel and charity verticals, which had a combined revenue in excess of €80m in 2013.
Airport outlets vying for Retail Excellence awards
THE LOOP at Dublin and Cork Airports, Jo Malone and Victoria Secrets in T2 Dublin Airport and the newly redesigned Topaz filling station at Dublin Airport have all been announced as finalists in the Retail Excellence Annual Awards.
'No Change' To SuperValu Wine Selection Following Moriarty Departure
SuperValu has confirmed to Retail Intellgence that the departure of wine buyer Richard Moriarty will have 'no impact' on the retailer's plans to develop its wine range.Moriarty, who joined the Musgrave team as part of the Superquinn rebranding, left Musgrave on Monday to take up a marketing role within Findlater Wine & Spirit Group.
Tesco: No Changes To Beef-Buying Specifications Demanded From Farmers
Tesco has said that it has made no changes to the specifications it demands when buying beef, following a protest by beef farmers outside its Tesco Extra Naas outlet last week. Farmers protested outside the Naas outlet last Thursday amid claims that claims that supermarkets and meat processors were making 'unjustified price and specification cuts', which the IFA said are 'severely damaging farmers and the Irish beef sector'.
Tesco raise X45,000 for AWARE charity
Tesco Ireland raised a whopping €2 million for Aware through the fundraising efforts of Tesco’s employees and customers throughout the country and over €45,000 was raised by Tesco stores in Louth. The announcement marks the end of Tesco’s two-year Charity of the Year partnership with Aware which ran from 2012 to 2014, as selected by the company’s 15,000 employees.
Eason chief hopes the next chapter at iconic store will have a happy ending
On a side table of an office on the top floor of Eason & Son, the 127-year-old grand dame of Irish books-to-stationery retailing, is a collection of remnants from a glorious past.Conor Whelan, the chief executive of Eason, who is tasked with ensuring the company survives into the future, picks up each artefact in turn to explain it.