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Ireland's top ten selling food brands: Is your favorite on the list?
Coca-Cola has been named the top selling grocery brand here for the 10th year running. Health experts may be warning us to ditch the treats to fight the fat, but chocolate, crisps and fizzy drinks featured heavily among the best selling brands in Ireland last year. The annual Checkout Top 100 Brands report was released yesterday by Checkout magazine in association with Nielsen.
Kantar: price inflation at lowest level since March 2012
Food and drink prices are rising at the lowest level since March 2012, according to the latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, accounting for the 12 weeks ending August 17. Grocery price inflation now stands at 1.5%, down from 1.9% last period.
Uplift in sales of bags of ice prompts Tesco to make €10k donation
Tesco Ireland is to make a €10,000 donation to the Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association following a recent uplift in sales of bags of ice as a result of the ice bucket challenge that is all over social media feeds this month.
Dunnes Stores increases its market share, while Tesco continues to lag
Irish chain Dunnes Stores has managed to increase footfall levels within the past two months, largely by drawing in customers with branded promotions. The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, published today for the 12 weeks ending 20 July, show a strong performance for Dunnes as it posts a sales increase of 2.6% to hold its 21.2% share of the market.
41% of Irish shoppers buy a mix of branded and own brand milk
Two fifths (41%) of Irish shoppers buy a mixture of both branded and own-brand milk, according to the latest Consumer Insights survey from Empathy Research. Of 950 participants, 35-44 year olds appear to show the least loyalty towards branded or own-brand milk, with less than half (49%) buying a mixture of both own-brand and branded products.
Aldi opens new stores in Ballybofey and Macroom – creates 40 new jobs
Ireland’s has opened two new stores in Ballybofey, Co Donegal and Macroom, Co Cork, creating 40 new jobs. Aldi now has 110 stores in Ireland. “Aldi has consistently been the fastest growing supermarket in the country for the past six years. We are delighted to open another two Irish stores today, creating 40 new jobs in the process,” said Niall O’Connor, managing director, Aldi.
Galway retailers in Irish Times shortlist of Best Shops in Ireland
This country-wide search sponsored by AIB Merchant Services, seeks to find Ireland’s favourite retailers as voted by their customers. Local shops McCambridges, Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop and My Shop...Granny Likes It, have been selected from an incredible 28,000 nominations submitted by the public.
Four years in a row for Massey's at Costcutter Awards
Massey's Costcutter in Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin was amongst the big winners at last night's Costcutter Store of The Year Awards, winning the Costcutter Foodmarket Of The Year category for the fourth successive year.
Tesco raises €45,000 for AWARE in Louth
Tesco stores in Louth have raised 45,000 for aware the voluntary organisation that helps those afffected by depression. Tesco Ireland raised €2 million for Aware countrywide. 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.
Moda up for 'top shop' award
Moda, situated at Bank Place in the heart of the town, is among 13 outlets shortlisted in the Best Boutique category of the 2014 Irish Times Best Shop in Ireland awards. Awards will be handed out in ten different categories - with the shortlist chosen from a staggering 28,000 nominations submitted by the public.
Tesco shares slump to 10-year low after profit warning
Ireland's biggest retailer Tesco slashed its interim dividend by 75pc as tough trading conditions forced it to cut its profit forecast for the second time in two months.