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Irish retail sales up 6 percent in September
Irish retail sales were 6 percent higher in September than a year ago in volume terms, the Central Statistics Office said on Wednesday. Excluding car sales, volumes were 3.1 higher than last year.
New Research Shows Average Journey Time To Supermarket Takes Under 13 Minutes
New grocery shopping research utilising eye-tracking technology from Kinetic, Mindshare and GroupM has found that shoppers' average journey time to the supermarket takes under 13 minutes. Once in-store, women spend on average of 41 minutes in the supermarket whereas men spend an average of 36 minutes in the supermarket.
Men like it fast and cheap when buying groceries
Men are less likely to open their wallets when shopping for food, preferring to rack up the bargains instead, according to research into consumer habit. While men appear to be more price-conscious, women are more concerned with healthy purchases.
Shopping beats outdoor trips for top family activity
Shopping together is the most popular family activity, with outdoors excursion taking a back seat, it has emerged. More than half (59%) of families consider shopping to be their number one family activity — more popular than going on a hike or walk (56%) and visits to the park (54%).
77% Of Irish Adults Will Hand Out Halloween Treats This Year
The majority of Irish adults (77%) intend to hand out treats to children coming to their door this Halloween, according to the latest Consumer Insights survey by Empathy Research. Of 959 participants, 93% of those who plan to give out treats will buy them from a shop while just 7% plan to make home-made Halloween treats.
Checkout National FMCG Awards - One Week To Go!
The 2014 Checkout National FMCG Awards, in association with eXPD8@tradewins take place at the Four Seasons, Dublin, on Friday 7th November. Now in their fifth year, the Checkout National FMCG Awards are designed to recognise best practice in sales, marketing, sponsorship and advertising in the FMCG sector.
Irish beef exports to France up 4%, despite ‘challenging’ market
France remains a key market for Irish beef with expected sales of 52,000 tonnes in 2014 representing 4% increase on 2013 levels, according to Bord Bia. However, it says the market has been more challenging this year due to a more difficult economic climate with increased consumer prices impacting negatively on consumption which is expected to decline for the year by 1%.
Tesco still on top as Aldi and Lidl continue to grow in Irish grocery market
Discount supermarkets Aldi and Lidl grew their sales in the Irish grocery market by over 14pc year-on-year in the 12 weeks to October 12, the figures from Kantar Worldpanel show. In the 12 weeks to October 12, Lidl's sales were 14.9pc higher than in the same period last year, while Aldi's were 14.3pc higher.
Aldi to sponsor The Restaurant on TV3
Aldi has been announced as the new sponsor of The Restaurant, which returns to screens in the New Year, this time on TV3. The deal is an Advertiser Funded Programme (AFP) partnership between the global supermarket chain and the commercial broadcaster.
Kantar: SuperValu The Only Multiple In Growth
Musgrave Group retailer SuperValu is the only multiple in growth, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, published yesterday for the 12 weeks ending 12 October. SuperValu currently stands on 24.6% market share, with market leader Tesco remaning just ahead on 25.1% market share.
Topaz appoints Emmet O’Neill as new chief executive
Petrol station and retail chain Topaz has named Emmet O’Neill as chief executive designate as the company plans to expand. “We aim to build a world class retail and fuel business and to expand our operations significantly over the coming years,” Mr O’Neill said. He will take over from Sean Corkery on February 1.
Over 100 jobs created as Tesco opens new Cork store
Supermarket chain Tesco has created 104 new jobs with the opening of its newest store in Cork this morning. The 32,000 sq ft outlet in Ballincollig, which opened its doors at 8am, will employ a total of 125 people, most from the local area, and brings to 147 the number of stores in its Irish network.
25 jobs to be created as SuperValu signs deals worth over €1.2 million with Irish spirits suppliers
SuperValu has announced that it has signed deals worth €1.2 million with three Irish spirits suppliers. Coole Swan, Darling Cocktails and West Cork Distillers will create 25 jobs through the contracts, supplying a diverse range of innovative whiskeys, cocktails and cream liqueurs to SuperValu’s stores nationwide.
Crafty Irish e-commerce portal to showcase at Dublin Web Summit
Craftbay.ie, a new e-commerce platform for Irish based crafters, has been selected to showcase at this year’s Dublin Web Summit, as part of the Alpha start-ups programme. Companies from all over the world, recognised for their innovative concepts and technology, are invited to be part of the Alpha showcase that is presented to potential global investors.
Tesco eyes turnaround as sales decline eases
Tesco is showing early signs of a recovery in the Irish market, with new figures showing a third consecutive quarter of an easing in its sales declines. The latest grocery market share data from consumer insights agency Kantar Worldpanel covers the 12 weeks to October 12. It shows that German discounters Aldi and Lidl continued to grow market share while the Musgrave-owned SuperValu chain led the way among the Irish players.