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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Maria Diaz on Aug 1, 2018, 12:45:27 PM

CPM, Ireland’s leading field sales company, takes a look at the Irish retail news for this week. 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.

 

Irish retail sales up 7 percent year-on-year in June

Irish retail sales posted annual growth of 7 percent in June but were 3.4 percent lower month-on-month, data from the Central Statistics Office showed on Friday. Excluding volatile car sales, "core" retail sales volumes grew by 0.1 percent compared to the previous month to stand 4.6 percent…

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Excluding motor trade annual retail volume sales up by 4.8% to June

If Motor Trades are excluded, seasonally adjusted, the volume of retail sales has shown an annual increase of 4.6% until June this year. There was an increase of 0.1% in the volume of retail sales in June 2018 when compared with May 2018, according to new figures published by the Central…

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Here's what Irish people bought during the heatwave

Bottled water and beer are at the top of the shopping list for Irish consumers. Irish shoppers bought bottled water 1.8 million times more in the last three months compared to the same period last year. They also bought seven million more pints of beer.

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Value of Irish grocery market jumps 3% to €2.4bn

Consumers spent more than €2.4bn on groceries during the 12 weeks to the middle of July, almost 3% higher than during the same period last year, new figures show. Drink sales surged during the 12 weeks to July 15, latest market data from consumer insights agency Kantar Worldpanel show, with…

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6% less Irish adults buy body wash monthly since last year, research shows

Body wash, while still being the most frequently purchased personal care item amongst adults, has seen a reduction in the proportion claiming to purchase once a month or more often (62% from 68%), with just under 3 in 10 (28%) buying once every 2-3 weeks, down from 32% last year.

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Alibaba: New Retail model goes beyond e-commerce

Alibaba has a vision for the future of retail where there is no distinction between online and offline shopping, and the customer experience is enhanced by augmented reality, artificial intelligence (AI) and facial recognition.

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Amazon sales up 39% as Jeff Bezos praises rise of Alexa

Amazon continues to move towards becoming one of the world’s first trillion dollar companies as it reported a 39% sales increase in its latest financial results. The e-commerce and technology giant reported net sales of 52.9 billion dollars (£40.3bn), up from 38 billion dollars (£29bn) in the same…

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Food, Retail & Hospitality Ireland Show returns to Citywest

The annual Food, Retail & Hospitality Ireland Show 2018 will take place at the Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin on Wednesday, 5 September. Organisers have devised the event to bring together retailers, foodservice companies, hospitality groups, regulatory bodies and technology suppliers…

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County Cork town to become Ireland’s first official autism-friendly town

The town of Clonakilty in West Cork is rolling out a program to ensure that it is a suitable environment for members of the autistic community, hoping to become Ireland’s very first autism-friendly town.

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Tesco retains top spot in grocery market - Kantar Worldpanel

Tesco remains the biggest grocery chain in Ireland by market share, having returned to the top spot last month. New figures from Kantar Worldpanel given the British retail giant a 22.5% share of the Irish grocery market in the 12 weeks to the middle of July. That is up 0.7 percentage points on the…

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Tesco in top spot as heatwave lifts sales

Tesco has retained the title of Ireland's biggest grocery retailer as exceptional summer weather saw consumers splash out on beer, water and burgers. The latest grocery data from research group Kantar Worldpanel shows that sales of lager soared 11.6pc in the 12 weeks to July 15, with the…

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Tesco taking on discounters with new retail brand

As was rumoured earlier this year, Tesco is planning a new retail format to take on discount supermarkets like Aldi and Lidl. An online employment advert appears to have confirmed the rumour. It is unclear whether the new brand will arrive in Ireland as part of the new initiative.

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Aldi is launching a new home delivery service for spirits

Fans of Aldi are going to love the news that the supermarket chain is set to launch a home delivery service for spirits. Customers will be able to log onto the website at www.aldi.co.uk/spirits from July 26, reports Birmingham Live. More than 20 spirits will be available to purchase, including…

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Iceland offering 10% discount to members of Irish emergency services

Iceland will be offering a discount with a difference over the next couple of months, through launching an exclusive 10% discount for all members of the Irish emergency services. In a press statement, the frozen foods specialist said the emergency services go above and beyond, often…

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Intense interest in Lidl's 'grow our own managers' programme

When it comes to identifying and nurturing future senior management, talent-spotters at retail giant Lidl believe they are now "properly growing our own". For at a time when retail industry is facing a myriad of challenges, the German-owned chain is vying to future-proof itself like never before with…

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Offaly supermarket unveils revamped store

Aldi’s Edenderry “Project Fresh” store has reopened its doors to customers following an extensive renovation project over the last week which has seen the store completely refurbished as part of Aldi’s €160m investment in its Irish store network.

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Two Tipperary retailers in Ireland's top one hundred stores

Two retailers from County Tipperary have been named among the Top100 stores in Ireland by Retail Excellence, the country’s largest retail industry representative body. Jim McLoughney Menswear in Nenagh and Liberty Pharmacy in Thurles have both made Retail Excellence Ireland’s list of the…

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Two Kilkenny stores make top 100 in Ireland!

Two Kilkenny stores have been named in the top 100 stores in Ireland! The shops, one in the city centre and another in Ballyhale, rose to the top of more than 500 stores across the country who were entered in the awards this year. Folkster on Patrick Street in Kilkenny and the Glanbia…

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Hammerson puts new focus on Irish shopping centres

UK-based property giant Hammerson has put its Irish and French shopping centres at the top of a new strategy as it faces continuing investor pressure despite seeing off an unwelcome bid earlier this year. Hammerson operates Dundrum Shopping Centre, Ireland’s largest mall, which it co-owns…

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