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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Durga Vemula on Oct 2, 2019 4:23:50 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.

 

12% of Irish consumers started Christmas shopping this month

One in eight people (12%) in Ireland has already started Christmas shopping this month, research shows. According to research from Mastercard, 16% people from Ireland will start their Christmas shopping in October, 46% in November and 24% in December. The data found…

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Retail sales rebound in August – CSO

Retail sales increased 2.1% in August on an annual basis, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show today. On a monthly basis, the CSO said that retail sales jumped by 5.7% in August compared to July. Excluding the motor trade, which has been very volatile…

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Retailers race to become plastic-free

Ocean plastic, and plastic in general, has captured the public imagination like nothing before, fuelled by a nation and global media dominated by the subject of climate change. As 2019 marks and important milestone in Irish customers environmental consciousness, Maev Martin…

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Minister Humphreys announces over €650,000 in grants to online retailers

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys has announced the recipients of the second call of the pilot Online Retail Scheme, which is administered by Enterprise Ireland. A total of 29 retailers have been awarded €659,550 in funding as part…

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Tesco to sponsor Taste of Dublin Festive Edition

Tesco’s Finest premium own-brand is to sponsor the forthcoming Taste of Dublin Festive Edition which takes place in the RDS from November 28th until December 1st. Billed as Ireland’s ultimate winter food festival, the event will showcase a wide range of producers, restaurants…

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Tesco CEO Dave Lewis to step down in 2020

Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, said on Wednesday its chief executive Dave Lewis will step down next summer and be succeeded by Ken Murphy, an executive at Walgreens Boots Alliance. Celebrating its 100th anniversary, Tesco, which has a 27.4% share of Britain's…

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Irish food suppliers partner with Tesco to tackle food waste

Led by Tesco Ireland, 12 of Ireland’s largest fresh food suppliers have committed to tackle food waste as part of the global movement aligned to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 to halve levels by 2030. The Irish food suppliers, including Aryzta, Country Crest…

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Supervalu announces hundreds of price cuts across own brand range

Supervalu has slashed the prices of hundreds of products across its own brand ranges. The retailer is encouraging customers to try the Supervalu range and bag a bargain. Ray Kelly, Marketing Director, said: “Shoppers continue to look for value when purchasing groceries and we…

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Dublin pumpkin grower seals €150,000 contract with Aldi

Pumpkin grower Donnelly Fruit & Veg has signed a new contract, worth over €150,000 with Aldi Ireland, ahead of Halloween. This is the 2nd year Aldi will sell the Dublin-based fruit company's pumpkins, which will be available across the discounter's stores from this…

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Aldi partners with Ocean Disclosure Project to 'Promote Sustainable Fishing'

Aldi Ireland has announced its plans to partner with Ocean Disclosure Project (ODP) To promote sustainable fishing. The discount retailer has published a seafood disclosure, containing a list of the fisheries from which it sourced seafood for its own-label wild-caught seafood…

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Aldi unveils its revamped Hebron Road Kilkenny Project Fresh

Aldi’s Hebron Road Kilkenny “Project Fresh” store has reopened its doors to customers following an extensive renovation project which has seen the store completely refurbished as part of Aldi’s €160m investment in its Irish store network. Aldi has committed €100m…

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Retailer join forces with Deli Lites to launch new food-to-go range

Retailer Musgrave NI has joined forces with Warrenpoint based food-to-go supplier Deli Lites to launch a new Fresh for You range at Supervalu, Centra and Mace stores across the north. The new range features more than 30 product lines including sandwiches, wraps and salads…

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BWG Foods to invest €10 million to support Londis group’s growth

BWG Foods has announced a new €10 million investment programme for its Londis brand, which is aimed at supporting the convenience retail network’s current growth plans up to 2022. The investment programme, which was announced to retailers at Londis’…

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Dealz parent company Pepkor Europe renamed Pepco Group

Pepkor Europe, the parent company of Poundland in the UK and Dealz in Ireland, has been renamed as Pepco Group. The renaming marks the culmination of a year of significant development and growth, the retailer said. “Our new name is more distinctive and clearly…

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Electric charging 'Significant Profit Centre' for Applegreen, says boss

Bob Etchingham, chief executive of Applegreen, has told analysts that electric charging could be “a significant profit centre” for the company, which would be exposed to a shift away from petrol and diesel sales. The roadside retailer has said that it expects to generate…

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Ikea rings up rising global sales amid group-wide revamp

Flat pack furniture giant Ikea has posted rising global sales despite an overhaul under one of the “biggest transformations” in its history. Ikea’s global parent company Ingka said retail sales rose 5% to 36.7 billion euros (£32.5 billion) in the year to August 31 across…

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Mulkerns’ Newry scoop multiple top retail awards

Henderson retailers from across Northern Ireland have racked up over 20 awards in just three nights at prestigious retail awards ceremonies across the UK and Ireland. Mulkerns’ EUROSPAR, Newry, were amongst the winners and picked up three gongs between the Retail Industry…

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Irish American leaders poised to strengthen bonds with Northern Ireland post-Brexit

The Belfast International Homecoming Conference has officially launched with businesses tapping into Diaspora relationships as transatlantic opportunities are knocking on an open door! Brexit uncertainty should not hold back ambitions Northern Irish businesses, was…

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