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Supermarkets see fastest pace of sales growth in 15 years
Shoppers spent €52.8 million on groceries last Friday alone, in the run-up to the May bank holiday weekend, according to data from Kantar which details spending in the 12 weeks to May 17th. Over the last four weeks of the survey alcohol sales rose 93 per cent…
Irish shoppers support local during lockdown, spending €178m on groceries
Shoppers in Ireland have chosen to ‘support local’ during the Covid-19 lockdown period, spending €178 million on Irish sourced grocery products in the last four weeks ending 17 May 2020. This is an additional €35 million spent on local products compared to the same period in 2019, according to data released today from Nielsen.
Irish shoppers support local during lockdown – Nielsen
Grocery spend on Irish brands has increased by 25% during the lockdown, according to new data released by Nielsen. It finds that shoppers are spending an additional €35 million on local products compared to the same period in 2019.
Grocery sales soar as shoppers adapt to life at home
The latest figures from Kantar reveal that Irish take-home grocery sales rose by 25.4% during the 12 weeks to 17 May, the fastest rate of growth recorded in the past 15 years. “The jump in grocery sales over the most recent three months, in large part reflects the fact that it…
Irish retail sales volume decreases by 35.4% in April 2020: CSO
The volume of retail sales decreased by 35.4% in April 2020, when compared to March 2020 on a seasonally adjusted basis. This is the largest monthly decrease since January 2009, when retail sales fell by 16.8%, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
Online shopping and level of savings reach record levels in Ireland, amid lockdown
The level of savings by households in Ireland jumped by a record €3bn in April as consumers in lockdown were unable to spend. Figures from the Central Bank show that deposits from Irish resident households saw the largest increase in since they began recording the figures in 2003.
Bike shops report record sales amid Covid-19 restrictions
Bike shops around the world have been reporting record sales in recent months and retailers in Ireland are no exception. A combination of good weather and the Covid restrictions have seen people around the country taking to two wheels.
Salty snacks sales surge
One of the largest categories in grocery retail, crisps and snacks sales have surged during the lockdown, writes Donna Ahern. According to recent research conducted by Nielsen on behalf of Checkout, the Irish salty snacks market experienced value sales…
The Inside Scoop
Ice cream consumption is set to soar over the coming months as consumers seek a refreshing and cooling summer treat. Donna Ahern reports. As the countdown to the summer begins, the nation’s 'favourite dessert,' ice cream, which is synonymous with all things sweet and sunny…
5 ways Covid-19 will bring tech changes to the grocery sector
While the grocery sector has faced major changes already, there are a number of technological shifts that look set to come in the future retail landscape. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, grocery retailers have had to adapt to surges in traffic, both in physical and online stores.
SuperValu leads the way as Ireland's Top Grocer for second month in a row
Fastest-growing retailer SuperValu claimed the largest market share for the second month in a row and saw sales rise by 32.7% in May, research showed. SuperValu’s locally-focused store estate helped it to benefit from people shopping closer to home and it…
Lidl to roll out new traffic light queueing system in all stores nationwide
Lidl stores around Ireland will be implementing a new traffic light queue management system to help customers maintain proper social distancing while shopping. A number of Lidl stores are trialling a new queue management system that will see doors operate…
Aldi plants 15,000 native trees along the ‘Kerry Way’
Aldi Ireland has recently planted 15,000 trees on a site in Muingaphuca, County Kerry. This is in addition to the 16,000 trees that were planted on a site in Rockfield, Limerick in December 2019. The new plantation of native Irish woodland will help to encourage local flora…
Brown Thomas and Arnotts to offer pre-booked slots upon reopening
The future of shopping in Ireland could change dramatically as Brown Thomas and Arnotts suggests customers may have to pre-book shopping time slots when they reopen. As shops prepare to open following the current restrictions, the luxury high street stores will majorly overhaul…
Eason to lay off 150 staff as it prepares for June reopening
Irish-owned books retailer Eason plans to cut 150 jobs and put some other staff on a four-day week from June 1st as it looks to reduce its costs by 30 per cent in response to the financial hit from the coronavirus lockdown of the economy.
Maxol enters renewable energy sector
Bright, a new, technology-based energy supplier being launched next month has vowed to disrupt the Irish energy market. Using a unique software platform and specially designed app, it will offer just one simple tariff and provide customers with affordable green electricity…
Circle K opens new service station on N25 in Dungarvan
Circle K opened the newest station in its nationwide company-owned network today; Circle K Dungarvan. A total of €2.5 million was invested in the redevelopment of the new site, which is located on the N25 road at Gallows Hill, Kilrush Roundabout, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.
Lidl Northern Ireland launches #MyLidlStory competition
Lidl Northern Ireland has announced the launch of #MyLidlStory, a short story competition for children aged between 5 and 14 years old. It will encourage them to exercise their creative writing skills while learning from home over the course of the school closures.