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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Maria Diaz on Jul 3, 2019 4:39:15 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 annual retail sales growth slows to 1.1% as uncertainty grows

Irish retail sales volumes posted their weakest annual growth in four months with falls in vehicle, fuel and food sales pushing year-on-year growth down to 1.1%, data from the Central Statistics Office showed on Friday.

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Retail sales fall as consumer caution over Brexit heightens

Retail sales fell 2.4 per cent last month amid signs Brexit worries may be denting consumer confidence. The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) warned recently that Brexit was having a direct impact on the Republic’s economy with consumers more cautious…

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Ireland’s grocery sector maintains robust growth

Summer may have been late to arrive to Ireland, but latest figures from Kantar show that the grocery market has remained buoyant, with sales up by 4.6% year-on-year over the 12 weeks to 16 June. Dunnes and the discounters continued their strong growth…

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Kantar: Summer sales strong despite only last-second summer sun

Ireland’s retail industry experienced a ‘buoyant’ performance this year, as robust sales have failed to reach the peaks of the weather boosted summer of last year. This is according to new figures from Kantar Worldpanel, which show that, in the 12 weeks to 16th June…

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Pubs remain black spot in rising retail sales figures

Retail sales grew, by volume and value, in the past three months, but changing consumer spending patterns have continued to hit pub and bar sales hard. New figures from the CSO show bars suffered a 4.8% year-on-year fall in sales volumes in the three months to the end of May…

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Sales of sun cream rocket as thousands hit the beach

Sales of sun cream have sky-rocketed as the mercury soared to almost 30C on the hottest day of the year. Thursday marked the peak of the mini-heatwave here in which the mercury hit 29.2C just north of Tralee, according to Met Éireann.

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Bolognese is the most frequently purchased pasta sauce

Bolognese sauce continues to be the most frequently purchased type of pasta sauce amongst adults, with a significant increase recorded in purchase frequency year-on-year. Last year, just under 4 in 10 (39%) adults claimed to purchase at least once a month, with 49% claiming to…

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Majority of Ireland’s food and drinks firms are ‘Brexit Ready’

Brexit preparedness at food and drinks firms jumps to 93% while levels of stockholding double to 70%, research showed. 86% of respondents are clear that Brexit will have an impact on their business but 68% are still uncertain about what that impact will be…

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Ireland to be first EU country to ban plastic microbeads in cleaners, Dáil told

Ireland will be the first EU country to ban plastic microbeads in household and industrial cleaners under new legislation introduced in the Dáil. Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy said some EU members have already introduced restrictions…

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Selling fast: the hidden world of online pricing

Analysis: online retailers use an assortment of tactics and tricks to entice us to add products to our shopping baskets. Pricing is the most important aspect of any business offering because it's the only element that brings in revenue.

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Environmentalists are calling for more efforts to reduce plastic packaging

Politicians and environmental groups are calling on major Irish retailers to intensify their efforts to reduce plastic packaging. The current efforts that include replacing plastic packaging with recyclable, reusable or compostable options until 2022 in the case of Aldi Ireland or 2025…

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Ireland surpasses all EU recycling targets including plastics, glass and metal

Ireland has surpassed every recycling and recovery target set for it by the European Commission, making it the 21st year in a row that Ireland has surpassed all recycling and recovery targets. Ireland’s overall recycling rate of 68% for all materials is ahead of the EU targets…

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'Completely broken' insurance system a big concern for Irish retailers

The insurance system for Irish business in this country is ‘completely broken’, and the need for systemic reform of the insurance industry in Ireland is now ‘acute’. This is according to Retail Excellence, which said the mood was galvanised over recent weeks as…

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Alcohol minimum pricing rules to be fast-tracked by Cabinet

The Government is set to fast-track new laws to clamp down on cheap alcohol sales in off-licences and supermarkets, with the Cabinet expected to approve plans within the next two weeks. The Sunday Independent also reports that controversial minimum unit pricing rules…

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Dunnes Stores is the most popular supermarket in Ireland

Dunnes Stores is Ireland’s most popular supermarket, according to figures released today. The retailer controlled 22.1% of the market in the 12 weeks to 16 June, the latest Kantar report shows. The Irish grocery market grew by 4.6% during the same period, despite poor…

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Dunnes Stores plan Knocknacarra expansion

Anchor tenant Dunnes Stores is planning a large extension to its premises in Gateway Retail Park in Knocknacarra, and is set to occupy two adjoining units currently under construction. The proposal to amalgamate units from Phase 2 of the retail park into the Dunnes premises…

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Aldi opens new Royal Canal Park store creating 20 new jobs

Aldi has expanded its reach today with the opening of a new flagship 'Project Fresh' store at the Royal Canal Park in Dublin 15. The new store will be one of 21 Aldi stores in Dublin, with Aldi Blackrock opening recently and a new store in Swords earlier in the year.

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Spar invests €1m in new advertising campaign

Spar is to kick off a new €1m advertising campaign next week. The campaign, entitled SPAR Always Changing will launch on TV on Wednesday 3rd July and focuses on the changing shopping habits of people as they travel through the various stages of life.

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Mace retailers support 19th Annual Tour de Munster Charity Cycle

Mace has been confirmed as an official sponsor of this year’s 19th annual Tour de Munster charity cycle in August. The charity cycle will once again take to the roads of Munster from 8-11 August, raising vital funds and awareness for the Munster branches of Down Syndrome…

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Gala launches customer service ‘Live Chat’ in sector first

In an industry first, Gala Retail has launched a Live Chat function on both its consumer and retailer websites. Responding to high levels of incoming traffic to Gala.ie, the company has introduced an instant messaging function that will allow customers as well as retailers…

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Gordon Lawlor appointed new Managing Director of Circle K Ireland

Circle K Ireland has announced the appointment of Gordon Lawlor as its new managing director. He will take over from existing managing director Niall Anderton who has been promoted to senior vice president for Circle K Central & Eastern Europe and Ireland.

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Circle K announces partnership with Paralympics Ireland

Circle K has announced a new partnership with Paralympics Ireland, which will see the forecourt retailer become official fuel and convenience partner to the Irish Paralympic Team ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

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Boots confirms 200 store closures

Boots has confirmed that a store closure programme will affect around 200 locations, primarily local pharmacies. The retail chain said its owner, Walgreens Boots Alliance, has now approved a plan which will see primarily local pharmacy branches shut down in locations…

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Argos working to minimise job losses after closure of Cork store

Argos says that it is working to minimise the job losses associated with the closure of its store in Cork city centre. The UK retailer confirmed that its premises in the Queens Old Castle on Cork's Grand Parade will shut in November, just before the Christmas shopping season.

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H&M surges on summer sales and online spend

Swedish fashion group H&M says sales of its summer collections had started well and it would slow the rate of store openings as it invests more online, boosting its shares by more than 14%. The world’s second- biggest fashion retailer after Zara owner Inditex said sales…

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Anthropologie is going to open its first store in Ireland this summer

Anthropologie has announced that they will be opening their first store in Ireland later this summer. The American fashion and lifestyle retailer will open in Belfast in late August 2019 - and we couldn't be more excited.

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