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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Manikandan Anbukkarasu on Mar 6, 2019 2:24:48 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 consumer sentiment plummets to four-year low on eve of Brexit

Dublin (Reuters) - Irish consumer sentiment plunged to a four-year low in February, weeks ahead of neighbouring Britain's scheduled exit from the European Union, a survey showed on Monday. Ireland weathered the initial uncertainty from the 2016…

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Irish consumer sentiment falls sharply in February

Irish consumer sentiment fell sharply in February on a notably poorer outlook for the Irish economy and jobs that translated into poorer household income prospects. The scale of the deterioration in February seems unusually large and there could be some…

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Irish retail growth hits 10 month low

Irish retail sales volumes in January posted their weakest annual growth since March due to weak motor car sales, data from the Central Statistics Office showed on Thursday. Retail sales posted annual growth of 1.2% in January, down from 3.2% in December, the data showed…

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Revamp can turn Gorey into top retail destination

The redevelopment of Esmonde Street will make Gorey one of Ireland's top retail destinations, according to the CEO of Gorey Chamber of Commerce. Diarmuid Devereux, CEO of Gorey Chamber, has welcomed the announcement by Minister…

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eBay to help up to 50 Irish firms to sell globally

New scheme will help Irish businesses open their shop windows to the world. eBay has joined forces with Enterprise Ireland and the Design & Crafts Council to help up to 50 SME businesses sell to local and global audiences. The internet giant’s Retail Expansion…

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Cork becomes first city in Europe to launch customer service charter

Cork has become the first city in Europe to launch a customer service charter for businesses. It includes guidelines on customer service, cleanliness and accessibility, and was launched in response to the global shift towards online shopping…

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Aldi doubles Fairtrade tea sales in Ireland with 27M cups sold in 2018

Aldi Ireland has revealed that, following the launch of its McGrath’s Fairtrade Reserve Tea, that Fairtrade tea sales in Ireland have doubled in 2018. Last year the German discount retailer sold roughly 27 million cups of Fairtrade tea, more than any other Irish retailer…

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Aldi announces new €7M contract extension with Mulrines

Aldi has agreed a one-year contract extension with Donegal-based premier juice producer Mulrines that will see the business provide over €7 million worth of Irish-made fruit juices and smoothies to Aldi’s 137 stores nationwide. Under the new agreement…

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Aldi is replacing R404A with propane in its cold stores in the UK and Ireland, as it targets carbon-neutral UK and Irish operations by the end of 2019.

German multinational retailer ALDI is replacing R404A with propane in its cold stores in the UK and Ireland, as it targets carbon-neutral UK and Irish operations by the end of 2019. ALDI typically has 16 plug-in chest freezers in each of its cold stores…

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Aldi announces plans for “Project Fresh” store in Kerry

Aldi is on its way Caherciveen as the German discount supermarket confirmed its plans to open a new store in the town as part of a €160m Irish store network investment programme. Aldi has purchased a site at Abbey Place, with the objective of developing its new…

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Dano’s Mallow wins SuperValu store of the year award 2019

Dano’s SuperValu in Mallow has been named the best SuperValu in Ireland, scooping the 'SuperValu Store of the Year' title for 2019, at an event that took place in the Great Southern Hotel, Killarney. Winning this title recognises the exceptional standards…

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Retailer is celebrating the "Great Irish Bread Dash of 2018"

We love a good innovative promotion here at ShelfLife and Centra has risen to the top of the class like a perfectly formed loaf today! The retailer is celebrating the ‘Panniversary’ of Storm Emma with one of the most in demand products of 2018…

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BWG foodservice posts 'Record' sales of over €100M in 2018

BWG Foodservice has announced record sales of over €100 million for 2018, an increase of 12.5% on the previous period. The milestone marks the eighth year of consecutive growth for BWG Group’s Foodservice division. In addition to strong…

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M&S in ‘€1bn Ocado tie-up’

Marks & Spencer and Ocado are discussing a joint venture that could expand the retailer’s home-delivery operations and further shake up the rattled UK grocery sector. Shares of both companies surged after they confirmed talks on a deal, under which…

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TK to the Maxx as retailer rents new store in Liffey Valley

TK Maxx has agreed to rent a store at Liffey Valley Shopping Centre in west Dublin at a rent of about €475,000 a year for a 2,775sq m (29,870sq ft) unit. Colliers International, which has acted for the US multiple on many occasions in the past, refused to comment…

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Boots agrees sponsorship deal with ‘The Pregnancy and Baby Fair’

The Pregnancy and Baby Fair, Ireland’s biggest exhibition on pregnancy and baby related products and services, has announced a new sponsorship deal with Boots Ireland. The exhibition is celebrating its tenth year this year, and will return to the RDS…

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Building has begun to turn a vacant Bray site into a shopping centre and 'urban street'

A long-awaited shopping centre at a vacant site in Bray will be opened in 2020, with a number of outlets already on board to take up tenancy. The Florentine Centre site in the Wicklow seaside town has been vacant for more than two decades but…

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