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Price on large supermarket plastic bags could increase to 95c
A levy could be placed on large plastic bags sold by supermarkets tomorrow, which would increase the price to 95c. Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton will bring a number of proposals to Cabinet tomorrow, concerning the reduction of the use of plastic, reports the Irish Independent.
Average Irish person consumes 1,460 cups of tea per year
The average Irish person average consumes 1,460 cups of tea per year, so make sure you always boil just the amount of water you need, was one of the tips given today when SSE Airtricity and the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) met at the DCU campus to launch a new partnership.
Carlow businesses with online presence could see 21% increase in sales, according to LEO
Figures released this week by the Local Enterprise Offices as part of International Internet Day have shown the benefits of being online to small businesses in Carlow. Research has shown that a business which establishes an online presence sees a 21% increase in sales …
Dublin’s Moore Street to get four new market stalls
Four new market stalls are to be allocated in Dublin’s Moore Street, the first new pitches designated for the street for more than 20 years. Dublin city manager Owen Keegan has told city councillors the new casual trading licences will be for the sale of “high-end produce/arts and crafts”.
Takeaway.com changes Just Eat deal structure
Takeaway.com on Monday changed the structure of its plan to buy Just Eat, increasing the certainty of a deal as it battles internet giant Prosus to buy the British food delivery ordering service. Takeaway and Just Eat had earlier agreed on the terms of a recommended all-share…
Ireland to impose 'latte levy' by 2021 to cut plastic waste
Ireland will impose a so-called latte levy on disposable coffee cups by 2021 in a bid to change consumer habits and cut the environmental impact from the use of single-use plastics, its minister for climate action said on Wednesday. Ireland has begun to step up action to cut environmental impacts …
Amazon slashes price of same-day delivery
The US online grocery market is intensely competitive not to mention highly lucrative, and Amazon has just turned up the heat on its competitors by making its same-day delivery option free for members.
Tesco could soon bring new Clubcard plus loyalty subscription service to Ireland
Tesco has announced a new loyalty subscription service for British customers, offering discounts on groceries, clothing and pet food and extra data through Tesco Mobile. The supermarket retailer will rollout…
Tesco surpasses target and raises almost €128,400 for Temple Street
Tesco Ireland stores surpassed its €100,000 target and has raised €128,388 for Temple Street Children's Hospital, with its recent Trick or Treat fundraiser. Over the bank holiday weekend, all 151 stores across the country, Tesco colleagues dressed up in a variety of costumes…
Tesco has said over 100 of its own-label products will feature fully recyclable black plastic by the end of December
It is part of an initiative to redirect 448 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic waste and boost recycling rates. At its national supplier briefing involving over 300 of its own-label and branded suppliers, Tesco confirmed it has launched fully recyclable packaging in a suite of its own-label meat…
Lidl and Aldi to show their charitable sides this Christmas
Lidl and Aldi will end another successful year by donating significant amounts of food to charity over the Christmas period. Lidl has pledged to donate 250,000 meals to those in need this Christmas by sending festive food items to local charities and community groups …
20 years of Aldi in Ireland: How discount supermarkets changed the way we shop
It was greeted with a mix of excitement, suspicion and lots of confusion from Irish shoppers when it first arrived. The German supermarkets were initially greeted with a mix of suspicion and confusion, which gradually gave way to acceptance, and all while changing the way we shop.
Cork based JDS Foods Ltd agrees new €750,000 contract with Aldi Ireland
Cork’s JDS Foods Ltd. has secured a new contract to supply private label spreads to Aldi Ireland’s 139 stores. The one-year contract is worth €750,000 and sees Aldi continue its long-standing partnership with JDS Foods Ltd, which first began in 2003.
Marks & Spencer sees profit down 17% in first half
Britain's Marks & Spencer on Wednesday reported a 17% drop in first-half profit, dragged down by falling clothing sales, illustrating the bumpy path of its latest attempt at a turnaround after over a decade of false dawns. Shares in the 135-year-old M&S, one of the best known …
Circle K unveils new Kildare service station
Circle K, today unveiled its newest service station in its nationwide network, on the M9 in Kilcullen, Co.Kildare. The fuel and convenience retailer also opened a Circle K on the M6, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, and on the M11 in Gorey, Co. Wexford, earlier this year.
Holland & Barrett launches 5p charge for single-use paper bags
Holland & Barrett has introduced a 5p charge for paper bags to encourage customers to ditch single-use bags altogether. Profits from the move will be donated to a range of charities supported by the brand. The health and wellness retailer was an early…
TOY HEAVEN World famous toy store FAO Schwarz opens first Irish branch in Arnotts just in time for Christmas
The toy store, which is known for its high-end toys, life-sized stuffed animals and games started trading in the Dublin city centre outlet today just in time for Christmas. The flagship store is spread over 6,000 square feet in the Arnotts basement and features an array…
Next keeps full year guidance after Q3 sales rise
Clothing retailer Next said sales picked up in October after a poor start to autumn trading, though it cautioned it did not expect growth for the rest of the year to be as strong as this month's. Shares in Next were down 3% this morning on the outlook, paring gains for the year so far to 67%.
Primark / Penneys look to Dublin for growth
Discount clothing retailer Primark — which trades in Ireland as Penneys — has said that the relocation of its sourcing, buying, and merchandising functions from the UK to its Dublin headquarters will play a significant supporting role in its continuing international expansion.
AB foods earnings up 2% on strong Primark, grocery demand
Associated British Foods reported a 2% rise in annual earnings on Tuesday, with growth at its Primark fashion chain and grocery businesses more than offsetting lower sugar profits. The group, which also has major agriculture and ingredients arms …
Dublin Airport Avoca store wins Global Travel Retail Award
Dublin Airport’s Avoca store, which is a partnership between The Loop and Avoca, has won a Collaboration of the Year award at the Frontier Awards, at a gala ceremony that took place in Cannes recently. The Frontier Awards, which have been presented for 36 years…
£1m investment by retail chain in convenience stores
Convenience store chain Centra has announced an investment of almost £1m in three new retail outlets. The company says that the development will lead to the creation of 40 new jobs. The new stores have opened at Bradbury Place in Belfast city centre and York Road also in Belfast …
Mothercare UK lines up administrators placing 2,500 jobs at risk
Mothercare has announced plans to place its UK retail business in administration, putting about 2,500 jobs at risk. The children’s retailer, which has 79 UK stores, said it will file a notice of intent to appoint administrators for the UK business later on Monday.
Primark to open new store in Belfast as company eyes up 19 new branches across Europe
Primark has confirmed plans to open a new store in Belfast. The company is eyeing up 19 new outlets as it published strong trading results for the last year - and it has set out where the shops will be. Some of the new branches will be outside the UK and Ireland while others will be…