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Smartphone addiction? Irish people check their phones 57 times a day
Nine in ten Irish people now either own or have smartphone access, with the ‘grey’ tech market expected to become a growth segment for mobile retailers. Meanwhile Irish people are likely to check their phones on average of 57 times per day, according to Deloitte’s annual Mobile Consumer Survey.
Irish households to spend an average of €2,654 in the run up to Christmas
Business Group Retail Ireland has said it expects Irish households to spend an average of €2,654 in shops this month, €870 more than any other month this year. As a whole, it expects us to spend around €4.5 billion over the Christmas period, which is up from €4.4 billion in 2016.
Shoppers to spend €4.5billion this Christmas
Irish consumers will spend more this Christmas, but a push is on to ensure that overseas online retailers are not the only businesses to benefit. Business group, Retail Ireland, predicts that spending will grow to €4.5bn — an average of €2,654 per household and a 2.6% increase on the same period…
Half of grocery shoppers will just buy a few extra items for Christmas
Despit a significant focus by retailers on the Christmas shop, there are just over half (51%) of grocery shoppers who claim they will shop as normal this Christmas and just buy a few extra items for Christmas. However, for 1 in 3 (33%) shoppers, there will be a dedicated Christmas food shop…
Irish retail sales up 4.5 percent year-on-year in October
Irish retail sales volumes increased by 4.5 percent in the year to October and by 6 percent when car sales are excluded, data from the Central Statistics Office showed on Tuesday. On a monthly basis, retail sales were flat, and fell 0.3 percent with auto sales excluded.
CSO to capture retail sales data from ecommerce giants
The Central Statistics Office is set to collect retail sales information on ecommerce giants based in Ireland for the first time next year, as it looks to broaden the online shopping data it captures. At present the statistics office includes only online shopping data from retailers with a physical…
Plastic becoming king as consumers turn to card
While cash has long been singled out as being king, Irish consumers appear to be increasingly turning to plastic as their preferred method of paying for goods over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend.
An Taoiseach launches an awareness campaign to support local retailers
Retail Excellence and An Taoiseach launched an awareness campaign at Government Buildings this week to support local retailers on Small Business Saturday which will take place on December 2 this year.
eShopWorld hails Black Friday web sales surge
Irish tech firm eShopWorld, which provides a platform for brands to sell online, says retail volumes over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend were up 75pc on the same period last year. The last weekend in November has become a retail phenomenon, especially online. Sales volumes over…
Christmas shopping on the move? Gardaí warn to only shop online when on personal WiFi
Online shopping IS becoming more popular in Ireland and an increase is expected over the Christmas period. Over 50% of Irish people shop online and around 30% of people will use their mobile phones as their main shopping tool.
Tips to help online shoppers avoid becoming victims of fraud in run-up to Christmas
Online shoppers have been warned to avoid becoming the victims of fraud in the run-up to the busy festive period. A campaign launched by the banks has issued tips for ensuring consumers do not end up having money taken from their bank accounts by scammers.
One in 10 Irish people will travel across the border to Northern Ireland for a Christmas shopping trip
1 in 10 Irish shoppers will stream across the border in the coming weeks - for a pre-Christmas shopping trip. A new survey, that was completed by the AA, revealed that 9% of respondents will be undertaking a cross-board shopping trip this year.
How to find the best deals on your Christmas shopping spree
With only 22 shopping days until Christmas, the rush is on. Don't panic buy though, as you'll most likely end up with a runaway shopping bill if you do. You still have time to take some steps which should help slash the cost of your Christmas shopping. Here are some of them.
Vinyl record sales expected to hit one million this Christmas
Music fans should expect plenty of gift-wrapped vinyl records this Christmas as more than one million vinyl LPs are predicted to be sold in December, record labels’ association BPI has said. It has also been forecast that Ed Sheeran’s chart-topping album ÷ could end the year as the…
Irish supermarket price war kicks off as Dunnes Stores offer 49c vegetables to rival Lidl and Aldi
Dunnes Stores have just announced a new food offer set to rival Aldi and Lidl. The Irish chain have launched a range of 49c vegetables which includes potatoes, onions, cabbages and even avocados. It's set to rival Aldi's Super Six promotion and Lidl's Super Saver's deal which sees them both offer a range of food for just 49c.
SuperValu to roll out autism-friendly shopping
SuperValu is set to make the shopping experience even more comfortable for families who have children with autism. Scally’s SuperValu in Clonakilty, Co Cork, was the first supermarket to hold an autism-friendly evening in its store two years ago.
Tesco launch annual Christmas appeal supporting local communities
Tesco Ireland are looking for shoppers to get involved and support good causes in their community this Christmas. This week Tesco have launched their annual Christmas Appeal in selected stores nationwide, where shoppers are encouraged to pop in store on Friday 1st or Saturday 2nd…
Lidl Ireland opens long awaited new store in Bantry
Former Cork football captain Philip Clifford officially opened Lidl’s brand new store in Bantry today, which saw the creation of 20 new jobs in the locality. The new store boasts a state of the art architectural design and spacious store layout, meaning Lidl can offer customers a greater…
Lidl opening hours Christmas 2017: All you need to know
Lidl will offer extended opening hours from Thursday December 21. With December just around the corner, it's time to start planning for the big day. The shopping list of food and drink is growing and many people are already planning their Christmas dinner.
Aldi to give surplus food to charities on Christmas Eve
This Christmas, the number of people using foodbanks is expected to soar. The Trussell Trust, which is the largest foodbank provider in the country, said it’s expecting its “busiest Christmas ever” after witnessing a 47% increase in need for emergency food supplies last December.
Aldi opening hours Christmas 2017: Here's all you need to know
With Christmas just around the corner, preparations for the big day are in full swing. All major supermarkets will begin offering extended Christmas opening hours soon, just in time to stock up on festive food and drink. If you're planning on picking up supplies in Aldi, these are the opening hours…
Centra representatives honoured at awards
Fiona Reilly, store manager of Centra Belturbet, Co. Cavan took home top honours and was named the Overall Pride of Centra Award Winner 2017 at the fourth annual Pride of Centra Awards. Presented by broadcaster Sybil Mulcahy, the Pride of Centra Awards were established by the…
John Lewis cheers Black Friday as biggest sales day on record
John Lewis logged its biggest trading day on record as Black Friday sales helped make up for a few weeks of “challenging sales”. The retailer said that it booked a 7.2% rise on year-on-year sales in the week to November 25 to £214.3 million, having seen 705 items ordered per minute online at their peak.
Ikea sees profits of €3bn amid Cork store speculation
Furniture company Ikea confirmed it is pursuing a growth agenda in Ireland but stopped short of confirming a new Cork store as it announced global profits of €3bn for the financial year. A second store is being lined up by the Swedish behemoth in Carrigtwohill in east Cork to join its Ballymun…
Shop local in Laois this Christmas and support vital jobs and business
Shoppers in Laois, Leinster and across the country are being urged to support local jobs and small businesses in their communities on ‘Small Business Saturday’ on December. The Small Firms Association Director, Sven Spollen-Behrens, said Christmas is a crucial time for retail businesses…
Troy urges people to shop local in run-up to Christmas
Fianna Fáil TD for Longford - Westmeath Robert Troy has called on people to support local businesses and community groups in the run up to Christmas. Deputy Troy made the comments after launching a campaign encouraging people to shop local in the run up to Christmas.
Victoria’s Secret opens on Grafton Street Dublin
Victoria’s Secret opens on Grafton Street Dublin. Leading Lingerie fashion retailer, Victoria’s Secret are all set to open their new flagship store in Ireland’s capital tomorrow. The American fashion brand which was founded over 40 years ago in the US, will open their doors to the public on…
Nando's to expand as Irish sales rise
Chicken restaurant chain Nando's is looking to expand further in Ireland following further sales growth here last year. New accounts show that pre-tax profits at the firm behind the Irish arm of Nando's declined by €1m to €2.8m in the 12 months to the end of February.
Freshly Chopped opens five new Irish outlets this week
Healthy fast food chain Freshly Chopped has announced that it will be opening five new branches in the Republic of Ireland this week. Lovin.ie reports that the first of these outlets opened at Waterford's City Square Shopping Centre yesterday (Monday December 4), with an outlet at…
Musgrave Group invests £17 million in Northern Irish suppliers
Irish retailer Musgrave Group has announced a £17 million investment in its local private-label range ‘Fresh For You’. The retailer made a £100 million commitment to the local food and drink industry earlier in the year, in addition to a £10 million investment into its Northern Ireland store network.
New 'concept' InterSport shop set to create 12 new jobs at shopping centre
Intersport's new 'concept' store now means Rushmere Shopping Centre in Craigavon is fully let, thanks to the latest £350,000 investment. The world's largest multi-brand sportswear and sporting equipment retailer's new 4,500 sq ft. store is located adjacent to Debenhams and H&M.