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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Lillian Wayne on May 8, 2019 3:12:07 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.

 

All major grocery retailers in Ireland growing again after strong Easter

Sales in the Irish grocery market have hit record levels as shoppers splashed out €208m in the Easter week alone, helping the overall sector grow by 4.1% in the 12 weeks to 21 April 2019. The figures from Kantar also show that with SuperValu returning to growth, all the major retailers are…

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We shelled out €44m on chocolate eggs and €29m on lamb over Easter

Shoppers got into the Easter spirit this year by splurging €44m on Easter eggs and €29m on fresh lamb. Seasonal spending lifted the total value of grocery spending to €208.2m during that week, a record according to Kantar Worldpanel, which tracks the sector….

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Marketing matters: retail all about consumers, online orders and good old-style shopping

Power has shifted to consumers, retail channels are becoming blurred between online and offline and physical stores remain vital in building brands. These were the three main takeaways from Kantar Worldpanel MD David Berry’s ‘Have We Hit Peak Retail?’ talk to Marketing Society…

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Worsening Irish consumer sentiment erases March recovery

Irish consumer sentiment soured in April, weighed down by an uncertain economic outlook and related worries about household incomes, data showed on Thursday. The KBC Bank/ESRI consumer sentiment index fell to 87.7 in April from 93.1 in March…

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Dunnes takes the crown as Ireland’s largest supermarket for eighth month

Dunnes Stores has once again been crowned as the nation’s largest grocer for the eighth consecutive period. Tesco experienced sales growth of 2.8%, its strongest of 2019 so far, in the 12 weeks to 21 April 2019, according to the latest figures from Kantar….

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Lidl gets go-ahead to replace Fermoy outlet

Plans by Lidl to replace its existing outlet in Fermoy with a large, new store have been approved, despite opposition from a rival supermarket owner. An Bord Pleanála has rejected an appeal by the owner of a SuperValu store in the north Cork town against the decision of…

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Aldi launch alcohol infused sausages entitled 'Boozy Bangers'

The shopping giant has mixed booze and barbeque to create alcohol-infused sausages, which they have aptly dubbed, Boozy Bangers. Customers can get two different packs of sausages, Thatcher’s Traditional Cider & Bramley Apple or Golden Ale & Cheese…

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M&S LGBT sandwich launched to celebrate Pride – and divides shoppers

Marks & Spencer has launched an ‘LGBT’ sandwich in the UK and Ireland to celebrate Pride – but it has been met with mixed reactions. The sandwich is filled with lettuce, guacamole, bacon and tomato – true to the acronym LGBT – as well as coming in rainbow-coloured packaging…

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Londis provides a little piece of heaven to Hell & Back 2019

Ireland International soccer star Stephanie Roche was on hand to help unveil Londis’ third annual sponsorship of the gruelling Hell & Back race, as well as its new charity partner. The symbol group is partnering up with Pieta House for ‘Hell & Back for Joy’, giving those who…

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Limerick teams look to continue good run in 'SPAR FAI Primary School 5s'

Seanchoill Sports Complex, Corbally will play host to the Limerick Finals of the SPAR FAI Primary School 5s Programme on May 2. The SPAR FAI Primary Schools 5s Programme is the largest programme of its kind in Ireland with 36,616 boys and girls from…

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IKEA appoints Peter Jelkeby as UK and Ireland Country Retail Manager

Taking over from Javier Quiñones, who joins IKEA USA as Country Retail Manager, Peter will continue to strengthen IKEA’s position as the number one home furnishing retailer in the UK and Ireland and will lead the on-going transformation of the IKEA business, at a challenging time…

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Profit fall at Euro General

Sales dipped by 3% to €67.3m while profits fell 21% to €706,000 at Euro General Retail, a discount operator owned by Charles O’Loughlin which operates 85 outlets across Ireland. The banking levy will be increased to 170% of the Dirt paid on savings from budget night in October, up from 59%...

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2018 revenues peak €2bn for Applegreen as acquisitions show worth

Irish forecourt retailer, Applegreen, saw its revenue jump 21% in 2018 to just over €2 billion, improving on an already impressive 2017, when it earned €1.4 billion. According to the company’s recently released Annual Report, non-fuel gross profit also rose drastically, by 34%...

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Hugo Boss eyes revamp

Hugo Boss said the renovation of several major stores should revive sales growth after the German fashion house reported a drop in first-quarter earnings due to reorganisation costs, higher marketing spending and a strong dollar…

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Sports retailer granted permission for major Patrick's Street expansion

A sports retailer has been given the go-ahead to take over a long-vacant premises on Cork's Patrick's Street. Retailer JD Sports has been granted planning permission to modify its store in The Savoy expanding into the former A-Wear premises on Patrick's Street….

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Prime pitch on Cork’s premier shopping street for €6.6m plus

Agent Bannon is seeking offers in excess of €6.6 million for a landmark building on Cork city’s most sought-after thoroughfare, St Patrick’s Street. No 113-115 St Patrick’s Street has been occupied by the well-known bookseller and stationer, Eason & Son, for more than 33 years.

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O’Connell Street and Moore Street set for renewal

O’Connell Street will be “re-established as Dublin’s pre-eminent street” and the “unique character and vibrancy” of Moore Street will be restored, under master plan proposals for a new urban quarter in the north inner city…

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Naas Shopping Centre set for June sale

The derelict Naas Shopping Centre is set to go on the market to be sold — likely in June. None of the parties involved — the National Asset Management Agency, Kildare County Council or the receiver — has made any public comment. However, it is understood that talks have been taking place…

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New eateries will serve up jobs boost at The Junction

Dozens of jobs are being added at The Junction retail and leisure park with the arrival of three new food outlets - Nando's, TGI Fridays and a Starbucks drive-thru. And it coincides with planning permission being granted for the next building phase…

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Lidl's Northern Ireland sales increase but Tesco still number one

Three-quarters of Northern Ireland's population shopped at Lidl in the last year as the German discount supermarket continues to grow sales here, new figures show. Research from information company Kantar said the value of sales at the retailer, which has 39 stores in Northern Ireland…

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