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10% of adults consume sparkling wine at least once a month
The consumption frequency of sparkling wine is almost double that of champagne, with 10% of adults consuming sparkling wine at least once a month and just 6% of adults consuming champagne with this frequency, both of which are unchanged year-on-year.
Irish Supermarkets win big at the International Great Taste Awards
Irish supermarkets scooped up the awards at the 2018 International Great Taste Awards, with all the big names announcing multiple product champions. Established in 1994, the Great Taste Awards featured over 12,000 products, which were blind-tasted by a panel of industry experts...
Tesco Ireland wins 8 Great Taste Awards for fresh meat
Tesco Ireland has announced that it has been awarded a total of eight Great Taste Awards for its Finest fresh meat products at the 2018 International Great Taste Awards. 'Tesco Finest fillet steak and Finest Thick Cut Lamb Chops received 2 star awards; with finest* ranch and striploin steaks…
Dunnes Simply Better wins 20 awards at the International Great Taste Awards
Dunnes Stores Simply Better took home 20 awards at the 2018 International Great Taste Awards. Established in 1994, the Great Taste Awards featured over 12,000 products, which were blind-tasted by a panel of industry experts, including acclaimed chefs, restaurateurs and food…
79 accolades for SuperValu at Great Taste Awards
SuperValu won a total of 79 accolades at the 2018 Great Taste Awards, making it the top-performing Irish supermarket, at the recent food and drink awards held in London. The supermarket has a successful track record at The Great Taste Awards, with over 180 accolades received in the last…
SuperValu pledges assistance for drought-stricken farmers
In the midst of the hottest Irish summer in a generation, which has caused chaos in Ireland's agrifood industry, SuperValu has pledged financial support for a host of its vegetable suppliers, many of which have been crippled by the lack of rain in recent months.
Aldi scoops 34 gongs at Great Taste Awards 2018
A total of 34 Aldi products were awarded titles at the 2018 Great Taste Awards, including a number of Irish-grown products. Winning products from Irish suppliers include: Aldi’s Specially Selected Irish Buffalo Mozzarella, made by Macroom Buffalo Cheese; Aldi’s Specially Selected…
Next sales given warm weather boost
Surging demand for summer clothing helped retail chain Next grow sales by 2.8% as Britons sweltered in the recent heatwave. The group said online sales in its second quarter to July 28 rose by 12.5%, which offset an ongoing decline in its high street stores, where sales dropped by 5.9%.
Summer clothing drives Next sales
Surging demand for summer clothing in the recent heatwave helped Next grow sales, but the chain’s boss warned the return of soaring temperatures will start to hit trade. The group saw sales rise 2.8 per cent in its second quarter to July 28th, with a 12.5 per cent jump in online sales…
New Look’s profits rise as fashion chain pushes ahead with turnaround
New Look has reported an increase in profits as it pushes ahead with radical plans to cut costs and appeal to a broader range of shoppers. For the 13 weeks ended June 23, New Look’s total revenue fell by 2.7pc to £329.4m, down from £338.7mn during the same quarter last year.
Irish units of Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein enjoy increased profits
Irish units of top US clothing brands Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger enjoyed increased profits and revenues last year. New accounts filed by Hilfiger Stores Ireland Ltd show that the business recorded a 27pc increase in pre-tax profits to €598,000 in the 12 months to the end of February 4 last.
House of Fraser in Dundrum Town Centre could close after investors pull out of plans to save company
Fashion and beauty giant House of Fraser could shut its doors here, it has emerged. The retailer employs 6,000 workers in the UK and Ireland. It’s been reported 31 stores in the UK will close and now Irish stores may be doing the same. The store in Dundrum Town Centre in Dublin is the only…