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Supermarket own-brand products reduce sugar to avoid new 30c tax
Retailers and soft-drink manufacturers have altered the recipes of some of their products in order to avoid the new sugar tax, which comes into force today. The new tax sees 30 cent per litre added onto sweetened drinks that have over 8g of sugar per 100ml. Drinks with a sugar content of…
Ireland's retailers opt for reformulation to dodge sugar tax
Ireland's biggest retailers have reformulated their private label carbonated soft drinks so as to avoid being subjected to a new sugar tax, which came into force on May 1. The new tax will see €0.20 per litre being applied to drinks that contain between 5g and 8g of sugar per 100ml, and €0.30 per litre…
Over 6 in 8 adults drink non-alcoholic drinks socially
Just over 6 in 10 (62%) adults claim to drink non-alcoholic drinks in social situations, with those aged 55-64 most likely to have consumed non-alcoholic drinks. Central to the research, which was conducted amongst a nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults aged 18+ on behalf Retail…
Check out your shopping’s carbon footprint
Irish firm, Evocco, is looking for testers for an app that allows shoppers to check their carbon footprint as they browse the food aisles, writes Ruth Doris. We should be more aware of the food we buy, of how it’s produced, and where it comes from, for the sake of sustainability.
Euro zone retail sales growth slows sharply in March
Retail sales growth in the euro zone currency slowed sharply in March, European statistics agency Eurostat said today, as consumers spent less on non-food items than in February. Retail sales, an often revised indicator, rose by just 0.1% in March for a 0.8% annual increase, Eurostat said.
SuperValu returns to top spot: Kantar Worldpanel
SuperValu has returned to pole position with a 22.3% share of the market, the first time the retailer has held top spot alone since July 2017. The Irish grocery market continuing to perform strongly, with overall sales up 3.1% on last year, the latest grocery market share figures from Kantar…
SuperValu reclaims position as supermarket supremo in latest stats
SuperValu has retaken the top spot in the Irish grocery market, the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel have found. Published today for the 12 weeks ending April 22, 2018, the stats show the Irish grocery market continuing to perform strongly – with overall sales up 3.1% on last year.
Tesco and Lidl size up sites in Dublin
Grocery retailers have moved to advance multimillion developments at sites on Dublin's northside in recent days, despite an uncertain retail environment. Tesco and Lidl have both sought permission to add more retail space in the city, although neither development is a certainty.
SuperValu is back as Ireland's most popular supermarket ... but Tesco and Dunnes Stores are right behind it
Supervalu has returned to the position of Ireland’s most popular supermarket, but Dunnes Stores and Tesco are right behind it. The latest Kantar supermarket shares show that SuperValu accounted for 22.3% of the consumer spend over the course of the 21 weeks to 22 April, making…
Spar Ireland set to host 5K charity road race
Spar Ireland, in partnership with Athletics Ireland and Dublin City Council will host the annual Spar Streets of Dublin 5K road race on Sunday, 20 May 2018 at 9am. This 5K route will take participants through the streets of Dublin starting outside the CHQ Building and finishing on City Quay.
BWG wholesaler moves to purchase Gala firm
Plans by BWG to buy rival 4 Aces Wholesale can go ahead but only if it meets certain conditions, the competition watchdog has ruled. The wholesaler is best known as the supplier to Spar, Eurospar, Londis and other independent stores in Ireland.
Marks & Spencer Launches New Customer Engagement Campaign In Food Halls
M&S has launched a new customer engagement campaign that it claims will harnesses the endorsement power of its 53,000 staff working in its food halls. ‘My M&S Favourite’, which launched in over 1,000 of its stores across the country today, sees staff wearing new, personalised badges…
Aldi is taking on IKEA with its latest homeware collection
Allergic to bright, clashing colours? You'll want EVERYTHING. IKEA is always our go-to for cute, affordable bits for the house. But Aldi's latest interiors collection has us tempted to cheat on our beloved Swedish furniture giant.
JD Sports to pay €2.15m for Jervis Shopping Centre flagship store
UK sports and fashion retailer JD Sports is limbering up for a future growth in sales as it prepares to take over a flagship store at the Jervis Shopping Centre in Henry Street, Dublin 1. The company will relocate later this year to 3,251sq m (35,000sq ft) on the ground and upper ground, most of it…
Woodie’s Celebrates 30th Anniversary with New Campaign
To mark its 30th anniversary and its four-year brand re-positioning plan, Woodie’s has launched a new advertising campaign called ‘We’re all Homemakers’. Their new ad, which was created by Rothco, explores modern Ireland, offers glimpses in to the lives of people all over the country and…
Carlow shopping centre sold by Newry-based developer Gerry O'Hare
O'Hare, often cited in rich lists as one of the North's richest men, developed the two shopping centres through his Newry-based development company Parker Green International. However, he agreed a deal with his financial backers three years ago to sell the company's two key assets to…
Drop of 1% in shop prices marks five years of deflation
Shop prices fell 1% in April to mark five years of deflation - bringing good news for Northern Ireland consumers, it's been claimed. The overall drop in prices into last month represents the deepest period of deflation since February last year as upward pressure from the fall in the pound…
Fears House of Fraser could shut up shop in Belfast
There are fears Belfast's landmark House of Fraser store could close after the owner of Hamleys confirmed it is to take majority ownership of the struggling department store chain. C.banner, the Chinese retailer behind Hamleys, said yesterday it will buy a 51 per cent stake in House of...