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Irish consumer sentiment inches higher in June
Irish consumer sentiment inched higher in June following strong domestic economic data, but households remained nervous about their finances for the coming year, a survey showed on Monday.
Grocery price inflation at supermarkets rises to fastest since late 2014
Grocery price inflation is climbing by an annual rate of 3.1%, the fastest pace since late 2014, market researcher Kantar has said. Its regular survey, which is based on 30,000 grocery items bought by 5,000 households in the Irish Republic, also shows that Aldi and Dunnes…
Majority of cat owners feed their cats solely on cat food
Just over 6 in 10 (62%) of cat owners will feed their cat solely on cat food, in line with 2018 (64%), with the proportion who will feed them a mixture of both cat food and leftovers, unchanged from 2018 levels (32%).
IGBF announces Sports Lunch “legends panel”
The Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund has announced the lineup for its annual sporting legends panel, which will take place at the IGBF Sports Lunch on 30 August at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Guests will be inspired and entertained by this year’s legend panel, made up of…
Demand for retail premises 'robust' as it pays to be healthy
Demand for retail premises in Ireland is "robust" on the back of growth in the health and wellbeing and beauty and leisure sectors, according to the latest report from commercial property specialist CBRE. The trend means retail landlords have become less reliant on the fashion sector.
Ireland’s first ever retail drone delivery of light bulbs
IRISH lighting company Solus demonstrated that they are light years ahead as they piloted the first ever retail drone delivery of light bulbs to a retail store. Mark Kavanagh, marketing director of the Kavanagh Group, joined David Reynolds, sales and marketing director of Solus…
Marketing matters: teens spend over 44% more time on media
Irish teenagers spend 44pc more time a day on average consuming media than Irish adults. Most of the time is spent between 5pm and 10pm when they watch TV at home, but also while using smart devices to perform several tasks at the same time. Generation Zers are…
Irish festival goers demand sustainable packaging
According to new research carried out by Musgrave MarketPlace, Irish festival goers are more eco-conscious than ever with 80% of respondents saying it’s important for vendors to offer compostable cutlery and packaging.
Amazon Prime Day 2019: A guide for Irish Shoppers
The consumerism is strong with this one! Amazon has literally made up a new shopping season akin to Black Friday. Amazon Prime Day was created back in 2015 by the online shopping giant. It’s one of those simple but genius moves by a company as in the first year…
Ireland to step up plans for “significant” risk of no-deal Brexit
Ireland will step up its preparations for a disorderly Brexit this week given the chances of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal have never been higher, foreign minister Simon Coveney said on Monday.
No-deal Brexit: What could it mean for online shopping?
There is a warning that online shoppers will be hit with larger bills in the event of a no-deal Brexit. In a no-deal scenario, goods entering the European Union from the UK will be treated as imports from a third country. The Government says all relevant EU legislation on imported…
Irish retailers could have an opportunity to compete with British online shops thanks to Brexit
With the Irish government warning a no-deal Brexit could push up the price of online shopping and inbound deliveries from the likes of Asos and Boohoo, there may be a silver lining for Irish retailers. While Irish business might have an opportunity to gain back some…
Aldi offers €27,000 prize fund for Ireland’s best bulls
Aldi has announced that the regional heats are now taking place across the country to qualify for the Aldi Angus All Ireland Bull Calf Championship Grand Finals, which will take place at the Iverk Show in Piltown, County Kilkenny on 24 August, 2019.
Date revealed for official opening of new Lidl store in Tullamore
Lidl Ireland have given the official opening date for their new Tullamore supermarket. The new Lidl supermarket is being completed on the Church Road and the store will open its doors to customers for the first time on Thursday, July 25.
Lidl to invest €1m in Ireland’s largest ever installation of solar panels
Lidl has welcomed a grant of planning from Kildare County Council for the installation of energy-saving solar panels at its 58,000m2 distribution centre in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, which is currently under construction. This installation will see an investment of €1m at this…
Londis renews partnership with Catherine Fulvio’s new tv series ‘tastes like home’
Londis has announced that it has extended its partnership with TV chef Catherine Fulvio having agreed a deal to sponsor RTÉ’s ‘Tastes Like Home’ cookery show for the fourth successive year. The popular television series is presented as a traditional TV cooking show…
Dixons Carphone to axe 140 jobs in transformation drive
Dixons Carphone is to axe 140 jobs across its central functions as boss Alex Baldock ramps up his transformation plans. Retail Week can reveal that the embattled electricals business will strip out 141 roles, the majority of which will be lost at its main head office in Acton.
Republic not on Boots's shop closure list
Retail pharmacy giant Boots has confirmed that its store network in the Republic will not be affected by its decision to close up to 200 shops. Sebastian James, Boots' UK and Ireland boss, confirmed on Friday that parent company Walgreens Boots Alliance has approved…
Trading Stories: Maxi Zoo's in the business of caring for pets
We've got 20 stores throughout the Republic of Ireland. We offer everything for your pet. Whether you have a cat or a dog or a rabbit or a reptile, we have everything you need, from food to accessories. In five of our stores, we sell fish and small animals too.
Sainsbury’s sees sales tumble further amid ‘tough’ supermarket environment
Sainsbury’s has seen like-for-like sales continue to tumble over the past four months, as pressure continues to weigh down on boss Mike Coupe. Mr Coupe is expected to face criticism from some investors at the supermarket’s annual general meeting on Thursday…
Irish fashion giant Penneys marks its 50th anniversary
Irish fashion giant Penneys today marked its 50th anniversary. The company opened its first store on Mary Street in Dublin in 1969. Today, the budget clothing company has 372 premises in 12 countries, more than 75,000 employees and over 15 million sq ft of retail space.
Primark upbeat on Ireland as sales rise 4%
Discount clothing retailer Primark has said it is pleased with its trading performance in Ireland in its current financial year. The Dublin-headquartered international retailer - which trades here as Penneys - said total group sales for the first nine months of its financial…
Penneys founder Arthur Ryan passes away
Arthur Ryan, the founder, Chairman and former CEO, of Penneys has passed away today after a short illness. Ryan was 83 years old. Ryan, who has been credited as the driving force behind the ‘fast fashion’ movement, cut his teeth at Dunnes Stores…
Force not with Dublin Disney store as sales drop 7%
Sales of action figures from the Star Wars The Last Jedi movie were not enough to prevent a sales slump for the owners of the Disney Store in Dublin last year. According to new accounts filed by TDS Disney Ireland Ltd, revenues at the business decreased by 7 per cent to…
Lidl enjoys strongest performance of all supermarkets, survey reports
Lidl was the only retailer here to bump up its share of the grocery market last month as the big three all saw their slice of the sector drop. The German retailer, which has 38 stores in Northern Ireland, also had the highest increase in sales, according to Kantar's grocery market…
Lidl becomes first retailer in the north to introduce in-store recycling bins
Supermarket chain Lidl has become the first retailer to offer customer recycling facilities in-store. The retailer has installed customer recycling stations at checkouts across all its 38 branches, in a bid to reduce consumer's packaging waste.
New Carrickfergus M&S foodhall bucks UK trend for closures to bring 25 new jobs
Marks & Spencer's latest Northern Ireland store will open in Carrickfergus at the end of the month with the creation of 25 jobs, the retail giant has announced. M&S will open its foodhall at Shore Commercial Park on Belfast Road on July 31.
August opening for US retailer's first Irish shop in Belfast
US clothing retailer Anthropologie has confirmed it will open its first store on the island of Ireland in Belfast within weeks. The upmarket fashion and homeware chain will move into a 5,000 sq ft unit on the ground floor of Erskine House on Arthur Street at the end of August.