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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Domenica Soldo on Sep 12, 2018 4:07:30 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.

 

Two thirds of Irish adults purchase deodorant once a month

Deodorant is one of the most frequently purchased personal care items amongst adults with almost two thirds (62%) claiming to purchase once a month or more often, largely unchanged from 2017 levels (63%). Some 1 in 5 (21%) purchase once every 2-3 weeks, down significantly from 2017…

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Kyran Fitzgerald: online retail is a big threat to Ireland Inc

The Central Bank’s Philip Lane and fiscal watchdog Seamus Coffey have warned about the many risks facing the economy. They should add online shopping to the list, writes Kyran Fitzgerald. It is never great when the head of the Central Bank feels the need to appear on the airwaves to…

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Gin craze takes off as sales of Irish whiskey also soar

It’s official. Gin is in. Sales of the spirit once informally known as mother’s ruin jumped last year with volumes rising 47.2 per cent. With locally produced brands such as Shortcross, Bertha’s Revenge and Drumbshambo Gunpowder holding their own against the likes of Hendricks, Monkey 47 and…

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Gin remains fastest growing spirit in Ireland, sales up 47% In 2017

Gin remains the fastest growing spirit category among Irish consumers, up by 47.2% in 2017, with growth shared between both Irish and imported brands. This comes from the Irish Spirits Association, who launched its Irish spirits industry and market report, which…

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Spirits see big rise in sales in Ireland

Sales of alcohol have risen in the last year, according to the latest report from the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland. The report shows sales of spirits went up by 4%, despite previous concerns surrounding high excise duty. Vodka is still the number one spirit sold in Ireland, with the likes of…

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Tesco stays top dog in August as sales grow at all major supermarkets

Tesco was the nation’s leading grocery retailer for the fifth consecutive period with just 1.5pc now separating Ireland’s top three supermarkets. Tesco took a 22.4pc market share in the 12 weeks to mid-August, just ahead of SuperValu (22pc) and Dunnes Stores (20.9pc) as Aldi (11.5pc) and Lidl…

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Festive treats and advent calendars hit the shelves in Tesco Ireland – 111 days ahead of Christmas

Festive treats and advent calendars have hit the shelves in Tesco 111 days ahead of Christmas. One of the supermarket’s stores in Mullingar in Co Westmeath is already stocking the Kinder chocolate Santas, as well as Milkybar and Dairy Milk bunnies and advent calendars – even though we haven’t…

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Dunnes wins 'Own Label Brand of the Year’ Award for Simply Better Range

Dunnes Stores was awarded the ‘Own Label Brand of the Year’ Award for its Simply Better Collection at the inaugural Food and Drink Business Awards 2018 in City West Hotel. The award, Dunnes said, was in recognition of the commitment of the brand to deliver quality products to Irish homes from…

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Aldi's McGrath's Fairtrade reserve expected to double Fairtrade Tea sales

Aldi has introduced a new Fairtrade private label tea to its 133 stores across Ireland, and expects Fairtrade tea sales across the country to double. The discount retailer has said that it is targeting sales of 500,000 packs of its new McGrath’s Fairtrade Reserve Tea annually, and added that it…

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Aldi celebrates record year for 'Play Rugby' with Irish rugby stars

Aldi has lined out with former Ireland and Munster captain Paul O’Connell and National Team Head Coach Joe Schmidt, to celebrate a record year for the Aldi Play Rugby programme. The German-based discount retailer announced that over 100,000 kids across the country took part…

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Tipperary gets retail boost as Lidl opens €12m store on former O'Connors Nenagh site

German discount chain Lidl is scheduled to open its new store in Nenagh this Thursday as part of the major revamp of the former O'Connors supermarket site. The store is moving from its old premises on Martyrs Road, at the back of O'Connors, to the front of the site, with an…

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Five Westmeath stores honoured at SPAR awards

Five Westmeath SPAR stores were awarded one of retail’s highest honours at the inaugural SPAR 365 Standards Customer Care Programme celebration. SPAR and SPAR Express retailers from across Ireland attended the ceremony at Citywest Hotel, Dublin, hosted by BWG Foods…

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Retailer JD Sports bucks high street trend with 'record' profit

JD Sports Fashion has continued to buck high street gloom with a 19% jump in first-half earnings as demand for "athleisure" wear rises and it expands overseas. The retailer said profit before tax rose to £121.9m for the 26 weeks ended 4 August, from £102m in the same period a year earlier.

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Dixons Carphone reports 'strong' trading in Ireland

Dixons Carphone has reported a "strong" trading period in the first quarter of 2018/2019. In a trading update the group said that it had increased market share in all categories including TVs, computing, mobile phones and white goods in Ireland. "Sales growth reflected an increasing demand from customers for better quality and more technologically advanced products," Mark Delaney...

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Food & drink business awards 2018

Dairygold have been crowned company of the year at the Food & Drink Business Awards. The event which celebrated the best of manufacturing and the people behind the products, took place in the Citywest Hotel on Wednesday the 5th of September. There was a high standard of entries this year with numerous own label branded goods producers battling it out among the...

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Cork’s second largest shopping centre on the market for €86m

Savills has launched Wilton Shopping Centre to the market on behalf of York Capital, guiding in excess of €86m which comprises €76m for the Shopping Centre. €10m is to be used for a mixed-use development site. The sale offers an investment opportunity to acquire Cork’s dominant…

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Plans advanced to sell Wilton Shopping Centre

Plans are being advanced for the sale of the Wilton Shopping Centre in Cork, at an expected €85m-€90m guide, after conditional planning permission for a €100m redevelopment to include a multi-screen cinema and 190-bed hotel was granted by Cork City Council within the last week.

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