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Consumer sentiment climbs to six-month high
Consumer sentiment hit a six-month high in January, buoyed by the reduced risk of a disorderly British exit from the European Union. But sentiment was still sharply lower in January than it was a year ago.
Irish Consumer Sentiment improves again in January
Irish consumer sentiment improved for the third month in a row in January, research shows. However, according to the latest KBC Bank Ireland Consumer Sentiment Index the latest reading is still substantially lower than it was a year ago and also notably…
Growth in Irish grocery market slows to 1.3% as election hits consumer confidence
Growth in the Irish grocery market slowed to 1.3% in 12 weeks to January 26 - the slowest rate recorded since March 2017 - as the general election impacted consumer confidence. New grocery market share figures from Kantar show the buzz around "Veganuary" and "Dry January"…
Irish grocery sales growth slows in the latest 12-week period: Kantar
Irish grocery sales growth slowed to 1.3% in the 12 weeks to 26 January 2020, according to the latest data from Kantar. The slowdown has been attributed to falling consumer confidence in the post-Christmas trading period, triggered by a general election in the country.
Grocery market in Ireland slowed ahead of election
Following a record-breaking festive season for the Irish grocery market, the buzz around Veganuary and Dry January failed to outweigh falling consumer confidence in the post-Christmas trading period. Latest figures from Kantar for the 12 weeks to 26 January 2020 show that growth…
Valentine's Day spending in Ireland as men spend €44 on bouquets and €129 on jewellery on average
Irish men like to say it with flowers, but they don’t like to shout too loudly, as they spend around €44 on bouquets on Valentine’s Day. That average is not enough to make a lavish statement with two dozen red roses.
Retailers with poor hygiene ratings risk losing shoppers, research claims
Retailers with a poor food hygiene rating risk losing a significant share of business because shoppers are increasingly conscious of this health issue, new research claims. It shows that 69% of shoppers now actively check out the ratings and the vast majority of consumers are influenced…
The Greta Thunberg generation doesn’t trust big brands
Research carried out by international sustainability strategy and creative agency, Futerra on 2,171 Generation Z consumers in the UK, the US, South Africa and India, has revealed that 84% of them don’t believe that brands are honest or honest enough about how their factory…
Brexit could reduce consumer choice
Brexit could see many popular products disappearing from the shelves of Irish stores as providing them becomes less economically viable for suppliers. That was the message from Musgraves Retail Partners managing director Martin Kelleher as he addressed students at…
Irish economic growth to slow ‘even with Brexit deal’, Central Banks warns
The Central Bank of Ireland has said the pace growth in the Irish economy is set to slow this year and next. It says a moderation of economic growth is expected in 2020, with a GDP forecast of 4.8%, down from 6.1% in 2019.
Dunnes retains top supermarket title for 18th month in a row
Dunnes Stores has retained its top supermarket position for the 18th month in a row. The Irish retailer had another formidable period with sales rising by 3.3% the latest grocery market share figures from Kantar in Ireland for the 12 weeks ending 26 January 2020 shows.
Dunnes reportedly makes third attempt to expand Beacon outlet
Dunnes Stores has reportedly made a third attempt to expand it's outlet at the Beacon South Quarter in Dublin. This is the Irish retailer has previously made two attempts to expand the Sandyford Business Park outlet since July 2017, reports The Sunday Business Post.
Aldi Ireland removes polystyrene trays from pizza range
Aldi Ireland has announced that it is removing polystyrene trays from its range of Specially Selected Irish Pizzas, instead introducing cardboard trays. Arriving in stores this month, the new trays are fully recyclable and will lead to the removal of 3.5 tonnes of non-recyclable packaging…
Aldi unveils revamped Dundalk Project Fresh store
Aldi’s Ramparts Road, Dundalk “Project Fresh” store has reopened its doors to customers following an extensive renovation project which has seen the store completely refurbished as part of Aldi’s €160m investment in its Irish store network.
Aldi opens new Laytown, Co.Meath store, creating 20 new jobs
Aldi Ireland recently announced the opening of a new flagship 'Project Fresh' store in Laytown, creating 20 new jobs. Located on the Strand Road, the new store will be Aldi’s sixth in Co. Meath. “The opening of Aldi Laytown is great news for local shoppers,"…
Dunne’s Centra Ardee scoops Neighbourhood Store of the Year gong
Dunne’s Centra in Ardee has been named the best neighbourhood store in Ireland, scooping the award for 2020. The Co Louth Centra received the much-coveted accolade at the Centra National Conference, which took place at the Great Southern Hotel, Killarney.
Dame Street store named 'Best Centra in Ireland'
Centra Dame Street in Dublin has been named the 'best Centra in Ireland', scooping both the Store of the Year award as well as the High Convenience award for 2020 at an national conference that recently took place at the Great Southern Hotel, Killarney.
Luxury retailer Brown Thomas to open new shop in Dundrum Town Centre in Dublin
Luxury retailer Brown Thomas is opening a new flagship store in Dundrum Town Centre in south Dublin. Shopaholics will be able to browse to their hearts' content in the spacious new shop which will consist of two levels with a retail sales area of 45,000 square feet.
Dealz discount stores owner likely to be sold
The boss of Pepco Goup —which operates the Dealz, Poundland and Pepco discount stores across Europe — said it was “inevitable” that its troubled South African owner Steinhoff would put it up for sale.
Maxi Zoo raises over €38,000 from ‘Give Paw’ campaign in aid of Dogs Trust
Ireland’s largest pet retailer, Maxi Zoo, has announced that its annual ‘Friendship Connects, Give Paw’ fundraising campaign raised €38,252 for the 2019 charity partner, Dogs Trust. The campaign ran from October to January following a launch by model and broadcaster Glenda…
Pre-tax profits increase at Argos Ireland as sales drop
Pre-tax profits last year at retailer Argos increased by 18 per cent to €9.99 million. New accounts filed by Argos Distributors (Ireland) Ltd show that the firm’s pre-tax profits increased despite revenues decreasing by 6 per cent from €191.49 million to €179.45 million in the…
Domino's Pizza sees Irish sales rise by 3%
Domino's Pizza has reported a 2.6% rise in sales from its restaurant operations in the Republic for the fourth quarter of 2019. That included franchised and centrally-owned restaurants, as well as the four it opened here last year. On a like-for-like basis, Domino's sales in the Republic fell by 1%.
JD agrees €100,000-per-year Shamrock Rovers shirt sponsorship
Sports retailer JD is paying €100,000 ($109,570) per season as the new main sponsor of League of Ireland Premier Division football club Shamrock Rovers, according to sports industry sources. The two-year deal marks JD’s first step into club football in Ireland where the brand…
Dublin Airport strikes ten-year food & beverage contract with SSP
Dublin Airport has awarded SSP a ten-year food & beverage contract covering 24 spaces, with Irish brands set to be more prominent in a new-look offer. It extends SSP’s existing presence at Ireland’s main gateway.
Camile Thai opens first 'petite' format at Circle K, Kilcullen
Camile Thai Kitchen has recently announced the opening of its first 'Petite' format outlet at Circle K, Kilcullen. The award-winning Thai restaurant will offer a variety of healthy food options including its bliss bowls and dinner bowls, impulse hot snack range, sides and drinks.
Fuller Smith & Turner records higher Christmas and New Year sales
Fuller Smith & Turner Plc has reported higher sales at its pubs and hotels during the Christmas and New Year period in its first festive season after the sale of its beer business to Japan's Asahi Group last year.
Volume sales continue to decline in N. Ireland’s grocery market
The Northern Irish grocery market was unchanged during the 52 weeks to 26 January 2020 as overall growth stood at 0.0%. The data from Kantar showed volume sales have continued to decline and are now down 0.6% year-on-year. More frequent trips by shoppers and an average…
Lidl continues to eat into 'big three's' grocery share in Northern Ireland
New grocery market research has shown that Lidl is topping the supermarket league with the highest performance of all multiples here last month compared to January 2019. Kantar's Take Home Grocery Spend survey showed that the German retailer, which has almost 40 stores…