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70% of shoppers abandon mobile transactions when the process is too difficult, new survey finds
More than two-thirds of consumers in Ireland will abandon mobile transactions out of principle if the process is too difficult, according to latest research from global payments expert, Elavon. The study of 1,000 adults in Ireland on their mobile shopping experience…
Small Irish firms urge Christmas shoppers to spend just €20 locally in bid to boost economy
Spending just €20 in a local store can boost the economy, the Small Firms Association says. The annual rush to get great Christmas gifts is on, but more and more people are choosing to shop online these days.
Richard Curran: Main Street must embrace shopping revolution
Christmas shopping is in full swing. In Ireland we are expected to indulge in the biggest shopping spree since the Celtic Tiger years. The cash splurge will be made by people in Ireland, but how much of their shopping will actually occur here?
Irish consumer sentiment recovers somewhat in November
Irish consumer sentiment recovered somewhat in November following three successive monthly falls, according to the KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI Consumer Sentiment Index for November 2018. The KBC Bank/ESRI Consumer Sentiment Index rose to 96.5 in November…
Irish consumer sentiment improves as Brexit worries ease
Irish consumer sentiment recovered in November to end a run of three successive monthly falls as prospects for a Brexit deal improved and property and fuel inflation eased, a survey showed on Thursday.
Brexit may weigh on shops, report finds
Pessimism about the economic costs of Brexit is weighing on consumers north and south of the border, reports from KBC Bank and accountants RSM has found. RSM’s survey shows consumers are worrying about Brexit. That has implications on how much will be spent in shops in 2019.
Brexit concerns lead to downturn in consumer confidence on both sides of the border
Brexit has led to a downturn in consumer confidence across the island of Ireland, according to results from a new survey conducted by 3GEM on behalf of RSM, seeking the views of 1,000 people in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Online shopping just got a lot easier (and possibly cheaper) for shoppers in Ireland
New EU regulations have come into force that prohibit businesses based in the European Union from geoblocking consumers from elsewhere in the EU. As of this month, EU-based businesses are no longer allowed to block or limit a customer from accessing their website…
Has Grafton Street become a victim of the Luas Cross City?
It has been considered the heartbeat of retail activity in the capital but there are signs Grafton Street is waning, thanks in some small part to the Luas extension that has carved open the city. In the 14 years before the emergence of the Luas Cross City, thousands of daily…
Review of Cork city centre’s retail strategy as online sales surge
A review of Cork city centre’s retail strategy has been announced as the surge in online shopping threatens Ireland’s high streets. The review is likely to lead to rezoning proposals for the city’s once traditional shopping streets, which are currently dominated by retail…
Tesco Ireland's Christmas Appeal launched
TV presenter, Anna Daly, helped launch the Tesco Ireland annual Christmas Appeal, which is calling on shoppers across Ireland to support those in need within their local community by donating a product in Tesco stores nationwide across 7th, 8th & 9th December.
Tesco workers to strike in Sligo, Leitrim over dispute
Tesco stores in Sligo and Carrick-on-Shannon will see strike action by Mandate members in the run up to Christmas in a dispute over issues including canteen facilities. Strikes will take place at the Sligo store tomorrow and on 14 December - with a further stoppage at the…
Garvey's crowned 'Overall Winner SuperValu Off Licence of the Year'
Garvey's SuperValu in Dingle has been crowned the 'Overall Winner SuperValu Off Licence of the Year 'at the 26th annual Edward Dillon & Santa Rita Estates SuperValu Off Licence of the Year Awards, which took place last Thursday 29 November in the Galway Bay Hotel.
Aldi opening a ‘great boost to Graignamanagh’
Aldi has increased its presence in Kilkenny with the opening of its latest “Project Fresh” store in Graignamanagh. A total of 20 new jobs have been created at the new store. The opening saw a welcome boost for Graignamanagh Abbey Hall, with Aldi donating €5,000…
Aldi opens New Killaloe Project Fresh Store creating 20 new jobs
Aldi has increased its presence in Co. Clare with the opening of its latest “Project Fresh” store in Killaloe, creating 20 new jobs. The new store, the fourth in the county, totals 1,149 square metres of floor space, and has 104 free car parking spaces, wide aisles, and hi-spec fixtures and fittings.
Dunnes Stores opens new Blackrock store
Delivering on the premium offering Dunnes Stores has become known for in recent years, the new Dunnes Stores “convenience food hall” in Blackrock, Co. Dublin, has opened its doors. The brand new store, on the site of the former Playwright pub, will be host to a…
Gala introduces recyclable coffee cups
Following closely behind many of the major coffee retailers, Gala Retail has announced that the group will stop using non-recyclable single-use coffee cups in its store network. The cups will be replaced by a new recyclable cup.
Iceland's expansion plan targets 70 stores
British grocery retailer Iceland plans expansion throughout Ireland that will see it at least double its presence in the Irish market. The retailer - known for its frozen food but which also has a growing line of fresh produce - has plans to have between 50 and 70 stores…
Forecourt retailer Circle K to open new station on N7
Circle K, formerly known in Ireland as Topaz, has invested €3.7 million in a new site on the N7 at Kill north, according to the Irish Times. It is reported that the Canadian-owned forecourt retailer is expecting the new site to open this week.
Dublin gets a taste for 'rent a rail' retail as new pop-up aims to leverage Irish designers
A new pop-up has opened up at Dundrum Town Centre; but it doesn't look much like your average temporary store, and its business ambition is a lot more complex than simply selling produce. Located in the Pembroke District (beside Five Guys), BLOSS is the brainchild…
‘Shop local’ this Christmas says small business federation
Shoppers are being encouraged to “shop local” during the run-up to Christmas. The Federation of Small Business Northern Ireland is asking consumers to give independent local traders their support. The FSB says that small firms contribute to the economy with…
Footfall figures on the rise in Northern Ireland despite overall drop across UK
Footfall on Northern Ireland's high streets grew by 4.1% last month, making it the only region in the UK to experience growth, according to new figures. The Northern Ireland Retail Consortium-Springboard research for October 28 to November 24 also showed…
'Generous' Northern Ireland shoppers to provide Christmas cheer for local retailers
The north is the second most generous region in the UK when it comes to Christmas presents, according to a new survey. The latest trading analysis from PwC shows shoppers in Northern Ireland are expecting to spend an average of £423 on presents this festive season…
Victoria Square named north's top shopping centre for eighth consecutive year
Belfast's Victoria Square has retained its title as the leading shopping centre in Northern Ireland, according to an industry guide. The latest ‘Going Shopping 2019 – The Definitive Guide to Shopping Centres’, published by Trevor Wood Associates has named Victoria Square…
Huge boost for city centre as Primark gets ready to open its doors again
Fans of Primark in Belfast can start making their lists and checking them twice - because it's just one more sleep until the clothes retailer flings open its doors to shoppers in the city centre. There were fears that the department store famed for its bargains wouldn't be up…
Guineys Belfast launch 'encouraging' for city
Irish department store Guineys has opened its first Northern Ireland store in Belfast. The retailer, which sells discounted clothing and homeware, has hired 20 staff in a "six figure" investment in its 12th outlet on the island of Ireland.