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May consumer price index 0.4% higher on average compared to 2017
Retail prices, on average, were 0.4% higher in May compared with May 2017, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office. However, Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages saw its consumer price index fall by 2.3% against last year.
Big ideas needed to freshen up our high streets
During the last week, it was reported that a key UK retailer, House of Fraser, was shutting a large number of stores. Aside from struggling with a significant amount of debt, this shopping company is also bearing the brunt of a structural change in the way we all are purchasing items.
Tesco back on top in Ireland's store wars
Tesco is the biggest supermarket in Ireland by market share for the first time since 2015. The British retailer has 22.3pc of the market spend, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel Ireland, with SuperValu second on 22pc and Dunnes third on 21.8pc.
Tesco communi-tea party returns to Longford Saturday June 16
Tesco Ireland Communi-Tea parties will take place again this month in Co. Longford on Saturday June 16 from 12pm-4pm. The popular community event returns as donations to over 80 local causes in the county reach over €24,000 to date. Across Ireland, Tesco has supported 11,000 community…
Aldi opens new Leixlip ‘Project Fresh’ store creating 20 new jobs
Aldi has further increased its presence in Co. Kildare with the opening of its latest ‘Project Fresh’ store in Leixlip. A total of 20 new jobs have been created at the new store. Featuring Aldi’s exciting award-winning Project Fresh layout and design, the new store boasts a large shop floor spanning…
Fuel your summer the healthy way with Spar Better Choices
Republic of Ireland football captain Seamus Coleman returns in his role as a Spar ambassador for Better Choices, a healthy eating initiative aimed at encouraging healthier choices on-the-go, and at home, with Spar. On June 7, Seamus launches Spar’s new Better Choices summer menu, which…
Mace Ballyboughal to host HB Funday for Down Syndrome Ireland
Mace Ballyboughal is inviting customers to support its official HB Funday in conjunction with charity partner Down Syndrome Ireland by buying a slice of delicious HB ice-cream. The event takes place on Friday 8th of June from 12pm to 4pm.
Applegreen goes… green!
Forecourt retailer, Applegreen has reinforced its green credentials, announcing that from July onward the brand will replace all non-recyclable single-use cups in stores with a new 100% recyclable cup created by ReCup.
Argos Ireland predicts top children's toys for Christmas 2018 with 200 shopping days to go - here's what's on the list
Argos Ireland has released its hotly anticipated Christmas list for 2018 - exactly 200 days before the big day. Those looking to get their Christmas shopping done early this year are in luck, as the Top Toys for 2018 features 13 new toys that the high-street retailer are expecting to feature on every…
House of Fraser is closing almost half of its 59 stores in the UK and Ireland
House of Fraser is closing almost half of its 59 stores in the UK and Ireland, putting 6,000 jobs at risk following financial woes. The department store, which employs over 6,000 House of Fraser employees and 11,500 concession staff announced the restructuring plan in a bid to secure the…
Decline in profits at health retailer
Expansion costs at the Irish arm of health and wellness retailer, Holland & Barrett, last year contributed to pre-tax profits decreasing by 31pc to €3.79m. The retailer increased the number of stores here in 2017 from 52 to 54 and this contributed to revenues increasing by 3pc from €34m to…
Irish airport shops help boost sales at WH Smith
Sales at WH Smith’s travel division — which includes its numerous Irish shops at Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports — grew by 8% in the three months to the start of June, the UK book and stationery retailer’s third quarter.
Retailer DV8 fashions stylish new online deal with Export Technologies
Fashion retailer DV8, which has more than 40 stores across Ireland, has signed a deal to move its online operation to Export Technologies' bespoke e-commerce platform called IRP.
Ireland’s first sensory-friendly retail park to be launched in Limerick
Ireland’s first autism and sensory-friendly retail park is set to be launched in Limerick with a special family day this Sunday, June 17. Parkway Retail Park is aiming to lead the way in sensory-friendly shopping to make store visits easier for people with autism and other sensory difficulties.
Poundworld stores in Northern Ireland at risk after rescue talks fail
Poundworld is set to become the latest retail casualty on the British high street as it calls in administrators, putting 5,100 jobs at risk. The budget retailer is poised to appoint Deloitte to handle an administration after last-ditch rescue talks with R Capital broke down over the weekend.
Shoppers return in May - but it's no real bounce back
There was retailer respite in Northern Ireland in May as shopper numbers returned to the high street, with overall footfall up half a percentage point over the month - the fastest growth in exactly a year. It was above the three-month average of minus-2.8 per cent and the 12-month average of…
New Look suffers 12% slump on high street
Two months after it announced that it would shut 60 stores the chain, which made £97.6m profit in the previous year, saw UK sales fall by 11.7%. In total, New Look's revenue was £1.34bn, down from £1.45bn the previous year. The retailer has 26 stores in Northern Ireland.