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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Sanya Mittal on Nov 13, 2019 3:12:48 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.

 

€250m expected to be spent on Black Friday sales with annual online spending forecast to reach €16bn

€250 million is expected to be spent on Black Friday sales this year as Irish consumers continue to spend despite a recent weakening in consumer confidence. Despite ongoing worries over the possible negative implications Brexit could have on the Irish economy, the …

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Irish consumer spending falls for second month in a row in October

Irish consumer spending has fallen for the second month in a row in October. Expenditure showed a 1.4% decrease last month, the recently published Visa’s Irish Consumer Spending Index, produced by IHS Markit showed. “Halloween failed to provide a boost this year, with the report indicating…”

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Consumers would like to see more quality labels, study finds

Consumers across Europe would like to see more quality labels, in order to assist them with their purchases, according to the latest consumption barometer by Consors Finanz. Furthermore, three of four consumers would like to see a unified, pan-European quality label…

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Cork has been named Ireland's Friendliest City at retail awards

At an awards ceremony at the Great Southern Hotel in Killarney, the country's top retailers were honoured and Cork was announced as Ireland's Friendliest City for 2020. The Friendliest Place competition is a staple of the Retail Excellence Awards, which have been taking …

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Ham, cheese and onion toastie revealed as nation's favourite sandwich

A ham, cheese and onion toastie has been revealed as Ireland's favourite sandwich, recent research shows. Ahead of World Sandwich Day on Sunday, 3 November 2019, research commissioned by the Irish Bread Bakers Association (IBBA) showed that Irish

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Deliveroo Hits Over 5000 Riders In Past Four Years

Deliveroo has recently announced that it has worked with over 5,000 delivery riders nationwide, since it arrived in Ireland in 2015. The on-demand food company, said that there are currently 1,000 riders regularly working with Deliveroo in Ireland and according to YouGov market research …

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Alibaba singles day looks to challenge €28bn sales record

Alibaba’s singles day shopping bonanza got off to a scorching start, logging more than 114 billion yuan (€14.8 billion) of purchases in less than 90 minutes, the equivalent of more than half of last year’s record haul for the 24-hour event.

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Retail remains steady, but Brexit jitters endure

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the sector, today published its latest quarterly Retail Monitor. The report reveals that the volume of sales (5.1% growth) far outpaced the value of sales (2.3%) in the third quarter of the year, with many retailers continuing to engage …

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2019 IGD Awards: winners announced

Tesco, Asda, Aldi, Co-op and Greggs were amongst the winners at the IGD Awards, which took place in London this week. “Even in a particularly challenging external climate, the food industry continues to offer shoppers fresh ideas and great service.” …

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Scally’s SuperValu wins International Award for its autism friendly initiatives

Scally’s SuperValu has won a major international award for its autism-friendly initiatives at the 2019 IGD Awards, which recently took place at the Tobacco Dock, London. The Clonakilty based store was named winner in the Diversity & Inclusion category at the awards which 'celebrate …

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SuperValu partners with Visa for new loyalty programme

SuperValu has announced a new partnership, the first of its kind in Ireland, with Visa as part of the Irish grocery retailer’s Real Rewards loyalty programme. Under the terms of the partnership, all Irish Visa debit and credit cardholders will have the opportunity to double their Real Rewards…

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Aldi’s Cork suppliers shine at the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards

Aldi would like to congratulate its Cork based suppliers for their wins at this year’s Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards. Hodgins won the top award in the Traditional Sausages Category, while Carberry and Baileyvale won top accolades in the Irish Hard Cheese and Continental Soft…

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Aldi’s “Kevin the Carrot” returns for Christmas 2019 campaign

Aldi has revealed that its festive mascot Kevin the Carrot will make his comeback this week when the supermarket chain’s Christmas campaign launches. A special 70-second launch promo will air this Thursday 7 November at 6.20pm on Virgin Media Two…

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Spar Merrion Row wins Small Store of the Year at IGD Awards

Spar Merrion Row was the recipient of the Small Store of the Year Award at the prestigious international IGD Awards in London recently. Spar Merrion Row was selected for the coveted accolade ahead of international competition from Great Britain, Denmark, Belgium…

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Dealz raises €400,000 for Make A Wish

Dealz has reached it’s 8-year milestone in Ireland and to date has raised €404,350 in aid of Make-A-Wish Ireland since the charity partnership commenced in 2011. “It is a testament to our wonderful colleagues and their determination…

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BWG Foods launches professional development academy

The newly-launched BWG Academy has been designed to provide a wide range of self-development and support programmes to more than 22,000 retail employees across BWG Foods’ store networks. These workers will be given the opportunity to develop new skills in pursuit of careers …

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Retailer launches initiative to boost Olympic Federation of Ireland's Tokyo hopes

Forecourt retailer Circle K is a partner of the Olympic Federation of Ireland and has called on its customers to support the Tokyo-bound stars through the company's app or play or park loyalty tag scheme. By scanning the app, customers will generate digital coins which Team Ireland…

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Maxol completes investment of over €5m in three Dublin sites

The Maxol Group has confirmed it has completed an investment of in excess of €5 million across three of its Dublin service stations. The family-owned forecourt said that the 'substantial' investment will include the refurbishment of three Dublin sites; Maxol Dolphins Barn, …

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Operating profits at Insomnia coffee soar to €4m last year

Operating profits at the Insomnia reached in the region of €4 million in 2018. The figure compares with €848,000 the same period the year previous, reports the Irish Independent. The coffee chain revenue last year reached €30.9 m, which compared with €28.7 million, the year previous…

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Irish customers spending €556,000 a day in Ikea

Ikea has breached the €200 million mark in sales in Ireland after its 10th year in operation here as it puts expansion of its physical network on hold. The home retailer posted revenues of €203 million for the financial year ending August 31st, 12 per cent up on the previous year.

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Boots launch new prescription ordering service through app for customers across Ireland

Boots have launched a brand-new prescription ordering service to make it easier for customers to collect their prescriptions. The pharmacy giant has made the service available for all customers across Ireland through their app.

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German investor pays €50m for Northside Shopping Centre

The German family-office investor, AM Alpha, has paid about €50 million to acquire Dublin’s Northside Shopping Centre. The transaction is understood to have delivered a significant return for the vendor, Patron Capital, on the price it paid for the…

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Ireland’s first ‘Powered by Kramp’ store grand opening in Athy

BVS Parts is set to launch Ireland’s first ‘Powered by Kramp’ store in Athy, Co. Kildare, (Eircode: R14 YC53) on Saturday, November 9, as one of Leinster’s largest dedicated farm, garden and construction machinery parts stores.

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Primark's owners have 'resilient' year despite Belfast fire

Primark owner Associated British Foods hailed a "resilient" year as it was boosted by the continued expansion of the high street fashion store and robust grocery sales. There are nine Primark outlets in Northern Ireland, with last year's fire in the Belfast city centre flagship …

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