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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Domenica Soldo on Aug 15, 2018 4:07:04 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.

 

Boost for Irish retailers as sales of ice cream, fans and patio furniture spike during heatwave

Irish retailers have enjoyed a boost to their sales thanks to the long spell of fine weather. The latest monitor from Retail Ireland, published today, reports sales in the Irish retail sector grew by 3.4% in the second quarter of this year. Sales in categories such as grocery, DIY and hardware, and fuel…

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Buoyed by heatwave, Irish retail sector grew by 3.4% in Q2

Buoyed by a long spell of fine weather, sales in the Irish retail sector grew by 3.4% in the second quarter of 2018, according to a new report from Retail Ireland. In its latest Retail Monitor, published today (13 August) by the Ibec group that represents the sector said sales in the first half of the year…

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The sun shines on retail sector as sales of BBQs, patio sets and ice cream soar

It may have been scorching outside but in some shopping aisles it was far from a drought – as the hot summer sent sales of several seasonal products soaring. Barbecue sets and ice cream were among the plethora of products that went flying off the shelves during the heatwave…

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Consumers cooling off after heatwave spending splurge

Consumer sentiment is set to go off the boil after a summer heatwave that saw splurges on booze, ice-cream and barbecues. Two separate reports published this morning show the prolonged warm weather that continued into July boosted consumer sentiment and overall retail sales.

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Post-Brexit duty-free shopping surge may hit Irish tax take

A likely sharp increase in duty-free shopping after Brexit will hit tax revenues and make it harder for the Government to use taxes to tackle high alcohol and cigarette use, officials have warned. Any rise in purchases of cheaper alcohol and cigarette products by people travelling between…

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Tesco retains Kantar Worldpanel top spot as drinks sales boom

Kantar Worldpanel’s latest grocery market share figures have revealed a boom in sales of bottled water and beer for the 12 weeks ending 15 July; not unexpected given the unprecedented heatwave that has seen the country bake in record temperatures. Sales in supermarkets across the board...

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Dunnes Stores submit planning permission for Old Playwright pub site

Dunnes Stores is set to open a new store in the old Playwright pub site in Blackrock, according to Fora. The Irish retailer has submitted planning permission to the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council which include putting up Dunnes signage on the building as well as new air conditioning…

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Lidl Ireland to launch The Bakery café in Dublin, Limerick and Cork

Lidl Ireland is launching a new pop-up, ‘The Bakery’, in aid of its charity partner Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health. Kicking off on Tuesday, 21 August, the mobile bakery will travel to three locations in Ireland; Dublin, Limerick and Cork, selling Lidl’s bakery goods, while also hosting…

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Lidl could be in line to build a new pub in south Dublin

Lidl might be about to open a pub in South Dublin, a first for the German-based discount retailer, according to 98fm. The chain is looking into the old Belgard Inn site, which it bought five years ago with the development of a new store in mind.

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Iceland opens first Roscommon store

Iceland has today (Tuesday 14 August) opened the doors to its newest Irish store in Roscommon Retail Park, Circular Road. The new 11,500 sq. ft. store will reportedly bring 20 new jobs to the western region. "Roscommon is our 24th store to date so it’s an exciting time for the business…

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B&Q sales to be warmed up by blistering summer

B&Q is expected to reveal a second-quarter boost from the warm weather next week, helped by shoppers splashing out on barbecues and garden furniture. The DIY chain is forecast by analysts at Jefferies to post a 1.3% increase in like-for-like sales for the period when its parent company…

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New Cliffs of Moher retail store specialising in local products opens

A new Shannon Heritage retail store at the Cliffs of Moher specialising in local retail and artisan products that are inspired by the Cliffs of Moher and the local surrounding areas was opened by Senator Martin Conway on Tuesday, 31 July. The design concept of the shop is based on bringing…

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Homebase to close three Irish stores

Homebase is pressing ahead with a wave of store closures that will see three of its Irish stores will close. The outlets in Limerick, and two in Dublin, will go as part of a wider restructuring of the business which will see 42 stores across Ireland and the UK shut by early next year.

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