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Irish retail sales up 4.1% ahead of Christmas Shopping period
Irish retail sales have grown by 4.1% in value during the third quarter of the year, helping to partially offset growing fears regarding increasing input costs, according to Retail Ireland. The group, which represents the Irish retail sector, says that most retail categories experienced an increase in…
Sale of household goods soar despite housing shortage
Spending on household goods is up 12.7pc this year, as people’s disposable income continues to rise. The volume of retail sales, which represents real growth, has grown rapidly since 2014, and is now well ahead of the last peak in 2007, according to the findings of the latest Consumer Market Monitor…
Men shopping online more than women
More men shopped online in 2016 than women, with 67pc of male internet users shopping online last year, compared to 65pc of female internet users in Europe, according to data from Eurostat. In Ireland, men and women were evenly split in their online shopping, with 71pc of men and 71pc…
‘Grab-and-go’ and take away food retail boost
Take away and ‘grab-and-go’ food retail outlets now account for more than a third of spending in Ireland’s food catering market, it has emerged. Eating out in Ireland is now valued at a record €7.8bn, according to Bord Bia. It is growing at an annual rate of almost 5% and is expected to hit €9bn by 2020.
Revealed: Cans of beer to double in price and wine to cost at least €7.50
Bargain beer on sale for well under €1 in leading supermarkets will be banned under a new law outlawing cheap drink. The price of some cut-price cans of beer and cider will soar, even doubling in some cases, after minimum pricing is introduced.
Ireland must wait for the North before banning the sale of cheap alcohol
IRELAND MUST WAIT to ban the sale of cheap alcohol until the Northern Ireland Executive brings in similar rules, according to Health Minister Simon Harris. After a long hiatus, the Seanad debated the controversial Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 for over eight hours last week.
Under three in 10 adults claim to drink cocktails at home
While cocktails may be big business in the on-trade, their consumption in the off-trade is much less prevalent, with just under 3 in 10 (28%) adults who consume alcohol at home, claiming to drink cocktails at home. Recent research on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy Research, amongst…
More shoppers choosing specialist stores over mass market retailers
A new study conducted by IRI shows that the influence and importance of emerging specialist retail channels is growing, with product range a key driver. A survey of 2,600 consumers across seven European countries conducted for IRI’s European Shopper Insights Report reveals that more than…
Retailers used customers' email addresses taken for issuing receipts to send marketing material
The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has issued guidelines for retailers in relation to using customer’s email addresses for marketing purposes. The DPC carried out a series of audits in order to assess how organisations gather and process personal data in the course of providing electronic…
Lidl donates €1,000 to Scoil Aonghusa, Cashel
Lidl Ireland is delighted to donate €1000 to Scoil Aonghusa, as its chosen Charity of the Week - a new initiative in the Lidl Community Works programme. Charity of the Week sees Lidl donate €1000 every week for a year to local charities and groups across Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland…
Top Oil unveils new service station in Co. Cork
Top Oil has officially opened its latest forecourt at South Link, Cork adding to its existing network of more than 200 locations nationwide. The new forecourt station aims to bring a significant boost the local economy by employing 37 people from the surrounding Cork area.
Tayto launch online shop just in time for 'Crispmas'
If you're struggling to decide on what to give to a loved one this Christmas, then Tayto might just have you covered. Ireland's favourite snacks brand has just launched their online shop which has gifts that are sure to please everyone.
Toy sale Smyths Toys Ireland Black Friday 2017 – how to find the best deals and bargains
Black Friday is the perfect way to kick-off your Christmas shopping and Smyths toy store could be the place to go. The Irish retailer is yet to confirm if it will be taking part in this year’s sales bonanza but it has slashed prices on previous Black Fridays and could well be doing the same again.
Xmas bargains Littlewoods Ireland reveals Black Friday plans as the online retailer is set to slash prices for TWO weeks
Littlewoods Ireland has revealed their plans for this year’s Black Friday – as the online retailer is set to slash prices for TWO weeks. Black Friday is the perfect way to kick off your Christmas shopping.
Forever 21 in the Jervis Centre could be set to close its doors
One of the most popular shops in the Jervis Centre could be set to close its doors. According to RSVP Live, a "clued in" insider has revealed that employees have been told it's a proposal by the company.
New Tallaght store among three brand new Golden Discs outlets
Golden Discs has announced the opening of three brand new stores in Ireland with The Square set to host one of them. The first opened on Saturday 4 November on 12 North Main Street in Wexford, the other two, one of which will be in The Square, will open this Saturday 18 November.
€40m plan to expand shopping centre in Dublin is approved
Planning permission for a €40m redevelopment and extension of the Red Mall at Blanchardstown Shopping Centre has been granted by the local authority. The approval paves the way for the creation of up to 300 more jobs at the Dublin location, which is the country's second-largest…
Limerick shopping centre offers free space to small companies
Small firms across Limerick have an opportunity to win three months rent-free space in one of the city’s major shopping centres. The Parkway Shopping Centre has teamed up with Revo, the retail property group, to offer the space.
Northern Ireland family department store firm enjoys surge in profits and sales
A family-owned department store chain has posted surging profits as well as growing sales to almost £14m, but says it has felt some impact on business due to the vote for Brexit. Ulster Stores is an independent retailer with headquarters in Coleraine. It owns a number of department stores across…
'Growing concern' as retail footfall continues on downward spiral
Footfall in the north has continued on a downward spiral, with a further 6.5 per cent slump recorded last month. The latest Springboard figures show that Northern Ireland experienced the largest decline in footfall out of all UK regions in October.