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Irish customers should support local businesses this Christmas rather than shopping online, ISME says.
People need to support local firms in the run-up to Christmas rather than buy online, it has been claimed. The Irish Small and Medium Enterprise Association (ISME) have said that buying from a small business has massive knock on effect on the local economy.
Pace of grocery sales growth in Ireland slowed as December approached but bumper Christmas spend still expected
The pace of grocery sales growth in Ireland slowed as December approached, but a bumper spend by shoppers is still expected as Christmas nears. Research group Kantar said grocery sales grew by 2.3pc in the 12 weeks to December 1, which was slower than the 2.6pc rate that was…
Grocers take in €2.6bn but spending growth slows
Spending growth at Irish supermarkets surprisingly slowed in recent weeks but the slowdown may be shortlived, according to the latest survey of the stores. Market researcher Kantar said that the grocers took in €2.6bn in the 12 weeks to December 1.
Retailers in the black as festive countdown begins
Grocery retailers enjoyed increasing sales again in the 12 weeks to 1 December, according to the most recent figures from Kantar. The market grew by 2.3% during this period, slightly slower than the 2.6% registered last month but with just a short…
SuperValu out in front while Aldi remains fastest-growing retailer: Kantar
Grocery retailers enjoyed increasing sales again in the 12 weeks to 1 December, as the market grew by 2.3%, according to the most recent figures from Kantar. This is slightly slower than the 2.6% registered last month…
Dunnes retains position as Ireland’s top supermarket
Dunnes Stores has retained it’s position as Ireland’s top supermarket, according to the latest data from Kantar. Dunnes Stores saw 4.1% growth in the 12-week period to 1 December, with the overall market growing by 2.3%.
Tesco sizes up Dublin Airport for online shopping facility
Tesco has earmarked Dublin Airport as a potential site for a 'click and collect' supermarket. But the retailer faces a battle with local planners should it wish to pursue the project, after they said such a development could have a…
Tesco Ireland confirms transfer of fuel business operations
Tesco Ireland has confirmed its intention to transfer the operation of its fuel business in Ireland to DCC Retail & Oil. Tesco’s 22-strong network of filling stations is located in Dublin and throughout Leinster and Munster.
Aldi’s British-Irish boss is in the market for more growth
Every food product on sale at Aldi is poked and prodded at a testing kitchen in its divisional headquarters and logistics hub in Naas, and eventually eaten by its management team. The kitchen is staffed by two professional chefs but it is equipped with domestic appliances only.
Tipperary brand wins €800,000 contract to supply Aldi’s South German stores
M&M Walshe, trading as Ribworld, has won a contract expected to be worth almost €800,000, to supply Aldi South stores in Germany, spanning some 1,920 stores. Ribworld, based in Fethard, Tipperary, has worked with Aldi since…
Spar again bags top Christmas ad
As advertisers spread the joy of Christmas far and wide, it would appear this year’s box office festive ads have seen better years. Of course, revellers are once again reminded by Guinness not to forget to turn the lights off as the snow gently embraces
Spar aims to raise €400,000 for Make-A-Wish
Spar has announced Make-A-Wish as its new national charity partner for the next two years, vowing to raise up to €400,000 for the children’s charity. Fundraising will take place through collection boxes in more than 400 Spar stores nationwide
Irish profits at Huawei not hampered by 5G concerns
Pre-tax profits at the main Irish arm of technology company, Huawei last year increased by 13% to €4.8m. New accounts filed by Huawei Technologies (Ireland) Co Ltd show that pre-tax profits increased after revenues surged 26% from €94.77m to €119.4m.