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Irish Retail At A Glance

Irish Retail At A Glance

Posted by Sanya Mittal on Jan 15, 2020 3:53:10 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.

 

Retail sales up 1.4% in November as shoppers prepared for Christmas

Retail sales rose 1.4 per cent in November as shoppers prepared for Christmas, increasing their spending in supermarkets and on hardware. However, department stores took a hit as the value of retail sales feel by more than 9 per cent, and the volume declined by 6.5 per cent year-on-year.

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Grocery sales in Ireland hit €1.2bn over Christmas 2019

Grocery spend in Ireland hit €1.2 billion in the four weeks to 29th December 2019, as Irish shoppers spent an additional €32.5 million over the Christmas period in comparison to the same time last year, reveals new data released today from Nielsen.

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December grocery sales surpassed €1bn for first time

The Irish grocery market hit a new milestone over the Christmas period, as December sales eclipsed €1 billion for the first time on record.  The latest figures from Kantar show that although growth slowed in the 12 weeks to 29 December 2019, the market weathered difficult trading…

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Food businesses served 124 enforcement orders in 2019

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) issued 124 enforcement orders to food businesses who had been found to be in breach if food safety legislation last year. Between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019 food inspectors…

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Grocers roll out plant-based burgers - at prices below beyond meat

Cashing in on rising demand for imitation meat, major retailers recently began to carry Beyond Meat's plant-based burgers and sausages. Now, several stores are creating similar products that will compete with Beyond Meat.

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Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture exports worth €13bn in 2019

Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture exports reached €13 billion in 2019 compared to €12.1 billion in 2018, according to Bord Bia’s Export Performance and Prospects report 2019/2020. The report which was published today showed that Irish exports have grown by 67%...

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Christmas grocery sales top €1bn as Dunnes leads the pack

Grocery sales in Ireland exceeded €1bn over the Christmas period for the first time on record, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel survey. The latest figures show that overall sales rose 1.5% year-on-year in the 12 weeks to December 29…

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Dunnes stores once again crowned Ireland’s top grocery retailer

Dunnes retained its position as Ireland’s largest retailer, and was the only grocer which didn’t experience a slowdown in growth compared to last month. The latest figures from Kantar for the 12 weeks to 29 December 2019…

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Tesco Ireland sales see minimal Christmas boost

Tesco has reported sales of £873m (€1.03bn) for its Irish operations for the 19 weeks up to January 4, which covers the company’s third-quarter and the Christmas trading period. That represented a minimal annual increase of 0.7%.

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Tesco Ireland sales top €1bn as online orders jump 15%

Tesco Ireland recorded sales of €1.02 billion in the final 19 weeks of last year, up 2 per cent on the same period a year earlier on a like-for-like basis. In a trading statement, the retailer said Irish sales were 2 per cent higher for the company’s fiscal…

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Beef market price not determined by Irish retail sector – Aldi

Irish retailers do not determine the market price of Irish beef, Aldi’s group buying director John Curtin has said following the company's participation in the Beef Market Taskforce. “The retail sector only accounts for 6% of the beef produced in Ireland and…”

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M&S’s Christmas spoilt by food waste and weak menswear sales

British retailer Marks & Spencer said its performance over the key Christmas quarter was held back by waste in its food business and weak sales of menswear and gifts, sending its shares sharply lower. The “disappointing one-off issues” overshadowed M&S reporting a rise in…

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SuperValu and Centra take energy efficiency to the next level

Thirteen SuperValu and Centra across Ireland have rolled out the Building Sustainable Communities initiative, in partnership with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, who provided funding for community upgrade projects.

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SuperValu and Centra stores donate over €325,000 to local community buildings

For the eighth year, SuperValu and Centra stores are spearheading environmental change in the Irish retail sector. In partnership with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), which provided funding for the community upgrade projects…

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Centra is first convenience retailer to launch 100% compostable and reusable bag

Centra has become the first convenience retailer in Ireland to introduce a 100% compostable bag, in a move expected to remove 1 million plastic bags from circulation each year. The bag is made from a blend of renewable, raw materials and is available for…

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Greater Danes: Jysk rolls out new Irish branches

Danish furniture retailer Jysk says it will open seven more outlets in Ireland by mid-2020 as it accelerates expansion plans here. Jysk opened its first Irish store in Naas, Co Kildare last April followed by outlets in…

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Electric Ireland secures 'Landmark Contract' with BWG Foods

Electric Ireland has today announced a 'landmark contract' with BWG Foods to supply electricity to over 1,100 retailers across Ireland. The deal, which runs to March 2022, will supply electricity to convenience retail brands including Spar, Mace, Eurospar, XL and Londis stores…

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Closed Rathmines Fallon & Byrne reportedly owed over €140,000 to landlord

The recently closed Rathmines outlet of grocer and restaurant chain Fallon & Byrne was hundreds of thousands of euros in debt at time of its closure, according to reports in the Irish media. The branch most recently filed accounts in 2017, at which point the…

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Package-free grocer opens store in Rathmines

Packaging-free health food store, The Source Bulk Foods has opened it's first Irish outlet in Rathmines, Dublin 6. The Source Bulk Foods will offer customers a package free shopping experience, whereby shoppers can choose from over 450 ingredients which…

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Superdry issues profit warning as revenue falls 15.8%

British fashion group Superdry has issued a profit warning after revenue fell by more than 15 per cent over the Christmas period. The chain, which has 10 Irish stores including two in Northern Ireland, issued a note to investors on Friday for the period October 27th, 2019…

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Northern Ireland firms could seek £100m Brexit compensation

Boris Johnson is facing demands for cash compensation that could run to more than £100m for any disruption caused by Brexit to Northern Ireland’s businesses. Leading entrepreneurs who met political leaders in a local summit on Friday…

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