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Retail Sales Value Shows 4.6% Annual Increase In December 2019: CSO
Retail sales in Ireland showed 4.6% annual increase in December 2019, compared with the same period the year previous, the latest figures from the Central Statistic Office (CSO) showed. According to the CSO's Retail Sales Index…
Five Trends to Impact the Grocery Retail Sector In the 2020s
Many of you will have seen the recent article in The Grocer that collated a series of future forecasts from executives from across the grocery market, which focused on the decade ahead. In our latest article, Market Insight Director, Steve Gotham casts…
Family owned grocers call for a town centre single use plastic ban: RGDATA
Family Owned Supermarkets & Convenience stores have called for a total ban on single use plastic cups and plastic shopping bags ahead of the Irish general election, which be held on the 8 February 2020.
Retail excellence outlines key needs for industry in election manifesto
Retail Excellence has has prepared an election manifesto document, putting forward the key requirements that have been communicated by its members. The group which represents over 2,000 leading retail…
Tesco Ireland to remove 1.5 million pieces of plastic from its stores
Tesco Ireland is to remove plastic-wrapped multi-packs, replacing them with plastic-free multi-buys. This will result in 1.5 million multi-packs of Tesco own-label and branded tinned beans, tuna, soup, and tomatoes sold without plastic wrap each year.
Tesco Ireland signs up as Youth Development Sponsor of Camogie Association
The Camogie Association has announced that Tesco Ireland has signed a two-year deal to become its Youth Development sponsor until the culmination of the 2021 season. The sponsorship will see Tesco support the All-Ireland Post-Primary Camogie Schools…
Aldi to become first retailer in Ireland to introduce €12.30 per hour living wage rate
Aldi's store assistants will also earn up to €14.10 per hour. The move makes Aldi the first Irish retailer to implement The Living Wage Technical Group’s rate for its employees - reaffirming its position as Ireland’s highest paying supermarket.
King of Leon: Fitzgerald's healthy fast-food expansion
Healthy fast-food chain Leon will open at least four new units in Dublin this year, with locations in Millennium Walk, Castle Market and Dundrum Town Centre confirmed. Leon Ireland, which is headed by Stuart Fitzgerald, has raised €3.6m and is seeking money for a final investment round.
Starbucks eyes plant-based food, reusable packaging in latest sustainability push
Starbucks Corp aims to add more plant-based food and drinks to its menu, make its packaging reusable and invest in better waste-management, CEO Kevin Johnson said on Tuesday, as part of the company's latest plan to become more environmentally friendly.
Dettol Maker Pledges €6.5m To Help Combat Coronavirus
Dettol maker Reckitt Benckiser has announced its plans to donate RMB 50 million (€6.5 million) in cash & antibacterial products to combat the Coronavirus outbreak in China. The global antibacterial and disinfectant brand…
Fallon & Byrne parts ways with founders
The founders of the high-end food retailer Fallon & Byrne have left the business. The move comes after the shock closure of a branch in Rathmines in Dublin earlier this month. An existing investor group, led by SuperQuinn veteran…
Gucci Ireland sees profits rise 22% to nearly €1m
Profits at the Irish business of luxury retailer Gucci increased last year by 22 per cent to €913,956. Revenues at Gucci Ireland jumped 37 per cent from €4 million to €5.5 million in the 12 months to the end of February last.
Eason puts Blanchardstown store on market at €16m
One of only a handful of independently-owned retail units at the highly successful Blanchardstown Centre has been brought to the market by agent Bannon at a guide price of €16 million. The property, which is being offered as a sale-and-leaseback…
O'Neills to open its first Belfast city centre store creating 25 jobs
Co Tyrone sportswear manufacturer O’Neills is to open its first store in Belfast city centre, with the creation of 25 jobs. The Strabane-based company, whose brand is synonymous with the GAA, is set to take over the former Virgin Megastore unit on Royal Avenue.
Retail issues given priority by reformed NI parliament
The reforming of Northern Ireland’s parliament marks the beginning of new attempts to raise the profile of retail issues, according to district president Judith Mercer. The country faced three years without a devolved government due to…