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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Durga Vemula on Oct 16, 2019 4:07:30 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.

 

Irish consumer spending falls for fourth month in a row

Irish consumer spending has fallen for the fourth consecutive month, research shows. The Visa’s Irish Consumer Spending Index, produced by IHS Markit, signalled a renewed downturn in household expenditure in September. “We are seeing a clear trend of a slowdown...

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Brexit is coming – What should grocery shoppers do?

Thanks A no deal Brexit will create tariffs, which will damage trade and cause prices to rise. Retail consultant Sean Collins of Rapid Grocery Market Clarity examines the likely impact on Ireland – and on the Irish consumer. To quantify the impact of Brexit…

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The best supermarket in Ireland… is in Cork

Quish’s SuperValu in Ballincollig have received a Q Mark award, after they were announced as best supermarket in Ireland for Food Safety & Hygiene. Kate O’Driscoll, HR manager at Quish’s SuperValu in Ballincollig, Cork, with their Q Mark award after they were announced…

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Tesco Ireland introduces multi-coloured pumpkins range

Tesco Ireland has announced that is now stocking a range of multi-coloured pumpkins and gourds, ahead of Halloween 2019. The miniature gourds retail from just €1 and are produced by local grower Denise Buckley on Lispopple Farm, Swords, Dublin.

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Lidl Ireland introduces Irish plant based vegan burgers

Lidl Ireland have extended their current vegan offering with the introduction of an Irish made, plant based, vegan burger. Made in Co. Offaly, Lidl's Plant to Plate Vegan Burgers are produced by Loughnane's. Established in 1975, Loughnanes have been working closely with Lidl…

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Plans for new Lidl supermarket in Newbridge

Lidl Ireland GmbH are seeking permission to demolish an existing single storey discount foodstore on the Athgarvan Road, and construct a two-storey supermarket including an off licence measuring 2,415 square metres. Plans include the redevelopment/reconfiguration…

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Aldi submits planning application to open new store in Jervis Street, Ardee

Aldi Ireland has announced that it has submitted a planning application to open a new store at Jervis Street in Ardee. If given the green light, the €5 million development will support up to 80 jobs during the construction phase, as well as the creation…

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Aldi unveils its revamped Newry Road ‘Project Fresh’ store

Aldi’s Newry Road Dundalk “Project Fresh” store has reopened its doors to customers following an extensive renovation project which has seen the store completely refurbished as part of Aldi’s €160m investment in its Irish store network.

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Newly renovated Aldi store opens its doors in Dungarvan

Aldi’s expanded Dungarvan 'Project Fresh' store has reopened its doors to customers following an extensive renovation project which has seen the store completely refurbished as part of a €160 million investment in its Irish store network. 

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Circle K launches AI-driven customer engagement platform

Circle K has announced a partnership with Intouch.com, that it says will re-invent in-store customer experience through the introduction of Intouch’s state-of-the-art in-store personalisation platform. Intouch.com will install self-service kiosks in Circle K stores…

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Musgraves, BWG seek suppliers' Brexit plans

Two of Ireland's largest retail groups, Musgraves and BWG Foods, have contacted suppliers requesting that they disclose their plans for dealing with Brexit, in emails seen by the Sunday Independent. Musgraves, which is behind supermarket chain…

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BWG Foods scoops top environment award at the fleet transport awards

BWG Foods, one of Ireland's leading retail and wholesale businesses, has claimed the prestigious Environment Award at the 2020 Fleet Transport Awards in the Citywest Hotel, Dublin recently. Commenting on the award win, Joanne Mellon…

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Cosgrove's the big winner at awards

Cosgrove's Centra, Maugheraboy was a popular overall winner of the Sligo Business Awards at a function in the Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa on Friday night last (4th). Some 430-people including the Cathaoirleach of Sligo County County Council, Cllr Tom MacSharry…

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Carlow café chosen as one of the Top 100 retailers in Ireland at Retail Excellence Awards

A Carlow café was chosen as one of the Top 100 retailers in Ireland ahead of the Retail Excellence Awards. Neighbourhood Espresso said they were "honoured to find out" that they had been selected as one of the Top 100 retailers in Ireland.

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Drop in N Ireland footfall figures blamed on ‘looming threat’ of no-deal Brexit

A 3.1% drop in consumer footfall figures has been blamed on the “looming threat” of a no-deal Brexit. Northern Ireland shopping centres saw a footfall decline of 5.5% while the high street saw a dip of 2.3%. The region was the worst performing…

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Dunnes Stores UK arm returned to profit last year

Dunnes Stores UK business reportedly returned to profit in 2018, reporting a pre-tax profit of £700,000 (€779,000). The Irish retailer operates 15 stores across the Northern Ireland. The Dunnes Stores (Bangor) Ltd firm covers the activities…

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Revenues slip at Dunnes Stores NI unit

Revenues in the Dunnes Stores unit that comprises its 15 stores in the North fell by more than 5 per cent to about £107 million (€119.3 million) last year, according to accounts recently filed. Dunnes Stores (Bangor) returned to profit, however, compared…

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