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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Durga Vemula on Sep 18, 2019 4:22:13 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 brands hold their own in Checkout’s Top 100 Brands

Ireland’s biggest brands are putting it up to their international counterparts in the latest edition of the Checkout Top 100 Brands, produced by Checkout magazine, the leading magazine for the grocery retail sector in Ireland, in association with Nielsen. While Coca-Cola continues to lead…

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Marginal rise in Face-to-Face spending in August ends sequence of decline

Face-to-Face expenditure showed a slight increase last month, which has ended a four-month sequence of decline. Spending on the high street was up +0.3% year-on-year, a marginal rise but one that was indicative of a first improvement in expenditure in four months, according…

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Consumer sentiment slumps further as no-deal Brexit risk grow

Consumer sentiment slumped in August to levels not seen in almost six years as British prime minister Boris Johnson's determination to leave the European Union with or without a deal rattled consumers here. The Irish economy is in good shape but Government warnings about the…

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Biscuit shortage fears in Ireland as no-deal Brexit could lead to 22% tariff on imported biccies

Irish people consume an estimated €230million worth of biscuits each year. But the sweet treats industry could be set to crumble if Britain crashes out of the EU on October 31. Today, we told how legendary Irish singer Sinead O’Connor fears she will no longer be able to buy…

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SuperValu introduces 100% compostable reusable shopping bags

Retailer SuperValu has introduced 100 per cent compostable and reusable shopping bags across its portfolio of Northern Ireland stores. It follows the introduction of fully compostable fruit and vegetable bags for customers last year. Both initiatives are just two steps SuperValu…

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Lidl team up with Jigsaw Ireland for Youth Mental Health

In 2018, Lidl Ireland formed a partnership with Jigsaw Ireland – The National Centre for Youth Mental Health, pledging to raise €1 million over three years. Lidl support Jigsaw, and Jigsaw supports us all, to find ways to really listen to young people about their mental health.

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Aldi to celebrate 20 years in Ireland at National Ploughing Championships

The Aldi marquee is back at the National Ploughing Championships with a jam-packed line-up throughout the three-day festival, which takes place in the new location of Ballintrane, Fenagh, County Carlow, from September 17-19.  Entertainment will once again be provided…

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Aldi unveils revamped Kilkenny 'Project Fresh' store at Waterford Road

Aldi’s Waterford Road Kilkenny 'Project Fresh' store has re-opened its doors to customers following an extensive renovation project which has seen the store completely refurbished as part of Aldi’s €160 million investment in its Irish store network. Aldi has committed €100…

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Aldi selling Irish meat processed in the UK due to availability issues

Aldi has begun selling Irish beef and pork products processed at UK plants after facing serious “availability issues”. The move comes as the ongoing dispute between farmers and meat processors showing no signs of slowing. As reported by the Irish Times, the German-based…

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Musgrave appoints new CEO

Musgrave Group plc has announced that Noel Keeley has been appointed as CEO designate of Musgrave. Keeley, current MD of Musgrave Wholesale Partners, will take up the prestigious position on 1 January 2020, following a handover period with outgoing CEO Chris Martin.

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BWG announces major sustainability investment programme

BWG Foods has announced a major sustainability investment programme aimed at significantly decreasing the environmental footprint of its large-scale nationwide supply chain. As part of the investment programme, BWG has become the first FMCG group to launch…

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Expansion costs cut into Iceland's earnings in 2018

In the 12-month period ending 31 March, Iceland Stores Ireland Ltd reported losses of €2.48 million, despite a 17% increase in turnover to €57.7 million. The retailer opened five stores in Ireland last year, following from nine new openings in 2017. The company’s operating lease costs…

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Circle K opens brand new M6 service station

Circle K has opened its newest motorway services area, the Circle K M6 Athlone, located on the M6 motorway between Junctions 7 and 8 in Athlone, Co. Westmeath. More than 30 new jobs have been created in the area, and the site is expected to cater to up to 20,000 motorists daily.

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M&S food partners with Infarm for vertical farming units UK stores

Marks and Spencer Food is partnering with Infarm, an advanced urban farming platform, to deliver a range of fresh produce grown and harvested in a selection of M&S’ London stores. Starting from today (12 September), customers will find a range of fresh herbs, including Italian, Greek…

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€10m refurbishment of Blackrock Village Centre continues

Savills announced today that works which began on Blackrock Village Centre at the end of January this year are due to reach completion in May 2020, bringing 1,501 sq.m. of retail space to the Dublin leasing market. The renovation of the centre includes a complete upgrade of the common…

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65% believe Northern Ireland believe economy will suffer

The fate of Northern Ireland in the wake of Brexit has been a major (major) talking point over the past three years, and new research has revealed that two-thirds of citizens there believe the economy will suffer if and when the UK finally leaves the European Union on October 31.

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New app empowers retailers and consumers in the fight against food waste

Recent Northern Ireland figures shows that in total, Northern Ireland’s councils collected 230,942 tonnes of LAC municipal waste between October and December 2018. To put that number into perspective, this amounts to approximately £200m of food waste at cost and 1.4m tonnes…

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Shopping centre in Newry to welcome two retail giants

It has been announced that two retail giants will soon be moving in to a shopping destination, located In Newry. Grocery retailer Lidl and sporting goods retailer Sport Direct will be welcomed by Buttercrane Shopping Centre, with the openings of both stores set for 2020…

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Northern Irish-only backstop could offer ‘best of both worlds’

Business leaders in Northern Ireland will tell Boris Johnson that a Northern Ireland-only backstop could provide the “best of both worlds” as they warn against a no deal Brexit. The Prime Minister is due to meet representatives from the Northern Irish business community…

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Northern Ireland business leaders call for compromise over Brexit at summit in Westminster

Government talks with the DUP and others are making progress to secure a "plan A" deal for Brexit to avoid potential economic chaos in Northern Ireland - a compromise which now has received backing from top business leaders. Hundreds of leaders of Northern Ireland's business…

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