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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Lillian Wayne on Jun 19, 2019 4:20:57 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.

 

Vast majority of Irish food industry optimistic about economic outlook

The food industry is optimistic about the outlook for Ireland’s economy, with 91% of respondents expecting their turnover to grow over the next 12 months. This is according to the BWG Group, one of Ireland’s leading food wholesalers and retailers, which has released…

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New platform that allows users to book food and drink experiences in Ireland launching this week

Good Food Ireland is set to launch the Good Food Ireland Experiences on June 17. The new service will be available online through Good Food Ireland and allows food-lovers to browse experiences by date, destination or simply by the food experience they would like to explore…

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Irish beer producers commit to providing energy details on labels

Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) has committed to sign a European-wide Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will provide consumers with clear information regarding ingredients and energy values on labels. "The MoU will be signed by ABFI…

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Domestic sales of Irish whiskey increase 5.4%

New data compiled by International Wine and Spirits Research (IWSR) indicates that domestic sales of Irish whiskey increased 5.4% last year, with the number of nine-litre cases sold rising from 551,900 (6.62 million bottles) to 581,750 (6.98 million bottles)…

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Banning diesel, petrol cars in city centre would kill High Street: Retailers

Plans to ban diesel and petrol vehicles from city centres have been met with cries for an alternative as industry bodies suggest such a move would kill the High Street. Industry representatives have suggested that such a move would only push people off of the High Street…

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Sales rise for Tesco in Ireland while it struggled in 'subdued' UK market

In the Republic of Ireland, Tesco’s sales growth increased by 2.7%, as the retailer struggled in a subdued home market. The group said its successes in Ireland came as a result of its ‘You Won’t Pay More’ campaign, in addition to targeted coupon activity…

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Lidl Ireland expands delivery service to two more counties

Following the successful launch in Dublin, Lidl Ireland has announced the expansion of Buymie services to its customers in counties Kildare and Wicklow. The partnership, which began in January of this year, now serves Maynooth, Celbridge, Leixlip, Bray and Greystones…

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Lidl has proposal for second Ennis store rejected after appeal

It has been reported that an Bord Pleanála has rejected plans from Lidl for a second store in Ennis. According to the Irish Independent, the German discount chain had been given permission from the Clare County Council for the proposed store, but the representative body…

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Aldi announces Junior Stockperson of the Year competition

Aldi and The Irish Angus Youth Development Programme (YDP) will host the ‘Aldi Irish Angus YDP All Ireland Junior Stockperson of the Year’ competition this summer. Twelve to 16-year-old elite junior angus breeders can participate in three different qualifying heats…

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BWG donates 100 tonnes of food since partnering with FoodCloud

BWG Foods has today revealed that it has donated over 100 tonnes of food since partnering with FoodCloud in 2017, providing over 215,000 meals for people in need across Ireland. “Minimising food waste is something that we in BWG Foods are very passionate about…

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Spar raises funds for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

Representatives from across the Spar business were delighted to present Fergal Smyth, Fundraising Manager for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland (CFI), with another milestone cheque at a recent BWG Foods meeting on 29 May in the Aviva Stadium. Presented by Alan Kealy…

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St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre up for sale

It has been reported that shares worth up to 62% in St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre are up for sale for €130 million. According to the Irish Times, Madison International Realty and businessman Pierce Molony, who account for 25.4% and 27% of the company’s shares…

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Musgrave Northern Ireland plans to open 20 stores in the region

The Northern Irish arm of grocery and convenience retailer Musgrave has plans to open up to 20 stores as part of a huge investment programme in the country. According to the Irish Times, the retailer will also look to rebuild some 40 existing stores as it plans to…

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UK consumers visit 'food to go' outlets more frequently, research shows

The food to go sector in the UK has seen a 3.5% year-on-year growth in customer visit frequency in the first quarter of 2019, research showed. Average spend on food to go was up 12.2% during the first quarter when compared with data from the same quarter in 2018…

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Food waste: UK's major supermarkets sign up to halve £20bn annual bill by 2030

More than 100 businesses and organisations have committed to "ground-breaking action" to reduce food waste, which costs an average household £500 per year, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said. Around 10.2 million tonnes of…

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