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Consumer market monitor – Irish online shopping to reach new high of €16 billion
The latest Consumer Market Monitor (CMM), published today by the Marketing Institute of Ireland and UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School shows that Irish consumers are continuing to spend despite some weakening in confidence and the relentless move…
Visa: Irish consumer spending fell in October
Visa has published the latest figures in its Irish Consumer Spending Index, which measures expenditure across all payment types and sectors, thus gleaning insight into consumer behaviour and economic trends. According to the latest report…
Supermarket spend hits €11.2bn
Spending at supermarkets in the Republic reached €11.2bn so far this year, up 3.2% from the same 10 month period in 2018.The figures from market researcher Kantar also show that in the period before the Christmas spending splurge that the big five supermarkets…
Kantar: Grocery market strong ahead of Christmas rush
The Kantar supermarket share index for Ireland's grocery market remains unchanged in the latest 12-week period, although there is, as always, food for thought in the numbers. Research reveals that all of the major brands experienced growth in the 12-week…
Supermarkets and convenience remains the bedrock of retail growth, says Retail Ireland
The Supermarket & Convenience sector remains the bedrock of retail growth in the third quarter, according to Retail Ireland. In its latest quarterly Retail Monitor, the Ibec group that represents the sector said that the performance of grocery stores in quarter one has been strong…
Green is the new black as new buy Irish campaign launched
A national campaign encouraging consumers to buy Irish goods on one of the busiest shopping days of the year - the last Friday in November - has been launched. The "Green Friday" campaign aims to encourage people to shop locally and…
Irish consumers expect their local shops to provide the same level of service as Amazon
Irish consumers have grown accustomed to the accessibility and convenience of e-commerce services like Amazon and expect the same shopping experience from their local businesses, according to a new report published today by IE Domain Registry…
Food Drink Ireland launches 10-year industry strategy
Ibec group Food Drink Ireland has launched a new report highlighting the importance of the sector to Ireland’s economy, and the main strategic challenges and opportunities policymakers should consider over the next 10 years.
When is Black Friday in Ireland? Here’s what you need to know
Christmas is coming and unless you’re not one of those, let’s be frank, psychopaths who started shopping in August, you’re likely just starting to think about buying presents. The prospect of weekends spent looking for gifts…
Plant-based burgers are going mainstream, will Ireland develop a taste?
Regular patrons of high street fast-food giants might have begun noticing something a little different on the menu. Last week, regulars at Burger King would have noticed that alongside the Whopper burger purveyor’s standard fare was a new rebel version
Irish people have spent a whopping amount on mince pies already
It seems that Ireland is embracing its festive spirit this year as €383,000 has already been splashed out on mince pies. According to new Kantar figures on Ireland’s major grocery retailers, it seems people have already jumped into Christmas…
Dunnes retains top supermarket title for 15th month in a row
Dunnes Stores has retained its top supermarket position for the 15th month in a row. The Irish retailer currently holds 11.9% of the Irish grocery market, according to the latest figures from Kantar. The research showed that all of Ireland’s major grocery…
Tesco Ireland accredited the Business Working Responsibly Mark
Tesco Ireland was recently accredited the Business Working Responsibly Mark at a recent event that took place at The Mansion House, Dublin. The Mark which is Ireland’s leading standard for sustainability and CSR is operated by Business in the…
Ireland’s grocery market on solid footing ahead of Christmas; better month for Tesco
Latest figures from Kantar show that all of Ireland’s major grocery retailers achieved growth again in the 12 weeks to 3 November 2019. On average, people visited stores 62 times in the most recent period and shopped at four separate retailers as more frequent trips helped to drive sales.
Spar owner executives to share cash payout of €41.5m
The three most senior executives in BWG Foods, owner of the Spar franchise in Ireland, will share a cash payout of about €41.5 million in coming weeks, valuing the group’s total equity at about €415 million.
Spar outperforms its rivals with a 'simple, robust' model
The Spar Group's share price has outperformed rivals over the past few years, aided by a strong performance from its liquor brands and gains in market share. Since January 2014, Spar's share price has gained 59%, while Woolworths' and Shoprite's have…
Aldi has been named as Ireland’s Most Eco-Friendly Company in 2019
Aldi Ireland has been voted as Ireland’s Most Eco-Friendly Company of the year. The big win was awarded to the grocery retailer at the Checkout National FMCG Awards, which took place earlier this week at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.
Aldi Ireland wins the Irish Red Cross’ Corporate Impact Award
Aldi Ireland has been honoured with the Corporate Impact Award at the Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards 2019, which took place on 16 November 2019 at the Ballsbridge Hotel Dublin 4. The accolade recognises the retailer’s exemplary…
Aldi Ireland launch Big Brand Toy event
The mega toy line will land in stores on Thursday November 28 - just weeks after their launch of €34.99 unicorn and police bikes. Highlights from the big brand drop include a Barbie Glam Convertible/Doll set at €19.99 and an Electronic Drum Kit at €44.99.
Tipperary bakery secures €3.5m per annum deal with Aldi
Aldi today announced that Tipperary-based craft bakery Stapleton’s has secured a new contract worth €3.5 million annually to supply its 139 Irish stores.Based in Roscrea, the family run bakery now employs 100 staff and has supplied Aldi with own-label breads, since 2011.
Aldi unveils revamped Graiguecullen 'Project Fresh' store
Aldi’s Graiguecullen 'Project Fresh' store has reopened its doors to customers following an extensive renovation project. The Carlow based store has received a full makeover in line with Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh store design.
Massive Lidl warehouse near Newbridge to officially open on Friday
Lidl will be unveiling its brand new €100m Regional Distribution Centre near Newbridge on Friday morning.Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohue will officially open the facility. The new Distribution Centre is Lidl Ireland's single largest investment since its arrival in Ireland in 2000.
Lidl to offer 'living wage' pay hikes to 800 employees
Lidl says it is giving raises to around 800 of its 4,300 workers nationwide to meet the latest 'living wage' of €12.30 an hour.The German retailer has been a vocal advocate for payment of the higher baseline wage, which is set by the Living Wage Technical Group.
Brown Thomas hails award wins
Brown Thomas has taken home two top accolades at the annual Retail Excellence Awards in Killarney. Brown Thomas Dublin was named National Store of the Year 2020 from among a field of 600 applicants.
Musgrave MarketPlace ready with consumers’ festive favourites
As the Christmas shopping season roars into life, Musgrave MarketPlace has published new figures on the soaring sales of snacks and treats at this time of years. According to the wholesaler, sales of crisps, chocolates and treats will increase by 6%...
Musgrave MarketPlace predicts 6% seasonal spike in confectionery sales
Musgrave MarketPlace has said that it is predicts that this year sales of crisps, chocolate and biscuits will increase by 6%, on the run up to Christmas. The figure predicted by the national wholesaler featured as part of its ‘Christmas Made’ recently published…
Musgrave MarketPlace predicts festive favourite food products for 2019
Irish wholesale supplier to foodservice, retail and SMEs Musgrave MarketPlace has predicted that sales of biscuits, chocolate and crisps will increase by 6% over the course of this year's festive season.
Sales at Asda and Sainsbury's stores in Northern Ireland fell last month, says supermarket monitor
SALES at Asda and Sainsbury stores in the north slipped in the past month, the latest research from Kantar has suggested. The supermarket monitor said sales were down 1.7 per cent at Asda, while Sainsbury slipped by 1.5 per cent.