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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Lillian Wayne on May 22, 2019 4:04:34 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.

 

Stand and deliver: Irish retailers ready to step up to online challenge

Christmas has always been a busy time for An Post, traditionally for the massive volumes of Christmas cards making their way to homes across Ireland and abroad. But last Christmas was significant for another reason - the huge increase in its parcel…

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Food-to-Go Summit shows sector is thriving in Ireland

There was a time in Ireland’s convenience stores and forecourts that customer choice would amount to a breakfast roll or a ham-salad sandwich, but recent years have seen massive changes in the offering, and in some cases massive changes in…

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M&S reveals falling sales and profits amid overhaul

Retail giant Marks & Spencer has posted a 10% drop in annual profits due to falling sales across its clothing arm and food halls as a sweeping overhaul takes its toll. The high street bellwether posted underlying pre-tax profits of £523.2m (€594m) for…

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Lidl seeks to build new store on outskirts of Limerick city

German retailer Lidl is seeking permission to build a discount foodstore on the outskirts of Limerick city. The company has submitted a planning application to Clare County Council for the proposed development at Knockballynameath, Corbally…

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Aldi unveils its revamped 'project fresh' store

Aldi has unveiled a revamped 'project fresh' store in Enniscorthy which was completely refurbished as part of a €160m investment in the company's Irish store network. Work on redeveloping the store was ongoing for some time…

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Aldi announces dates of 2019 Community Games National Festivals

Aldi Ireland has today (16 May) revealed the start dates of the 2019 Aldi Community Games National Festivals. The first of the two festivals will take place on 25 and 26 May at the University of Limerick. At this years festival launch was Limerick hurlers…

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Tesco announces exciting partnership to support Irish swimmers at all levels

Tesco Ireland today announced a new partnership with Swim Ireland which will support swimming at all levels. Swim Ireland is the governing body for swimming, water polo and diving. Through the sponsorship, Tesco will endeavour to increase…

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Dunnes is using its loaf with a waste-reducing beer

Last week saw the launch of an Irish version of the Toast Ale beer project in Dunnes Stores. Toast Ale was established in 2016 to help find a solution to global bread waste. The biggest impact on the environment is the production of food, yet…

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BWG reports 8% sales increase in half-year results

BWG reported a 8.0% sales increase of which 2.5% was like-for-like growth, in the six months of its financial year to the end of March. BWG's owner South Africa's Spar Group said that its Ireland-based operations posted profit before tax…

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Spar hosts retail educational tour of Ireland's technology hub

Spar International has completed a comprehensive educational tour to Ireland aimed at connecting directly into Ireland’s global technology innovation hub to 'inspire its next generation retail technologies'. In a statement, Spar Ireland outlined that it…

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Boots puts a spin on glossy summer ads as it commits to championing body confidence

As summer looms so too does a deluge of ‘summer ready’ and ‘beach body’ ads targeted at women. But Boots’ latest ad from Ogilvy has turned the trope on its head. Part of a wider commitment from the retailer to focus on body…

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Boots signs up for flagship Galway store in Gateway Retail Park

Boots has become the latest major retailer to sign up at the landmark Gateway Retail Park in Galway. The pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer has agreed to take a new 7,000sq m (75,347sq ft) premises at the scheme…

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Dealz set to open in Tullamore

The shop will be located beside Aldi in the Cloncollig Industrial Estate. The Offaly Express understands that the new store could open as early as the end of next week. Renowned for selling a wide range of items for €1.50, there are already more…

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O’Briens quietly enters UK market with purchase of two London shops

Ireland’s largest family-owned off-licence chain, O’Briens, has moved quietly into the UK market with the acquisition of two shops in London. Independent wine retailer Philglas & Swiggot, which has outlets in fashionable Marylebone and Battersea’s…

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Planning granted for €100m redevelopment of Cork shopping centre

An Bórd Pleanála has approved plans for a massive €100m redevelopment of one of Ireland’s first suburban shopping centres. The board granted permission for the Wilton Shopping Centre project in Cork for a period of 10 years and imposed 22…

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'Excessive, extremely concerning': Plan for €75m Carrickmines retail park faces further objections

Plans for a €75 million retail park in Carrickmines, Dublin, are continuing to face objections, including from the owners of Drundrum Town Centre. Property fund Input secured planning permission from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council…

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Prime city centre retail property on sale for over €2 million

A retail property in the heart of Galway’s shopping district is on sale with an asking price of more than €2 million. Commercial agents Lambert Smith Hampton are handling the sale of 35 William Street, seeking offers in excess of €2 million…

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Agri-food sector needs its own international marketing body

Speaking at a key corporate event at the Balmoral Show, the annual Ulster Bank Lunch, George Mullan MD of leading meat processor ABP Northern Ireland said the excellence of the province’s food and drink sector was “a story Northern Ireland needs to…

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Eurospar Mulkerns to sell loose fruit and veg plastic-free

Eurospar Mulkerns in Newry will sell all 28 loose fruit and lines without accompanying bags, including the likes of apples, lemons, clementines, avocados, onions and pomegranate, once all existing bags are used up. “Biodegradable bags are…

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