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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Domenica Soldo on Aug 22, 2018, 2:07:54 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.

 

Visa Consumer Spending Index shows further spending growth

Visa’s Irish Consumer Spending Index, which measures expenditure across all payment types, has revealed continued growth of household expenditure during July. While the results represent the seventeenth consecutive month of growth, the pace of that growth was slower than that which…

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7 In 10 Irish adults purchase toothpaste at least once a month

Toothpaste is the most frequently purchased personal care item amongst adults, with almost 7 in 10 (69%) claiming to purchase once a month or more often and nearly 3 in 10 (29%) buying once every 2-3 weeks. This research, conducted on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy Research…

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Retailers look to Dáil to 'level the playing pitch' against pop-up markets

Retail and food groups are calling on the government to “level the playing pitch” and strengthen their laws involving pop-up markets, according to Fora. Retail Excellence, the Irish retail lobby group, has called the laws “obsolete” and fails to reflect modern retailing.

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Call for budget measures amid ‘retail crisis’

The Mandate Trade Union, which represents 37,00 staff, said it has joined with shop owners to warn the Government about a looming jobs crisis as online sales lead to the closure of brick-and-mortar stores. Assistant secretary Gerry Light said Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe should look in his…

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Increasing threat’ to Irish brick-and-mortar shops

Irish shops face more pressure as consumers extend their online buying beyond holidays and books, a survey by a leading group of academics has found. Lero, which is backed by most universities and funded by the Government’s Science Foundation Ireland, said Ireland’s high street faces an…

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Tesco taking on discounters with new retail brand

Tesco is planning a new discount retail brand format for the UK, with a view to directly challenging the rapid growth of Aldi and Lidl in recent years. A post spotted on employment social network LinkedIn reveals that Tesco, the UK’s largest retailer, is recruiting staff for a new store format at…

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Mixed reaction as Christmas chocolates spotted in Dunnes Stores in Clondalkin, Dublin - 131 days early

The summer holidays aren't even over yet and already some retailers are getting set for Christmas. Brown Thomas is set to unveil their festive shop today, while Penneys are already hiring temporary crimbo staff. Eagle-eyed shoppers have also spotted early signs of Christmas in other…

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New Aldi store creates 20 new jobs in south Mayo

Aldi has increased its presence in Mayo with the opening of its latest “Project Fresh” store in Ballinrobe. A total of 20 new jobs have been created at the new store. Featuring Aldi’s exciting award-winning Project Fresh layout and design, the new store boasts a large shop floor spanning…

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Grow with Aldi programme sees 38 new Irish products in stores

38 producers, working across a diverse range of categories, including everything from spices, sauces and snacks, to craft beers, artisan tea and coffee and even beauty products, have successfully won a place on the Grow with Aldi supplier development programme.

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Mr Price to open central distribution warehouse in Athlone by end of September

Mr Price, the retailer specialising in “branded bargains” plans to open a new central distribution centre in Athlone by the end of next month. In an exclusive interview with ShelfLife, operations director Edel McSorley said contractors have begun work at the 15 acres site in Athlone, on which…

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With 130 days until December 25, Brown Thomas opens Christmas Shop

Christmas has come early to Brown Thomas. The department store launched its Christmas Shop today just 130 days before December 25. The range of festive decorations is now available from Dublin, Cork and Limerick stores as well as online. Some customers were pleased to see it open.

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Penneys is already hiring Christmas staff in their Mary Street, Dublin store - all you need to know

Penneys has already started its quest for Christmas workers ahead of the busy festive season. The retail giant has launched an appeal for temporary retail assistants in its Mary Street, Dublin store. It's hoping to fill a number of positions over the coming weeks with workers set to start in…

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