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Consumers poised for bumper buys in Black Friday sales
It is the biggest shopping day of the year, overtaking Christmas, and with Black Friday set to get consumers buying with gusto, retailers are already offering massive discounts. Stores around the country are promoting deals of up to 50pc off in the run-up to Black Friday later this week.
Shoppers expected to save millions as Black Friday 2017 sales 'to break records'
Retail Excellence, Ireland’s largest retail representative body, have today urged all retailers to get prepared for one of the busiest shopping weekends this side of Christmas. For shopping fans this weekend will start with Black Friday where bricks and mortar retailers will be encouraging shoppers…
Debit card spending up on last year
We are using debit cards directly — in shops and restaurants — a lot more, according to the Central Bank. Debit-card point-of-sale transactions in September were 14% higher than in the same period last year. A total of €2.9bn was spent using debit cards in Ireland this September.
Beyond eBay: the online stores where young adults are big spenders
Where do teenagers and young adults shop online these days? Sure, there’s Amazon, Boohoo and eBay: but where else are Irish teen euros being spent online? And how do they pay? Transition year student Lucy Hatton (15) goes through some of the sites on her radar.
Research shows 44% of shoppers don't know online consumer rights
73% of Irish consumers have bought online in the past 12 months but 44% say they are not confident about their rights, according to a recent survey conducted by the European Consumer Centre (ECC). The survey also indicated that 41.34% of total respondents were either very likely or probably…
Almost two thirds of adults purchase yoghurts once a week
Almost two thirds (63%) of adults purchase yoghurts at least once a week, with purchase levels peaking amongst those aged over 65-years old (70%) and those aged 45-54 (69%). Recent research on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy Research, amongst a nationally representative sample…
Irish shoppers in step with online fashion trends
Irish online shoppers are lagging behind the rest of Europe, except when it comes to fashion, according to a new report from delivery company DPD. The results from DPD's latest European ecommerce survey indicate that more than a fifth of all Irish fashion purchases are carried out online.
Ten things you should know about getting your purse out on Black Friday
Even if you're not looking for anything in particular, it's hard not to want to bag a bargain on Black Friday. Traditionally an American concept, Black Friday has been wholeheartedly adopted here in Ireland - and it's not just for one day, it has grown to a fortnight for some.
Cyber Monday Black Friday - Dos and Dont's when shopping online
The Gardaí have issued Dos and Dont's for internet shoppers ahead of Cyber Monday and Black Friday as part of a new Safe Online Shopping campaign. An Garda Síochána in association with the Banking & Payments Federation of Ireland and Retail Excellence launched S.O.S. (Safe Online…
How to get the best Black Friday deals in Ireland and avoid over-spending
Black Friday has mushroomed into one of the biggest shopping days of the year – when retailers crash prices galore in a bid to cash in on the big Christmas rush. But with so many brands taking part and an abundance of deals dropping just about everywhere, how can you guarantee the best bang for your buck – and avoid over-spending?
Making Cents: Black Friday is an opportunity - but be careful
The Black Friday phenomenon has exploded in popularity in Ireland in recent years, and rolls around again on November 24. In its US home, it is a popular shopping day because it falls the day after Thanksgiving and many people are off work.
Dunnes Stores reclaims the crown as Ireland's top grocery retailer
Dunnes Stores has clinched the top grocery retailer spot in Ireland after a nine-month hiatus from the pole position. And Hurricane Ophelia had a surprisingly strong effect on the Irish grocery market, with stores experiencing a sales spike as shoppers battened down the hatches in preparation for…
Dunnes reclaims top spot in store wars
Dunnes Stores has overtaken SuperValu as the country's busiest supermarket chain ahead of the crucial Christmas period, nosing ahead in a tight race. Retail sector data provider Kantar Worldpanel said Dunnes Stores had clinched the top grocery retailer after a nine-month hiatus from the pole…
Dunnes avails of Ophelia sales boost
Dunnes Stores has overtaken SuperValu and Tesco Ireland to become Ireland’s best-performing supermarket chain, boosted by a spike in consumer grocery spending around the time of Storm Ophelia in mid-October, writes Geoff Percival.
Dunnes tops supermarket league as Lidl and Aldi advance
The imminent arrival of ex Hurricane Ophelia to Ireland last month led to a mini-Christmas sales period among large retail chains with a double-figure spike in sales in some areas as people stocked up and hunkered down.
Aldi opens its “Future Store” in Trim
Aldi has officially opened its new store in Trim, Co. Meath, which features its Aldi “Future Store” design and layout. The new store, boasts wider aisles and hi-spec fixtures and fittings. Chiller space has been expanded 40%, while the fresh food located at the front of the store and new signage provides a more “efficient and hassle-free” shopping experience.
Aldi unveils its revamped Dunmanway “Future Store” as part of €60m investment
Aldi’s new Dunmanway “Future Store” today reopened its doors to customers following an extensive renovation project which has seen the store extended and completely refurbished as part of Aldi’s €60m Project Fresh investment.
Spar battles at home but on a roll abroad
Spar yesterday posted weak growth in the southern African market amid signs of a turnaround at its Swiss stores as well as strong numbers from its Irish market during the year to September.
Harvey Norman's Irish boss predicts in-store 'contact sport' for Black Friday sales frenzy
Harvey Norman’s Irish boss has predicted that ‘Black Friday’, the pre-Christmas sales frenzy that has spread from the US to Ireland and the UK, will be a "contact sport" in the retail chain’s Irish outlets. "There’s a perception that online is overtaking physical retail, but it just isn’t true," said Blaine…
Kingfisher’s Screwfix chain offsets French woes and weak B&Q sales
Kingfisher has said it remains on track to meet full-year profit targets as strong growth at its Screwfix business helped offset falling sales at B&Q and a weak performance in France. Kingfisher notched up a 3% rise in total sales to £3 billion for the third quarter, helped by a 16.6% jump in Screwfix…
Lidl Ireland reveal their incredible Black Friday offers
Lidl have revealed their amazing Black Friday bargains. The offers will run next weekend as stores around the country slash their prices for the annual event. The incredible bargains on offer include high end cameras, laptops and TVs with discounts of hundreds of euros, just in time for Christmas.
Currys PC World Ireland reveal early Black Friday deals with hundreds worth of savings for bargain hunters – as Black Tag event set to kick off next week
The electrics retail giant is already running offers as Black Tag event returns from November 20 and flagship stores set to open from 7am on Black Friday.
Argos kick off Black Friday sale early with huge offers on laptops, TVs, and more
Great news for anyone hoping to get a jump start on their Christmas shopping after Argos Ireland kicked off their two-week Black Friday sale ahead of schedule. The retailer are getting in ahead of rival retailers by making some incredible offers live sooner than the November 24 date Black Friday…
D.I.D Electrical Ireland reveal early Black Friday deals – with price drops on everything from fridges to coffee machines
DID Electrical has already kicked off their Black Friday sale with deals in-store and online now. The Irish retailer has slashed the price of a huge number of products – and everything from fridges to coffee machines is up for grabs.
Smyths Toys Ireland starts Black Friday sale 2017 – with price drops in-store and online now before rush on November 24
Smyths Toys Ireland has started its Black Friday sale early – as parents get ready to grab bargains for Christmas. The retailer has dropped prices on everything from Lego (€34.99) to PlayStations (€299.99) in all Irish stores.
Littlewoods Ireland Black Friday 2017 deals and offers
Littlewoods Ireland has revealed its Black Friday deals for 2017. One of the biggest weeks in Irish shopping every year has begun and the retailer has just announced some of the massive branded product deals that will be going live.
LIVE Best Black Friday 2017 deals in Ireland - all the latest offers and what retailers are taking part
Black Friday has been dubbed the biggest shopping day of the calendar year - but are the deals really that good? This year it will take place on Friday 24 November 2017, marking the official start date of the consumer rush for bargains in the countdown to Christmas.
Best Black Friday Amazon deals for 2017: Smart TVs, headphones and kitchen appliances
Black Friday is nearly here (24 November), meaning major retailers are preparing to slash prices on everything from tech to fashion to kick off the Christmas shopping season. But there’s no need to battle through the high street anymore – with online giants such as Amazon offering some of the best deals around, you can bag a bargain from the comfort of your sofa.
IKEA launches online store in Ireland
Lovers of Swedish furniture behemoth IKEA across the country no longer have to plan a trip to Ballymun in Dublin in advance -- they can now shop from the comfort of their own home, writes Pádraig Hoare.
Grafton Street is 15th most expensive street to rent on in Europe
Grafton Street in Dublin is the 15th most expensive street in Europe to rent a property on, and the 57th most expensive globally, according to a new study. The Main Streets Across the World report, compiled by the estate agency Cushman & Wakefield, tracks 451 top shopping streets around the…
Christmas bargains galore as retailers slash prices in run-up to festive season
It may not even be December, but Christmas has officially arrived in Northern Ireland with retailers slashing prices ahead of the festive period. With the big day seemingly coming earlier and earlier each year, retailers and traders have already begun cutting prices, with clothing stores in particular…
Spar owner Henderson to take over five stores from grocery rival
Northern Ireland grocery giant Henderson Group is expanding its business once again amid plans to buy over five major retail stores from a rival, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal. Henderson Group, which owns Spar, has announced its intention to purchase five food retail stores from McColl's.