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Average Irish shopper spends €300 on their Black Friday shopping survey reveals
The average Irish shopper spends as much as €300 on their Black Friday shopping, a survey has revealed. Previously only known in the US, the Black Friday event has taken off in Ireland in the last few years with almost three out of five Irish people expected to participate this year.
Irish shoppers will splash out €300 each on Black Friday
Irish shoppers will splash out €300 each on Black Friday, a new survey has predicted. Of those taking advantage of the massive reductions in prices on November 23, 16% will do it online. On what is recognised as the first official day of Christmas shopping, sales grow by 1,231%...
Research shows, more adults will do more focused Christmas shopping this year
There has been an increase in the proportion grocery shoppers who claim they will do more focussed Christmas grocery shopping this year, with some 3 in 10 (30%) shoppers claiming they will carry out a dedicated Christmas food shop and almost 1 in 5 (18%)…
Seasonal retail job prospects show 32% increase YOY
Retail job opportunities has shown a 32% year-on-year increase in seasonal Christmas roles this year, an 8% increase on the same period five years ago, according to Jobs.ie. Central Statistic Office (CSO) August 2018 figures recorded a 4% increase in annual retail sales…
Irish spending slowed in September
Spending in Ireland rose at a slower rate during September, ahead of the 2019 Government Budget being announced. According to Visa’s Irish Consumer Spending Index, expenditure rose by +1.5% year-on-year, down from +2.2% in August.
Research shows weak growth in Irish consumer spending ahead of budget 2019
Spending in Ireland rose at a slower rate, ahead of the 2019 Budget 2019 being announced. The latest rise in household expenditure was the weakest recorded since March 2018, with the increases being seen across Face-to-Face and eCommerce in September…
Irish seafood sales surpasses €1bn mark in 'exceptional' 2017
Sales of Irish seafood last year surpassed the €1 billion mark for the first time ever in what is being described as “an exceptional year for Ireland’s marine economy”. Seafood exports grew by 10% to €666 million, the domestic market increased by 4% to €429 million.
IFA calls for strong, independent retail regulator to prevent UTPs
The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has briefed members of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food & the Marine of the Unfair Trading Practices (UTPs) used by retailers in their dealings with producers, and has called for an independent regulator.
Why are so many shops going out of business?
Analysis: Traditional stores are struggling to deal with the challenges presented by online outlets and changes in how we shop today. The announcement that US retailer Sears Holdings has filed for bankruptcy and the recent difficulties of many other retail household names…
Irish shoppers warned to check for safety CE mark on Halloween costumes for kids and adults
Dublin Fire Brigade have issued advice on the safest Halloween season and warned shoppers to check quality standards on spooky outfits before buying
Dunnes stores reclaims top spot as Ireland’s leading grocery retailer
Dunnes Stores has reclaimed the leading spot in the Irish grocery market for the first time since February this year, pipping Tesco to the post after six consecutive periods at the top. According to the latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel published…
Dunnes Stores regains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars
Dunnes Stores has regained its position as Ireland’s most popular supermarket, while Aldi has hit a record market share in the most recent period. The latest Kantar Worldpanel supermarket shares show that Dunnes Stores accounted for 22.1% of the consumer spend over…
Kantar Worldpanel shows big gains for Dunnes Stores and Aldi
Kantar Worldpanel has published its latest supermarket share figures for the Irish market, with some fascinating developments for Dunnes Stores and Aldi. Dunnes Stores has claimed the top spot in the Irish grocery market for the first time since February this year…
Tesco wins Irish Quality Food Retailer of the Year 2018
Tesco Ireland took home the coveted title of Retailer at the Year at this year’s Irish Quality Food Awards 2018, which took place in Dublin’s Clayton Hotel, Burlingtown Road. The retailer won a total of 38 product awards, along with almost 70 commendations.
Asda deal makes a Happy Halloween for Scott’s Bakery
Fivemiletown based, Scott’s Bakery, has secured a national deal with Asda to supply a 12 pack of Halloween themed ‘Creepy Cupcakes’ to 385 of the retailer’s stores across the UK. The family run bakery, which has produced Asda own brand small cakes for 10 years…
Matalan to open new Belfast store on Saturday
Fashion and homeware retailer, Matalan has confimed it will open at Belfast's CastleCourt shopping centre tomorrow. Matalan is creating 50 jobs at the new 24,000 sq ft city centre store, housed within the former Toys R Us unit.