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Almost half of adults look to retailers for cookery inspiration
Almost half of adults (46%) who cook are looking to retailers for inspiration and would like to see them include more recipes in-store to provide this spark. This is one of the findings in our most recent research by Empathy Research on behalf of Retail Intelligence, conducted amongst a…
FMCG suppliers neglecting the importance of the last 50 yards in the shopper journey
Too many FMCG suppliers still fail to understand the difference between the consumer and the target shopper, neglect the importance of the last 50 yards in the shopper journey and, as a result, are missing out on shopper conversion opportunities at the point of purchase.
Visa to launch its direct payments product in Ireland in June
Visa is set to launch its direct payments product in Ireland in June, offering real-time payments to customers through its global systems. The service, which was launched in Europe late last year, allows businesses and consumers to send payments instantly over Visa’s infrastructure.
Mandate calls on retail workers to 'win' €15 per hour pay
Mandate Trade Union General Secretary, John Douglas, has called on all workers in the retail and bar trades to join their union and win pay rates of at least €15 per hour, according to a recent statement. In a speech to the Mandate Biennial Delegate Conference in Wexford, Douglas said that “no retail…
Sick of Plastic: Shoppers leave unwanted plastic packaging at the counter
Thousands of shoppers across the country left their unwanted plastic packaging at their local supermarkets in the Sick of Plastic day of action on Saturday. Extra bins could be seen at major supermarkets like Lidl and Aldi, which were set up for customers to Shop and Drop their…
Supervalu becomes first retailer to introduce compostable bags
SuperValu has recently announced that it is the first grocery retailer in Ireland to introduce compostable bags. 'The initiative forms part of pledge to make 100% of SuperValu own brand and fresh produce packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025,' the grocery retailer said in…
BWG wins top Logistics award
BWG has won two of the record seven honours it was nominated for at the Logistics & Transport Excellence Awards, while also being the only wholesale and retail group in the country to be nominated this year. It also won the award for Logistics Company of the Year.
Irish youth foundation and Applegreen launch the Applegreen blossom fund
The Applegreen Blossom Fund, a partnership between Applegreen and the Irish Youth Foundation, was launched last week by Irish International Rugby legend, Sophie Spence and Irish Olympian and Dancing with the Stars quarter-finalist, Rob Heffernan at Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens. The Fund will…
Primark optimistic for rest of the year despite weather hitting sales
Owner Associated British Foods said Primark's UK like-for-like sales rose 3% in the six months to March 3, down sharply on the 10% growth seen in the previous year. It said trading was impacted by an unusually warm October and the Beast from the East in the final week of its first half.
Online sales help Debenhams to slash Irish losses
A growth in online sales helped the Irish division of UK department store Debenhams sharply reduce its pre-tax losses to €246,000 last year. Newly-filed accounts for Debenhams Retail (Ireland) show the company slashed its pre-tax losses, for the 12 months to last September, by 95%.
Kilkenny city shopping centre first in Ireland to host Autism friendly shopping hour
Autism is a condition that affects up to 1.5% of the population of children and adults in Ireland. This means that here may be up to 1,500 people in Kilkenny who would qualify for a diagnosis. Add family and supporters and you have 5,000 potential customers in Kilkenny alone. This year to mark World…
Northern Ireland furniture shop closing down after rent increase of £100,000
Retailers here have faced a tough start to the year with a rental increase of £100,000 in a key shopping area prompting one furniture firm to take the decision to close down, it has emerged. Phillip Logan of Uno on Boucher Road in south Belfast said he had decided to close down after facing…