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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Domenica Soldo on Jul 25, 2018, 2:52:05 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.

 

 

Inflation holds steady as clothing sales offset higher energy and fuel prices

Inflation unexpectedly stalled last month as higher prices for motor fuel, gas and electricity were offset by deeper discounting by clothing retailers. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rate of inflation held steady at 2.4 per cent in June…

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Non-alcoholic beer sales soar under the influence of hot weather

Hot weather, healthier lifestyles and a firmer stance against drink-driving have boosted non-alcoholic beer drinking this summer. On a sweltering afternoon at a recent big game in Croke Park, the bars appeared to be selling almost as much non-alcoholic beer as regular beer.

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Entries now open for Checkout National FMCG Awards 2018

Entries are now open for the Checkout National FMCG Awards 2018 which is set to take place at The Round Room, The Mansion House, Dublin, on Friday 28 September. Now in its ninth year, the awards recognise excellence in sales and marketing in the Irish grocery retail sector.

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Amazon Prime Day goes from rummage sale to must-shop event

Amazon. com ’s fourth annual Prime Day event lured shoppers from around the world, highlighting the promotion’s evolution from a rummage sale of obscure products to 36 hours of discounts on major brands such as Samsonite luggage, Callaway golf clubs and General Mills cereals.

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Aldi opens latest project fresh store in Passage West, Cork

Aldi has opened its latest Project Fresh store in Passage West, Cork, creating up to 20 jobs in the process. The discount retailers new Project Fresh store has a shop floor of 1,020 square metres, 82 free car park spaces and is fitted with wide aisles and hi-spec fixtures.

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Aldi opens new store in Passage West bringing 20 new jobs to Cork

20 new jobs are to be created as Aldi opens its latest “Project Fresh” in Cork. The new store, opening in Passage West, is part of Aldi’s €160 million investment in its Irish network. This is the company’s 22nd Cork location, bringing the total number of Irish stores to 132. Speaking at the opening…

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Lidl store set to reopen in Tallaght next month after building demolished during Storm Emma

Lidl have announced a store will reopen next month after it was destroyed during Storm Emma. The supermarket in Fortunestown Lane, Tallaght, will open its doors again on August 30. It was destroyed after an incident with a digger at the height of the blizzard that locked down the country…

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Lidl seeks planning permission to build second Naas store

Lidl have applied to Kildare County Council to build a second store in Naas. Lidl Ireland GmbH is seeking permission to construct a licensed, discount foodstore with a gross internal area of 2,207sqms at the junction of Maudlins Avenue and Dublin Road, Naas.

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Kari Daniels appointed CEO of Tesco Ireland

Kari Daniels has been appointed chief executive of Tesco Ireland. As CEO of Tesco Ireland, Kari will report to Jason Tarry, Tesco UK & Ireland CEO. She will also join the UK Leadership Team. Kari joined Tesco in 2002 and is one of Tesco’s most experienced commercial directors. Currently the…

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Discount retailer adding 200 jobs in Athlone

A retail discount chain is to create 200 jobs with the opening of a central warehousing base in Athlone. Mr Price, which has 42 stores around the country, has bought the former Nexans plant at Cornamaddy. The six-hectare site includes more than 15,000 square metres of warehousing and…

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Iceland stores expansion boosts revenue to €49m

Food retailer Iceland has confirmed plans to open more Irish outlets even as pre-tax losses almost doubled to €694,000.  New accounts filed by Iceland Stores Ireland Ltd show revenues rose 63% to €49.23m in the 12 months to the end of March. The directors of the company said the Iceland food…

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Food retailer Iceland reports 63% jump in revenue of Irish operation

Frozen food retailer Iceland, which is engaged in a major expansion drive in Ireland, reported a 63 per cent rise in turnover at its Irish operation last year as it opened nine new stores. The group recorded revenue of €49.2 million for the 12 months ending March 24th this year.

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Local supermarkets honoured at ‘Best in Fresh’ awards

Two West Cork supermarkets checked out very well in highly regarded industry awards recently, taking home top honours. Murphy’s SuperValu in Castletownbere has been named Ireland’s Best Medium Supermarket at this year’s Checkout ‘Best in Fresh’ awards while Scally’s SuperValu in…

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Marks and Spencer to close Northern Ireland store

Marks and Spencer has confirmed that one of its Northern Ireland outlets is set to close its doors. The 40 staff at the store are moving to nearby stores. There is already an M&S store at Sprucefield Shopping Complex in Lisburn and the company are also opening a new outlet in Craigavon in the…

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Two Northern Ireland Poundworld stores set to close with loss of 33 jobs

Two Poundworld stores in Northern Ireland have been included in the latest cull announced by administrators yesterday. Outlets in Belfast and Newtownards were named on a list of 40 UK stores due to close by next Tuesday, with the loss of 534 jobs. t leaves 10 outlets around Northern Ireland…

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Beauty Outlet's biggest store opens at Junction

A discount beauty retailer is to open its biggest UK shop in a £1m investment at a Co Antrim retail park, creating around 20 new jobs. Beauty Outlet is opening a unit of almost 4,000 ft at the Junction Retail and Leisure Park in Antrim. It's the chain's second opening here, joining an existing store at…

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