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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Durga Vemula on Sep 25, 2019 4:19:30 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.

 

Kantar: Grocery growth steady ahead of busy season

Kantar has published the latest figures for Ireland’s supermarket share index, revealing steady growth among Ireland’s biggest store brands amid the end-of-summer routine change in Irish households. Tesco and SuperValu find themselves tied for second place with 21.4%...

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Irish grocery growth steady at 2.7% in the latest 12-Week period: Kantar

Irish grocery sales growth remained at 2.7% in the 12 weeks to 8 September 2019, according to the latest figures from Kantar. Customers stocked up on staples in September contributing to an increase in the sales of cereals, yoghurts, and bread. Charlotte Scott, consumer…

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Irish consumer spending muted in August

The latest Visa’s Irish Consumer Spending Index which is produced by IHS Markit and measures expenditure across all payment types (cash, cheques and electronic payments), pointed to a marginal rise in expenditure year-on-year in August, thereby ending a three-month…

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Irish grocery prices rising faster than British prices

Grocery prices in Irish supermarkets are rising significantly faster than prices in Britain, a major survey has found. Market researcher Kantar found prices across the 30,000 grocery items it regularly monitors in Irish supermarkets rose 2% in the 12 weeks to September 8 from the same period in 2018.

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A third of shoppers will ditch online purchases for Christmas from UK retailers post-Brexit

A third of shoppers say they will switch some or all of their online purchases for Christmas from UK retailers to Irish stores if Brexit comes to pass on 31 October. That’s according to a survey of 1,000 people by Amárach Research on consumers’ post-Brexit online shopping behaviour.

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Bigger capacity baskets ensure better average ticket sales: Shopping Basket

It is widely known that the increase in average ticket sales is directly proportional to the capacity of the shopping basket. However, it is more interesting to know – by how much? According to a Nielsen study, conducted in 2017, a greater load capacity, along with better user experience…

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Irish consumers pay second-highest excise tax on alcohol in EU

Irish consumers pay the second-highest overall excise tax on alcohol in the EU: the highest on wine, the second highest on beer, and third highest on spirits, a new survey shows. Despite its prominent drinks industry, Ireland ranks second in the ‘Big 4’ of EU excise tax…

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Over half of adults drink coffee at least once a day

Just over half (54%) of adults are drinking coffee at least once a day, up from 52% in 2016, with just over 3 in 10 (31%) of adults drinking several cups per day. Recent research on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy Research, amongst a nationally representative sample of…

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Majority of Irish consumers 'never' use reusable coffee cups

Despite recent environmental campaigns and café-based incentives, the majority (65%) of Irish consumers still never use a reusable cup for takeaway coffees, and 16% only use one 'sometimes,' a recent survey shows. According to research conducted by…

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EuroCommerce joins The Circular Plastics Alliance

EuroCommerce, the body which represents the retail and wholesale trades in Europe, has joined the Circular Plastics Alliance. The collaboration is vital for building the technical and regulatory framework to upscale circular business models, EuroCommerce said in a statement.

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Dunnes Stores retains Top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars

Dunnes Stores has retained its position as Ireland’s most popular supermarket. The latest Kantar Worldpanel supermarket shares show that Dunnes Stores accounted for 22.2% of the consumer spend of the course of 12 weeks to 8 September 2019, making it the country’s…

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Tesco leads Irish fresh food suppliers to tackle food waste

Led by Tesco Ireland 12 of Ireland’s largest fresh food suppliers, including Aryzta, Country Crest, Keeling’s, Total Produce, and Manor Farm have committed to tackle food waste. At a global level, they will join other Irish Tesco own-label suppliers who previously...

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SuperValu strengthens its commitment to autism friendly communities

SuperValu announced an additional 11 towns on the journey to becoming autism-friendly continuing to advance their national campaign in partnership with AsIAm, Ireland's national autism charity and advocacy organisation. The campaign originally began…

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Lidl spent £290m with Northern Ireland suppliers last year

Lidl bought £290 million worth of goods from Northern Ireland suppliers last year, exporting to vast bulk of it to Britain and Ireland, a new report has shown. The research by Oxford Economics found that the German supermarket chain, which has 38 stores in the north, has been…

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Samara Ward wins Aldi Brown Bread Baking Competition

Samara Ward from Inver, Co. Donegal has been crowned the winner of The National Brown Bread Baking Competition, sponsored by Aldi and in association with the National Ploughing Association (NPA) and the Irish Countrywomen's Association (ICA).

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‘Aldi commits to cooperating with beef taskforce’ – ICSA

Aldi has signaled its intent to cooperate with the forthcoming Beef Market Taskforce, according to the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA). In a statement, the ICSA said that it had held meetings with “senior representatives” from the supermarket chain, in which…

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Applegreen reports 73% revenue increase in first half results

Applegreen plc has reported a 73% revenue increase in the first half of 2019 to €1.5 billion, its latest financial results show. Group gross profit increased by 145% to €268 million during the period, according to its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2019.

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Minister Bruton names Musgrave as Sustainable Development Goal Champion

Musgrave has today (18 September) been named as a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Champion by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton. According to a statement, Musgrave was selected to become one of Ireland’s SDG…

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Gala Retail recognised at Chamber Ireland Awards

Gala Retail has been presented with one of the most prestigious awards in the business world, at the Chambers Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. Gala’s ongoing partnership with Special Olympics Ireland was singled out for recognition, whereupon the award for Excellence…

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M&S finance chief to step down

Marks & Spencer Group Plc said on Saturday its chief financial officer, Humphrey Singer, was stepping down after little more than a year, a further setback as the retailer is demoted from Britain's leading share index. Singer, who joined from electricals retailer Dixons Carphone in 2018, will work with Chief Executive Steve Rowe on the succession process...

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Iceland to introduce Christmas menu in plastic-free packaging

UK retailer Iceland is to launch a plastic-free Christmas range to offer sustainable options to its customers, according to a report in Retail Gazette. The assortment includes 30 Christmas menu options comprising starters, mains, and desserts in plastic-free packaging.

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Easy as ABC: Aramark launches healthy eating initiative

As part of its ongoing commitment to health and wellness, more than 50 Aramark chefs, dietitians and other employees gathered at O’Toole’s GAA club, on the north side of Dublin this week, to build a vegetable garden. The objective is to help inspire local families to make healthier…

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Boots Ireland bag Chambers Ireland's CSR award

Boots Ireland secured the Outstanding Achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility Award at Chambers Ireland's CSR Awards for 2019. Chambers Ireland said that Boots showed commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility in its company values and consistently meet key…

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Online drives sales growth at Card Factory as footfall weakens

Ecommerce sales lifted by 25% at Card Factory, helping the retailer grow its first-half revenues by 5.5%. However, pre-tax profits were 14% lower compared to the same time last year. The retailer, ranked Top500 in IRUK Top500 research, today reported revenue of £195.6m…

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Shoppers forego 'big shop' for more frequent supermarket visits says Kantar

Shoppers in Northern Ireland made a dozen extra trips to the supermarket last year, new figures show. But they're not filling their trolleys as much, instead sacrificing the so-called 'big shop' for…

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Lidl only supermarket giant to increase Northern Ireland market share

German discounter Lidl was the only supermarket to increase its market share in Northern Ireland over the past year, according to the latest industry report. The figures from research company Kantar Worldpanel show Lidl, which has 38 stores here, increased its market share…

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Northern Ireland Spar operator stockpiling products

John Henderson Holdings, which operates one of Northern Ireland’s largest retail chains including Spar, EuroSpar and Vivo stores, has begun stockpiling “certain food products” as part of preparations for a “no-deal Brexit”. The Irish Times reports that the family-owned company…

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Northern Ireland charities to benefit from £16m Dormant Account Fund

Announced by the Department of Finance last week, £16m has been made available to the fund from dormant bank and building society accounts and will be used to increase capacity, resilience and sustainability in the Northern Ireland VCSE sector.

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Food giant Henderson Group set to be north's next billion-pound company

The family-run Henderson Group is on target to be the north's latest billion-pound company. The Mallusk-based food giant, which is made up of four indigenous divisions (wholesale, retail, property and foodservice), increased its turnover by nearly £100 million to £853 million last year…

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