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.
Retailers missing out as Ireland’s e-commerce spend reaches €12.3bn a year
Retailers are letting sales slip through their fingers to overseas websites while just three in 10 SMEs can take orders through their websites. The Irish online economy is booming, with e-commerce spend reaching €12.3bn per annum.
Irish retailers can apply for grants to help grow online sales
A €625,000 pilot scheme to help Irish retailers export more goods through their online shops has been launched by the Government and will be run by Enterprise Ireland. Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys announced the scheme at a meeting of the Retail…
White continues to be most frequently consumed wine
White wine continues to be the most frequently consumed type of wine by adults in Ireland, with almost 4 in 10 (39%) claiming to drink white wine once a month or more often, up marginally from 2017 levels (37%). There is a higher frequency of consumption evident for white wine than…
Online FMCG sales growing four times faster than offline
Global online sales of FMCG products are growing four times faster than offline sales, and in the coming years European markets will experience an increase in FMCG e-commerce on account of work-life dynamics, increasing congestion and growing need for convenience, according to a…
Kantar Worldpanel report shows “fierce” competition in grocery sector
Kantar Worldpanel has published its supermarket share figures for the 12 weeks ending 9 September 2018, which show a consistent growth of 2.6% among Irish supermarkets. This is the seventh consecutive period that all five of Ireland’s major grocers have recorded increased sales…
Tesco holds onto top spot in growing Irish grocery market
The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland for the 12 weeks ending 9 September 2018, show growth of 2.6% among Irish supermarkets. This is the seventh consecutive period that all five of Ireland’s major grocers have recorded increased sales…
Tesco holds top spot as Ireland’s leading supermarket for sixth consecutive month
Tesco has held on to the top spot as Ireland's leading grocer for the sixth consecutive period – capturing 22.1% of grocery spend, up from the 21.9% it achieved in the same period last year. Share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, published today for the 12 weeks ending 9 September…
Tesco’s first discount stores opens in UK … but is Jack’s coming to Ireland?
Tesco has launched Jack’s, a new chain of discount stores conceived as a rival to Lidl and Aldi, with plans to open a further 10-15 outlets in Britain next year. The stores take inspiration from the German discounters, most notably stocking a smaller range of 2,600 mostly home-grown…
Tesco remains Ireland’s most popular supermarket
Tesco has remained Ireland’s most popular supermarket for the sixth consecutive period, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel. Statistics for the 12-week period which ended on September 9, 2018, were published earlier today (Monday, September 24).
Breaking: Lidl to construct brand new multi-million Euro store in Thurles on old Erin Foods site
Lidl Ireland has agreed contracts with the owner of the former Erin foods site for the purchase of a 2.5 acre section of this prime property with the intention of moving from its Abbey Road site, it has been confirmed this morning. Lidl group architects Clarman have completed extensive…
2,000 new jobs on the way as supermarket giant Lidl announces new Kildare headquarters
Up to 2,000 construction jobs will be created on a new €100 million Irish distribution centre and regional headquarters for supermarket giant Lidl. Work has just begun on the new facility, which will be based in Newbridge, Co Kildare, and will be three times the size of the Aviva Stadium.
Lidl Ireland’s Kick Start puts small local food firms on the map
Shay Mullan, one of the three directors of Tom & Ollie, the Br-oughshane creator of Mediterranean-style foods, including hummus, olives, pesto and tapenades, was understandably delighted when Lidl Ireland listed four of its original products as part of 11 Northern Ireland…
Lidl breaks ground on new distribution centre
Lidl has commenced work on its new Distribution Centre in Newbridge, Co. Kildare. The €100m, 54,000sq m development will serve Lidl’s network of stores in the Leinster area as a key part of the company’s 2018 investment programme. The development is expected to be completed by…
Aldi announces two-year deal with Carlow-based mushroom growers
Aldi Ireland today announced it has agreed to a new two-year deal with Carlow-based Codd Mushrooms that will see the business provide €9m worth of mushrooms to Aldi stores. Under the new contract, Codd Mushrooms will supply Aldi’s 133 Irish stores with 13.3m packs of mushrooms…
Aldi opens its revamped Carrick-on-Suir store as part of a €160m nationwide investment
Aldi’s Carrick-on-Suir “Project Fresh” store has reopened its doors to customers following an extensive renovation project which has seen the store completely refurbished as part of Aldi’s €160m investment in its Irish store network.
Two Leitrim SuperValu stores are going for Gold Q Mark
The National Q Mark Awards 2018 nominations have been announced and representing Leitrim this year are Donohoe's SuperValu Ballinamore and Rooney's SuperValu Manorhamilton.
The nominations mean that these businesses are in the top 6.75% of all audits completed…
Dunnes targets millennials with low-maintenance gardens
A vinyl recording of Marvin Gaye is playing on a 1970s turntable as baristas dispense coffee to shoppers browsing succulents in a shop on the site of a former slaughter house on Dublin’s South Great George’s St. Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is projected on to the back wall while…
Harvey Norman kick off massive 70 per cent off show centre sale in Dublin – and it’s running all weekend
The Irish furniture and electrical chain’s three day event will have 70 per cent off across several appliances, technology, furniture, beds and homewares lines. The show centre sale will be held at the National Show Centre in Swords starting today and wrapping up on Sunday.
New M&S store to open next month
Marks & Spencer has announced it will open its latest store in Craigavon next month. The new Simply Food store, located at Marlborough Retail Park, adjacent to Rushmere Shopping Centre, will open at 10am on October 4 and has created 56 jobs.
Musgrave swoops in to acquire Donnybrook Fair
Musgrave Group has announced an agreement to acquire premium food retailer Donnybrook Fair. The brand owns four stores in Dublin and one in Wicklow, as well as a gourmet food production facility and a cookery school. The deal is for an undisclosed sum, and is subject to approval by the…
Musgrave Northern Ireland trebled its profits last year
Musgrave has trebled its operating profits last year in the North of Ireland, according to the Irish Times. The Irish retail and wholesale group, that owns SuperValu and Centra, revealed that its turnover rose by almost 4% to £271 million (€304 million), and its operating profits rose to…
Online retail company creates 200 jobs in Galway
Wayfair has announced it will create 200 jobs in the west of Ireland alongside its plans to expand its Galway business. The e-commerce company set up shop in Galway city in 2009 and now, to mark its upcoming 10th anniversary in the west of Ireland, Wayfair is expanding its operations…
Debenhams Ireland announces 900 new jobs for Christmas 2018
900 new jobs have been advertised as Debenhams Ireland has announced they are looking for Christmas staff for 2018. Successful applicants will be expected to work in sales at the retail giant during the busiest times of the year including Black Friday, Christmas, and St Stephen's Day.
Kilkenny fears for 108 store jobs
A meeting of representatives from Ternary, the Goodman family business, and Kilkenny Group failed to allay the retailer’s concerns for the 108 jobs at its store on Nassau Street in Dublin. This year, Ternary lodged plans for a €100 million office block.
Irish fashion retailer Orla Kiely closes all retail stores
Irish homeware and fashion retail brand Orla Kiely has closed its retail stores and online business. The move follows the voluntary liquidation of its parent company Kiely Rowan. Orla Kiely closed its stores in Covent Garden and King’s Road in London, as well as a location in Kildare, Ireland.
Tesco could introduce new discount stores across NI
Supermarket giant Tesco has refused to rule out bringing its new discount store format, Jack's, to Northern Ireland. The retailer, which has around 50 stores in Northern Ireland, is establishing the brand in a bid to fight off the challenge of German discounters Aldi and Lidl.
Marks & Spencer to open new Northern Ireland food store
Marks & Spencer has announced it will be opening the doors to its newest Northern Ireland foodhall on October 4. The store will have 56 members of staff and will be located at Marlborough Retail Park, adjacent to Rushmere Shopping Centre, in Craigavon, with 350 free car parking…
Foodie fix – Lidl adds 11 Northern Ireland artisan products to shelves
Eleven new Northern Ireland suppliers have been selected to have their products stocked in Lidl stores from Monday, September 17, as part of the retailer’s Kick Start Programme, for a limited period while stocks last. Hailing from every county, the range which is made right here…
Poundland could reopen Northern Ireland's poundworld stores
Discounter Poundland has said it's not ruling out including Northern Ireland as it prepares to take over a tranche former Poundworld stores. The retailer announced it was taking over 20 of the outlets run by its rival, which went into administration earlier this year.
Primark donates half a million to Belfast traders hit by its store fire
Retailer Primark is to donate £500,000 to efforts to support Belfast traders hit by the devastating fire at its landmark city store. The blaze which gutted Primark’s historic Bank Buildings property last month has caused major disruption in the city centre.