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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Manikandan Anbukkarasu on Feb 27, 2019 5:18:44 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.


8 in 10 adults claim to have breakfast during the week

Over 8 in 10 (83%) adults claim to have breakfast during the week unchanged from results recorded last year. There has also been no change in the proportion of adults who claim to have breakfast at the weekend (88%)…

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Brexit could cause empty shop shelves and massive 50% hike in grocery prices

Empty supermarket shelves and grocery price hikes of almost 50% could hit consumers in the wake of Brexit. The stark warning has come in a joint study from the retail industry lobbies representing businesses in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Britain...

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Food prices could rise by 45% if there is a no deal Brexit, retail group warn

There are fears that food prices could rise by 45% in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker admits he's "not very optimistic" about Britain's chances of getting one…

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Retailers issue stark no-deal Brexit warning

Leading retail bodies have issued a stark warning over the impact of a no-deal Brexit on shoppers in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Chiefs of retail bodies have expressed concern that a no-deal Brexit will squeeze household budgets across…

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'Costs will rise': UK and Irish retail groups warn of 'devastating' no-deal consequences

Groups representing retailers have warned that Brexit will have a dire economic impact on the price of food and drink being sold here in Ireland. Three retail organisations have warned how increased tariffs and new checks…

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Industry group calls for tougher tax for online retailers

Industry group Retail Excellence has echoed calls in the UK to slap higher rates of tax on big-name online retailers in a bid to protect footfall on the high street. The British Parliament's housing, communities and local government committee has…

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Wexford people are the biggest online spenders in the nation, research reveals

Wexford people are the biggest online spenders, according to new research carried out by one of Ireland's biggest department stores. McElhinneys Department Store in Ballybofey, Co Donegal, examined data from 2.85 million…

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Wicklow shoppers – The nations impulse buyers study reveals

A new study has revealed that Wicklow shoppers are by far the biggest impulse buyers in the country. McElhinneys in Donegal recently conducted a study of over 2.8 million sessions to find out the nations shopping habits and revealed their key insights on our blog…

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Growth in online Retail sector remains subdued

The online retail sector has recorded its worst January sales growth (+7% YoY) in three years, as its recent poor performance continued into the New Year. Data from the IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index shows the month provided little…

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Lidl aims to reduce sugar and salt levels in hundreds of its products

Supermarket chain Lidl has said it plans to reduce the sugar and salt content of hundreds of its own-brand products before the end of next year in an attempt to address mounting concerns over childhood obesity and unhealthy diets…

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Lidl reviews 850+ own-brand products in health survey

Lidl Ireland has announced that over 850 of its own-brand products (which comprise more than 30% of the supermarket’s product range) are currently being assessed as the retailer commits to a 20% reduction in added sugar content as well as reducing salt levels by 2020, in accordance with best practice standards…

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Online sales jump at SuperValu

Online sales have jumped 25pc year-on-year at SuperValu. There is a now an additional 26,000 customers using its online shopping service. The news comes as the group recorded a new milestone of €2.7bn in sales in 2018. Sales of SuperValu’s…

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SuperValu to create 210 jobs in 2019

It was announced today that SuperValu recorded a new sales milestone of €2.724 billion in 2018. The retailer also announced plans to expand its network by opening three new stores in 2019, creating 210 new jobs in the process, and…

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SuperValu confirms three new stores for 2019

Following on from record sales of more than €2.7 billion in 2018, SuperValu has unveiled plans to expand its network with three new store openings this year. 210 jobs will be created in the process, while a further 30 stores will be revamped as part of the plan. In total, parent company Musgrave will invest €30 million in the project

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Eurospar retailer concludes operation transformation journey

Eurospar retailer Paul Murphy, from Tubbercurry, will bring his Operation Transformation journey to a conclusion this week when the class of 2019 graduates from the immensely popular RTE One television show.

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Gala Retail marks random acts of kindness day with €5k charity #GalaGift

Gala Retail has given a lot of #GalaGifts over the past year, with the goal of giving back to its customers and the communities in which they operate. Coinciding with Random Acts of Kindness Day, which took place on Sunday, 17 February…

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Boots agrees sponsorship deal with The Pregnancy and Baby Fair

The Pregnancy and Baby Fair, Ireland’s biggest exhibition on pregnancy and baby related products and services, has announced a new sponsorship deal with Boots Ireland. The exhibition is celebrating its tenth year this year, and will return to…

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Health food popularity a boon for SuperValu sales

The explosion in consumer interest in health and fitness-related foods has been a boon to SuperValu sales in the last year, the firm said ahead of its €30m investment in new and existing stores. The Musgrave-owned brand…

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NI retailers slam manual bottle return scheme

Retailers in Northern Ireland have echoed concerns in England about the feasibility of manual deposit return schemes (DRSs) for bottles. Trade body Retail NI said the country’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs…

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