News & insights

Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Manikandan Anbukkarasu on Mar 27, 2019, 3:12:42 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.

 

Today’s Women in Grocery 2019 luncheon confirmed

The fourth annual Today’s Women in Grocery luncheon will take place at Dublin’s Intercontinental Hotel on 3 May 2019. This year’s event is kindly supported by main sponsors Musgrave MarketPlace, Mars, CPM and LR Suntory and will continue…

READ THE FULL STORY

 

Online shopping rules may no longer apply post Brexit

Do you shop online?  Do most of your online purchases come from the UK? Are you aware that when the UK leaves the EU, current rules around online shopping may no longer apply? These are the questions…

READ THE FULL STORY

 

Irish retailers fear high-spending tourist shortfall in port restrictions

Irish retailers have slammed Dublin Port over plans to restrict cruise ship traffic due to capacity issues. As was reported in the Sunday Independent last month, the Port is looking to heavily reduce cruise ships using its services, and even hinted at axing the business altogether…

READ THE FULL STORY

 

Business sentiment softens as consumer confidence slightly picks up

Fresh Brexit concerns have sent Irish business sentiment tumbling this week, as the Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse fell 1.4 points in March. The latest reading from the survey was 89.4 points, which was 7.7 points lower than March 2018. The business pulse was…

READ THE FULL STORY

 

Profits and revenues surge at Amazon's main Irish unit

Pre-tax profits at the main Irish arm of online retail giant Amazon increased by 30.5% to €39.46m last year, as revenues also soared. Newly-filed accounts for Amazon Data Services Ireland Ltd (ADSL) show that the company's…

READ THE FULL STORY

 

Retailers ‘now ready to embrace car ban

Retailers in Cork City who led opposition to the St Patrick’s Street car ban are ready to move beyond the controversy and embrace change, according to one of the organisers of a meeting tonight on the future of retail…

READ THE FULL STORY

 

New Cork retailers’ association want 'seat at the table of decision-making'

A new group set up to represent retailers in Cork city and county says it wants a seat at the table of decision-making on retail. The Cork Retailers’ Association (CRA) becomes the latest group - alongside Cork Chamber…

READ THE FULL STORY

 

 

Tesco flat as Aldi delivers best-ever Christmas sales

Tesco posted flat like-for-like sales in Ireland in the 19 weeks to January 5, having been impacted by intense competition. The British retailer said there had been ‘intense ‘couponing activity, and that sales last year…

READ THE FULL STORY

 

Tesco pulls British products from Irish stores amid Brexit uncertainty

Tesco has issued an apology after reportedly using uncertainty around Brexit as a reason to remove a number of British products from its Irish stores. According to The Times, the supermarket giant was accused of using Brexit…

READ THE FULL STORY

 

Dunnes stripped the insides of a new Blackrock store before clearing the planning system

Irish retail giant Dunnes Stores is up against local government once again after deciding to go ahead with works in a Blackrock store before clearing the planning system, a cause of concern for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown…

READ THE FULL STORY

 

Marks and Spencer seeking 97 voluntary redundancies in some Irish stores

A spokesperson for the British store said: “This is a purely voluntary proposal and all affected colleagues will have the option to stay at M&S." The exit package is on offer in seven of M&S's stores nationally, including Dundrum, Liffey…

READ THE FULL STORY

 

Dundalk Supervalu store among country's best

Tiernan’s SuperValu in The Fairways Dundalk was announced as a finalist in the running for the highly coveted ‘SuperValu Store of the Year 2019’ title, making them among the top thirteen SuperValu stores in Ireland. The Louth…

READ THE FULL STORY

 

Lidl are stocking sensory products for World Autism day

It’s World Autism Awareness Day on Tuesday the 2nd of April and Lidl have created some amazing products to raise awareness and also to suit those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Last year, Lidl hosted a range of Autism…

READ THE FULL STORY

 

Aldi Grange (Douglas) fundraise for Marymount

Marymount University Hospital and Hospice is the latest organisation to benefit from Aldi’s Community Grants programme. Aldi’s Grange store staff have awarded Marymount University Hospital and Hospice a €500 grant…

READ THE FULL STORY

 

Aldi unveils its new revamped Longford Town ‘Project Fresh’ store

Aldi’s Longford town ‘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…

READ THE FULL STORY

 

Decision due today, On expansion of Aldi's Naas headquarters.

A decision is scheduled to be issued today on Aldi's proposal to expand its Irish headquarters in Naas. It is seeking planning permission for construction of a new building, of 4,600 square metres, on its 2-hectare site on the Jigginstown Road. It also wants to…

READ THE FULL STORY

 

Circle K will be giving away €500,000 worth of free stuff to celebrate one year in Ireland

With over 420 service stations across the island of Ireland, Circle K Ireland has kept many of us going in our time of need. Be it for petrol/diesel, Simply Great Coffee or a car wash, they always make our lives that little bit easier…

READ THE FULL STORY

 

Dixons Carphone Ireland sees profits and revenues soar

Dixons Carphone’s Irish division has reported higher profits and revenues for 2018 after the electronics retailer benefited from a stronger economy and a successful Black Friday. The company, which trades as Currys…

READ THE FULL STORY

 

Retailer Next sees profit edge lower on falling store sales

British clothing chain Next met guidance with a 0.4 per cent fall in annual profit on Thursday, hurt by falling store sales, and it forecast another decline in the 2019-2020 year. Next, which trades from over 500 stores in Britain…

READ THE FULL STORY

 

 

Primark fire: Relief as safety cordon shrinks further

The cordon around the fire-ravaged Primark building in Belfast city centre has been reduced further. The footpath from the corner of Donegall Place to the corner of Fountain Street reopened at 07:00 GMT on Tuesday…

READ THE FULL STORY

 

HMV hoping to stay in Belfast store as landlord negotiations continue

HMV has said it wants to retain a store in Belfast despite the potential closure of its city centre premises. The entertainment retailer, which was rescued from administration by Canada's Sunrise Records last month, is locked…

READ THE FULL STORY

 

Topics: retail at a glance