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One-fifth of Irish people think retailers hike prices before slashing them for Black Friday
One-fifth of Irish people think retailers hike up prices before Black Friday to make discounts appear better than they really are. Ahead of the shopping madness next Friday, November 29, 20% of us remain sceptical about the sales while…
Irish consumers set to spend big on Black Friday sales
Ebay estimates 1.1 million consumers will be spending a total of €142m over weekend. While the average spend over the weekend will be €251 per person, some 20 per cent of people have no interest in the sales.
Black Friday sees surge in online spending but more people shop in store
Consumers still spend more in store than online on Black Friday, according to research carried out by AIB. Analysing the card usage habits of shoppers on Black Friday 2018, the spending data revealed that 69% of consumers shopping on the day procured their goods in store with the remaining 31% shopping online.
Christmas still 'make or break' for many retailers
The average retailer still relies on the six weeks around Christmas for up to 30% of its annual trade, according to the Ibec group, Retail Ireland. The sector has benefitted from rising wages and an increase in disposable income across the economy in recent years.
A €100m retail centre, similar to Kildare Village, is being proposed for the eastern outskirts of Cork city
The tourist outlet village (TOV) proposed by British-based Rioja Estates close to the IDA industrial estate at Killacloyne in Carrigtwohill, will create more than 850 permanent jobs and a further 640 during construction.
Consumer mood brightens as Christmas nears and Brexit blues fade for now
Consumer sentiment “bounced” this month, leaving retailers poised to benefit from more upbeat levels of spending this Christmas, according to the latest economic snapshot from Bank of Ireland. The bank’s Economic Pulse report found that the relatively uneventful passing of…
Revenue warning consumers about hidden costs of online shopping
Revenue is cautioning consumers to be aware of hidden taxes and charges when they're buying goods online in the run into Christmas and discount days such as Black Friday. They are reminding shoppers that while the cost of goods advertised online…
Irish consumers warned about risks of online shopping ahead of Black Friday
Irish consumers who buy online are being warned to make purchases only on secure websites as more than €4bn in e-commerce purchases using cards is expected to be made between November and December.
Mayo Tesco stores to host Festive Fun Days
Tesco stores across Mayo are calling on customers and locals alike to drop in-store on December 6 and 7 to join Tesco colleagues for a series of ‘Festive Fun Days’ in aid of charity partner, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.
Tesco Ireland partners with FoodCloud to launch annual Christmas food appeal
Tesco Ireland has partnered with FoodCloud to launch the Annual Christmas Food Appeal for 2019. Now in its sixth year, the annual appeal takes place across Tesco’s Extra and Superstores nationwide this Friday, 29 and Saturday, 30 November.
Major Christmas event to run at Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt
Big celebrations get underway at Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt tomorrow for its 'Christmas For Everyone' event, which will run for four days until Sunday, November 24. Dunnes Stores has a lot to celebrate. The much-loved retailer is…
Quality Street launch personalised tins at Dunnes Stores for Christmas 2019 Here’s what stores you can buy a tin in
Quality Street have announced that they will be offering personalised tins for Christmas this year - in conjunction with Dunnes Stores. The personalisation service will take place from Tuesday December 3 to Wednesday December 11 across three Irish stores.
Aldi ranked Ireland’s Most Recommended Retailer
Aldi has been crowned Ireland’s most recommended retailer by consumers across the country, a new survey from market-research firm YouGov has shown. YouGov’s 2019 Advocacy Rankings screened 70 brands to calculate…
Aldi Ireland’s Secret Six-week two deal has Christmas crackers on buy one get one free
The popular supermarket is running the Christmas offers every Thursday for six weeks across their Irish stores - and this week shoppers can stock up on luxury Christmas crackers. Details of each week's offers are revealed on Monday before they go on sale on Thursday.
Lidl Ireland customers to benefit from price reduction on 500 products with opening of new distribution centre
Lidl Ireland customers are set to benefit from a price reduction on 500 products with the opening of a new distribution centre in Newbridge. This follows a price reduction on over 250 products in the past six months.
Huge €100m distribution centre opened by Lidl to Brexit-proof supply chain
Lidl has opened a gargantuan €100m distribution centre in Co Kildare designed to strengthen the German grocer's efficiency and to Brexit-proof its supply chain. Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe officially opened the 58,000sqm building yesterday in Newbridge.
Iceland opens 27th store in Ireland
Iceland has just opened its 27th store in Ireland, at Mountview Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, bringing 38 new jobs to the area. The new flagship store will stock hundreds of big brands and festive favourites such as traditional party foods, the perfect Turkey Crown, classic festive sprouts and indulgent
BWG grows c-store sales in Ireland, but Appleby Westward falls back
Irish Spar wholesaler BWG grew turnover by 6.2% to €1.5bn in the past year, according to financial results published by South African parent company The Spar Group (TSG). Preliminary results for the year to September 30 showed that the group…
BWG Foods and its Mace Retail Brand win big at Eir Spider Awards
BWG Foods and its Mace retail brand have won the Best Innovation and Best Integrated Media Campaign awards respectively at the Eir Spider Awards, which took place in recently in the RDS, Dublin. BWG Foods received the Best Innovation award for its Shoplink App; a feature rich
Circle K unveils newly redeveloped site in Co. Kerry
Circle K has officially opened its newly redeveloped Anne Macs’ service station in Moanmore, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. The official opening celebration, attended by Ireland Paralympic athlete Jordan Lee, took place with a wide range of special offers available in-store.
One4all debuts virtual multi-store gift card in Ireland
One4all has rolled out a virtual multi-store gift card in Ireland that allows users to purchase, send and spend the gift card using a smartphone. Known as One4all Digital Gift Card, the gift voucher can be used in more than 8,500 stores across Ireland.
Limerick supermarket named ‘Supermarket of the Year’
A Limerick SuperValu store has seen off formidable competition to receive the award for Supermarket of the Year at the 2019 Retail Excellence Awards, which took place at the Great Southern Hotel in Killarney. Corbally’s SuperValu beat 30 competing outlets from across the country, through its commitment
Hollister to open store at Blanchardstown Centre
Hollister is set to become the latest retailer to join the line-up at the Blanchardstown Centre. The American clothing brand has agreed a 10-year lease for a 582sq m (6,265sq ft) unit at the hugely-successful Dublin scheme. Agent BNP Paribas Real…
“No cup, no coffee” – Dublin café’s bold move
A cafe in Dublin city centre – Bread 41 on Pearse Street – has taken the admirable decision to curb its own usage of non-recyclable coffee cups. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of these cups are sold in Ireland every day, many of which end up in landfill.
Northern Ireland shoppers still hungry for Black Friday deals
More than half of shoppers in Northern Ireland are planning to splash out for Black Friday, a new survey has revealed. The results showed that 59% of adults here said they are interested or plan to buy something on November 29 with an average spend of £183.