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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Durga Vemula on Aug 28, 2019 2:46:58 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: Irish grocery market grows in latest period

Ireland’s grocery market continued to grow in the 12 weeks to 11 August 2019, according to the latest supermarket share figures from Kantar. The growth is against predictions, coming against a challenging backdrop of summer 2018’s unprecedented weather and major sporting events, both of which were a major boost to sales.

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Irish retail sales demonstrate 'Steady, Unspectacular' growth in second quarter

Irish Retail sales values grew by 2.4% in the second quarter of 2019, while sales volumes grew by 4.1% in the same period, demonstrating steady, if unspectacular growth, research shows. The major influencers of sales performance in this …

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Lack of summer sizzle impacts retail sales

Steady but not spectacular - that was the view of Retail Ireland on sales growth in the retail sector in the second quarter of 2019. Sales values grew by 2.4% in the second quarter, while sales volumes grew by 4.1% in the same period, according to the…

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Choc ices take a licking as consumers adapt to a less-than-lovely summer

Choc ices have been spurned in favour of Chardonnay as shoppers react to Ireland's disappointing summer. Sales of ice cream slumped by 17pc versus the same period in scorching 2018, and purchases of sun care products slid by a massive 41.5pc…

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Retail activity softens as Brexit uncertainty weighs on consumers

Retail activity has softened in recent months as consumers consider how Brexit might impact their personal finances, according to Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the sector. In its latest quarterly monitor, the group said the value of sales in…

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Brexit concerns weigh on Irish Consumer and Business sentiment in August

Bank of Ireland has today released its latest Economic Pulse survey today. The surveys are conducted by Ipsos MRBI on behalf of Bank of Ireland with 1,000 households and approximately 2,000 businesses on a range of topics…

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Online shoppers face changes and charges post-Brexit

Consumer buying goods online from the UK face immediate changes with increased VAT and import tariffs when the package is delivered by An Post to their home in Ireland, if Brexit goes ahead at the end of October. On a visit to the An Post Mail Centre in Portlaoise, Minister for European...

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Maxol’s Brian Donaldson announced as new Retail Ireland chair

Retail Ireland has announced Maxol chief executive Brian Donaldson as its new chairperson, replacing BWG Foods managing director Willie O’Byrne. Donaldson will serve a two-year term alongside Boots Ireland’s Bernadette Lavery, who takes on the role of vice-chair.

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Majority of Irish consumers feel food & drink are too expensive here

Almost 90% of Irish people feel that Ireland is an expensive place to buy food and drink. This is according to IReach Insights, who conducted a nationally representative survey of 1,001 Irish adults on opinions on the price of food and drink in Ireland.

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What do Cork people spend their money on?

Cork people are spending more than the national average on clothes, AIB's new data has revealed. Irish people on average are spending €88 a month on clothing, but Corkonians are spending above this at an average of €91 a month.

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Food On The Edge 2019 officially launches

Irish chefs, industry leaders and media turned out for the national launch of two-day Galwegian food symposium, Food On The Edge 2019, at Dylan McGrath’s Fade Street Social in Dublin this afternoon. With a robust international line-up of speakers, the main…

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Will AR and VR revolutionise the retail experience in Ireland?

It is no secret that the Irish high street is facing a perfect storm of market pressure, from changes driven by the rise of ecommerce, to the damage that Brexit is having on consumer confidence. Ecommerce in Ireland is set to increase by 12.9 per cent this year…

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SuperValu trials Ireland’s largest eco-range

SuperValu has announced plans to bring an ‘eco-range’ of 65 grocery products to 12 of its stores around Ireland. The objective of the new range is to further allow customers to live a more sustainably daily lifestyle. It consists of sustainable alternatives…

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Dave Lewis outlines his recycling targets for Tesco and its suppliers

CEO Dave Lewis has outlined his recycling targets for Tesco and its suppliers "but wider collaboration is needed" he said. In a piece written by Lewis and published in The Guardian, he said: "The proliferation of plastic in society remains a challenge…

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Tesco cuts €3m contract with Celtic Pure before arsenic recall

Tesco suspended a €3 million contract with the company at the centre of an arsenic product recall just weeks after announcing it, The Irish Times has learned. The British retailer announced the deal with Celtic Pure water in May of this year, but within…

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Lidl reaches record market share but overall grocery sales stay flat

Lidl has reached a new record in terms of UK grocery market share, helped by strong sales in the 12 weeks to 11 August 2019.  However, overall supermarket sales were flat year-on-year during the period, according to the latest figures from Kantar, due to…

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Supermarket signs up to donate surplus food

Two branches of Lidl supermarket have extended food donations to Christians Against Poverty for distribution to families in need. Surplus food from the Carrick and Ballyclare outlets will be donated to the Christian charity through its partnership with social enterprise ‘Food Cloud’.

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Aldi named top Irish brand for reputation

Aldi named top Irish brand for reputation. Discount supermarket Aldi has been crowned Ireland's top brand for reputation and value in research from polling group YouGov. The index which measured average scores across six categories…

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Aldi to donate all surplus food to Norfolk foodbanks

Aldi's stores in Norfolk are giving away the food to groups, such as community fridge projects, that provide food to those in need. It follows a successful trial between the supermarket and Neighbourly, a community engagement platform, which has…

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Donegal store, first Irish Eurospar to install solar panels

Eurospar has today announced the first installation of solar panels at a Donegal store as part of a partnership developed by BWG and Irish renewable energy efficiency company Enerpower. Eurospar Gortahork, owned by the McClafferty family…

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'We're a responsible retailer': Dealz responds to its run-ins with local planners

The Boss of Dealz has said the discount retailer will “do what’s appropriate” when it comes to seeking planning permission for future stores in Ireland. The chain, which currently operates 66 outlets nationwide, has announced plans to launch…

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Dealz expansion rolls on with 100th Irish store

Discount chain Dealz has opened its 100th store in Ireland, and entered the markets in Spain and Poland. Dealz opened its first Irish stores in Blanchardstown and Portlaoise in 2011, the test market for future European growth.  Now with 66 stores…

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Threat of No-Deal Brexit not enough to scare Dealz away from Ireland

The impending doom surrounding Brexit and the negativity around it is not preventing Dealz from exploring new opportunities in the country. According to the Irish Independent, the discount retailer is planning on opening new stores.

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Currys PC World launch trade-in deal which can see up to €200 off laptops and Macs

Currys PC World has launched a sale with up to €200 off laptops and Macs if you trade in your old one. The new offer comes just in time for students heading back to college or school, whether they're returning or starting for the first time.

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Boots enters three-year partnership with ROI Women's Football Team

Boots Ireland has announced a three-year sponsorship with the FAI as a partner of the Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team. The announcement comes as awareness and participation in women’s football have increased significantly…

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Retail brand renews sponsorship of the Londis 7s

Retail brand Londis has renewed its sponsorship of the Londis 7s, the All-Ireland Senior Football Tournament, which will take place in Kilmacud Crokes on Saturday 31 August, on the eve of the All-Ireland football final. Tyrone star forward, Richie Donnelly, joined Dublin legend Charlie Redmond...

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Laois JYSK store to open its doors later this week

The new JYSK store in Portlaoise will finally open its door to the public later this week. The Danish retailer had been due to open on August 8th but was forced to postpone the opening after a final inspection by fire officers discovered that additional...

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Five Cork city stores selected in Ireland's Top 100 list

The five city centre shops are 'Vibes and Scribes' bookshop on Lavitts Quay, 'Diane O’ Mahony Jewellers' on Winthrop street, 'The Kilkenny Shop' on Emmet place, 'Specsavers' on Opera Lane and the visitors shop at Nano Nagle Place on Douglas Street.

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New Homesense Newtownabbey store to create 27 jobs

A NEW homeware shop is to open in Co Antrim next month with the creation of 27 new jobs. Homesense, the sister brand to TK Maxx, will open an outlet at Longwood Retail Park in Newtownabbey on September 12.
The store follows the same concept of TK Maxx, offering branded goods at cut prices.

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Belfast fruit and vegetable crisp company strikes deal with Tesco Ireland

A Belfast company has struck a deal to have its fruit and vegetable crisps stocked by Tesco Ireland. Food Stories, founded by businessman Michael Heaslip in his parents' spare bedroom five years ago, will see his green bean & sugar snap pea, banana, and apple crisps sold in Tesco stores across the Republic.

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