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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Lillian Wayne on May 29, 2019 1:07:29 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.

 

Power and style at the Today’s Women in Grocery luncheon

Some of Ireland’s most fashionable female business leaders from the world of grocery, fashion, food and drink gathered recently for the 4th annual ‘Today’s Women in Grocery’ (TWIG) charity networking luncheon in the opulent surroundings…

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Consumers spent €1.7 billion online in March

New figures from the Central Bank show that there are more payment cards than people in this country, with just over six million active credit or debit cards in circulation. In the first three months of the year, Irish people spent just over €1.7 billion…

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Consumer mood lifts in May as businesses start to feel the holiday lull

Consumers’ mood lifted somewhat in Ireland this month as the news flow surrounding Brexit dried up over the Easter break, giving households time to breathe. This is according to the latest Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse data published…

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In-store Wi-Fi and seating among plans to get more teens into city centre shops

Retailers in Cork are planning a series of workshops with teenagers to find out how they can improve the retail offering to a vast untapped teenage market. It follows the release of new research by students at St Angela’s College, facilitated by…

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Diversity in our retail experience can save our town centres

Retail is changing, there is no question about that. Since Amazon launched its online shop in 1995, the disruption caused by e-commerce has happened at a rate and scale which few towns ever imagined, never mind prepared for…

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Breathnach warns local retailers will be impacted if minimum unit pricing of alcohol is introduced

Local TD Declan Breathnach debated in the Dáil this week the issue of minimum unit pricing of alcohol which is to be introduced here as part of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2018. The Fianna Fáil deputy says retailers in Louth and the border…

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Feeding demand for less meat in diet

Concern about climate change is increasing the demand for vegetable products and leading to a rise in so-called “flexitarianism”, according to Shane Ryan, founder of vegan start-up Fiid. He says flexitarians, or semi-vegetarians, who reduce their meat intake…

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Aldi awards 35 contracts to artisan Irish food and drink companies

Discount retailer Aldi Ireland has announced that it has given contracts to 35 artisan Irish food and drink producers. Under the agreement, which is part of the retailer’s Grow with Aldi supplier development programme, Aldi will stock 68 new…

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University of Limerick buys Dunnes Stores site for €8m

The University of Limerick has confirmed the purchase of a former Dunnes Stores shopping centre in the city, which will form a key part in a €50 million campus development by the college. At a dinner in the five-star Adare Manor resort organised by…

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BWG Foods director appointed to International Spar Guild

Suzanne Weldon, the current marketing and communications director at BWG Foods, has been appointed as BWG’s Spar Ireland representative on the International Spar Guild. The Guild is the global council of Spar International retailers…

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Applegreen leading the way at Bloom

The highly popular Bloom festival returns to Dublin’s Phoenix Park this week, with Applegreen supporting the event with its sponsorship of the Sculpture Gallery in association with the Kildare Gallery and Bord Bia. The Sculpture Garden is a…

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Applegreen Vegan Sausage Roll is a hit with customers

Applegreen’s recently-launched vegan sausage roll offering has been a success, with stores reporting a sales increase of 13% since the launch in April, and a lift of 43% year-on-year in the sausage roll range. Applegreen’s vegan sausage roll, known as The Vegan…

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Harvey Norman confident of return to profit in Ireland

Household goods retailer Harvey Norman is confident its Irish operations will return to profitability - on a pre-tax basis - in the "near-term". Newly-filed accounts for Harvey Norman Holdings (Ireland) show operating profits rose 9% to €1m in…

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Up to 200 Boots stores 'at risk of closing'

Walgreens Boots Alliance has put 200 stores up for review with the potential for closure in the next two years, Sky News has reported.An insider said it was likely that a "significant" number of stores would be shut down, according to the news outlet…

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Blow for Irish retailing staff as Dorothy Perkins-Topshop owner announces store closures

Irish Staff and shopping centres in Ireland have been dealt a blow after the group that owns the Dorothy Perkins-Evans-Miss Selfridge stores said it was closing six shops, including in Cork, Dublin, and Galway. The six Irish store closures are part of…

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International homeware chain JYSK opens first Irish store

Danish homeware retailer JYSK has just opened its first Irish store in Naas Retail Park as part of a 15 store rollout which will create 200 new jobs. Excited shoppers started queuing at 6am to check out what the company, which is often said to be IKEA's biggest rival…

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Dublin shopping centre redevelopment in danger as talks fail

Talks between the company behind the redevelopment of Phibsborough shopping centre and Tesco have collapsed, endangering the redevelopment of what is regarded as one of Dublin’s ugliest buildings. Talks between the retailer and MM Capital…

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