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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Domenica Soldo on Aug 29, 2018 4:18:37 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.

 

68% of parents will make the school lunch from scratch

A survey of Irish parents, carried out by supermarket Aldi has revealed that the majority of parents prepare school lunch from scratch. 68% will take the time to make their child’s lunch from scratch with 25% choosing convenience items in supermarkets stating that lack of time as a major factor for this.

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White wine continues to be the most consumed wine

White wine continues to be the most frequently consumed type of wine by adults in Ireland, with almost 4 in 10 (39%) claiming to drink white wine once a month or more often, increasing marginally from 2017 levels (37%). Recent research carried out on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy…

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Irish people drink record amount of wine amid greater alcohol decline

Irish consumers went through a record 9.1 million cases of wine last year, according to the Irish Wine Association which released its latest annual report stating that while greater alcohol consumption in Ireland is decreasing, wine sales have remained strong. Despite complaints from the drinks industry…

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Uncorked: Irish consumers drink record 9.1m cases of wine

Irish consumers downed a record 9.1 million cases of wine last year, despite complaints from the trade that the excise duty on wine is too high. The Irish Wine Association’s latest annual report noted that while alcohol consumption here continues to fall, wine sales are the exception, rising 0.5 per cent…

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Irish consumers and firms 'subdued' amid increased Brexit uncertainty

The mood among households and firms was more subdued this month, according to the Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse stood at 91.3 in August this year. The index, which combines the results of the Consumer and Business Pulses, was down 2.3 units on last month’s reading and 0.6 lower than this…

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What will happen to cross-border shopping after Brexit?

The possibility of a hard-border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland has put cross-border shopping back in the headlines. Decades of seamless travel have facilitated flows of shoppers crossing the border everyday to hunt for bargains on items such as groceries, alcohol and clothing.

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Brexit having huge affect on car sales - but consumer spending is back to boom levels

Brexit is already having a dramatic negative impact on car sales here - but boom times have returned in consumer spending, a new study has revealed. It has emerged that the number of imported second-hand cars has doubled in two years up to 100,000 from 50,000 in 2015.

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Dublin's retail sector uncertain and lacks strength, according to Colliers

Dublin’s retail sector presents an uncertain market that lacks the strength and resilience seen in other industry segments, according to the Irish Times. The Times said that, according to Colliers International, the real estate advisory group, retail accounted for 50% of all investment transactions in 2016 but…

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Some online retailers saw 26% increase in online sales due to eCommerce Trustmark

Retail Excellence has said that some retailers have reported increases in sales by 26% as a result of their website displaying its eCommerce Trustmark, which it introduced this time last year. The group outlined that the Trustmark enables retailers to 'access to information to keep their website up to date on…

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Budget 2019 must protect retail competitiveness, says Retail Ireland

Retail Ireland today (24 August) launched its Budget 2019 submission in which it called on Government to introduce measures to address the continued erosion of the retail sectors’ competitive position, while providing additional supports to help address the emerging labour shortage in the sector.

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Novelty souvenirs are proving very pope-ular ahead of Francis visit

From solar-powered dancing pontiffs to fold-up biodegradable chairs, when it comes to papal paraphernalia, there is very little you can’t buy. With shops dedicating entire windows to merchandise and stores decorating their interiors with Vatican-themed bunting, Pope Francis’ visit…

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SuperValu invests €700k in new Guaranteed Irish partnership

SuperValu has will invest over €700,000 in Guaranteed Irish after agreeing to partner with the non-profit business organisation, which promotes indigenous and international companies based in Ireland. The supermarket, which is currently Ireland’s largest grocery retailer in terms of…

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Lidl Ireland launches ‘The Bakery’ café in Dublin, Limerick and Cork

Lidl Ireland has launched its new pop-up The Bakery, in aid of its charity partner Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health. Kicking off on Tuesday 21st of August, the mobile bakery will travel to 3 locations in Ireland; Dublin, Limerick and Cork, selling Lidl’s delicious…

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Retail brand Londis announced as new sponsor of the 7s All-Ireland Senior Football Tournament at Kilmacud Crokes

Joe McMahon, 2-time All-Ireland winner with Tyrone, joined Mayo All-Star Chris Barrett and former Dublin players Johnny Magee and Ray Cosgrove to officially launch this year’s Londis 7s, the All-Ireland Senior Football Sevens tournament, which will take place in Kilmacud Crokes on Saturday 1st

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Irish family’s deal to buy Poundworld from UK administrators collapses

A proposed deal for an Irish business family to buy discount retailer Poundworld out of administration in the United Kingdom has collapsed in acrimony. Deloitte, administrators to the chain in the UK, said that the Dublin-based Henderson family had agreed a “deal in principle” earlier this month to buy a…

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Maxol reopens Skehard Road Service Station with ninth Freshly Chopped

Irish forecourt retailer Maxol has announced that it has refurbished its service station at Skehard Road, Co. Cork, introducing a Freshly Chopped to the store. This will be the ninth Freshly Chopped within Maxol’s network, and the Skehard Road service station reopens its doors after a €400,000 investment.

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Irving Oil to Acquire Top Oil in Ireland

Irving Oil has signed agreements to acquire the Tedcastle group of companies, an Irish energy marketing and distribution organization that operates under the name Top Oil. The acquisition puts Irving Oil in competition in Ireland with Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.’s Topaz Energy…

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Aer Rianta opens liquor store in Dublin Airport

The store is part of a multi-phased redevelopment of more than 2,000 square metres of retail space at the Irish airport. The liquor store, which opened on 21 August, covers 405sqm and features a design inspired by speakeasy trends. Paul Hunnisett, global head of liquor, said: “The new liquor store…

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Primark to take on 100 new staff at revamped Northern Ireland store

Discount retailer Primark has announced a recruitment drive for more than 100 jobs in the city centre. Its flagship unit in Northern Ireland at the Bank Buildings on Royal Avenue is currently undergoing renovations to add 30,000 sq ft. The high-street retail giant confirmed the major recruitment drive…

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Iceland supermarket to launch new vegan range

Belfast vegans will soon be able to add Iceland to their list of go to food stores. For the supermarket is about to launch 13 new vegan foods in a move that will give it the largest own brand vegan range in the UK. The frozen food expert said they developed the new range with the growing number of vegans and…

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Fragrance retailer pulls out of Belfast House of Fraser store

The company, which specialises in home fragrance and also sells perfume and skin care products, stopped trading at its concession in House of Fraser yesterday. Suppliers are owed a total of around £484m as a result of the collapse of House of Fraser, which was taken over by Sports Direct owner…

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