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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Surovit Roy on Jul 26, 2017 12:53:28 PM
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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.

 

Irish shoppers can now bypass UK and US delivery restrictions thanks to new online service

On Monday, An Post announced details of AddressPal, an online service which allows Irish customers to buy from websites that do not usually allow delivery to Ireland. It does this by offering a ‘proxy’ address to the user which makes it appear as if they are purchasing from the website’s country of origin...

  

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Retail Excellence Confirms Date For eCommerce Conference

Retail Excellence, has today (25 July) announced their eCommerce Conference will be held on Wednesday 27 September in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Blanchardstown. The retail representative body confirmed that several 'world class speakers' will address delegates and it expects to 'attract eCommerce professionals and decision makers in the field' from around Europe...

 

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Excise Duty Makes Sparking Wines Prohibitive, Says Wine Importer

The excise duty makes the cost of very good, but relatively inexpensive sparkling wines, prohibitive in Ireland, Neal Cassidy, managing director of Cassidy Wines has said. He recently outlined that Irish drinkers are continuing to pay over the odds for a bottle of sparkling wine and that Ireland currently has...

 

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Dublin fifth in world for prime retail rent growth

Dublin has emerged as one of the fastest-growing prime retail locations in the world according to CBRE's latest half-yearly research report, 'Global Prime Retail Rents'. The Irish capital secures fifth place on the list, after recording an 10.5pc year-on-year increase in rents for prime retail in the first quarter of 2017...

 

 

 

Online payments company moves further into traditional retail banking territory

PayPal has struck a deal with Visa that enables it to issue debit cards in Europe, as the online payments service company moves further into traditional retail banking territory. The two companies have signed an agreement to collaborate in offering payments services across the continent, easing a long-standing competitive tension...

 

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SuperValu claims centre revamp will hurt business

 

 

Aldi store donates 25,000 meals to charity through FoodCloud

Aldi’s Ballincollig store has become the first Aldi store in Ireland to donate 25,000 meals to local charities through the grocery store’s partnership with FoodCloud. FoodCloud's innovative software platform allows stores to connect with local charities to ensure surplus food from grocery stores can be rescued...

 

 

 

Aldi signs in to revamped Frascati Shopping Centre

The supermarket giant Aldi is to be a key tenant in the refurbished and extended Frascati Shopping Centre in Blackrock, Co Dublin, one of the most popular shopping destinations in south Dublin. Aldi will join existing anchor tenants Marks & Spencer and Debenhams and will provide a catalyst to introduce new tenants into the centre...

 

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Dunnes Stores finally pulling down the shutters at Portadown

MORE than 20 jobs are to go in Portadown as Dunnes Stores intends closing its store at High Street Mall in the town, where it has operated since the 1970s. It comes as the Dublin-based retailer scales back on its Northern Ireland operations, having closed its outlet in June in the ailing Flagship Centre in Bangor...

 

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Musgrave Objects To Blackrock Shopping Centre Redevelopment

The Musgrave Group has objected to the redevelopment at Blackrock Shopping Centre.

A legal row has erupted between the Musgrave Operating Partners Ireland Ltd and Friends First Life Assurance Company DAC in relation to the works in south Dublin.

It claims intended works to the premises at Enterprise House, Blackrock, Co Dublin, would constitute an unreasonable interference with the quiet enjoyment of its rights

 

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Marks & Spencer Reports 28% Reduction In Waste

During the year, M&S continued to operate as a zero waste to landfill business (first achieved in 2012), it says, and remains the “only carbon neutral major retailer for four years in a row”. It reported in it’s annual update that as well as reducing waste in it UK and Ireland operations by 28%, it has also significantly expanded its food surplus redistribution scheme...

 

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H&M breaks tradition to stop monthly sales posts

 

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30 new jobs as retail chain open new Donegal store

Up to 30 news jobs have been created with the opening a new store by the frozen food supermarket chain Iceland, in Letterkenny today. The well-known retailer opened their newest Irish store located in the Courtyard Shopping Centre, Main Street, Letterkenny.
The opening of their new Donegal branch is part of a €12 million investment into nine new stores in Ireland this year...

 

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Square deal to end Nama’s mall sales

Nama has appointed agents Cushman & Wakefield and Jones Lang LaSalle to sell the Square Tallaght shopping centre, bringing to market one of the last remaining large-scale, stand-alone commercial properties in the agency’s portfolio.

Northern Ireland...

 

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Eason sales in Northern Ireland slump by £3.5m after store closures

Sales across bookstore chain Eason's nine Northern Ireland stores have plunged by €4m (£3.58m) over the last 12 months, it has emerged. A healthy appetite for reading in Northern Ireland meant the number of books sold increased by 6% on a like-for-like basis, the Irish retailer said...

 

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Thirty jobs to go as Reid furniture chain closes Northern Ireland shops

Clearance sales have been announced at the outlets in Bangor, Londonderry and Belfast.

The firm also has a number of branches in Scotland and in the Republic. Seven stores, including six in the Republic, have been closed since June...

 

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