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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Manikandan Anbukkarasu on Jan 30, 2019 12:15:05 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.

 

Future shoppers open to leveraging technology to reduce time spent in-store, research shows

The shopper of the future is extremely open to the idea of leveraging technology to reduce time spent in-store, with this interest in using technology to reduce time spent on grocery shopping increasing year-on-year...

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Retail sales volumes rise slightly in December as November's discount days pose challenge

Retail sales volumes excluding the motor trade rose 0.7pc in the month of December, according to new CSO statistics. Sales volumes were up 5.1pc on the same month the previous year, also excluding the motor trade. The sales data have been volatile in recent times but have generally indicated an improving consumer appetite for spending...

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Household spending falls for first time since February 2017

Household spending has fallen for first time since February 2017, showing a decline of -0.3% year-on-year. Visa’s Irish Consumer Spending Index, produced by IHS Markit, signalled a reduction in consumer spending during December...

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Retail dips in final quarter as online bites

Irish retail sales were fractionally down in the last quarter of 2018, according to lobby group Retail Excellence, with online 'Black Friday' sales and bad weather being blamed for the difficult three months for shops in Ireland....

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FactCheck: Are supermarkets required to accept plastic packaging, if you leave it at the checkout?

Ireland’s issues when it comes to dealing with climate change are well known. Minister for Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton said late last year that the country is “far off course” and “way off target”. He said a “huge step up” is needed from government to play its part in cutting emissions...

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No-deal Brexit could hit food prices and availability, retail chiefs warn

Leading retailers have warned that a no-deal Brexit will drive up food prices and pose a “significant” risk to the range and quality of products on supermarket shelves. A letter to MPs warned that tariffs would “greatly” increase import costs if the UK is forced to fall back on World Trade Organisation rules, while potential delays at ports will “reduce the availability and shelf life of many products in our stores”....

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 City council approves Sunday St. Patrick's Day alcohol sales

The Columbus City Council decided Tuesday evening to allow alcohol to be sold on Sunday, March 17, for Saint Patrick's Day celebrations for businesses who are not approved to do so. According to Georgia state law, the city is allotted one day each calendar year to allow alcohol to be sold at establishments that do not get at least 50 percent of their sales from food or overnight lodging....

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Safe food: Supermarkets pushing products high in fat, sugar and salt

New research published by Safe food, sponsor of RTE’s Operation Transformation, has found that more than one third (34%) of products on special offer in supermarkets are high in fat, sugar and salt. This number grew to more than half (56%) when convenience stores were surveyed…

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SuperValu wins best supermarket wine outlet 2019

SuperValu got 2019 off to a winning start, by being named ‘Best Supermarket Wine Outlet 2019’ in the Sunday Business Post Annual Gold Star Awards. The centrality of the supermarket category was highlighted at the ceremony; according to the Sunday Business Post….

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Lidl partners with Buymie for online delivery service

Lidl has announced a new partnership with Buymie, an Irish firm providing personalised online grocery delivery in the Dublin area. The new service will offer Lidl customers an online delivery option for the first time, which Buymie will be able to fulfil in as little as one….

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Lidl Ireland commits to 100% sustainably sourced fish by end of year

Lidl Ireland has committed to providing 100% sustainably sourced fish through its growing network of 159 stores across Ireland by the end of the year. The issue has become an increasingly important one in recent years, with 33% of global fisheries now fished beyond sustainable limits due to…

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Retailer announces 250,000 investment in nationwide Schools Initiative

Lidl Ireland has announced plans for their fourth year of partnership with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, at the 2019 Lidl Ladies National Football League launch. Following on from the phenomenal success of the #SeriousSupport campaign last year...

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Aldi seeking to recruit 500 new staff in 2019

Aldi Ireland has announced a new minimum rate of pay of €11.90 an hour, matching the Living Wage rate recommended by the government’s Living Wage Technical Group The move will make Aldi the first grocery retailer to pay €11.90 rate, which will be effective from 1 Febr…

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Aldi to invest €500,000 in new artisan Irish producers

The ‘Grow with Aldi’ supplier development programme will return for 2019, with Aldi pledging to invest more than €500,000 in supporting up-and-coming artisan Irish food and drink companies and offering them the chance to become a core range listing in all 137 Aldi Ireland stores…

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Aldi achieves carbon neutrality for UK and Ireland operations

The company has today (24 January) confirmed that it will purchase carbon credits equivalent to 160,000 tonnes of emissions this year – the total annual footprint of all operations related to its 900 stores and 11 distribution centres across the UK and Ireland...

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Thousands of Tesco jobs at risk as grocer looks to cut costs

Supermarket giant Tesco is set to cut about 15,000 jobs and close meat, fish and delicatessen counters as part of a deep cost-cutting plan in its UK operation, according to reports in the British press on Sunday. A spokeswoman for Tesco Ireland declined to comment on the report or whether similar measures were being planned for Tesco’s operations in the Republic...

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Spar FAI Primary School 5s programme open to Mayo schools

The SPAR FAI Primary School 5s Programme was officially launched by former Republic of Ireland International Keith Andrews and current Republic of Ireland Women’s International Megan Campbell. The fun five-a-side football programme has gone…

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Musgrave marketplace: Surge in low and non-alcoholic drinks

Sales of non-alcohol and low-alcohol drinks have surged in a big way in recent months. Aided by the successful launches of high-profile brands like Heineken Zero and Brew Gate Non-Alcoholic, Musgrave Marketplace has reported a surge of 1,200% in the category since November of last year…

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Dixons’ Irish sales grow

Electrical goods retail group Dixons-Carphone has reported strong sales growth in its Irish operations for the Christmas trading period. The group trades here across the Currys-PC World, Carphone Warehouse, and Dixons Travel chains...

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Lidl Northern Ireland contributes an incredible £420k to charitable causes in 2018

Lidl Northern Ireland announced in a 2018 Impact Report today (22 Jan) that it had raised more than £420,000 for local charities and community groups, including almost £194,000 for its staff-chosen charity partner NSPCC Northern Ireland, which works to keep children safe.

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