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Aldi Announces New €1m Two-Year Partnership With Macroom Buffalo Mozzarella
Aldi Ireland has agreed to a new two-year contract with Macroom Buffalo Mozzarella that will see the West Cork based artisan cheese-maker provide Aldi with over €1m worth of Irish buffalo mozzarella.
Guilt-free summer treats? Two Irish women make 'cold pressed juice on a stick'
Two Irish women who make a range of healthy ice-pops from cold-pressed vegetable and fruit juices are set to export their range to the UK in September.
Limerick friends Trin O'Brien, an engineer, and BJ Broderick, a nutritionist, created their healthy ice pops in 2015 when they felt there was a gap in the market.
Lidl Ireland shoppers can now play the National Lottery in-store as supermarket giant rolls out machines nationwide
The grocery giant said they will open the National Lottery in all of their stores from June 1st after already introducing them to some branches nationwide
Losses narrow by over 80pc at Irish arm of Harvey Norman
Harvey Norman, the Australian homewares and electronics chain, narrowed the loss on its Irish operations by 83pc last year as it notched up a sixth consecutive year of sales growth led by stronger growth in its furniture, bedding and interiors categories.
Aldi Ireland hiring huge number of permanent store assistants in supermarkets around the country
The company has posted the vacancies - which are permanent and pay €11.70 to €14 per hour - on their website
Ireland to escape Carphone Warehouse closure axe
Ireland will not be affected by the decision to close more than 90 Carphone Warehouse shops this year.
Tesco opens new €30m store in Dublin
Tesco yesterday opened its biggest store in Ireland with the creation of 175 new jobs.
The €30m environmentally-friendly store is located in Dublin's Liffey Valley.
April retail sales back to strength
Irish retail sales rebounded strongly last month after a weak performance in March. Sales grew by 1.5 per cent in April after a 1.9 per cent fall the previous month. Poor weather early in the year and in March particularly is thought to have dampened spending.
Ireland looks East as agri-food exports exceed €13 billion in 2017
Agri-food exports exceeded €13bn in 2017, with half of the growth in new overseas sales coming from markets outside of Europe.
The figure represents an increase on the 2016 value of food and drink exports of €11bn.
Growth in exports to markets outside of Europe was led by a six-fold increase in exports to China between 2010 and 2016, according to the 'Prioritising Markets: Opportunities for Growth' report from Bord Bia.
Wesfarmers reportedly dumps Homebase for £1
Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers last week announced it has agreed to divest its Homebase retail business in the United Kingdom and Ireland to a company associated with Hilco Capital, according to a company press release.
Retail sales lack sparkle despite rise in wages
Sales of furniture and electrical goods have risen, bar sales are mixed, and sales of food and cars have lagged, despite official figures showing a rise in wages in recent months.
Average weekly earnings rose 2.4% in the first quarter from a year earlier, according to separate figures released by the CSO.
Dunnes And Musgrave Win Big In PLMA International Salute To Excellence Awards
Dunnes Stores Simply Better and Musgrave Group were among some of the most highly-decorated retailers at this year’s PLMA International Salute to Excellence Awards, which were announced in Amsterdam.
Iceland in supermarket sweep for Food Warehouse expansion
Managing director Richard Walker wants to add at least 30 stores a year to Iceland’s fledgling brand.
Iceland is set to take advantage of the woes in the retail sector and the controversial Sainsbury’s and Asda tie-up as it looks to snap up stores for its Food Warehouse chain.
Ireland: Circle K to give €500,000 in offers to celebrate rebranding
Global fuel and convenience retailer Circle K has launched a €500,000 programme of special offers for its forecourt customers in Ireland to celebrate the rebranding from Topaz to Circle K.
Lidl Ireland boss aims to tap into healthy convenience food trend to tempt shoppers
The managing director of the Irish division of German discounter Lidl, JP Scally, says Lidl will ramp up its convenience food and drinks offering, with a focus on healthy eating.
Cakewalk for Holland & Barrett
Holland & Barrett’s Irish business made healthy returns for its new owners, booking pre-tax profits of €3.7m in the year ending September 2017.
Chupi and Gym+Coffee founders on the importance of Shopify for Irish retailers
Ability to scale in an ever-changing payments landscape has meant many Irish retailers are leaning on e-commerce platforms for support.
Headquartered in Ottawa, Shopify's 3000-strong global team helps power over 600,000 businesses in around 175 countries worldwide.
Lidl seals multi-million pound deal for Strabane Retail Park
Lidl looks set to open a new store and redevelop a Co Tyrone retail park after buying over the site which was on sale for more than £3m, it has emerged.
B&Q see sales fall in first quarter
DIY chain B&Q can’t find a fix for its suffering fortunes amid “challenging” conditions, it has admitted.
Boost is top of the ‘pops' in north's soft drink sales charts
DRINKS brand Boost has made its own piece of 'pop' history by currently occupying the top three positions in the convenience sector's soft drink sales charts, according to official data.
Irish retailer Avoca aims to bring a sense of fun to Dublin Airport with first travel retail opening
IRELAND. Irish retailer Avoca has partnered with Aer Rianta International (ARI) to open its first travel retail store, at Dublin Airport Terminal 2.
SuperValu to becomes first national food retailer to introduce 100% compostable coffee cups
Frank and Honest takeaway coffee stalls at SuperValu stores nationwide will ditch non-recyclable, single-use coffee cups this September.
SuperValu, currently Ireland’s largest supermarket in terms of grocery market share, will become the first national food retailer to introduce 100pc compostable cups and lids when it makes the switch.
Marks & Spencer ready for price war in Ireland as cuts announced
Marks & Spencer has fired the first salvo in what could quickly turn into a major price war across premium supermarket chains with long-term price cuts averaging 24 per cent across about 200 of its key product lines.
Tesco Ireland holds off on best-before waste initiative
Tesco Ireland is not following the lead of its parent company in the UK by removing “best before” labels from pre-packed fruit and vegetables in order to minimise food waste.
Revenue increases but profit down due to business capability programme costs at Britvic
Revenue at drinks group Britvic increased 4.5pc year-on-year to £733m in the 28 weeks to April 15.
Growth in organic revenue was up 2.8pc during the period, according to a trading updated from the group.