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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Sanya Mittal on Oct 30, 2019 4:37:46 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.

 

Irish grocery market ‘remains buoyant’ – latest data

Figures from data analyst and consultation firm Kantar are showing that the grocery market in Ireland remains strong, despite Brexit uncertainty. The market grew by 3.3% in the 12 weeks leading up to October 6, with shoppers visiting stores more often…

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Retail sales grow strongly despite Brexit uncertainty

Retail sales grew strongly in September despite fears that the current Brexit uncertainty would dent consumer spending. The volume of sales increased 4.3 per cent in September compared with the previous month and by 4.2 per cent on an annual basis.

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Sales of electrical goods surge in 3 months

Retailers selling electrical goods have emerged as the big winners over the late summer months and into early autumn, as sales outpaced those of other types of stores. By volume, sales of electrical goods climbed 18% in the three months to the end of September from the same period in 2018, according to CSO figures.

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Ireland retail sales see solid growth in September on hardwares

Irish retail sales grew strongly both on an annual and monthly basis in September, data from the Central Statistics Office showed on Tuesday. The volume of retail sales was up 4.3% in September compared to August on a seasonally-adjusted basis, and up 4.2% annually.

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Ireland to outlaw cigarette machines and sale of vapes to under 18s

Cigarette machines are set to be banned as well as the sale of vapes to persons under the age of 18 in Ireland. Health Minister Simon Harris brought the two moves before Cabinet on Tuesday and received the unanimous backing of his ministerial colleagues.

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Panic buying of bottled water leaves some shop shelves bare

Limerick company said it had more orders in one day than it would normally sell in a week. There was some evidence of panic buying of bottled water throughout Dublin…

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Sky joins the race against supermarket waste

While media giant Sky may not be known for being in the FMCG space, the company has become the latest to join the race against waste, with an investment in a next-generation grocery delivery service described as a “modernised milkman”.

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Tesco to proceed with plans to expand and upgrade its Ballina store

Tesco Ireland is to finally proceed with plans to expand and upgrade its Ballina store, according to Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary, who was relayed the news in correspondence from the company's chief operating officer this week.

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Tesco Ireland plan upgrade of Mayo supermarket

Tesco Ireland has today confirmed it is entering into discussions with Mayo County Council with a view to seeking planning permission to carry out an external store upgrade and plans to significantly enhance the interior of its store in Ballina.

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Tesco plans to roll out 'recyclable detectable' black plastic on 100 products

Tesco Ireland has announced its plans to roll out fully recyclable detectable black plastic trays packaging, on over 100 individual own-label products before the end of December this year.

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Aldi plans new store close to Landsdowne Road and Google HQ

German discount chain Aldi intends building a new store close to Landsdowne Road and internet giant Google’s European HQ despite local opposition. Dublin City Council recently granted planning permission for an 888sq m shop on the former Alasta Motors site…

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Aldi to scrap 12.5 million plastic bags per year with new eco-friendly paper and compostable bags

Three new environmentally friendly bag options will be introduced in 139 Aldi stores in Ireland. Supermarket chain Aldi is to scrap the use of 12.5 million plastic bags annually with the introduction of three new environmentally friendly bag options in Ireland.

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Aldi unveils its revamped Listowel 'Project Fresh' store

Aldi’s Listowel 'Project Fresh' store has reopened its doors to customers following an extensive renovation project. The newly refurbished Kerry-based store has received a full makeover in line with Aldi’s award-winning Project Fresh store design.

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Aldi’s success at Irish Quality Food & Drink Awards

A successful 2019 for Aldi across national and international product award programmes has continued at the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards. The German supermarket retailer’s leading private-label range has won hundreds of awards in 2019, including dozens of accolades at the IQFAs.

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Costcutter links up with Uber Eats to offer grocery delivery service

Symbol group Costcutter is tapping into growing consumer demand for rapid, local grocery delivery services by partnering with Uber Eats. The agreement will mean that convenience retailers can join Uber Eats through Costcutter, benefitting from a favourable package…

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Londis confirms sponsorship of Tastes Like Home for fourth season

Londis has confirmed that it has renewed its sponsorship of RTÉ's Tastes Like Home, which will return for a fourth series on Monday 4, November. Hosted by Day-Time Emmy nominated chef Catherine Fulvio, the Tastes Like Home team travelled to Boston-USA, Newfoundland-Canada…

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Caitlin McBride: 'Death of the high street? Not so fast - Brown Thomas' €70m investment is just what Irish retailers need'

The bleak nature of the global retail environment has become such an expected part of the news cycle, it fails to invoke the same outrage it has in the past.Amid the closures and the job losses and the technology-threatening practices of businesses around the world, a glimmer of hope has emerged - and refreshingly, in Ireland.

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Insomnia coffee opens its doors in Naas today

Well-known coffee chain Insomnia is set to open its new outlet in Naas town centre today, Friday October 25. The new café will open at the former Jolly restaurant premises located on North Main Street. Jolly closed late last year having first opened in 2012.

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Eddie Rocket's (Ireland) records decline in sales

Accounts for Eddie Rocket's (Ireland) have revealed that the firm's sales declined 3% to less than €19.5 million last year while it also sustained a loss of almost €1.8 million following a profit of €127,000 in 2017.

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Extra costs and extra customs checks' for Northern Ireland

Business correspondent Paul Kelso outlines the impact the government's Withdrawal Agreement Bill will have on Northern Ireland.

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Centra invests £920k in three new stores

Centra Millennium Forum, located on New Market Street in Derry City, is the first store for retailer Conor Kelly. The store offers hot and cold deli, Frank & Honest coffee and a seating area for customers.

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