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When it comes to food pairing, beer is the new wine
New research suggests that Irish consumers love pairing beer with food, giving rise to the new perception that "beer is the new wine" in the way that people create, consume and discuss it in very specific terms.
Sports fans drinking craft pints and G&Ts in the pub
While lager sales still dominate on match days, are sports fans capable of increasing wine, spirits and craft beer consumption enough to close the gap?
23% of alcohol buyers plan to stock up for Christmas by end of November
Almost a quarter (23%) of alcohol buyers claim that they will be purchasing the alcohol they need for Christmas by the end of November, with a further 19% claiming they will have done so by the first week in December.
Value and volume of retail sales increase in September
There was an increase of 1.5% in the value and volume of retail sales in September 2018 when compared with August 2018, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). CSO figures also revealed that seasonally adjusted value and volume sales…
Ireland’s digital trends revealed in survey to mark Internet Day 2018
6 in 10 Irish people have used an emerging digital technology, like smart appliances, mobile payments or augmented reality, according to a new survey commissioned by IE Domain Registry, the company that manages and maintains Ireland’s country domain, .ie.
Sharp drop in consumer sentiment in October, while business sentiment holds up
The latest Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse reading for October is flat on last month at 92.6, although it is 2.1 higher than this time last year. The Irish survey, which provides data for the EU Commission, combines the results of the Consumer and Business pulses.
Retail Ireland welcomes new online supports for retailers
Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the retail sector, today welcomed the official opening for applications of a new online scheme aimed at supporting small retailers establish and upweight their online presence.
Retail Ireland launches new applications scheme for small retailers
Retail Ireland, welcomes the official opening for applications of a new online scheme. 'The goal is to support small retailers to improve their online presence,' the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC) that represents the retail sector said in a statement.
Firm says no place like home for virtual furniture
Global online retail spending continues to grow at an exponential rate, though some markets are lagging, writes Ruth Doris. Take homewares, for example. While UK consumers spent over £17bn (€19.1bn) in 2017 on furniture and furnishings, with a third going online…
Dunnes in lead as grocery market grows to €8.13bn
Dunnes Stores has reclaimed top slot with the largest slice of the €2.44bn spent on groceries in all supermarkets in Ireland in the latest 12-week period. Its €1 promotion helped it win back business to secure a 22.1% share for the first time in eight months, pushing Tesco…
SuperValu to introduce solar panels to 30 stores in €3m investment
SuperValu has announced today that it plans to introduce solar panels to up to 30 of its stores over the next two years as part of a €3m investment. The retailer will install the energy-efficient PV panels to its store network to honour its commitment…
Londis sponsors RTÉ’s Tastes Like Home for new season
Six incredible cities, 12 emotive families and food cooked with a passion is the recipe for the upcoming season of Tastes Like Home with Catherine Fulvio on RTÉ. The popular TV series, sponsored for the third successive season by Londis, returns to RTÉ One…
Irish Retail Union seeks talks on Debenhams store plans
Irish union bosses have called for an urgent meeting with UK retailer Debenhams as the firm said it would close 50 stores in the next five years after posting the biggest full-year loss in more than two centuries.
Sports Direct completes deal to buy House of Fraser's Dublin store
British retailer Sports Direct has completed a deal to buy House of Fraser's Dublin department store in Dundrum. EY Ireland confirmed on Wednesday the sale had been finalised. House of Fraser appointed Ernst & Young (EY) as administrators, after it failed…
Grocery spend in NI hits record high as Lidl's sales rise by 8% in last year
Annual spending on groceries in Northern Ireland is at a record £4,336, up £38 on the same period last year, new research shows. Kantar Worldpanel's Northern Irish supermarket share figures for the 52 weeks to October 7, 2018, show spend has increased by 1.4% over the past year in NI.
Future of Northern Ireland Debenhams stores uncertain after retailer announces store closures
Staff at five Northern Ireland Debenhams stores are facing uncertain futures after the retailer announced it will close up to 50 of its outlets. Debenhams has stores in Belfast, Craigavon, Ballymena, Newry and Londonderry.
Primark could have two Belfast stores in time for Christmas
Two Primark branches could open in Belfast City centre before Christmas in the wake of a fire that gutted its flagship store. The Commonwealth House section at the back of the original Primark building on Castle Street will open in early December…