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Irish Retail at Glance

Irish Retail at Glance

Posted by Lillian Wayne on Aug 7, 2019 3:22:02 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.

 

Shift for grocery sector amid changing consumer habits

Changing consumer habits are forcing the grocery sector to undertake a significant shift, according to a retail and marketing expert. Yesterday Tesco UK announced plans to cut 4,500 jobs as part of a restructuring of its Metro outlets - though it will not impact its…

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Retail sales in Europe jump in June

The volume of retail trade rose on a monthly basis both in the Eurozone and the European Union in June, according to the EU's statistical office, Eurostat. The June figure was up 1.1% in the eurozone and 1.2% in the EU from May, Eurostat said in a statement…

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Great Taste Awards 2019: Irish retailers win multiple awards

The Great Taste Awards winners for 2019 have been announced by the Guild of Fine Food, honouring the best of food and drink. The awards are widely acknowledged as one of the benchmarks for fine food in Ireland. Ireland’s major supermarket…

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Food Drink Ireland launches its budget 2020 submission

Food Drink Ireland (FDI), recently launched its Budget 2020 submission, calling on government to introduce a series of measures to help the sector respond to Brexit and support the development of indigenous enterprise. “€4.5 billion worth of food and drink exports…

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Small drop in milk sold for human consumption in June this year

43.3 million litres of milk were sold for human consumption in June this year, a small drop from the figure in May, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). Milk sales fell by 1.8 million litres this month, or 1.3 %, but was not too far off…

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Beer ‘comfortably remained’ Ireland’s favourite alcohol beverage in 2018

A new report from the Irish Brewers Association (IBA), has found that beer held a 45% market share in 2018, making it the nation’s favourite alcoholic beverage last year. The 2018 Beer Market Report added that total beer sales increased by 3% in 2018…

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Craft beer sales double within four years, new report shows

A new report from the Irish Brewers Association (IBA) has showed that sales of craft beer have increased by 57% between 2014 and 2018, jumping from 54,000HL to 119,000HL during the time period. The Irish Beer Market Report also showed that beer remains Ireland’s…

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Tesco Ireland proud to support Cork LGBT+ Pride Festival 2019

Tesco Ireland’s Cork and Munster stores came together to join in on the celebrations at the 2019 Cork LGBT+ Pride Festival Parade. Tesco, this year’s festival’s lead sponsors, said that it was bursting with pride to once again demonstrate its ongoing commitment to…

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Aldi giving away €400,000 worth of prizes to Irish schools with return of Aldi Play Rugby Sticker Competition

Irish primary schools have a chance to win an incredible €50,000 to upgrade their sports facilities with the return of the Aldi Play Rugby Sticker Competition. The retailer is giving away prizes worth a total of €400,000 in the competition, two schools will win €50,000 sports…

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Marks & Spencer introduces discounts for customers with reusable containers

Marks & Spencers has introduced a 25p discount on 'to-go' meals purchased from Market Place counters for customers who bring reusable containers. The move will help the retailer to achieve its goal of making all its packaging widely recyclable by 2020…

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M&S and Ocado complete JV deal

Marks & Spencer has announced the completion of its joint venture deal with Ocado, which is part of its ambitious plans to grow its food business across the country. The transaction has seen half of Ocado’s UK online grocery retail business (Ocado Retail Ltd.) sold…

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Irish operations of M&S, Iceland to be hardest hit by 'no-deal' Brexit

A leading retail analyst has said that the Irish operations of Marks & Spencer and frozen foods retailer Iceland are likely to be hardest hit in the event of a no-deal Brexit, with Tesco and a number of other retailers also impacted. Clive Black of Shore Capital told…

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Circle K launches high-powered electric vehicle charging network

Circle K has launched its new high-powered electric vehicle charging network in association with IONITY a high-power charging provider. “As we all come together in a concerted effort to tackle climate change and reduce our carbon emissions, there will be…

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Eason set to expand network of stores in Ireland with six new acquisitions

Irish newsagent Eason is set to expand its current network of stores in Ireland after agreeing to buy the trading businesses of six franchised stores. As reported by the Irish Times, Eason is paying an undisclosed fee for the six stores which are understood to add €5 million…

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