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Irish Retail at a Glance

Irish Retail at a Glance

Posted by Maria Diaz on Oct 10, 2018, 1:02:46 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.

 

 

Almost 6 in 10 Irish adults are drinking coffee at least once a day

Almost 6 in 10 (56%) Irish adults are drinking coffee at least once a day, up from 52% in 2016, with just over a third (34%) of adults drinking several cups per day. Recent research on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy Research, amongst a nationally representative sample of 1,000…

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Excise tax on alcohol unchanged, as cigarettes increase by 50c: Budget 2019

Excise tax on alcohol has remained unchanged and a packet of cigarettes has increased by 50 cents, it was announced today in Budget 2019. "I am increasing excise duty on a pack of 20 cigarettes by 50 cents, with a pro-rata increase on other tobacco products," Paschal Donohoe, TD, Minister for…

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Budget 2019 'A Mixed Bag' for Irish retailers: Retail Ireland

In light of today’s Budget, Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the retail sector, has said that while investment in in-work training programmes and further easing of the consumer tax burden is to be welcomed, Budget 2019 will do little to protect the competitive position…

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Euro zone retail sales slip in August as food, online sales fall

Euro zone retail sales fell for a second consecutive month in August as spending on food and drink and on online and mail orders decreased. Retail sales in the 19 countries sharing the single currency slipped by 0.2% month-on-month, although they were up 1.8% year-on-year.

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Government passes legislation that will enforce stricter rules around sale of alcohol

Ground-breaking legislation that will bring in stricter rules around the sale of alcohol passed all stages in the Dáil on Wednesday night. The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, which has been before the Oireachtas since 2015, seeks to reduce alcohol consumption in Ireland.

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Tesco UK plans to remove ‘Best Before’ labels from fruit and vegetables

Tesco in the UK is to remove ‘best before’ labels off more than 100 additional pre-packaged fruits and vegetables in an ‘effort to discourage consumers from ‘binning perfectly edible food.’ The company’s UK division said taking best before information off labels was encouraging…

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Tesco Ireland offers free delivery to people aged 65 and over

Tesco Ireland will be offering free delivery on groceries for people aged over 65 when they shop online. The service was launched on Monday October 1 which is the International Day of Older Persons.

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Tesco Ireland reports strong first half as parent records big profit rise

Tesco’s Irish business performed strongly in the first half of the year with like-for-like sales rising 3.1 per cent, and the retailer posting revenues of €1.32 billion here for the period. This compares to a 2.7 per cent increase in sales for the same six months a year earlier and comes as the parent…

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Tesco Irish sales hit €1.3bn as shares dip on Asia profit slump

Tesco's like-for-like sales in Ireland rose 3.1pc during the first half of the group's financial year, as its performance continues to improve in a competitive grocery market, according to results from the grocery retailer.

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Despite sales growth in home market, Tesco reports weak trading in Central Europe and Asia

Tesco, Britain's biggest retailer, undershot first-half profit forecasts on Wednesday after weak trading in central Europe and Asia took the shine off accelerating sales in its core UK business. The company, which this year acquired wholesaler Booker, reported operating profit…

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Ballincollig celebrates major award at SuperValu Tidy Towns competition

West Cork cleaned up in traditional style at this year’s national Tidy Towns awards, with one of the top accolades going to Ballincollig. Local communities committed to the task of keeping their areas clean were rewarded by securing gold, bronze and silver medals, as well as other distinctions.

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BWG to add 45 new stores to its Spar network over next two years

BWG is reportedly planning to add 45 new Spar and Eurospar stores to its portfolio over the next two years. It is believed that the Irish wholesaler and retail grocery franchise operator is planning to invest €25 million in store refurbishments as part of a new strategy for BWG’s Spar network…

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Spar boss warns on city staff crisis as it expands

Spar says that shortages of staff are now such an issue that it has become a major factor in deciding where the chain sites new shops. BWG, which controls the Spar and Eurospar brands in Ireland, has announced a €25m investment to 45 new stores, but warned that rising staff costs have…

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SuperValu and Centra win big at Blas Na hEireann awards

Musgrave Retail Brands are delighted to have won 123 Blas Na hEireann awards at the annual awards ceremony in Dingle yesterday across the SuperValu and Centra brands. SuperValu picked up 30 awards for its’ own brand range of products, winning 12 Gold, 8 Silver and 9 bronze…

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Lidl Ireland won't be selling single-use plastics after next year

By next year, Lidl will have discontinued the sale of single use plastics – including plastic drinking straws, disposable cups and glasses, plates, cutlery and plastic stemmed cotton buds – in its Irish stores.

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Lidl Ireland announces plans to remove black plastic packaging from fruit & veg

Lidl has confirmed that is removing black plastic packaging from its entire fruit and vegetable range before Christmas. The packaging, which cannot be recycled, will be scrapped from fresh fish products by February 2019, followed by fresh meat, poultry and cured meat ranges…

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Lidl trialling home delivery service in South Dublin

People who are too posh to push their trolley around a discount supermarket can now avail of a home delivery service. Lidl is trialling an on-demand grocery shopping service via a mobile app. It's currently only available in South Dublin through the Buymie app.

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Lidl Ireland launches Halloween event for charity partner

Lidl Ireland has organised a Halloween event in aid of charity partner Jigsaw, The National Centre for Youth Mental Health. The Lidl Pumpkin Patch is set to take place in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, from 27 to 31 October, and is suitable for all ages to enjoy.

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Lidl Ireland set to open pumpkin patch in Kildare – with carving classes and entertainment

Lidl Ireland has announced it will be opening a pumpkin patch for customers this month. Families can avail of a spooky, fun-filled day out at The Lidl Pumpkin Patch in Newbridge, Kildare, from October 27 to 30.

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Aldi is “Ireland’s favourite food and grocery retailer”

Shopper research agency HIM has published a new report which reveals Aldi to be Ireland’s favourite store. Irish Grocery Market: A Spotlight on the Shopper 2018, benchmarks retailers across supermarkets, discounters, convenience and forecourts on a range of different factors…

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Aldi wins 13 awards at 2018 National Parenting Product Awards

Aldi has won the Best Family Friendly Supermarket in Ireland at the 2018 National Parenting Product Awards (NPPA). Aldi has reportedly won a total of 13 awards this year, including the Overall Supermarket Award.

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Dunnes spokesman declines to comment on Grafton St speculation

A spokesman from Dunnes Stores has declined to comment on reports that the Irish retailer is planning to move out of its store on Grafton Street, according to the Irish Times. It has been speculated that Dunnes are looking to depart from its former flagship store on the busy…

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M&S hires Commercial Director for food from rival Tesco

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has hired the commercial director of Tesco's fresh foods division to take on the same role at M&S Food, which the British retailer is trying to modernise. George Wright will join M&S, which last year began a five-year programme of store closures and relocation…

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Applegreen partnership with FoodCloud Hubs to recover over 1 million meals

A donation of €60,000 has been provided from the Applegreen Charitable Fund allowing FoodCloud Hubs to purchase outright three refrigerated vans. FoodCloud and FoodCloud Hubs are not-for-profit social enterprises who work with business who have too much food and redistribute…

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Adapt Pharma profits hit €16m as overdose drug boosts sales

Dublin-based Adapt Pharma recorded pre-tax profits of $19m (€16.46m) last year after revenues more than tripled. In August, those figures helped persuade US group Emergent Biosolutions to part with $635m for the pharma firm, which created a massive payday for that amount for six Irish…

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Ikea unveils its Last Straw as single-use plastic straw ban comes into effect

Ikea has immortalised its last single-use plastic straw as an artefact, marking the occasion with an installation at the Design Museum in Kensington, London. To coincide with the week that sees Ikea no longer serve or sell single-use plastic straws in any of its UK and Ireland stores…

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Portlaoise shop breaks into the Top30 retail stores in Ireland

Nook and Cranny Gift Shop in Portlaoise's Main Street has broken into the Ireland's Top30 retail stores in the Retail Excellence AIBMS Awards 2018. The Awards recognise, reward and celebrate outstanding performance and vision by stores, places, people, websites and suppliers…

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Trio of tenants open doors at Craigavon's Marlborough Retail Park

Marks & Spencer, O’Neills and Air-tastic Trampoline Park have all opened their doors at the recently completed Marlborough Retail Park in a move which has created scores of jobs in Craigavon. Built by Turkington Developments, the former 80,000 sq ft B&Q site has been extensively…

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Three new fashion brands to open at Northern Ireland retail outlet

Three new fashion brands, including teen favourite Jack Wills, are to open at a Co Down shopping park with the creation of 34 jobs. Jack Wills, famous for its pink and navy branding, will open a six-month pop-up at The Boulevard outside Banbridge in October.

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