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Irish Retail at Glance

Irish Retail at Glance

Posted by Lillian Wayne on Jul 24, 2019 1:59:47 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.

 

‘Mixed’ second quarter for retail despite ‘robust’ grocery sales

Retail sales were “marginally up” in the second quarter of 2019 thanks to “robust” grocery sales, but the outlook for the sector remains a “significant concern”, according to the latest review by Retail Excellence Ireland. The report, based on data from 4,500 stores across the State…

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Q2 2019 a mixed bag for retailers as multiple sectors trading down

The second quarter of 2019 proved to be a ‘very mixed period’ for retail, according to Retail Excellence. The group has published its Quarter 2 Retail Productivity Review, which compiles data from 4,500 stores across the State including sales figures…

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Supermarkets having to work harder to tempt shoppers to spend

Data released today by Nielsen confirms that the grocery sector is struggling for growth up against tough comparatives to last year’s bumper summer, with the leading supermarkets having to increase their advertising spend in order to get shoppers to spend. Nielsen figures show…

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Festive Taste of Dublin announced for this winter

The Taste of Dublin festival is returning this year with a special festive edition, running from 28th November until the 1st December. Produced by the team behind the big-name event, The festive edition of Taste of Dublin will offer many of the iconic features…

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No-deal Brexit could lead to 'recession-type' decline, warns DIGI

Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) has warned that a no-deal Brexit could have a 'recession-type' effect on the drinks and hospitality sector, particularly in rural Ireland. 'As the Tory leadership race draws to its close, which has not been ruled out by prime ministerial…

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Tesco and Aerofoil Energy aim to revolutionise supermarket refrigeration

Tesco is joining forces with UK technology company Aerofoil Energy to transform the performance of refrigeration cabinets in its stores via the application of Formula One-derived aerodynamics. As well as installing the award-winning Aerofoils in their supermarkets throughout…

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Lidl to step up biodiversity support for bees in operation pollination

Lidl Ireland has announced that it is stepping up its support for biodiversity by launching Operation Pollination and signing up to the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. The German-based discount retailer said that it recognises that bees are an essential part of the food production team…

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Aldi Ireland announces plan to join the Ethical Trading Initiative

Aldi Ireland today confirmed it will join the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) as a foundation member. ETI is an alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers' rights around the globe. 'The entire Aldi South Group is joining ETI, in a development…

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Aldi opens new Kinnegad 'Project Fresh' store creating 15 new jobs

Aldi’s nationwide expansion continued today with the opening of a new flagship 'Project Fresh' store in Kinnegad creating 15 new jobs. Located on the Dublin Road, the new €4.5 million store will be Aldi’s fourth in Co. Westmeath. Speaking at the store opening, Caitriona Conneely,…

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Dunnes reportedly set to lease or sell vacant stores

It has been reported that Dunnes Stores, one of Ireland’s leading retailers, is getting set to sell or lease a number of vacant sites it owns across the country. According to the Irish Independent, the retail giant will act to ensure the vacant sites will not be sold to competitors…

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McCarthy’s EUROSPAR in Kilkenny named Ireland’s Best Bakery Offering

McCarthy’s EUROSPAR Kilkenny, the fresh food centre of Kilkenny, based in the Newpark Shopping Centre, has been recognised as one of Ireland’s premier fresh food retailers at the annual Checkout Best in Fresh Awards 2019. The Co. Kilkenny retailer was named as Ireland’s…

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Takeaway service and Maxol partner to deliver breakfast rolls

Just Eat Ireland partnered with Maxol so the delivery service can bring breakfast rolls to people across Dublin. According to a statement, a survey found that 82% of people are more likely to eat breakfast if it was delivered to their door. Just Eat Ireland added…

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Salad sales slow as poor weather takes its toll on Northern Ireland grocers

Retailers in Northern Ireland have reported slowing sales of summer foods like salads as people turn to comforting products like cheese to cope with the disappointing summer. Grocers enjoyed only modest growth of 1.4% year on year over the quarter to June 16…

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Retail only accounts for 30 percent of high street

What does the UK high street actually look like in 2019? Well, according to new research from Together Money, retail now only makes up 30.32 percent of the high street, as many national brands are favouring an online presence in what they call a “worrying economic climate”…

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