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Irish Retail at Glance

Irish Retail at Glance

Posted by Lillian Wayne on Jul 31, 2019 4:02:54 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 retail sales record slowest growth in five months

The volume of retail sales in Ireland increased by 1.2% in June when compared to May on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The report also found that volume sales increased by 0.1% on an annual basis…

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Bars and cars still lagging consumer spending bounce

Retail sales - in terms of both volume and value - grew in the second quarter of the year, but pubs and car dealerships remained the traditional losers. New CSO figures show that consumer spending levels grew by 1.7%, year-on-year, in June and by the same level in…

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Fortunes of UK and Irish supermarkets take separate paths

The fortunes of supermarkets are diverging on either side of the Irish Sea, with UK grocers posting their first fall in sales since June three years ago and Irish supermarkets adding sales and increasing prices. Market researcher Kantar said the sales dip in the UK reflected…

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Allergens and labelling major concern for Irish food industry

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today revealed national attitudinal research that shows from a food regulatory perspective, food allergens and ingredients labelling is the number one concern for Irish food businesses. The research surveyed senior executives …

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Outrage over proposed sandwich board tax

So-called Sandwich Boards have long been a common sight on streets of Dublin and elswhere. Chalk or print, they promote the adjacent business with promoted special offers, or sometimes just with witty messages to entertain passers-by. Well that may be all about to change…

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How the agri-food sector can profit from the rise of veganism

We are on the cusp of a revolution in consumer tastes, which will rock the agri-food industry to its core, regardless of the Climate Change Advisory committee recommendations for a substantial reduction in the cattle herd to meet Ireland’s 2030 greenhouse gas…

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Vegans take a bigger bite of eating habits in Dublin and beyond

Once a term that invoked a plethora of eye rolling and awkward family dinners, veganism is fast becoming an everyday part of people’s lives in one way or another. Whether you’re a full-blooded carnivore or a plant-based aficionado, the idea of eating less meat…

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Sales of low and non-alcoholic beer increases by 60% in a year

2001, the average per adult alcohol consumption has fallen by 23.2% in Ireland according to a recently published report by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). When people do drink, there is an increasing trend towards choosing quality over quantity…

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Consumers still consume more sparkling wine than champagne

The consumption frequency of sparkling wine continues to be ahead of champagne, although the gap is narrowing, with the consumption frequency of sparkling wine down marginally year-on-year. There are 9% of adults consuming sparkling wine at least once a month…

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Just 9pc of us think of our carbon footprint when food shopping

Less than one in 10 Irish consumers considers the issue of carbon footprint when they buy food, a survey reveals. An online survey of 2,000 Irish adults between the ages of 18 and 65, conducted in April, found that just 9pc of Irish consumers consider the affect of their…

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Irish consumers believe climate change fight is up to them

Brands are making real headway in tackling climate change and the race against waste, with announcements and initiatives coming almost daily. These are always good news, but new research published by the European Milk Forum suggests that Irish consumers…

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CSNA Skillnet to host FREE retail training seminar

CSNA Skillnet has announced plans for an upcoming seminar that will mark the official launch of the vibrant learning network. The training division of The Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association (CSNA) and the Skillnet Ireland Learning Network will host…

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Aldi sees biggest rise in annual sales as Tesco and Supervalu fall

Irish supermarkets saw overall sales grow by 2.7% in the 12 weeks to July 14. This is down slightly on the same period last year, which saw shoppers spend more because of the high temperatures and World Cup. For the first time since March 2017, two chains experienced a drop…

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Dunnes stays top of supermarket table, but Aldi records record growth

German retailers Aldi and Lidl are eating into the market share of SuperValu and Tesco, according to the latest figures from market analyst Kantar. Dunnes Stores retained pole position with a 21.8pc market share for the 12-week period ending July 14, its 11th straight time…

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Lidl confirms plan to roll-out 50 more Irish stores

Lidl has confirmed plans for the roll-out of a further 50 stores across the island of Ireland. Lidl Ireland managing director JP Scally confirmed the plans while speaking at the opening of the German supermarket group's 200th Irish store, in Tullamore. With the opening…

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Marks and Spencer ‘essential to the future of Limerick city’

There has been a huge welcome for the news that retail giant Marks and Spencer is set to become the anchor tenant at Arthur’s Quay Shopping Centre. As revealed by the Limerick Leader, the fashion store is set to move into the landmark shopping centre as part of its €60m…

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Supervalu Signature Tastes raspberries reap benefits of year-round availability

SuperValu is gearing up to sell €10 million worth of SuperValu Signature Tastes raspberries this year. Currently in season, SuperValu’s Irish raspberries expertly grown by Donal Counihan on Roslin Farms, North Co. Dublin are picked at their peak, so that they are juicy…

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Musgrave MarketPlace sells over five million chicken wings per year

Musgrave MarketPlace today (29 July) announced that it sells over five million chicken wings, which equates to 510 tonnes, on an annual basis. Sales peak at all time high of 100,000 chicken wings per week, the wholesale supplier said in a statement. According to a survey…

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Celebrations in Wicklow as 15 Centra stores recognised for excellence in areas of hygiene and food safety

There were celebrations all round for 15 Centra stores in Wicklow, as they were recently recognised for excellence in the fields of hygiene and food safety within their businesses, and graciously accepted distinguished awards at the 2019 Centra Food Quality Awards…

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Applegreen launch mega 24 hour sale – with some snacks slashed to 24 cent to mark 10th anniversary of its charity fund

The retailer is offering customers amazing offers on goods including car washes and breakfast rolls for €2.47, as well as major discounts on petrol. Shoppers can also purchase snacks such as popcorn, chocolate bars and crisps for just 24c to mark Applegreen Day…

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Boots Ireland launch their annual Night Walks for Irish Cancer Society Night Nurses

Campaign ambassador Teresa Mannion, who has fought her own battle with cancer, highlights the impact of cancer on families and the need for support. People can support through joining walks in Dublin or Cork, or buying honour tags in any Boots store nationwide…

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IKEA reveals most popular items as it marks 10 years in Ireland

It says since it opened its first Dublin shop back in 2009, over 30 million visits were made to it. That is enough to fill Croke Park 365 times. Research conducted on behalf of the company says 65% of adults surveyed from across Ireland have at least one IKEA product…

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Stephen's Green Shopping Centre reaches full capacity

JLL have announced that Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre which is already home to a number of top retailers such as Dunnes Stores, Boots, Elvery’s and TK Maxx, is nearly at full capacity having added to its line-up in recent weeks. Stephens Green is one of Irelands most…

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NI food and drink sales rise to £5bn but fears over no-deal Brexit persist

Sales within Northern Ireland's food and drinks processing hit £5bn last year, according to initial estimates by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). But food industry leaders have expressed concern over the impact a no-deal Brexit…

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Lidl grabs bigger share of growing Northern Ireland grocery market

Grocery sales in Northern Ireland grew a further 1.2 per cent in the 52 weeks to July 14, with Lidl once again driving up its share of the multiple market. The latest Kantar data shows that Lidl is far and away the fastest growing supermarket retailer in the north…

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