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A Fifth Of Consumers Believe Use-By Dates Are Only A 'Guideline'
According to the latest Consumer Insights report from Empathy Research, one in 5 Irish consumers (21%) believe use-by dates are a 'guideline' and not a 'deadline'. Breaking this down by way of gender, females (24%) are significantly more likely to believe the use-by date on a product is more of a guideline than a deadline, compared to males (18%).
ISME: Retail Sector Still Struggling But Recovering Slowly
The results of the ISME Quarterly Business Trends Survey for the first quarter of 2016, released yesterday, show a disappointing turnaround in the sentiment of SME owners, with a worrying drop in the economic indicators tracked. Decreases in nine out of 12 indicators were recorded.
Irish retail sales rise as European outlook darkens
Irish retail sales remained impressively strong amid a darkening European outlook last month with annual growth surging 11% in February. Even without the considerable contribution of the motoring sector, growth rose by just over 7% year-on-year.
Retail sales on the up but LUAS and DART holding sector back
Ibec group welcomes growth but warns external factors threaten trade. Retail Ireland has welcomed the continued growth in retail sales revealed by CSO figures today. New data shows sales values – excluding bars and car sales – increased by 4.5 per cent in the year to the end of February, pointing to a strong performance over the early months of 2016.
Mandate begins to ballot Tesco workers for industrial action
More than 12,000 Mandate trade union members in Tesco Ireland are to be balloted for industrial action over the coming weeks, following what Mandate describes as Tesco’s refusal “to accept a Labour Court recommendation” to give all workers a 2% pay rise.
Maxol announces new food franchises at €6 million Maxol M3 Mulhuddart Services
Maxol has announced the addition of a number of Irish food franchises at its new Maxol M3 Mulhuddart Services in North West Dublin, scheduled to open its doors tomorrow.
H&M launch their Irish online store
Fashionista’s take a deep breath, H&M have officially launched their Irish online store. Irish style lovers will now be able to get their mitts on a wide range of clothing and accessories including ladies, men’s (including Trend), teens and childrenswear including exclusive “online-only” items all year-round.
Dublin council raises concerns over Liffey Valley expansion
South Dublin County Council has raised serious concerns over plans for a major expansion of the Liffey Valley shopping centre in Dublin, which include a new Olympic-size ice rink.
Northern Ireland independent retail sector confident over future despite testing times
Northern Ireland is maintaining a tradition of independent retail that may be in decline in Great Britain, it has been claimed. Research from the Local Data Company and the British Independent Retailers Association said the number of new independent stores in England, Scotland and Wales had fallen from 11 a day in 2010 to one a week in 2015.