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Shopping habits of the sexes reveal women are impulse buyers
Women are more likely than men to impulse buy when grocery shopping, it has emerged. Four out of 10 women engage in impulse purchasing every time, or almost every time, they shop, compared to three out of 10 men. However, the study by Empathy Research for Checkout magazine also found...
Half of Ireland’s best loved brands are home-grown favourites
Avonmore once again tops Kantar Worldpanel's 2016 Brand Footprint ranking in Ireland, in a strong performance for Irish brands overall, with four other Irish brands included in the top 10 and home-grown labels accounting for half of the top 50 rankings
Market For Protein Bars Still Has Space To Grow
The obesity crisis may still be hitting the headlines, but that does not mean that the Irish have given up on exercise and nutrition. Nearly two thirds (65%) of Irish adults claim to exercise at least once a week, while the popularity of nutritionally-enhanced foods continues to grow – with...
Record number of entries and attendees at Grocery Management Awards 2016
It’s that time of year again, people. This Thursday, ShelfLife magazine and the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire will welcome the entirety of Ireland’s grocery retail industry to the 13th annual National Grocery Management Awards.
Irish SMEs biggest seller of online goods in Europe - report
Irish SMEs are the biggest seller of online goods in the European Union according to the findings of a new report by the European Commission. The European digital progress report (EDPR) for 2016 found that Ireland ranked first out of 28 EU countries when it comes to SMEs’ use of the internet to...
Would you spend €350 to get a box of tea?
Do you have a wallet full to over-flowing? A bunch of keys so heavy they weigh down your pocket? If so, it may be that loyalty cards are a part of this largesse. But the question to consider is, are they really helping you financially or are they just weighing you down?
News and magazine sales add €575m a year for Irish retailers, conference told
The news category typically offers a gross margin in the mid-20pc range, Ian Keogh, chief executive of Newspread, told the gathering of some of Ireland's biggest publishers, alongside executives from the main retail groups and franchises, and representative bodies.
Case Study: 'I'd usually shop in Lidl... My twin sister is an Aldi shopper. We'd argue about it sometimes...'
Monica Hannigan is a busy mum of two and businesswoman, running a popular café in the Co Meath village of Dunboyne - the Broadway Café. So, she shops on the double - for home and work.
SuperValu Wins Campaign of the Year at AIM Awards
The winners of this year’s All Ireland Marketing Awards were announced last night at the annual gala dinner in Dublin’s DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. The All Ireland Marketing Champion award for 2016 was presented to Stan McCarthy, chief executive of Kerry Group.
Musgrave becomes the first food retailer in Ireland to achieve Bord Bia Origin Green accreditation
Musgrave has become the first food retail and wholesale group in Ireland to become a verified member of the Origin Green sustainability programme – Ireland’s national sustainability programme for the food and drink industry.
Spar-owner BWG’s profits soar 41% amid Londis boost
WG Group, the owner in Ireland of the Spar and Mace chains, delivered a 41.4 per cent surge in first-half operating profits as sales grew in a competitive market and it benefited from its purchase last year of ADM Londis.
Spar also sees more weakness in SA’s retail market
Investing in offshore markets continues to be a boon for Spar Group, the Durban-based retailer. The retailer’s Irish ventures (through its BWG Group subsidiary) is still boosting Spar’s earnings, as its turnover growth for the six months to March 31 2016, grew by 16.72% to R42 billion compared...
Aldi again sponsors baking competition
The NPA has announced that, due to popular demand, the National Brown Bread Baking Competition is back again at this year’s National Ploughing Championships. The competition, which is sponsored by Aldi and run in association with the ICA, has proven to be a tremendous success...
Aldi unveils revamped Castletroy store
Aldi today reopened the doors of its Castletroy store to customers following an extensive renovation project which has seen the store extended and completely refurbished. Improvements at the newly refurbished store include a larger shop floor space which has been increased by...
More Irish stores and web shopping planned by Ikea
Ikea is building an online shopping service for Ireland and looking at opening stores outside Dublin, after years of record sales at its sole Irish outlet. Jack Jackson, head of format development for Ikea in Ireland and the UK, said the Swedish flat-pack group was evaluating its entire strategy for...
Ikea: the shop that changed Irish homes
A new Ikea will open in Carrickmines, in south Dublin, this summer. A trip to the Republic’s existing store shows it has altered our shopping, home-design and even eating habits since it opened, in 2009
Eason tops list of Ireland's most 'reputable' retailers
Bookseller Eason is Ireland's most reputable retailer, according to Ireland RepTrak® 2016. Recently crowned Children’s Bookseller of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards, the bookseller was named the most reputable retailer in Ireland, according to the study, which ranks the 100...
Tesco Facing ‘Indefinite’ Strike By Staff At 70 Stores In Ireland After Pay Dispute Talks Break Down
Tesco is facing disruption at 70 of its stores in Ireland after talks with unions to resolve a dispute over staff pay broke down. The long-running stand-off between Tesco and unions stems from the retailer’s plan to change terms, including guaranteed overtime, for around 300 staff still on pre-1996 contracts.
Marks & Spencer's chief pledges to slash prices in turnaround plan
Marks & Spencer's new boss Steve Rowe has pledged to slash prices and put more staff in stores to turn around its beleaguered clothing arm, but warned profits will take a hit. Mr Rowe, who took on the top job from Marc Bolland in April, unveiled his overhaul plans as the group posted a 4.3pc rise...
B&Q closures contribute to north's high retail warehouse vacancy rates
The closure of four B & Q stores in Northern Ireland has helped propel Northern Ireland to the top spot in the UK retail warehouse vacancy rates. New research compiled by Trevor Wood Associates and unveiled to Lambert Smith Hampton in Belfast yesterday revealed 11.9 per cent of retail...
Double Blow For Northern Ireland As Footfall Declines And Vacancies Increase
The latest NIRC Springboard Footfall And Vacancies Monitor report for April details a double blow for retail in the North, as retail vacancies rose and footfall declined. The report states that retail vacancies have increased in recent months and the figure now stands at 16.1%, up 1.4%...