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One In Five Irish Shoppers Visit Convenience Stores For Snacks
New research by him! international has revealed that around one in five Irish shoppers are on a snack mission when they visit convenience stores, with nearly a third looking for an evening meal that they don’t need to pre-prepare anything for.
Consumers Expected To Spend An Extra €125 During Euro 2016
Ahead of the European Football Championships, kicking off 10 June, Empathy Research has revealed that the tournament is set to see consumers spend, on average, an extra €125. According to research conducted amongst a nationally representative sample of adults...
Irish weather: Barbecue sales booming as warm conditions continue into the weekend
Barbecue sales are booming as people enjoy the warm temperatures we have been experiencing in the past week. Damien Kelly of Outdoorfurniture.ie said: “There has been about an 800% increase in barbecue sales with this weather.”
Sunny weather warms up sales for Irish indies
Independents in the Republic of Ireland have enjoyed a welcome boost after a period of warm, sunny weather lifted footfall and kick-started sales of summer stock. Temperatures have reached highs of 23 degrees over the past couple of weeks, and many independent retailers across...
Grocery spend continues to rise in Ireland
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, published today for the 12 weeks ending 22 May 2016, show a strong sales boost for the grocery market with sales increasing by 4.0% compared with last year.
3.8% growth in retail grocery market, SuperValu retains largest share
The Irish retail grocery market has grown by 3.8% in the last year, while SuperValu retains the largest share of any supermarket. New figures from Kantar Worldpanel - covering the 12 weeks up to 24 April - show increasing competition among the main grocery retailers as shoppers are...
‘Perfect storm’ could again see shoppers surging North
Fears have been expressed that a “perfect storm” of currency shifts and tax changes could lead to a surge in shoppers from the Republic once more crossing into Northern Ireland in search of better value.
Supermarket figures show record numbers shop at Lidl
The latest supermarket share figures show a strong sales boost for the grocery market with sales up four per cent on last year. The sample, assembled by Kantar Worldpanel, has increased from 3,000 to 5,000 households.
Competition between Lidl and Aldi to heat up as gap widens
New figures show a widening gap between discount retailers Aldi and Lidl in Ireland. Kantar Worldpanel Ireland says a record 72.4% of all Irish households shopped in a Lidl store in the last quarter, widening the with rival discounter Aldi.
Dunnes and Lidl post strong sales growth according to latest Kantar figures
The grocery market has seen volume growth so far this year as Irish shoppers make more trips to the supermarket compared with last year. Consumer confidence among Irish shoppers continues to improve, with the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel showing that the average household...
Tesco supports Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend 2016
Tesco are once again supporting Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend which is taking place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June. The retailer came on board as a sponsor in 2015 confirming their commitment to local produce.
Sainsbury’s: sales continue to fall amid challenging times
Amid the Kantar Worldpanel results for the ferociously competitive UK grocery market, the tough times are continuing for Sainsbury’s which has recorded a further drop in sales. In the 12 weeks to 4th June, sales at Sainsbury’s stores (excluding newer outlets) like-for-like sales fell by 0.8%.
€17,500 up for grabs in the Aldi All Ireland Angus Bull Calf Championship
The 2016 Aldi All Ireland Angus Bull Calf Championship’ will see the very best Angus bulls battle it out for a prize fund of €17,500, according to the organisers. Speaking to Agriland, Michael Flanagan, Co-ordinator of the competition said the prize money is probably one of the largest...
New Look notches up increased sales and profits
New Look has notched up increased sales and profits in its first full year of ownership under South African firm Brait. The company said revenue rose 5.4 per cent to £1.4 billion, driven by a 3.4 per cent increase in like-for-like sales at its UK stores. Website sales were up 27.9 per cent.
Shoe retailer makes Belfast move
An international footwear brand has opened at Belfast's Victoria Square, creating ten new jobs. ECCO has taken a 1,500 sq ft unit on the lower ground floor of the centre as part of plans to boost its high street presence through a £1m investment in new stores.
Expansion could see Tiger open six stores and create 40 jobs across Northern Ireland
Danish retailer Tiger hopes to open up to six stores and create more than 40 jobs in Northern Ireland by the end of next year. Gillian Maxwell, director of Tiger Ireland, said the success of its Belfast branch on Castle Lane - its only fixed shop here so far - had prompted the expansion plan.
New car market in Northern Ireland lacks drive in May as registrations drop
New car sales in Northern Ireland fell back slightly in May, but are ahead of where they were this time last year, according to industry figures. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said 4,566 new vehicles left showrooms last month - that's 44 fewer than a year ago.