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Irish people spend €1 billion abroad with Visa cards last year
Irish people spent €1.36 billion abroad with Visa cards in 2015, an increase of 8 per cent on the previous year. The growth has been driven by the economic recovery and intense airline competition which has fuelled passenger growth.
One In Five Will Purchase Alcohol When Travelling Abroad
Research conducted on behalf of Checkout by Empathy Research amongst a nationally representative sample of adults has found that just over one in five adults (22%) claim to always purchase alcohol at either an airport or shop at some point when travelling abroad.
SFA Predict Euro 2016 Boost For Irish Economy
Patricia Callan, Director of the Small Firms Association, has said that Ireland will experience a major social and economic boost as a result of the national football team's achievement in qualifying for the Euro 2016 Finals.
We’re doing the grocery shopping more often and going to 2 shops in particular
More and more and Irish shoppers are now doing their grocery shopping in Supervalu and Lidl, a recent survey carried out by the Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland has shown. According to market research for the 12 weeks ending May 22, the Irish grocery market has show a strong sales...
Discounters now pose an existential threat to the supermarket status quo
The German discounters Aldi and Lidl are sweeping all before them in the €10bn Irish grocery market. The latest figures from market research company Kantar Worldpanel show that their combined market share climbed to 22.3pc for the 12 weeks ended May 22.
Tesco Making Progress In Buoyant Irish Grocery Market
Latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland 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.
Dunnes Stores Simply Better to sponsor small producer award at IQFAs
Dunnes Stores Simply Better is set to sponsor the Small Producer of the Year award as part of this year’s Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards – open to food producers and manufacturers across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Supervalu Loughrea shortlisted in Checkout Best in Fresh Awards
The store has featured every year since their new store opened in 2010 winning four National titles consecutively across all fresh categories including scooping the Overall Best supermarket in Ireland in 2014.
Green light for Aldi in Dunshaughlin
The opening of an Aldi supermarket in Dunshaughlin has moved a step closer with the granting of planning permission for the development. Meath County Council has given the go-ahead to Aldi Stores (Ireland) Ltd to build a supermarket on a 0.61 hectares site on the Lagore Road...
H&M'S sales growth picks up pace in May
Sales growth picked up at Swedish budget fashion firm Hennes & Mauritz in May after unusually cold spring weather in Europe had capped growth in previous months. H&M, the second-biggest clothing retailer after Zara owner Inditex, said on Wednesday sales in local currencies rose 9%...
Dubarry to open flagship store on College Green
Irish brand Dubarry is opening its first flagship store in the last remaining retail space in the redevelopment of 35 College Green in Dublin. It will be next door to the new Abercrombie & Fitch outlet in the development, which also houses British fashion brand Superdry.
Rathgar retail units given market price of €1.6m
Three shops have gone on the market in Rathgar, Dublin, with a total market price of €1.6m. According to The Irish Times, the three businesses produce a rent roll of €119, 500 and will show a return of 7.5%.
Tesco expects Euro 2016 tournament to bring new record for craft beer sales
As the Northern Ireland team prepares to take to the pitch in Nice this weekend, it will be beers brewed across the region that will keep fans cool in front of their television sets. Tesco now stocks around 40 different lines of Northern Irish beers, including from stalwarts such as Hilden...
Stay-at-home football fans set to score a £4m boost for Northern Ireland's economy
Fans who stay in Northern Ireland are expected to spend an extra £4m on beer, food and confectionery during the Euros as they cheer on their team. And in total, the tournament is expected to bring an extra £8.5m into the economy.
Retailers get lift with surge in shoppers on high street
Northern Ireland's beleaguered retailers experienced "a glimmer" of hope in May after a surge in shoppers boosted flagging numbers, experts have said.