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More than half of Irish adults drink coffee every day
Just over half (52%) of all Irish adults are drinking coffee once a day, with almost 4 in 10 (36%) adults drinking several cups per day. Recent research on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy Research, amongst a nationally...
Cross-Border shopping crosses a line following Brexit vote
Over the last 30 years, the vagaries of the sterling exchange rate has, from time to time, made cross-Border shopping profitable. While in the mid-1980s prices were lower in Northern Ireland than south of the Border, the position was reversed in the 1990s.
Irish retailers fight against food waste
FoodCloud Hubs has been officially opened by Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar today.
FoodCloud, the internationally acclaimed Irish social enterprise that pioneered the distribution of leading retailer’s surplus food to local charities, is joining forces with Bia Food Initiative, the very...
New Alcohol bill will force shops to hide drink
The retail sector faces a €100m bill if a proposed law requiring shops to keep alcohol out of sight of shoppers is passed. The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill is due to be debated by the Seanad on Wednesday. In a letter sent to senators ahead of the debate, business group Retail Ireland...
Who will pay for Brexit impact on retail price?
This question is particularly pertinent in the context of exchange rate volatility and the answer to it has implications for all sorts of decision-making and future strategies. In other words, the fall in the value of sterling poses a problem where there is a trading relationship with a eurozone exporter.
Room for improvement on the health front
While health has become a major focus across many of Ireland’s convenience stores and supermarkets, it appears consumers still have some way to go when it comes to achieving healthy lifestyles, according to the results of the Department of Health’s ‘Healthy Ireland Survey 2016’.
Dunnes Stores is now Ireland's second largest grocery store - pushing Tesco into third
Dunnes Stores has become the country’s second-largest grocery retailer, pushing Tesco into third place in the multi-billion euro market, new figures this morning show. Dunnes, headed by siblings Margaret Heffernan and Frank Dunne, now has 22pc share of the grocery market here...
Tesco drops to third in supermarket rankings as sales fall by 1.3%
Sales in terms of value have declined further at Tesco, meaning that Dunne Stores takes the position as Ireland’s second-largest supermarket. The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel show that although volume sales increased, sales in terms of value decreased by 1.3% at Tesco in the 12 weeks ending 9 October 2016.
SuperValu owner still holding out against grocery price hikes
Grocery giant Musgraves and supplier Unilever remained locked in negotiations over planned price increases last night, the Irish Independent has learned. The Irish company behind the SuperValu and Centra chains is resisting price rises. Talks have now been ongoing for more than a week...
Dealz announces new jobs and investment for Dublin
It was announced today that Ireland’s largest discount retailer Dealz will be opening their 53rd store on Liffey Street, Dublin. The newly opened 7000sqft store, located beside Dublin’s famous Ha’penny Bridge will create 35 new jobs and will be the 14th store in County Dublin.
UK retailer Asda funnels €253m of online sales to Ireland
UK retailer Asda - owned by US giant Wal-Mart - funnelled £228.2m (€253.4m) of online grocery sales through its Irish unit last year. The Irish subsidiary is used to process revenue from the sale of its groceries through all its online channels, including the Asda.com website, as well as phone...
Fast fashion retailer Primark set to open new store in Burlington Mall
Primark, a fast fashion retailer that opened its first U.S. store a year ago in Boston's Downtown Crossing neighborhood, is placing its second Massachusetts store in Burlington. Doors open at the new Primark store on Dec. 7 at the Burlington Mall, just off I-95. Burlington is about 17 miles...