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Recent research shows majority of consumers read food packaging before purchase
84% of consumers will review the ingredients or nutritional information on food packaging before they purchase it. Recent research on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy Research, amongst a nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults aged 18+, sought to identify how much...
Research: advertising spend reaps tangible net return
A new report by Core Media and the Association of Advertisers in Ireland has revealed that every €1 invested in advertising in Ireland delivers a net return on investment of €5.44 for marketers. Marketing Multiplied outlines the importance of marketing for economic activity as it provides...
Lettuce, tomatoes and broccoli could be off the menu as supply problems beginning to bite
Consumers have been dealt a fresh blow as European shortages have led to a reduced supply of lettuce and other vegetables to Ireland. Supermarkets across the country are experiencing unusual supply issues with severe weather in parts of Europe having made life difficult in supplying many household groceries.
Irish retailers claim they didn't have a very merry Christmas
Irish retailers took a hit in the second half of 2016, culminating in a challenging Christmas period, according to a new report from Retail Ireland titled “Storm clouds gathering”. The group, which represents retailers in Ireland, said sales in department stores, computer and electronic retailers...
Christmas trade ‘disappointing across the board’ as sales dip 0.1%
A significant dip in consumer confidence and a growth in online shopping fuelled by a weak pound led to a “worrying” decline in retails sales over Christmas according to a spending report published on Monday.
Irish retailers suffer 'disappointing Christmas' as shoppers shift their spending to online
Retailers suffered a disappointing Christmas as shoppers shifted their spending to online and Northern Ireland. It follows a promising start to the year, which saw sales grow by 1.9%. But figures for the critical Christmas period were well below expectations, falling by 0.1%.
Struggling Irish retailers need support, says IBEC
Concern is growing among Irish retailers following a disappointing Christmas period. IBEC's latest Retail Ireland Monitor shows a downturn in performance during the second half of 2016. Total sales fell by 0.1% when compared with the festive season the previous year.
Six Nations: Aldi reveals pundits for their kids rugby panel
The results are in as Aldi today has announced the lucky child pundits who will form their hotly contested Aldi Kids Rugby Panel. Pictured are the chosen ones (from L-R) Charlie Geelon (9) from Shankill, Dublin, Donncha Flannery (7) from Tramore, Waterford, Charlotte De Chellance (9) from Kildare and Dylan Vickers (8) from Wicklow Town.
Where is the love? Maybe tis between the fruit and veg and the household appliances
Lidl Ireland is to host its first ever singles’ shopping night, #LoveAtLidl on Sunday February 12th in the newly reopened flagship store here in Tallaght. If Sunday is your night for shopping you could be in luck as Lidl want to play cupid and help you meet a potential match for Valentine’s Day.
Supervalu to suspend current food promotion programme
Supervalu has informed the IFA that they will suspend their current promotional programme, offering free vegetables when roast beef was purchased. The decision came following discussions between the supermarket and the farming organisation.
Price is right for Lidl as it aims to build loyal customer base by offering value for money
With 150 stores in the Republic of Ireland, another 38 in Northern Ireland and over 5,000 staff, the German discounter Lidl has carved out a lucrative share in the Irish grocery market. According to the most recent Kantar Worldpanel figures, this stood at 10.3pc in January, marginally behind fellow German rival Aldi on 10.5pc.
'Nappy' family: Lidl gives Limerick quads a big surprise
PARENTS of quadruplets have 10,528 reasons to shop at Lidl after the supermarket gave them a six month supply of nappies. Lisa Fenton and Wayne Downey change four-month-old Alex, Ashley, Max and Kayla around 40 a times a day at huge cost. But now Lidl has made a big difference to...
Centra sales up 3pc, new stores coming
Sales at Centra stores rose 3pc to €1.59bn last year, with the chain also noting a similar rise in the increase in the volume of sales. Controlled by the Cork-based Musgrave group, the figure represents sales at Centra's more than 450 stores here.
Aldi overtakes popular Co-op supermarket to become UK's fifth largest grocer
Discounter Aldi has overtaken the Co-operative to become Britain's fifth largest grocer, according to new figures. Aldi's sales rose 12.4pc year-on-year in the 12 weeks to January 29, taking its market share to 6.2pc, ahead of the Co-op's 6pc, data from Kantar Worldpanel shows.
Sallynoggin staff’s super support for spinal charity
ALDI has announced that Spinal Injuries Ireland is the latest charity to benefit from thier new community support fund. Aldi’s Sallynoggin store staff have awarded Spinal Injuries Ireland a €500 grant in recognition of its tremendous work within the local community and to help support its vital services.
Nine Tesco stores face strikes from St Valentine's Day
Tesco may be hit by strikes from St Valentine's Day after the main retail union served notice of industrial action on the supermarket chain today. Mandate, which represents 10,000 workers at the stores, said the industrial action that will start at nine stores will continue for an indefinite duration...