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Over Six In 10 Adults Have Purchased Light Beer Before
Light beer appears to be making an impact on consumers with just over 6 in 10 (61%) adults claiming to have purchased light beer before, either in the off-trade or on-trade. Recent research on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy Research, amongst a nationally representative...
Spending On Everyday Grocery Items Highest Since Recession Hit
Irish consumer confidence has risen as the amount Irish consumers spent on everyday grocery items, such as food, drinks and toiletries, increased year-on-year for the seventh consecutive quarter, according to Nielsen retail performance data released today (7 March.)
Retail Ireland warns of 'increasingly uncertain times' as monthly retail sales jump over 2pc
The volume of retail sales increased by 2.2pc in the month of January 2017, reflecting an annual increase of 4.9pc. Not including motor trades, there was an increase of 1.5pc in the volume of retail sales in January when compared with December 2016.
Irish retail sales start year on a high note
The latest Irish retail sales figures released from the Central Statistics Office (SCO) today show that volumes were up 2.2% in January and 4.9% on the year. Excluding volatile car sales, annual growth was even stronger at 6.1%.
With retail sales figures rising in January, Irish consumer spending set to soar this year
According to latest CSO figures, retail sales in the country are said to have recorded a 2.2 percent monthly rise in January. This, the statistics body said was a 4.9 percent rise, when measured on a year-on-year basis. In terms of value, a 2.9 percent monthly increase and a 2.6 percent annualised rise was recorded in January.
One-in-four Irish people shop online weekly, report reveals
A quarter of Irish people shop online at least once a week, according to a new report which shows many consumers are still keen to buy in-store. The PwC Total Retail report, which includes responses from 1,000 online shoppers in Ireland and more than 34,000 worldwide...
Irish shoppers are dedicated buyers of online fashion
Irish shoppers are among Europe's most avid buyers of fashion online, according to a new survey.
Just over one-fifth (20.1pc) of all Irish fashion shopping is conducted on the internet, the survey by parcel delivery company DPD found, ranking Ireland fifth of 21 European countries surveyed.
Retailers need a greater online presence warns ISME
The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (ISME) have today called on retailers to have a greater online presence to maximise sales. The Association made this suggestion after the release of the CSO retail sales figures for January today.
Consumers splurge on household goods as retail sales surge
Sales of goods in shops bounced back for January - a reversal of what was happening up to December. The rise is despite the fall in the value of Sterling that is making online sites in Britain better value than goods in shops here.
Ireland sixth most confident nation in Europe
National consumer confidence at the end of last year was at its highest level since the recession and Ireland is now the sixth most confident country in Europe, the latest Nielsen Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions indicates.
Is Brexit an opportunity for Ireland’s consumer foods industry?
Brexit could be a catalyst for innovation and investment in Ireland’s prepared consumer foods (PCF) sector, according to a new Brexit report from Grant Thornton. Ireland’s PCF sector is dependent on the UK, with 65% of exports from the sector going there.
Ireland's SuperValu posts record sales ff €2.67bn in 2016
Musgrave Group-owned Irish retailer SuperValu posted record sales of €2.67 billion in 2016, announcing plans to open three new stores this year and create 190 new jobs. Martin Kelleher, managing director of the chain, said, “Our latest record performance, of €2.67 billion in sales...
Aldi unveils new logo with first 'substantial change' since 1982
Aldi has relaunched its company logo with its first 'substantial change' since it was introduced in 1982. Although, it tweaked its logo in 2006, this redesign marks the first time that the retail giant has made a notable change to its logo since the original version of the existing design...
Mediator to oversee talks between Tesco and union
Tesco management and the Mandate trade union have agreed to appoint a mediator to oversee talks aimed at resolving a long-running dispute which saw pickets placed on a small number of stores for almost two weeks last month.
Tesco in bid to halt Aldi Irish expansion
The Irish arm of retail giant, Tesco has puts the brakes on further expansion by German discount retailer Aldi - for now. It follows Tesco's appeal against a decision by Dublin City Council to give Dunmull Ltd the green light for a new Aldi store and a nursing home on the Malahide Rd at Clarehall in north Dublin.
BWG Foodservice sales to top €100m after new contract wins
Sales at BWG Foodservice, one of Ireland's largest food service businesses, will surpass €100m in the current year due to the company signing a number of new supply contracts. The firm, which is part of the BWG Group, recorded sales growth of 15pc in 2016 following the completion...
Major retailers fined over breaches of consumer legislation
Argos, Dealz, Powercity, Eason and Life Style Sports were among the major retailers who breached consumer protection legislation last year, according to figures from the consumer watchdog.
Debenhams posts profit of €19m after examinership
The Irish arm of UK retailer Debenhams posted an after-tax profit of €19.2m last year following a successful examinership when a large amount of debt was written off. That is according to new accounts just filed by Debenhams Retail (Ireland) Ltd which show the business recorded a...