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Flahavans fends off Dairy Milk and Tayto to claim top spot in vote for Ireland's favourite food brand
The Love Irish Food group has published the results from its latest favourites survey, with Flahavans, apple tart, dinner and Cork among the main winners across the different categories. THE LOVE IRISH Food group has published the results from its latest favourites survey...
Irish food centre stage around the world for St Patrick's Day
Trade meetings, retail promotions tastings, media events, advertising and social media are just some of the other export building activities Bord Bia is undertaking across cities in over 20 countries. From Michelin star chefs to some of the biggest retailers in Europe, Bord Bia...
Promoting Irish food and drink to a global audience on St Patrick’s Day
Bord Bia is implementing “detailed plans” to showcase Irish food and drink to a global audience, as the world celebrates St. Patrick’s Day and everything Irish. Bord Bia says that it is maximising the opportunity, through its network of 13 overseas offices, to promote Irish food with a series of...
St Patrick’s Day sets pubs up for sales hike
It’s here, one of the booziest days of the year, and it’s safe to say that pubs, restaurants and bars across the UK are set for a sales hike. As it gets closer to Guinness-o’clock, purchases of beer and stout are likely to generate each outlet more than £500 through the tills in additional sales.
Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards 2017
It was announced today that the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards are now open for entry. Judging will take place over four weeks in June and July at the Dublin Institute of Technology’s School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology.
The fall and rise of physical book sales worldwide – in data
The effect of ebooks on sales of paper books has not been as drastic as expected – it seems that other, more unpredictable factors have a greater influence on how and what we read. Nielsen, which tracks book sales in several countries, released 2016 figures to coincide with this...
Tesco gives Irish milk suppliers the all clear
Tesco has confirmed that it has no immediate plans to clamp down on Irish dairy herds that are positive for Johnes despite claims that the disease poses risks to humans. The retailer has already delisted British milk suppliers that failed to implement new protocols to minimise the risk of the...
Tesco leads the way in beer ranges
When it comes to rating the range of beer or lager in-store, Tesco leads all other retailers with a third of their own shoppers endorsing them as being better than others in this regard. Recent research on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy Research, amongst a nationally...
RGDATA slows down Aldi and Lidl expansion plans
The Retail Grocery Dairy and Allied Trades Association (RGDATA) has temporarily put the brakes on German discounters Aldi and Lidl further expanding in Ireland. The representative association for over 4,000 independent family-owned retailers has appealed two local authority planning...
Daybreak stores raised over €42K for Irish Heart in 2016
A well-deserved congratulations is due to Daybreak stores across Ireland, which raised over €42,000 for charity partner, Irish Heart, in 2016. Irish Heart is the national charity working to achieve better outcomes for those affected by heart disease and stroke.
Leading retail chain celebrates forty years in business
Leading independent paint retailer, Pat McDonnell Paints, is celebrating 40 years in business. “We’re delighted to have come this far,” said Aidan McDonnell, director, Pat McDonnell Paints. “From very humble beginnings in 1977 Pat and Cora McDonnell started the business...
Musgrave Marketplace honours its Region of the Year
Musgrave Marketplace Waterford has been named Region of the Year at the company’s sixth annual awards to recognise excellence across the company’s branches and employees nationwide. The event was held at Co. Meath’s Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa.
H&M’s sales fall as Zara owner Inditex pulls away
Fashion retailer H&M’s sales fell unexpectedly in February while Inditex, which owns Zara, pulled further ahead of its Swedish rival, helped by its expansion online and a bigger emerging market presence.
Ikea Ireland reports record revenues as 3m people visit Ballymun store
Ikea’s Irish subsidiary paid an €11 million dividend to its Swedish parent last year as revenues jumped by more than 15 per cent to a record €152 million. The home furnishings retailer, which last year opened a new outlet in Carrickmines in south Dublin in addition to its flagship store...
Footfall drops, Retail Consortium calls for Executive
The number of shoppers on the high street in February fell for the first time since October, prompting industry voices to call on politicians at Stormont to form an Executive as soon as possible.