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Body wash most frequently purchased personal care item
Body wash is the most frequently purchased personal care item amongst adults with almost 7 in 10 (68%) claiming to purchase once a month or more often and almost a third (32%) buying once every 2-3 weeks.
Ibec Launches Brexit Negotiation Proposals
Ibec has launched a set of proposals aimed at progressing EU-UK negotiations and limiting the negative impact of Brexit on businesses and the wider economy. In advance of the launch of Brexit: Challenges With Solutions, Ibec CEO Danny McCoy said the surprise UK election...
Irish Retailers Fear Hard Brexit Will Lead To Inflation, Tariffs
Irish retailers fear that there will be a hard Brexit, which could result in possible cost inflation and tariffs, according to speakers at an event held in PwC this week. Over 120 retail leaders met at the event in Dublin, which focused on assessing the risks associated with Brexit, and trying to...
Eurostat Survey results require action: Drinks Industry Group
A new survey by Eurostat has named Ireland as the most expensive country in the EU for alcoholic beverages, a result which industry groups have said requires immediate action for the benefit of the industry.
Tesco delivers sixth consecutive quarter of growth
Tesco Ireland delivered its sixth consecutive quarter of growth. The retailer delivered a like-for-like growth of 0.2%, according to its First Quarter Trading Statement 2017/18. It said that its like-for-like sales growth in its Irish operations reflected 'the deflationary effect' of its 'ongoing investment...
Tesco reports strongest quarterly sales in seven years
Tesco, Britain’s biggest retailer, reported its strongest quarterly sales performance for its home market in seven years on Friday as it navigated an increasingly inflationary trading environment. Tesco, which in January agreed to buy wholesaler Booker...
Tesco Community Fund supporting 27 local Kildare projects
Tesco Ireland has announced the 450 local projects that will participate in the new cycle of the Tesco Community Fund commencing 12th June. In Kildare, the Tesco Community Fund has supported 567 local projects to date donating over €147,000.
Irish Tesco customers ‘not affected’ by UK systems fault
Tesco Ireland has moved to assure customers here that the computer glitch affecting home deliveries in the United Kingdom was not impacting the company’s Irish operations.
Amber and Costcutter sign five-year partnership deal
A new official partnership between Amber and Costcutter will see the duo expand its offering to customers in its stores; with upgrading and refurbishment plans for stores in Fermoy, Watergrasshill and Youghal on the cards.
Profits fall by 7% at Holland & Barrett
Expansion costs at the Irish arm of health food retailer, Holland & Barrett last year contributed to pre-tax profits decreasing by 7% to €5.48m. The retailer increased the number of its Irish-based stores from 50 to 52 and this contributed to revenues – for the 12 months to the end of...
Bunnings Warehouse opens in Hemel Hempstead; its third store in the UK and Ireland
The third Bunnings Warehouse store in the UK and Ireland opened its doors to customers on Friday 9 June in Hemel Hempstead, Buckinghamshire. The new store, on the site...
Sales up at Northern Irish retailer
Northern Ireland-based independent Furniture retailer Springhill Furnishings Ltd has reported a growth in turnover during its second year of trading, although it was unable to maintain profitability.
According to its latest filed accounts for the year ended 31 August 2016, total sales rose 13%...
Around 100 Nisa stores in Northern Ireland to be part of UK Sainsbury's mega-deal
A deal to sell convenience brand Nisa — which has more than 100 shops in Northern Ireland — to Sainsbury's could be an "oven-ready solution" to the supermarket giant growing its convenience store brand here.
Sainsbury's introduces 28 new craft beers and ciders at its Northern Ireland Stores
UK retail sales plunged in May for the second time in three months as rising inflation rate into the purchasing power of consumers. The volume of goods sold in stores and online fell 1.2 percent from April, more than the 0.8 percent...