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Competition in Irish supermarket sector continues to grow
New data shows Tesco’s market share of 25pc is now just a fraction bigger than the 24.9pc of the market taken by SuperValu. Musgrave Group owned SuperValu has been closing on Tesco since taking over and merging with the old SuperQuinn brand.
Two Fifths 'Bought More Food' Ahead Of St Patrick's Day
The latest Consumer Insights survey from Empathy Research has found that over 40% (43%) of consumers that celebrated St Patrick’s Day yesterday planned to buy more food in advance of the event.
The Irish consumer: a strange beast
Ahead of Ireland’s big day, we thought we would take at look at just some of the ways Irish consumers are unique and a couple of things we think belong to us but probably don’t.
Retailers in favour of increase in lotto prices
One of the main retailer groups has come out in favour of increasing lotto prices amid speculation the new private operator is planning changes to the format. The Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association said the loss in sales accompanied with previous price hikes had been outweighed by increases in sales value.
UK and Irish poultry sales set to increase by 3-4% – Moy Park
Poultry sales are expected to grow faster than other proteins, at around +3-4%, Janet McCollum, Moy Park’s Chief Executive, says. McCollum was detailing Moy Parks strategy for 2015 at an event by its parent company Marfrig Global Foods when she said poultry sales would increase due to its price point against other meats and its standing as a versatile and healthy protein.
Ballymaloe relishes listings deal with Tesco
Ballymaloe Country Relish has secured one of the largest listings for an Irish company with Tesco which will see the brand populate the shelves of more than 900 of the retailer’s UK stores. The relish will be stocked from April 2015 with forecasted sales over €500,000 for the rest of the year.
Dublin Airport opens new €8 million retail area
A new retail area at Terminal 1 will offer "a radically improved shopping experience", Dublin Airport says. The Loop’s new 18,300-square-foot retail area opens this week after 18 months of development and construction in the airside retail area of T1.
Northern Ireland bucks trend as footfall rises on our high streets unlike rest of UK
Northern Ireland has bucked the trend across the UK as it saw a much-needed boost in the number of shoppers flocking to the high street. Footfall figures for the retail market rose year-on-year as consumer confidence returned.