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Grocery war as Dunnes Stores launches online food shopping
Dunnes Stores is getting ready to launch an online grocery delivery service in a major move that will shake up competition among Ireland's retailers and could spark a price war that will benefit consumers.
Words of caution about retail sales figures
Headline retail sales figures for January received a positive welcome when they were released last month, with several commentators interpreting the 3.3 per cent month-on-month jump in sales volumes as further evidence that consumer spending will stage a solid recovery over 2015 as a whole.
Andrew Yaxley Named New Tesco Ireland Chief Executive, Replacing Phil Clarke
Tesco Ireland has confirmed Andrew Yaxley as its new chief executive, taking over from Phil Clarke. Tesco announced today that Clarke would be retiring from the business in April after a two year tenure as Tesco Ireland chief executive. In total, he has spent around four decades at Tesco, joining at the age of 15 as a shelf stacker.
SuperValu and Tesco almost neck and neck for market share
SuperValu’s 0.4% sales growth has put it almost on parity with Tesco, the latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland reveal. The data published for the 12 weeks ending 1 March, shows SuperValu’s share of the grocery market is now 24.9%, just 0.1 percentage point behind Ireland’s largest supermarket.
More Than Two Fifths Think Plain Packaging Will Not Reduce Smoking
The latest Consumer Insights survey from Empathy Research has found that more than two-fifths of adults (43%) believe the new cigarette packaging proposal will have 'no impact' on reducing smoking rates in Ireland.
‘Mart site is not large enough for Aldi development’
The Save Ennistymon Mart Committee (SEMC) has lodged an objection with Clare Co. Council against plans for a new Aldi store on the former Clare Marts site at Ennistymon. Consultant Brendan McGrath, on behalf of the SEMC, has lodged an objection against Aldi’s plans saying that the demand for additional convenience retailing space...