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Retail park market is strong but still challenged
This weeks' retail sales figures augur well for those retail parks which accommodate car showrooms, DIY, clothing and footwear stores which showed increased sales. But the CSO figures underline the challenges faced by those retail parks which do not have open use planning approval and are restricted to bulky goods such as furniture and electrical goods.
Retailers give ‘unhealthy’ review to country’s shopping centres
The Retail Excellence Ireland Shopping Centre Review 2015, which claims to be the most in-depth shopping centre health review inIreland, makes for depressing reading if you’re a shopping centre retailer.
Coffee Is 'Most Sought After' Fair Trade Product
The latest Consumer Insights study from Empathy Research has found that almost 1 in 6 Irish consumers (15%) regularly seek out fair trade products when shopping. This figure is predominantly driven by those without children (17%) and less likely among those with children (12%). Meanwhile, 2 in 5 Irish consumers (41%) say they ‘never’ or ‘rarely’ seek out fair trade products when shopping.
Shorter lunch breaks in Ireland present opportunity for FMCG
Shorter lunch times mean that one out of five Irish consumers skip lunch almost every day, a new global consumer survey by Canadean reveals. According to the survey of 1,000 adults based in Ireland, 44% actually skip their afternoon meal at least twice during the working week.
Millions lost as bus strike crushes the retail sector
Hundreds of thousands of people were left stranded without bus services again yesterday as businesses counted the cost of the crippling 48-hour strike.
Tesco to play the green card as it seeks to win back its crown
SuperValu, which recently deposed Tesco Ireland as the largest grocer in the State by market share, makes much in its marketing of its relationship with local food suppliers. It sounds as if Tesco is not yet prepared to cede this turf to its rival.
Xtra-vision DVD vending machines to be installed in 100 SuperValu and Centra stores
Home entertainment retailer Xtra-vision has entered into a new partnership with Musgrave Group, which will mean its Xpress DVD vending machines will be installed in over 100 Centra and SuperValu stores around Ireland.
DUBLIN: Grafton St basks in recovery but rents on rise
While few would argue Dublin has been hardest hit by the recession, retailers there have endured a period of stagnation similar to that of their regional counterparts — and it’s only now beginning to lift.
Prime office and retail portfolio for €118m
With the Dublin retail market, as well as the suburban office sector, rapidly recovering, Royal London Asset Management is planning to offload eight retail investments and five office assets with an overall value of €118 million.