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Eye-tracking technology maps shopping habits
Women aged 18-34 are more likely to be impulse buyers while more than a third of all unplanned purchases are sweets or chocolate. Research on the shopping habits of customers in convenience stores shows that they spend €8.30, on average, every time they enter a shop. Around €3.18 of the spend is attributed to impulse buys.
A Fifth Of Adults Worry About Grocery Budget
A new study by Kellogg’s, ‘Is the Food Divide Getting Bigger?’, has found that a fifth (22%) of adults are worried about the amount of money they have to spend on food at the end of the month. This figure stands at 33% among families with primary school children.
Retailers ‘positive’ as they gather to talk shop
More than 500 retailers from across the country gathered on Tuesday and Wednesday in the plush surroundings of the Carton House Hotel in Kildare for the annual jamboree of lobby group Retail Excellence Ireland.
Shoppers won’t scrimp on baby foods
According to a survey of more than 500 shoppers by Behaviour & Attitudes for Checkout magazine, consumers were asked in which categories they are most likely to trade up, and buy a more expensive product, and in which categories they were looking to trade down, and buy a cheaper product.
Three Quarters Of FMCG Employees Feel 'Secure' In Their Current Role
A survey by Alternatives Group, in association with the Sales Institute, has found that just over three quarters (76%) of employees in the FMCG sector feel secure in their role. Conducted in February of 2015, the survey gleamed results from over 400 professionals in the retail, FMCG and related sectors.
New guidance issued on use of food marketing terms
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today (14 May) published new guidance aimed at ensuring consumers are not misled by the use of marketing terms on foods.
The authority says the guidance which is available on www.fsai.ie, will assist in the responsible use of marketing terms by food manufacturers, retailers and food service businesses.
Search to find Ireland’s best retail managers begins
The campaign to find the best retail managers in Ireland has begun. The 2015 ShelfLife Grocery Management Awards (previously the GRAMs) are Ireland’s premier scheme for recognising and honouring management excellence.
SuperValu, Kerry Foods and Gary McGann among big winners at AIM Awards
SuperValu has won three categories - including Marketing Team of the Year - in the 2015 All Ireland Marketing Awards, which were presented at an event attended by over 850 people last night. The retailer also won out in the Direct Marketing and Sponsorship Management categories.
Dunnes is planning autumn launch of its online grocery service
The ambitious timetable will see the retailer initially target shoppers in the Dublin region, it's believed.
The Irish Independent recently revealed that Dunnes - the third biggest grocery retailer in the country - has been hunting for senior executives to head the online grocery arm.
Tesco Claims Major Medal Haul At International Wine Awards
Tesco has revealed that it's scooped over 100 medals for its own-label wine at the International Wine Challenge 2015. Overall, the retailer picked up 132 gongs, including five gold, 21 silver and 45 bronze medals, with 98 per cent of the wines Tesco entered into the awards receiving a medal.
Spar South Africa Profit Rises on Irish Retail Unit Takeover
South African food and liquor retailer Spar Group has said first half-profit jumped 22 per cent after the business acquired its Irish counterpart and sold more lower-priced own-brand products. Net income rose to 784 million rand ($65.8 million) in the six months through March from 643 million rand a year earlier, Durban-based Spar said in a statement on Wednesday.
Dunnes Stores UK textile division profits fall 55% to £1.2m
Profits at a UK subsidiary of Irish retailer Dunnes Stores fell by 55 per cent to £1.2 million in the year ended February 1st, 2014, its latest accounts show. Accounts for Dunnes Stores (UK) Ltd, which handles textiles and homeware goods, also show a decline in turnover. Revenues fell to £24.5 million from £27.6 million in the previous year.
Belfast's premier shopping street set for retail revival
Northern Ireland's premier shopping street appears set for a revival with retailers coming back to occupy some of Donegall Place's many vacant properties. The once bustling street has seen a dramatic reduction in occupancy rates in recent years as shoppers turned to new retail meccas such as Victoria Square and its surrounding streets.