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Treats back on shopping list as Irish consumers once again spending on nights out and holidays abroad
After several years of tightening our belts, we are once again treating ourselves to holidays abroad and nights out. A new study has revealed shoppers spent more on overseas breaks and trips to the cinema in the past month than they did this time last year. Figures from Visa Europe’s Irish Consumer Spending Index showed consumer spending was up by 5.6% last month compared to June last year.
How Amazon revolutionised shopping over the last 20 years
It doesn’t seem like 20 years since Amazon burst on to our then desktop computers. Jonathan deBurca Butler looks at how it revolutionised shopping. Earlier this week, Amazon.com announced it was going to celebrate its 20th anniversary today, July 15, with what it is calling Prime Day; a 24-hour online shopping bonanza which they declared would be “filled with more deals than Black Friday”.
Parents More Likely To Be Swayed By Multi-Pack Promotions
According to the latest Consumer Insights report from Empathy Research, just under two-fifths (39%) of consumers admitted they would be more likely to be swayed to switch to a new brand if it offered 'multi-pack’ promotions.
Here is where the people of Ireland do ‘The Big Shop’
NEW FIGURES HAVE been released that show where Irish consumers are most likely to do their main weekly shop. It has been shown that Tesco comes out on top – with a third (33%) of all consumers choosing to shop there.
Best Shops in Ireland 2015: Keep those nominations coming
Your nominations for the Best Shops in Ireland awards are coming in thick and fast, and over the coming weeks secret shoppers and the judges will getting out and about to see for themselves the reasons why you believe they should be nominated.
Breakfast roll men heartbroken as Centra goes healthy
Centra has taken a step away from the breakfast roll generation with the launch of dozens of new products aimed at tapping into the desires of more health conscious consumers.
The Live Well initiative aims to “redefine everyday convenience retailing” by providing shoppers with more than 300 healthier choices and more detailed information about nutritious food.
McInerney's SuperValu Loughrea shortlisted for ‘Best Large Supermarket’ at Checkout ‘Best in Fresh’ Awards
The Galway store was shortlisted for the Best Large Supermarket, with the award acknowledging the store's ongoing commitment to providing its customers with a fresh range at great value prices, while striving to support Irish suppliers.
Tesco to review its milk supply contract with UK farmers
Tesco has written to members of the Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group (TSDG), a group of 650 dairy farmers that supply milk directly to the retailer, to say it is launching a comprehensive and thorough review of how it buys milk direct from farmers.
Tesco back as title sponsor of Mums & Tots Awards 2015
Tesco is to be the title sponsor of this year’s Mums & Tots Awards.
It’s the second year in the three year history of the awards that Tesco will the title sponsor. GloHealth was sponsor of the inaugural awards in 2013.
Irish food showcase set for Tesco stores
Last month we reported on Tesco’s Taste Bud programme, which the retailer runs in conjunction with Bord Bia to highlight Irish food and drink producers. A new in-store campaign is set to launch in Tesco, showing off the most recent additions to the programme; nearly 70 producers will be highlighted in Tesco’s 149 stores throughout Ireland.
Aldi opens new Roscrea store creating 20 new jobs
Aldi Stores (Ireland) today opened a new store in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, located on Gantly Road.
The new Roscrea store which has created 20 new jobs, is Aldi’s seventh store in Co. Tipperary. This brings the total number of Aldi stores in Ireland to 115. The first Aldi stores in Ireland opened in November 1999.
Former Iceland franchise-holder set to apply for examinership
ACCHL, previously Aim Cash & Carry, is to apply for examinership next Monday, in a bid to protect the group from its creditors. The group, which owns a large wholesale cash and carry in Dublin’s Robinhood Industrial Estate, previously held the franchise for the Iceland chain in Ireland.
Kerrygold debuts cream loqueur in Ireland
Initially only available in select US states, Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur is now available in Ireland with an exclusive listing at Dublin Airport.
The liqueur, a blend of natural cream, Irish whiskey and chocolate, plans to roll out to other European countries later this year.
Diageo The Biggest Spender On Outdoor In H1
Diageo was the biggest spender on outdoor advertising in the first half of 2015, according to the latest Posterwatch report from PML Group.
The drinks company boasted a share of voice of 4.37%, ahead of McDonald’s (3.34%) in second place. The top 5 also includes Sky (3.05%), Mondelez (2.88%) and Vodafone (2.3%).
Northern Ireland business picks up momentum going into second half of 2015
Business sentiment in Northern Ireland is improving following a disappointing first quarter and the private sector remains in expansion, according to June data. A Market report produced for Ulster Bank shows output growth has been maintained and new orders have accelerated although job creation has eased.