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Ivan Yates To Host Checkout National FMCG Awards
Broadcaster and former government minister Ivan Yates has been announced as the host of the 2015 Checkout National FMCG Awards, which take place this Friday 9 October at the InterContinental Hotel, Dublin (formerly the Four Seasons Hotel).
Tesco Ireland Sales Likely To Show Improvement, Say Analysts
Analysts at London-based Bernstein Research have forecast a slight improvement in the performance of Tesco Ireland in Q2, ahead of the retailer posting its H1 2015/16 trading statement on Wednesday.
Coca Cola The Top Spender On OOH In August
Coca-Cola was the biggest spender on outdoor advertising in the Food & Beverage sector in August, according to the latest Posterwatch report from PML Group. The soft drinks giant accounted for approximately €448k worth of spend as it ran an extensive OOH campaign promoting its range of products: Coca Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, and Coca-Cola Life.
77% Of Adults Intend To Hand Out Treats This Halloween
The majority of Irish adults (77%) intend to hand out treats to children coming to their door this Halloween, according to the latest Consumer Insights survey by Empathy Research.
Irish consumers more aware of lamb advertising campaigns
Irish consumers aged 25 to 45 are more aware of advertising for lamb than their EU counterparts and although we have a high recognition of cutlets, leg and chops, we are less aware of other cuts
Ireland's insatiable appetite for the avocado: Sales increase by 20pc at Tesco
It was once a rare sight on this little island, only available at eclectic deli stalls. Now, the avocado fruit is so ubiquitous that it's even competing with mashed-banana as the ultimate Irish baby snack.
Lidl Unveil First Of 'New Concept Stores' in Ireland
Lidl Ireland launched its very first ‘new concept’ store in Gorey, Co Wexford, today (Thursday 1 Oct), following five and a half months of construction. Representing a multi-million euro investment into the locality by the retailer, the state-of-the-art building is the largest Lidl store in Ireland and the first of its kind to be built in the country.
Tesco: No Plans To Delist Carlsberg In Ireland
Tesco Ireland has confirmed that it has no plans to delist Carlsberg in its Irish stores, following the news that it was destocking the brand in the UK as part of an ongoing range review.
Over 3,500 local causes share €1m donation from Tesco Community Fund
Tesco has announced that so far, over 3,500 local good causes have shared a donation of €1 million since the launch of its Community Fund initiative last year, and the supermarket is now calling for more nominations for good causes countrywide.
Gala Announces €300k Investment In 'Your Choice With Gala'
‘Delivering Choice for Consumers’ was the central theme at Gala Retail’s annual conference, which took place last week (29 September) at the Malton Hotel, Killarney. At the event, Gala Retail announced that it is to invest over €300,000 in a new healthy-eating campaign, 'Your Choice With Gala', which will include both in-store activation through an initiative with Unislim Ireland as well as a major sponsorship with parkrun Ireland.
Aldi opens new Cashel store creating 14 jobs
Aldi continues its expansion drive following two store openings last month in Terenure and Wilton. The retailer has today further increased its presence in Co. Tipperary with the opening of a new store in Cashel, which has created 14 jobs.
UK, German firms eye Dublin retail moves after Nama loan sale
UK property company Hammerson and German financial services group Allianz expect to take between one and two years to formulate their plans to redevelop potential retail sites in Dublin’s city centre and Dundrum village.
Blas na hÉireann gives retailers cause for celebration
A family-run seafood business based in Caherciveen, Co. Kerry, Quinlan’s Fish, has won the prestigious Supreme Champion Award at this year’s Blas na hÉireann, The Irish Food Awards. The company’s winning entry is its fresh crabmeat, which won over the judges’ taste-buds because of its flavour, freshness and delicate texture.
Whitewater Shopping Centre expected to fetch over €150m
The Whitewater Shopping Centre in Newbridge, Co Kildare has been put up for sale by its joint owners Ballymore Properties and Elm Holdings. The centre, which is Ireland’s largest regional shopping centre, is expected to fetch more than €150 million, according to CoStar News.The €150 million quoting price equates to a net initial yield of appromxately 7.5 per cent.