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Milk chocolate digestives take the biscuit
Dunnhumby has lifted the lid on biscuit tins across Ireland to determine the most popular biscuits. Analysing the top selling biscuits in Tesco stores across Ireland the results revealed that milk chocolate digestives take the top spot both nationally and regionally followed by chocolate chip cookies.
IFA President Warns Retailers Against Discounting Of Fresh Produce
President of the Irish Farmers' Association Eddie Downey has warned retailers against discounting of fresh produce in the run-up to Christmas. “The use of below-cost selling of farm produce as a tool to drive footfall undermines Irish production and the financial viability of specialist growers," Downey said, at the launch of the IFA's 'Christmas For Growers' campaign on a farm in North Dublin.
Houses, cars and electronics on shopping lists as consumer spending funds recovery
Houses, cars, electrical goods and home furnishings are very much back on shopping lists here. Consumer spending is making a significant contribution to the country’s continuing economic growth following its tough and unrelenting recession.
Big-spending consumers are driving ‘miraculous’ recovery
Irish consumers buying cars, homes and furniture are driving a “miraculous economic recovery”, according to the latest spending monitor published by the Marketing Institute of Ireland and UCD’s Smurfit Graduate Business School.
Irish companies crack down on Black Friday internet usage for staff ahead of bumper sales
Irish employers are getting ready to crack down on employee internet usage forBlack Friday and Cyber Monday, it has emerged. The two popular shopping days still over two weeks away, but Peninsula are reporting 84% of Irish companies are already thinking of ways to restrict internet access with the worry that it might affect work productivity.
Retail Excellence Ireland Predict Busiest 'Black Friday' Sales Yet
Ahead of the forthcoming 'Black Friday' on November 27 and 'Cyber Monday' on November 30, Retail Excellence Ireland has published a guide for retailers as to what to expect, how to prepare and whether the events could have a negative effect on their businesses.
13% Would Like To See Christmas Items Stocked Before November
With the switching of Christmas lights in varies locations across Ireland in the past few days and winter’s first cold snap due – the countdown to Christmas has officially started with less than six weeks to go.
Ireland's largest ever Christmas market has been backed with €400k from sponsors
Ireland's largest ever Christmas market has been backed with €400k from sponsors. The sponsors of the I BELIEVE™ Christmas Tree and Village include companies such as Ulster Bank, Lidl, Bord Bia, Dublin City Council, Dublin Port, Custom House Management Company, Actavo, The chq Building and Corporate.ie.
Research predicts that Irish shoppers will spend a mad sum of money on Christmas
Christmas is only six weeks away which means lights and decorations are going to be all over the place soon enough. With that in mind, Irish website WebLoyalty has predicted just how much we're going to spend over the Christmas period and you might want to brace yourself.
Christmas spend over €500 this year
With Christmas fast approaching, almost nine in 10 Irish households have no plans to cut back on festive spending this year, with most people planning to spend the same amount as last Christmas, or more.
Irish retailers braced for best Christmas trading since 2008
It's set to be the best Christmas since 2008 for retailers in Ireland, with hopes that after years of austerity, consumers are ready to freely fritter away their cash during the festive season.
Alibaba breaks own record in ‘Singles Day’ shopping frenzy
James Bond and President Frank Underwood were among the big salesman on China’s Singles Day, the world’s biggest online shopping bonanza, as e-commerce giant Alibaba broke its own records.
Mace now number one forecourt convenience retailer in Ireland
Convenience network Mace is now the most dominant brand on Irish forecourts, with nearly 160 sites across the country, retailers were told at the Mace Retailer Convention in Killarney which had more than 200 attendees from around the country, and where plans for the brand over coming years were also revealed.
BWG sales up almost 7% to €1.2bn
The financial performance of BWG, the unlimited group that owns Mace and Spar in Ireland, was revealed yesterday by Spar South Africa (SSA), an 80 per cent shareholder in the Irish company.
Limerick Lions Club and Tesco launch Christmas Food Appeal
Limerick Lions Club and Tesco Ireland are asking shoppers to donate a food item during a two-day Christmas Food Appeal, which will take place later this month. The event will take place at Tesco stores across Limerick on Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28.
Mayo home and garden retailers steal the show at Retail Excellence Awards 2016
Mayo retailers continue to be at the forefront of driving customer excellence in Ireland with two of the county’s leading home and garden stores recognised at the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards 2016 in association with Barclaycard.
Savillls note a flurry of property sales on Dublin’s Prime Retail Streets
After a long period of inactivity, the sale of retail premises on Dublin’s main shopping streets re-ignited in the third quarter of 2015.
Footfall and vacancy rates improve
Northern Ireland has seen the best footfall performance in more than a year, according to the latest figures.
The number of shoppers taking to high streets and shopping centres across the north rose by 2.1 per cent in October compared to the same month in 2014.
Growing retail market buoys Northern Ireland's property sector as raft of big names moving in
Retail continues "to be the most sought after sector", according to the latest report from Lisney for the third quarter of 2015. Belfast city centre has witnessed a raft of both new retailers and restaurants moving in, along with brands such as Gap and Jack and Jones expanding to new premises.
Pratt family sells Avoca to US catering group
The Pratt family that owns the Avoca chain of luxury retail outlets and cafés yesterday agreed a deal to sell it to the listed US catering group Aramark for a price rumoured to be upwards of €60 million.