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One in ten alcohol drinkers always monitor unit consumption
Despite widespread understanding of what exactly a unit of alcohol is, only 10% of alcohol drinkers claim to always monitor their consumption, rising to 25% who claim to frequently monitor the number of units they consume. For this research for Retail Intelligence, conducted by Empathy...
Black Friday 2016 in Ireland: everything you need to know about this major Christmas shopping day
Christmas is coming, faster than your pay packet can actually cope with. And if you haven't started thinking about your Christmas shopping yet, Black Friday is on the way. Retailers across Ireland slash prices on the last Friday in November ahead of the Christmas shopping bonanza.
Revealed: How much you will spend on buying presents this Christmas
The majority of Irish online shoppers will spend over €300 on their Christmas shopping, with almost a quarter intending to spend more than last year. Some 81pc of e-shoppers will fork out an average of €305 to buy presents for their nearest and dearest, according to a recente...
Consumer spending growth slows to its weakest in 17 months
According to the latest Visa’s Irish Consumer Spending Index (CSI), expenditure across all payment types (cash, cheques and electronic payments) rose by 4.3% year-on-year. This is down from 5% in September and the weakest increase since May 2015. The latest expansion was also slower than the average across the 26 months of the series to date.
Irish shoppers should rise up over UK retailers’ levy
Why do Irish online shoppers often pay about a fifth more than British shoppers for the same goods from the same online retailers? Is there a 20 per cent Paddy levy – or Plevy if you will – slapped on our feckless shoppers by proprietors across the water? It certainly feels that way.
Shops struggle as thousands cross Border for presents
Shoppers are set to flock across the Border in their thousands to buy Christmas presents. In addition, the collapse in sterling after the UK's vote to leave the EU is also hitting the sales in shops here. One-in-four adults has already gone to Northern Ireland or the UK to shop.
Ibec sets out proposals for responding to Brexit
Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today (November 14) called on the Government to introduce a suite of proposals to head off the worst consequences of Brexit and increased global uncertainty.
Marks & Spencer launch of their Christmas Food Collection
Marks & Spencer launch of their Christmas Food Collection. Marks & Spencer celebrated the launch of their Christmas Food Collection on last Wednesday, 9th November in the stunning surroundings of L’Ecrivain restaurant, Dublin 2.
Supervalu launch Christmas Charity Food Appeal
SuperValu has today launched their annual nationwide Christmas Charity Food Appeal. The Charity Food Appeal is held in association with St Vincent De Paul, The Simon Community and The Lions Club.
Aldi has some great household items coming soon
It's alway a good idea to keep an eye on the household goods which come into Aldi each week because there can be some great deals. And in the next few weeks you won't want to miss what they will have as they're ideal from Christmas presents. They range from small gifts to bigger...
Aldi Ireland donates 500,000 meals to charity through FoodCloud
Aldi Ireland today announced it has reached a significant milestone in donating 500,000 meals to charities through FoodCloud since the partnership began. This equates to a saving of over €700,000 for the charities and community groups involved.
Watch Aldi and Kevin the Carrot cheekily poke fun at John Lewis Christmas 2016 advert
Aldi have responded to the hype surrounding the John Lewis Christmas advert. In new footage released today starring Kevin the Carrot, it appears as though the supermarket giant is cheekily poking fun at the fuss made over the retailer.
New EuroSpar supermarket opens in Kinnegad
A brand new EuroSpar in Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath has opened, boosting the local economy with plans to completely overhaul the site and bring a new shopping experience to the local area. Once refurbishment is complete, the new store will be substantially increased in size, and designed...
New Dealz store for Killarney
Low-cost franchise Dealz has announced plans to open a second outlet in Killarney, to go along with its store on the town’s Main Street. The new store, on the site of the former Homebase store, is set to open later this month at the Deerpark Retail Park, according to a report by Radio Kerry.
Argos are releasing Black Friday deals on November 14 with 13 days of bargains
Argos have revealed their Black Friday bonanza is kicking off on November 18 with 13 days of bargains right up to and including Cyber Monday. The retailer is offering deals across the whole period as Irish shoppers look for the best present prices ahead of Christmas.
Sainsbury’s profits fall again
There is disappointment for Sainsbury’s this week as the retailer’s interim report for 2016 revealed a drop in profits, with a further slide predicted for the second half of 2016. In its report for the 28 weeks to 24 September 2016, Sainsbury reports a 1% drop in like-for-like sales...
Dundalk's Sinead wins at Tesco Ireland Values Awards
Sinead Ryan a colleague from the Tesco Dundalk Extra Store was one of the big winners at the 2016 Tesco Ireland Values Awards. Sinead took home the coveted trophy for ‘Dot Com Colleague of the Year.’ This category recognises colleagues who deliver a fantastic service to Our Dot...
Eason to open new store in Limerick's Crescent Shopping Centre
Eason has announced that it is to open a new store in Limerick’s Crescent Shopping Centre, creating 20 jobs in the process. The bookseller is investing upwards of €500,000 in opening the store, bringing to three the number it operates in Limerick as well as the O’Connell Street...
Liquidator appointed to clothing retailer American Apparel
The High Court has appointed a provisional liquidator to the American Apparel clothing retailer in Dublin city centre. Mr Justice Paul Gilligan appointed insolvency practitioner Kieran Wallace, of KPMG, as provisional liquidator on Wednesday to American Apparel Ireland Ltd, which operates...
Irish performance drives 9% annual sales growth at Primark
Sales at discount retailer Primark rose by 9%, on a constant currency basis, in its latest financial year — largely driven by growth at its Irish operations. Primark — owned by diversified multinational group Associated British Foods (ABF) — trades in Ireland under the Penneys brand.
Skechers retail stores create 250 jobs in the Irish market
The Skechers retail store franchise has gone from strength to strength in the Irish market over the last six years. This week in Waterford, the doors open to retail store number fifteen, located at 1 - 2 Broad Street.
'We’re stocking up in massive quantities' - Northern stores brace themselves for influx of Republic shoppers
Outlets and shops north of the border have experienced a “significant double-digit growth” in trade since Brexit, Independent.ie has learned. Growth looks set to continue, with the sterling falling sharp against the euro meaning shoppers can get much better value in the northern aisles.
Shoppers in North stay at home amid Brexit concerns
Worries about Brexit may be dampening consumers’ enthusiasm to hit the shops in the North a leading trade body is warning as new figures show fewer people went out shopping in towns and cities last month.
Northern Irish footfall declines, despite a resurgance in cross-border shopping
New research has found that footfall fell on Northern Ireland's high streets last month, despite a surge in shoppers from the Republic of Ireland heading North in search of deals. 5% less people were out and about shopping during the month, this is the second month in a row which...