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Research shows that 84% of Irish adults monitor the foods they eat
Almost one in two (45%) adults will claim to regularly treat themselves after a long day despite high levels of food monitoring being undertaken by the population. Recent research on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy Research, amongst a nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults...
Bord Bia: Majority of consumers believe in “shopping local”
Bord Bia hosted its annual Small Business Open Day this week, at which more than 200 small businesses gathered to hear a series of panel discussions from experts in a range of related fields. Some of the talks included challenges and opportunities facing the food and drink sector in...
Brexit vote and online sales hit retailers
Irish retail sales fell in December once car sales are stripped out, with signs cross-border shopping amid Black Friday sales hit activity in the run-up to Christmas. Figures from the Central Statistics Office show that when the motor trades are excluded, there was a decrease of 2.7pc in the...
Irish retail sales post lowest annual growth since 2013
Irish retail sales posted their lowest annual growth in three years in December, pulled down by sales of electrical goods that slumped by 23% after a November "Black Friday" sales boost, data showed on Friday.
Over two-thirds of Checkout Conference delegates say SuperValu ‘doing the most to support Irish’
Well over two thirds (69.9%) of attendees at the Checkout Conference, in association with dunnhumby, believe that SuperValu is the supermarket doing the most to support Irish suppliers. Approximately 250 delegates at the annual retailer conference, made up of...
Paul O’Connell launches Aldi’s sponsorship of community games
Aldi Ireland today announced a new three year partnership with Community Games, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017, that will see Aldi provide a significant six-figure investment to become its title sponsor.
EAMON QUINN: Glanbia and Tesco put focus on big food deals
Two separate deals yesterday sparked foods shares into life, as Glanbia eyed a big cheese expansion in the US, while Tesco unexpectedly unveiled a €4.3bn purchase of restaurants supplier Booker. Glanbia announced “late-stage” plans for its third cheese operation in the US, involving a $400m (€373m) joint-venture plant in Michigan.
Ballymun site goes to Lidl
Discount supermarket chain Lidl is set to build a new store in Ballymun on a €2.5 million site just off Main Street on Balcurris Road. The development will consist of a Lidl outlet, four other retail units and 150 student apartments.
Lidl to host Valentine's Singles' Shopping Night
Feeling a Lidl bit lonely and sick and tired of shopping for one? Well you could be in luck... the luck of love. Because for one night only, walking down the aisle in search of those tasty budget frankfurters could actually lead to, well, walking down the aisle!
Lidl expansion plan passed despite Tesco opposition
German discount retailer Lidl has won the latest round in its ongoing planning battle with Tesco, by winning approval from An Bord Pleanála to build a new shop in Edenderry. Over the past 12 months Tesco has unsuccessfully opposed the opening of six new Lidl shops.
Why do people object to Lidl and Aldi in their towns?
In Castleknock, Dublin 15, there is a plan for a €15 million commercial development that would create 40 jobs and bring much-needed business the village. But local politicians and many locals are completely opposed to it. Five minutes away, a similar plan for an Aldi was blocked in Clonsilla.
€12.5m Tesco premises is a 'risk-free' investment
In 2010 there were just two investment deals completed in Ireland, one of which was the pre-funding of the new Tesco Supermarket in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, by the Israeli investor Igal Ahouvi.
Iceland Foods to open three new Irish stores
The competition in the Irish budget supermarket sector will only intensify in 2017, as Iceland Foods ploughs ahead with its plans to open at least three new outlets here this year. Stores in Tallaght, Galway and an undisclosed location are on the way, bringing 75 job opportunities with them.
Eason starts new chapter with Dublin store in Clare Hall
The books retailer Eason is planning to expand with the opening of a new store in the Clare Hall shopping centre in north Dublin in March. A total of 30 new jobs will be created at the retailer when the new outlet is combined with a store in Limerick’s Crescent shopping centre that opened...
Ireland boosts Dixons-Carphone’s festive trading
A surge in sales of large-screen televisions and smart fitness watches helped boost the performance of electrical consumer goods retailer Dixons-Carphone in Ireland over the Christmas period.
Sales at Ralph Lauren’s Irish outlet hit €210k a week
A Ralph Lauren firm that operates a factory outlet store in Kildare Village posted revenues of over €210,000 a week. New figures lodged by the Irish arm of the US luxury brand show that the firm increased its revenues by 15% to €10.96m in the 53 weeks to early April last year.
Littlewoods Ireland profits rise on strong advertising push
Pretax profits more than doubled at Littlewoods’ Irish unit last year as turnover jumped 9.7 per cent, newly filed accounts for its parent Shop Direct Ireland Limited show. The home shopping retailer, which also offers financial services, ditched its famous print catalogue in May 2015...
Penneys to anchor new €70m shopping centre in Carlow
Fashion retailer Penneys is set to anchor a new € 70 million shopping centre in Carlow. A number of other retailers, both international and national, are also in talks to locate at Carlow Central shopping centre, property group Lexeme said. The centre is set to open in 2018.
More than €20m to be spent on next phase of Galway’s Gateway Shopping Park
The pent up demand for spacious new stores in Galway is finally to trigger a further round of construction activity. The new owners of the Gateway Shopping Park at Knocknacarra on the western suburbs of the city are to spend more than €20 million on a second phase...