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Irish Retail at a glance for this week

Irish Retail at a glance for this week

Posted by Katie Pilgrim on May 7, 2014, 6:54:23 PM

Irish Retail

CPM Ireland’s leading field sales company, take a look at the Irish retail news for this week. Every Wednesday we share the recent announcements. This is a one stop shop for all your Irish retail news.

Retail specialist makes another acquisition

A BUSINESS that helps shops make the most of their displays has made its second acquisition in six months as it continues to grow.

eXPD8, based in Orchard Street, in the Centre, has bought the field marketing division of Tradewins Ireland, building on its presence in the country and increasing group turnover to over £20 million.

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Ibec urges Government to ditch austerity target

The chief economist of the employers’ lobby, Ibec, has urged the Government to ignore the OECD’s advice that Ireland should stick to its adjustment targets, advising it instead to limit the impact of austerity in the next budget.

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Body scanner to find your perfect fit in clothes shop

BODY scanners that work out your exact size in clothes and online orders delivered directly into your car are among the innovations changing the way people shop.

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Eurozone growth, retail sales lift

Retail sales in the 18 countries that share the euro rose in March for the third straight month, a sign that consumer spending is set to aid the currency area's modest economic recovery.

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Retail Ireland urges Government to cut income tax

The lobby group Retail Ireland has called on the Government to cut income taxes, promote better regulation for the sector and do nothing to add to business costs.

Retail Ireland, which is part of the employers’ group, Ibec, said that even though the sector still faces many challenges, it has the potential to create 40,000 jobs over the next few years. Moreover, it is forecasting a 2% increase in consumer spending in 2014.

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‘The future of retail isn’t only about price’

Retailing is changing and retailers will have to change with it, says Lucy Neville-Rolfe

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Flight Centre plans to open Irish chain of travel agencies

Australian travel giant pays about €1.4m for Dublin company Travel Plan Corporate

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Black market boom as circulation of €50 notes increases

A HEFTY increase in the amount of larger bank notes in circulation over recent years appears to back up the suspicions of retailers in Ireland, who say the black market economy is booming.

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Do Karen Millen Have The Case Sewn Up As Dunnes Stores' Arguments Begin To Unravel?

In the long-running case of Karen Millen Fashions Ltd v Dunnes Stores, a case that centres on unregistered Community design rights, Advocate General Wathelet has now given some guidance on the meaning of "individual character", a concept which has traditionally been difficult to define.

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€2.2million export programme offers Irish companies ‘access’ to Scandinavian market

Food and drink companies from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland travelled to Sweden recently for the Scandinavian launch of the ‘Access 6’ export programme held at the Irish embassy.  The six companies from Ireland: Derrycamma Rapeseed Oil, Ferdia Fine Foods, Gallaghers Bakery, Nutri Snax, Rangeland Foods, Shalvey Poultry, are hoping to access Sweden, Norway and Denmark’s retail and foodservice markets which have a combined value of over €102 billion.

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Sales hike fails to whip Ann Summers into shape

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Postscript: Lidl makes a mark on social media

HOT on the footsteps of Tourism Ireland, a new star when it comes to social media management has emerged: Lidl. From a standing-start launch on Facebook four years ago, the retailer's European Facebook page has just topped a collective 10 million fans – and it's now the most popular food retailer on the site in Europe, beating wealthier behemoths like Tesco and El Corte Ingles.

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The Online Irish Craft Shopping Mall Brings Irish Craft Producers and American Consumers Together

An online Irish Craft shopping mall has been launched to help bring Craft Producers based in Ireland together with American craft lovers.

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Ladbrokes records lower revenues at its Irish operations

Bookmaker said over-the-counter amounts staked in Ireland fell by 2.9 per cent in the first quarter

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