Monthly Archives: August 2015

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Would you like to pay with a selfie?

Those who master the art of taking selfies will be glad to hear about this new feature that is been tested and will allow customers to pay with their face

Over the last years we’ve seen how companies have developed innovative payment systems, in order to offer faster and more secure payment methods. Great examples are contactless payment systems and mobile payment.

But we are about to witness how another payment method is added to the options already available. Facial recognition payment systems are being tested by several companies in order to improve, speed up and protect the payment experience. And what can be more personalize than paying with your face?
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Irish Retail at a Glance

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CPM, Ireland’s leading field sales company, takes 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. If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter which will include all Retail articles for the previous month, including “Retail at a Glance” subscribe today.

 

77% primarily use supermarkets to purchase alcohol

More than three quarters of Irish consumers (77%) primarily purchase alcohol from supermarkets, while fewer than one in ten purchase from independent off-licences most often, according to the latest Consumer Insights report from Empathy Research.

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Breakfast briefing: Retail news on Tesco, Big W and Liberty

Retail news round-up on August 21, 2015: Liberty’s new fashion buying director, Big W boss quits and Tesco’s online wine club shut

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Poll: Do you think it’s too early for Christmas shopping?

BROWN THOMAS IS opening its Christmas market today…four months before Christmas arrives. It says: “A dedicated space in each store will be transformed into a festive Christmas market – filled with Christmas trees and trim, beautiful decorations, crackers and festive food.”

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Irish Retail at a Glance

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CPM, Ireland’s leading field sales company, takes 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. If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter which will include all Retail articles for the previous month, including “Retail at a Glance” subscribe today.

Should you be worried about your identity being stolen when shopping online?

Nine out of ten Irish people fear that their identity will be stolen online, it has emerged. New research from Mediavest found that 90% of online users have become more worried that their personal data can be used against them.

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Revealed: Why airport retailers want to see your boarding pass

Airport retailers in Ireland can make VAT savings based on information obtained from passengers’ boarding cards.

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Irish retail chain Penneys makes history with first American store

“Amazing fashion, amazing prices” is the slogan for Penneys/Primark as it makes Irish retail history and brings its fast-fashion product to the US.

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How to make the most of holiday seasons?

Shopping during holiday seasons may not be the most looking-forward activity for the majority of consumers. Usually these periods of the year are characterized by long queues, untidy shelves, lack of staff and stock, among other ills.

During holidays, the companies that invest in strengthening their teams and services are the ones that provide a great experience to their customers. So don’t stay behind your competition and check out these tips to ensure a great service for your shoppers in the busiest times of the year.

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Irish Retail at a Glance

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CPM, Ireland’s leading field sales company, takes 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. If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter which will include all Retail articles for the previous month, including “Retail at a Glance” subscribe today.

Savvy shoppers splashing the cash again as economic recovery gets underway

The economic recovery is underway and shoppers splashing the cash again are contributing to the boost, new figures show. Savvy spenders are giving our economy a much needed shot in the arm after significant drops in consumer confidence since the recession began in 2008.

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Households spent more on restaurants, hotels and shopping last month, as consumer spending accelerated – Visa

Consumer spending on all payment types increased by just over 6pc year-on-year last month, improving on the 5.6pc increase in June, according to the latest Irish Consumer Spending Index from Visa Europe. Spending rose by close to 8pc on hotels, restaurants and bars, while shoppers also spent more on clothes and shoes, rising by 7.8pc year-on-year.

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How to recover from a bad sales call?

“Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats.” 

- Og Mandino

Every sales call is different: there are those extremely good, where it’s easy to agree the sale; those that can be more challenging and demand more effort to close the deal; and those that seem a total failure and can agitate your neutral state of mind.

A bad sales call can ruin your day if you don’t handle it the right way. But if you do, not only you’d be able to recover from it; you will also become a stronger and better salesperson. Here are a few simple steps to help you to recover from a bad sales call:

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Irish Retail a Glance

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CPM, Ireland’s leading field sales company, takes 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. If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter which will include all Retail articles for the previous month, including “Retail at a Glance” subscribe today.

Irish Products Earn Three Star Accolades At Great Taste Awards

Bewley’s, Cuinneog, Java Republic, James Whelan Butchers, Quinlan’s Kerry Fish and Ballyhoura Mushrooms were among the Irish companies earning a coveted three-star accolade at the Great Taste Awards, announced yesterday.

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How men and women differ at shopping

Buying brands on promotion continue to dominate purchase decisions in Ireland, the latest annual tracker of grocery shopper habits by Carat shows. Steady patterns are reported, with some category change along with some different preferences for men and women.

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Company ethics high on consumers’ list of priorities

Consumers are voting with their feet and with their wallets when it comes to meat and the ethical treatment of animals by food companies and their suppliers, new research from Mintel has revealed. In a survey, the results of which were published by Agriland.ie, 74 per cent of UK consumers agreed that the top issue when it comes to a company classifying itself as ethical was animal welfare.
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