Monthly Archives: November 2015

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Irish Retail at a Glance

RETAIL

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.

Retail Ireland predicts best Christmas since 2008

There are fresh signs that Irish consumers are ready to spend money again, with a new report from a leading retail umbrella group predicting the best Christmas period since 2008. However, spending will still be significantly down on levels before the economic collapse pointing to a lost decade for consumers and retailers.

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Busy festive season to set Irish retailers’ tills ringing

The tills are set to ring out this Christmas with retailers predicting one of the busiest festive seasons in years. The latest Retail Ireland Monitor suggests the economy will see the biggest boost in spending since 2008 as the budget changes to the Universal Social Charge kick-in, while the weak euro is also set to attract more tourists to Ireland.

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Ireland’s Retailers Unveil Christmas Ad Campaigns

With Haloween now a distant memory, Ireland’s top retailers are adopting different strategies when it comes to the unveiling of their Christmas marketing campaigns,Checkout has discovered. Lidl was first out of the blocks this year, with its Christmas TV campaign going live the day after Halloween, November 1.

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A night with CPM and three Soccer Legends

Last night CPM held an exclusive Client Evening with Soccer Legends Jason McAteer, Ronnie Whelan and David Fairclough.

They talked us through their winning performances over the years and had loads of funny stories. They discussed the importance of motivation for every team, the role of managers in soccer, the landscape of football nowadays and compared it to the days when they used to be running around the pitch. It was a great night full of soccer and laughs!

It was an honour to have welcomed these great soccer legends in our office and we would like to extend our gratitude to all the attendees for making it such a great night.

Have a look at some pics of the night:

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How to turn stale inventory into cash?

Slow-moving merchandise can become a headache and a challenge for retailers as it represents cash tied up in inventory. Holding on to static stock is a costly business practice, as that item that is not selling takes up valuable space in your store (which fast-selling products could fill generating more profits for your business). Stale inventory also gives to your customers the wrong impression that the store has nothing new.

EuroTill460Overstocked items, sourcing the wrong products and outdated merchandise are usually the main reasons why retailers have to deal with slow-moving merchandise.

If you are struggling to sell some items in your store, read the following tips and learn how to convert your stale inventory into cash:

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