Monthly Archives: February 2016

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Body Language for Salespeople

For salespeople it’s very important to master the art of communication. Ironically, only a small percentage of communication involves actual words: 7%, to be exact. While 55% of communication is visual (body language, eye contact) and 38% is vocal (pitch, speed, volume, tone of voice).

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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.

‘War On Sugar’ Announced By Major Parties Ahead Of 2016 General Election

Several of the major political parties in Ireland have pledged to introduce a levy on sugar- sweetened drinks should they emerge victorious from this week’s General Election, as part of their plans to tackle obesity.

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75% Of Consumers Purchase Spirits In Supermarkets

According to the latest Consumer Insights report from Empathy Research, supermarkets are by far the most popular place to buy spirits, with three out of every four (75%) spirit buyers purchasing them there. Independent off-licences place second with 22%, while discounters are the choice of 19%.

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‘Our shops should give a window to the Irish soul’

The man who made Clerys windows come to life is now on a one-person mission to improve the standards of window dressing in Ireland’s store fronts. Gerhard Scully was responsible for window dressing for 25 of his 37 years at the iconic O’Connell Street store, where he was Sales and Merchandising Manager.

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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.

Ireland reaches milestone with contactless transactions

New figures show one million contactless transactions are made in Ireland every week. Visa says contactless growth is accelerating the shift from cash to electronic payments. The contactless payment limit has increased from €15 to €30 since October last year.

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Grocery retail market continues strong growth into 2016

The Irish grocery retail market has continued its strong growth into the new year, with shopper spend increasing by 3.8% for the 12 weeks to the end of January. This compares with growth of 3.5% for the sector over the Christmas period.

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Irish grocery market continues rapid growth, as shoppers spend more

Latest figures show the Irish supermarket sector is continuing to grow, with consumer spend increasing 3.8% over the past 12 weeks. The share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland show SuperValu remains the number one retailer, capturing 25% of the grocery market.

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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.

Consumer spending increased in January – Visa

Following a record December, the latest figures from the Visa Europe Consumer Spending Index show that the Christmas rush was no fluke. There was no slowdown in consumer spending in January, with a year-on-year increase of 7.2% across all payment methods. With the increase of 6.5% back in December, we can see that growth is most definitely in action.

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Should Ireland follow France and ban disposal of waste food by supermarkets?

How many not-quite-past-it food items will you throw in the bin this weekend before heading straight to the supermarket to restock the fridge and every cupboard? Irish households reportedly spend about €700 million a year on food that ultimately gets dumped.

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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.

 

Grocery goods regulations signed into law

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton has signed into law an initial set regulations aimed at regulating certain practices in the grocery goods sector. The Department states the aim of these regulations is to rebalance relationships between different players in the grocery goods sector, and ensure that dealings in the sector are fair and sustainable and operate in the interests of jobs, consumers and sustainable safe food.

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FDII: Regulations Will Create A ‘Fair Trading Environment’

Ibec group Food & Drink Industry Ireland has welcomed the signing into law of new grocery regulations by Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton, saying the regulations “present a unique opportunity to create a fair trading environment in the Irish grocery sector.”

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Study shows less Irish people are eating fat, salt and sugar through reformulation

Significant reductions in fat, sugar, salt, and calories have been achieved through reformulation that included changing the recipes of some of Ireland’s most popular foods and drinks. A report, described as a world-first on changes to a nation’s diet, examined data on 600 products from 14 of the country’s major food and drink companies.

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