Monthly Archives: March 2017

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.

New record for Contactless payments in Ireland

Contactless payments are surging in popularity as Irish consumers are making more than three million contactless payments with Visa debit cards every week, according to research released today. Usage has almost tripled since the end of March 2016 with weekly transactions…

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Retail Ireland launches comprehensive 2020 strategy document

Retailers in Ireland are planning a major injection of investment in people, skills, store refurbishments, and technology to address the significant competitive threats facing the industry from global online trading and Brexit, delegates heard today at the launch of “Shaping the Future…

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3 tips to manage sales stress

Sales can be a stressful occupation. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been working as a salesperson, stress can affect you at any time. However stress can have a positive or negative impact on your performance, depending on how it is managed.

To become a top sales performer it is important that you master how to remain calm in a stressful situation. A stressful circumstance managed in an accurate way can help to build competition and motivation.

If stress is getting the best of you, we recommend you to keep reading as we have gathered the following tips to help you cope with stress:

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Irish Retail at a Glance

irish 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.

Flahavans fends off Dairy Milk and Tayto to claim top spot in vote for Ireland’s favourite food brand

The Love Irish Food group has published the results from its latest favourites survey, with Flahavans, apple tart, dinner and Cork among the main winners across the different categories. THE LOVE IRISH Food group has published the results from its latest favourites survey…

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Irish food centre stage around the world for St Patrick’s Day

Trade meetings, retail promotions tastings, media events, advertising and social media are just some of the other export building activities Bord Bia is undertaking across cities in over 20 countries. From Michelin star chefs to some of the biggest retailers in Europe, Bord Bia…

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Promoting Irish food and drink to a global audience on St Patrick’s Day

Bord Bia is implementing “detailed plans” to showcase Irish food and drink to a global audience, as the world celebrates St. Patrick’s Day and everything Irish. Bord Bia says that it is maximising the opportunity, through its network of 13 overseas offices, to promote Irish food with a series of…

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Irish Retail at a Glance

irish 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.

Majority of Irish adults use discount coupons while shopping

Just over 8 in 10 (81%) adults claim to use discount coupons while shopping in-store with 6 in 10 (60%) claiming to check what retailers have on promotion before doing their weekly household shop.

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Irish consumer spending falls in February

The latest data from Visa’s Irish Consumer Spending Index, which measures expenditure across all payment types (cash, cheques and electronic payments), showed a -0.7% year-on-year fall in consumer spending, compared to a +3.9% rise in January.

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Consumers opting for online shopping over high street

Online shopping continues to outgrow traditional face-to-face transactions, according to latest data from Visa. Its Irish Consumer Spending Index shows a 0.7 per cent year-on-year fall in spending compared to a 3.9 per cent rise in January.

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POS communication in convenience stores

According to a research by him!, 2 in 3 shoppers don’t notice ANY point of purchase signs in convenience stores. The main reason is that brands transfer the best practice for POS communication from larger retail stores to smaller Convenience shops, where shoppers demonstrate different buying patterns.

As people shop differently in these two retail environments, it’s vital for brands to understand the main differences to maximise their brand exposure opportunities. Especially in the Irish market, where convenience stores are very popular among shoppers, who make on average 2.79 trips per week to these type of store.

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Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day in numbers

Given Saint Patrick’s Day is only one week away; at CPM we have gathered some figures around the national holiday.

The information is based on a survey conducted by Empathy Research. The survey was responded by 997 consumers.

Have a look at the infographic we’ve prepared with the key facts of the research:

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Irish Retail at a Glance

irish retail

CPM, Ireland’s leading field sales company, takes a look at the Irish retail news for this week. 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.

Over Six In 10 Adults Have Purchased Light Beer Before

Light beer appears to be making an impact on consumers with just over 6 in 10 (61%) adults claiming to have purchased light beer before, either in the off-trade or on-trade. Recent research on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy Research, amongst a nationally representative…

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Spending On Everyday Grocery Items Highest Since Recession Hit

Irish consumer confidence has risen as the amount Irish consumers spent on everyday grocery items, such as food, drinks and toiletries, increased year-on-year for the seventh consecutive quarter, according to Nielsen retail performance data released today (7 March.)

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Retail Ireland warns of ‘increasingly uncertain times’ as monthly retail sales jump over 2pc

The volume of retail sales increased by 2.2pc in the month of January 2017, reflecting an annual increase of 4.9pc. Not including motor trades, there was an increase of 1.5pc in the volume of retail sales in January when compared with December 2016.

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