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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.

 

More Irish people opting for supermarket own label products over the household name brands

Irish people are turning away from big name brands in favour of supermarket own label products, new figures show. A study by Kantar Worldpanel found that homegrown favourites like Avonmore, Brennans and Denny are still hugely popular with Irish consumers.

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Most Irish Adults Cook Ethnic Food At Home Regularly

Almost 7 in 10 (69%) adults cook ethnic foods at home regularly, with Italian food the most likely to be cooked, with just over half (55%) of adults claiming to cook Italian food. Chinese (41%), Indian (31%), Mexican (27%) and Thai (18%) food also prove to be extremely popular foods to cook…

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Growth in retail sales slows amid fall-off in new car sales

Retail sales grew at their slowest pace in three years in April amid a significant fall-off in new car sales. The Brexit-related weakness in sterling has depressed the sale of new cars here with more consumers opting to buy cheaper used imports from the UK.

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Late Easter drives growth in April’s retail sales

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the sector, today welcomed the continued growth in retail sales as evidenced by the April sales numbers released by the Central Statistics Office this morning, but highlighted that the uneven nature of the performance across the retail categories…

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Retail Ireland Pleased With Growth But Cautious Of Inconsistencies

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the retail sector in Ireland, has welcomed the continued growth in retail sales, as shown in April sales numbers released by the country’s Central Statistics Office.

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These are the Irish brands most likely to be in your shopping trolley

The brands that you are most likely to chuck into your shopping trolley have been revealed – and the company that carried out the survey said that more of us are starting to go for own-brand supermarket goods.

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Value drop in pound boosts Irish sales

Almost all categories of retail sales are posting increases helped by the drop in the value of sterling against the euro which is pulling down the prices of many goods in Irish shops. CSO figures showed by volume all but two categories of retail sales posted gains in April from a year earlier…

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Brexit will hit online buying hard, says Revenue chief

Online shopping deliveries from the UK will be subject to the same costs as a package from the US or Asia following Brexit, the chairman of the Revenue board, Niall Cody, has said. Mr Cody was speaking about the effects of Brexit on cross-Border commerce at the Oireachtas Finance…

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Positive economic conditions supporting Irish retail sector

Commercial property specialists, CBRE today released their latest Retail Marketview report for the first quarter of 2017 focussing on recent trends and transactions in the retail sector of the Irish commercial property market.

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Retail excellence partners with Twitter

Retail Excellence has this week partnered with Twitter to provide training and support for over 100 member retailers across different sectors from fashion to electrical, food and pharmacy.

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DPD Ireland taps into appetite for online grocery shopping

Courier DPD Ireland is spending €500,000 on an expansion into the food delivery business in a bid to tap into the potential growth offered by online grocery shopping. DPD has added chilled and frozen storage at its newly-expanded facility in Athlone, Co Westmeath, whose systems connect…

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Growing Connections at Today’s Women in Grocery event

The ‘Today’s Women in Grocery’ group was created by the Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund as a platform for women in grocery to grow their connections, learn from leading inspirational women and discuss issues of concern and network with each other. The event has a key focus on…

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Tesco Ireland opens new Dublin store

Tesco Ireland has opened a new store in Airside Retail Park, Swords, which is the retailer’s 149th store in Ireland. Tesco now employs over 13,000 people in Ireland, and the new supermarket in north Dublin will create an additional 85 jobs.

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Musgrave pays €9m for SuperValu Wicklow store

Food retailer and wholesaler Musgrave has outbid a number of Irish and European funds to buy the Bray, Co Wicklow, store rented by its subsidiary company SuperValu.

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Aldi’s Longford Town store team provides a dash of colour in support of Ireland’s cancer patients

Injecting some colour into the summer is Aldi’s Longford Town store team, taking part in the Irish Cancer Society’s Colour Dash sponsored by Aldi at Doorly Park, Sligo on Sunday, May 28. Colour Dash sponsored by Aldi is a 5km race where colourful paint representing different types of…

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M&S insists ‘depressed’ clothing sales on the mend

Retailer Marks & Spencer said improving profit margins and steady market share showed its struggling clothing business was on the mend, despite a 10% drop in annual earnings and sliding sales in the latest quarter.

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Topaz in €1m deal to snap up photo market

Forecourt operator Topaz is investing €1m in the rollout of 50 new photo booths across its nationwide network in a venture to make online passport renewal applications easier. Ireland’s largest fuel retailer has partnered with Photo-Me in a five-year deal to roll out ID-compliant…

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Harvey Norman Irish stores in profit after years of losses

Harvey Norman’s Irish stores posted an overall operating profit last year after the Australian household goods retailer had accumulated huge losses of €120m in Ireland over several years during the economic crisis.

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Dixons Carphone’s Seb James on 4Q 2016/17: continued to grow our business and maintained very high levels of customer satisfaction

Another year of growth for Dixons Carphone. In the UK & Ireland, like-for-like revenues in the full year improved by approximately 3% as a result of sales successfully transferred from closed stores and sales disruptions. This mainly benefited UK&I electricals, where like-for-like revenues…

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UK card chain to open trial Irish shops

UK high street retailer Card Factory has said that it plans to open a number of trial stores in Ireland later this year. It told shareholders of the plan at its annual general meeting in London yesterday.
The stock market-listed chain has been plotting an entry into the Irish market for a number…

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Why are 20% of Sligo shops lying empty?

More than one in five retail outlets in Sligo’s town centre is vacant. Figures from commercial real estate firm CBRE show that Killarney has also seen an increase in vacancy rates though not on the same level as Sligo, which witnessed a 7.7 per cent rise in the number of vacant shop units over the last three month.

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Grocer Musgrave bags top Marketing Awards

Food chain Musgrave has landed a number of gongs at this year’s Ulster Grocer Marketing Awards. The business, which owns brands such as SuperValu and Centra, won the honours at an event at the Culloden Hotel, outside Belfast.

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