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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 

 

Private Label Accounts For ‘More Than Half’ Of Irish Grocery Purchases

New research from Kantar Worldpanel has found that private-label sales now account for more than half (54%) of grocery purchases in Ireland. According to market-share data for the 12-week period to 21 May, retailer own-brand sales are up 3.8% on the same period last year, while overall value…

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Amazon makes moves to start selling cars in Europe

Retail Excellence will this week attend and represent Irish retailers at the Global eCommerce Summit in Barcelona, according to a statement it issued today (13 June). Now in its 9th season, the Global eCommerce Summits mission is to ‘stimulate and advance business to consumer digital commerce through advocacy…

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Most Irish Adults Order Take-Away Food On A Regular Basis

Take-aways play a significant role in the eating behaviour of adults, with 8 in 10 (80%) claiming to regularly order take-away food. Incidence levels of ordering peak amongst those aged 18-24, where some 97% claim to regularly order take-aways. This research, conducted on behalf of Retail Intelligence…

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Slowdown Of Consumer Spending Continues With Modest 0.6% Increase

Visa’s Irish Consumer Spending Index measured a modest 0.6% increase of Irish consumer spending for May 2017. Although there is still positive growth occurring, the growth has slowed down immensely since last year the at this time. This number compares to a 0.7% increase from April of 2017…

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Retail Excellence Represents Irish Industry At Global eCommerce Summit

Retail Excellence will this week attend and represent Irish retailers at the Global eCommerce Summit in Barcelona, according to a statement it issued today (13 June). Now in its 9th season, the Global eCommerce Summits mission is to ‘stimulate and advance business to consumer digital commerce through advocacy…

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CSNA Conference calls for innovation and planning in retail industry

Dermot Griffin of Premier Lotteries opened the 2017 CSNA conference this week with the clear message that innovation and planning is key to driving sales. The Lottery operator is targeting massive growth to €1billion at retail by 2020. Griffin urged retailers to use the new lottery information dashboard…

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Kantar Worldpanel: Tesco regains second place

Kantar Worldpanel’s latest grocery market share figures show that, while SuperValu remains in the top spot, Tesco has once again edged into second place, which was previously held by Dunnes Stores during the past two studies. The research shows that SuperValu currently controls 22.5% of the grocery…

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Amazon makes moves to start selling cars in Europe

Amazon is reportedly hiring staff in Europe with an eye to rolling out a car sales service in the next year. According to German publicationAutomobilwoche, Christoph Möller, a former car industry business analyst at the Oliver Wyman firm, has been tapped to lead the internet retail giant’s move…

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Off-licences call for alcohol excise duty cut to curb Brexit effects

The umbrella group for off-licences has called for a cut in excise duty on alcohol to curb the rise in cross-Border shopping as a result of Brexit. In a pre-budget submission, the National Off-Licence Association (NOffLA) said Ireland remained the most expensive country in the European Union in…

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Aldi and Lidl bring their low cost offering to the US

A decades-long supermarket battle in Europe is moving to the US, adding to the competitive pressure in an industry embroiled in a deflation-fuelled price war. Aldi, known for low prices on its private-label items, plans to spend $3.4 billion over the next five years to open 900 supermarkets…

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From online shopping to student accommodation – how the pound plunge impacts the Irish consumer

Every cloud has a silver lining, and the day after the UK’s surprise election results, the Irish consumers’ is the consequent drop in Sterling. Currency markets hate uncertainty and the UK’s nose-dived as it became clear that a hung parliament was in the offing. While they sort themselves out across the water…

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SuperValu Wins the Grand Prix at The Sockies

SuperValu picked up the Grand Prix award as well as three other awards at the annual Sockies. The retailer also won Best use of Facebook (In-house team managed); Best Digital Video campaign and Best In-House Social Media team. This year more than 800 nominations were submitted to the Sockies by…

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