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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. 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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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.

 

Retail is an ‘Exciting, Dynamic and Rewarding Career’ says Retail Ireland Boss

Retail Ireland is planning to promote working in retail as an ‘exciting, dynamic and rewarding career’ according to its 2020 strategy. Speaking with Fora.ie, its new chairman Willie O’Byrne said, “so many people associate retail with when they’re working while they’re in college or at the beginning…

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Over half of Irish consumers purchase sliced ham every week, research shows

Over 8 in 10 (83%) adults claim to typically purchase sliced ham, with almost 6 in 10 (56%) of these purchasing at least once a week. This research, conducted on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy Research, amongst a nationally representative sample of 1,018 adults aged 18+, sought …

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Research shows Irish consumers expect more from in-store technology

Recent research entitled ‘The Forgotten Shop Floor’ which was conducted by Fujitsu Ireland has found that Irish shoppers expect more from their in-store retail technology experience. It outlined that almost three quarters of the respondents said that they ‘trust online retailers to deliver a better …

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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.

 

One in five Irish people are regular gluten free shoppers: Bord Bia

Gluten free has now gone mainstream with one in five (20%) Irish people shopping for gluten free food regularly, according to new Bord Bia research. In fact, the gluten free market in Ireland is estimated to be worth some €66 million, experiencing a 36% increase since last year…

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‘Significant Improvement’ in Consumer Confidence so far in 2017

Behaviour & Attitudes has published its latest Consumer Confidence Tracker for the first quarter of 2017. The report finds ‘significant improvement’ in consumer confidence during that period, with the macro economy in particular seeing extremely positive results. GNP and GDP are at their…

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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. 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.

Three quarters of adults will buy an Easter Egg this Easter

Three quarters (75%) of adults will buy an Easter egg this Easter, with those aged 35-44 (82%) most likely to purchase. Recent research on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy Research, amongst a nationally representative sample of 1,067 adults aged 18+, sought to understand…

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Tobacco: Plain packaging confirmed for 2017

This has been a long time coming. The government has confirmed its plans to bring forward legislation to introduce standardised packaging across all brands and varieties. What this means is from 30 September 2017, all tobacco manufactured for sale in Ireland must be in this type of…

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‘Today’s Women in Grocery’ Networking lunch to take place in May

The ‘Today’s Women in Grocery’ networking lunch will take place at the InterContinental Hotel Ballsbridge on Friday, 19 May. The event, which will attract many senior leaders across the grocery sector, will feature speakers including, Louise Ryan, Managing Director, Irish Distillers Pernod…

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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.

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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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.

Irish firms leave offline business behind as ‘Amazon effect’ starts to take hold

Companies are ditching offline business as new research shows that online sales in Ireland doubled in the last two years, from 17pc to 33pc. This is expected to rise to 40pc this year, as Irish people gradually switch to online channels to shop and do business.

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Retail and hospitality profits rise but gender pay gap widens, Dáil hears

Profits in the retail and hospitality sectors have risen to more than 40 per cent above pre-crash levels while the gender pay gap has widened, the Dáil has heard.

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Mastercard expands QKR! For retailers and on-the-go consumers

Mastercard have announced that it will expand Qkr! with Masterpass, a mobile order-ahead and payment platform developed by Mastercard Labs, to six new markets and add new functionality to eliminate the traditional bar tab at a bar, club or restaurant.

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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.

Kraft Heinz withdraws offer to merge with Unilever

US food company Kraft Heinz Co withdrew its proposal for a $143bn (€134bn) merger with larger rival Unilever Plc, the companies said today, raising questions about Kraft’s next steps and whether it could turn its focus to another target.

Kraft had made a surprise offer for Unilever in a bid to build a global consumer goods behemoth that was flatly rejected on Friday by Unilever, the maker of Lipton tea and Dove soap.

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Kerry Group Delivers ‘Record Cash Generation’ In 2016

Kerry Group has published its statement of results for the year ended 31 December 2016, announcing that it achieved ‘good business volume growth momentum in a competitive market environment’ and ‘delivered a strong financial performance including record cash generation in 2016’.

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SPAR IRELAND ANNOUNCES NEW €1 MILLION ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN FOR ITS HEALTHY EATING INITIATIVE, SPAR BETTER CHOICES

An investment of more than €1 million has gone into SPAR Ireland’s new advertising campaign to showcase its healthy eating initiative, SPAR Better Choices.

The campaign includes the launch of two adverts, one featuring Republic of Ireland football captain, Seamus Coleman, and the other featuring model and mum-of-two, Claudine Keane.

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Four More Stores Vote To Join Tesco Ireland Strike

Four more Tesco Ireland stores have voted to join in the Mandate Trade Union strike action that is currently sweeping across Ireland over contract disputes.

Twenty stores in total have now chosen to get involved with the strike, which started on Valentine’s Day.

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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.

Irish consumer spending increases in January

The latest data from Visa’s Irish Consumer Spending Index, which measures expenditure across all payment types (cash, cheques and electronic payments), signalled a +4.0% increase in household spending year-on-year in January.

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Battle in the supermarket aisles: Dunnes takes top spot

Dunnes Stores has leapfrogged SuperValu to take the lead in the Republic’s never-ending battle for supermarket supremacy. The latest share figures from Kantar Worldpanel covering the 12 weeks to the end of January will also make for happy reading for Aldi, which was the strongest performing of the big five supermarkets leading it to overtake its main rival Lidl.

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Figures show online retail replacing high street shopping

Online shopping is gradually replacing face-to-face spending, as the growth in consumer spending continues to slow. The latest figures from Visa’s Irish consumer spending index show a 4% increase in household spending, year-on-year, in January. However, the rate of growth remains…

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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.

Recent research shows majority of consumers read food packaging before purchase

84% of consumers will review the ingredients or nutritional information on food packaging before they purchase it. Recent research on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy Research, amongst a nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults aged 18+, sought to identify how much…

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Research: advertising spend reaps tangible net return

A new report by Core Media and the Association of Advertisers in Ireland has revealed that every €1 invested in advertising in Ireland delivers a net return on investment of €5.44 for marketers. Marketing Multiplied outlines the importance of marketing for economic activity as it provides…

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Lettuce, tomatoes and broccoli could be off the menu as supply problems beginning to bite

Consumers have been dealt a fresh blow as European shortages have led to a reduced supply of lettuce and other vegetables to Ireland. Supermarkets across the country are experiencing unusual supply issues with severe weather in parts of Europe having made life difficult in supplying many household groceries.

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Retail at a Glance – A snapshot of the last week in Retail

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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.

SuperValu takes top Christmas spot above Dunnes Stores

The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland revealed that SuperValu regained top spot as the largest supermarket over Dunnes Stores, increasing its market share to 22.8%, nudging its rival out by the slightest of margins, which was at 22.7%.

The two Irish giants were level at the beginning of December at 22.5% each.

Despite being edged into second place, Dunnes continued to perform well with Christmas sales almost 5% higher than in 2015.

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Almost 4 in 10 Adults Confident Their Spending Will Increase in 2017

Almost 4 in 10 (37%) adults claim they are confident that their spending levels will increase in 2017. Recent research on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy Research, amongst a nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults aged 18+, sought to understand who is more likely to feel confident as we enter 2017 and which groups are less confident of their financial standing.

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E-commerce accelerates, but savvy Irish shoppers look to UK for bargains

Household spending in Ireland continued to decline in the closing months of 2016, with face-to-face shopping falling as shoppers sought bargains online in the UK, according to data from Visa.

The latest data from Visa’s Irish Consumer Spending Index – which measures spend across all payment types such as cash, cheques and electronic payments – showed that spending was up 3.9pc in December over November.

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