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Irish Retail at a Glance

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Body wash most frequently purchased personal care item

Body wash is the most frequently purchased personal care item amongst adults with almost 7 in 10 (68%) claiming to purchase once a month or more often and almost a third (32%) buying once every 2-3 weeks.

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Ibec Launches Brexit Negotiation Proposals

Ibec has launched a set of proposals aimed at progressing EU-UK negotiations and limiting the negative impact of Brexit on businesses and the wider economy. In advance of the launch of Brexit: Challenges With Solutions, Ibec CEO Danny McCoy said the surprise UK election…

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Irish Retailers Fear Hard Brexit Will Lead To Inflation, Tariffs

Irish retailers fear that there will be a hard Brexit, which could result in possible cost inflation and tariffs, according to speakers at an event held in PwC this week. Over 120 retail leaders met at the event in Dublin, which focused on assessing the risks associated with Brexit, and trying to…

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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. 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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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.

 

Bus strike: Cork businesses ‘losing €50m in revenue’

There may not be tumbleweeds rolling down Patrick Street but the impact that the strike by Bus Éireann drivers is having on business in Cork city is more than evident. Many traders are reporting footfall is down by 25 per cent and revenues estimated to be…

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BWG Foods MD Willie O’Byrne takes over at Retail Ireland

Willie O’Byrne, managing director of BWG Foods, has been elected as the new chairman of Retail Ireland, a body affiliated to employers’ group Ibec. Mr O’Byrne will serve a two-year term. He replaces Conor Whelan, who recently stepped down as managing…

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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.

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

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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.

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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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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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.

Research shows that 84% of Irish adults monitor the foods they eat

Almost one in two (45%) adults will claim to regularly treat themselves after a long day despite high levels of food monitoring being undertaken by the population. Recent research on behalf of Retail Intelligence by Empathy Research, amongst a nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults…

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Bord Bia: Majority of consumers believe in “shopping local”

Bord Bia hosted its annual Small Business Open Day this week, at which more than 200 small businesses gathered to hear a series of panel discussions from experts in a range of related fields. Some of the talks included challenges and opportunities facing the food and drink sector in…

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Brexit vote and online sales hit retailers

Irish retail sales fell in December once car sales are stripped out, with signs cross-border shopping amid Black Friday sales hit activity in the run-up to Christmas. Figures from the Central Statistics Office show that when the motor trades are excluded, there was a decrease of 2.7pc in the…

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