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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.

Irish people spend €1 billion abroad with Visa cards last year

Irish people spent €1.36 billion abroad with Visa cards in 2015, an increase of 8 per cent on the previous year. The growth has been driven by the economic recovery and intense airline competition which has fuelled passenger growth.

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One In Five Will Purchase Alcohol When Travelling Abroad

Research conducted on behalf of Checkout by Empathy Research amongst a nationally representative sample of adults has found that just over one in five adults (22%) claim to always purchase alcohol at either an airport or shop at some point when travelling abroad.

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SFA Predict Euro 2016 Boost For Irish Economy

Patricia Callan, Director of the Small Firms Association, has said that Ireland will experience a major social and economic boost as a result of the national football team’s achievement in qualifying for the Euro 2016 Finals.

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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.

Early Easter helps to give Irish retail sector a boost

Strong grocery sales helped boost the retail sector in the first three months of the year, but experts have attributed the bounce to the early Easter rather than a sustained recovery.

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REI: Grocery Sector Leads Growth Of Retail Industry In Q1 2016

A strong performance from the Grocery sector in Q1 2016 has resulted in a positive performance for the retail industry overall, as it posted a 4.9% increase in sales year on year, according to the latest REI Irish Retail Industry Sales Review in conjunction with Grant Thornton.

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The right moves: “Pop up” stores on the rise

Older agents will have learned to dread the November enquiry seeking to rent a vacant premises on your books over Christmas.

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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.

A Fifth Of Consumers Believe Use-By Dates Are Only A ‘Guideline’

According to the latest Consumer Insights report from Empathy Research, one in 5 Irish consumers (21%) believe use-by dates are a ‘guideline’ and not a ‘deadline’. Breaking this down by way of gender, females (24%) are significantly more likely to believe the use-by date on a product is more of a guideline than a deadline, compared to males (18%).

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ISME: Retail Sector Still Struggling But Recovering Slowly

The results of the ISME Quarterly Business Trends Survey for the first quarter of 2016, released yesterday, show a disappointing turnaround in the sentiment of SME owners, with a worrying drop in the economic indicators tracked. Decreases in nine out of 12 indicators were recorded.

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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 Convenience Stores ‘The Best In Europe’, Study Finds

Ireland’s convenience and forecourt stores offer a level of service, quality and range that surpasses that of other European markets, according to a study produced by him! International ahead of next week’s Checkout Conference.

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Demand For Alternative Flavoured Ciders On The Increase

Following on from the launch of Bulmers ‘Forbidden Flavours’ last year, and given the plethora of flavour types available in the Cider category, the latest Consumer Insights report from Empathy Research has found that demand for ‘alternative’ cider flavours is on the increase.

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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 grocery market sales increase by 3.5% over Christmas period

The latest figures from Kantar show that SuperValu has retained its position as the largest grocery retailer in Ireland over the Christmas period. For the 12 weeks to 3 January 2016, including the busy Christmas period, year-on-year sales for the Irish retail grocery market grew by 3.5% according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel. This is the strongest growth in the Irish retail grocery sector since January 2009.

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Supermarkets sales grow at rate not seen since boom times

A happy Christmas for all the State’s major retailers saw the retail market grow by 3.5 per cent over the festive season as shoppers relaxed their purse strings. The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland for the 12 weeks to January 3rd point to a strong uplift for the Irish grocery market resulting in overall market growth not seen since January 2009.

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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.

Brand trust key for consumers according to Love Irish Food study

Price is no longer the key driving factor in the branded food and drink buying habits of Irish shoppers, according to new research. Trust in the brand, country of origin and local provenance are now the top priorities, according to the study commissioned by Love Irish Food.

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Half Of Irish People See Pre-Packed Meals From Delis As Better Value

According to the latest Consumer Insights report from Empathy Research, almost half (46%) of Irish adults think pre-packed meals prepared by a supermarket’s deli are better quality than branded pre-packed meals found on the shelves.

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Adults watch a day’s TV every week

TAM Ireland/Nielsen TV audience figures for last year show that the average Irish adult watches 3½ hours every day, or over 24 hours a week. It is two minutes more per day than in 2014. Live TV viewing as it is scheduled accounts for 90 per cent of all viewing time, with just 10 per cent time-shifted, with PVR recordings on Sky+, Virgin Horizon, VCR or DVD.

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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.

November sales ring up record high thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Monday

The latest Visa Europe Irish Consumer Spending Index reveals the largest growth in face-to-face spending, it has ever recorded, as Black Friday helped drive a 6.6% rise in spending last month.

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Retail Ireland releases Christmas Retail Monitor 2015

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the retail sector, today published its Christmas Retail Monitor 2015, with key indicators pointing to the best Christmas for the retail sector since 2008. The monitor tracks key trends across the economy and the sector to give an insight into how they are likely to impact the key Christmas trading period.

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Retail Ireland expects Christmas spending to rise to 2008 levels

Industry group Retail Ireland is predicting the country’s biggest December spending spree since Christmas since 2008. They reckon people will spend more than €4bn this month, compared to €3.9bn last year.

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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 shoppers happy to buy food on the verge of going off

Shoppers are deliberately seeking out deals whereby retailers sell off stock that is about to hit its sell-by date. It is being called savvy shopping, because it is a way of making real savings on the weekly shop.

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Kantar: Irish Grocery Market Sees Consistent Growth For First Time Since Recession

The 7th annual Kantar Worldpanel Client Day took place on Thursday the 17th of September in the Hogan Suite of Croke Park, just days before Dublin won the All-Ireland final. Kantar, however, weren’t talking about being successful in Gaelic games, they were more interested in advising their clients how best to maximise their sales by using critical junctures and adapting to an ever-changing consumer mind set.

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OECD finds Irish economy ‘recovering strongly’

Speaking at the launch of the OECD’s economic survey on Ireland, Mr Noonan said Ireland had fully embraced new European rules on budgetary planning. The survey said Ireland is experiencing a strong recovery but needs to take measures to guard against future shocks.

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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.

Should you be worried about your identity being stolen when shopping online?

Nine out of ten Irish people fear that their identity will be stolen online, it has emerged. New research from Mediavest found that 90% of online users have become more worried that their personal data can be used against them.

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Revealed: Why airport retailers want to see your boarding pass

Airport retailers in Ireland can make VAT savings based on information obtained from passengers’ boarding cards.

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Irish retail chain Penneys makes history with first American store

“Amazing fashion, amazing prices” is the slogan for Penneys/Primark as it makes Irish retail history and brings its fast-fashion product to the US.

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