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IPRA Forecourt & Retail News Reports on Future Oil Pricing

The latest issue of the IPRA Forecourt & Retail News magazine is now available and its publication is extremely timely following the largest one day jump in crude oil prices

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Consumer Confidence Helps Grocery Retailers Cash In

    Consumer Confidence Helps Grocery Retailers Cash In

The latest figures from Kantar show that the Irish grocery market remains buoyant, with growth accelerating to 3.3% in the 12 weeks to 6 October 2019.  As the Brexit deadline looms, shoppers

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Irish Grocery Growth Holds Steady With Arrival of New Season

    Irish Grocery Growth Holds Steady With Arrival of New Season

The latest figures from Kantar show that growth in the Irish grocery market remained at 2.7% during the 12 weeks to 8 September 2019, as shoppers stocked up on September staples. Charlotte

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Envisage Cloud Targets €1 Million in New Revenue From UK Launch of Retail Software Solution

    Envisage Cloud Targets €1 Million in New Revenue From UK Launch of Retail Software Solution

Envisage Cloud, Ireland’s largest Sage systems integrator and software developer, is launching its ‘Connections’ solution in the UK market. Envisage Cloud expects to generate €1 million in new revenue from

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Grocery Market Defies Expectations

    Grocery Market Defies Expectations

Against a challenging back drop of last summer’s heatwave and major sporting events, the Irish grocery market continued to grow in the 12 weeks to 11 August 2019. The latest

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Small Irish Snack Manufacturer Secures Major Contract With Tesco

    Small Irish Snack Manufacturer Secures Major Contract With Tesco

Pinkfinch, a County Down-based fruit snacks supplier, has secured a major contract with Tesco Ireland, which will see an estimated 100,000 bags sold annually. From launching his business in his

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Grocers Seek Bright Spots as Summer Arrives Late

    Grocers Seek Bright Spots as Summer Arrives Late

The latest Irish grocery market share figures, released by Kantar for the 12 weeks to 14 July 2019, show overall sales are up 2.7% on last year. This marks a drop in

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Lidl Opens 200th Store on the Island of Ireland

    Lidl Opens 200th Store on the Island of Ireland

Lidl has opened its 200th store on the island of Ireland. The new state-of-the-art store, located in Tullamore, County Offaly, brings the total number of Lidl employees on the island of

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Colm McLoughlin Honoured at Aviation Industry Awards in Ireland

    Colm McLoughlin Honoured at Aviation Industry Awards in Ireland

At a glittering industry gathering that attracted over 300 senior aviation executives in Ireland, Dubai Duty Free’s Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Colm McLoughlin, was presented with the Outstanding Contribution

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Late Summer Fails to Dampen Growth For Groceries

    Late Summer Fails to Dampen Growth For Groceries

Summer may have been late to arrive to Ireland, but new figures from Kantar show that the grocery market has remained buoyant in the face of inclement weather, up by

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Lidl Ireland and Buymie Expand Services into Counties Kildare and Wicklow

    Lidl Ireland and Buymie Expand Services into Counties Kildare and Wicklow

Lidl Ireland has announced the expansion of Buymie services to customers in counties Kildare and Wicklow. In January, Lidl Ireland formed a partnership with Irish start-up Buymie, which provides a personalised online grocery

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Premium Products and Value Prices a Hit With Grocery Shoppers

    Premium Products and Value Prices a Hit With Grocery Shoppers

The latest figures from Kantar show that overall the Irish grocery market grew by 4.2% over the 12 weeks to 19 May 2019, with Dunnes Stores holding off the challenge

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Ireland Experiences Boost in Alcohol Sales Over Easter Period

    Ireland Experiences Boost in Alcohol Sales Over Easter Period

Supermarket shoppers in Ireland spent €34.6 million on alcohol in the week leading to Easter, a 5.3% increase in sales compared to last year, reveals Nielsen data. The rise in

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Clean Sweep For Grocers as Bank Holidays Boost Growth

    Clean Sweep For Grocers as Bank Holidays Boost Growth

Sales in the Irish grocery market hit record levels as shoppers splashed out €208.2 million in the Easter week alone helping the overall sector grow by 4.1% in the 12

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Easter Timing Slows Sales as St Patrick’s Day Provides a Boost For Grocery Market

    Easter Timing Slows Sales as St Patrick’s Day Provides a Boost For Grocery Market

The latest grocery market share figures, published by Kantar, show that the Irish grocery market grew by 3.2% in the 12 weeks to 24 March 2019. Despite Easter falling three

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Rising Prices Drive Grocery Sales Growth

    Rising Prices Drive Grocery Sales Growth

The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the Irish grocery market grew by 3.5% in the 12 weeks to 24 February 2019, putting the sector on a solid footing as

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eBay Partners With Enterprise Ireland to Open Global Window of Opportunity For Irish SMEs

    eBay Partners With Enterprise Ireland to Open Global Window of Opportunity For Irish SMEs

eBay, one of the world’s largest online marketplaces has joined forces with Enterprise Ireland and the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCOI) for an initiative that is set to

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Grocery Market Fends Off January Blues

    Grocery Market Fends Off January Blues

The Irish grocery market followed up a record-breaking festive period by posting year-on-year sales growth of 3.4% during the 12 weeks to 27 January. Despite shoppers tightening the purse strings,

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Grocery Market Hits Festive Record as Retailers Cash in on Christmas

    Grocery Market Hits Festive Record as  Retailers Cash in on Christmas

The Irish grocery market grew by an impressive 3.0% over the 12 weeks to 30 December, ensuring a record festive period for retailers. The latest Kantar Worldpanel data shows value

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Lidl Ireland Invests €1 Million in the Installation of Solar Panels at 8 New and Reconstructed Stores

    Lidl Ireland Invests €1 Million in the Installation of Solar Panels at 8 New and Reconstructed Stores

Lidl has completed the installation of energy-saving solar panels at its recently opened Nenagh store adding a further investment of €130,000 in renewable energy. The newly installed solar panels will

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Retailers Relish Run Up to Christmas as Dunnes Takes Top Spot

    Retailers Relish Run Up to Christmas as Dunnes Takes Top Spot

Dunnes Stores has claimed pole position as Ireland’s leading retailer for the third consecutive period, boasting a market share of 22.4% in the 12 weeks to 2 December 2018.  The

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IGD Predicts Five Trends Set to Shape Retail in 2019

    IGD Predicts Five Trends Set to Shape Retail in 2019

Innovative advances in technology, coupled with seamless in-store shopping experiences, are among the IGD’s top predictions for 2019’s global retail trends: Data, and particularly customer data, will offer more personalised

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Grocery Shoppers Cross the Border to Spend €65 Million

    Grocery Shoppers Cross the Border to Spend €65 Million

As Brexit continues to dominate the headlines, debate rages on about the implications of a hard border in Ireland. The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the

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Dunnes Takes Top Spot While Aldi Hits Record Share

    Dunnes Takes Top Spot While Aldi Hits Record Share

Dunnes Stores has claimed the top spot in the Irish grocery market for the first time since February this year,

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Fierce Competition in Irish Grocery Market

    Fierce Competition in Irish Grocery Market

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 9 September 2018, show

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Work Commences on New €100 Million Lidl Distribution Centre in Newbridge

    Work Commences on New €100 Million Lidl Distribution Centre in Newbridge

Work has commenced on a new €100 million distribution centre and regional headquarters for Lidl in Newbridge, County Kildare. The

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Lidl Ireland Secures 60 New Irish Suppliers as Part of Kick Start Supplier Development Programme

    Lidl Ireland Secures 60 New Irish Suppliers as Part of Kick Start Supplier Development Programme

In February, Lidl Ireland called out to Irish suppliers nationwide to enter products into their Supplier Development Programme, Kick Start. This programme,

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Sunny Weather and Love Island Boost Irish Grocery Sales

    Sunny Weather and Love Island Boost Irish Grocery Sales

Despite an intensely competitive retail environment – with just 1.5 percentage points separating the market share of the three largest

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Maxol Opens Ninth Freshly Chopped

    Maxol Opens Ninth Freshly Chopped

Maxol, Ireland’s leading family owned forecourt and convenience retailer, continues its successful partnership with the award-winning food franchise Freshly Chopped,

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Almost 1,500 Less Pubs in Ireland Last Year than 2005

    Almost 1,500 Less Pubs in Ireland Last Year than 2005

There were 1,477 less pubs in Ireland last year than in 2005, representing a 17.1% drop in businesses across the

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Hot Weather Proves Thirsty Work as Drink Sales Boom

    Hot Weather Proves Thirsty Work as Drink Sales Boom

The latest Irish grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 15 July 2018, show sales

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Historic Milestone For Pearse Lyons Distillery With Release of 5-year-old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

    Historic Milestone For Pearse Lyons Distillery With Release of 5-year-old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

The Pearse Lyons Distillery is celebrating the general release of the exclusive Pearse 5-Year-Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey. The single malt carries the first

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Heiton Buckley Unveils Newly Refurbished Mayo Branch

    Heiton Buckley Unveils Newly Refurbished Mayo Branch

Heiton Buckley, Ireland’s leading supplier of doors, floors, bathrooms, garden, plumbing and heating products, has officially unveiled its newly refurbished

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Summer Sun Heats Up the Grocery Market

    Summer Sun Heats Up the Grocery Market

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 17 June 2018, reveal that the soaring

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Tesco Back on Top For First Time Since 2015

    Tesco Back on Top For First Time Since 2015

The latest Irish grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 20 May 2018, show Tesco reclaiming

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Dunnes Stores Simply Better Collection Recognised at International Excellence Awards

    Dunnes Stores Simply Better Collection Recognised at International Excellence Awards

Dunnes Stores’ Simply Better Collection will be presented with five prestigious accolades at the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA’s) 2018 International Salute

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SuperValu Returns to Top Spot in Irish Grocery Market

    SuperValu Returns to Top Spot in Irish Grocery Market

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published for the 12 weeks ending 22 April 2018, show the

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Irish Grocery Market Fends Off the Beast from the East

    Irish Grocery Market Fends Off the Beast from the East

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 25 March 2018, show that the

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Beast From the East’s €10 Million Boost to Irish Grocery Retail

    Beast From the East’s €10 Million Boost to Irish Grocery Retail

The ‘Beast from the East’ and Storm Emma may have caused havoc to the transport sector but the cold snap

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Food and Drink Suppliers in Northern Ireland Get A ‘Kick Start’ From Lidl

    Food and Drink Suppliers in Northern Ireland Get A ‘Kick Start’ From Lidl

Lidl is championing local suppliers with the roll-out of their Kick Start Supplier Development Programme aimed at giving food and

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Dunnes Stores Comes Out on Top of a Growing Grocery Market

    Dunnes Stores Comes Out on Top of a Growing Grocery Market

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 25 February 2018, show

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Tesco Ireland Achieves Great Place to Work Status

    Tesco Ireland Achieves Great Place to Work Status

Tesco Ireland has been awarded the coveted Great Place to Work accreditation. As a leading food retailer, Tesco is one

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Branded Sales Outpace Own Label For First Time Since 2014 in Irish Grocery

    Branded Sales Outpace Own Label For First Time Since 2014 in Irish Grocery

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 28 January 2018, show

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Lidl Ireland Commits to Reduce Food Waste

    Lidl Ireland Commits to Reduce Food Waste

Lidl Ireland has signed the Food Waste Forum Charter as part of the Retail Action Group for Food Waste. This

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Irish Supermarkets Benefit From the Christmas Spirit

    Irish Supermarkets Benefit From the Christmas Spirit

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 31 December 2017, reveal

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Dunnes Stores Retains Top Spot in Irish Grocery Market

    Dunnes Stores Retains Top Spot in Irish Grocery Market

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 3 December 2017, reveal

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Packaging Waste From Online Retailers Growing By 28% Per Year

    Packaging Waste From Online Retailers Growing By 28% Per Year

The amount of packaging waste material being generated in Ireland from online shopping outside the State is growing by 28%

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Dunnes Reclaims Top Spot in Irish Grocery Market

    Dunnes Reclaims Top Spot in Irish Grocery Market

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 5 November 2017, reveal

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SuperValu and Tesco Tied For Top Spot in Irish Grocery Market

    SuperValu and Tesco Tied For Top Spot in Irish Grocery Market

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 8 October 2017, reveal

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Mid-summer falter in retail sales a cause for concern

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the sector, warned that the retail sales figures for July, released by the

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Growing costs undermining retail recovery – Retail Ireland

    Growing costs undermining retail recovery – Retail Ireland

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the retail sector, has highlighted growing concern amongst retailers that the sector’s competitive

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Shopify looks to hire 100 support staff in West Ireland

    Shopify looks to hire 100 support staff in West Ireland

Shopify Inc., the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses came to Galway two years ago

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Retailers call for reform of local authority rates system

    Retailers call for reform of local authority rates system

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the retail sector, has launched a new policy paper entitled ‘Tackling the rates

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Dundalk’s first SuperValu to open this autumn

    Dundalk’s first SuperValu to open this autumn

SuperValu has announced the creation of over 40 jobs at a new SuperValu store in Dundalk. Due to open in

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Musgrave announces profit of €73m for financial year 2016

    Musgrave announces profit of €73m for financial year 2016

Musgrave has announced its results for the financial year 2016. The Group reported sales of €3.7 billion and profit before

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Subway to open 51 new Irish stores by 2020

    Subway to open 51 new Irish stores by 2020

Sandwich restaurant Subway has said it will increase the number of its outlets on the island of Ireland by 51

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SuperValu still on top

    SuperValu still on top

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland show the highest market growth since January 2017. The

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Irish and UK retailers highlight Brexit challenges

    Irish and UK retailers highlight Brexit challenges

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the sector, has joined forces with the British Retail Consortium and the Northern

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