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Ireland’s Top 25 Most Valuable Brands lose nearly €3 billion worth of brand value amid pandemic woes

    Ireland’s Top 25 Most Valuable Brands lose nearly €3 billion worth of brand value amid pandemic woes

Ireland has recorded mixed fortunes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with the lowest rates per capita in Europe in mid-December 2020, but by mid-January this year was in the grips of

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Consumer product companies and retailers plan to overhaul their supply chain strategies in next three years

    Consumer product companies and retailers plan to overhaul their supply chain strategies in next three years

A new report from the Capgemini Research Institute examining the impact of the past year’s disruption on consumer products and retail (CP&R) supply chains, has found that 66% of organizations say their

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Lidl Ireland announces €10 million deal with Dublin-based Manning’s Bakery

    Lidl Ireland announces €10 million deal with Dublin-based Manning’s Bakery

Lidl Ireland has announced a multi-million-euro deal with Coolock-based Manning’s Bakery to the value of €10 million which will see the Irish supplier’s award-winning baked goods on the retailer’s shelves

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Irish shoppers balance new year health kicks with beating lockdown blues

    Irish shoppers balance new year health kicks with beating lockdown blues

The latest figures from Kantar show that take-home grocery sales in Ireland grew by 16.4% in the 12 weeks to 24 January 2021.  Growth edged up over the past month to 16.8%

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Lidl Ireland announces 1,200 new roles

    Lidl Ireland announces 1,200 new roles

Lidl Ireland is to recruit more than 1,200 new employees to its Irish operations this year in a variety of operational and office-based roles across its store network of 168

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Morrisons orders 150 of Tiger Trailers’ fresh solutions with versatility and efficiency at the heart

    Morrisons orders 150 of Tiger Trailers’ fresh solutions with versatility and efficiency at the heart

The UK’s fourth largest supermarket, WM Morrison Supermarkets plc, is in the process of welcoming 150 innovative and eye-catching Tiger trailers to its operations in a move that marks a

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Diageo Recalls Guinness 0.0 in Great Britain

    Diageo Recalls Guinness 0.0 in Great Britain

As a precautionary measure, Diageo is recalling its newly launched new non-alcoholic beer – Guinness 0.0 – in Great Britain because of a microbiological contamination which may make some cans

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NI Business Recovery Survey shows significant levels of concern about the year ahead

    NI Business Recovery Survey shows significant levels of concern about the year ahead

A new survey conducted by Duff & Phelps, the world’s premier provider of governance, risk and transparency solutions, in partnership with Trade NI, shows that over one third (35%) of

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Buymie and Dunnes Stores partner to launch same-day online grocery service

    Buymie and Dunnes Stores partner to launch same-day online grocery service

Buymie has announced the launch of a major new partnership with Dunnes Stores. Buymie, Ireland’s leading same day grocery delivery platform, and Dunnes Stores will launch a personal grocery shopping

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Asda Sold For £6.8 Billion

    Asda Sold For £6.8 Billion

The Issa brothers, founders and co-chief executives of EG Group, a global convenience and forecourts retailer, headquartered in Blackburn, England, and investment funds managed by TDR Capital LLP, a leading

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Greencore Chief Appointed President of IGD

    Greencore Chief Appointed President of IGD

Patrick Coveney (pictured), Chief Executive Officer of Greencore Group, has been appointed President of IGD. Already an active member of IGD’s Policy Issues Council, Patrick Coveney will take on the

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Tesco prepares for further online growth

    Tesco prepares for further online growth

Tesco will create 16,000 new permanent roles to support the exceptional growth in its online business. These 16,000 jobs are in addition to the 4,000 permanent jobs already created since

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Ireland: hand soap sales up 300% in March

    Ireland: hand soap sales up 300% in March

March was the busiest month for grocery sales ever recorded. According to Kantar, over the 12 weeks to March 22nd, sales in the State’s grocery retailers rose by 10.1 per

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Record UK Grocery Sales as Shoppers Prepare For Lockdown

    Record UK Grocery Sales as Shoppers Prepare For Lockdown

The latest UK grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales grew by the fastest rate in over a decade during the past 12 weeks – increasing by

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Irish Grocery Market Maintains Growth

    Irish Grocery Market Maintains Growth
The Irish grocery market maintained steady growth of 1.3% during the 12 weeks to 23 February 2020, the latest figures from Kantar show. All the major grocers were on an upward
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Lidl Announces €40 Million Deal With O’Brien Fine Foods

    Lidl Announces €40 Million Deal With O’Brien Fine Foods
Lidl Ireland has announced a two-year supply deal with Kildare-based cooked meats producer, O’Brien Fine Foods (OBFF) worth €40 million. Lidl has also made a further €50,000 investment in O’Brien
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Ireland Tightens its Belt as Election Impacts Customer Confidence

    Ireland Tightens its Belt as Election Impacts Customer Confidence
Following a record-breaking festive season for the Irish grocery market, the buzz around Veganuary and Dry January failed to outweigh falling consumer confidence in the post-Christmas trading period. Figures from Kantar for
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Reasons to be Cheerful For Grocery Retailers as December Sales Beat €1 Billion

    Reasons to be Cheerful For Grocery Retailers as December Sales Beat €1 Billion
The Irish grocery market hit a new milestone over the Christmas period, as December sales eclipsed €1 billion for the first time on record. The latest figures from Kantar show that
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New Rules to Boost Consumer Protection Enter into Force

    New Rules to Boost Consumer Protection Enter into Force
The European Commission has welcomed the entry into force of new EU rules for consumer protection, as part of the New Deal for Consumers. They aim to better enforce and modernise the
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Grocery Retailers in the Black as Christmas Approaches

    Grocery Retailers in the Black as Christmas Approaches
Grocery retailers enjoyed increasing sales again in the 12 weeks to 1 December, as the market grew by 2.3% according to the most recent figures from Kantar.  This is slightly
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Lidl Opens New €100 Million Distribution Centre

    Lidl Opens New €100 Million Distribution Centre
Lidl has opened its new €100 million Distribution Centre in Newbridge, County Kildare. The state-of-the-art facility, which represents the single largest investment made by Lidl in Ireland since 2000, is
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Grocery Market on Strong Footing Ahead of Christmas Rush

    Grocery Market on Strong Footing Ahead of Christmas Rush
All of Ireland’s major grocery retailers achieved growth again in the 12 weeks to 3 November 2019, according to the latest figures from Kantar. On average people visited stores 62 times
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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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