German-based discount retailer Lidl has announced that it is looking to add a further 50 stores to its Irish network. The retailer, which has operated in Ireland for 20 years, already operates 162 stores in the Republic, and 3 in Northern Ireland, and employs over 5,200 people on the island of Ireland.
Kantar’s latest figures compare last year’s unprecedented summer weather with this year’s Kantar has published its periodical supermarket share index, revealing Dunnes’ continued control of the grocery market as well as insight on the weather’s effect on grocery sales. Dunnes’ impressive growth of 7.2% is underpinned by a substantial increase in spend per buyer. The […]
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 sales reached €995 million in the month of December – the highest monthly total ever recorded in the Irish grocery market. This was driven by […]
For the seventh consecutive period, Tesco is the fastest growing of the Irish retailers, according to the latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel. Sales at Tesco are up 4.8% compared to this time last year, with customers spending an average of €21 more this period, with more regular visits and higher spend per visit. […]
Musgrave has announced that it has agreed to acquire Donnybrook Fair for an undisclosed sum, subject to approval by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. The acquisition includes Donnybrook Fair’s five premium food stores (Donnybrook, Stillorgan, Malahide, Greystones and Baggot Street) situated in Dublin as well as a gourmet food production facility. Established in 1991, […]
The ‘Beast from the East’ and Storm Emma provided a ‘huge boost’ to the Irish grocery market, research shows. According to Nielsen’s recently published retail performance data, grocery shoppers spent €9.6 million more on groceries (+4%) in the week of the storms than they did the week before and €15.2 million extra (+6%) than in the same […]
Spar Ireland has secured the 8th position in the Indeed’s recently published ‘Best places to work’ 2018 index. According to the recruitment website’s data, Dell ranked as the best place to work.
Forecourt operator Topaz has started rebranding as Circle K today, with €20 million allocated to change its more than 420 forecourts across the country over the next 18 months. The company said that the Re.Store brand will be replaced, but the existing food offering will remain.