Kantar: Summer Sales Bouyant

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 […]


Kantar Worldpanel: Tesco Holds Top Spot

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 Aquire Donnybrook Fair

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, […]


Topaz Begins Circle K Rebrand

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.