Ireland news

19 October 2017
Coming to our Food-to-Go Conference on November 7? Make the most of your time in London by visiting some of these locations, all selected for their proximity to the conference venue in St Paul's... 1. M&S to Go, the Coop and Leon, Ludgate Circus Ludgate Circus is one of the busiest spots in this part of town, and for that reason the corner sites located here have a prime opportunity to attr...
04 October 2017
Tesco has reported a highly encouraging set of interim results, with significant gains in sales and profits enabling the group to resume paying a dividend to shareholders for the first time in three years. Strong headline results Group sales: +3.3% to £25.2bn - seventh consecutive quarter of growth. LFL +0.8% UK LFL: +2.2% with volumes +0.3% and fresh food volumes +1.5% Group opera...
25 September 2017
Aldi's sales soared 13.5% to £8.74bn in the UK and Ireland, representing more than a £1bn increase on the full year 2015 results. However, profit dipped for the third consecutive year, with double digit decline in operating profit down 17% to £211.3m. Performance boosted by new stores and switching shoppers Aldi's strong sales performance comes as no surprise: earlier this year Kantar repor...
13 September 2017
Fashion Week shows and pop-up stores herald the launch of Lidl's fashion collaboration with super model Heidi Klum, as the retailer further extends its reach into clothing. New York Fashion Week show and Dublin pop-up store promote the launch In Dublin's famous shopping high street, Grafton Street, Lidl is hosting a four day pop-up space where visitors can browse its new fashion collaborati...
08 September 2017
We look at how Couche-Tard is building out its food-to-go capabilities. Strong first quarter with solid sales and profit growth Couche-Tard’s first quarter merchandise revenues increased by 9.8% to $2.8bn, with same-store merchandise revenues up 1.4% in the US and Europe, and down 0.2% in Canada. Net earnings increased by 13.0% to $364.7m. This was a strong performance by the retailer, with...
09 August 2017
Three latest initiatives from Lidl in Germany and Ireland demonstrate the retailer's commitment to health and wellbeing. Making the store environment less stressful: Trialling autism-friendly quiet evenings Lidl Ireland is trialling autism-friendly quiet evenings in three stores. For two hours on Tuesday evenings, there will be:   No queuing on presentation of Irish Autism Action ID ...
03 August 2017
Irish-owned forecourt operator Applegreen has announced the purchased of the majority of sites from the Bedfordshire-based Carsley Group. The £21m acquisition consists of six services areas and one filling station. The service area sites are located primarily along the A1 (M) London-Edinburgh east coast route.  Five of the stores operate under the Londis banner and two trade as Spar. All operate ...
06 July 2017
Leading Irish wholesale distributor and retail brand owner, Musgrave has reported its financial results results for the full year 2016, with turnover unchanged on €3,731m.  Nevertheless profitability improved significantly in the year, as group operating profit was up by over 55%, reaching €95.1m. Retail networks achieved sales of €5.1bn Across its affiliated store groups, Musgrave supplied...
31 May 2017
We consider the latest news from SPAR International as the SPAR South Africa reports its first half results and SPAR Norway launches online in the north of the country. SPAR South Africa reports double digit growth... SPAR South Africa has seen sales half-year increase by 12.6% to ZAR 47.4bn (€3.25bn). The South African operation saw growth of 4.9% to ZAR 32.5bn (€2.23bn). CEO Graham O’Conn...
19 May 2017
Schwarz Group has reported net sales of EUR90.2 bn for the 2016 financial year which ended 28 February 2017, up 5.2%. Even though the Group reported slower growth than in the previous two years when its sales grew between 7% and 9% annually, we consider a 5.2% revenue growth as a strong performance. Lidl outperformed Kaufland in Germany Although Lidl does not publish its profit, ba...