Ireland news

01 November 2018
Poundland has filed results with Companies House for the 79 weeks from 28 March 2016 to 1 October 2017. Following its acquisition by Steinhoff, there has been a change in reporting date from March to September, and as a result the discounter has reported its latest results for the UK and Ireland over an 18 month period. Key financial results Sales: £2,246m Like-for-like sales: 2.7...
18 October 2018
Big store reinvention is a major focus right now for many retailers globally. And many have identified food-to-go, and wider foodservice, as a key opportunity through which to boost dwell time, increase spend, drive customer experience and deepen the relationship with those visiting the store. But delivering great food-to-go and foodservice solutions is not easy. Globally we’ve helped a number...
05 October 2018
Subway has appointed Colin Hughes as country director for the UK and Ireland. 25 years’ experience in the retail and food industries Hughes brings a wealth of experience, having previously worked in several senior roles in the retail and food industries. At Wyevale Garden Centres, Hughes led 145 restaurants across four different concepts, both company-owned and franchised. He was also re...
03 October 2018
Tesco has delivered strong interim results driven by improved trading in the UK and Ireland business and the consolidation of Booker into the Group. Headline results Group sales: +12.8% to £28.3bn (+12.5% at constant exchange rates) UK & Ireland LFL sales +3.8%, (Q1 +3.5%, Q2 4.2%) Tesco UK LFL +2.3% (Q1 +2.1%, Q2 +2.5%) Booker LFL sales +14.7% (Q1 +14.3%, Q2 +15.1%) Central ...
27 September 2018
Lidl Ireland teams with local delivery company, Buymie, to offer one-hour grocery delivery. One hour grocery delivery trial in Dublin According to a quote in The Grocer, Lidl is offering a one-hour grocery delivery service in Dublin via Irish start-up, Buymie. Buymie allows shoppers to order goods from a selection of local stores in the city, which are then delivered in a short time frame (...
24 September 2018
Ahead of our Food-to-go Summit on November 8, where one of the key themes will be future food-to-go formats, we take a look at some of the retail formats across Europe that are leading the way  in how they see the opportunity for food-to-go. 1. Franprix and Franprix noé, Paris – creating the next generation premium convenience store Casino owned Franprix has long been a feature on the pre...
07 September 2018
We review Couche-Tard’s first quarter performance and the improvements it’s making to its food and coffee programs. Strong sales and profit growth First quarter merchandise and service revenues increased by 27.6% to $3.5bn. While acquisitions underpinned the strong sales growth, the retailer also delivered a much improved same-store sales performance. Same-store sales were up 7.3% in Europe...
30 August 2018
The discounter launches a pop-up bakery in Ireland and innovates with its range in the UK.  Ireland: pop-up bakery raises awareness of mental wellbeing The discounter's mobile pop-up bakery will visit Dublin, Limerick and Cork over a four-week period beginning on 21st August. Visitors can enjoy hot drinks and baked product whilst finding out more about youth mental health, supported by L...
02 August 2018
Irish forecourt operator Applegreen is to acquire a 55% stake in UK motorway service areas operator Welcome Break for €362m, from NIBC Infrastructure Partners. Excellent strategic fit The deal will see Applegreen gain control of Welcome Break's 24 Motorway Service Areas (MSAs) and two trunk road service areas, as well as 29 Days Inn and Ramada hotels in 35 locations across the UK. Welcome B...
25 July 2018
Tesco has promoted Kari Daniels to become CEO of its Irish business. She succeeds Andrew Yaxley following his appointment earlier this month as group chief product officer. 16 year career at Tesco Kari Daniels joined Tesco in 2002 and since 2015 has been commercial director for packaged products in the UK. Her role was expanded in 2017 to include responsibility for the Food Technical Team, ...