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South Africa-based SPAR Group reported sales growth of 9.8%, to ZAR42.99 bn (US$3.0 bn), during the 18-week period to the end of January 2021. The Group enjoyed growth across all its country operations, with a strong advance in performance seen in Poland.

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Amazon is set to launch its first fulfilment centre in Ireland, as reported by The Irish Times (via Bloomberg).   650,000 sq ft unit According to the report, Amazon is close to signing a deal to launch a 650,000 sq ft fulfilment centre in Baldonnell, west of Dublin. At the unit, Amazon staff will pick and package orders for customers. The retailer already operates delivery warehouse in Rath...
The Irish market grew 16.4% in the 12 weeks to 24 January, according to the latest results from Kantar. Irish shoppers spent an extra €142.8m combined on take-home groceries compared to last year. Growth was driven by the festive season and the reintroduction of lockdown restrictions. A January like no other Growth has accelerated further in the last four weeks, with sales +16.8%. The retur...
We take a detailed look at the new restrictions on alcohol promotions in Irish supermarkets that came into force this week. Reducing alcohol consumption by reducing promotional activity There are three new measures that will have an impact of grocery retailers; Retailers are banned from selling alcohol at a reduced price on the basis of the purchase of another product or service. This...


Kantar market shares are generated using Kantar Worldpanel's till-roll scanning methodology and extrapolated using a sample of 5,000 households, representing 1 in every 500 homes. Figures are calculated over a rolling 12 week period and include VAT.
In this report we take stock of Tesco’s progress as the need to ensure ‘food for all’ and ‘safety for everyone’ during the pandemic takes precedence over long term strategic aims. We also present our forecasts to 2022 as Tesco withdraws from non-core markets and focuses more on the UK under new CEO Ken Murphy.
Major foodservice operators are starting to roll-out new store concepts, developed for the post-pandemic era. We look at five formats and the four key themes linking them together.

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