Ireland news

22 September 2020
With shopping habits starting to return to normal market growth once again slowed in this period, with sales of +13.7% for the 12 weeks to 6th September, according to Kantar. This compares to the 18% growth seen in the previous reporting period. The picture however starts to change when looking at the past four weeks, where local lockdowns have had an impact, causing additional spend. We look ...
14 September 2020
Tesco Ireland is partnering with Manna Aero to trial delivering groceries by drone. Rapid delivery of essentials The trial will take place in Galway Ireland with established drone operator Manna Aero, a company that has previously partnered with Just Eat. Groceries will be delivered within an hour of placing an order. With the drones being able to fly at over 80kph they are can deliver with...
25 August 2020
In the 12 weeks to 9th August, take-home grocery sales growth slowed to 18.0%, according to Kantar. We look at the results in more detail, including the strong performance from the discount and online channels. Average spend decreases and frequency of visit slows In this reporting period shoppers continued to transition back towards normal shopping behaviours as restrictions eased. In the m...
24 August 2020
BWG Foods, owner of multiple convenience franchises in Ireland such as SPAR and Londis, is partnering with MishiPay to trial checkout-free technology in stores. What? MishiPay's technology allows shoppers to scan and pay for items on their mobile phone, making their entire shop checkout free. Shoppers can also scan products remotely, allowing them to conduct their shop from home and pick up...
24 August 2020
We look at the latest news from the discount channel in UK and Ireland. Lidl Ireland reaches €2bn sales Lidl's turnover in Ireland has reached over €2bn, according to The Irish Times. The discounter has over 200 stores in Ireland, 40 of which are in Northern Ireland. By the end of 2020 Lidl is looking to open a further 11 stores and refit or extend a another 12. It also plans to open a new ...
03 August 2020
The drugstore announced it is adding MAC cosmetics to its premium beauty line to be sold in-stores and online. Expanding its premium brand offerings Boots launched MAC cosmetics on its online platform and in 100 Boots stores in the UK and Ireland. The drugstore seeks to expand its offerings in premium beauty as it previously secured partnerships with other premium brands such as Rihanna’s F...
28 July 2020
In the 12 weeks to 12th July take-home grocery sales in Ireland grew 23.2%, according to Kantar. We look at the results in more detail, including key performance from SuperValu and Lidl. Shoppers show some signs of normality returning Despite market growth still being strong and shopping habits remaining disrupted, there are signs that the market is returning to normality. The pattern we ar...
15 July 2020
The Republic of Ireland has become the tenth country where Lidl has launched its loyalty app, Lidl Plus. What is it? The Lidl Plus app offers the following features: Weekly discount coupons to be redeemed at the checkout Scratch cards offering a fun way to access additional promotional offers, such as money off a specific product, or the full shopping basket Purchase history tra...
08 July 2020
Martin Kelleher, managing director of Irish retailer Musgrave's Centra and SuperValu banners, is leaving his position, according to The Irish Times. Long-standing member of the Musgrave team Martin Kelleher has worked for Musgrave for 24 years, taking the position as managing director of Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland, in 2010. The two banners he managed account for close to 700 stores, w...
07 July 2020
Irish retailer Dunnes has begun trialling an online service from one of its stores, as a response to shoppers increased demand for delivery. Order via website or app Shoppers can now order online delivery from Dunnes Cornelscourt store in Dublin. They can choose from over 230 products, with a minimum order of €20 and a delivery fee of €3. Source: Google Play ...