Ireland news

12 March 2013
Musgrave's SuperValu  supermarket network, comprising independently owned stores across Ireland, has recorded total retail sales of €2.1bn for 2012, ahead of the overall rate of market growth. Focus on 'local' SuperValu's key point of difference continues to be the strength of the local affiliations stores are able to develop with their specific communities, supported by Musgrave .  In 201...
06 March 2013
The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks to 17 February 2013 reveals that Aldi continues to set the pace in the Irish market. 12 weeks to 19 February 2012 (% share) 12 weeks to 17 February 2013 (% share) Sales growth (Y-o-Y %) Tesco 28.1 27.7 -0.5 Dunnes 23.2 24.0 4.1 SuperValu 19.9 19.8 0.1 Superquinn 5.6 ...
26 February 2013
Leading Irish retail distributor Musgrave has set out its 2013 plans for the expansion of its convenience symbol network Centra.  At its annual National Retailer Conference, Centra managing director, Martin Kelleher revealed that 20 new stores will be opened by retailers this year, including a number on greenfield sites. 18 stores added in 2012 Despite the tough economic climate Centra has co...
15 January 2013
Boots Retail (Ireland) Ltd has announced sales and profit increases despite the tough economic climate. Business expands in 2012 Boots , Ireland's largest health and beauty retailer, recorded an increase in sales and profits for the period ending 31st March 2012. Pre-tax profits were up by +11% to €17.8 million, whilst retail sales were up by 3.2% to €275 million. The increase in pro...
03 January 2013
The major players in the UK discount channel are turning to social media with increasing frequency as they experiment with new means of shopper communication to build character around their brands. The 'Poundland Christmas' board Over Christmas, Poundland offered customers the chance to win £250 through the social media site Pinterest. The site functions as a virtual pin-board, allowin...