Ireland news

17 November 2020
Growth in the Irish grocery market accelerated to +14.4% in the 12 weeks to 1st November, according to the latest results from Kantar. As the nationwide lockdown came into place growth continued to rise, reaching +18.8% in the last four weeks. All retailers saw an increase in sales compared to the previous reporting period, when overall market growth was +11.9%. Growing basket size and moving ...
26 October 2020
Musgrave's SuperValu is rolling out its drive-through service to 135 stores, according to the Business Post. Contact-free convenience SuperValu launched its first drive-through store in 2014 in Cork and will now roll this service out to 135 stores, with operational improvements. The updated service will have special drive-through booths, in the style of the model used by fast-food chains...
20 October 2020
In the past 12 weeks to 4th October grocery market growth slowed to 11.9%, according to Kantar. However, in the last four weeks it once again increased, to 12.2%. This shows the impact on the market as shoppers once again prepare to spend more time at home due to increased restrictions. We look at these results in more detail. Growth driven by Dublin Dublin saw the strongest regional growth...
28 September 2020
Following a successful trial of online home delivery in July, Dunnes has announced it will be rolling out the service further, according to The Irish Times. 65 new vans to deliver to Dublin and the surrounding counties Dunnes began trialling its online service in   July from its Cornelscourt store in Dublin. It used five vans to deliver over 100 orders each day. The retailer h...
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...