Ireland news

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 ...
30 June 2020
In the 12 weeks to 14th June 2020 take-home grocery sales in the Republic of Ireland grew 24.7%, according to Kantar. We explore the growth in more detail and look at key retailers' performance. Convenience and online drive growth The 12 weeks up to 14th June encompass the entire lockdown period. The additional spend equates to €628.7m (£573.7m). Similarly to the UK, shopping patterns in...
26 June 2020
Tesco has reported a huge increase in sales for the 13 weeks ending 30th May 2020 as it responded impressively to the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Key figures Group sales: +8.0% (+7.9% LFL) UK sales: +9.1% (+8.7% LFL) inc. online +48.5% ROI sales: +19.7% (+20.5% LFL) inc. online +50.9% Booker: +6.1% (+0.6% LFL) inc. online +106.3% Central Europe exc. Pol...
19 June 2020
We round up the latest news in discount and variety discount in the UK and Ireland from the w/c 15th June. Poundland resumes the rollout of its new chilled and frozen range Poundland paused the rollout of its new chilled and frozen range at the start of the pandemic. The new lines had initially been introduced to 20 stores, with a further 10 having chilled only. Before the pandemic ...
29 May 2020
Retailers across Ireland are introducing queue management systems to control the number of shoppers in store, to make social distancing easier for shoppers and staff. Tesco Source: Tesco Ireland Twitter Tesco's new queuing technology counts how many shoppers enter and leave the store, calculating when it is safe for the next person in the queue to en...
26 May 2020
Pepco-owned Dealz, part of the Poundland family, plans to open 10 new stores in Ireland this year, according to the Irish Independent. Continued expansion There are currently 65 Dealz stores in Ireland, with plans to continue to open around 10 stores a year, for the foreseeable future. Alongside the expansion, the retailer is looking to make improvements to existing stores, replicating t...
06 May 2020
In this regularly updated article, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Ireland: Aldi Aldi Ireland will be returning to normal opening hours from Thursday 7th May. Stores will once again be open 9am to 10pm on Monday to Friday and 9am to 9pm on Saturday and Sunday Rolling out new social distancing measures, including posters in-store and clear ma...