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Glanbia acquires SlimFast for $350 million

Global nutrition group Glanbia has confirmed plans to acquire well-known weight-loss and health brand Slim Fast and its associated trademarks in a €350m deal. Glanbia says it intends to continue to operate SlimFast as part of its Performance Nutrition segment. Glanbia plc has signed an agreement with the owners SlimFast and its associated brands, to [...]

2019-01-03T15:23:04+00:00October 16th, 2018|Uncategorised|

BWG plans major expansion of Spar and Eurospar

Retailing group BWG is to add 45 new Spar and Eurospar stores over the next two years, employing 1,000 staff. Along with franchisees in its Spar/Eurospar store network, it also plans to invest €25 million in store refurbishments. The changes are part of a new strategy for BWG’s Spar network, and its larger-format Eurospar brand. It includes store redesigns [...]

2019-01-03T15:15:18+00:00October 8th, 2018|News|

Lidl breaks ground on new distribution centre

Work has commenced on the brand new Lidl Distribution Centre in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, a year-long project that will see up to 2,000 construction jobs created along with 100 full-time roles on completion. Lidl has commenced work on its new Distribution Centre in Newbridge, Co. Kildare. The €100m, 54,000sq m development will serve Lidl’s network [...]

2019-01-03T15:09:54+00:00September 25th, 2018|News|

Donnybrook Fair to be acquired by Musgraves

Retailer Musgrave says it has agreed to acquire Donnybrook Fair for an undisclosed sum. The deal is subject to approval by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. The acquisition includes Donnybrook Fair's five food stores in Donnybrook, Stillorgan, Malahide, Greystones and Baggot Street as well as a gourmet food production facility. Donnybrook Fair, currently owned by [...]

2019-01-03T15:05:32+00:00September 21st, 2018|News|

Tesco UK’s new discount chain Jack’s takes on Aldi and Lidl

Tesco has unveiled its new discount chain called Jack's that aims to tackle the rising threat posed by German rivals Aldi and Lidl. The first store is in a mothballed former Tesco store in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire. Another outlet in Immingham, Lincolnshire also opens on Thursday. Between 10 and 15 stores are planned for new locations, [...]

2019-01-03T14:59:59+00:00September 19th, 2018|News|

Coca-Cola to buy Costa coffee for £3.9bn

Coca-Cola is to buy the Costa coffee chain from owner Whitbread in a deal worth £3.9bn. Whitbread had intended to spin off the chain as a separate firm, but said a straight sale was more profitable. Chief executive Alison Brittain said Whitbread would now focus on its Premier Inn business in the UK and Germany. [...]

2019-01-03T14:51:57+00:00August 31st, 2018|News, Uncategorised|

Irish Distillers sees further growth for Jameson

Irish Distillers, which owns the Jameson Whiskey brand, released full-year financial results this morning. It said Jameson sales rose by 14% in value and 12% in volume terms in the 12 months to June, with the whiskey now in double or triple-digit growth in more than 80 markets across the world. Chairman and Chief Executive [...]

2019-01-03T14:43:29+00:00August 29th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Dealz Irish Expansion: 20 New Stores On The Way

According to discount retailer Dealz, 300,000 customers visit its 53 Irish stores every week. Dealz which is owned by British discount giant Poundland, plans to open up to 20 new stores around Ireland in the coming year, as it says that some 300,000 Irish customers now pay a visit to its stores every week. The [...]

2018-12-11T14:31:46+00:00June 21st, 2016|News, Retails|