Record Sales at Centra of €1.63 billion in 2018 on the back of +3.6% growth

25 new stores to open, along with 80 revamps, as part of an €35 million investment; Centra continues to redefine the convenience market as the breakfast roll makes way for healthy alternatives like Cold Pressed Turmeric Shots and Paleo Superbowls; 4th February 2018: – Ireland’s leading convenience retailer Centra registered a new record in 2018 after hitting [...]

2019-02-25T13:14:08+01:00February 25th, 2019|News|

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+01:00October 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+01:00September 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+01:00September 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+01:00September 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+01:00August 31st, 2018|News, 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+01:00June 21st, 2016|News, Retails|

Women Shoppers Are Impulsive While Men Snap Up Bargains

According to the new survey, women are more likely to make impulsive purchasing decisions. However, male shoppers tend to snap up special offers, with a high chance of switching brands. Gender behaviour behind the supermarket trolley is the core focus of the new research released by Checkout Magazine, conducted by Empathy Research. The research found [...]

2016-05-27T13:56:41+01:00May 27th, 2016|News, Retails|

‘Shop & Save’ Scheme Sees Dunnes Stores Sales Surge

Dunnes Stores have experienced a sales surge and grown their market share considerably in the process over the course of the second quarter of 2015. While many might have expected a decrease in sales for the Irish retailer after a tumultuous period of high profile industrial action and strikes by disgruntled staff, Dunnes has actually [...]

2015-07-07T11:20:55+01:00July 7th, 2015|News, Retails|