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Tesco has lifted its profit forecast following very positive Christmas trading. In this article we explore what drove this success and how it plans to continue the momentum in the year ahead.

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In November 2021, we visited Dublin to see some of the newest food-to-go stores and concepts.  Here are five of the must-see stores in Dublin that prove that Ireland remains best in class for food-to-go inspiration.  1. Centra, Miller’s Glen The new Centra store in Miller’s Glen, opened in November 2021, has a clear food-to-go focus, with a range of fresh hot and cold options, spanning a...
Tesco has made its first acquisition in Ireland since it entered the market in 1997. What? Tesco has acquired all 10 supermarkets of Joyce’s in Galway for an undisclosed sum. The deal is subject to approval by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) but is expected to be approved soon. The Joyce family will retain full ownership and control of their other business int...
Irish retailer Musgrave has released its 2020 financial results, for the 52 weeks to 31 December. Performance of the retailer’s banners was mixed, with the pandemic impacting areas of the business differently. However, overall, Musgrave performed well with group sales increasing by 14% to €4.5 bn, while retail sales reached €6.1 bn. Musgrave also grew its profit before tax 11% to €98m. Mixe...


Five trends that will shape the discount channel globally this year including some considerations and implications for suppliers and retailers.
Compass Group UK & Ireland has announced its plans to launch its first fully “frictionless” store in a workplace in early 2022. The store, a first for the food service sector, is set to open in Ireland followed by additional sites in the UK over the next year, including units within other corporate clients, as well as in the sports and leisure and defence sectors.
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