Ireland news

11 January 2018
Tesco has reported encouraging Q3 and Christmas trading figures, particularly in the UK, as customers responded to a much improved fresh food offer. Christmas trading was however impacted by challenges in the tobacco category caused by the collapse of wholesaler P&H. Headline LFL results   Q3: 13 weeks to 25 Nov Christmas: 6 weeks to 6 Jan ...
04 January 2018
The discounter reports a record Christmas performance, as well as securing funding independent of parent company Steinhoff, as investigations continue into accounting irregularities. Best-ever Christmas performance Poundland reported sales up 5.6% in the 12 weeks to Christmas Eve, including robust like-for-like sales up 6% in the three weeks before Christmas. These results are Poundland's b...
14 December 2017
We’ve been hugely excited about the innovation and expansion that we’ve seen in food-to-go in the past year. Here we update our outlook for 2018, and share some of the trends and opportunities that will ensure we keep close to developments in this fast growing market. Health & wellness underpinning innovation Many of the concepts globally that we see in growth are ones that are underpinned ...
07 December 2017
Last week, Superdrug opened its fourth store in Dublin and seventh store in Ireland. The company is now looking for further locations to expand next year. 'Ireland is incredibly important' Superdrug's new store is located in the Swords Pavilions shopping centre in Dublin. The 3,400 sq ft outlet will not be the last store to open in Ireland this year, with another store expected to open in A...
07 December 2017
As Starbucks opens its second Roastery in Shanghai, we take a closer look at the concept itself, Starbucks' strategic evolution and its future opportunities for growth. Starbucks Roastery: aiming to take its coffee to new heights The first Starbucks Roastery is located in Seattle, and we saw the concept in action in August. It's fair to say the Seattle version was very much a homage to both...
16 November 2017
We round up the latest news from SPAR International, bringing together news from leading markets in Africa, Asia and Europe. SPAR South Africa reports annual results SPAR has reported its final year results for operations in South Africa, Ireland and Switzerland. South Africa revenue +4.6%, Tops alcohol driving sales SPAR full year revenue in South Africa increased +4.6% to ZAR56 bn (...
19 October 2017
Coming to our Food-to-Go Conference on November 7? Make the most of your time in London by visiting some of these locations, all selected for their proximity to the conference venue in St Paul's... 1. M&S to Go, the Coop and Leon, Ludgate Circus Ludgate Circus is one of the busiest spots in this part of town, and for that reason the corner sites located here have a prime opportunity to attr...
04 October 2017
Tesco has reported a highly encouraging set of interim results, with significant gains in sales and profits enabling the group to resume paying a dividend to shareholders for the first time in three years. Strong headline results Group sales: +3.3% to £25.2bn - seventh consecutive quarter of growth. LFL +0.8% UK LFL: +2.2% with volumes +0.3% and fresh food volumes +1.5% Group opera...
25 September 2017
Aldi's sales soared 13.5% to £8.74bn in the UK and Ireland, representing more than a £1bn increase on the full year 2015 results. However, profit dipped for the third consecutive year, with double digit decline in operating profit down 17% to £211.3m. Performance boosted by new stores and switching shoppers Aldi's strong sales performance comes as no surprise: earlier this year Kantar repor...
13 September 2017
Fashion Week shows and pop-up stores herald the launch of Lidl's fashion collaboration with super model Heidi Klum, as the retailer further extends its reach into clothing. New York Fashion Week show and Dublin pop-up store promote the launch In Dublin's famous shopping high street, Grafton Street, Lidl is hosting a four day pop-up space where visitors can browse its new fashion collaborati...