Ireland news

16 March 2017
Global discounter Aldi S üd has unveiled a new logo as part of its strategy to modernise. Logo launched on Aldi China website The new logo was first introduced earlier this year when Aldi launched a new website for its  impending Chinese market entry . Aldi will roll out the new logo to all markets from June onwards. It was designed by illion. Markensocietaet: a design agency based in ...
15 March 2017
Ireland-based and internationally expanding fuel forecourt retailer, Applegreen has announced financial results for the full year 2016 (to 31 December), reporting total sales up by 8.9% to €1,178m.  Growth was driven by its core Irish business (currently 59% of the business), which saw sales up by 11.4%.  The UK business (now 39% of the total) saw growth in Euro terms impacted by the weakness of...
01 March 2017
Steinhoff International has reported positive Poundland results for the three months ended December 2016. Results 'ahead of expectations' According to Steinhoff's latest financial results, the newly-acquired Poundland business performed positively, contributing £448m to the South African conglomerate. In his webcast, Steinhoff CEO Marcus Jooste revealed that this is the first time since  De...
12 January 2017
Tesco has reported impressive figures for its third quarter and Christmas trading periods, with strengthening growth in the UK and underlying improvements in many international territories. The results mean that Tesco now expects it could deliver full year operating profits slightly ahead of the consensus forecast of £1.2bn. Headline LFL results   Q3: 13 week...
05 January 2017
Poundland has started the new year with its first ever sale, allowing shoppers to pick up products at half price following the costly Christmas period. Products reduced to 50p Poundland has cut the price of several core products by 50p from 1st January 2017. These include household brands such as Dolmio, Heinz, McVities and more. Beyond grocery, Poundland is focusing its new year sale on be...
04 January 2017
Gavin Rothwell, Senior Insights Manager at IGD, kick starts our 2017 coverage of food-to-go by sharing our view of the key trends to look out for. 1. The rise and rise of health and wellness Yes, it's January, a time when health always comes to the fore, but a combination of forces are leading us to believe that health will scale new heights in 2017. Health awareness has never been higher, a...
22 December 2016
Irish wholesale retailer Musgrave, the company behind SuperValu and Centra, has struck a deal with the Alibaba Group to export products direct to consumers in China. Flagship SuperValu virtual storefront on Tmall Global Musgrave will open a flagship SuperValu e-commerce storefront on Tmall Global, making it the first Irish retailer with a presence there (UK retailers Sainsbury's and Waitr...
08 December 2016
Aldi's UK & Ireland estate is set to grow with new plans to invest in Ireland. This news comes as Aldi UK announces its corporate buying MD will retire next year. Ireland: 20 stores over next three years Aldi plans to open 20 new stores in Ireland over the next three years, taking its store count to c.150, however the discounter has its sights set on another 50+ stores. The discounter w...
23 November 2016
As the retailer reports on its second quarter performance, we review how the global roll-out of the Circle K brand is also helping to lift sales. Global programs underpin growth Couche-Tard delivered a solid performance in the quarter as it continues to benefit from its aggressive acquisition strategy, the global roll-out of the new Circle K brand and other global programs. Merchandise and ...
08 November 2016
M&S has announced a major shift in strategy that will see the retailer refocus on growing its food business faster, reduce its estate of clothing and home stores and close loss making operations in international markets. The changes follow the conclusion of a strategic review announced by new chief executive Steve Rowe in May. Sharp fall in half year profits M&S experienced a sharp fall in ...