Ireland news

07 July 2020
Irish retailer Dunnes has begun trialling an online service from one of its stores, as a response to shoppers increased demand for delivery. Order via website or app Shoppers can now order online delivery from Dunnes Cornelscourt store in Dublin. They can choose from over 230 products, with a minimum order of €20 and a delivery fee of €3. Source: Google Play ...
30 June 2020
In the 12 weeks to 14th June 2020 take-home grocery sales in the Republic of Ireland grew 24.7%, according to Kantar. We explore the growth in more detail and look at key retailers' performance. Convenience and online drive growth The 12 weeks up to 14th June encompass the entire lockdown period. The additional spend equates to €628.7m (£573.7m). Similarly to the UK, shopping patterns in...
26 June 2020
Tesco has reported a huge increase in sales for the 13 weeks ending 30th May 2020 as it responded impressively to the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Key figures Group sales: +8.0% (+7.9% LFL) UK sales: +9.1% (+8.7% LFL) inc. online +48.5% ROI sales: +19.7% (+20.5% LFL) inc. online +50.9% Booker: +6.1% (+0.6% LFL) inc. online +106.3% Central Europe exc. Pol...
19 June 2020
We round up the latest news in discount and variety discount in the UK and Ireland from the w/c 15th June. Poundland resumes the rollout of its new chilled and frozen range Poundland paused the rollout of its new chilled and frozen range at the start of the pandemic. The new lines had initially been introduced to 20 stores, with a further 10 having chilled only. Before the pandemic ...
29 May 2020
Retailers across Ireland are introducing queue management systems to control the number of shoppers in store, to make social distancing easier for shoppers and staff. Tesco Source: Tesco Ireland Twitter Tesco's new queuing technology counts how many shoppers enter and leave the store, calculating when it is safe for the next person in the queue to en...
26 May 2020
Pepco-owned Dealz, part of the Poundland family, plans to open 10 new stores in Ireland this year, according to the Irish Independent. Continued expansion There are currently 65 Dealz stores in Ireland, with plans to continue to open around 10 stores a year, for the foreseeable future. Alongside the expansion, the retailer is looking to make improvements to existing stores, replicating t...
06 May 2020
In this regularly updated article, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Ireland: Aldi Aldi Ireland will be returning to normal opening hours from Thursday 7th May. Stores will once again be open 9am to 10pm on Monday to Friday and 9am to 9pm on Saturday and Sunday Rolling out new social distancing measures, including posters in-store and clear ma...
04 May 2020
From Helsinki to Dublin and North Carolina, we look at Lidl’s latest developments as it continues to invest in ecommerce and open more stores, including one in central London. Finland: new urban store in the capital and a sneakers craze…             On 29 April, Lidl Finland opened its 24 th store in the Finnish capital, taking its total to 187. The store is strategically located on the st...
30 April 2020
Tesco Ireland confirmed the expansion of its Click and Collect service to 10 locations across different counties, amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Five new locations + expanded slots at five existing locations The brand new collection points are Bailieborough in Cavan, Ballincollig in Cork, Galway Shopping Centre, Headford Road and Ballinasloe in Galway, Clonmel and Nenagh in Tippe...
30 April 2020
Irish delivery start-up Buymie has raised €2.2m from different investors to expand its operation. The start-up has also extended its trial partnership with Lidl by signing a new multi-year partnership agreement with the German discounter. Increasing demand for Buymie’s services Buymie currently has operations across Dublin, Maynooth, Celbridge, Leixlip, Bray and Greystones, whilst demand fo...