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Irish grocery market sales dipped by 2.3% in the 12 weeks to September 5, 2021.
New figures from Kantar show that grocery sales dipped by 2.3% in the 12 weeks to September 5 as people slowly returned to their pre-pandemic routines.
Some spirits categories benefited from the consumer shift to the off-trade in Ireland, according to the report, with Irish cream liqueur sales growing by 26.5%.
Mark & Spencers Ireland has announced that it will not be able to offer pre-Christmas Food To Order to its Irish customer base this year.
Maxol Group CEO, Brian Donaldson, reveals the company’s ambitious €20m investment programme for 2022, as well as noting the factors that are contributing to a strong performance this year.
Under the terms of the partnership, Musgrave Marketplace will supply the Circle K network of company-owned and franchise service stations.
Research shows that Irish consumer sentiment weakened somewhat in November, likely reflecting a number of concerns that attracted increasing attention during the period
Aldi has pledged to invest €320 million over the next three years (2022-2024) in a bid to further grow its share of the Irish grocery market.
Paul Kelly, director, FDI commented, “The rate of cost inflation in the sector continues to rise across all the main inputs and this is now increasingly accompanied by supply shortages of these inputs.
British baker and fast-food chain Greggs' has warned that its vegan sausage roll is the latest product to succumb to supply chain disruption.
Marks and Spencer (M&S) is trying to source more product locally for its Irish stores after running into trouble with post-Brexit export controls on food.
Producer will supply an additional 16 new fresh, Irish-made prepared meals and side dishes
SuperValu once again leads the way as Ireland's leading grocery retailer and holds a 22.5% share of the market.
Leading non-alcoholic spirits brand raises £20 million to accelerate growth
Country’s unemployment rate will reduce to 6.5% by fourth quarter, says Donohue
Aldi selling four times usual amount of turkey crowns as consumers heed warnings over festive shortages
The figures show that beer and cider sales were the hardest hit, down by 15% and 13% respectively. Typically, around 60% of beer sales and 45% of cider sales are in Ireland’s pubs, restaurants, and hotels.
Demand for pumpkins grew by 15% this year compared to last year following disappointment where many couldn't celebrate how they wished to
Spending is on the rise this year as one in five (20%) adults expect to spend more this Christmas compared to what they spent last year.
Household spending showed a dramatic 12.6% quarter-on-quarter improvement, it remains about 5% below its early 2019 level and about twice that below its pre-pandemic trend.
According to the survey, Budget Day, rising costs, and prices, along with emerging doubts over plans to fully lift the remaining public health restrictions made for an uneasy setting this month.