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Growth in Irish grocery market but uncertain times ahead

Growth in Irish grocery market but uncertain times ahead

Published on Jul 06th, 2016

The recent EU referendum result and weakening of the pound against the euro could see many Irish shoppers return to old habits – heading across the border in search of better value at UK retailers in Northern Ireland, suggests Kantar Worldpanel.

While such cross-border shopping only accounted for 0.3% of Irish grocery sales in the latest 12 week period, at the peak of the recession it stood at 4.1%, the shopper behaviour expert said.

Record numbers shop at Lidl in Ireland

Record numbers shop at Lidl in Ireland

Published on Jun 09th, 2016

Kantar Worldpanel's latest supermarket share figures for – for the 12 weeks to May 22 – show a strong sales boost for the grocery market with sales increasing by 4.0% compared with last year, the global expert in shoppers’ behaviour reports.

How to win in both online & conventional retail

How to win in both online & conventional retail

Published on Jun 01st, 2016

Fruit and vegetable consumption may be declining in Europe but as highlighted at the ‘Tomatoes, trends towards 2020’ conference in Antwerp in April, the market value of tomatoes has nevertheless risen.

The reality is that sales can be boosted via tastier, more convenient varieties that increase consumer satisfaction.

And more sales can also be achieved through online shopping.

Direct sourcing is key for IPL and ASDA

Direct sourcing is key for IPL and ASDA

Published on May 25th, 2016

As well as being the biggest single importer of produce in the UK, Asda subsidiary International Procurement & Logistics (IPL) – the UK retail chain’s sourcing and procurement arm – is involved in exports. IPL Export, its export operation, supports the direct import strategies of Asda-owner Walmart as well as Sam’s Club, its retail warehouse chain. Dutch aubergines and Spanish olive oil for Canada, UK beer for the Japanese market and milk from Yorkshire for China are just some examples of IPL Export’s activities.

Waitrose plans to open 14 new branches in 2016

Waitrose plans to open 14 new branches in 2016

Published on Dec 15th, 2015

Waitrose is to open 14 new shops across the UK from spring next year, including five new supermarkets and nine new little Waitrose convenience shops.

It will also create up to 200 roles in its e-commerce fulfilment centre in Coulsdon, South London, to service its expanding number of branches.

German discounters now command a tenth of British grocery sales

German discounters now command a tenth of British grocery sales

Published on Nov 17th, 2015

Discount retailers Aldi and Lidl have reached a combined 10% share of the British grocery market for the first time, new grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel reveal.

The data, for the 12 weeks to November 8, show Lidl’s market share reached a new record high of 4.4%, up 0.7 percentage points on last year thanks to 19% sales growth. Aldi grew sales by 16.5%, keeping its market share at 5.6% for the fifth consecutive month.

Catalonia's Bon Preu group on way to beat €1 billion in sales

Catalonia's Bon Preu group on way to beat €1 billion in sales

Published on Nov 13th, 2015

Catalonia-based retail group Bon Preu is set to end the fiscal year (February 28) with turnover of around €990 million, up 11.4% on the previous year, and aims for €1.1 billion the following one, according to its president Joan Font.

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