Retail Catch Up

PRL IN-MARKET SOLUTIONS TAKE A GLANCE AT SOME OF THE MAIN STORIES IN AND AROUND RETAIL THIS WEEK

Dunnes Stores takes £250 million dividend from UK operation

By taking such a large payment now, the Dunnes Stores family eliminates future currency risk if sterling, as expected, falls further against the euro as the effects of Brexit sink in.

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Ardagh Group Creates ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Bottles for Coca-Cola

Ardagh Group has announced that it is creating limited edition ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ aluminium Coca-Cola Zero Sugar bottles, in collaboration with Coca-Cola.

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PepsiCo’s Irish Staff Urged To Accept 9% Pay Rise Offer

A group of workers at Pepsico’s Irish operation, have been encouraged to accept a pay rise offer of almost a tenth of their current salaries.

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European Consumer Centre Urges Online Shoppers To ‘Ask About Returns Policy’

The European Consumer Centre Ireland (ECC) has today released a statement today (11 December) to warn online Christmas shoppers to take time to ask about returns policy when buying last minute Christmas gifts.

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144,000 NET NEW JOBS ACROSS THE ISLAND OF IRELAND PROJECTED BY 2020

EY has today released its latest economic eye report which shows that jobs growth has been positive across the island in the period 2014 – 2017, with an increase of…

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Kerrygold Butter ‘Most Missed’ Food for Irish Emigrants

Kerrygold butter has pipped Tayto crisps (which held this position for four years in a row) to the top spot and has been named the ‘most missed’ food by Irish emigrants…

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Irish cream liqueur sales set to break 100m bottle barrier this year

Global sales of Baileys and other Irish cream liqueur look set to break the 100 million bottle barrier for the first time this year as they rebound after a “lost decade”.

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Four In 10 Adults Purchase Christmas Alcohol from Mid-December

The last few weeks in the run in to Christmas continues to be a key occasion for alcohol purchases in the off-trade, with just over 4 in 10 (44%) alcohol buyers claiming…

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ERSI Report Forecasts Strong Growth in the Economy

A new report from the Economic and Social Research Institute says the economy will have another year of strong growth this year and next.

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Irish Spirits Association Appoints First Female Chair

Aoife Clarke has been appointed chair of the Irish Spirits Association (ISA), where she will become the first female chair in its 20-year history.

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Retail Excellence Ireland Reports Booming Cyber Week Sales

Pharmacy, cosmetics, electronics, technology and fashion have been the most popular categories for online shoppers here so far, this festive season.

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Northern Ireland shops take battering as footfall drops 2.4% in November

High streets and shopping centres across Northern Ireland are continuing to take a battering with footfall dropping by 2.4% in the last month.

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