PRL In-Market Solutions look at some of the top stories in and around retail this week in Ireland and the UK.
Tesco Wins Provisional Approval for Booker Takeover
UK’s regulator has provisionally cleared the €4 billion purchase without asking for concessions.
Premier Foods Reports a ‘Return to Revenue Growth’ of 1.5% in H1
Premier Foods said that its latest figures has shown a return to revenue growth of 1.5% to £353.3 million in the first half of its financial year.
FoodCloud and Webio Selected for Prestigious Silicon Valley Accelerator
Irish start-ups among 16 companies to be accepted for Blackbox connect programme.
Aldi Plan for Laytown Goes to High Court
A dispute over a planned new Aldi supermarket in Laytown, Co. Meath, has come before the High Court.
Irish Retail Sales Sees 4% Increase Ahead of Busy Christmas Period
Retail Ireland said that sales values have grown by 4.1% in the third quarter of the year, compared to the same period in 2016, according to its latest Retail Monitor.
Northern Ireland Retail Experiencing Slump
Northern Ireland is experiencing a “black trading cloud” as the region experiences a sales slump combined with an increase in closures, according to the Northern Ireland Retail Consortium.
Christmas Drinks: Classic Reception
In recent times, there has been an explosion of quality new drink brands, amongst the craft beer, gin and whiskey sectors to name just a few.
Ibec Meets Theresa May and UK Prime Ministers on Brexit
On 13 November, Ibec CEO Danny McCoy met British Prime Minister Theresa May, Brexit Secretary David Davis and Business Secretary Greg Clark in Dowling St., as part of a delegation of key EU business federations.
Using E-receipts for Unsolicited Marketing Could Attract €5k Fine for Retailers, According to DPC
The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has said that unsolicited marketing emails, can attract a fine of up to €5,000 for retailers.
‘Grab-and-Go’ and Takeaway Food Retail Boost
Take away and ‘grab-and-go’ food retail outlets now account for more than a third of spending in Ireland’s food catering market, it has emerged.
Heineken Ireland Appoints New Off Trade Director
Heineken Ireland has announced the appointment of Pete Green as its new off trade director. Green joins Heineken Ireland from Heineken’s US operations, where he has held the role of national sales director for grocery since 2014.