SuperValu’s record-breaking year, Lidl’s salt & sugar audit and the Irish whiskey renaissance continues – we take a look at this week’s biggest retail news stories.
SUPERVALU HITS SALES MILESTONE
SuperValu hit a sales milestone of €2.78 billion in 2018, driven by online shopping, increased interest in veganism and own-brand growth.
LIDL CONDUCTING OWN-BRAND HEALTH REVIEW
The German giant is reviewing salt & sugar levels in more than 850 of its own-brand products in its first ever “health survey”.
More than 8 in 10 adults eat breakfast each weekday, according to new data from Empathy Research, with the figure rising to 88% at weekends.
BREXIT THREATENS IRISH DAIRY EXPORTS
UK tariffs could threaten Irish dairy exports to the tune of €400 million if a no-deal Brexit becomes a reality.
DUBLIN LIBERTIES DISTILLERY OPENS
Ireland gained its 22nd whiskey distillery this week, with the opening of the Dublin Liberties Distillery after a €10 million investment in the Old Mill St. site.