Brexit blues begin to lift, FDI flying high and a model for packaging-free supermarkets – we take a look at this week’s biggest retail news stories.
CONSUMER SENTIMENT HOLDS STEADY IN MAY
Brexit’s endless delays meant that Irish consumer sentiment held steady last month, with minor upward fluctuation of 1.3%
FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT UP 52%
Ireland had the second-strongest performing economy in Europe last year.
ARYZTA’S 3-YEAR PROGRAMME SHOWS RESULTS
The Swiss-Irish food group’s revenue stabilisation programme has begun to pay off, with third quarter results up 4.5% on the same period in 2017.
TOTAL PRODUCE TARGETS CONTINUED GROWTH FOR 2019
Competitive markets and global trade uncertainty haven’t affected the group’s growth expectations for this year.
WAITROSE TRIALS ALMOST PACKAGING-FREE STORE
The high-end British supermarket has gone almost entirely zero-packaging in its central Oxford store. Will we see any Irish retailers follow suit?