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Comment: Price is key for retailers in Ireland

Pressure on household incomes in Ireland has been exacerbated by persistently high grocery inflation this year. As a result, price positioni...


Best bits: Confectioners hit sweet spot

Katy Askew | 21 Jan 2013

Retailers in the UK and Ireland faced some difficult questions last week, when it emerged that horse and pig DNA had been discovered in beefburgers and "beef" ready meals.

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Kerry, Dunnes in trademark row over Cheestrings

Hannah Abdulla | 1 Dec 2014

A trademark row between Ireland's Kerry Group and local retailer Dunnes Stores has broken out over Kerry's Cheestrings product.


Kantar: Aldi, Lidl continue to set pace in Ireland

Michelle Russell | 29 Apr 2013

Discounters Aldi and Lidl continue to set the pace in Irish grocery retailing, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.


UK's FSA says traceability working

Katy Askew | 11 Feb 2013

The UK's Food Standards Agency has insisted the traceability systems in place to track ingredients down the supply chain are proving robust as it works to uncover how undeclared horse meat made its way onto frozen beef products.


Irish retailer Dunnes enjoys sales boost

Michelle Russell | 4 Feb 2013

Irish retailer Dunnes Stores has enjoyed its best sales growth figures for four years, according to according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.


Tesco DNA tests on meat, Silvercrest contract ends

Dean Best | 30 Jan 2013

Tesco plans to introduce DNA tests on all its meat products in the wake of the horse meat scandal, an affair that has led the UK retailer to drop one of the suppliers at the centre of the contamination.


Horse meat scandal rocks Ireland, UK

Katy Askew | 16 Jan 2013

The discovery of horse meat in beefburgers sold by Tesco, Aldi, Lidl, Iceland and Dunnes Stores in the UK and Ireland has sent shock waves through the industry. While the retailers have been quick to pull affected products and launch investigations into how the horse meat made its way into the supply chain, it seems likely that the issue has the potential to undermine public confidence in prepared meat products.


Tesco pulls burgers after horse meat traces found

Chris Mercer | 16 Jan 2013

Tesco has recalled some ranges of burgers in Ireland and the UK after food safety officials reported finding traces of horse meat in samples on sale in its stores, as well as in other retailers' outlets.


Dunnes faces "winding-up" over debt non-payment

Michelle Russell | 27 Nov 2012

Irish retailer Dunnes Stores is reportedly facing a possible winding up of the company over its alleged failure to honour a EUR21.6m (US$27.9m) bill for building works at a shopping centre.


SuperValu outgrows Irish grocery market

Dean Best | 12 Dec 2011

Irish retailer SuperValu has grown faster than the country's grocery market for the first time since March, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.


Sales gap widens as Irish shoppers trade down

Sam Webb | 18 Oct 2011

Discount retailers in Ireland continue to thrive as shoppers show no sign of loosening their purse strings, according to the latest grocery market figures from Kantar Worldpanel.


Dunnes Stores gains share in Ireland - Kantar

Dean Best | 6 Jun 2011

Dunnes Stores has gained share of Ireland's grocery market for the first time in almost two years, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.


Consumers buy fewer groceries as shoppers feel pin

just-food.com | 11 Apr 2011

Irish consumers are buying fewer groceries in a response to food price inflation, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel numbers.


Irish shoppers focus on value

just-food.com | 14 Feb 2011

Customers are shifting towards value products in Ireland as they continue to make cutbacks, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

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