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IRELAND: Aldi, Lidl "forge ahead" - Kantar

18 Mar 2014

Discounters Aldi and Lidl are continuing their march in the Irish grocery sector, delivering double-digit growth in a declining market.

IRELAND: SuperValu outlines 2014 expansion plans

4 Mar 2014

Irish supermarket operator SuperValu grew its share of grocery sales in the country during 2013 and plans to continue the trend this year through a programme of space expansion and store improvements.

IRELAND: Musgrave to rebrand Superquinn stores, cut 102 jobs

7 Aug 2013

Irish retailer Musgrave Group is to rebrand the name of its Superquinn stores to its SuperValu chain as part of an investment in its network that will result in 102 job cuts.

IRELAND: Retailer Musgrave reports higher FY profits

25 Apr 2013

Ireland-based retailer Musgrave Group has reported higher annual profits on the back of improved sales, which were boosted by a contribution from the Superquinn business it acquired in 2011.

IRELAND: Superquinn gains share at expense of Tesco, Dunnes

2 Apr 2013

Irish supermarket Superquinn has gained market share in the country for the first time in five years, the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel reveal.

IRELAND: Sales up at retailer SuperValu in 2012

12 Mar 2013

Irish retailer SuperValu saw its sales increase in 2012, a year in which it claims it outperformed its rivals.

HORSEMEAT: Contamination impact on sales emerges

19 Feb 2013

Sales of frozen products in the UK, Ireland and France have taken a hit from the horsemeat contamination scandal, data has revealed.

IRELAND: Tesco grows ahead of market - Kantar

10 Dec 2012

Tesco has grown ahead of the market in Ireland, boosting its market share, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.

IRELAND: Musgrave rolls out Superquinn price cut campaign

3 Sep 2012

Irish retailer Musgrave Group has launch a price cut campaign across its Superquinn stores.

IRELAND: Musgrave annual profits fall

15 May 2012

Annual profits have fallen at Ireland-based retailer Musgrave as a hike in costs offset an increase in sales.

IRELAND: Tesco outperforms Irish grocery market - Kantar

6 Mar 2012

Tesco has outperformed and increased its share of the Irish grocery market, according to data issued by Kantar Worldpanel.

IRELAND: Sales gap widens as shoppers trade down

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.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

17 Oct 2011

After losing the support of the Metro Group board, CEO Dr Eckhard Cordes this week announced his plan to leave the world's third-largest retailer by next year. Elsewhere in retail, Sainsbury's made its latest move in the battle for the UK's deal-hungry consumers and the country's retailers met at the annual IGD conference. On the other side of the Atlantic, meanwhile, PepsiCo brushed off the latest questions on whether the company was considering to split in two.

IRELAND: Musgrave sets up operating division for Superquinn

13 Oct 2011

Musgrave has set up a division to run fellow Irish retailer and newly-acquired business Superquinn in a bid to recoup some market share.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

3 Oct 2011

Away from the World Retail Congress, Mars Inc made its first move into Fairtrade, spice maker McCormick & Co. said it would increase prices to offset commodity costs and the sale of ailing Irish retailer Superquinn was cleared. Click on the links for more.

IRELAND: Superquinn sale gets watchdog approval

29 Sep 2011

Irish retailer Musgrave is on the cusp of completing its purchase of rival Superquinn after a monopoly watchdog approved the sale today (29 September).

IRELAND: Food sales fall - Kantar

20 Sep 2011

Food sales in Ireland have fallen for the first time in a year, according to data from Kantar Worldpanel.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

5 Aug 2011

Kraft Foods' surprise decision to split itself in two dominated the industry headlines this week. Elsewhere, there had also been speculation that Unilever could sell its food operations and Kraft's move prompted discussions over whether PepsiCo could look to break up its businesses. The US also saw the latest food safety scare, with Cargill pulling millions of tonnes of meat over a possible link to a fatal salmonella outbreak. Click on the headlines for more.

Talking shop: Poundland puts expansion plans into action with Ireland move

3 Aug 2011

The recent headlines from Ireland's retail sector have focused on Superquinn's fall into receivership and Musgrave Group's plans to buy the business. However, with the economy in the doldrums, discount retailers have been gaining more ground. This week, UK retailer Poundland announced plans to open stores in Ireland and industry watchers believe the business has potential across the Irish Sea. Michelle Russell reports.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

29 Jul 2011

The week saw more of the major food manufacturers report their half-year results. Aside from their numbers, Danone faced questions on the performance of its business in Russia, while Hershey's new CEO was quizzed over its future in India. Meanwhile, Superquinn directors dropped their legal action against the Irish retailer's receivership and a group of UK politicians urged the Government to strengthen the powers of the proposed grocery watchdog. Click on the links for more.

IRELAND: Musgrave suppliers fund wins over Superquinn directors

27 Jul 2011

The directors of Irish grocery retailer Superquinn who were seeking to block the business being put into receivership have now withdrawn their petition from the High Court on the back of promises to support its suppliers.

Best bits: Grocery sector remains a sticky wicket

25 Jul 2011

With the sun having shone over much of the UK today (25 July) - and with England winning the Test match against India at Lord's - just-food is reluctant to dampen the mood but, in recent days, there has been yet more evidence of how tough trading conditions are.

IRELAND: Discounters continue to gain share

25 Jul 2011

Discounters continue to gain share in Ireland, with Aldi and Lidl posting strong growth over the last quarter, as the overall market has continued to slow, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel figures.

IRELAND: Director opposition puts Superquinn sale in doubt

22 Jul 2011

The sale of Irish retailer Superquinn is in doubt after two of the company's directors went to court to block the business from being put into receivership.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

22 Jul 2011

The weak consumer climate was brought into sharp relief in the UK this week when data showed the steepest drop in food sales volumes for over 20 years. On the other side of the Irish Sea, retailer Superquinn moved into receivership and local rival Musgrave was lined up as a buyer, although the deal has met opposition. And, in the US, PepsiCo became the first of the major food makers to issue second-quarter results - with a promise to raise prices to offset commodity pressure. Click on the headlines for more.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

22 Jul 2011

Healthy eating appeared to be a key theme of the week on just-food's pages, with coverage of US retailers plans to open more stores in so-called food deserts and analysis of the guidelines drawn up by the country's manufacturers over how they market food to children. On this side of the pond, a clutch of food retailers pledged to help the Scottish government's bid to get consumers to eat more fruit and veg.

IRELAND: Musgrave to buy rival troubled retailer Superquinn

19 Jul 2011

Ireland-based retailer Musgrave has struck a deal to buy Superquinn after its troubled local rival was put into receivership amid high debts.

IRELAND: Dunnes Stores gains share - Kantar

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.

IRELAND: Aldi, Lidl gain share in Ireland - Kantar

9 May 2011

Discount retailers Aldi and Lidl are gaining market share in Ireland, according to the latest figures from analysts at Kantar Worldpanel.

IRELAND: Superquinn denies sale plans

9 May 2011

Superquinn has confirmed reports that it is not looking to sell the business but is instead focused on implementing its recently approved business plan.

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