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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: 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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

IRELAND: Own label, discounters benefit as shoppers feel pinch

14 Mar 2011

Irish shoppers are increasingly turning to own-label products and discount retailers in a bid to keep on top of spiralling grocery bills, as well as reducing the volume of food they are purchasing, new figures suggest.

IRELAND: Superquinn chairman Burke quits

23 Feb 2011

Simon Burke has stepped down from his role as Superquinn's non-executive chairman, the Irish supermarket group confirmed today (23 February).

IRELAND: Former Dunnes COO Street named Superquinn boss

23 Nov 2010

Former Dunnes Stores chief operating officer Andrew Street has joined rival Irish retailer Superquinn as CEO.

IRELAND: Superquinn cools takeover talk

12 Apr 2010

Irish food retailer Superquinn has again moved to quell long-running rumours that the company is a potential takeover target for multinational retailers, including Tesco and Asda.

IRELAND: Superquinn defends supplier charges

17 Aug 2009

Irish supermarket group Superquinn has defended itself over the charging of fees for promotional shelf space.

Irish food industry reels from economic pressures

23 Mar 2009

Having contributed to and benefited from Ireland’s sustained economic growth, the country’s food industry is suffering acutely as a result of the downturn. Ben Cooper examines why the food sector in Ireland has proved more exposed than in other countries and what the industry is calling for the Government to do to mitigate the problems.

IRELAND: Growing competition amongst retailers - survey

23 Feb 2009

The price gap between the main Irish supermarket chains and discount stores is narrowing, but Lidl and Aldi remain more than 20% cheaper for own-brand goods, according to the latest grocery price survey.

IRELAND: Retailers call on government to ease downturn

11 Feb 2009

The Irish retail industry is calling on the country's government to take action to ease the pressure on struggling companies in the current economic downturn.

IRELAND: Ex-Asda exec takes Superquinn role

3 Feb 2009

Irish supermarket group Superquinn has appointed Sheena Forde to the position of operations director.

Top stories on just-food this week

23 Jan 2009

US food safety was once again in the spotlight this week, when our headlines were dominated by the salmonella scare that has swept the US, sickening 488 people across 43 states.

IRELAND: Superquinn to axe 400 staff in cost-cutting drive

22 Jan 2009

Irish supermarket group Superquinn has announced plans to cut 400 jobs – around 10% of its workforce – and close one store in Dundalk as it looks to cut costs out of the business.

IRELAND: Retailers compete on own brands

11 Sep 2008

Competition in the Irish grocery sector is fiercest in the own brand area of the market, new research has revealed.

Top stories on just-food this week

5 Sep 2008

It's been a positive week for Unilever, whose share price jumped on the news that Nestlé executive Paul Polman would become its CEO at the end of the year. Kraft has also fared well this week, sharing an upbeat appraisal of its turnaround programme.

IRELAND: Superquinn cools takeover talk

1 Sep 2008

Irish supermarket operator Superquinn has moved to dampen rumours of an impending sale.

IRELAND: Superquinn approached on takeover possibility

27 Aug 2008

Irish supermarket operator Superquinn told just-food today (28 August) that it has received takeover approaches from UK-based retailers.

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