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# groceries - Monday 24 August, 2020

Grocery sales have slowed compared to the peak of the pandemic as shoppers begin returning to pre-Covid habits

As restrictions began to lift, customers moved away from a pattern of large, infrequent shops.

# groceries - Friday 11 October, 2019

The consumer cost of a no-deal Brexit: Grocery prices at risk of rising

A no-deal scenario would also cost Ireland 73,000 jobs over the next two years, according to analysts’ predictions.

# groceries - Monday 1 July, 2019

Dunnes Stores is the most popular supermarket in Ireland

Meanwhile, Aldi enjoyed the largest jump in growth.

# groceries - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Poll: Are you spending more on your groceries as a result of the heatwave? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you spending more on your groceries as a result of the heatwave?

Ice-cream, alcohol and barbeque foods have been in high demand in recent weeks.

# groceries - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Here's what new rules to stop 'unfair' grocery deals could mean for the Irish food sector

Farmers have welcomed moves to rebalance power in the supply chain.

# groceries - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Brexit could increase cost of milk, cheese and eggs by 46%

A hard Brexit could increase the cost of living by up to €1,300 per Irish household per year.

# groceries - Monday 22 January, 2018

Irish jobs unaffected by significant shake-up at Tesco

1,700 jobs are at risk in the UK due to an operational overhaul.

# groceries - Monday 10 April, 2017

The price of Irish groceries has dropped for the first time in two years

Meanwhile, SuperValu has overtaken Dunnes Stores to become Ireland’s largest supermarket.

# groceries - Monday 16 January, 2017

SuperValu wins the Christmas supermarket war

Irish shoppers spent an extra €92 million on groceries over the festive period.

# groceries - Monday 4 July, 2016

SuperValu is still Ireland's most popular supermarket

Tesco remains in second place.

# groceries - Friday 13 May, 2016

How over-complicated products baffle people into making bad choices at the supermarket

A new study by the ESRI has examined the phenomenon.

# groceries - Sunday 13 September, 2015

From The Daily Edge Tesco just confirmed that it's putting more of those killer chilli peppers on sale Red Hot

# groceries - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Billionaire's soon-to-be ex-wife requests $1 million per month child support

The expenses include $6,800 a month in groceries.

# groceries - Monday 22 December, 2014

Who won the trolley wars in the run-up to Christmas? You did

Competitive pricing has led to a reduction in price inflation.

# groceries - Saturday 8 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge 14 things we need to see in supermarkets right this minute The Big Shop

14 things we need to see in supermarkets right this minute

A whole new world.

# groceries - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Thinking of doing your grocery shopping online? Here's how to get started

While there are benefits to shopping online, you shouldn’t jump in head first.

# groceries - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Dunnes Stores' recovery continues with another month of increased footfall

There’s also (more) good news for Lidl and Aldi, and (more) bad news for Tesco.

# groceries - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Trading conditions in Ireland 'continue to be challenging', says M&S

The retailer reported a slight increase in womenswear sales and said that sales were impacted by launch of new website.

# groceries - Monday 9 June, 2014

More and more people are shopping with Aldi and Lidl as Tesco loses out

Tesco’s top position is under threat from Dunnes and SuperValu.

# groceries - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Tesco narrows Irish sales losses in 2014 - but performance is still down

The British chain remains the largest in Ireland, but is losing market share to newcomers like Aldi and Lidl.

# groceries - Monday 12 May, 2014

Pre-recession habits are starting to creep back into our shopping routines

Aldi’s growth is also continuing to surge ahead of the competition.

# groceries - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Column: What is a frugal food budget to you?

Do you plan every cent you spend or throw caution to the wind? Caítríona Redmond looks at the intricacies of living on a budget.

# groceries - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

47% of Irish people are willing to pay more for groceries from developing countries

A new Eurobarometer survey shows that 52 per cent said that tackling global poverty should be one of the Government’s main priorities.

# groceries - Monday 26 August, 2013

Here’s what happened today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about John Kerry’s strong speech on Syria and a shooting that went wrong in Dublin.

Revealed: The 10 biggest selling brands in the Irish grocery market

The best-selling brand has topped the list for 9 years in a row…

# groceries - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

More than half of men have no responsibility for ‘the big shop’

A survey has also shown that shopping habits are shifting with more people buying own-brand products in the past 18 months.

From The Daily Edge What's going on with Superquinn sausages?!? Urgent News

What's going on with Superquinn sausages?!?

Superquinn is being integrated with SuperValu. Are the sausages no more?

# groceries - Monday 24 June, 2013

The price of groceries is still rising - but slightly slower than before

Data from Kantar Worldpanel also shows Lidl and Aldi continuing to increase their share of Ireland’s grocery market.

# groceries - Friday 14 June, 2013

Irish businessman may lead Lidl expansion into US

The MD of Lidl Ireland has been tasked with conducting an analysis of the market to see if entering it would be feasible.

# groceries - Thursday 25 April, 2013

TD calls on supermarkets to freeze prices of 19 basic products

John Halligan wants the government to meet with supermarket chains and examine a two-year price freeze on basic items.

# groceries - Monday 4 March, 2013

Horsemeat scandal: Frozen burger sales down 42 per cent

Data from Kantar Worldpanel Ireland has shown the impact of the horsemeat scandal on sales of frozen burgers.

# groceries - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Retail Excellence Ireland dismiss Consumer Association report on grocery prices

The CAI said the REI “can attempt to dismiss the findings all they like” but they’ve been tracking the price of the same branded products since 2000.

# groceries - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Chart: Ice-cream consumption per capita around the world

Irish people eat more of it than Italians… (because we have the warmer climate, right?)

# groceries - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Dunnes and Aldi make biggest gains in Christmas grocery market

The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel show Dunnes and Aldi making ground, largely at the expense of smaller shops.

# groceries - Thursday 3 January, 2013

SuperValu launches country's first grocery shopping app

Now you can do your weekly shop from your smartphone.

# groceries - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Irish people change to 'little and often' shopping trips

Supermarket share analysts say the notion of the ‘big shop’ not as popular as before – while supermarket market grows slightly here for second month in row.

# groceries - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Tesco sales down 1.3 per cent in third quarter

The company also announced today it will be conducting a strategic review of its loss making US chain Fresh & Easy.

# groceries - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

91 per cent of consumers believe Budget 2013 will leave less to spend on groceries

Almost half of participants in a new survey also believe the price of cigarettes will increase a lot.

# groceries - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Poll: Do you try to shop in Irish-owned supermarkets? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you try to shop in Irish-owned supermarkets?

Study shows that chains like Tesco, Aldi and Lidl are experiencing more growth than homegrown Irish chains – do you make a conscious choice to shop in Irish supermarkets?

Tesco extends lead as Ireland's most popular supermarket

The latest Kantar Worldpanel show Tesco has gained market share in the last year, while Dunnes has slipped back.

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