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# groceries - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Revealed: The top 10 biggest selling brands in the Irish grocery market Groceries This post contains images

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

The annual list of the top 100 brands in the Irish grocery market has been revealed by Checkout magazine.

# groceries - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Consumers turning to discount shops and own brands for groceries

Latest Kantar figures show strong growth for Tesco in last quarter, while Aldi and Lidl are increasing their market share.

# groceries - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Save money on your grocery bill: YOUR tips Home Economics This post contains images

Save money on your grocery bill: YOUR tips

Delicious and inexpensive recipes, clever ways with the shopping list… and some creative uses for household items.

# groceries - Monday 11 June, 2012

Tesco sees first Irish sales boost for two years

The announcement is a turnaround after months of declining sales figures.

# groceries - Monday 28 May, 2012

Grocery sales fall by 0.2 per cent

But own-brand labels grow by 2.3 per cent year-on-year, as shoppers attempt to make savings.

# groceries - Monday 2 April, 2012

Irish grocery market slips back into decline - report

The grocery sector declined by 0.5 per cent last year due to falling inflation.

# groceries - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Discount German supermarkets increase share of grocery market

New figures show Lidl and Aldi continuing to eat into the grocery market, though Tesco and Dunnes remain by far the largest.

# groceries - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Four out of five people now shopping around for groceries

Ireland’s shopping habits are changing significantly in the recession, a new survey suggests.

Poll: Do you look for bargains when doing your weekly shop? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you look for bargains when doing your weekly shop?

A survey has found that more than 80 per cent of Irish consumers look around for bargains when doing their weekly shop. Do you?

# groceries - Saturday 19 November, 2011

Poll: Will the VAT increase send you over the border to shop? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will the VAT increase send you over the border to shop?

There are warnings that a VAT increase will send shoppers to Northern Ireland in order to make savings. Will you consider it? Or would you have gone anyway?…

# groceries - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

We're paying more for food... again

Grocery prices in three major supermarket chains have increased by more than five per cent since last year, new figures show.

# groceries - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Ladies' fashion is worst-performing retail sector of 2011 so far

Figures from Retail Excellence Ireland show that like-for-like sales are down 3 per cent on last year, yet remain “robust”.

# groceries - Tuesday 10 August, 2010

THE NATIONAL Consumer Agency has released figures that show that the cost of supermarket groceries in Ireland have dropped by 14%.

Prices have fallen over that last 18 months, according to the study, which examined the cost of 103 branded grocery items in Tesco, Dunnes Stores and Superquinn and 87 items when SuperValu was included.

Read the survey here.

The results showed that there was virtually no price difference on branded goods between Tesco, Dunnes Stores and Superquinn; the difference between the cheapest and most expensive a basket of 103 items was just €1.14 or 0.4%.

The cost of the sample baskets:

Dunnes Stores = €279.62

Tesco = €280.69

Superquinn = €280.76

Ann Fitzgerald, Chief Executive of the National Consumer Agency, says that while it is good news that prices are dropping, the study also highlights that a lack of competitiveness exists between the state’s largest retailers – which a serious issue for Irish consumers:

The results show that while grocery prices have dropped across the board, over the past 18 months, there is evidence that the most powerful retailers in the State, between them controlling 70% of the market… are still price matching in core branded items to a significant degree, albeit at much lower levels than in 2007 and 2008.

This suggests that competitive pricing is still not a feature of the Irish grocery market and to address this there is a real need for a new entrant to the market to offer consumers a real alternative.