Dunnes news

30 September 2015
We update on the latest Kantar Worldpanel market shares for the 12 weeks to 13 September 2015 and report on Iceland's plans to grow in Ireland over the next five years. Tesco: returning to growth The Irish grocery market has delivered eighteenth months of consecutive growth, with year-on-year sales in the latest 12 weeks up 1.8%. For the first time since March 2013, Tesco has returned...
11 June 2015
Latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland for the 12 weeks ending 24 May show that Tesco has reclaimed the position of Ireland's market leader. Tesco back on top In previous months Tesco fell to second place, however the tables have turned in May with Tesco moving ahead at 25.2%. While Tesco managed to secure the top spot, the retailer's performance continues to track behind the m...
13 November 2014
We update on the latest Kantar Worldpanel market shares for the 12 weeks to 12 October 2014, and we look at how retailers are using differentiated marketing online shopping and promotional campaigns to drive growth in the run up to Christmas. Snapshot of current market shares Lidl and Aldi continue to outperform, holding 16.6% of the market, an increase of 2 percentage points versus ...
03 September 2014
In the latest Kantar Worldpanel results for the 12 weeks to 17 August 2014, we look at how Irish grocery retailers are continuing to drive traffic through stores. Tesco's market share continues to weaken In this period Tesco saw a slight recovery in performance with its sales falling by 5.5%, an improvement from 6.2% in the previous period. Tesco's Irish market share continues to weaken, de...
07 August 2014
In the latest Kantar Worldpanel results, for the 12 weeks to July 20 2014, Dunnes Stores saw a strong sales performance, yet, Tesco continued to lose market share. Grocery inflation stood at 1.9%.  Dunnes sees strong summer performance Dunnes Stores saw a strong performance in the reporting period with an impressive 2.6% sales increase, resulting in 21.2% share of the market. Pr...
15 July 2014
Grocery sales grew by 2% in Ireland in the 12 weeks ending 22nd of June according to the latest results from Kantar Worldpanel. Inflation in Ireland stands at 2.3%, down slightly from 2.6% in the last period. Aldi and Lidl continue to gain market share Aldi and Lidl continue to grow their share of the Irish grocery market, representing just over 16%. Aldi holds 8.1% of the market, while sin...
10 June 2014
The Irish grocery market has continued its recent return to growth, up +1.4%, but volumes are still struggling with inflation at 2.6%, according to latest Kantar Worldpanel figures for the 12 weeks to May 25.   Discounters continue to thrive Aldi and Lidl continue their strong growth in the period. Together, the discounters hold a total share of 15.9%. In the past 12 weeks, Aldi grew by 21....
14 May 2014
The Irish grocery market is starting to recover, seeing an improvement for the first time in six months. Discounters dominate, while Supervalu sees growth According to the most recent market share figures, 12 weeks ending 27 April, discounters continue to grow, with Aldi revealing a surge of 22%, gaining a market share of 8.0% and Lidl increasing its share by 12.2% to 7.6%. Supervalu saw p...
29 April 2014
Aldi and Lidl continue to deliver above the Irish market growth rate, while Tesco faces challenges in the latest figures released by Kantar Worldpanel. Aldi and Lidl continue to push new boundaries In the 12 weeks ending March 30 2014, Aldi and Lidl continued to grow in Ireland, with Aldi increasing its share to 7.9%. Lidl was boosted by double digit sales growth, of 11.1%, for the fourth conse...
07 November 2013
As Ireland becomes the first Eurozone country to exit its bailout programme, we report back with five trends from Dublin on how Irish retailing has adapted to austerity and become a world leader in foodservice / convenience fusion concepts. 1. Value remains paramount While the economy is improving, consumer confidence currently remains at a low ebb. With one in three homeowners in negative equ...