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Outdoor dining on Fade Street in Dublin after some lockdown restrictions were lifted. This impacted on the sale of alcohol in supermarkets as people ventured out for a drink. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Irish consumers spent €94.4 million less on alcohol in supermarkets in recent weeks as outdoor hospitality and beer gardens reopened in June after mon(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly: Kantar research suggests there is  merit in concerns around his lack of mentions in his department’s Twitter account in January.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney

The Department of Health’s Twitter feed had the lowest number of mentions of its Minister in its timeline, according to an independent analysis of twe(...)

 A shopper in  Tesco in Rush, Co Dublin:  the retailer  saw the biggest increase in trip size among all the grocers this period. Photograph: Alan Betson

With bars and restaurants closed, Irish shoppers spent an additional €143 million on take-home groceries over the past 12 weeks, latest figures from r(...)

Retailers benefitted from the reopening of schools in September with sales of baked morning goods up 11% and lunch box staples like yoghurt drinks and juices growing by 17%. Photograph: iStock

Localised lockdowns in the State prompted shoppers to stock up on groceries again, with Dublin seeing the strongest growth in take-home grocery sales,(...)

The Tesco chain says its  online sales now account for 16%  of the total, up from 9% before the pandemic

Tesco Ireland has recruited 1,000 additional personnel since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic to help the business run smoothly during the crisis. (...)

Mark Read, chief executive of advertising agency WPP. Photograph: Toby Melville/File Photo/Reuters

WPP said on Wednesday the Covid-19 pandemic had forced its net sales down by 7.9 per cent in March and the world’s biggest advertising company expects(...)

The average household spent an additional €122 on groceries during the four weeks to March 22nd. Photograph: iStock

Covid-19 has turned household spending on its head. Shops are running out of things that, in recent times, we rarely purchased (yeast, anyone?).Other (...)

Dunnes Stores remained the largest retailer in the State with a market share of 22.3 per cent followed by SuperValu and Tesco with 21.3 per cent each. Aldi and Lidl held a joint 12.3 per cent share of the market each. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

March was the busiest month for grocery sales ever recorded, new data shows, as shoppers bought more than they did during the Christmas 2019 period. (...)

An empty pasta shelf in Switzerland. Many countries have seen surging sales in basic products including pasta.  Photograph: EPA

Shoppers’ rush to stock up on non-perishable staples such as pasta and noodles to ride out the coronavirus crisis has boosted demand for wheat, which (...)

Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons all suffered declines in sales over the Christmas period.

Morrisons was the big loser as Britain’s major food retailers endured their worst Christmas since 2014, hurt by intense competition and sustained cons(...)

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