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#Consumer Confidence

# consumer-confidence - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Pace of recovery in Irish manufacturing slips as spike in Covid-19 cases 'rattles' business sentiment in August
# Nervous Times
# Nervous Times

Pace of recovery in Irish manufacturing slips as spike in Covid-19 cases 'rattles' business sentiment in August

Sep 1st 2020, 6:45 AM 10,405 Views 2 Comments

Recent lockdowns in Kildare and the midlands weighed heavily on the data.

# consumer-confidence - Sunday 24 March, 2019

Opinion: How you see the Irish economy depends on if you're a glass half-full or half-empty kind of person
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: How you see the Irish economy depends on if you're a glass half-full or half-empty kind of person

Mar 24th 2019, 7:00 AM 16,226 Views 56 Comments

In many ways, the Irish economy looks to be in ‘Goldilocks’ territory: not too cold, but still not too hot, writes Victor Duggan.

# consumer-confidence - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Christmas spending: We're not in 'panic mode' but Brexit is putting the brakes on plans to splash the cash
# Hitting Home
# Hitting Home

Christmas spending: We're not in 'panic mode' but Brexit is putting the brakes on plans to splash the cash

Dec 6th 2018, 6:15 AM 8,432 Views 10 Comments

In the UK, consumer confidence registered the largest monthly decline in seventeen months in November.

# consumer-confidence - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Irish consumer confidence hits highest level since recession
# Personal Finances
# Personal Finances

Irish consumer confidence hits highest level since recession

Aug 17th 2017, 6:01 AM 6,072 Views 15 Comments

Ireland is now the fourth most confident country in Europe, overtaking the UK for the first time in almost nine years.

# consumer-confidence - Monday 21 September, 2015

Here is the brand that Irish customers have the best experience with
# Guess Who
# Guess Who

Here is the brand that Irish customers have the best experience with

Sep 21st 2015, 9:52 AM 41,393 Views 41 Comments

Is customer service a big deal for you?

# consumer-confidence - Thursday 30 July, 2015

The crisis in Greece has the people of Ireland shaking a bit
# Consumer Confidence
# Consumer Confidence

The crisis in Greece has the people of Ireland shaking a bit

Jul 30th 2015, 6:01 AM 17,181 Views 79 Comments

A new report on consumer confidence has also identified the closure of Clerys as having a negative impact.

# consumer-confidence - Friday 12 December, 2014

'Things are more likely to be getting worse than better for consumers'
# Bills Bills Bills
# Bills Bills Bills

'Things are more likely to be getting worse than better for consumers'

Dec 12th 2014, 2:13 PM 6,997 Views 37 Comments

Most people also expect to pay more on essential items over the next six months.

Poll: How will your Christmas spend compare to last year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How will your Christmas spend compare to last year?

Dec 12th 2014, 9:11 AM 6,414 Views 18 Comments

Shoppers are predicted to spend a little bit more this Christmas.

# consumer-confidence - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

'Rising consumer confidence' prompts CPM to recruit for 300 new jobs
# Sales
# Sales

'Rising consumer confidence' prompts CPM to recruit for 300 new jobs

Sep 23rd 2014, 5:45 PM 10,358 Views 8 Comments

The company is looking for 150 full-time and 150 temporary staff.

# consumer-confidence - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Do strong coffee sales mean the economy is getting better?
# Perking Up
# Perking Up

Do strong coffee sales mean the economy is getting better?

Jul 22nd 2014, 10:18 AM 8,590 Views 26 Comments

Retail Excellence Ireland says that hot beverage sales are an indicator of a stronger employment market.

# consumer-confidence - Monday 9 June, 2014

Did the elections cause a nosedive in how good we're feeling about the economy?
# Ballot Box Blues
# Ballot Box Blues

Did the elections cause a nosedive in how good we're feeling about the economy?

Jun 9th 2014, 2:28 PM 4,760 Views 24 Comments

KBC Bank’s consumer sentiment survey tumbled last month, with the election blamed for widespread bad humour.

# consumer-confidence - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Irish consumer confidence hits seven year high*
# Happy Customers
# Happy Customers

Irish consumer confidence hits seven year high*

May 13th 2014, 5:23 PM 6,068 Views 13 Comments

*But we’re coming from a low base, so don’t get carried away.

# consumer-confidence - Monday 30 September, 2013

Irish consumer confidence at a six year high, says survey
# Consumer Confidence
# Consumer Confidence

Irish consumer confidence at a six year high, says survey

Sep 30th 2013, 3:16 PM 5,160 Views 35 Comments

The latest KBC Bank/ESRI survey states Ireland’s consumer confidence index increased to 73.1 in September from 66.8 in August.

# consumer-confidence - Monday 29 July, 2013

People buying fewer frozen burgers after horse meat scandal
# Horse Meat
# Horse Meat

People buying fewer frozen burgers after horse meat scandal

Jul 29th 2013, 1:45 PM 4,899 Views 25 Comments

The Food Safety Authority said that people are spending more time reading labels after the scandal.

# consumer-confidence - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Tesco blames property tax for fall in Irish sales
# Supermarkets
# Supermarkets

Tesco blames property tax for fall in Irish sales

Jun 5th 2013, 8:02 AM 11,684 Views 151 Comments

The supermarket giant has said that like-for-like sales have fallen by three per cent in the first 13 weeks of this year.

# consumer-confidence - Friday 10 May, 2013

Consumers 'weathering the storm' as experts predict recession is bottoming out
# Consumers
# Consumers

Consumers 'weathering the storm' as experts predict recession is bottoming out

May 10th 2013, 11:51 AM 11,198 Views 78 Comments

However a report shows 60 per cent of adults still believe their income will be lower this time next year.

# consumer-confidence - Monday 8 April, 2013

Consumer confidence rises slightly in March
# Consumer Sentiment
# Consumer Sentiment

Consumer confidence rises slightly in March

Apr 8th 2013, 1:03 PM 3,167 Views 9 Comments

The marginal increase comes amid concerns about the looming property tax and cuts to pay outlined in the Croke Park II deal.

# consumer-confidence - Monday 11 February, 2013

Consumer spending power to stabilise this year, improve in 2014
# Spending
# Spending

Consumer spending power to stabilise this year, improve in 2014

Feb 11th 2013, 8:27 AM 3,314 Views 20 Comments

Working households with mortgages will see the greatest growth in spending power while unemployed households will fare worst.

# consumer-confidence - Friday 25 January, 2013

Retail sales up in last three months of 2012
# Retail
# Retail

Retail sales up in last three months of 2012

Jan 25th 2013, 12:12 PM 4,312 Views 56 Comments

Hot beverages and home and giftware sectors saw noticeable increases while furniture and flooring suffered losses.

# consumer-confidence - Monday 3 December, 2012

Irish consumer confidence rose in November
# Consumer Confidence
# Consumer Confidence

Irish consumer confidence rose in November

Dec 3rd 2012, 12:26 PM 2,592 Views 9 Comments

The KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI index shows a small amount of growth with sentiment at 63.8 in November compared to 60.9 in October.

# consumer-confidence - Saturday 10 November, 2012

Budget 2013: As speculation mounts, retailers say their business is suffering
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Budget 2013: As speculation mounts, retailers say their business is suffering

Nov 10th 2012, 7:45 AM 5,903 Views 27 Comments

Consumer confidence has plummeted as we worry about the forthcoming budget and retailers say they’re feeling the pinch but will the government do anything to stop the leaks and speculation?

# consumer-confidence - Friday 26 October, 2012

Retail sales up for the third month in a row
# Shopping
# Shopping

Retail sales up for the third month in a row

Oct 26th 2012, 2:29 PM 4,300 Views 17 Comments

The amount and value of Irish retail sales have risen by 0.9 per cent in September compared with August 2012.

# consumer-confidence - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Consumer confidence up in June
# Consumer Confidence
# Consumer Confidence

Consumer confidence up in June

Jul 4th 2012, 12:01 PM 2,009 Views 1 Comment

However consumers unlikely to step up their spending, as just 12 per cent believe their financial situation will improve in the coming year.

# consumer-confidence - Saturday 23 June, 2012

6 incredibly fiendish tricks to make you buy stuff
# Touch Me
# Touch Me

6 incredibly fiendish tricks to make you buy stuff

Jun 23rd 2012, 9:30 AM 12,973 Views 18 Comments

It turns out that Apple deliberately angle their laptops at the precise angle of 70 degrees to get you to touch their product. What else are companies doing to get us to spend money?

# consumer-confidence - Monday 30 April, 2012

Central Bank paper suggests house prices have 'over-corrected'
# Property Crash
# Property Crash

Central Bank paper suggests house prices have 'over-corrected'

Apr 30th 2012, 1:38 PM 6,235 Views 55 Comments

A research paper tries to examine why Irish house prices keep falling – and suggests the drop has gone too far.

# consumer-confidence - Saturday 17 December, 2011

Sales might start next week... BEFORE Christmas
# Shopping
# Shopping

Sales might start next week... BEFORE Christmas

Dec 17th 2011, 3:46 PM 5,983 Views 5 Comments

Christmas shopping predictions… and 11 shopping habits we’ve picked up this year.

# consumer-confidence - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Poll: Will you spend as much on Christmas this year as in 2010?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you spend as much on Christmas this year as in 2010?

Nov 8th 2011, 11:08 AM 2,458 Views 25 Comments

A survey has predicted that the Irish will shop less this festive season – but they are still the biggest spenders in Europe. Does this apply to you?

# consumer-confidence - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Footfall increases slightly, but shoppers not spending more
# Footfall
# Footfall

Footfall increases slightly, but shoppers not spending more

Oct 19th 2011, 1:28 PM 420 Views 6 Comments

Latest footfall figures show a marginal increase in visits to Irish businesses as people sought shelter from bad August weather in shopping centres.

# consumer-confidence - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Public not going out to spend as retail sales drop 2.1 per cent
# Spending
# Spending

Public not going out to spend as retail sales drop 2.1 per cent

Jun 29th 2011, 1:10 PM 345 Views 13 Comments

The volume of retail sales fell by over 5 per cent in May 2011 once you exclude figures for the motor trade.

# consumer-confidence - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

Consumer sentiment slips back to February levels
# Consumers
# Consumers

Consumer sentiment slips back to February levels

Jun 28th 2011, 2:36 PM 237 Views 2 Comments

Latest consumer sentiment data shows a drop in June as people continue to worry about the economic outlook, retaining their jobs and a likely ECB interest rate hike in July.

# consumer-confidence - Monday 16 May, 2011

Japanese consumer confidence dives to record low, Nikkei falls
# Japan
# Japan

Japanese consumer confidence dives to record low, Nikkei falls

May 16th 2011, 11:14 AM 195 Views 0 Comments

Both Japanese consumer sentiment and the country’s stock average have fallen in response to the disastrous events of last month.

# consumer-confidence - Friday 8 April, 2011

Take 5: Friday
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Friday

Apr 8th 2011, 4:45 PM 1,396 Views 0 Comments

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

# consumer-confidence - Thursday 3 March, 2011

ECB leaves interest rates unchanged at 1 per cent - for now
# Inflation
# Inflation

ECB leaves interest rates unchanged at 1 per cent - for now

Mar 3rd 2011, 2:16 PM 396 Views 0 Comments

Eurozone banking head Trichet hints that while consumer confidence is growing, he may yet consider an interest rate hike to prevent risk of high inflation.

# consumer-confidence - Tuesday 30 November, 2010

Take 5: Tuesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Tuesday

Nov 30th 2010, 4:33 PM 737 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock: Little change in latest consumer confidence data; Minister Ahern will not stand in the next general election; and Taiwan’s take on Ireland’s economy.

Consumer confidence stays near 17-month low
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

Consumer confidence stays near 17-month low

Nov 30th 2010, 3:16 PM 204 Views 0 Comments

Consumers are slightly more confident this month than last, but still worryingly low ahead of an austere budget.

# consumer-confidence - Wednesday 20 October, 2010

Business expects modest growth, while confidence remains lower
# Economic Growth
# Economic Growth

Business expects modest growth, while confidence remains lower

Oct 20th 2010, 11:35 AM 158 Views 0 Comments

KBC Bank Business Sentiment Survey reveals “two economies” with businesses expecting modest growth but confidence in economy remaining low.

# consumer-confidence - Friday 30 July, 2010

Things can only get better
# Optimism
# Optimism

Things can only get better

Jul 30th 2010, 9:01 AM 170 Views 0 Comments

Consumer confidence levels at level not seen since 2007.

# consumer-confidence - Thursday 22 July, 2010

Cost of doing business in Ireland goes down
# Recessionomics
# Recessionomics

Cost of doing business in Ireland goes down

Jul 22nd 2010, 12:54 PM 282 Views 0 Comments

We’ll drink to that.

# consumer-confidence - Wednesday 21 July, 2010

Footfall Fell in Ireland
# Consumer Confidence
# Consumer Confidence

Footfall Fell in Ireland

Jul 21st 2010, 2:27 PM 113 Views 0 Comments

# consumer-confidence - Wednesday 14 July, 2010

Insurers: still no confidence to spend
# Economy
# Economy

Insurers: still no confidence to spend

Jul 14th 2010, 2:38 PM 149 Views 0 Comments

Is the recession really over?