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# Shopping
Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping?
We’re 18 days away from the big event.
# green Christmas
Trying to shop for presents more sustainably this Christmas? Here's what experts suggest
From wrapping paper to wax wraps, a guide to making Christmas shopping a little greener.
# Shopping
Black Friday shoppers warned to be aware of their rights as watchdog expects surge in requests for help
It is expected that around €250m will be spent by Irish shoppers today.
# fraud prevention
Gardaí issue warning ahead of Black Friday as €4 billion worth of online sales expected in next month
Gardaí said the potential for fraud increases around the Christmas period.
# Your Say
Poll: Should there be a ban on selling sweets beside shop checkouts?
The Irish Heart Foundation has launched a plan to cut childhood obesity rates by half in the next decade.
# Your Say
Poll: Will a levy increase make you give up plastic bags at the supermarket?
Minister Richard Bruton will bring a memo to Cabinet tomorrow outlining a number of options to increase environmental levies.
# Shopping
Aldi plans to replace 12.5 million single-use plastic bags each year with compostable options
From January, all loose fruit and vegetable single-use plastic bags will be compostable.
# Kantar Worldpanel
Dunnes Stores retains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars
That’s according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel supermarket shares.
# Brexit
Irish people travelling to UK after no-deal Brexit will be able to buy duty free tobacco and alcohol
The EU abolished duty-free shopping between member nations in 1999.
# Transfer Market
'They bring X-factor': Solskjaer delighted with summer business
Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are the two new faces around Old Trafford.
# Thanks Penneys
Penneys' online trial could bring 'incremental' growth, but its future still lies in bricks and mortar
The retailer has just opened its biggest store in the world in Birmingham.
# airport shopping
Government moves to protect duty-free status quo between Ireland and UK in no-deal Brexit
At the turn of the millennium, the EU abolished duty-free and tax-free sales on all air and sea routes within the trade bloc.
# Kantar Worldpanel
'Veganuary' influenced what we put in our shopping baskets last month
Sales of plant-based milks were 40% higher than in January 2018.
# Kantar Worldpanel
Irish shoppers spent record €995 million on groceries in December
For a second Christmas in a row and the fourth consecutive period overall, Dunnes was Ireland’s leading retailer.
Voices
Opinion: The press needs to stop sensationalising the weather
No matter what is reported by Met Éireann or any other weather forecaster around the globe, the media will report the worst-case scenario which scares citizens, writes David Fitzsimons.
# shop the sales
14 gems from the sales that are worth a post-Christmas splurge
Treat yo’self!
# unpopular opinion
Why asking for the gift receipt shouldn't be considered rude
And why I do it all the time.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you make a visit to the St Stephen's Day sales?
The crowds have been out since early morning, are you going to be among them?
Voices
From the Garden: Supermarkets selling below cost veg is hurting farmers and it is bad for us all
Farmers protested outside M&S in Liffey Valley last week to draw attention to what the IFA called ‘predatory’ pricing models, writes Michael Kelly.
# sale season
Christmas sales have started! And here are the discounts on offer
Nab yourself a bargain!
# Consumer protection
New rules could ensure gift vouchers are valid for five years under Irish law
There is currently no minimum expiry date on gift vouchers under law.
# Tack Central
11 of the tackiest bags you'll probably want to buy
Embrace the tack!
# Not Your Mam's Shop
These ‘mam shops’ are jam-packed with absolute gems
We’ve had a change of heart.
# making a list
Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping?
It’s “do you want that gift-wrapped” time.
# eco fashion
Aisling Bea is showcasing ethical fashion brands on Instagram in retaliation to Black Friday sales
Follow her lead this Christmas.
# Green Friday
Local Irish retailers hit back at Black Friday 'headaches' by encouraging a new shopping trend instead
The hashtag #GreenFriday is hoping to encourage consumers to be more conscious of how they shop.
# Black Friday
Looking for some indie Irish jewellery or accessories? Here's all the best Black Friday offers
Get them while they’re hot.
# kantar
Cross-border shopping hits five-year high as ROI consumers spend €64.5m in North
The strength of the Euro against Sterling over the past two years has also made cross-border shopping more appealing.
# the c word
Poll: Have you started the Christmas shopping yet?
Yes, we know it’s the middle of October.
# Supermarket Sweep
Tesco retains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars yet again
Tesco accounted for 22.4% of the consumer spend over the course of the 12 weeks to 12 August.
# retail and services
A 'struggling' wing of Dundrum centre will be turned into a new food and drinks quarter
Toy shop Hamleys recently moved out of the district because its business was ‘no longer viable’.
# yule can't be serious
With 131 days to go, Brown Thomas has officially opened its Christmas shop in Dublin
Christmas trees and festive decorations will be on sale at the store until the end of the year
# playwright
A former landmark pub in Blackrock is set to become a Dunnes Stores
The sit of the Playwright pub has been vacant since 2011.
# Dundrum Town Centre
House of Fraser says it won't accept existing gift vouchers in Dundrum store
The UK retailer was sold off last week for a reported €100 million.
# Retail
The owner of some of Dublin’s biggest shopping centres recorded a drop in footfall this year
Hammerson says trade at Dundrum and its other centres was “particularly badly hit” by Storm Emma.
# Big Splash
Lidl apologises to disappointed customers after swimming pools sell out across Ireland
It took just two hours.
# Your Say
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.
# BARBEQUE WEATHER
People have spent an extra €27 million on groceries because of the heatwave
Ice-cream, alcohol and barbeque foods are in high demand.
# Supermarket Sweep
Tesco retakes top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars
Tesco is just 0.3% ahead of SuperValu, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel figures.
# doors open
Going to the shops? Many stores and supermarkets are now open
Limited opening hours for some major supermarkets and local shops.