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#Supermarkets

# supermarkets - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Call for below-cost selling of milk and bread to be banned
# Loss Leaders
# Loss Leaders

Call for below-cost selling of milk and bread to be banned

Oct 23rd 2013, 1:46 PM 16,498 Views 91 Comments

An Oireachtas Committee has also called for a code of conduct in the groceries sector that would be enforced by a supermarket ombudsman.

# supermarkets - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Supermarkets turn to crooked fruit and ugly vegetables to fight food waste
# Strange Fruit
# Strange Fruit

Supermarkets turn to crooked fruit and ugly vegetables to fight food waste

Oct 20th 2013, 8:30 PM 31,017 Views 33 Comments

Blemished apples? Misshapen carrots? Some European supermarkets are starting to sell slightly bandy fruit and veg for less than the cost of their better-looking brethren.

# supermarkets - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Tesco and Asda withdraw 'psycho ward' and 'mental patient' costumes
# Costumes
# Costumes

Tesco and Asda withdraw 'psycho ward' and 'mental patient' costumes

Sep 26th 2013, 11:26 AM 13,433 Views 76 Comments

The two supermarket chains came under fire yesterday over the Halloween costumes that were described as “staggeringly offensive”.

# supermarkets - Thursday 19 September, 2013

This American supermarket has a 'hanging cheese' section
# Hanging Out
From The Daily Edge
# Hanging Out

This American supermarket has a 'hanging cheese' section

Sep 19th 2013, 3:21 PM 2,613 Views 1 Comment

We want to go to there.

# supermarkets - Monday 2 September, 2013

We spent an extra €2 million on sausages during the heatwave
# Sausage Fest
# Sausage Fest

We spent an extra €2 million on sausages during the heatwave

Sep 2nd 2013, 4:22 PM 3,833 Views 23 Comments

That’s a whole lot of sausages.

# supermarkets - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Iceland forced to withdraw ad that claimed Irish food authority was "unaccredited"
# Horsemeat Scandal
# Horsemeat Scandal

Iceland forced to withdraw ad that claimed Irish food authority was "unaccredited"

Aug 21st 2013, 8:41 AM 17,245 Views 40 Comments

The British Advertising Standards Authority said that an ad that claimed horse meat had not been found in Iceland’s burgers “denigrated” the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

# supermarkets - Monday 24 June, 2013

The price of groceries is still rising - but slightly slower than before
# Groceries
# Groceries

The price of groceries is still rising - but slightly slower than before

Jun 24th 2013, 3:07 PM 4,837 Views 47 Comments

Data from Kantar Worldpanel also shows Lidl and Aldi continuing to increase their share of Ireland’s grocery market.

# supermarkets - 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 11,686 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.

# supermarkets - Friday 5 April, 2013

Interview: For children to eat healthily we must teach them about food
# Read Me
# Read Me

Interview: For children to eat healthily we must teach them about food

Apr 5th 2013, 1:00 PM 330 Views 43 Comments

From an early age it’s important for children to learn the basics about the food they eat; helping them to ‘grow their own’ can do this, says chef Donal Skehan.

# supermarkets - Monday 4 March, 2013

Horsemeat scandal: Frozen burger sales down 42 per cent
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Horsemeat scandal: Frozen burger sales down 42 per cent

Mar 4th 2013, 12:41 PM 4,186 Views 17 Comments

Data from Kantar Worldpanel Ireland has shown the impact of the horsemeat scandal on sales of frozen burgers.

# supermarkets - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Video: Here’s what happened when someone dressed as a horse went to Tesco
# Horsemeat
From The Daily Edge
# Horsemeat

Video: Here’s what happened when someone dressed as a horse went to Tesco

Jan 19th 2013, 7:19 PM 32,330 Views 0 Comments

This was bound to happen…

# supermarkets - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

12 of the best puns anyone has ever made about horse burgers
# Stable Diet
From The Daily Edge
# Stable Diet

12 of the best puns anyone has ever made about horse burgers

Jan 16th 2013, 11:40 AM 53,064 Views 98 Comments

Can you do better?

Horse meat inquiry: contamination was likely 'accidental'
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Horse meat inquiry: contamination was likely 'accidental'

Jan 16th 2013, 8:17 AM 9,273 Views 113 Comments

The FSAI has said there is no evidence of widespread ill practice, where horsemeat is being substituted for beef.

# supermarkets - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Updated: Horse and pig DNA found in supermarket beef burgers
# Horse Meat
# Horse Meat

Updated: Horse and pig DNA found in supermarket beef burgers

Jan 15th 2013, 8:12 PM 82,911 Views 368 Comments

There were also traces of pig DNA in some of the samples taken by the FSAI.

# supermarkets - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Irish people change to 'little and often' shopping trips
# Retail
# Retail

Irish people change to 'little and often' shopping trips

Dec 11th 2012, 8:47 AM 9,572 Views 30 Comments

Supermarket share analysts say the notion of the ‘big shop’ not as popular as before – while supermarket market grows slightly here for second month in row.

# supermarkets - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Poll: Do you try to shop in Irish-owned supermarkets?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you try to shop in Irish-owned supermarkets?

Oct 16th 2012, 9:44 AM 12,985 Views 126 Comments

Study shows that chains like Tesco, Aldi and Lidl are experiencing more growth than homegrown Irish chains – do you make a conscious choice to shop in Irish supermarkets?

Tesco extends lead as Ireland's most popular supermarket
# Supermarkets
# Supermarkets

Tesco extends lead as Ireland's most popular supermarket

Oct 16th 2012, 7:15 AM 9,989 Views 48 Comments

The latest Kantar Worldpanel show Tesco has gained market share in the last year, while Dunnes has slipped back.

# supermarkets - Friday 28 September, 2012

Column: Bobby Kerr – We need to promote our Irishness
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Bobby Kerr – We need to promote our Irishness

Sep 28th 2012, 7:30 AM 29 Views 49 Comments

The Dragon’s Den star explains how his own firms reached the brink of failure, and what that taught him about supporting Irish business.

# supermarkets - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Consumers turning to discount shops and own brands for groceries
# Own Brand
# Own Brand

Consumers turning to discount shops and own brands for groceries

Aug 21st 2012, 7:30 AM 8,467 Views 88 Comments

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

# supermarkets - Monday 6 August, 2012

Video: The glamour of self-service shops in 1960s Ireland
# End Of The Counter
# End Of The Counter

Video: The glamour of self-service shops in 1960s Ireland

Aug 6th 2012, 8:00 AM 9,344 Views 12 Comments

Filmmaker whose grandfather brought the Mace shops to Ireland is looking for anecdotes of the end of over-the-counter shops… and the switch to the shopping basket.

# supermarkets - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Advertising spend by major supermarkets down 12 per cent
# Advertising
# Advertising

Advertising spend by major supermarkets down 12 per cent

Jun 12th 2012, 2:10 PM 1,379 Views 3 Comments

Major supermarkets spend 12. 1 per cent less on advertising in the first quarter of this year when compared with the same period in 2012.

# supermarkets - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

New guidelines for retail planning could pave way for hypermarkets
# Supermarkets
# Supermarkets

New guidelines for retail planning could pave way for hypermarkets

May 2nd 2012, 8:44 AM 5,355 Views 48 Comments

The guidelines will allow for larger superstores and supermarkets to be built in Ireland.

# supermarkets - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Discount German supermarkets increase share of grocery market
# Supermarkets
# Supermarkets

Discount German supermarkets increase share of grocery market

Mar 6th 2012, 11:03 AM 4,597 Views 33 Comments

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

# supermarkets - Monday 9 January, 2012

Minimum prices for alcohol may be introduced soon - Minister
# Cheap Alcohol
# Cheap Alcohol

Minimum prices for alcohol may be introduced soon - Minister

Jan 9th 2012, 12:14 PM 4,999 Views 102 Comments

Alcohol costs the State 3.7 billion every year in illness, absenteeism and crime, according to Minister of State at the Department of Health Roisin Shortall who is looking at ways to deal with alcohol misuse.

# supermarkets - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Four out of five people now shopping around for groceries
# Shopping
# Shopping

Four out of five people now shopping around for groceries

Jan 5th 2012, 10:48 AM 1,826 Views 20 Comments

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

# supermarkets - Saturday 31 December, 2011

In pictures: TheJournal.ie’s winners and losers of 2011
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

In pictures: TheJournal.ie’s winners and losers of 2011

Dec 31st 2011, 3:00 PM 4,323 Views 3 Comments

Who came out on top, and who was bringing up the rear? Here are our picks for the winners and losers of the year.

# supermarkets - Monday 7 November, 2011

Views sought on voluntary code for sale and display of alcohol
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Views sought on voluntary code for sale and display of alcohol

Nov 7th 2011, 1:04 PM 852 Views 10 Comments

Members of the public and interested bodies are being asked to give their views on the voluntary code for sale and display of alcohol in shops.

# supermarkets - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Consumer law to undergo "radical overhaul"
# Consumers
# Consumers

Consumer law to undergo "radical overhaul"

Oct 18th 2011, 11:09 AM 794 Views 10 Comments

Minister Richard Bruton said that much of the law in the consumer area is totally inappropriate for the era of the smartphone and the large supermarket.

# supermarkets - Monday 26 September, 2011

Poll: Should self-service checkouts be scrapped?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Should self-service checkouts be scrapped?

Sep 26th 2011, 10:49 AM 3,601 Views 57 Comments

Some supermarkets in the US have announced plans to phase out self-service checkouts in the name of customer service – do you think stores in Ireland should follow suit?

US supermarkets move to scrap self-service checkouts
# Beep Beep
# Beep Beep

US supermarkets move to scrap self-service checkouts

Sep 26th 2011, 10:12 AM 1,244 Views 7 Comments

The self-service options are become more time consuming than regular tills, so supermarkets are slowly phasing them out again.

# supermarkets - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

13 ways that supermarkets trick you into spending money
# Psychology
From The Daily Edge
# Psychology

13 ways that supermarkets trick you into spending money

Aug 3rd 2011, 9:46 PM 6,605 Views 2 Comments

Ever wonder why supermarkets keep flowers at the entrance? Or why things are stocked on certain shelves?

# supermarkets - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Cheap supermarket alcohol 'should be doubled in price'
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Cheap supermarket alcohol 'should be doubled in price'

Jul 28th 2011, 9:44 AM 1,026 Views 26 Comments

Selling cans of lager for as little as 50c encourages anti-social behaviour, Dublin’s Lord Mayor has said.

# supermarkets - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Slideshow: As retail sales fall, what are we buying?
# Retail
# Retail

Slideshow: As retail sales fall, what are we buying?

Jul 26th 2011, 9:22 PM 633 Views 8 Comments

June was the 40th consecutive month which saw a drop in retail sales.

# supermarkets - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

We're paying more for food... again
# Groceries
# Groceries

We're paying more for food... again

Jul 13th 2011, 9:26 AM 648 Views 9 Comments

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

# supermarkets - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Is Tesco allowed to hike its prices and then just drop them again?
# Supermarkets
# Supermarkets

Is Tesco allowed to hike its prices and then just drop them again?

Mar 29th 2011, 9:37 PM 2,326 Views 0 Comments

The answer: well, legally, yes – as long as the ‘higher’ prices have been imposed for long enough.

# supermarkets - Monday 28 March, 2011

SuperValu to create 400 new jobs as two new stores to open
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

SuperValu to create 400 new jobs as two new stores to open

Mar 28th 2011, 12:14 PM 1,397 Views 0 Comments

The company also announced that it will be refurbishing 34 existing stories as it adds to its 15,000 strong workforce.

# supermarkets - Thursday 2 December, 2010

Tesco get 12 snowploughs for stores as home deliveries face delays
# Big Freeze
# Big Freeze

Tesco get 12 snowploughs for stores as home deliveries face delays

Dec 2nd 2010, 4:35 PM 1,456 Views 0 Comments

Superquinn and Tesco both record hikes in demand for home deliveries – but some householders left disappointed as slots are booking up fast.