Opinion on Retailing in Ireland

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ResearchWire

Fuel retailing: Irish to pump up the volume at 6.7% per year

Published By Datamonitor
05 Mar 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Fuel retail: Ireland gears up for first motorway service stations

Several new motorway service stations are expected to open on the Emerald Isle over the next couple of years, and leading petrol retailers such as Statoil [STL.OL], Esso and Texaco would be foolish not to seize this fresh opportunity to capture a larger share of the Irish market for both fuel and non-fuel products.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Aug 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Fuel retailing: Ireland still waiting for motorway services

The Irish National Roads Authority has stated that there will be no new motorway service stations in Ireland until 2009 at the earliest, partly because of lack of interest. However, this seems somewhat surprising as, if executed correctly, oil companies could profit from running motorway service stations in the country.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jan 2007
Expert View
Expert View

Booming Ireland attracts International Retailers

A new report published by retail analysts Verdict Research finds that an explosion of new retail space is transforming the retail landscape in the Republic of Ireland. Over the last decade, retailers have capitalized on the growing affluence of Irish consumers and expanded into the Irish Republic's E24.4 billion retail market, which has grown by 34% over the last five years.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Nov 2007
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CommentWire

Musgrave: continues to improve UK performance

The Musgrave group has grown operating profit by 4.1% to E109.2m and nearly halved its net debt to E96m. Going forward, it plans to continue its growth in the UK by investing in IT, logistics and store environments, making stores more consistent and navigable. This is an indication that it plans to supply more fresh goods, but the group will need a strong logistical system if it is to succeed.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Apr 2008
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Superquinn: owners want out

Supermarket group Superquinn has swung back into profit, after its acquisition by Irish consortium Select Retail Holdings in 2005. The company's improved situation has prompted the consortium of investors to enlist Goldman Sachs ahead of a potential sale. Although Superquinn represents a prime acquisition opportunity for the major chains, the economic climate may yet delay the sale.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Aug 2008
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Kingfisher: results better than expected; outlook bleak

DIY retail group Kingfisher has posted better than expected results for 2008/09, with total retail sales up 11.1% to GBP5,130m, masking a like-for-like decline of 2.6%. However, the gloomy prospects for the DIY market could mean hard times ahead for Kingfisher. In the current climate, managing costs and cashflows has become all important, as the global outlook continues to darken by the day.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Sep 2008
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Game Group: had the gain, now for the pain

Fears of a major slump in the previously buoyant video games market have been realized by a trading update from market leader Game Group. The highly cyclical nature of the sector has been highlighted by the dual release of Game's figures for the 53 weeks to January 31, 2009, in which total UK and Ireland sales were up 25.7%, and for the 11 weeks to April 18, 2009, in which they were down 2.4%.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Apr 2009
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HMV Group: HMV updating, Waterstone's stagnating

HMV Group has announced encouraging results for the 16 weeks to April 25, 2009, defying the overall decline among its core product sectors. While HMV UK & Ireland is well placed to exploit a lack of high street competition in its core categories and sales opportunities that will arise from its numerous new ventures, Waterstone's faces an uphill struggle in its bid to reverse its fortunes.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Apr 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

French Connection: fashion retailer posts mixed results

While total growth at French Connection was up 4% in H1 2009, sales for the UK and Europe were down 1.3% driven mainly by the poor performance of its wholesaling division. However, 11 new concessions in House of Fraser stores drove retail growth in the UK and Europe up 7.7%. While the retailer will benefit from recent product range investment, it is essential that it continues to manage its costs.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Sep 2009

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