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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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Chevron: looking to leave the Irish market?

Chevron is believed to be in negotiations with the UK's largest independent fuel retailer, Malthurst Fuels, to sell part of its Texaco branded service station network in Ireland. After reporting a loss in 2008, it is possible that Chevron, along with ExxonMobil, the only other oil major left in the country, could follow Shell and Statoil's decision to exit the Irish market altogether.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Feb 2010
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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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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
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Fuel retailers use loyalty promotions to highlight their non-fuel products and services

In February, two major fuel retailers launched promotions in an attempt to generate loyalty and promote higher margin, non-fuel products and services. However, with a recent Verdict survey indicating that European motorists are more concerned about fuel prices and service station location and less about brand loyalty, retailers will find it difficult to make customers interested in such schemes.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Feb 2013
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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
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Fuel retailing: Irish to pump up the volume at 6.7% per year

Published By Datamonitor
05 Mar 2002
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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
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Kingfisher: Ireland rescued but for how long?

A new business plan from parent company Kingfisher has enabled B&Q Ireland to exit examinership while retaining eight stores. Under its new investment plan, Kingfisher will invest E2.4m, and new rents have been agreed to help profitability. However, given the challenging market conditions and the comparative size of market leader Woodies, the retailer still faces an uncertain future.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Oct 2013

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