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Apr 24 2014

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Closing notes
Dunnes has to pay worker €8,000 after spy camera catches her eating deli food - and other FMCG-related news for the week 16/04/14 - 24/04/14
Published: 23/04/2014


Easter egg shortage at UK supermarkets
High level of discounting blamed for gaps on supermarket shelves
Published: 23/04/2014


Farmbake signs contract to supply 28 Tesco Ireland stores
Irish owned family run business signs contract with Tesco to stock cakes and treats in 28 stores
Published: 23/04/2014


Illicit trade criminals earn profits 1,000 times greater than potential fines
New JTI report shows non-duty paid tobacco is costing the exchequer €250 million and the retail trade €450 million annually
Published: 23/04/2014


New figures show illegal tobacco rises nearly 18% in Australia
NFRN Ireland says introduction of plain packaging in Ireland is 'pure madness' in aftermath of Australian results
Published: 23/04/2014


Tesco UK cuts more food prices and slashes online shopping charges
Supermarket claims family of four who like a cooked breakfast once a week will save around £96 a year
Published: 23/04/2014


Closing notes
Smoker hurt after e-cig explodes - and a round-up of other FMCG-related news featured in the media - for the week 08/04/2014 - 16/04/2014
Published: 16/04/2014


Tesco reports drop in full-year profit for second year
Tesco's latest results show the company is in real trouble and make it clear that its position as top dog in the Irish market cannot be taken for granted anymore
Published: 16/04/2014


‘An Post is curbing competition': RGDATA tells Competition Authority
Retailer group complains to Competition Authority about An Post's instruction to retailers to stop selling competitor products - although An Post denies any attempt to monopolise market
Published: 15/04/2014


Aldi and Lidl continue to set the pace
Kantar Worldpanel's David Berry says Aldi is succeeding in capturing more spend from its shoppers, while Lidl's growth is also likely to continue in the coming months due to new store openings
Published: 15/04/2014


BWG Foodservice selected by First Choice Purchasing Ltd in €15 million deal
BWG Foodeservice will become the primary supplier of chilled, frozen and ambient goods to First Choice Purchasing Ltd's clients in the hotel and nursing home sectors
Published: 15/04/2014


Irish whiskey sector to invest €1bn in Ireland over next ten years
Irish Whiskey Association (IW) launched as more than 15 new distilleries develop across the country
Published: 15/04/2014


New online MenuCal resource to help put calories on menus
FSAI develops free calorie calculator for Ireland's foodservice businesses, but Restaurants Association says it will cost industry €110 million
Published: 15/04/2014


RGDATA warns government to heed CEDRA rural development recommendations
Much tighter co-ordination between state agencies needed to revitalise our towns and villages, says RGDATA's Tara Buckley
Published: 15/04/2014


Tesco, Topaz, Brown Thomas and Boots top new loyalty index
New Loyalty Performance Index (LPI) shows Tesco is the number one food retailer programme while Topaz Park or Play is the leading fuel retailer scheme
Published: 15/04/2014


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