April 15, 2020  |  Your latest trade news

Store closures mount as Covid-19 pandemic hits footfall

News | Independent retail outlets account for around 70% of closures to date, while approximately 40 branded convenience stores have closed

While supermarket sales have soared in recent weeks, the boost has not been felt equally across the market, with a number of newsagents and convenience stores...

Country Crest and Tesco Ireland renew partnership with €62.5m contract

News | Deal offers "some very welcome security into the future," says Country Crest director Gabriel Hoey

Deliveroo partners with c-stores and off-licences to deliver to homes

News | Convenience stores and off-licences across Ireland are now live on the Deliveroo app 

Bord Bia unveils support measures for businesses affected by Covid-19

News | Bord Bia's website now includes a new 'Navigating Change' hub where industry can access details of grants, up-to-the minute market insights, business supports, expert webinars and podcasts

M&S to support HSE response to Covid-19

News | "We’re proud to support the fantastic HSE teams looking after us all right now," says Ken Scully, M&S Ireland country manager

Aldi introduces prioritised shopping for frontline staff

News | New measure means those working long shifts to protect others will not have to wait in queues outside a store

Lidl Ireland's native woodland scheme helps to absorb up to 12,500 tonnes of carbon

Brand Central | Retailer celebrates Earth Day with planting of 82,000 native trees

Kellogg pledges over €1.5m to communities across Europe

Brand Central | Cereal and snacks giant will work with FoodCloud in Ireland to provide 1 million servings of food to charity partners and organisations

Aldi’s fresh herbs switch to recyclable and compostable packaging

Brand Central | Over 5.5 tonnes of non-recyclable material removed annually as a result

Dealz and Poundland stores donate over 100,000 Easter eggs

Brand Central | Each of Dealz's 66 stores across the Republic of Ireland have donated Easter eggs to their chosen local charity or organisations

Sunday Times publishes ‘Children’s Times’ to help entertain and educate kids

Fun 12-page supplement includes activities and exercises for primary school children with notes from principals and teachers for parents

Londis’ Seamus Griffin donates over 500 Easter eggs to St James’s Hospital

Retailer personally donated more than 500 Easter eggs and lunch to the staff in St James’s Hospital at the weekend

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