Tesco has reclaimed its position as most popular supermarket chain for the first time since 2015. According to market share figures released by Kantar Worldpanel today, the retailer now has an overall share of 22.3%, followed by SuperValu and Dunnes with shares at 22% and 21.8% respectively in the Irish supermarket market.In the 12 weeks ending May 20th, Tesco grew its sales by 4.5% which was growth far exceeding the overall market increase of 2.4%. SuperValu sales grew by just under 1% during this period, while Dunnes saw a 2.6% increase in customers for the first time in 12 months.Douglas Faughnan, consumer insight director at Kantar Worldpanel, said: “A strategic emphasis on volume sales, particularly through its private label offering, has been key to Tesco becoming Ireland’s biggest grocer once again. While value sales are robust, growing at 4.5% on last year, volume performance has been even stronger. "Sales of brand-name items have also been helping boost performance … [Read more...] about Tesco is Ireland’s most popular supermarket for the first time since 2015
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Morning all, and as we shift to Bank Holiday weekend mode there’s been no let-up in the newsflow coming out of the Small Caps today. First off some gossip, which is what I’m sure you folks most want to hear: Word has it that WH Ireland (WHI.L) has been approached by bidders wanting to buy its corporate broking arm. Such a deal would allow WHI to focus on its wealth management business. I’m told that there’s a problem, though: nobody is prepared to pay the price they’d find acceptable. Corporate broking has become ever harder to make money from as smaller end brokers suffer from an ever more restrictive regulatory environment. That makes valuations so low as to be unpalatable to WHI’s board. WHI, along with most small and mid-cap firms, has been finding it extremely tough since the Mifid II rules came in and restricted the way they do business. The collapse of Beaufort Securities hasn’t helped the reputation of the sector among big … [Read more...] about Small-Cap Spotlight: bid speculation for chunk of WH Ireland
0 Comments ‘Issues like Brexit and Stormont will put investment somewhere else other than Northern Ireland’ BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Richard Gillan is partner in charge of business advisory firm Grant Thornton in Northern Ireland. He's been leading the practice at a time of growth of around 40% per annum. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/issues-like-brexit-and-stormont-will-put-investment-somewhere-else-other-than-northern-ireland-36907350.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36907480.ece/c5aa0/AUTOCROP/h342/0104KS17_1928.jpg Email Richard Gillan is partner in charge of business advisory firm Grant Thornton in Northern Ireland. He's been leading the practice at a time of growth of around 40% per annum. The father-of-one is fairly unique in business advisory circles as he's spent a long periods running his own businesses - and making a big success of them. He's also vice chairman of the Ulster Chartered Accountants … [Read more...] about ‘Issues like Brexit and Stormont will put investment somewhere else other than Northern Ireland’
May Day is perhaps most closely associated by Britons with a three-day bank holiday weekend and an excuse not to set the alarm. But the traditions of the day have their roots in pagan festivals celebrating spring and fertility and the date has come to be linked to everything from maypole dancing to anti-capitalist protests. The national holiday itself is a recent invention, with the Labour government only introducing it to the calendar in 1978. So what is it, and why do we have it? How did May Day come about? Three different celebrations in late April have merged to give 1 May its special significance. Gaelic May Day in Ireland and Scotland, known as Beltane, was held halfway between the spring equinox in the middle of March and the summer solstice in the middle of June. Marking the beginning of summer, Beltane was celebrated by villagers with bonfires and rituals to protect crops and cattle, along with a big feast. Beltane is … [Read more...] about What is May Day? How is it celebrated around the world? When is the May bank holiday in 2018?
UK By Reality Check team BBC News 23 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43865286 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Claim: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says the UK has the fewest public holidays of any European Union nation.Verdict: It's true of England and Wales, but not Scotland or Northern Ireland.Labour leader Jeremy … [Read more...] about Reality Check: Are you getting enough bank holidays?