Retail Intelligence

Did You Know?... 17 November, 2020

By Maev Martin
Did You Know?... 17 November, 2020

Did you know?... Almost 60% of retailers in city centres in Germany believe that their businesses are at risk due to the pandemic and restrictions on public movement, a new survey has revealed. The survey, conducted by HDE (Handelsverband Deutschland), included more than 500 companies, reports Retailers in city centres saw an average year-on-year decline in sales of more than a third, while footfall declined by ​​an average of 43% compared with 2019, the HDE added.

Did you know?... Circle K has launched a new free home delivery service for solid fuel products in Dublin. The new service will be available across Dublin and excludes Circle K Express stations, seven days a week. “As COVID-19 restrictions continue, there are members of the Dublin community who will prefer to remain at home as much as possible right now. Many rely on solid fuel products to keep warm as the days get shorter and the temperatures get colder, which is why we have launched a new service that will allow us to bring those products directly to you," Paul Dixon, senior director of Retail Operations, Circle K Ireland said.

Did you know?... Bushmills Irish Whiskey has collaborated with hot sauce specialists, Rebel Chilli, to host a series of online whiskey, hot sauce and cocktail masterclasses this winter. The ‘Black Bush & Hot Sauce’ events will take place across two weeks, commencing Thursday 26th November, with 13 event slots to choose from. Tickets cost €12 and include an event kit with all of the tools needed to take part.

Did you know?... SuperValu has announced that it expects to sell 135,000 Irish grown poinsettias in the runup to Christmas. The festive plants will be for sale in all SuperValu stores across the country in five different formats, a range of colours including red, white and glitter varietywith prices ranging from €3 to €13, the retailer said. Ray Kelly, interim managing director of SuperValu, said: “Year-on-year we see an increased demand for Poinsettias as they come into season and 2020 is no different as we have upped our order to 135,000 flowers." 

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