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From TheJournal.ie Dunnes Stores retains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars Kantar Worldpanel

Dunnes Stores retains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars

Dunnes Stores accounted for 22.3% of the consumer spend in the latest period.

From TheJournal.ie The hospitality VAT hike has kicked in and customers might notice a jump in their morning coffee Flat Hike

The hospitality VAT hike has kicked in and customers might notice a jump in their morning coffee

Hotels, restaurants and hairdressers are among those affected.

From TheJournal.ie Retail group predicts Irish households will spend an average of €2,690 this December Shop Till You Drop

Retail group predicts Irish households will spend an average of €2,690 this December

Retail Ireland said that there will be an increase in sales this year of over €150 million.

From TheJournal.ie Cross-border shopping hits five-year high as ROI consumers spend €64.5m in North Kantar

Cross-border shopping hits five-year high as ROI consumers spend €64.5m in North

The strength of the Euro against Sterling over the past two years has also made cross-border shopping more appealing.

From TheJournal.ie Dunnes Stores regains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars Kantar

Dunnes Stores regains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars

Dunnes Stores accounted for 22.1% of the consumer spend in the latest period.

From TheJournal.ie Irish consumer confidence falls sharply amid Brexit fears and increase in cost of bills Clouds On The Horizon

Irish consumer confidence falls sharply amid Brexit fears and increase in cost of bills

Consumer sentiment is at its lowest level since December 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Lights out for halogen lamps as Europe-wide phasing-out of bulbs begins today Lightbulb Moment

Lights out for halogen lamps as Europe-wide phasing-out of bulbs begins today

EU member states agreed to withdrawing the inefficient bulbs from the market in 2009.

From TheJournal.ie Tesco retains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars yet again Supermarket Sweep

Tesco retains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars yet again

Tesco accounted for 22.4% of the consumer spend over the course of the 12 weeks to 12 August.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you spending more on your groceries as a result of the heatwave? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you spending more on your groceries as a result of the heatwave?

Ice-cream, alcohol and barbeque foods have been in high demand in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie People have spent an extra €27 million on groceries because of the heatwave BARBEQUE WEATHER

People have spent an extra €27 million on groceries because of the heatwave

Ice-cream, alcohol and barbeque foods are in high demand.

From TheJournal.ie The government plans to slap a minimum five-year expiration date on all gift cards Consumer Rights

The government plans to slap a minimum five-year expiration date on all gift cards

The Minister for Business says a lack of vouchers regulation ’causes confusion and worry’ for shoppers.

From TheJournal.ie Tesco retakes top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars Supermarket Sweep

Tesco retakes top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars

Tesco is just 0.3% ahead of SuperValu, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel figures.

From TheJournal.ie Tech retailer Click.ie to go into liquidation after months of customer complaints Liquidation

Tech retailer Click.ie to go into liquidation after months of customer complaints

The company sells refurbished smartphones at marked down prices.

From TheJournal.ie Fuming customers say tech retailer Click.ie hasn't shipped their phones or issued receipts In The Post

Fuming customers say tech retailer Click.ie hasn't shipped their phones or issued receipts

The company sells refurbished smartphones at at marked down prices.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit could increase cost of milk, cheese and eggs by 46% Hard Breakfast

Brexit could increase cost of milk, cheese and eggs by 46%

A hard Brexit could increase the cost of living by up to €1,300 per Irish household per year.

From TheJournal.ie Tesco apologises after dozens of UK customers complain of 'rancid' Christmas turkeys Christmas Disaster

Tesco apologises after dozens of UK customers complain of 'rancid' Christmas turkeys

Customers took to social media to complain about their spoiled Christmas dinners.

From TheJournal.ie Your Christmas turkey could be chemical-filled if UK agrees on post-Brexit trade deal Research

Your Christmas turkey could be chemical-filled if UK agrees on post-Brexit trade deal

Researchers found US poultry – washed in up to four chemical disinfectants – does not meet EU safety standards.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas shopping on the move? Gardaí warn to only shop online when on personal WiFi Safe Online Shopping

Christmas shopping on the move? Gardaí warn to only shop online when on personal WiFi

In the first six months of this year there has been €16.6 million gross card fraud.

From TheJournal.ie Bought something online that didn't work? It'll cost you €25 to make a claim of up to €5000 Cash Money
From TheJournal.ie Irish customs have seized 200,000 fidget spinners as a warning goes out to parents You Spin Me Round

Irish customs have seized 200,000 fidget spinners as a warning goes out to parents

Consumers are being warned about fake fidget spinners.

From TheJournal.ie 6 handy services you might not realise you're entitled to Sponsored By CIS

6 handy services you might not realise you're entitled to

You might be surprised at how much help is at hand.

From TheJournal.ie Most consumer complaints are about flight cancellations and lost luggage Delayed

Most consumer complaints are about flight cancellations and lost luggage

People also had issues with electrical goods, online services and car rental.

From TheJournal.ie How over-complicated products baffle people into making bad choices at the supermarket Puzzled

How over-complicated products baffle people into making bad choices at the supermarket

A new study by the ESRI has examined the phenomenon.

From TheJournal.ie The post-Christmas sales are a 'mixed bag' for Irish retailers High Street

The post-Christmas sales are a 'mixed bag' for Irish retailers

Footfall is down, but spending is up.

From TheJournal.ie 60,000 bottles of counterfeit perfume destined for street markets seized Customs

60,000 bottles of counterfeit perfume destined for street markets seized

The value of these goods could be in excess of €8 million.

From TheJournal.ie The terrible weather in July didn't stop people going on nights out On The Lash

The terrible weather in July didn't stop people going on nights out

People have been spending more money on clothes and shoes too…

From TheJournal.ie Here is where the people of Ireland do 'The Big Shop' Supermarket Wars

Here is where the people of Ireland do 'The Big Shop'

Tesco is still coming out on top.

From TheJournal.ie Clerys worker put down €600 deposit for furniture - hours before store's shock closure Up In Smoke

Clerys worker put down €600 deposit for furniture - hours before store's shock closure

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said that Clerys workers “have been treated very badly”.

From TheJournal.ie A price war is making things much cheaper for consumers Retail Sales

A price war is making things much cheaper for consumers

The volume of retail sales has risen by 11.9% since last year.

From TheJournal.ie What do same-sex marriage and pension protection have in common? The Constitution

What do same-sex marriage and pension protection have in common?

A clause should be inserted into the Constitution to ensure pension protection, according to the Professional Insurance Brokers Association.

From TheJournal.ie Baby wipes, shower gel and makeup on harmful products list Europe

Baby wipes, shower gel and makeup on harmful products list

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has flagged around 200 items.

From TheJournal.ie VHI customer? A small bit of good news for you VHI

VHI customer? A small bit of good news for you

Might save you a few bob.

From TheJournal.ie Why aren't our electricity and gas bills coming down? Oil Prices

Why aren't our electricity and gas bills coming down?

It’s a matter of ‘when’, not ‘if’, according to the energy regulator.

From TheJournal.ie 'Things are more likely to be getting worse than better for consumers' Bills Bills Bills

'Things are more likely to be getting worse than better for consumers'

Most people also expect to pay more on essential items over the next six months.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly half of your consumer complaints are going unresolved Computer Says No

Nearly half of your consumer complaints are going unresolved

A national survey found that faulty goods and services cost consumers close to €500 million.

From TheJournal.ie Irish shoppers encouraged to 'buy Irish' to give businesses Christmas boost Get Em' Spending

Irish shoppers encouraged to 'buy Irish' to give businesses Christmas boost

Small businesses are hoping that the start of the shopping season will bring a boost.

From TheJournal.ie Which counties are the biggest spenders in Ireland this Christmas? Cough Up

Which counties are the biggest spenders in Ireland this Christmas?

And how generous is Santa going to be in 2014?

From TheJournal.ie Families turning to moneylenders charging up to 200% interest ahead of Christmas Debt

Families turning to moneylenders charging up to 200% interest ahead of Christmas

The majority of loans taken out this time last year were to cover debts consumers already had.

From TheJournal.ie That 'we owe you money' letter from Sky? It's NOT a scam Believe In Better

That 'we owe you money' letter from Sky? It's NOT a scam

This is a public service broadcast.

From TheJournal.ie Retailers are going to have their best Christmas since 2009 thanks to you Spend Spend Spend

Retailers are going to have their best Christmas since 2009 thanks to you

Irish households are expected to spend an extra €650 to €750 in shops this month compared to other months this year.

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