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# Brexit
Minister claims Northern Ireland hospitals and schools facing food shortages in ‘major crisis’
Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots said the region was facing a ‘major crisis’ over supply chains.
# Brexit
Supermarkets call for urgent intervention over Northern Ireland's food supplies
Chief executives of Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Iceland, Co-Op and Marks & Spencer have written to Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove.
# small turkeys
December saw record-high grocery sales, but less money spent on whole turkeys
Sales of smaller cuts of meat such as turkey rolls and roast pork increased.
# kantar
Boost for supermarkets as sales of mince pies, Christmas biscuits and alcohol soar ahead of festive season
Dunnes Stores leads the way in terms of market share, just ahead of Supervalu, according to the latest Kantar figures.
# Supermarket Sweep
Grocery sales boomed in October ahead of Level 5 restrictions
Compared to last year, 50% more Irish shoppers have bought their Christmas turkey already.
# Supermarkets
Grocery sales have slowed compared to the peak of the pandemic as shoppers begin returning to pre-Covid habits
As restrictions began to lift, customers moved away from a pattern of large, infrequent shops.
# Supermarket Sweep
Major spike in grocery sales since restrictions began
Take-home grocery sales grew by 25% over the last 12 weeks – the fastest rate of growth in 15 years.
# Monaghan
Egg shortage in some supermarkets amid bird flu outbreak and increased demand
Half a million hens have been culled as a result of the outbreak.
# Coronavirus
March was the biggest month for grocery sales on record
Sales of hand soap rose by 300% and household cleaners were up by 170% in the past 12 weeks.
# Supermarket Sweep
'No need for panic buying': Supermarkets warn consumers following 'high demand' over coronavirus
Images emerging on social media show lines of empty shelves and long queues in supermarkets.
# Your Say
Poll: Should there be a ban on selling sweets beside shop checkouts?
The Irish Heart Foundation has launched a plan to cut childhood obesity rates by half in the next decade.
# Your Say
Poll: Will a levy increase make you give up plastic bags at the supermarket?
Minister Richard Bruton will bring a memo to Cabinet tomorrow outlining a number of options to increase environmental levies.
# Shopping
Aldi plans to replace 12.5 million single-use plastic bags each year with compostable options
From January, all loose fruit and vegetable single-use plastic bags will be compostable.
# Kantar Worldpanel
Dunnes Stores retains top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars
That’s according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel supermarket shares.
# kantar
Dunnes Stores comes out on top - just - as the most popular supermarket in Ireland
Dunnes has a market share lead of 0.2% over Tesco in the latest figures from Kantar.
# climate action
Minister in favour of 'naming and shaming' supermarkets that fail to reduce plastic packaging
Minister Richard Bruton says he is willing to take a tougher stance on supermarkets who fail to pull their weight when it comes to reducing plastics.
# Axed
Tesco announces up to 9,000 job cuts in the UK under wide-scale restructuring plan
Jobs will be cut amid plans to shut fish, meat and cheese counters at some stores.
# Research
Removing sweets from supermarket checkouts linked to fall in unhealthy snack purchases
That’s according to a study published in the Plos Medicine journal this week.
# 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.
# waste reduction
Minister calls on supermarkets to reduce the use of non-recyclable plastic packaging for fruit and veg
Minister Denis Naughten is currently considering a range of environmental levies on single-use plastic products.
# 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.
# Supermarket Wars
SuperValu is back as Ireland's most popular supermarket ... but Tesco and Dunnes Stores are right behind it
SuperValu accounted for 22.3% of the consumer spend over the course of the 21 weeks to 22 April.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think supermarkets should reduce plastic packaging?
Campaigners are asking people to leave the excess plastic packaging with the cashier.
# Discrimination
Lidl Ireland apologises to mum and son who were told to leave store with autism assistance dog
The supermarket chain announced a major autism-awareness initiative earlier this week.
# doors open
Going to the shops? Many stores and supermarkets are now open
Limited opening hours for some major supermarkets and local shops.
# status red
Here are the stores, banks and post offices closing due to the bad weather
The entire nation has been advised to remain indoors from 4pm today.
# armabreadon
Stores seek to reassure customers about bread supplies ahead of Storm Emma
Tesco have said they’ve asked their suppliers for 20% more fresh bread from tomorrow.
# Supermarket Wars
Dunnes is still Ireland's most popular supermarket - and we're buying more big name brands
We’re also buying more vegetarian and vegan foods.
# Ooh ah just a lidl bit
Lidl gets the green light to open in Castleknock
The plan will include a medical centre, cafe, retail units and eight residential apartments.
# Christmas Spending
Dunnes Stores is clinging onto top spot in Ireland's battle of the supermarkets
Meanwhile, Tesco has experienced continuous strong sales growth.
# just because we can
8 of the most outrageous festive food offerings in shops this Christmas
Sloe gin mince pie, anyone?
# Rankings
SuperValu still Ireland's most popular supermarket but Tesco is right behind it
Tesco came second with 22% of the market share (a 4.3% rise on a similar period last year).
# Shop Around
SuperValu retakes top spot in Ireland's supermarket wars
Tesco’s share of the market went down as there were gains for Aldi and Lidl.
# The Germans Are Coming
Why do people object to Lidl and Aldi in their towns?
“The Dublin 4s of the world prefer a Dunnes to a Lidl or an Aldi.”
# twas the season
SuperValu wins the Christmas supermarket war
Irish shoppers spent an extra €92 million on groceries over the festive period.
# Feed The World
Supermarkets' obsession with perfect produce is causing massive food waste
The UN said this week that if it was reversed, then the wastage could feed the worlds’ hungry.
# the big shop
15 tweets that perfectly sum up Ireland's relationship with Lidl
Heaven is a place on earth.
# Centra
13 of the most Centra things that ever happened
Hangover mecca.
# Supermarket Sweep
SuperValu is still Ireland's most popular supermarket
Tesco remains in second place.
# prosecco
This complaint about the price of Tesco prosecco in Ireland is causing a stir
It’s way more expensive to buy prosecco in Ireland compared to Scotland.