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Business Owners Share Thoughts On Mystery Shoppers

The Guardian have produced an article detailing the importance of using mystery shoppers in order to improve the customer experience. Mystery shoppers are  undercover customers who are recruited to evaluate a particular service, or service process against a number of predetermined service standards. We provide this service here at Shelfwatch. The article featured numerous different [...]

2015-05-20T09:03:31+01:00May 20th, 2015|Audits, Our Work|

Tesco Regains Lost Ground Against Supervalu

Supervalu’s short stay at the summit of Ireland’s supermarket industry is now under threat from Tesco, according to the latest figures. Contract People reported last month that Tesco had finally lost its stranglehold on having the largest market share in the country to Supervalu, who assimilated Superquinn in February 2014. The latest figures, relevant to the [...]

2015-05-12T11:24:24+01:00May 12th, 2015|News, Retails|

Bus Strike Slows Retail Sales

Retailers across Ireland reported a fall in sales over the bank holiday weekend due to the Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann strike last Friday and Saturday. The two-day strike combined with the weekend's poor weather led to a decreased foot fall - a measure of how many people are on the streets - of between 20-22 [...]

2015-05-06T16:02:50+01:00May 6th, 2015|News, Retails|

Dunnes Staff Plan New Protest

Dunnes Stores staff who are members of the Mandate trade union are planning a major protest march in Dublin, penciled in for early June. The staff, who number around 5,000, have been protesting in a campaign in relation to working hours and earnings, job security, pay, and the right to trade union representation. Gerry Light, [...]

2015-04-27T11:54:03+01:00April 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Online Sales Threaten Traditional Shopping

As more of us change our shopping habits and smartphones and tablets become a more common way to buy goods and services these new shopping habits are set to increase five fold over the next decade according to expert research. As Amazon have announced that they may take shopping sci-fi with drone deliveries we continue [...]

2015-04-22T07:08:41+01:00April 22nd, 2015|Retails, ShelfWatch News|

Dunnes’ Stores Workers Seek To Escalate Campaign

After we reported on the industrial action being taken by staff at Dunnes' Stores Supermarket chain there has apparently been no let up in the discord between the staff and management of the store. Workers are apparently now preparing to ratchet up their action against the Irish owned supermarket. Mandate, the union that supports around [...]

2015-04-14T09:32:52+01:00April 14th, 2015|Retails, Uncategorized|

Dunnes’ Store Staff Strike

From 6am on the 2nd of April, all across the country, thousands of Dunnes Stores staff have been on strike. MPs including Labour and Sinn Fein TDs, Gerry Adams and Mary-Lou McDonald turned out to support the workers who were on the picket line outside the St Stephen’s Green branch. ShelfLife magazine printed an interview [...]

2018-12-11T14:34:59+00:00April 9th, 2015|Retails, Uncategorized|

US retail sales post largest decline in 11 months

US retail sales recorded their largest decline in 11 months in December as demand fell almost across the board, which could temper expectations for a sharp acceleration in consumer spending in the fourth quarter. The commerce department said on Wednesday retail sales fell 0.9 per cent last month after a 0.4 per cent increase in [...]

2015-01-16T14:23:19+00:00January 16th, 2015|Retails|
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