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Retail News, Ireland’s longest established grocery trade magazine, has been reporting on the evolution of Ireland’s FMCG sector for over 60 years, from the birth of the supermarket, through the dawn of discounters and the rise of the value-conscious consumer.

Retail News offers maximum penetration to the multiples, Tesco and Dunnes Stores, discounters Aldi and Lidl, as well as the Independent and Symbol Group retailers, i.e. Centra, SuperValu, Spar, Eurospar, Londis, Mace, Costcutter, XL, Gala etc. The mailing list also includes senior executives and buyers in all major Cash & Carry outlets and Wholesalers in Ireland, forecourt groups (Applegreen, Topaz, Maxol etc), newsagents and off licences right across the country. It is circulated to members of all representative organisations, including RGDATA, CSNA and NFRN, NOffLA, suppliers to the FMCG market and all financial, Government and EU departments.

Retail News gives manufacturers, suppliers and wholesalers a platform for underlining to the retailer, the consumer appeal of their products. This can be done through product reports, advertising and promotional news, statistics and information on new and existing products.

Retail News has been ABC audited for over 26 years, giving advertisers a GUARANTEE OF CIRCULATION. The 2017 ABC Figure for JAN 2017- DEC 2017 is 6,777 with a readership in excess of 25,000. Plus online average viewing of 3,230 unique visitors a month and 2,993,303 hits per annum.
Retail News is proud of its long standing relationship with Ireland’s FMCG sector for over 60 years.

 

Retail News 60th Birthday Celebrations

In 2017, on the occasion of our 60th Birthday I have received some lovely testimonials that endorse what we have achieved over our long and interesting journey.

“Many congratulations to Kathleen and everyone at Retail News for achieving the fantastic milestone of sixty years of great service to the Irish Retail and FMCG sector. Retail News has been a great supporter of our trade and I wish Kathleen and the team every success in the future.”
Leo Crawford, 
Group Chief Exec, BWG GROUP

“As MD of Musgrave Wholesale Partners I’m very aware of the value Retail News brings to our business and our teams. Whatever the subject you can be sure of a comprehensive and up to the minute view of what’s happening in the retail sector and what drives the decision making of our retail customers. From a personal point of view, and in my capacity as a past President of Appeals for the Irish Grocery Benevolent Fund (IGBF), I’m very grateful for the wonderful support Retail News and in particular Kathleen Belton have afforded this important charity over many years. Their numerous articles, advertisements and features have served to raise the profile of the charity and in no small way, encouraged colleagues in the industry to give generously”.
Noel Keeley,
MD, Musgrave Wholesale Partners

“A big Happy Birthday to Retail News. Kathleen, you don’t look a day over 40! Retail News hasn been an integral part of the Irish Retail Landscape over the last half century and has played a vital role in probing and challenging Retail over the period. From the big breaking stories to the human interest news Retail News has been there. Congratulations and here’s to another 60 years. Cheers!”
Tom Shipsey,
CEO, Stonehouse Marketing Ltd