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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:15 pm 
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Thats great news, was tempted to buy and fill a rucksack in there in Paris last year, some amazing bargains, I hope they bring the special deals baskets that change every week over here, This could put a lot of places in Dublin out of business assuming they dont go all Treasure Ireland on the prices, bike shops and outdoor shops included, literally ≥50 cheaper.


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:56 pm 
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Lidl is seriously aiding Irish producers, something that they barely get recognised for
Beef, bread and booze benefit from Lidl’s buy Irish campaign
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- In 2000, Lidl had less than 10 Irish suppliers: the number now stands at in excess of 200
- Almost 40 of its Irish suppliers are now exporting to 26 countries where Lidl operates with the most popular export markets proving to be the United Kingdom, Germany. France and Spain. The value of exports from its Irish arm was put at around €230m last year.
- Lidl wants more Irish suppliers to compete to supply it with a guaranteed volume of their products for a limited edition Best of Ireland food promotion in September 2018. It will select up to 80 lines which will be available in all its stores throughout the Republic and a handful of the products will be given the opportunity to be sold in Lidl stores across Europe


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:19 pm 
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temene wrote:
“Ikea of sports retailing” is to open in Ireland.
Decathlon is to open nine stores around the country, in addition to Decathlon.ie
This makes me so happy for some reason.
“We don’t believe there’s a small market, only a market to be developed,”

The great thing (I think) with Decathlon is that they are an actual sports shop: selling sports gear, not sports fashion, and not just licensed gear and team-kits.

They're great for things like hiking/mountaineering gear (even own brand rock climbing shoes: ), equestrian, hunting, water-sports, etc., and they lower the barrier to entry for some of these activities.

The decathlon.ie web-shop has already been a useful resource (bought a kids' scooter on it). However, we're subject to the usual paddy-tax. For example, I see this pair of climbing shoes is
The precise product isn't in the .de web-shop, but the common products that are in that store are at the same price as in .fr

The article goes into some of this territory
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(Mr Grandgeorge...)
“We will change the market, we will show it cannot be a luxury to practice sport,” he said, adding that Decathlon had committed to offering prices at 20 per cent less than competitors.

This does seem to be their ethos, but the price referencing is illuminating...

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“There is no reason to take 50-60 per cent margin just because we are on an island,” he said. Indeed, while prices might be “a little bit” higher than in France, due to higher VAT rates, its range of children’s products would be the cheapest across Europe, due to the zero VAT rate on children’s clothes.

Some of the differential there on the online store goes beyond VAT rate differences. However, for the kids rock climbing shoes the Irish price is €21.59, the French price €24.99, which backs up the claim at least for one product
https://www.decathlon.ie/rock-junior-cl ... s8900.html

In Great Outdoors, the cheapest kids climbing shoes are €42.50, the cheapest adult shoes are €69.99.


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:19 pm 
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Col. Max Pyatnitski wrote:
The great thing (I think) with Decathlon is that they are an actual sports shop: selling sports gear, not sports fashion, and not just licensed gear and team-kits. They're great for things like hiking/mountaineering gear (even own brand rock climbing shoes: ), equestrian, hunting, water-sports, etc., and they lower the barrier to entry for some of these activities.
The decathlon.ie web-shop has already been a useful resource (bought a kids' scooter on it). However, we're subject to the usual paddy-tax. For example, I see this pair of climbing shoes is
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€36.89 in the .ie webshop: https://www.decathlon.ie/rock-climbing-en-s8899.html
€29.99 in the .fr webshop: https://www.decathlon.fr/chausson-rock-id_8230651.html
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The Irish website is an off-shoot of DecathlonUK. Therefore, the pricing converts from there.
Same shoes are £29.99 in UK https://www.decathlon.co.uk/rock-climbi ... 30651.html
So maybe, Decathlon are ripping off UKers!


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:47 am 
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Sainsbury's and Asda announce £13.3 billion merger deal

https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2018/0 ... sa-merger/

I wonder will they tackle the Irish market?


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 11:12 am 
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Decathlon purchased a site for €4.35m adjacent Ikea Ballymun, from DCC.
No housing crisis when DCC are selling land to a multinational.
Due to open end 2019


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 11:27 am 
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Not sure how many people want to live directly beside Ikea Ballymun and the M50 anyway. Surely the site there was just designated to Retail.


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 Post subject: Re: Supermarkets
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 11:29 am 
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Marks & Spencer to discount prices by 25%. Not sure of the details yet, eg food, clothing etc


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