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#Consumers

# consumers - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

"Worrying figures" show we spent less on clothing, books and furniture in April
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"Worrying figures" show we spent less on clothing, books and furniture in April

May 28th 2013, 12:35 PM 6,484 Views 45 Comments

Retail Ireland has said government must give consumers “hope and a reason to start spending”.

# consumers - Friday 10 May, 2013

Consumers 'weathering the storm' as experts predict recession is bottoming out
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Consumers 'weathering the storm' as experts predict recession is bottoming out

May 10th 2013, 11:51 AM 11,199 Views 78 Comments

However a report shows 60 per cent of adults still believe their income will be lower this time next year.

# consumers - Friday 26 April, 2013

Consumers and firms ordered to pay over €44m to creditors last month
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Consumers and firms ordered to pay over €44m to creditors last month

Apr 26th 2013, 3:55 PM 5,447 Views 9 Comments

Vision-net figures show that banks accounted for over half the value of all court judgments awarded against consumers last month.

# consumers - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Contactless payments to cut the time you spend in a queue
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Contactless payments to cut the time you spend in a queue

Apr 23rd 2013, 6:23 PM 16,071 Views 60 Comments

With 6,000 of the terminals now in Ireland, the 11.2 minutes that people spend queuing on a daily basis looks set to drop.

# consumers - Friday 19 April, 2013

Consumers shopping more often to hunt for bargains
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Consumers shopping more often to hunt for bargains

Apr 19th 2013, 9:02 AM 5,943 Views 22 Comments

Retailers say customers are buying less branded products and are shopping around more.

# consumers - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Apple apologises to Chinese consumers after 'double standards' criticism
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Apple apologises to Chinese consumers after 'double standards' criticism

Apr 2nd 2013, 3:00 PM 8,515 Views 19 Comments

State media in China has criticised the company over customer service and returns policies.

# consumers - Saturday 2 March, 2013

10 things you're better off buying used
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10 things you're better off buying used

Mar 2nd 2013, 9:45 AM 21,919 Views 46 Comments

Some tips to get you upcycling, reusing and getting more for your money: and we’d like your suggestions too…

# consumers - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Money advice: National Consumer Agency’s top five tips
# MONEY ADVICE
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# MONEY ADVICE

Money advice: National Consumer Agency’s top five tips

Feb 27th 2013, 1:14 PM 12,374 Views 28 Comments

The NCA’s online tools were used over 400,000 times in the last year which they believe shows a strong appetite among consumers for money managing information.

# consumers - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

54 per cent of people still believe now is a bad time to save
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54 per cent of people still believe now is a bad time to save

Feb 13th 2013, 12:44 PM 8,706 Views 14 Comments

The Nationwise/ESRI Saving Index revealed most people are still using any spare funds they have to pay down debt.

# consumers - Monday 11 February, 2013

Food and drink prices down over 6 per cent since 2008 - Retail Ireland
# Food And Drink
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# Food And Drink

Food and drink prices down over 6 per cent since 2008 - Retail Ireland

Feb 11th 2013, 8:55 PM 5,843 Views 33 Comments

Retail Ireland made the comments following the publication of a Consumers’ Association of Ireland (CAI) report on Irish food prices – which indicated the typical cost of a basket of groceries had risen 12 per cent in the past two years.

Consumer sentiment increases sharply in January
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Consumer sentiment increases sharply in January

Feb 11th 2013, 12:01 PM 3,696 Views 16 Comments

A significant drop in December took economists by surprise but confidence levels now appear to have stabilised.

Consumer spending power to stabilise this year, improve in 2014
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Consumer spending power to stabilise this year, improve in 2014

Feb 11th 2013, 8:27 AM 3,314 Views 20 Comments

Working households with mortgages will see the greatest growth in spending power while unemployed households will fare worst.

# consumers - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Complaints to Financial Services Ombudsman up 12% last year
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# Complaints

Complaints to Financial Services Ombudsman up 12% last year

Jan 31st 2013, 11:59 AM 2,257 Views 6 Comments

Figure show that 40 per cent of all banking complaints related to mortgages.

# consumers - Monday 28 January, 2013

Life insurance prices can vary by up to €7,500 - study
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# Shop Around

Life insurance prices can vary by up to €7,500 - study

Jan 28th 2013, 7:21 PM 6,413 Views 12 Comments

The National Consumer Agency found that smokers pay on average 90 per cent more for their life insurance.

# consumers - Saturday 26 January, 2013

First numbers on Google's bid to take on Amazon's shopping business
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# Google Shopping

First numbers on Google's bid to take on Amazon's shopping business

Jan 26th 2013, 11:30 AM 8,628 Views 2 Comments

The new “product listing ads” appeared to have taken off at the end of the final quarter of 2012.

# consumers - Friday 25 January, 2013

Retail sales up in last three months of 2012
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Retail sales up in last three months of 2012

Jan 25th 2013, 12:12 PM 4,312 Views 56 Comments

Hot beverages and home and giftware sectors saw noticeable increases while furniture and flooring suffered losses.

# consumers - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Chart: Ice-cream consumption per capita around the world
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Chart: Ice-cream consumption per capita around the world

Jan 24th 2013, 11:39 AM 21,984 Views 32 Comments

Irish people eat more of it than Italians… (because we have the warmer climate, right?)

# consumers - Friday 18 January, 2013

One4all reports 14 per cent increase in turnover in 2012
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# Vouchers

One4all reports 14 per cent increase in turnover in 2012

Jan 18th 2013, 11:02 AM 4,214 Views 7 Comments

The Irish company behind the gift card brand said sales increased across all distribution channels last year.

# consumers - Friday 11 January, 2013

Sharp fall in consumer sentiment due to Budget worries
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Sharp fall in consumer sentiment due to Budget worries

Jan 11th 2013, 2:45 PM 7,555 Views 20 Comments

December’s index saw the largest one month point decline in seventeen years.

# consumers - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Annual savings up 10 per cent on last year
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Annual savings up 10 per cent on last year

Jan 8th 2013, 6:01 PM 6,106 Views 21 Comments

Research from EBS shows that people aged 16-24 are now more confident about their economic well being than this time last year.

# consumers - Monday 7 January, 2013

Retail sales fell 1.1% in November - CSO
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Retail sales fell 1.1% in November - CSO

Jan 7th 2013, 11:40 AM 1,890 Views 2 Comments

Retail Excellence Ireland says it is “not surprised” with decrease, pointing to the timing of the Budget and ‘kite flying’ by the Government for the fall in consumer sentiment.

# consumers - Sunday 6 January, 2013

10 consumer trends for this coming year
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10 consumer trends for this coming year

Jan 6th 2013, 12:00 PM 18,638 Views 14 Comments

Trendspotting firm trendwatching.com has been watching the way the wind blows for companies (and consumers) in 2013.

# consumers - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Ofcom sets out proposals to tackle mid-contract price rises
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Ofcom sets out proposals to tackle mid-contract price rises

Jan 3rd 2013, 11:48 AM 3,920 Views 9 Comments

The regulator is considering introducing rules allowing customers to exit their contract without penalty if prices are raised in the middle of a contract term.

SuperValu launches country's first grocery shopping app
# Online Shopping
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# Online Shopping

SuperValu launches country's first grocery shopping app

Jan 3rd 2013, 6:45 AM 15,129 Views 54 Comments

Now you can do your weekly shop from your smartphone.

# consumers - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

6 ways retailers get you to spend more
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# Paco Underhill

6 ways retailers get you to spend more

Dec 26th 2012, 7:30 AM 18,562 Views 19 Comments

If you know, you might be able to control yourself. (But probably not.)

# consumers - Friday 21 December, 2012

Over 75 per cent of people do their Christmas shopping at work
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Over 75 per cent of people do their Christmas shopping at work

Dec 21st 2012, 7:00 AM 2,942 Views 14 Comments

A new survey also showed that only 9 per cent of people will buy Irish this festive season.

# consumers - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Late shoppers may be penalised as stores run low on toys and tablets
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Late shoppers may be penalised as stores run low on toys and tablets

Dec 12th 2012, 2:01 PM 12,564 Views 55 Comments

This is not a drill. Furbys are heading towards extinction and iPad Minis are all sold out.

# consumers - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Court registered judgements against debtors top €1 billion in 2012
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Court registered judgements against debtors top €1 billion in 2012

Dec 11th 2012, 2:33 PM 5,241 Views 10 Comments

The value of judgements against commercial debtros increased by 554 per cent to almost €293 million.

Irish people change to 'little and often' shopping trips
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Irish people change to 'little and often' shopping trips

Dec 11th 2012, 8:47 AM 9,568 Views 30 Comments

Supermarket share analysts say the notion of the ‘big shop’ not as popular as before – while supermarket market grows slightly here for second month in row.

# consumers - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

What do the new EU food information rules mean for consumers?
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# Food Rules

What do the new EU food information rules mean for consumers?

Dec 5th 2012, 6:45 AM 4,773 Views 20 Comments

The new rules mean that food can’t have misleading labels, pre-packaged foods must say if they contain allergens, and refined oils and fats can be grouped together.

# consumers - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Almost half of people are not saving at all - survey
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Almost half of people are not saving at all - survey

Dec 2nd 2012, 1:43 PM 8,283 Views 42 Comments

When asked what consumers will do with spare cash, half said they would use it to pay off debt.

# consumers - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

91 per cent of consumers believe Budget 2013 will leave less to spend on groceries
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# Budget 2013

91 per cent of consumers believe Budget 2013 will leave less to spend on groceries

Nov 27th 2012, 2:35 PM 6,076 Views 44 Comments

Almost half of participants in a new survey also believe the price of cigarettes will increase a lot.

# consumers - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Debenhams issues recall of childrens' clothes with faulty zips
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# Faulty

Debenhams issues recall of childrens' clothes with faulty zips

Nov 24th 2012, 12:11 PM 6,886 Views 4 Comments

The Ted Baker snowsuits and jackets for babies and small children were found to be below the store’s quality standards.

# consumers - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Want to cut food waste? Check the dates, says safefood
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Want to cut food waste? Check the dates, says safefood

Nov 18th 2012, 11:56 AM 7,373 Views 13 Comments

New research by safefood shows that almost a third of consumers believe ‘best before’ and ‘use by’ dates on food labels mean the same thing.

# consumers - Monday 12 November, 2012

One quarter of Irish people ‘will be paying for Christmas’ in New Year
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One quarter of Irish people ‘will be paying for Christmas’ in New Year

Nov 12th 2012, 8:15 AM 3,736 Views 26 Comments

Only two out of five of us will be able to get through Christmas just on our regular income – although credit card use is set to drop, according to Irish credit unions.

# consumers - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Irish consumers will be highest spenders in Europe this Christmas
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Irish consumers will be highest spenders in Europe this Christmas

Nov 8th 2012, 8:49 AM 7,999 Views 60 Comments

Two thirds of Irish consumers also say they will focus on supporting the local economy this festive season.

# consumers - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Consumer sentiment stabilises after sharp decline in September
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Consumer sentiment stabilises after sharp decline in September

Oct 31st 2012, 2:16 PM 2,476 Views 14 Comments

The KBC Ireland/ESRI index showed a small amount of growth though consumers still have a gloomy outlook of their household finances and unemployment.

# consumers - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Sharp fall in consumer sentiment in September
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Sharp fall in consumer sentiment in September

Oct 2nd 2012, 9:15 PM 6,722 Views 19 Comments

Experts said speculation around the budget and potential cuts to social welfare and health contributed to the decline.

# consumers - Monday 1 October, 2012

Consumer agency urges vigilance against scams
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Consumer agency urges vigilance against scams

Oct 1st 2012, 12:25 PM 6,986 Views 19 Comments

The National Consumer Agency has said it received 835 scam-related queries in the last 12 months, most related to ‘PC phishing’

# consumers - Monday 17 September, 2012

Bad news, consumers: Bord Gáis prices to increase from next month
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Bad news, consumers: Bord Gáis prices to increase from next month

Sep 17th 2012, 5:50 PM 5,735 Views 28 Comments

The move follows similar announcements from Electric Ireland and Airtricity in recent weeks.