Distribution Networks in Ireland
Types of Outlet
- Hypermarkets, supermarkets and minimarkets
They sell foodstuffs and non-food products.
Tesco Ireland, Dunnes Stores, Superquinn, Marks and Spencer, SPAR, Londis
- Specialized hypermarkets
Specialized in one family of products
- Department stores
Located in the town center on several floors. They have various specialized departments.
- Hard discount
Mainly for food. They sell products of the distributor's own brand or no brand at all.
- Small shops
Specialized local shops.
- Cash and Carry
Hypermarkets reserved for professionals.
BWG Food limited, Gilmartin's, Leydens limited, M&P O'Sullivan, Cox's
Evolution of the Retail Sector
- Growth and Regulation
- The increasing tempo of commercial and industrial development and suburban development, is bringing significant changes in the distribution system. Wholesalers supply a variety of services to associated small retailers, including sales promotion, advertising, and retail training. The number of discount firms, continues to increase, and the number of self-service stores is rising steadily. Self-service is not confined to small merchandising units as department stores and gas stations also have incorporated this sales technique in their operations.
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