Distribution Networks in Ireland

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

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.
Aldi, Lidl
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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