Iceland to invade Ireland

YesSireeeBob

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Good news more competition. Not sure about the 2000 jobs, wasn't there a thread about this last week?

105 shops. must be plenty of scope for profit in the irish market.

hopefully we will have a price war soon.



Food retailer Iceland plans to open 105 shops - RT News


Food retailer Iceland hopes to create more than 2,000 jobs in Ireland over the next four years as part of a €30m expansion.

Food retailer Iceland hopes to create more than 2,000 jobs in Ireland over the next four years.

The company will open their fourth shop in Ireland today in Dublin and plans to open 105 more shops.

The AIM Group, which holds the master franchise for Iceland, says it will invest €30m to expand the supermarket chain in Ireland.

In August 2005, the frozen food retailer closed its seven shops in Ireland. It employed some 160 people at the time.
 


Mondo

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Iceland remarkable turnaround

Clowen and Lenny will pounce on this as proof of smaller nations capacity to bounce back.

If Iceland can recover so quickly - we can too! - All we need to do is learn how obey.

Better keep a Twit-watch and Dan Boyle too.

mmm a nice slice of Viennetta. :rolleyes:
 

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Great.

€2 chickens and €1 frozen pizza promoted by coke addled chav. We truly have turned a corner.
 

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Good news more competition. Not sure about the 2000 jobs, wasn't there a thread about this last week?

105 shops. must be plenty of scope for profit in the irish market.

hopefully we will have a price war soon.



Food retailer Iceland plans to open 105 shops - RT News
I'd hope not. For one thing it's not really required. The pricing model in Aldo and Lidl is similar to the one in the UK, so it's not a case that we're being ripped off. If people are unhappy with one particular vendor, then just move.

For another, the problem is that while you think it's great when Tesco or Dunnes drops their price of a chicken 20%, that 20% isn't coming off their bottom line, more often than not they just reduce what they pay the chicken farmer and protect their own profit margin.

It's a good idea for Iceland to move here, and very well timed. People are flocking to Lidl and Aldo at the moment, and the property prices dropping to their current point will help them a lot.
 

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lets hope they dont do what all UK companies do when they come south of the border and thats rack up the prices.
Yes and while we're at it lets hope that ff will put the country and it’s people first….
 

cry freedom

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Iceland to invade Ireland
Great news.
Just tell me where to stand with the white flag.:)
 

Cassandra Syndrome

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2,000 jobs created, over 2,000 jobs will be lost.

Do you think yet another corporate multinational grocery retailer importing most of its produce is domestic real wealth creation?

We have to start turning the resources in our island into outputs and sell both domestically and export.
 

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Iceland were here before i thought and had to close down...?
 

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2,000 jobs created, over 2,000 jobs will be lost.

Do you think yet another corporate multinational grocery retailer importing most of its produce is domestic real wealth creation?

We have to start turning the resources in our island into outputs and sell both domestically and export.
What you are saying is on the money. Unfortunately people in this country are seduced with big shops with glitzy displays. We are like a shower of Magpies. This will be a further nail in the coffin for small shops in small towns which will lose even further life. And you are right. 2 euro chickens won't be Irish chickens.
 

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What you are saying is on the money. Unfortunately people in this country are seduced with big shops with glitzy displays. We are like a shower of Magpies. This will be a further nail in the coffin for small shops in small towns which will lose even further life. And you are right. 2 euro chickens won't be Irish chickens.
+1

The likes of cheap, mass retail outlets like Iceland will rip the heart and soul out of many towns and drive many local food producers into ruin. The likes of Iceland will decimate our native food and retail industry. They will decreate more jobs than they actually create.

But Clowen will be either too thick or ignorant to even notice that little titbit. He will duly blather on about foreign businesses having confidence in Ireland and his mug will be on RTE opening up an Iceland store on the outskirts of Clara before retiring off to the brother's boozer to get absolutley plastered for the night.
 

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yipeee! more cheap tat at low low prices!

now's the time to introduce a tax on junk food. cos once iceland employee 2000 people there won't be a hope of pushing it through.
Ireland does not need a hyper sausage roll monger.

and these are not new jobs, just relocations and new uniforms.
 

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The expansion of the Iceland stores is frankly depressing. It says to me that the strategic planners in Iceland's HQ have examined Ireland and decided that we will be poor for a long time to come.

Iceland's target market is the poorest in the society, selling them low quality frozen crap.

If I was of a revolutionary socialist mindset I would see a conspiracy in flogging low nutritional food to the poor. With the effect of stunting childhood development and lowering energy levels of the working class....
 

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2,000 jobs created, over 2,000 jobs will be lost.

Do you think yet another corporate multinational grocery retailer importing most of its produce is domestic real wealth creation?

We have to start turning the resources in our island into outputs and sell both domestically and export.
there is certainly some merit in what you say here.
But surely as a supply side economist you believe that the arrival of a new entrant into the market willd eliver competition which wil;l deliver lower prices and therefore free up spemding power and demand in other sectors of the economy.
 

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They are here to place a tender for the up an coming food stamp contract!
 

eyeSpy

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The expansion of the Iceland stores is frankly depressing. It says to me that the strategic planners in Iceland's HQ have examined Ireland and decided that we will be poor for a long time to come.

Iceland's target market is the poorest in the society, selling them low quality frozen crap.

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this is like St. Vincent dePaul announcing a dozen new outlets.

I see the invasion of Iceland as a threat to the national life expectancy and a new risk and drain on health budgets.
 

sandar

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The expansion of the Iceland stores is frankly depressing. It says to me that the strategic planners in Iceland's HQ have examined Ireland and decided that we will be poor for a long time to come.

Iceland's target market is the poorest in the society, selling them low quality frozen crap.

If I was of a revolutionary socialist mindset I would see a conspiracy in flogging low nutritional food to the poor. With the effect of stunting childhood development and lowering energy levels of the working class....
even in the celtic tiger era there were poro looking for bargains...iceland expandedin london in the boom years there
 


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