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ProU yogurt gets wider listing with SuperValu

ProU Yogurt, an Irish fortified yogurt launched by former Bord Bia executive Michael Murphy, is now available at SuperValu stores in an expanded retail listing worth €200,000. Produced at Killowen Farm in Co. Wexford using locally-sourced ingredients, ProU is the first yogurt on the Irish and UK market fortified with protein, calcium and vitamin D […]

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Red Dog gives women’s campaign some real bite

Design and branding agency Red Dog’s work in support of Women for Election has helped raise almost €32,000 at the half-way stage of a crowdfunding push. Women for Election co-founder Niamh Gallagher said the design raised awareness of the goal of getting more women elected by engaging a younger audience. The campaign hopes to raise €50,000 […]

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SuperValu still on top as growth increases

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the year ending 21 May 2017 show that the market continues to grow despite price deflation. Grocery market value was up by 2.2 per cent during the past quarter compared with last year, making the sector worth €2.37 billion over the 12 weeks – up […]

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Love Irish Food launches brand award at Bloom

Love Irish Food, in partnership with out of home (OOH) advertising company Exterion Media, announced the launch of the annual Love Irish Food brand development award in the Food Village at Bloom. The award provides Love Irish Food member brands with the chance to win an €80,000 OOH campaign to promote their brand to consumers. […]

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O’Doherty to lift Beko machine up Kilimanjaro

Enda O’Doherty plans to carry a Beko washing machine to the summit of Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro in July to rise funds for Pieta House. The Waterford man aims to spread a positive mental health message through the symbolism of carrying a heavy hidden load and to bring awareness to the importance of asking […]

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New hotel planned for Tayto Park

The owners of Tayto Park have applied to Meath County Council for planning permission for a 32,000 square metre, 250-bedroom family hotel, offering accommodation and leisure facilities for up to 1,000 guests. The planned hotel, which is seven stories built from wood, will be designed to be in keeping with the style of Tayto Park […]

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Most workers struggle to find time to exercise

Following a screening of thousands of Irish workers last year, Irish Life Health (ILH) has released new insights on the workforce which shows that 71 per cent of Irish workers struggle to find time to exercise and over half of the nation’s workforce are overweight and one in three have high cholesterol. The study also […]

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AIB banks marketing team of the year gong

AIB won the marketing team of the year award at the Marketing Institute of Ireland All Ireland Marketing (AIMs) awards. The award, sponsored by Google, was presented by Cera Ward to AIB marketing boss Tom Kinsella. The gala dinner in the Clayton Hotel on Burlington Road was attended by almost 900 guests. RTE news anchor Bryan Dobson […]

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Heaslip lines out for new coconut drinks

Ireland and Leinster rugby player Jamie Heaslip has been hired by C7 Brands, the UK subsidiary of Irish-based Prime Active Capital (PAC), in launching a range of coconut water drinks. CocoFuzion100 is a naturally flavoured, 100 per cent organic young coconut water. Bottled within hours of harvesting, it contains natural electrolytes and has no added […]

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Greening idea goes bananas Down Under

What do the Big Banana in Australia, an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft in Addis Ababa and two rhino statues in a Nairobi park have in common? They are just some of the more unusual participants in Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative for St Patrick’s Day 2017.  From its launch back in 2010, the greening idea has […]

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Food writers dish up awards to artisan producers

Six artisan food producers were honoured as part of the annual Irish Food Writers’ Guild (IFWG) awards together with the guild’s first posthumous award, which saluted Irish craft beer guru, Oliver Hughes, co-founder of the Porterhouse brewery pubs, who died suddenly last year at the age of 57. Since 1993, the awards have celebrated artisan producers […]

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Ireland sixth most confident nation in Europe

National consumer confidence at the end of last year was at its highest level since the recession and Ireland is now the sixth most confident country in Europe, the latest Nielsen Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions indicates. The country’s Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) score hit 100 in the final two quarters of […]

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Lidl signs up to Bord Bia’s Origin Green

Lidl Ireland has become a verified member of Bord Bia’s Origin Green sustainability programme, emphasising a commitment to sustainability in Irish retailing. Bord Bia established the programme in 2012 at farm level, then moved into manufacturing and, most recently, extended and customised the programme for food retailers. To become a member, Lidl has committed to a […]

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