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Revive helps sharpen up Blades new season

Irish-owned Revive Active food supplements have agreed a partnership deal with Premier League club Sheffield United. Revive’s Zest Active is now the official immunity brand for ‘The Blades’ for the coming season. The brand is used to protect from illnesses such as cold and flu through its formulation containing beta glucans 1/3 and 1/6. The […]

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Lucozade owner Suntory changes corporate ID

Japanese-owned drinks company Suntory Beverage & Food Ireland (SBFI) is now the new publicly facing name of Lucozade Ribena Suntory Ireland (LRSI) in a move designed to align the business closer to the group’s global brand. Suntory Beverage & Food Europe (SBFE) says that all its local markets will undergo a commercial name change. A […]

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An Post pays homage to Fr Ted with new stamps

An Post has released a set of four fun stamp designs marking 25 years of Father Ted. The stamps feature iconic one-liners from the sitcom’s main characters: “That’s mad, Ted” (Fr Dougal); “That would be an ecumenical matter” (Fr Jack); “Will you have a cup of tea Father?” (Mrs Doyle) and the now infamous “That […]

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Zeus scoots its way around Germany

Irish-owned Zeus Scooters, the three-wheeled electric scooter sharing company, has rolled out its dockless, public sharing scooters in Germany. So far, the cities of Heidelberg, Ulm and Neu Ulm have had the scooters available for public hire while the city of Regensburg in Bavaria is the latest city to add the scooters to their public […]

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Spend on groceries lowest since February

Take-home grocery sales in Ireland slowed to 18 per cent year on year during the three months to August 9, Kantar reports. While still considerably higher than pre-pandemic levels, grocery spend of €930 million over the last four weeks was the lowest since February as the country eases out of lockdown and people move about […]

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Virgin turns on gigabit broadband

In a significant development, Virgin Media Ireland has switched on gigabit broadband services across its entire network, bringing lightning fast internet services to people, homes and businesses in towns and cities across the country. The launch of 1 Gigabit (1Gig) services makes Virgin Media the country’s largest gigabit broadband provider. It makes gigabit broadband – […]

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FSAI issues guidelines on vitamin supplements

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has published new guidance for food businesses to safeguard consumer health from potentially harmful levels of vitamins and minerals in food supplements. The new guidelines has been published as the popularity of food supplements in Ireland continues to rise, particularly with winter looming. The guidance will act as […]

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Marketer of the Year postponed until 2021

The premier award honouring Ireland’s top marketing practitioner, Marketer of the Year (MotY), has been postponed until next year due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Irish business. Launched by Marketing.ie in 1993, MotY salutes Ireland’s top marketers, who through their passion and commitment have created winning strategies for their brands. A wide […]

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McDonald’s reopens 32 of its restaurants

Following a successful pilot, McDonald’s has reopened 32 of its dine-in fast food restaurants across the country, including at its flagship Grafton Street outlet in Dublin city centre. It follows the reopening for takeaway, drive thru and delivery over the last seven weeks. The dine-ins reopen with new safety measures, including mandatory table service. Customers […]

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Modern Green founder helps roll out art diner

Steve Murray, founder of the Modern Green events and activations agency, has teamed up with Colin Dickson to open the new Dig In art diner restaurant on Dublin’s Camden Street. The venue, formerly Green 19, is an art, dining and cocktail experience, which has been developed in collaboration with the Irish contemporary visual artist Maser. […]

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Ireland makes cover of French travel magazine

Some 4.3 million readers of the French magazine Geo can get to read all about Ireland right now. The July edition of the glossy travel magazine includes a 43-page spread about the island of Ireland and features a shot of Lough Corrib in Co Galway on the cover. Ireland’s tourist bodies invited photojournalist Sébastien Desurmont […]

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Diageo’s new drinks bottle is no pulp fiction

Diageo, makers of Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Guinness, plan to roll out the world’s first ever 100 per cent plastic free paper-based spirits bottle, made entirely from sustainably sourced wood. The bottle will debut with Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky early next year. It comes as Diageo launches a tie-up with sustainable packaging specialist Pilot Lite. […]

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Covid-19 main concern for Irish food industry

Covid-19 has been ranked as the highest priority risk facing Ireland’s agri-food sector, a risk assessment report by Bord Bia indicates. The report captures the high level risks facing the industry across six key areas: Covid-19, Brexit, challenges to market diversification, sustainability pressures, consumer insights and innovation and talent management. The analysis captures the level […]

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