Musgrave MarketPlace (MMP) hosted a Discover Musgrave MarketPlace event which took place at Medley Restaurant, Dublin city on Tuesday, 1 May.
The event saw key MMP suppliers and customers come together for a daylong celebration of food, drink and culinary innovation.
The wholesale supplier to foodservice, retail and SME business presented guests with the opportunity to sample foods from their own-brand products, as well as a number of leading brands.
There was also a chance on the day to meet some of its in-house team of experts including trend expert, Dr. Deirdre Moriarty, head development chef, Clement Pavie, fishmonger Laura Desmond, Ray farrell alcohol buyer, as well as a number of its product specialists.
MMP recently conducted research which showed that 36% of Irish people go out for dinner at least once a week.
“It’s clear from our research that as a nation we love to dine out. The restaurant scene in Ireland is always evolving so it’s important that we stay ahead of the curve, innovate within our own business and continue to anticipate the needs of our customers,' said Noel Keeley, managing director at Musgrave Wholesale Partners.
“Our ‘Discover Musgrave MarketPlace’ event is a celebration of that innovation and a showcase of the quality of suppliers and customers we work with.”
Other key findings showed that one in four Irish people go out to lunch once a week and one in five of the respondents surveyed said that they would like more healthy eateries options.
Revamped Food Emporium
The cash-and-carry business has recently revamped its food emporiums, where it will conduct regular product demonstrations which includes a gin palace, as well as expert advice in-store and an expanded product range to cater for the changing needs of it customers.
In the last three years, MMP has added over 200 free-from products to its range and sales in this area has reportedly grown by 80%.
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