Weekly Round Up, 17 May, 2016
Published on May 17 2016 7:25 AM
Clare County Council and Ennis Chamber have announced plans to attract more retail business into Ennis, Ireland’s largest town. Copies of a prospective package outlining how Ennis is an attractive retail investment location were distributed at the 2016 Retail Retreat, recently hosted in Co. Carlow by Retail Excellence Ireland
Maxol has reinforced its support for university rugby by sponsoring the Ireland vs England third level rugby encounter. The match took place at College Park, Trinity College Dublin last month, and was designed as a launch-pad for the reintroduction of regular internationals for Irish student teams.
Kildare-based butchers, Nolan’s of Kilcullen has won the Outstanding Achievement Award at this year’s World Cup Finals for Craft Butchers, held at Global Food Fair, IFFA in Germany. James Nolan accepted the award, saying it reflected the consistency and quality of the shop’s products.
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) has announced plans to partner with Nofima, the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fishery and Aquaculture to help drive innovation in the Irish Seafood Sector. It is hoped that Nofima’s expertise will be of significant help to the Irish seafood sector, as it aims to reach its Foodwise 2025 goals.
West Cork Whiskey Distillers has secured a €1.5m investment, as it expands its business, reports Independent.ie. According to reports, the investment in the company is understood to have been made by private clients of Merrion Capital.
C&C Group is set to enter the Chinese market, with IrishTimes.com reporting the drinks company has signed a deal Vandergeeten to distribute Magners and Tennents in the key Asian market. C&C Group has also recently signed distribution deals in India and Thailand.
Small retailers on North Main Street in Cork city have expressed concern for their businesses, as the impending closure of a Dunnes Stores outlet threatens to affect footfall. IrishExaminer.com reports that local businesses are now calling for increased investment in the historic street.
Fine Gael MEP, Mairéad McGuinness has called on the European Commission to set ‘realistic portion sizes to stop consumers being misled over nutrition values’, reports FoodNavigator.com. She wants Europe to follow in the footsteps of the USA, where manufacturers must list nutritional value by serving size, rather than per 100g.
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