Weekly Round Up, September 20, 2016

By Donna Ahern
Weekly Round Up, September 20, 2016

Irish owned food company Murryhill Foods have launched Crumble’n’Crunch, a range of crumbled cheese with complementary toppings designed to enhance salads and pizza dishes. The product is already available in 15 SuperValu stores in the Dublin area. Muriel Foods owner Aine Kinsella said of the launch: “Crumble’n’Crunch is a great way to quickly put together a healthy and tasty meal with the best ingredients”.

Ornua celebrated the official opening of Kerrygold Park, a €38 million state-of-the-art Kerrygold butter production and packing facility in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork on 14 September. The production facility will have a capacity of up to 50,000 tonnes of butter per annum and will initially employ 65 people. The new centre was officially opened by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD and Ornua Chairman, Aaron Forde.

Aldi will have a marquee at the National Ploughing Championships again this year. The retailer will be showcasing their produce and broadcasting live radioshows from the tent. Aldi’s newest initiative with the IRFU, Aldi Play Rugby, will take centre stage outside the marquee.

The SFA expresses appreciation for the Government’s Action Plan for Education. SFA Assistant Director Linda Barry said: "Education and skills are critical to the future of small business in Ireland. The development of an Entrepreneurship Education Policy is a positive step in the promotion of entrepreneurship as a viable and attractive career choice."

Kilkenny-based ‘Sarah’s Wonderful Honey’ has announced its new listing in 477 Sainsbury stores across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The speciality honey range was created five years ago by Sarah Gough as a new brand of Mileeven Fine Foods, founded by her mum Éilis Gough in 1988. Mileeven recently featured for the first time in the ‘Top Five’ Honey brands in Ireland in the latest Checkout/Nielsen ‘Top 100 Brands’ rankings.


Alcohol prices overall fell by 0.3% in August compared with the same month in 2015, according to recently-published CSO figures. Off-trade prices for alcohol fell 3.1% over the 12 months to August, comprising a rise of 0.2% in spirits prices, a fall of 5.3% in wine prices and a fall of 1.3% in beer prices. On-trade prices in licensed premises rose 0.9% over the year to August comprising a 1.3% rise in spirits prices, a 1.0% rise in wine prices and a 0.7% rise in beer prices as well as a 0.9% rise in the price of soft drinks & mineral waters.

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