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Weekly Roundup, March 21, 2017

By Donna Ahern
Weekly Roundup, March 21, 2017

Bord Bia celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with over 65 marketing activities in over 20 countries. Trade meetings, retail promotions tastings, media events, advertising and social media were some of the events undertaken, aimed at consumers, retailers, trade and foodservice operators.

The Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association has announced details of it 2017 Annual Lunch. The event will take place on Friday 2 June, 12.30-3.30pm in the Hogan Mezzanine Suite, Croke Park. Entrepreneur and co-founder of Riverdance, Moya Doherty, will accept the ISME Medal and has agreed to give the SME lecture for 2017.

Staff of the Supervalu Kavanagh Group in Mayo have raised €50,000 for Western Care. The group, which has stores in Castlebar, Claremorris, Kiltimagh and Westport, ran a series of fundraisers and events to celebrate 50 years since the charity was founded.

Retail Ireland is to publish its comprehensive strategy document, Shaping the Future of Irish Retail to 2020. The document surveys the entire ecosystem of stakeholders in the retail sector: from policy makers and retailers, to employee representatives and consumers, and will be launched Thursday, March 23 at the Ibec offices in Dublin.

The milling industry has warned Brexit could add 10 cents to the price of a loaf. Director of the National Association of British and Irish Millers, Alex Waugh, said: "If tariffs were to be introduced, the rate the EU normally charges those at would add eight to 10 cents to a loaf of bread in the Republic of Ireland.”


The Energia Get Ireland Growing fund has awarded €70,000 of grants across the country. The fund, run by Grow It Yourself in partnership with Energia, is to help growing projects by community groups, schools and not-for-profit organisations in 31 counties across the country.

Casey’s Centra in Newbridge has submitted plans to demolish an adjoining Londis toilet block/office. The Centra store is looking to expand and if approved by Kildare County Council, the new extension will provide 100 square metres of retail space and 99 square metres of seating space with an off-licence.

Revenue officers at Dublin Port seized 600 litres of alcohol at Dublin Port. The officers searched a truck arriving from Holyhead and uncovered 200 litres of beer and 408 litres of wine. The alcohol has a retail value of over €6,700, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of more than €3,300.

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