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Weekly Roundup... 21 May, 2019

Published on May 21 2019 10:12 AM

Weekly Roundup... 21 May, 2019

The international launch of Food On The Edge 2019 took place yesterday evening at Irish chef Robin Gill’s newly-launched Darby’s restaurant in London. The event saw the announcement that the 2019 venue, which will be NUI Galway, for the second year. Food On The Edge 2019, the two-day programme of 15-minute talks, panel discussions, masterclasses and networking activity, with an artisan food village showcasing the best of Irish and West of Ireland food produce will take place on the 21 and 22 of October. For further information click here.

With around 2,700 exhibiting companies taking part and 15,000 trade professionals from 120 countries set to attend, this year’s PLMA World of Private Label, which kicks off today (21 May) is shaping up to be the biggest private-label trade show of the year. The show is the biggest event on the calendar for anyone involved in private-label development, including representatives from supermarkets, hypermarkets, discounters, drugstores and department stores, as well as importers and exporters, manufacturers, consultants, sales agents, and packaging and design experts.

Private label growth has overtaken that of national brands in France for the first time in over a year, new data has shown. According to IRI data for April 2019 (P4 2019), private label grew by 0.7% in the period, compared to 0.4% for national brands.

Marks & Spencer and Founders Factory have selected 3D digital fit company Texel as the third startup to participate in their retail accelerator programme. Marks & Spencer's joint venture with Founders Factory enables startups to be supported by experts in several fields to enable them to grow faster.

Fáilte Ireland recently hosted two 'Taste the Island' workshops one of which took place in Harvey's Point Hotel of Co. Donegal and the other of which took place in Croke Park in Dublin. Nearly fifty businesses and individuals from Donegal attended the workshop in Harvey's Point, while over 150 businesses and individuals were present at the Croke Park workshop.

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