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Bord Bia Launches Guide To Retail For Small Food Producers

Published on Feb 5 2014 9:45 AM in Retail

Bord Bia Launches Guide To Retail For Small Food Producers

Bord Bia has launched a ‘Guide to Retail for Small Food Producers’, at the fourth annual Small Business Open Day in Dublin.

The guide is part of a series of publications from Bord Bia that will be launched periodically, with the ‘Guide to Foodservice for Small Food Producers’ rounding off the collection in 2015. The guide includes retailer and discounter profiles, an overview of independent stores and a glossary of retail terms. It also outlines some of the issues that small businesses face when entering the Irish retail market. 

Tara McCarthy, Director of Bord Bia’s Food and Beverage Division commented at the event; “Supporting a dynamic, profitable and growth-oriented small business sector remains central to Bord Bia’s strategic plans and programmes.

"The guide provides valuable insight for producers and start-ups targeting the grocery retail market and it will help companies understand buyer requirements and the trading policies of the multiple retailers and independently owned speciality stores. With a current value of approximately €9 billion, and an average spend on grocery items per household of €5,500, grocery retail in Ireland represents a key sales opportunity for food producers."

A food industry survey conducted by Bord Bia in December 2013 found small Irish food businesses are optimistic about their growth prospects, and that 67% are expecting an increase in business in 2014.

Pictured at the Open Day were Aidan Cotter, Chief Executive Bord Bia, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, TD, Helena Hickey, Skeaghanore Duck Ballydehob, West Cork and Hannah O' Reilly, Improper Butter, Dublin.

© 2014 - Checkout Magazine by Karis Copp.

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