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Weekly Round-Up ... 30 May 2023

By Donna Ahern
Weekly Round-Up ... 30 May 2023

Dublin City Council has announced that it is taking part in Bord Bia Bloom this year, with a special parklet designed to showcase how to create, manage and grow green spaces in our towns and cities. The festival takes place over five days from 1 June to 5 June in the Phoenix Park. The Dublin City Council, Bord Bia Green Cities and Association of Landscape Contractors of Ireland collaborative garden is 'inspired by the Council’s greening initiatives, established by its Parks, Biodiversity and Landscape Services team, and is designed for everyone living in urban communities'. Dublin City Council noted that it is a space for biodiversity with a safe, accessible and inclusive design and layout that serves to connect the community with horticulture.

Retailers including REWE Group, Dirk Rossmann, Md S.p.A, Coop Italia, Aldi Netherlands, A.S. Watson and Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland were among the big winners in the 2023 International Salute to Excellence Awards, organised by PLM, reports The winners, including 39 retailers from 20 different countries. were announced ahead of PLMA's 'World of Private Label' trade show, which takes place in Amsterdam on 23 and 24 May. Commenting on this year's selection of winners, Leonique White, PLMA’s director of trade and retail relations, said, “The best-of-the-best in innovation, concept and quality in private label was brought to the table. It’s amazing to see what retailers and their suppliers developed in the past year.”

The condition of French soft wheat was stable in the week to May 22, holding at its best level in at least a decade, data from farm office FranceAgriMer showed on Friday. An estimated 93% of soft wheat was in good or excellent condition, unchanged from the previous week, the office said in a weekly cereal report. The score was above the 69% registered a year earlier and the highest for the time of year in FranceAgriMer data going back to 2011. France has had regular showers since March, which have boosted soil moisture after drought last summer and an unusually dry winter. A sunny, warm spell this week is expected to help crops in key northern plains following a wet, chilly start to May, though traders are still wary of renewed dryness.

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