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The FoodAlert is a weekly newsletter that offers breaking news from our overseas offices and category specialists about developments in the food business that have implications for Irish suppliers.

Bord Bia’s London Office Brexit Update: 5th October – 11th October 2019

11 October 2019

Bord Bia held a Customs Training workshop in Thurles during the week with a wide range of companies in attendance. Catherine Dunne, from the HSE, was in attendance and presented to PCF and Alcohol companies on the process of exporting products not of animal origin, and the steps required to be taken.

GlobalData on Key Innovation Trends in Dairy: Part 2 - Familiar taste, new format

11 October 2019

This FoodAlert, which is the second in a four part series, will look at how familiar tastes and new formats are manifesting as a key innovation trend in dairy. It will then conclude with GlobalData’s 3 innovation platforms for success and set out important questions for Irish suppliers who wish to ride the wave of this trend.

Chef’s Irish Beef Club Media Event in Italy

11 October 2019

The Chef’s Irish Beef Club, is a Bord Bia initiative which brings together some of the world’s most well renowned chefs, many of whom hold Michelin stars, who actively promote Irish beef in their high-end restaurants across Europe and further afield.

Bord Bia’s Beef Consumer Campaign : Raccontiamo la qualità

11 October 2019

This October, Bord Bia will launch a new Beef Consumer Campaign in 3 major Italian cities: Milan, Turin and Bologna. The core of this campaign is quality, and the objectives for this campaign are: to increase awareness of Irish beef in Italy, to support Italian retailers of Irish beef, and to promote a positive image of Irish beef amongst consumers.

Unilever Driving a Circular Economy for Plastic

11 October 2019

"Plastic has its place, but that place is not in the environment,” Unilever CEO Alan Jope said in a statement this week announcing their commitment to ‘Get Drastic on Plastic’ by eliminating more than 100K tonnes of plastic packaging, and collecting and processing more plastic packaging than it sells (600,000 tonnes annually) by 2025 creating a circular economy.

Bord Bia’s London Office Brexit Update: 28th September – 4th October 2019

4 October 2019

Bord Bia were in attendance at the DAFM Brexit readiness event at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Little Island, Cork. Minister Creed was in attendance to open proceedings, and Bord Bia staff were on hand to answer any queries and to help highlight the available Bord Bia Brexit support services.

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Brexit Food Alerts

The latest Brexit news

Bord Bia’s London Office Brexit Update: 5th October – 11th October 2019

11 October 2019

Bord Bia held a Customs Training workshop in Thurles during the week with a wide range of companies in attendance. Catherine Dunne, from the HSE, was in attendance and presented to PCF and Alcohol companies on the process of exporting products not of animal origin, and the steps required to be taken.

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Bord Bia’s London Office Brexit Update: 28th September – 4th October 2019

04 October 2019

Bord Bia were in attendance at the DAFM Brexit readiness event at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Little Island, Cork. Minister Creed was in attendance to open proceedings, and Bord Bia staff were on hand to answer any queries and to help highlight the available Bord Bia Brexit support services.

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Brexit Update: 21st September – 27th September 2019

27 September 2019

Bord Bia were in attendance at the DAFM Brexit preparedness event at Johnston Castle, Wexford. Minister Doyle was in attendance and Bord Bia staff were on hand highlighting the support services available to companies in the run up to Brexit.

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Bord Bia’s London Office Brexit Update: 14th September – 20th September 2019

20 September 2019

Key news this week Dairy Industry Ireland have informed Bord Bia that it is of their opinion that that the 13th of March tariff schedule released by the British Government for Dairy & SN products will remain unchanged despite huge pressure form UK farmers unions. An official announcement is imminent.

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Product Innovation

German based Hellofresh continues to grow

02 February 2018

Hellofresh, a meal-kit delivery company which was established in Berlin in 2011 has experienced year-on-year growth since then. Hellofresh now has approximately 1.5m customers globally with 2,000 employees worldwide.

Death of hypermarkets? How did Carrefour Poland achieve over 5% growth in a declining market?

06 April 2018

Poland is still very fragmented, and one of the most competitive retail markets in Europe. Euromonitor reports that the grocery retail market grows at 4.2% (2017).

Building Enduring Brands

24 May 2019

The second Brand Forum meeting of 2019 took place in the now familiar RDS Minerva Suite and featured speakers who at first glance appeared to have little in common; Tom Stancliffe and Guy Hacking; two of the co-founders of Tribe a young digitally inspired food start up making a range of performance nutrition products from London and Kelly Rafferty Vice President for Global Marketing Capability from Kellogg’s, the venerable one hundred and thirteen year old food behemoth from Battle Creek Michigan.

Augmented Reality – The future is now

26 April 2019

Augmented Reality is no longer a concept of the future, it is now part of the day to day. Social media platforms and mobile gaming applications, such as Snapchat and Pokémon Go, have made AR more accessible than ever before.

Market Watch

Ten characteristics of a good food market

09 May 2014

In the development of Bord Bia’s recently published ‘Guide to Food Markets in Ireland’, research was undertaken with stall holders and market managers and organizers in Ireland as well as identifying international best practice to define what factors are critical and common to successful food markets.

Lactose-Free Continues to Grow in Spain

22 June 2018

The market for lactose-free products in many countries across Europe remains highly under-represented and for many lactose-intolerant consumers, products catering to their dietary needs can still be difficult to come across. The Spanish market however is one of the exceptions to this trend as growth in recent years has outperformed all but one other European country.

Spain – Highest Seafood Consumption in the EU

05 May 2017

According to a Eurobarometer data report on "Habits of consumption of fish and aquaculture products" by Kantar TNS for the European Commission, 3 out of 4 Spaniards aged 15 and over consume fish or fish products at least once a week at home.

The Spanish Livestock Trade

23 November 2017

Spain, with a total bovine herd of 6.18m heads, (of which 1.9m are suckler cows and 0.84m are dairy cows), and a production of 640,000tn of beef, is a relevant cattle importer (nearly 584,000 heads in 2016) both for its beef industry but more recently it has also started playing an important role as a livestock exporter to third countries.

Consumer Insights

Alcohol Trends 2018

A snapshot of some of the latest alcohol trends highlighted at the recent Imbibe Live event in London (Stylus, 2018).

Irish Coffee Culture Continues to Grow

Coffee has been a growing phenomenon among Irish consumers in recent years with 75% of Irish consumers stating they drink coffee, and seven in ten drinking more than one cup a day.

Consumer Lifestyle Trends: Busy Lives

Coffee has been a growing phenomenon among Irish consumers in recent years with 75% of Irish consumers stating they drink coffee, and seven in ten drinking more than one cup a day.

Snackification and healthy snacking trends gather momentum

Global trends in food and drink indicate that today’s consumers are becoming more conscious about making healthy food choices with four in ten US and UK consumers increasing their consumption of healthy foods.

Retail and Food Services Development

The Rise of Private Brands

07 June 2019

Traditionally, private labels have been used to give retailers, such as Aldi, Amazon, and Tesco, increased control over product marketing, distribution, and sales. Now these organizations are converting these labels into premium brands...

Food to Go is Going in the Right Direction

24 May 2019

In Ireland, the F2G channel is set to grow at 5.2% CAGR over the next three years, over and above the healthy compound growth forecast for the wider foodservice market of 4.4%.

Blurring Food Channels - What’s Not On The Menu?

23 November 2018

Experience driven consumers are driving the changing face of foodservice. In Bord Bia’s new foodservice report, entertainment is increasingly valued by consumers and willingness to pay premium prices for something “unique and different” is in no short supply.

Retail Gardening: Swedish retailers are starting to grow herbs under their stores

06 December 2018

As Ron Finley once said in his Ted Talk on Gorilla Gardening - “To Grow your own food is like printing your own money”