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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: 15th – 21st June 2019

21 June 2019

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt will battle it out to become Britain’s next prime minister, after a series of votes this week eliminated the other contestants from the race. In final round of voting on Thursday evening, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson’s bitter rival, was knocked out of the contest after coming in third place by just two votes behind Hunt.

Nielsen on trends that will dominate in 2019 - Part 3 Origin & Provenance

21 June 2019

This FoodAlert (the 3rd in a series of 3) will look at the importance of trends, highlight Nielsen’s top trends that will dominate the Irish grocery market in 2019 (Part 3 focusing on Origin & Provenance) and conclude with key questions and implications for Irish suppliers. If you’re an Irish supplier who wants to better understand buying Irish as an important purchase driver this article has been written with you in mind…

Why it’s important to be future focused

21 June 2019

Often businesses spend too much of their time focused on past performance and assessing what has happened already. This means that in today’s dynamic landscape they can quickly get left behind. It’s therefore critical to be future focused.

Watch this (sustainable) space!

21 June 2019

What does a successful business look like in 2025? According to Bord Bia’s Consumer Lifestyle Trends (Bord Bia, 2019) it will be businesses that are not afraid of building local enterprise & brands, it’ll be businesses that nudge consumers towards more conscious consumption and finally, it will be enterprises that at all costs avoid waste.

Sweden – Not quite ready to be cashless!

21 June 2019

More and more cafes, restaurants and shops in Sweden are going cash free and big retailers following suit. Most people rarely carry cash, even children use card payments.

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Brexit Food Alerts

The latest Brexit news

Bord Bia’s London Office Brexit Update: 27th April – 3rd May

03 May 2019

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Bord Bia’s London Office Brexit Update: 20th – 25th April

26 April 2019

The 1922 executive committee of Conservative backbenchers MPs narrowly rejected calls to allow a vote of confidence in Theresa May’s leadership of the Tory Party with the next two months.

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British court rules that Brexit must face a parliamentary vote

04 November 2016

On the morning of 3rd November, the British High Court ruled that Theresa May cannot trigger Article 50, the legal route to Brexit, without parliament first having a vote.

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Bord Bia’s London Office Brexit Update: 6th – 12th April

12 April 2019

Brexit has been delayed until October 31 after a six-hour summit of EU leaders ending at 2am in Brussels on Wednesday night.

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Product Innovation

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.

Producer Organisations in fruit and vegetable sector – roles and benefits

31 October 2014

A recent conference organised by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine on producer organisations (POs) for the fruit and vegetable sector provided an overview of the regulation which governs this activity, including details of the requirements to establish POs, recent developments at EU level and how the regulation is implemented in Ireland, including its role and benefits.

Design Thinking and Driving Change in Business

01 July 2016

Design Thinking as a way of working involves a more democratic collaborative and inclusive approach to problem solving and building an innovation pipeline.

Market Watch

Bord Bia’s London Office Brexit Update: 15th – 21st June 2019

21 June 2019

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt will battle it out to become Britain’s next prime minister, after a series of votes this week eliminated the other contestants from the race. In final round of voting on Thursday evening, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson’s bitter rival, was knocked out of the contest after coming in third place by just two votes behind Hunt.

Sweden – Not quite ready to be cashless!

21 June 2019

More and more cafes, restaurants and shops in Sweden are going cash free and big retailers following suit. Most people rarely carry cash, even children use card payments.

Measures from France to reduce plastic waste

21 June 2019

Dutch Retailers innovating cross category for Health and Wellness

21 June 2019

The two long-term trends most affecting the Dutch retail sector are the growing demand for convenience and rising health awareness . With one third of Dutch consumers not consuming any fruit or vegetables at least once a day, retailers are offering convenient solutions for consumers to easily boost their daily consumption.

Consumer Insights

Nielsen on trends that will dominate in 2019 - Part 3 Origin & Provenance

This FoodAlert (the 3rd in a series of 3) will look at the importance of trends, highlight Nielsen’s top trends that will dominate the Irish grocery market in 2019 (Part 3 focusing on Origin & Provenance) and conclude with key questions and implications for Irish suppliers. If you’re an Irish supplier who wants to better understand buying Irish as an important purchase driver this article has been written with you in mind…

Watch this (sustainable) space!

What does a successful business look like in 2025? According to Bord Bia’s Consumer Lifestyle Trends (Bord Bia, 2019) it will be businesses that are not afraid of building local enterprise & brands, it’ll be businesses that nudge consumers towards more conscious consumption and finally, it will be enterprises that at all costs avoid waste.

Differentiating Dairy

As can be seen in many of the recent FoodAlert articles, both Health & Wellbeing and convenience (seen through the Fuller Lives Consumer Lifestyle Trend) appear to be as dominant as ever and the dairy sector is reacting to this, as are other sectors within the food and drink industry.

Rediscovering the Natural in the Alcoholic Beverage Industry

It is no secret that consumers are beginning to take more control of their health and wellbeing. 72% of consumers say they are trying to lose or maintain their current weight while 42% of consumers globally say that they proactively seek products that can improve their health.

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”