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At the recent Bord Bia virtual trade briefing on the Chinese market, a profile of the market and a market entry guide to China for the drinks sector was presented. The research shows that the market for imported spirits is growing strongly, from a low base, and that now is the time to build your presence as a new market entrant. According to IWSR, imports of Irish Whiskey to the Chinese mainland have grown from just under €1 million in 2015 to €6.1 million (including Hong Kong) last year.
This Food Alert will discuss the benefits of reading fiction for better thinking and share 3 free online resources to help you get started. It’s supported by evidence based studies, authoritative sources and some good thinking.
Sustainability is becoming more important across all industries in Business- especially in Food and Drink. The creation of Sustainable Development Strategies is necessary to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. With the population of the world growing exponentially each year, we must ensure that there is sufficient Food and Drink supply for all.
Reduced meat and alcohol products are those which scale back the percentage of meat / alcohol present in a product. Through merging both traditional offerings with current alternatives, an exciting hybrid has been created to satisfy an emerging demand amongst flexitarian’s, and individuals wishing to reduce meat or alcohol consumption due to ethical, environmental and health / well-being concerns. The Bord Bia dietary lifestyle report 2021 reported that ‘70% of adults do not adhere to any particular diet or food lifestyle’- this reflects a clear desire for variety, and reluctance to commit to a singular belief among consumers.