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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.

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.

Differentiating Dairy

14 June 2019

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.

Bord Bia’s London Office Brexit Update: 8th – 14th June 2019

14 June 2019

Boris Johnson came out the clear winner in the first round of voting in the Conservative leadership contest on Thursday, securing 114 votes. Jeremy Hunt trailed behind in second place with 43 votes, fewer than half the votes that Johnson had, and Michael Gove came in third place with 37 votes.

Working with the EU to highlight Irish Food

13 June 2019

Identifying and developing export markets for Irish beef, lamb and pork is vastly important to maintaining and growing the overall sector. Securing EU co-funding support to drive our export reach has played a vital role in the Irish meat industry.

Irish Meat Price Dynamics

7 June 2019

Beef There was a total kill of 34,849 head for week ending the 3rd June was an increase of 403 on the previous week. This figure was 2,863 head higher than the same week in 2018.

Bord Bia’s London Office Brexit Update: 1st – 7th June 2019

7 June 2019

The UK will have a new prime minister the week commencing Monday July 22, after Conservatives voted to tighten the rules for electing new leaders. There are currently eleven candidates in the race. the party decided to make it more difficult for MPs to stand.

Opportunities for Irish Dairy Ingredients in Japan

7 June 2019

The Japanese dairy ingredients market stood at 676,000 tonnes last year and is growing at a CARG of 1% since 2013. Japan is dependent upon imports for around 40% of its requirements. The market is highly regulated by the Government through state-trading, quotas and tariffs.

Bord Bia’s London Office Brexit Update: 25th – 31st May

31 May 2019

Nigel Farage’s Brexit party won 31.6% of the vote in the UK’s European Parliament election, which translates into a total of 29 seats.

The boom of low-calorie, low-sugar and low-alcohol drinks in Spain

31 May 2019

“I want to eat, drink and live to optimise my body’s systems, to feel better than well, today and tomorrow,” Consumers are changing and their health is more of a concern than ever. One of their major worries is sugar consumption.

Packaging now a key concern for GB shoppers

31 May 2019

Packaging has come under increased scrutiny in both retail and foodservice in recent months. IGD reports that packaging has now been highlighted as a key concern among shoppers in the UK.

Bord Bia’s London Office Brexit Update: 18th – 24th May

24 May 2019

Theresa May has announced her resignation as Conservative leader. In a statement in Downing Street that would resign as Tory leader on Friday June 7, triggering a leadership contest the following week.

Salmon Market Insights

24 May 2019

Recent research conducted by Bord Bia in conjunction with Nielsen company (2018) shows that across the 3 markets of Italy, France and Great Britain respectively, retail sales figures stood at €346.1m up 3.9%

Food for thought for US Food Importers

17 May 2019

The FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the preventative system implemented for food safety to eliminate the risk of food illness. On May 30th, 2017 the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for importers of food was finalized.

Food Labelling Requirements for the Spanish Market

17 May 2019

When it comes to preparing your product for launch into a new market, there are so many elements to take into account.

Candy Out – Chocolate In

17 May 2019

According to recent articles in De Limburger and Ditrifood, a study conducted by ABN Amro with Food and Agricultural Economist Nadia Menkveld on the candy and chocolate sector shows that Dutch consumers associate chocolate as a healthier option and that sugar is having a negative effect on candy sales.

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

17 May 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.

Religious festivities brings a welcome boost for lamb

24 April 2019

It is a long standing tradition that families and friends will come together this Sunday to celebrate Easter, as always a roast leg of lamb will take centre stage.

Prepared Fruit & Vegetables on the Menu

24 April 2019

The retail market for the prepared fruit & vegetable category was valued at €121m in 2018.

German consumers willing to pay more for quality produce

24 April 2019

German consumers, traditionally renowned for their sensitivity to price, are gradually becoming more open to paying higher prices for quality goods.

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

25 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.

Packaged Food Companies Strategies to Win Hearts and Minds

25 April 2019

A recent Euromonitor report examines competitor strategies among the global market leaders in packaged food, a market valued at US$2.4 trillion

Smoked Salmon in Switzerland

25 April 2019

This Swiss smoked salmon market can be seen as very attractive for smoked salmon producers.

Spirits market development in Ukraine

25 April 2019

Economic recovery projections of Ukraine are expecting ~3% GDP growth in the coming years.

Consumer demands that the Meat Sector must face

24 April 2019

Bord Bia attended the Spanish Meat Industry’s annual meeting point at the 19th AECOC Congress of Meat and Processed Products that brought together 420 industry professionals to discuss the consumer demands that will mark the future of the meat sector.

iMEAT 2019: Bord Bia Milan showcases Irish beef and lamb to Italian butchers

24 April 2019

iMEAT is Italy’s only trade fair which is geared solely towards Italian butchers, delicatessen shops and the HORECA channel. Bord Bia had a stand at the 2019 edition in Modena to showcase Irish beef and lamb to a record audience of more than 9,000 people over three days, between March 24th and 26th 2019.

The Oyster Market in Italy

24 April 2019

Oysters are considered a luxury seafood in Italy and the Italian market consumes approximately 4,400 tonnes of oysters per year

The impact of food-scoring systems on the French food industry

24 April 2019

A recent food alert on Bord Bia's Consumer Lifestyle Trends Programme showed that one trend shaping consumers’ lives is “health and wellbeing”. Consumers want to eat, drink and live to optimise their body’s systems, to feel better than well today and tomorrow.

Effects of French yellow vest movement on end of year sales

24 April 2019

The French yellow vest movement which began on the 17th of November 2018 following an official announcement on plans for a fuel tax continued every week until well after end of year sales.

Taking Food studies with a pinch of salt

24 April 2019

The recent EAT Lancet report grabbed headlines when it was published. It contained multiple recommendations for drastic dietary changes.

Circular Economy: The Future for the Food Industry

24 April 2019

Could the European Commission’s Circular Economy initiative be the answer to environmental sustainability?

Fresh Produce Retail Market performed robustly in 2018

24 April 2019

The fresh produce category is a key element of the total grocery market which is valued at €10.7bn with fresh produce contributing close to 15% of this value in 2018.

Want Not, Waste Not

24 April 2019

Food waste is socially unacceptable, expensive and bad for the environment. Feeding the population consumes many natural resources including those fundamental to life on Earth –water and soil – and is a huge source of Greenhouse Gas emissions.

Global pigmeat trade exposed to disease and trade issues

24 April 2019

The current landscape for global pigmeat trade remains very challenging, with disease pressures in certain regions of the world coupled with evolving International trade dynamics likely to play a significant role around influencing trade flows for 2019.

The Pakistan Dairy Market

24 April 2019

Pakistan’s population is estimated at 210.7 million people and is growing by 1.4% per annum. It is the sixth most populous country in the world.

Mushroom Promotion 2019

24 April 2019

Mushrooms are the biggest export sector within Irish horticulture, with over 80% of Irish mushroom production destined for the UK market.

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Price inflation in France following the implementation of the Egalim law

24 April 2019

As detailed in a recent food alert, the French Food law Egalim was voted on the 2nd of December and will be implemented as of 1st of February.

Bord Bia 2018/19 Performance and Prospects Launched

24 April 2019

In early January, Bord Bia held the media launch for its assessment of the performance of food and drink exports in 2018, and what the prospects for 2019 are.

Retail market in Ukraine

24 April 2019

After the crisis that occurred in Ukraine in 2014, due mostly to political reasons and loss of their main trade partner : Russian Federation, the Ukrainian economy has been slowly stabilizing.

High ambitions for CBD in 2019

24 April 2019

Among many trends predicted for 2019 including sustainability and convenience within the food and beverage industry, Forbes reported a market gap for CBD (derivative of hemp) products.

Italian Craft Beer Consumption on the Rise

11 July 2019

Italy’s craft beer market has been growing in recent years. The most recent Assobirra report states that it accounts for approximately 10% of the overall beer market, for which sales were valued at €8561.2 million last year.

New Packaging Law in Germany

25 April 2019

Are you exporting to Germany? From the 1st of January 2019, a new packaging law will be in effect in Germany.