August issue of ShelfLife magazine

As the latest Kantar figures show online grocery sales have recorded a staggering growth rate of over 125%, Julia O’Reilly delves into the diverse new delivery models facilitating this growth.

And at a time when pro-active support from retailers’ symbol group partners has proved vital, we take a comprehensive look at the ethos, ambition and practical approach and benefits of Ireland’s leading symbols.

Elsewhere, for those companies faced with the unenviable task of restructuring their organisation to survive, The HR Suite’s Caroline McEnery outlines how to ensure changes are implemented fairly and in keeping with employment legislation.
Meanwhile, Excel Recruitment’s Barry Whelan explains why despite post-lockdown uncertainty, it is more crucial than ever to take a long-term view of a company’s needs when making hiring decisions.
We also catch up with retailer Trish Gough of long-standing family business, Gough’s of Garristown in Dublin, who recently rebranded to Today’s and tells us that despite the dismal timing coinciding with Covid-19, she has no regrets about the move.
As always, our category features provide an in-depth look at the trends, brands and innovations driving sales in-store, with this month’s issue focusing on the healthy living, home care, cooking sauces, gin and Irish whiskey sectors.