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Rua, Co Mayo, wins top spot as Bord Bia ‘Just Ask’ Restaurant of the Year 2016

Rua, Co Mayo, wins top spot as Bord Bia ‘Just Ask’ Restaurant of the Year 2016 - and other latest news for FMCG Marketers - for the week 19/01/2016 - 25/01/2016


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25 January 2016

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Rua, Co Mayo, wins top spot as Bord Bia ‘Just Ask’ Restaurant of the Year 2016
Rua Deli, Bakery & Café in Castlebar, Co Mayo, has been awarded Bord Bia Just Ask Restaurant of the Year 2016, beating off tough competition from many top establishments across the country. The Bord Bia Just Ask campaign, now in its seventh year, encourages restaurants to promote local produce to encourage transparency between customers and suppliers. A leading Restaurant of the Month is selected every year by Bord Bia and renowned food writer Georgina Campbell, with Rua claiming the 2016 overall top spot.

Limerick hosts free confidential paper-shredding event

Businesses and householders throughout Limerick are being invited to drop off confidential documents to be shredded free of charge at a one-day event in the Mungret Recycling Centre, Limerick on Thursday, 28 January, from 11.00am to 3.30pm. Limerick City and County Council in conjunction with Security in Shredding, a company that offers confidential document paper shredding services in Ireland, are facilitating the ‘Free Shred Event’ to mark European Data Protection Day 2016 and promote good waste management practices.

Parcel Connect delivers one-millionth parcel after another year of growth in 2015

Parcel Connect, a service that takes the hassle out of online shopping by allowing customers to send, collect and return online goods directly or via their local Payzone shop or other Parcel Connect collection points nationwide, has delivered its one-millionth package at the end of a successful year of growth in 2015. Around €75 million worth of goods have now been moved through Parcel Connect since the fast-growing tech startup launched at the end of 2013. Throughout the year, Parcel Connect’s monthly growth rate has been averaging at 8%, representing an annual growth rate of close to 60%.

Publicans argue it’s time to remove ‘archaic’ Good Friday law

Holy Thursday typically always proves a day of robust off-trade sales as some shoppers rush to stock up on drinks before Good Friday. Understandably however, publicans are not in favour of the legislation. The two main representative groups, the Licensed Vintners Association (Dublin publicans) and the Vintners Federation of Ireland (outside Dublin), last week called on the government to immediately introduce legislation to treat Good Friday as an ordinary trading day for pubs, restaurants and hotels, under the #AboutTime campaign.  However Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald on Thursday ruled out an imminent change to the trading rule. She told RTE Radio, “I won’t be doing it this year,” but added that it is an issue that would be considered under new alcohol laws.

Uber will soon start delivering parcels: ParcelHero

A new report by international parcels broker ParcelHero reveals how UK consumers may soon be having their packages delivered by Uber. While the move would deliver loss-making Uber $24.6bn internationally – it could mean war on the streets over the UK’s lucrative £7bn express courier industry. ParcelHero’s new report reveals the same crowdshare app technology that delivers passengers is set to deliver shopping, and claims the simple-to-use, almost real-time service will turn the UK local express courier industry on its head.

Zenith Hygiene cracks the art of inventory management

Zenith Hygiene Group has high praise for a new inventory management system from Relex. With turnover growing by more than 50% in just four years, Zenith needed a future-proof solution to manage its stock better and handle its expansion. The company says it now has the platform it needs to handle rapid business growth delivering greater efficiency, visibility and control from Relex. For more details, click here.



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