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Quinola Mothergrain launches new product range - and other news for FMCG marketers - for the week 23/02/2016 - 29/02/2016


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29 February 2016

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Quinola Mothergrain launches new product range

Quinola Mothergrain, an award-winning producer of great tasting quinoa products, has launched three brand new products. Namely French Pearl Quinoa (300g resealable stand-up pouch, RRP €6.99); Organic Quinoa Flakes (200g resealable stand-up pouch, RRP €4.30); and Organic Quinoa Flour (250g resealable stand-up pouch, RRP €4.99​). Quinola Mothergrain’s entire range is 100% gluten-free, and 100% natural, making it ideal for a tasty and healthy lifestyle.

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Topaz recognised as a Great Place to Work for 11th year, while Paul Candon receives Ambassador Award

Topaz has been recognised as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland for the 11th time. This year Topaz claimed 11th place in the list of Best Large Workplaces in Ireland in 2016. Topaz, which was acquired by the Couche-Tarde Group, late last year, is once again the only fuels and convenience retailer on the list. In addition Group Corporate Services Director Paul Candon received the ‘Great Place to Work Ambassador Award 2016’. Candon said the company’s employees were Topaz’s greatest resource and were central to its ongoing success.

The 2016 full list of listed organisations and award winners, as well as past years’ rankings, are available at

Eason Spelling Bee announces partnership with Today Fm’s Anton Savage show

Eason has announced a media partnership with Today FM’s Anton Savage Show for this year’s sixth annual Spelling Bee, with Anton taking on the role of Spelling Bee Master. The nationwide competition is part of an overall Eason literacy and reading initiative that aims to inspire children to develop a greater appreciation of words in a fun and educational way. The All-Ireland winning school will receive books for their library to the value of €7,500 and the individual winner will receive a goodie package  full of books worth €500. Keep up to date with all the 2016 Spelling Bee news on and @easons #EasonSpellingBee.

Dada one of biggest growing wine brands in Ireland

Dada wine has become one of the biggest growing wine brands in Ireland in the short space of just nine months since its introduction to the Irish market by Comans. Reports from big chain stores right through to independents have revealed demand is outweighing supply as the popular wine, retailed at just €10, has become a favourite among customers. Gary O’Donovan, of O’Donovan’s off-licence and chairman of NOffLA, confirmed DADA is becoming a strong seller, stating: “Dada is a very easy-drinking, opulent red and retailing at around €10, it’s a bargain for customers looking for quality at a reasonable price.”

Esquires Coffee celebrates Fairtrade Fortnight

Ethical Consumer Magazine recently ranked Esquires Coffee as having one of the best social and environmental impacts of the 14 major global coffee brands surveyed in a new studyThe coffee brand ranked at number two ahead of its major competitors, Starbucks, Costa and Cafe Nero. Esquires Coffee is a global coffee brand with nine independently owned outlets across Ireland.

Societal recognition and change called for at first ‘Better with Pets’ European forum 

Nestlé Purina recently held its first ever ‘Better with Pets’ European Forum in Brussels, Belgium, highlighting the invaluable contribution of pets in society and championing a better world for people and pets. The pet food company also announced its Purina in Society Commitments – the company’s ten comprehensive initiatives to help create a world where people and pets can be better together. These commitments are the first of its kind by a pet care company, paving the way for the future.

You can get involved by joining the online conversation using #Wearebetterwithpets. For more information, please visit

Timetoact Uses Talend to integrate data at Pernod Ricard

Talend, a global leader in big data integration software, has provided a technological platform for standardised reporting and planning tasks at the Pernod Ricard Wine and Spirits group. Timetoact, an IT services provider, developed a comprehensive extraction, transformation and loading (ETL) system to integrate various data sources with the central data warehouse in order to create one master record of all files.



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