August 24, 2021  |  Your latest trade news

Sainsbury’s shares reach seven-year high

News | US buyout firm Apollo is understood to be taking an “exploratory” look at the supermarket chain

Sainsbury's half-year profits have slumped again Following reports that Sainsbury’s could be the latest UK retailer to receive a buyout bid from a private equity firm, the supermarket’s value increased by...

Iceland Ireland reduces pre-tax losses by 27%

News | New accounts show revenues increased by 9% from €60.5m to €66m

Surprise profit upgrade results in 11% jump for M&S shares

News | Food division was the star performer with revenue outperforming expectations, up 10.8% year-on-year in the 19 weeks to 14 August

Grocery decline softens as shoppers stock up for staycations

News | As everyday life edges back to normal, Kantar reports Irish shoppers still spent a massive €333.2 million more on take-home groceries than during the same period in 2019

Galway coffee producer secures €500K Lidl contract

News | The Galway Roast to supply its special blend coffee exclusively to Lidl’s 210 stores island wide

Vaccine rollout drives lowest public concern since pandemic began, new research shows

News | 37% of people concerned about Covid-19 compared with 71% in January 2021

Roll up, roll up – the TWIG 2021 Raffle is now live

News | Fantastic prizes include Chupi diamond ring and luxury breaks at top hotels

Aldi unveils new Dunshaughlin store

News | New store will create 25 permanent jobs in the local area

Terry Woods joins Aramark as commercial director, food business in Ireland

People | Terry Woods has over 25 years’ experience in the food industry in Ireland

Miriam O’Callaghan launches 2021 Bewley’s Big Coffee Morning Social For Hospice

News | Host a Bewley’s Big Coffee Morning Social and raise funds for your local hospice on Thursday, 23 September

Irish Distillers launches Virtual Irish Whiskey Academy at Midleton Distillery

Off-trade | Participants will receive a Virtual Academy Kit with everything they need to take part in the interactive, hands-on, experience from the comfort of home

Coeliac Society calls for increased testing of children

News | Back to school hub launched to assist the estimated 100,000 Irish children suffering from coeliac disease and gluten intolerance

August edition of ShelfLife now online

All the latest news and analysis from our monthly issue

Pipin Pear launches tasty new fruit and veggie snacks, Freggie-Bites

New snacks offer all the goodness but  none of the guilt

White Claw Wave Of Summer pop up lands in Dublin

Members of the public can stop by Lock 6 in Portobello until 5 September to enjoy a White Claw and music from local DJs

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