December 22, 2017  |  Your latest trade news

Valeo Foods Group agrees €100 million acquisition of Raisio Plc’s confectionery division

News | Iconic Fox’s Glacier Mints to join Balconi, Rowse and Jacob’s in Valeo Foods’ growing international portfolio of category-leading consumer brands

International food group, Valeo Foods  has agreed to acquire the confectionery division of Raisio plc, the Finnish-based listed food company, for a total...

More than €2.5 billion invested in Irish commercial real estate in 2017

News | The sale of The Square shopping centre in Tallaght was the largest investment transaction signed in the last 12 month period, CBRE Ireland reports

Kantar Worldpanel: Dunnes Stores retains #1 spot

News | Spending and growth boost sees family owned store hold 22.5% share

Crunch time approaches for Irish retailers

News | Following Retail Ireland's prediction that Irish households will spend an average of €2,654 in shops this December, director Thomas Burke says "maintaining this momentum, up to and beyond Monday, must now be the objective."

Flash-mob dazzle shoppers at Fresh The Good Food Market

News | Flash mob at Fresh video set to go viral, after appearance on TV3 Morning Ireland news and 9.2k views on Facebook and growing

New Irish coffee brand 'Handprint Coffee' opens first café in Dublin

News | A joint partnership between Bell Lane Coffee and Freshii, 'Handprint Coffee' promises to deliver the ultimate coffee experience, from the "very first bean to the last sip"

Musgrave donates €35,000 to Cork Penny Dinners

News | Chef Kevin Dundon cooks for food charity’s volunteers

Irish shoppers leaving it late for Christmas groceries

News | Four in ten shoppers say having enough money is their biggest concern over Christmas,”and are subsequently employing various tactics to save money on the Christmas grocery bill, according to Nielsen 

BWG wins best B2B Award for Shoplink at Eir Spider Awards   

News | BWG's receives prestigious IT award for its Shoplink solution, with a system that not only connects to EPOS, but is fully integrated and live with the supply chain.

Jack McGrath helps Londis to Launch Cycle for Joy 2018

News | Group has already raised over €200,000 for the charity.

Coca-Cola HBC employees raise more than €34k for charity partners

News | 72,000 drinks also donated to families in need through Food for Simon in 2017

Nollaig Bhriosc dhiabh! (Merry Crispmas!)

Brand Central | Tayto crisp flavours to get a long-overdue Gaeilge makeover

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