September issue of ShelfLife magazine

Following the recent acquisition of Brennan’s Caterworld, we catch up with M&P O’Sullivan co-directors Eoin and Patrick O’Sullivan to hear how the fourth generation Cork business plans to build on an illustrious past through its current expansion plans.

And while plastic has become the bête noir of sustainability considerations, Stephanie Poole of packaging expert Sealed Air explains why its removal is not necessarily the best environmentally friendly option in cases where a suitable alternative cannot be implemented. In this month’s issue, she urges the industry to place a focus on food security and shelf life as an effective approach to reducing waste and improving resource usage.

Elsewhere, at a time when businesses may be operationally busier than usual and resources stretched, The HR Suite’s Caroline McEnery outlines how to ensure workplaces meet all employment legislation obligations, while boosting team morale.

We also speak to a number of convenience retailers who are benefitting from impressive new renovations, despite the challenges posed by Covid-19. Ian Coughlan of Centra Kilcoole and Sean and Shane Mulrooney of Mulrooney’s Gala in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, both share some encouraging words about their optimistic outlooks during this unprecedented period.

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 confectionery, canned food, breakfast, hard seltzer and hot beverage sectors.

Read the September issue below: