ShelfLife – October Issue 2022
Following the devastating explosion in Creeslough, Co. Donegal on Friday, 7 October, our
latest issue reflects on one of the most tragic events ever witnessed in the trade.
Fionnuala Carolan speaks to industry experts about what constitutes crossing the line when
it comes to copying a branded product. Meanwhile, Dan White reflects on how the Irish
retail pharmacy sector has transformed from a clutter of mom-and-pop businesses into a
handful of transnational giants.
And as the UK government implements a ban on prominent displays of high fat, sugar and
salt (HFSS) products in stores, we look at the likelihood of similar legislation landing here.
Following the announcement of Budget 2023 last month, we also set out an overview of
industry groups’ reactions to its measures.
Within our Advisor section, Colin Gordon explores marketing’s centrality to all thriving
enterprises; The HR Suite’s Caroline Reidy examines how to make hybrid working work for
you; while Excel Recruitment’s Barry Whelan highlights how employers can retain staff.
As always, our category features provide an in-depth look at the brands and innovations
generating sales in-store, with this month’s issue focusing on the symbol group, Irish brands,
NoLo alcohol, fuel, biscuits and soup sectors.