ShelfLife – June Issue

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The highly anticipated ‘100 Master Brands at Home’ report, compiled annually by Kantar,
graces our cover this month, providing valuable insight into the brands Irish shoppers can’t
get enough of.

This month’s issue also pays tribute to the special genius of the late Ray Coyle, founder of
Largo Foods and Tayto Park, and his legacy of helping countless others to succeed.
Despite the post-Covid bounce, Dan White explores in greater detail how higher oil and gas
prices, soaring grain prices and a global economic slowdown have caused consumer
confidence to plunge. And, with business costs on the rise, Fionnuala Carolan speaks to
several retailers who have decided the time is right to invest in self-serve checkout
technology.

Meanwhile, Shane Dempsey, head of corporate affairs at the National Lottery, explains the
impact of the legislative loophole that allows betting on the outcome of the Lotto.
Cal Lynam and Brendan Bernes, owners of Spar Ashford, also fill us in on their impressive
new store which opened in March. We also report on the Today’s Women in Grocery
networking and fundraising luncheon which returned in style last month under the timely
theme of ‘Embracing Change’.

Within our Advisor section, Colin Gordon highlights how a successful marketer must never
ignore the details, The HR Suite’s Caroline Reidy delves into the implications of the
Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill 2022, and Excel Recruitment’s Barry Whelan
outlines more mistakes to avoid if you don’t want your CV headed straight to a recruiter’s ‘no
pile’.

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 crisps and snacks,
free-from, gin, pet care and forecourt sectors.

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