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Registration now open for IFEX 2018

IT’S just been announced that IFEX – Northern Ireland’s largest foodservice trade expo – is expected to host an additional 500 international delegates from across 12 countries as the event welcomes the World Butchers’ Challenge to the show in March 2018. The addition of co-located event Meat@IFEX has doubled the show size, and it’s the Meat@IFEX pavilion that will be ...

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Maxol renew sponsorship of Ulster Mini Rugby

Maxol has announced they will continue their support of Ulster Mini Rugby for the next two seasons. The two year deal sees the retailer renew the well-established Maxol Mini Rugby festivals, as well as the eight Maxol Primary school Mini Rugby festivals. Each year approximately 1,500 six to twelve year olds and over 70 primary schools take part in the ...

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Budget met with mixed reaction

Changes to fuel duty and diesel regulations have been met with ambivalence among the motoring industry. The Autumn Budget introduces a Vehicle Excise Duty supplement applying to new diesel cars, with their First-Year Rate going up by one band. The duty, effective from April 1 2018, will not apply to next generation clean diesels, extending to those certified as meeting ...

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Centra launch new range with free giveaways

Centra will be giving out free meals in Dublin today and tomorrow. There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but those travelling through Connolly Station this evening can avail of a free dinner courtesy of Centra. Representatives from the store will be giving out free food to promote their new Heat It Up Meals range. Centra’s latest ...

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The hunt is on for Ireland’s young food entrepreneurs

GIY and Cully and Sully search for Ireland’s best young food entrepreneurs   Secondary school students across Ireland are being invited to take part in the ‘Grow to CEO’ competition. The competition, run by GIY and Cully and Sully, is aimed at finding Ireland’s brightest young food entrepreneurs. The ‘Grow 2 CEO’ competition brings together food growing and entrepreneurship, with ...

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Milestone scores hat-trick at major industry awards

Returning champion Milestone NisaExtra Rathfriland has been named the overall winner at the recent Neighbourhood Retailer Awards, picking up three awards including the Neighbourhood Retailer of the Year prize. Hosted by household names, Pamela Ballantine and Stephen Clements, the 2017 awards, held in association with RiverRidge, saw almost 500 of Northern Ireland’s best retailers descend on the Crowne Plaza in ...

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MFE workshop series showcases Italian style

Martin Food Equipment (MFE) recently created an Italian-inspired casual dining menu

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Exceptional expertise at Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit

Over 400 delegates attended Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit on 6 September to hear from global retailing experts at the landmark conference. The Summit took place in Dublin’s Clayton on Burlington Road Hotel, featuring a range of A-list names from the world of convenience retailing. The event, hosted by sharply witted broadcaster Ivan Yates, culminated in a sit-down chat with Canadian ...

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Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards winners revealed!

The founder of Applegreen and Topaz Dublin Port were among the prestigious list of winners at a major industry awards event in Dublin on Wednesday 6 September. After undergoing rigorous independent judging ahead of this year’s Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards, Topaz Dublin Post overcame world-class competition from throughout the island of Ireland to win the top prize of ...

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Six more Freshii locations to open by Christmas

Global healthy fast food chain, Freshii, has announced it will open six more Irish restaurants by Christmas this year. The locations include Dame Street, The Point Village, Sandyford and Smithfield. Two additional outlets are currently at the planning, and their locations will be released at a later date. The announcement was made by Freshii’s founder and CEO Matthew Corrin who was ...

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IFCR Awards 2014 host Miriam O'Callaghan

Miriam O’Callaghan confirmed as host for top industry awards

Lauded presenter and broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan is to return as this year’s Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards host as tickets sales soar The RTÉ Irish television current affairs presenter is back as the glittering event’s MC for another year as the final preparations are made for the biggest industry event of the year. And as ticket sales for Ireland’s ...

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Six days left to book Dublin’s landmark retail Summit

Only six days remain to book your place at a landmark retail event taking place in Dublin – Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit. Global superstars of convenience retail are heading to Ireland for the event on 6 September to give the local industry a major boost. Hundreds of Irish retailers, store owners, and head office executives in the retail trade have ...

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