Ireland’s first Dog Friendly garden is launched at Bloom by Bord Bia today

Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust, unveiled the first ever Dog Friendly garden at this year’s Bloom, by Bord Bia. The stunning garden features a host of simple, innovative ideas designed to provide fun and stimulation for dogs while maintaining the garden as a safe, relaxing area for the whole family. The Dog Friendly […]

Bord Bia Launches Farmers’ Market Training Workshops

Bord Bia is set to host a series of Farmers’ Market skills training workshops around the country this November to support new and existing members of the food market network. The ‘Skills Training for Selling at Farmers’ workshops, specifically designed by Bord Bia, will provide practical solutions to the challenges most frequently faced by market […]

Irish Salads Market Valued At €45m At Farm Gate

IFA President Joe Healy has called on retailers to recognise the investment made by salad growers in this country, by ensuring that their produce is seen on retail shelves as a premium quality product and not used as a loss leader in retail wars.   Marking the inaugural National Summer Salads Week in conjunction with […]

National Potato Conference highlights the health benefits of potatoes

Market Research by Kantar Worldpanel unveiled at the National Potato Conference in Dublin today is seeing positive value and volume growth for the first time in seven years, as shoppers are returning to buy more often – making 34 trips in the year. However, the volumes they buy on each trip still haven’t recovered to […]

IFA Briefs Politicians On Beef And Sheep Competition Issues

IFA National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns said the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney must take action to address the lack of competition in the beef sector, which is set to be compounded with the proposed ABP investment in Slaney/ICM meat group. At a briefing session with politicians in Dublin today, the IFA National Livestock leader […]

Vintners’ Federation of Ireland Welcomes Bord Bia Recognition of Pub Food

Over 25% of food consumed outside the home is consumed in the pub ·         Report underlines the volume and quality of food on offer at Irish Pubs ·         Importance of the Irish pub to tourism, the economy and the consumer highlighted as a result   The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) has welcomed a new study by […]

Bord Bia provide Top Tips on a safe and stress-free visit to Bloom

Bord Bia’s Bloom event opens in the Phoenix Park Dublin tomorrow (Thursday, May 29th) for five days. This year’s festival will feature 30 breath-taking show gardens, over 120 Irish food and drink producers, 50 nurseries within the Floral Marquee, more than 25 cookery demonstrations and over 160 retailers – all on the grounds of the Visitor Centre in the […]

Bord Bia’s favourite recipes for the perfect festive feast

With the festive season in full swing, Bord Bia has selected a sample of its favourite recipes to help consumers spread some holiday cheer. Research from Kantar* has shown that in the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas, Irish consumers typically spend €104 million on bacon and ham – that’s €10 million more compared to […]

Foodservice market emerges from period of decline, with growth forecast for the next 5 years

A report on the Irish foodservice industry, which is currently valued at €6.07bn at consumer prices, was published at the annual Bord Bia foodservice seminar in Dublin today. The Foodservice Channel Insights Report highlights the fact that Fast Food continues to dominate Irish foodservice channels and that although price is still a venue differentiator for today’s value-conscious […]

Donal Skehan visits the Bord Bia Quality Kitchen and shares simple steps to take the stress out of meal times

The self-taught cook believes anyone can be a kitchen hero   This month in the Bord Bia Quality Kitchen we’re joined by Donal Skehan, who carved a career out of cooking without stepping foot inside a culinary school. Donal firmly believes that everybody can and should cook, saying “I know it can be daunting for […]

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