ACTI-SNACK launches next generation of sports nutrition snacks

ACTI-SNACK launches next generation of sports nutrition snacks

Sports nutrition brand ACTI-SNACK has announced the launch of seven new healthy Nut and Trail Mixes designed to naturally fuel the body and promote recovery in athlete, sports and health enthusiasts. Designed in partnership with performance nutritionists and adventure athletes, the brand is centred around tailored plant-based products that meet... View Article

Customers urged to support local independent stores

Customers urged to support local independent stores

Shop local and shop little and don’t forget to support your local shop. That’s the call going out to shoppers across the UK and Ireland as independent retailers battle for business as the coronavirus tightens its grip. The Federation of Independent Retailers (NFRN) is launching a poster campaign with the... View Article

Charity appeals to industry for food & funding during crisis

Charity appeals to industry for food & funding during crisis

Food charity FareShare is urgently appealing for donations from the food industry to help support vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis. FareShare is the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors, made up of 17 independent organisations. Together, they take good quality surplus food from right across the food industry... View Article

IFEX 2020 postponed to November 17-19

IFEX 2020 postponed to November 17-19

Montgomery Events, owners and organisers of IFEX, has made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s event which was due to be held at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, on 24 – 26 March due to the significant escalation of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases across the United Kingdom as well as... View Article

Blas na hÉireann 2020 entry opens on St Patrick’s Day

Blas na hÉireann 2020 entry opens on St Patrick’s Day

It’s the 13th year of Blas na hÉireann, the Irish Food Awards, the largest blind-tasted food awards on the island of Ireland, designed to recognise and celebrate the very best Irish food and drink. Entry opens to producers across all categories of food and drink on March 17 with the... View Article

Locals freeze out the competition at national ice-cream awards

Locals freeze out the competition at national ice-cream awards

Two local businesses, Morelli’s and True Gelato, have picked up awards at the recent National Ice Cream Competition, hosted by the Ice Cream Alliance at the Yorkshire Event Centre. Coleraine-based Morelli’s won the Silver Challenge Cup for its Mango Sorbet at the event, which has been running for 75 years... View Article

Shane Byrne launches “Legendairy” bid for Glenisk Trading Card

Shane Byrne launches “Legendairy” bid for Glenisk Trading Card

Former Irish rugby international, Shane Byrne has mounted his own campaign following the release of Glenisk’s special edition Irish Rugby Legends Trading Cards. The Legends collection from Glenisk, the Official Yogurt of Irish Rugby, includes 15 special edition cards for rugby fans to collect, trade and play. Featuring Irish Rugby... View Article

Food suppliers urged to enter Fresh Innovation Awards

Food suppliers urged to enter Fresh Innovation Awards

Henderson Wholesale has launched its 2020 Fresh Innovation Awards programme with winners set to be announced on May 15 at this year’s Balmoral Show. The awards, now in their eighth year, honour local farmers, growers and suppliers who work with Henderson Wholesale’s Fresh Team to further improve customer product ranges... View Article

Genesis secures a bun-anza with two new product listings

Genesis secures a bun-anza with two new product listings

Magherafelt-based bakery Genesis has secured two new product listings for its Iced and Coconut Fingers to Asda stores across Northern Ireland. The deal builds upon Asda and Genesis’ existing relationship, which has seen the bakery supply products to the retailer since 2010. “The Iced Fingers 4pk and Coconut Fingers 4pk,... View Article

Hellbent wins first major retail listing with Henderson Group

Hellbent wins first major retail listing with Henderson Group

Hellbent, a business formed by rugby stars Louis Ludik and Schalk Van der Merwe, has won its first major retail listing, which will see their locally made beef products on the shelves of 27 SPAR stores and EUROSPAR supermarkets at the end of the month. The three products – Boerewors... View Article