Three-year investment yields

Three-year investment yields

Trading has been challenging but a brand refresh, repositioning of the Rankin Selection Irish Breads range, growth in the GB market and market entry into China have yielded results for Irwin’s Bakery, Chief Executive Michael Murphy tells UG. HOW HAS THE PAST YEAR OF TRADING BEEN FOR IRWIN’S? Trading in... View Article

Boost champions

Boost champions

This July saw the launch of Protein Boost, signifying the champion of the independent brand’s diversification into an exciting new category that is growing at 26% year on year* as part of its business growth strategy. The initiative comes in response to increasing consumer demand for health and wellbeing products... View Article

NI TASTE TEST CROWNS SUNBLEST VEDA AS ‘TASTIEST’ AND FURTHER FINDINGS SPARK THE GREAT VEDA DEBATE

NI TASTE TEST CROWNS SUNBLEST VEDA AS ‘TASTIEST’ AND FURTHER FINDINGS SPARK THE GREAT VEDA DEBATE

Belfast, NI, 4th April 2016; The people of Northern Ireland have spoken (and eaten), voting Sunblest ‘Northern Ireland’s tastiest Veda brand’ in a blind taste test. Sunblest Veda was named best-tasting by a whopping 60% of respondents, versus Irwin’s with 39%. The taste test also revealed our Veda-eating habits and... View Article

LOCAL COFFEE COMPANY TAKES OFF WITH BELFAST CITY AIRPORT

LOCAL COFFEE COMPANY TAKES OFF WITH BELFAST CITY AIRPORT

Lisburn based tea and coffee company, Robert Roberts, has witnessed a 20% increase in sales since launching Northern Ireland branded packaging. The localised packaging of Robert Roberts coffee products was rolled out across Northern Ireland in 2013 featuring images of Titanic Belfast, Harland and Wolff cranes and the Giant’s Causeway.... View Article

Freeze it, don’t bin it!

Freeze it, don’t bin it!

Belfast City Council is supporting this year’s Food Safety Week (Monday, 4- Sunday, 10 July), by encouraging people to cut down on food waste and save money by making more use of their freezers. New research from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed that 68% of UK adults have... View Article

Lynn is Lusty Beg bound thanks to Denny and Asda

Lynn is Lusty Beg bound thanks to Denny and Asda

Portadown resident, Lynn Boyce has won a family holiday to Lusty Beg, courtesy of Denny and Asda. Lynn, who entered the competition at one of Denny’s in store sampling stands, is one of ten Asda customers who have won a weekend break to the island in County Fermanagh, which includes... View Article

‘Fresh’ Success for IFEX

‘Fresh’ Success for IFEX

-Fresh Montgomery Scoops AEO Award for IFEX – IFEX – one of Europe’s longest-established food, hospitality and retail events – has scooped the top prize for ‘Best Tradeshow Exhibition under 2,000sq.m’ at the recent AEO Excellence Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Friday past, 17th... View Article

Omagh Plays Host to Gluten Free Food Fair

Omagh Plays Host to Gluten Free Food Fair

The Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh in County Tyrone will host the next Gluten Free Ireland Food Fair on Saturday 4th June. Now in its’ third year, the Gluten Free Ireland Open Days are a miniature food expo for sufferers of Coeliac disease and those on a gluten free diet. Attracting 200-300... View Article

Top award for Northern Irish artisan cheese maker

Top award for Northern Irish artisan cheese maker

Artisan cheese maker Christo Swanepoel has won the coveted Best Overall Food Product at the recent Balmoral Show, the biggest agri-food event in Ireland. Originally from Pretoria in South Africa, Swanepoel, who runs the City Cheese Company in Millisle, county Down, gained the award from promotion body Food NI for... View Article

Irwin’s Bakery ‘scores’ with Asda for Euro 2016

Irwin’s Bakery ‘scores’ with Asda for Euro 2016

With the UEFA Euro 2016 Championship ready for kick-off, Northern Ireland’s leading bakery Irwin’s has ‘teamed up’ with Asda to launch two Howell’s football themed products, Howell’s Football Biscuits and Football Joeys, which will be available in all Asda stores across Northern Ireland. The Portadown based bakery will also offer... View Article