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

DELI LITES embrace the power of plants with two new ranges

DELI LITES embrace the power of plants with two new ranges

Food-to-go firm DELI LITES has launched two new ranges to meet growing consumer demand for tasty meat-free products, as more and more people start to enjoy vegetarian, vegan and flexitarian lifestyles. Launching this month is DELI LITES’ first fully plant-based range, a chef-led product line-up which is full of innovative... View Article

Finnebrogue shuns soya with innovative plant-based range

Finnebrogue shuns soya with innovative plant-based range

Downpatrick-based Finnebrogue Artisan has won a supply deal with Asda to produce four new meat-free lines, which will be available in over 250 stores across the UK as part of the Asda plant-based range. Due to a growing demand for meat-free products, Asda has released the first own-label mushroom-based vegan... View Article

Mash Direct is ‘party-ready’ thanks to festive contract with Asda

Mash Direct is ‘party-ready’ thanks to festive contract with Asda

Award-winning Co Down family farming and food enterprise Mash Direct has won a new supply contract which will see its festive vegetable-based party food lines stocked in Asda stores across Northern Ireland. Reflecting the growing trend for easy home entertaining and effortless Christmas dining, the Mash Direct team has introduced... View Article