Irish Retail Seminar Success For UK Exporters

 Breaking News
  • Carlsberg Group Remains on Course Carlsberg Group has announced organic and reported net revenue growth of 2% to DKr31.77 billion (€4.27 billion) for the first half of 2017 although group beer volumes fell organically by 3%, chiefly due to a decline in Russia. Operating profit was up 15% organically, with all three regions – Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia [...]...
  • UK Food-to-go Market to Reach £23.5 Billion by 2022 The UK’s food-to-go sector is in rude health and will be worth £23.5 billion by 2022, up from £17.4 billion in 2017, according to IGD, as shoppers’ preference for eating on the move shows no signs of slowing down. IGD’s food-to-go research splits the market into five segments, with the organisation’s latest forecasts suggesting particularly strong [...]...
  • Irish Food Companies Encouraged to ‘Think Digital’ and Maximise Online Retail Opportunity Bord Bia has announced a partnership with the Digital Marketing Institute to offer Irish food and drink companies an opportunity to grow and develop their online presence with a view to increasing brand awareness and sales. ‘Think Digital’ is a 6-month digital marketing programme available to all Irish food and drink companies designed specifically to address the [...]...
  • Norwegians Sceptical About Ready-to-eat Food Around 40% of Norwegian consumers agree with the statement that industrially produced food is unhealthy, according to the results of a survey conducted by Kantar TNS on behalf of Orkla. Nine out of 10 think that the food they prepare themselves is better than industrially produced food, while close to half think that the industry [...]...
  • Mandatory CCTV in All Slaughterhouses Under New Animal Welfare Plans CCTV will be mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England under new plans recently announced by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, as he outlined a series of measures to cement the UK’s position as a global leader on animal welfare. The proposals will deliver a manifesto commitment for CCTV to be required in every slaughterhouse in England [...]...
  • £3.7 Billion Worth of Discounts Disappear From UK Supermarket Shelves as Promotions Fall to Lowest Levels in 10 Years The pressure on UK retailers to be more transparent in their pricing has seen the number of trade promotions fall to their lowest levels for 10 years, and in 2017, shoppers will receive £3.7 billion less in promotional savings. This is according to a new report by IRI, the provider of big data and predictive analytics [...]...

Irish Retail Seminar Success For UK Exporters

October 03
10:23 2011

A host of UK and European producers and manufacturers attended Oakland International’s ‘Breaking into Irish Retail’ event on Wednesday 21st September in Redditch. Major industry speakers included Steve Young, Supply Chain Manager for the Musgrave Group, and Liam Gilbert, Business Analyst at IGD, as well as an address by Declan Cleary, Commercial Manager for Brian Caffrey International, and Tadhg O’Donovan, Sales and Marketing Manager for Irish dairy producer Glenilen Farm.


Pictured (L to R): Declan Cleary, Commercial Manager for Brian Caffrey International; Liam Gilbert, Business Analyst at IGD; Dean Attwell, MD of Oakland International; Tadhg O’Donovan, Sales and Marketing Manager for Irish dairy producer Glenilen Farm; and Steve Young, Supply Chain Manager for the Musgrave Group.

Oakland International MD, Dean Attwell, says: “The day was a real success. Our positive experience of running this type of export retail event is evident in the business success between the two countries that follows. This is the third UK–Ireland trade event that we have hosted since we set up our Irish business partnership in Ashbourne, nearDublin nearly three years ago, and our business continues to grow.”


Discussions on the day dealt with the realities for potential exporters to Ireland, and how perceived barriers can be overcome when entering the Irish market, together with the many opportunities for growth that exporting and doing business with Ireland represents.


Dean Attwell adds: “Our intention is to continue a rolling programme of UK and Ireland seminars in the spring, extending the focus to incorporate European producers and manufacturers that have an existing UK presence but as yet have not entered the Irish market.”


A multi temperature supply chain specialist, Oakland International operates depots in both the UK and Ireland and through its network partners has reach across most of Europe.

About Author



Related Articles

Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • September 11, 2017drinktec
  • September 13, 2017FI Asia
  • September 19, 2017PROCESS EXPO 2017
  • September 22, 2017Global Summit on Food & Beverages
AEC v1.0.4

Jobs: Logistics

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers