Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards - Final Call for Entries

Jun 7, 2017, by Maria Svejdar - Category: Entries are about to close for this year’s Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards, which will take place at the prestigious Dingle Food Festival in September 2017.

Entries are about to close for this year’s Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards, which will take place at the prestigious Dingle Food Festival in September 2017.Last year, more than 2500 entries were considered in what is the largest blind-tasted Food Awards in the country. It’s well known also that winning an Irish Food Award can be a major boost for a brand. “Every product that carries a Finalist, Gold, Silver or Bronze sticker is picked up more quickly than those without,” says Awards chairperson, Artie Clifford. “Our ...

Being Retail Ready for Showcase

Jan 23, 2017, by Lucinda Layton - Category: Lucinda Layton owner of Rose & Alice Handcrafted Soaps chats to us about the nerves & excitement of participating in a major international trade show, Showcase.

Ready for Retail Success - an artisan producer's tradeshow experienceLucinda Layton, owner of Rose & Alice Handcrafted Soaps and Gifts in Co Laois, chats to us about the nerves and excitement of participating in the major international trade show, Showcase."Showcase 2016 was really my first big break. I attended the tradeshow as part of my Local Enterprise Boards' Enterprise Zone. My expectations of the outcome were set modestly low - I thought, maybe an order or two and some leads?As I was preparing for the show, a fri...