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Members' News - Week 47 - 2020

Nov 16, 2020, by  - Category:

Welcome to GS1 Ireland's members' news for week 47. Winners of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year were announced, Grow with Aldi is back and more new products came on the market. Read on for more.

Grow with Aldi is back for Christmas

Grow with Aldi is back for the festive period! The products listed below, all from Irish producers will be in 144 Aldi stores nationwide from Sunday, 15th November while stocks last. Quaid Candles Wax Melts will be in-store Thursday, 19th November. Well done to Aldi for supporting homegrown producers!

Quaid Candles (Limerick): Christmas Spice and Lemongrass scented Wax Melts – €3.49 each
Velo Coffee (Cork): Velo Coffee El Salvador and Velo Coffee Ratnagiri Estate – €3.99 each
Irish Atlantic Sea salt (Cork) – €2.49 each
Mella’s Fudge (Cork) Christmas Spice – €4.42 each
Rebel Chilli (Cork) Rebel Chilli Sauce – €3.79 each
Rebel Chilli (Cork) Jalapeño & Raspberry Sauce – €3.99 each.
Kookee (Louth) Spotai Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix and Double Chocolate Chip Free From Cookie Mix – €3.59 each
Jinny’s Bakery (Leitrim) Irish Stout Bread Mix – €3.65 each

JJ Corry launches festive hampers & online store

Ireland’s first modern Whiskey Bonder is celebrating the launch of its new online boutique with the release of a luxury gifting collection. Prices from €45 to €100. You can see the selection at the JJ Corry online shop.

Life Scientific’s Nicola Mitchell named EY Entrepreneur of the Year

Huge congratulations are in order for Life Scientific founder Nicola Mitchell who has been named 2020 EY Entrepreneur of the Year. Life Scientific was founded 25 years ago and develops off-patent agrochemicals to protect crops. Ms Mitchell won in both the international and overall categories at the virtual awards ceremony. John O’Connell, co-founder of West Cork Distillers, received the award for EY Industry Entrepreneur of the Year. 

Congratulations to Nicola and John!

Powerscourt Distillery launches their limited edition Fercullen 18-year-old single malt

Powerscourt Distillery has just launched a limited edition of their Fercullen 18-year-old single malt, called “Five Elements”. Fercullen Five Elements 18-year-old limited edition will be available online at and at selected off-licences around the country. The RRP for this edition, limited to just 1,500 bottles, is €180.

Irish food and drink businesses needed for government-supported programme

Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland and Teagasc have launched Food Works 2021 – which is a government-supported accelerator programme that helps export-driven Irish food and drink businesses to grow. Successful applicants will participate in an intensive growth programme with access to grant funding for each company. The funding will enable them develop their product into an investment-ready product with international appeal. Almost 100 food and drink businesses have been accepted on to the programme and previous Food Works businesses include Wicklow Wolf; Nobó; and Bean & Goose Chocolate. You can apply here now. Applications for the 2021 Food Works programme close on January 29, 2021.

Brennan’s Brewery releases beer-infused chilli sauce

Wexford company Brennan’s Brewery has launched a new product, Brennan’s Original Chilli Sauce, which is the result of a partnership with Welsh company, Pembrokeshire Chilli Farm. The sauce is available to buy online as part of their Sauce Gift Box here.

Kilkenny's first online Christmas market goes live

Kilkenny’s first online Christmas market, brings together producers and products from all over Kilkenny right in one place. Including items from Jerpoint Glass, Red Mills, Highbank Orchards, Ballykeefe Distillery, The Truffle Fairy and more. You can view the market here.

That's it for this week, be sure to come back next Thursday for more news from GS1 Ireland members around the country. If you are a GS1 Ireland member and you have some news you would like to share, please get in touch at, we would love to hear from you.