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Strong Roots receives a multi-million dollar investment - Members' News - Week 49 - 2021

Nov 15, 2021, by Fionnuala Malone - Category: Members' News

Welcome to GS1 Ireland members' news for week 49 2021. This week, Strong Roots receives a multi-million dollar investment and Keogh's launch a new flavour crisp. Read on for more.

McCain invests $55m in Strong Roots

Strong Roots and McCain Foods have announced a new partnership, with McCain Foods investing $55 million in the plant-based frozen food company, constituting a minority stake in the business. The partnership will enable Strong Roots and McCain Foods to continue meeting the rising consumer demand for plant-based frozen foods. The Strong Roots range, including cauliflower hash browns, mixed root vegetable fries, bites and burgers, has became a firm favourite of consumers in Ireland, the UK and the US. 

This information came from Checkout.

New Members at GS1 Ireland

The companies below joined GS1 Ireland since our last Members News. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome them to the GS1 Ireland community.

Fabweld Fabrications IRL - "We specialise in manufacturing and installing high quality steel staircases and balustrade systems."

Wexford Coffee Roasters - "Roasted locally and delivered straight to your door."

Broomhill Chutneys - "Broomhill Chutneys is a family-run company which offers a range of homemade, artisanal chutneys."

Dream Sac - "DreamsSAC bean bag chair, multiple colours, memory foam filled furniture, large and comfortable"

White Swell - "A fundamental shift in the treatment of acute decompensated heart failure"

Oiche Apothecary - "Irish ethical cruelty-free skincare"

Roody Originals - "We make awesome swag for awesome brands!"

EFB Euro Food Brands Ireland - "Bringing the world's finest foods to the UK & Ireland"

Condie - "Inspired by nature and designed by award-winning Irish Artist. Condie’s wall mounts are laser cut in aluminium and hand folded and sprayed in the studio."

Vanilla Bean Patisserie - "Fabulous desserts and pastry products"

B.H.McGrath Wholesale - "We have teamed up with Kids wholesale Clothing UK to bring blank items to the Irish market."

Chameleon Colour Systems - "Chameleon Colour Systems specialise in the design, development and manufacturing of paint mixing and tinting equipment. Made in Ireland, our paint shakers, mixers and dispensers are amongst the top in the global paint and chemical industries."

Amarin Pharmaceuticals Ireland - "Amarin Corporation is a rapidly growing, innovative pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutics to cost-effectively improve patient health."

Fire & 5th 

Krust Bakery - "Bakery and coffee shop"

AK Cosmetics 

Pako's Bread and Bakery

Doctor Q Car Care - "Premium car care"

Planté - "Plante is a food supply business, established by Mrs. Katarzyna Cichy Plante, that specializes in making plant-based food: pâté, dips, and spreads."

Rialto Style - "Your bridge to luxury"

Smart RFID - "Delivering automated real-time location and movement management of assets, goods & people."

SkelligSix18 launches their corporate gifting range

SkelligSix18 has curated a collection of unique gifting choices that incorporate their award-winning premium Skellig Six18 Gin and a selection of luxury Irish brands and products. All gifts are carefully hand-packed in 100% sustainable (protective and beautifully designed) packaging, and the team manage the delivery nationwide via UPS. This year, the company have have simplified the ordering process, with our dedicated Corporate Gifting Manager and online order form to improve their customers’ experience, making the entire process seamless and hassle-free. The collection offers a choice for everyone to say “Go Raibh Maith Agat” to their team and customers alike. There are 5 different gifting options available with prices starting from just €45 per gift, excluding VAT. For more information or to order, email

Guinness And Keogh’s launch Guinness flavoured Crisps

Guinness and Keogh’s have launched a new ridged crisp with a Guinness and Flame Grilled Steak flavour. The limited-edition crisps are available exclusively at the Guinness Storehouse, Guinness Open Gate Brewery, Guinness Christmas pop-ups and on Keogh’s online farm shop. The collaboration will continue into next year, with wider availability in retail stores from January. The historical link between the Guinness and Keogh’s families goes back over a number of generations with Tom Keogh’s grandfather, Peter Keogh, selling grain to the brewery.

This information came from Checkout.

Mama Nagi's and Nik’s Tea secure Morton's listing

Following an online ‘Meet the Buyer Event’, where 15 Dublin producers met with Ranelagh retailer Morton's, six Dublin producers have secured a listing, including Terenure’s Nik’s Tea and Firhouse sauce producer Mama Nagi. The event was organised by Dublin Food Chain which is the largest food network in Europe and facilitates commercial activity between Dublin’s growing food producer, service and retail communities. The Dublin Food Chain is an initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices in the Dublin area and supported by Bord Bia.  

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IFS rebrands as Fexillion

GS1 Ireland platinum partner, Integrated Facilities Solutions (IFS), has announced its new corporate brand identity and digital platform, Fexillon. The company supports a number of leading businesses across Ireland, the UK and Europe such as Bank of Ireland, Mater Hospital, Hines, University of Strathclyde, Dublin Zoo, Fingal County Council, and other multi-national technology companies. The rebrand is part of a growth strategy that will involve expansion in operations in the US, UK, and Scandinavia with the recruitment of 100 new staff over the next three years. Fexillon also confirmed that it is partnering with Microsoft in the development and testing of a range of solutions. Fexillon (IFS) was founded over 20 years ago by George Harold and Kieran Beggan who were both graduates of DIT Bolton Street.

This information came from RTÉ.

Profits soar at Suzanne Jackson’s companies

Millions in profits rolled in last year for companies owned and co-owned by the entrepreneur behind the lifestyle SoSueMe blog, Suzanne Jackson. New sets of accounts filed by her companies confirm soaring profits at her portfolio of businesses during the pandemic. Ms Jackson, who announced she was relocating from Ireland to Portugal earlier this year, is the founder and CEO of the bestselling beauty brand, SOSUbySJ and also presents RTÉ’s The Style Counsellors. The entrepreneur set up the SoSueMe blog in 2010 at the age of 25 and is also a co-owner of SanFran Cosmetics Limited along with Fran O’Gorman.

This information came from the Irish Independent.

That's it for this week, be sure to come back next week 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.

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