New partnership aims to reduce reliance on imported chips - Members' News - Week 02 - 2022

Jan 14, 2022, by Fionnuala Malone - Category: Member News

Welcome to GS1 Ireland members' news for week 02 2022. This week, a new partnership aims to reduce reliance on imported chips. Read on for more.

Teeling has record-breaking year in 2021

Teeling Whiskey Company had a record-breaking year in 2021, selling 1.3 million bottles of whiskey. In results released last September, the company had recorded a turnover of €14.6m in 2020 and a pre-tax profit of just under €2.8m. Speaking to the Sunday Independent, managing director and co-founder Jack Teeling said last year had seen the company surpass its previous record number of bottles sold performance in 2019. 

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New Members this week 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.

Tavan Meats

Winelover - "Winelover Limited is an Irish Retailer of Fine Glassware and Accessories."

Mary-Ellen's Meadow - "Our delicious, artisan fruit cordials are all homemade from a combination of our own home grown and Mother Nature’s unspoiled, wild Irish hedgerow fruit, flowers and herbs which we forage, handpicked at the height of their perfection."

C&J Meats (IRE) - "C&J Meats has a reputation for supplying top quality hand selected beef, with exceptional levels of service."

AllogenRX International Tissue Bank - "To provide the clinician with a range of highly purified allograft materials allowing safe and effective structural support, along with bone regeneration and the ability to target and treat bone infection."

Oldcourt Hill Farm - "Oldcourt Hill Farm is a family run farm located on the foothills of the Dublin mountains; overlooking the city."

Q-Kangaroo App - "Grab A Takeaway Today With Q-KANGAROO!"

Gallenalliance - "We're an Irish law firm that advises business, financial and institutional clients from around the world."

Valentina Fresh Foods

Nine Yards Logistics - "Your trusted European third-party logistics, warehousing & fulfilment service partner"

Fully Free Ireland - "Online Irish vegan cheese store!"

Little Red's Sauces

Potato partnership aims to reduce reliance on imported chips

A new partnership could see a return to Ireland producing significant amounts of chips for chip shops and distributors throughout the country. Meadowfresh Foods in Tallow, Co Waterford and O’Shea Farms from Piltown, Co Kilkenny have joined forces to supply fresh Irish chipping potatoes to the Irish market. According to TJ O’Shea, director of O’Shea Farms, many chippers and restaurants want to use Irish potatoes but have trouble finding local suppliers. “The whole idea is to eliminate the country’s reliance on imported potatoes and promote the production of Irish-grown potatoes,” he said.

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Lidl announces multimillion euro deal with Irish 'Fit Foods' supplier

Lidl Ireland has announced a multi-million-euro deal with Dublin-based Dublin Meat Company to distribute its Fit Foods’ ready meals. The contract, which is worth €11 million, will see the Fit Foods ready meals on shelves across Lidl’s 214 stores in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The range of freshly prepared meals include 'Meatballs with Wholemeal Pasta', 'Clean Chicken Curry' and 'Thai Red Curry with Brown Rice' and are packed in 100% recyclable trays. Commenting on the new deal with Lidl Ireland, Enya Rooney, senior buyer at Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland said in conversation with Checkout, 'Dublin Meat Company’s creativity and innovation really shines through in the high-quality meals they produce and customers are responding really well to the range.'

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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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