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Irish entrepreneur launches makeup vending machines - Members' News - Week 14 - 2022

Apr 4, 2022, by Fionnuala Malone - Category: Members' News

Welcome to GS1 Ireland members' news for week 14 2022. This week, an Irish entrepreneur launches makeup vending machines. Read on for more.

SoSu Cosmetics to roll out make-up vending machines nationwide

SoSu Cosmetics, led by entrepreneur Suzanne Jackson, is set to install vending machines in colleges, airports, shopping centres and at events around the country. The company sells a range of products including make-up, false eyelashes, nails and fake tan. The brand has also signed a deal to supply 15 Boots stores nationwide. The blogger-turned-businesswoman established the SoSu brand in 2015. By 2019, profits at SanFran Cosmetics, the company she co-owns with the businessman Fran O’Gorman, had grown to €3 million.

This information came from The Times.

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.

Food Solutions - "Food Solutions Limited (FSL) is Ireland’s leading provider of premium beverage brands to the restaurant, bar and catering industries."

Chiara Trench Art - "Chiara is inspired by farm life, the Irish landscape and rural Ireland. Working in acrylics, and with painting/palette knives, she uses bold colours and fluid lines to create artworks that evoke memories of childhood, and traditions of old."

The Happy Pear adds museli to their product range

The Happy Pear has added two new products to its expanding range; May’s Original and Elsie’s Fruit & Nut Super Muselis. Both products are made with a blend of crunchy sprouted flakes, oats and spelt flakes. Elsie’s Fruit & Nut has mixed dried fruits added for sweetness and texture. What sets The Happy Pear Super Mueslis apart from others on the market is that it’s made with crunchy ‘sprouted’ or ‘activated’ cereal flakes. This is a process where the natural grain is germinated or ‘activated’, which awakens the nutrition inside the grain, making it sweeter, and in the process, easier to digest, allowing the nutrients to be more easily absorbed by the body. The muselis have used a tasty mix of buckwheat flakes, brown lentil flakes and red quinoa flakes to give a great crunch.

This information came from SheMazing

Aldi launches two exclusive gins from Old Carrick Mill Distillery

Aldi Ireland has announced that it has teamed up with the Old Carrick Mill Distillery in Co. Monaghan to introduce two small-batch Irish gins to 150 Aldi stores nationwide. The first, 'Mo Chara Irish Pink Gin', is distilled using a range of botanicals, including 'pink grapefruit, juniper, lemon, lime, coriander, and angelica root'. With its 'stunning blush tones and distinctive notes of grapefruit', Mo Chara Irish Pink Gin will retail at €19.99. The second product is another small-batch Irish gin 'distilled with pineapple, with subtle notes of other botanicals, such as juniper, coriander, angelica root, cassia, pear and lime', with a retail price of €19.99. According to the distillery, the gins pair ‘wonderfully’ with premium tonic water or lemon juice, and can be complemented with a slice of pink grapefruit or pineapple, respectively.

This information came from Checkout Magazine.

Rebel Chilli secures listing with Tesco

Rebel Chilli has secured a listing with Tesco Ireland, to supply 44 stores nationwide with its red and green chilli sauces. The award-winning condiments will be available in-store from Monday 11 April. Starting in his mother’s kitchen, founder Paul Moore began making chilli sauce with his brother and selling at local farmer’s markets and food festivals around the country. In 2014 he took the business full time and success followed when Rebel Chilli won Gold for their Red Chilli at the Blas na hÉireann Irish Food Awards.

This information came from Checkout Magazine.

Cork Coffee Roasters opens a new branch at St Luke’s Cross

The fourth Cork Coffee Roasters branch opened in Cork this week. The much-loved business serving coffee, pastries and sandwiches opened its original café on Bridge Street in 2008, adding a second location on French Church Street in 2015 and another on Anglesea Street at the end of 2020. 

This information came from Yay Cork.

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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