31August2016

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ITB Horticulture Open Day

ITB Horticulture Open Day

This open evening is a great opportunity for second-level students, mature students, guidance counse...


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Notre Dame Intern “Wowed” by the Bord Bia Library

Every year, the University of Notre Dame selects 50 of its top Students to participate in a Summer internship programme here in Ireland. 3 out of 4 of our Connacht Whiskey Team are Notre Dame alumni and requested we provide an internship, as they felt that Bord Bia would provide a great learning opportunity and that it would also seed an understanding of Bord Bia amongst an intern group who are tipped to be future leaders in their field.

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    A Refresher on Marketing Myopia

    The majority of product launches fail, despite a lot of time, and resources going into their creation, production and marketing. One cited cause of this high failure rate is that companies continue to have ‘Marketing Myopia’. This concept, first identified in 1960, relates to a focus on selling products and services, rather than really understanding what consumers really want.

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      Xylella in Apulia: Review Finds no Evidence of Multiple Types - European Food Safety Authority

      There is no proof that multiple types of Xylella fastidiosa are present in Apulia, southern Italy, according to recently available scientific evidence examined by EFSA.

      The opinion from EFSA’s Panel on Plant Health is the last of three outputs addressing a number of questions from the European Commission on X. fastidiosa in Apulia. In this one the Panel addresses the question of whether different types of X. fastidiosa exist in Apulia, where a disease outbreak is affecting olive trees and other plants.

      Read more: Xylella in Apulia: Review Finds no Evidence of Multiple Types - European Food Safety Authority

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        Smart Approach to Food Waste

        Too Good to Go (TGTG) was introduced to the UK last month – an app that was founded in Denmark in 2015 and that allows restaurants and other foodservice establishements to list their unsold food items. App users can then use their devices to select and pay for the food and then pick it up at a designated time from participating restaurants cafes and bakeries.

        Read more: Smart Approach to Food Waste

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          EPA Facilitation Assists Irish Researchers in Securing €7 Million in EU Funding for Environmental Research

          The EPA will host its 2016 National Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 Information Day on 7 October, in the Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin. The purpose of this event is to advise and support Irish researchers in internationalising their research and in forming new research partnerships, so that they can compete successfully for EU research funds under Horizon 2020. 

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            Distinguished Recorder Award 2016 Source - Biodiversity Ireland

            The Data Centre is seeking nominations for the Distinguished Recorder Award 2016. The annual award was established by the Data Centre in 2008 and is made to an individual or organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to the recording of Ireland’s biodiversity.

            Read more: Distinguished Recorder Award 2016 Source - Biodiversity Ireland

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              Consumer Spending Remains Stable in the UK

              Britain’s vote for Brexit has not lead to any significant slowdown in consumer spending according to a recent report published this week by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG. While GfK have recorded consumer confidence falling to its lowest point for more than 26 years in July, the immediate impact of this on UK consumer purchasing behaviour has been slight according to the BRC.

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                Call for 2016 National Organic Award Entries Coincides with Strong Organic Performance

                The performance of organic food and drink in Ireland has been considerably better than that of conventional grocery in Ireland in recent years. Organic retail sales year on year to late June 2016 showed growth of €22m, or 20%, bringing the total value of the sector to €136m according to Kantar WorldPanel data. Conventional grocery demonstrated just 3% growth for the same period.

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                  Bank of England Cuts Interest Rates in Half

                  Just six weeks after the Brexit referendum the Bank of England has announced a halving of interest rates from 0.5% down to 0.25%. This announcement was made on Thursday August 4th following further confirmation of poor economic performance in the service, manufacturing and construction sectors. The news of these cuts brought with it a reactionary drop in the pound back to £0.85 against the euro.

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                    Creed Announces "Significant Opportunity for New Female Entrepreneurs in Rural Areas"

                    The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD welcomed the launch of the second year of “ACORNS”, a six month part time development programme for aspiring rural female entrepreneurs. 

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                      Build a Design Career: Open day August 31st

                      Are you working or studying in horticulture, but would like to build a career in design or Landscape Architecture? Then get down to the amazing campus of Blackrock Further Education Institute (BFEI) this Wednesday to see how we can tailor a course to suit your needs.

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                        The Rise of the Smaller Brand

                        As millennials embrace products and brands which are made by smaller companies that use more natural ingredients and more transparent production processes, bigger companies and brands are having to pay heed.

                        According to an article in the Economist, from 2011 to 2015 large consumer packaged goods companies lost nearly 3 percentage points of market share. Nestle as an example, has missed its target sales growth of 5-6% 3 years running.

                        Read more: The Rise of the Smaller Brand