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Supermarkets

Members of the NI Institute of Agricultural Science visited Hughes Mushrooms near Dungannon last week.
By Peter McCann on 21 September 2017
Irish food brands have once again proven to be strong performers in the Irish grocery market, according to the Checkout Top 100 Brands listings.
By Eoin Lowry on 14 September 2017
Tesco comeback puts SuperValu under pressure
Tesco joined Aldi in achieving the fastest grocery sales growth in the past 12 weeks, but SuperValu remained on top, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel.
By Thomas Hubert on 31 August 2017
Lorcan Allen speaks to Angel Versetti, chief executive of Ambrosus, a blockchain technology company that aims to bring greater transparency to the food supply chains.
By Lorcan Allen on 15 August 2017
My farming week: Billy Logan, W & R Logan / East Lothian Produce, Haddington
Cabbage and sprouts grower Billy Logan speaks to Odile Evans about labour challenges and farm audits.
By Odile Evans on 15 July 2017
Phelim O’Neill and Lorcan Allen analyse last week’s announcement that ABP are acquiring a 50% stake in the Northern Ireland meat processor Linden Foods.
By Phelim O'Neill on 29 June 2017
Disruption in the grocery market may put further downward pressure on food prices, as new competitors challenge traditional grocery retailers, writes Eoin Lowry
By Eoin Lowry on 29 June 2017
After 17 years in Ireland, Lidl continues to grow from strength to strength. John Paul Scally discusses the German discounter’s future strategy with Eoin Lowry.
By Eoin Lowry on 06 June 2017
The devaluation of sterling over the last 12 months has seen the cost of food rise 2.5% for Sainsbury’s.
By Lorcan Allen on 11 May 2017
"We now have a cheap food policy in the EU and livestock and crops are being produced in many cases at less than the cost of production" – Phil Healy, Ardfert, Co Kerry
By Letters to the Editor on 11 May 2017
Profits up 30% at Tesco in 2016 as it returns to growth
Operating profits at the UK retailer grew 30% to reach £1.3bn in 2016.
By Eoin Lowry on 12 April 2017
The erosion of the purchasing and bargaining power of farmers is so clear that sensible regulation of the market is essential.
By Matt Dempsey on 23 March 2017
Ciaran Fitzgerald looks at supermarket buying power and its impact on innovation in the food industry.
By Contributor on 16 March 2017
Dunnes keeps its place as top supermarket while Tesco's sales fall
For the first time, Dunnes Stores has held on to it's place as the top Irish retailer and Aldi got an extra 20,000 customers into its stores to start 2017.
By Amy McShane on 22 March 2017
One of the starkest images on TV recently, was rows of empty supermarket shelves. These were not, as you might expect in Moscow, but in London. Brendan Dunleavy reports.
By Contributor on 09 March 2017
Department
Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has said his department is close to resolving the ban of Kerrygold butter in the US state of Wisconsin.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 03 March 2017
Number of organic suckler herds up 70%
The organic market has seen massive growth since the turn of the century, with global sales rising to €76.7bn.
By Amy McShane on 07 March 2017
Petition opposes Wisconsin ban on Kerrygold butter
An online petition has been launched to repeal a law in the US state of Wisconsin which bans imported butter from being sold in supermarkets.
By Peter McCann on 02 March 2017
IFA poultry chair Nigel Renaghan is calling on the Department and Irish retailers to minimise the damage that could be done to the free-range industry if birds remain housed past 17 March.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 24 February 2017
Taking away free-range status 'not viable' for Irish farmers
Removing free-range status from farmers could cost €3/bird difference between free-range and housed birds.
By Amy McShane on 21 February 2017
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