COVID-19 collapse: how sales fell 91% for one Irish food business
Lorcan Allen
Lorcan Allen speaks to Barry Murphy, managing director of Coolhull Farm, about the incredibly difficult year his family-owned food business has been through due to COVID-19.
Ireland’s food service industry could take years to recover fully from COVID-19
Lorcan Allen speaks to Maureen Gahan, Bord Bia’s food service specialist, about the impact of COVID-19 on the industry and the long-term prospects for food service operators.
Brexit, COVID-19 and ecommerce – the future of grocery retail in Ireland
Lorcan Allen speaks to Malachy O’Connor, a veteran of the grocery retail industry, to get his views on the impact COVID-19 and Brexit has had on the supermarket sector.
Short supply chains for food: do they really add up?
Short food supply chains and direct-to-consumer selling are often touted as solutions to weak farm incomes. But does the model add up? Lorcan Allen reports.
A return to value shopping will be the big trend after COVID-19, says Lidl boss
Lorcan Allen speaks to JP Scally, chief executive of Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland, about the unprecedented challenges presented to the grocery retail sector by COVID-19.
Brown to green: Bord na Móna’s transformation into a climate solutions company
In a wide-ranging interview, Bord na Móna chief executive Tom Donnellan outlines his vision for the future of the company and how it can help tackle the climate crisis. Lorcan Allen reports.
Solving the ammonia conundrum on farms
Irish agribusiness Easyfix built its success on best-in-class animal welfare solutions. Now, it is turning its attention to the sustainability agenda, writes Lorcan Allen.
Consumers returned to premium meats and known brands during COVID-19 crisis
Fiona Sweeney, strategic marketing director at Kerry Group, outlines the major consumer trends she noticed over the last year.
Carbery reports steady profits for 2020
The west Cork dairy co-op reported steady profits for its 2020 financial year despite an unprecedented 12 months for the business. Lorcan Allen examines the figures.
14 April 2021 News
Carbery eyes potential acquisitions to fuel further growth
The west Cork dairy co-op, Carbery, has come through 2020 in sound financial health. Jack Kennedy and Lorcan Allen report.
14 April 2021 News
Outlook for milk prices in 2021 is positive – Dairygold chief
Dairygold chief executive Jim Woulfe says the supply and demand balance in global dairy markets is in good shape for 2021.
7 April 2021 News
Dairygold records strong underlying performance for 2020
Despite the significant disruption caused by COVID-19 last year, Dairygold recorded a strong underlying performance in its core dairy business, writes Lorcan Allen.
7 April 2021 News