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Supermarkets

Co Meath beef and sheep farmer Ronan Delany wonders why more isn't being made of our grass-based beef systems.
By Ronan Delany on 09 November 2017
Deputy chief executive Roger Burnley will replace the outgoing Sean Clarke as chief executive from January 2018.
By Lorcan Allen on 02 November 2017
Modern supermarket packaging means that beef for the Christmas market is packed during November, writes Phelim O'Neill.
By Phelim O'Neill on 02 November 2017
SuperValu and Tesco tied in grocery race
With Dunnes Stores breathing down their neck, competition is at its highest between food retailers as consumers return to branded products, according to Kantar Worldpanel.
By Thomas Hubert on 23 October 2017
Food economist Ciaran Fitzgerald questions supermarket dominance in the food supply chain and highlights how it stifles innovation and limits competition.
By Contributor on 12 October 2017
Supermarkets have ‘super power’ over farmers – Commissioner Phil Hogan
The Commissioner was speaking at a Food Safety Authority of Ireland conference in Dublin on Friday.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 06 October 2017
UK groceries code adjudicator Christine Tacon was in NI last week speaking at a NIFDA event. David Wright reports.
By David Wright on 28 September 2017
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
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