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BWG Foods Trade Show 2018 is a huge success

Record €23 million Sales Generated at Ireland’s Largest Retail Trade Event Indicative of Positive Consumer Demand

More than 1,000 independent retailers from the across the country attended Ireland’s largest retail trade event hosted by leading grocery retail group BWG Foods in the Citywest Hotel Dublin last week, generating a record €23 million in sales for exhibiting suppliers.

Commenting, Leo Crawford, Group Chief Executive of BWG Group, said “The significant increase in sales generated by grocery retailers at this year’s BWG Trade Show is indicative of improving consumer demand. A number of factors, including the recent warm weather, have all contributed to an increasingly positive retail climate. From our analysis, with the World Cup tournament to look forward to among other things, we expect the buoyant consumer demand to continue into the second half of 2018.”

Over 200 indigenous and multinational suppliers, spanning categories including health and wellness, fresh food, pre-prepared meals, chilled produce, beverages and confectionery, received exclusive access to approximately 3,000 retail representatives across the SPAR, EUROSPAR, MACE, Londis and XL retail brands, who together have combined annual retail sales of approximately €1.8 billion.

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