SPAR to introduce contactless donations for Make-A-Wish  

SPAR is currently trialling an innovative digital ‘Smart Poster’ collection solution in its nationwide network of more than 400 local stores that allows customers to donate to SPAR’s official charity partner Make-A-Wish Ireland via their mobile telephones.   Since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, many people don’t carry cash anymore, which has had a [...]

SPAR Teams up with Seamus Coleman for Better Choices Campaign

SPAR Better Choices gives customers healthier options in-store and helpful shopping lists and recipes online to plan for summer days out and nights in Republic of Ireland and Everton captain, Seamus Coleman, launched SPAR’s Better Choices summer 2021 campaign, available now in SPAR stores nationwide. SPAR has extended its Better Choices range for summer 2021, [...]

2021-07-05T07:50:10+00:00 July 5th, 2021|Brands & Stores, Business News, Media & PR|

Irish Brands Fulfil and Mude gain access to the SPAR international retail store network, spread across four continents

Fulfil and Mude nominated to lucrative Challenger Brand Programme by BWG Foods, owner of SPAR Ireland Two of Ireland’s most exciting food brands, Fulfil and Mude, have secured potentially highly valuable commercial agreements with SPAR International, as part of the group’s Challenger Brand Programme which connects the SPAR network across the world with pioneering food [...]

2021-06-21T07:34:24+00:00 June 21st, 2021|Brands & Stores, Business News, Media & PR|

Hospitality industry survey finds that 70% of businesses intend to reopen in June, despite 58% expecting to make a loss or just break even

60% of hospitality businesses surveyed to experience difficulty in filling roles Government supports key to survival of nine in 10 hospitality businesses since beginning of pandemic, survey finds   May, 2021 – Following a prolonged period of closure due to Covid-19 restrictions, 70% of hospitality businesses, including restaurants, cafes and pubs, intend to open to [...]

2021-05-25T10:50:47+00:00 May 25th, 2021|Brands & Stores, Business News, Media & PR|

Fruitful Season for Strawberry Suppliers

Pictured is BWG Foods’ Chief Operations Officer Simon Marriott at the group’s National Distribution Centre in Kilcarbery, taking delivery of the first Irish strawberries of the season to hit supermarket and convenience store shelves as the business announces a projected sales increase of over 20 percent on last year for the queen of the berries. [...]

2021-04-28T09:22:43+00:00 April 28th, 2021|Brands & Stores, Media & PR, Uncategorized|

BWG Foods continues to provide professional development opportunities by shifting its BWG Academy online

1,272 Retailers and Staff achieve industry-recognised qualifications since March 2020 BWG Foods, one of Ireland’s leading retail groups, has continued to provide vital training and upskilling for its independent retailers through the Covid-19 pandemic by reimagining its pioneering employee professional development initiative, BWG Academy, to a wholly online training and education resource.   The BWG [...]

SPAR team up with Ireland manager Stephen Kenny to launch SPAR FAI School Zone

SPAR team up with Ireland manager Stephen Kenny to launch SPAR FAI School Zone Four Weeks of Football Themed Primary School Lessons Designed By School Teachers and proudly sponsored by SPAR As part of SPAR’s continued commitment to primary school children and teachers, a new SPAR FAI School Zone was launched today with Republic of [...]

BWG Foods Launches Ambitious New Sustainability Strategy with Installation of 800 Solar Panels at National Distribution Centre

  BWG Foods, one of Ireland’s leading wholesalers and retailers, has announced that approximately €25 million will be invested in an ambitious four year sustainability strategy aimed at significantly reducing the environmental impact of its large-scale nationwide supply chain.   As part of the new strategy, BWG Foods is switching to cleaner energies and has [...]

Adults with Down syndrome struggle with isolation and job losses as a result of Covid-19, according to Down syndrome Ireland (DSI)

Down syndrome Ireland launch fundraising campaign alongside charity partners MACE to provide new online education course to older adults with Down syndrome in Ireland   80% of adults with Down syndrome are unable to find courses accessible in their local communities.   96% of graduates employed following DSI’s Ability Programme have been furloughed, with 2 [...]

2021-02-22T09:11:02+00:00 February 22nd, 2021|Brands & Stores, Business News, Media & PR, Responsibility|

Londis announce LauraLynn as official charity partner with donation of €10,000

Londis is delighted to announce that LauraLynn Ireland’s Children’s Hospice will be its new national charity partner for the next two years, vowing to help the Children’s Hospice fulfil their mission to provide essential personalised care to children with palliative care needs.   LauraLynn is the only specialist hospice in Ireland to care for children with [...]