Calling All Regional Food Producers
Published: 10th February 2014
Would you like to be included in the MidlandsIreland.ie Regional Food Producers Directory? participate in a Regional Producers Showcase Event? have the opportunity to avail of one to one mentoring to help grow your business?
The Midland Regional Authority under the ‘MidlandsIreland.ie’ brand is currently working in partnership with a number of state agencies including Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland, Midland County Enterprise Boards, and Lakelands & Inland Waterways (Waterways Ireland and Fáilte Ireland) to develop a Regional Food Producers Directory for the Midlands.
The directory will be divided into the following sectoral categories: Bakery; Beverages; Confectionery; Cookery Schools/ Catering; Dairy; Meats; Organic; Prepared Foods; Preserves and Produce. It should be noted that there is no fee for inclusion as the production costs are borne by the agencies involved.
The Directory will be launched by Minister Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Food & The Marine at a regional showcase event which is taking place on the evening of the April 7th 2014 in Portlaoise. Service providers in the region, and food buyers from both multiples and select independent retailers will be invited to attend. This is an ideal opportunity for food producers in our region to highlight the vast range of high quality products available and meet face to face the many agencies supporting the Irish food and beverage sector.
On the afternoon of Monday April 7th, participants will be offered the opportunity to reserve a free ‘one to one’ mentoring slot with experts in the following fields:
• Technical –Food Safety / Labelling /Packaging Requirements / Packaging Design
• Sales- Routes to Market / Buyer Meetings / Branding
• Distribution – Finding and Working with Distributors
• Markets - Marketing Strategy
• Finance- Pricing and Costing
If you are a Midlands based producer or know of a Midlands based producer, who would like to be included in this directory, participate in the showcase or avail of a mentoring slot, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.