Calling All Regional Food Producers
Published: 31st January 2014
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) develop a Regional Food Producers Directory for the Midland region.
The directory will be divided into sectoral categories and include 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.
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, to which service providers in the region, food writers and food buyers from both multiples and select independent retailers will be invited. 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.
Should you wish to reserve a free space at the showcase event or to reserve a ‘one to one’ mentoring slot with experts in the following fields which may be of interest to your business please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org :
1. Technical –Food Safety / Labelling /Packaging Requirements / Packaging Design
2. Sales- Routes to Market / Buyer Meetings / Branding
3. Distribution – Finding and Working with Distributors
4. Markets - Marketing Strategy
5. Finance- Pricing and Costing
A high level of interest in this mentoring opportunity, sessions must be pre-booked in advance to avoid disappointment.