Press release from Bord BiaBord Bia Launches Retail Guide for Small Food Businesses
| Bord Bia Small Business Open Day 2014 - 29/01/2014 - Small Irish food businesses are optimistic about their growth prospects according to the findings of a recent Bord Bia food industry survey (December 2013). Almost 70% of those surveyed stated that they expect their business to grow in 2014 and almost half claimed to have increased their turnover in 2013. The results of the survey were shared with over 170 small food businesses gathered in Dublin today for Bord Bia’s fourth annual Small Business Open Day where companies received information on the range of programmes and facilities available to support further growth and business development. Bord Bia works with over 400 small food businesses with an annual turnover of some €400 million. Approximately 3,000 people are directly employed in the sector and in 2013, 187 companies were approved a total of almost €1 million in marketing grants. Pictured at the Open Day were Aidan Cotter, Chief Executive Bord Bia, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, TD, Helena Hickey, Skeaghanore Duck Ballydehob, West Cork and Hannah O' Reilly, Improper Butter, Dublin. Photo Credit: Gary O' Neill|
Bord Bia has launched a new ‘Guide to Retail for Small Food Producers’, a practical tool for small food businesses to assist them in winning and growing business in the Irish retail sector. The guide was shared with over 170 small foodbusinesses gathered in Dublin today for Bord Bia’s fourth annual Small Business Open Day, where companies received information on a range of programmes and facilities available to them. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, was in attendance to deliver the opening address. Please see Notes to Editor for an overview of the event. According to a recent Bord Bia food industry survey (December 2013), small Irish food businesses are optimistic about their growth prospects with 67% of those surveyed expecting business to grow in 2014 while almost half increased turnover in 2013.