Welcome to the Love Irish Food – ‘Green Ireland’ Podcast Series with host Conall O Móráin.
Love Irish Food is dedicated to sustainable and local Irish food and drinks brands. Supporting the many thousands of jobs and communities that depend on the Irish food industry. To listen to the Love Irish Food – ‘Green Ireland’ Podcast Series and see a full list of local Irish food brands, visit Loveirishfood.ie. In this series, we will be looking at topics effecting the Irish food industry,reaching from the shop local movement, funding, selling online, digital marketing and so much. And we have exceptional Irish food talent lined up to give their tips, insights and knowledge. And all in a convenient30 minute size ‘bite’. Recorded in the Dublin Podcast Studio.
Episode 1 – “Green Planet” – Sustainability through the Support Local Movement with host Conall O Móráin and guests Sian Young, Britvic Ireland, Michael McCambridge, McCambridge Bread
Welcome to the first episode of the Love Irish Food – ‘Green Ireland’ Podcast Series with host Conall O Móráin where speaks to guests Sian Young, Head of People and Planet, Britvic Ireland, Michael McCambridge, Owner, McCambridge Bread about their sustainability journey.
Episode 2 – “Selling Online with a Green Heart” – Digital Marketing and E-Commerce Platforms
In the second episode, Conall O Móráin speaks to guests Mary Sadlier, Owner, Coole Swan and Suzanne Walsh, Brand Manager Ireland, Flahavan’s about pivoting your business on-line.
Episode 3 – July “Green for Growth” – Investment and Growth in Ireland
– Release date 2/7/21
In the third episode, Conall O Móráin speaks to guests Alison Cowzer, Co-Founder, East Coast Bakehouse, Tom Gannon and Niall McGrath, Co-founders of Cali Cali Foods about traditional investment from banks v. new alternative methods of funding.
EPISODE 4 – August -“THE GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME” – MAKING AN INTERNATIONAL BRAND FROM HOME
Release date 30/7/21
Love Irish Food is synonymous with local Irish brands from heritage brands like Flavahan’s, to iconic brands like Ballymaloe to home grown recent successes such as Rye River and East Coast Bakehouse. How does a brand make that leap from the green, green grass of home to become a success internationally? Besides hard work…What do you need to make it happen internationally? The right distribution network? What communications strategies are best to build brand awareness and presence abroad? Chasing the diaspora or do people seek to eat irish food globally?
In this fascinating episode, Conall O Morain speaks to Maxine Hyde who runs Ballymaloe Foods in Little Island, Cork. The company was established 30 years ago by her mother, Yasmin, the daughter of Myrtle Allen. Tom Cronin, Rye River Brewing who having gained more than 25 years’ experience working for drinks giants including Heineken and Molson Coors, Tom Cronin moved in 2013 to become a director of Rye River Brewing Company – a craft brewery that now has a range of more than 30 beers under six brands. Peter Maguire, Rye River Brewing with over 15 years’ experience, having held various positions in customer business development, sales team leadership and principle management within Richmond Marketing, Pernod Ricard (IDL), Nestle Ireland and Boramic Candles. Together, Tom Cronin and Peter Maguire and their team have not only created a hugely successful local brand in the domestic Irish market but established their brands worldwide.
EPISODE 5 – September – “What is Green? Irish Food Brands – What do they mean to us?” -Checkout Top 100 Brands 2021 Analysis – Release Date – 15/09/21
In the 5th episode of the Green Ireland Podcast Series, host, Conall O Morain explores the landscape of Irish food and drink brands in 2021 and is joined by Maev Martin, Editor of Checkout, Ireland’s leading B2B grocery retail trade magazine and Kieran Rumley, Executive Director, Love Irish Food, formerly marketing director at Batchelors.
Checkout Top 100 Brands is the most anticipated Grocery Retail publication of the year and is widely regarded as the definitive guide to Ireland’s biggest and best selling brands. In this episode, the audience will get an insight into what Irish brands have climbed the rankings and discover if Irish brands have unique characteristics that make them local.
Kieran Rumley has driven growth of the Love Irish Food symbol to a consumer awareness level of 88%. 2021 saw a big increase in new members joining Love Irish Food. Now with over 70 companies, equating to nearly 100 Irish food and drink brands, there is recognition of Love Irish Food as the key provenance indicator for Irish food and drink brands. Kieran discusses trends in the food and drink industry and highlights the activity of Irish food and drink brands.