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RTÉ Radio 1: Morning Ireland: Gill Stedman RTÉ Morning Ireland speaks to Kieran Rumley about the impact of the pandemic on Irish Food and Drink SMEs.

September 9, 2020 Profiles and Interviews

Gill Stedman speaks to Kieran Rumley about the impact of the pandemic on Irish Food and Drink SMEs.

More than half of top Irish food and drink SMEs anticipate a decline in sales revenues this year due to ongoing Covid-19 impacts on their businesses, according to research conducted by Love Irish Food.

The not-for-profit organisation, established in 2009 to help safeguard the future of Irish food and drink brands, found in a survey undertaken in Q2 and early Q3 of this year, that a third of its SME member brands expect sales to fall steeply (by more than 15%) in 2020, with 54% believe their sales value will be down overall while 41% of member brands expecting their business to be up, year on year, and with 5% seeing no change

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