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2014-01-01 Farm Income Review 2013

Farm Income Review 2013

2011-08-10 Submission on Code of Practice for Designated Grocery Goods Undertakings

Submission to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on Code of Practice for Designated Grocery Goods Undertakings

2010-04-27 "Food Supply Chain - Retail Code of Practice"

Presentation by IFA President John Bryan to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Enterprise, Trade & Employment on "Food Supply Chain - Retail Code of Practice"

2010-02-24 Equity for Farmers in the Food Supply Chain

Equity for farmers in the Food Supply Chain. A message to retailers, processors and food suppliers - the food supply chain is broken.
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2014-03-31

FAIRER RETURNS TO PRODUCERS WILL BE REAL TEST OF NEW REGULATIONS FOR RETAILERS
Reacting to the announcement by the Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton that regulations are to be introduced to ensure fairness in the food chain, IFA President Eddie Downey said the real test of the new legislation would be a fairer return to producers which covers the cost of production and leaves a margin to reward their work and investment.

2014-03-27

SURVEY SHOWS THAT CONSUMERS WANT RETAIL REGULATION TO DELIVER FAIR PRICE TO FARMERS
Reacting to the Agri-Aware survey which shows that almost 9 out of 10 people think legislation should be introduced to ensure that farmers receive a fair price from supermarkets, IFA President Eddie Downey welcomed the strong endorsement of the Association’s view that regulation of retailers is needed.

2013-12-19

STRICT REGULATIONS ON RETAILERS NEEDED TO STAMP OUT HERD MENTALITY OF BELOW-COST SELLING
IFA President John Bryan has accused the Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton of dithering on regulation, while retailers abuse their dominant position and decimate jobs and small businesses as they vie for footfall with unsustainable prices for fresh food.

2013-11-29

FAIRER RETURN TO PRODUCERS WILL BE REAL TEST OF NEW REGULATIONS FOR RETAILERS
Reacting to the Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Sean Sherlock’s address to Seanad Eireann last week on the regulation of practices in the grocery goods sector, IFA President John Bryan said the the new legislation would be judged by its effectiveness in curbing retailer dominance and securing more equity in the food supply chain for primary producers.
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I Love Ham Sandwiches!
 
www.facebook.com/bordbia. Join the conversation on Twitter using the #ilovehamsandwiches tag
 
Bord Bia is celebrating Ireland’s love of the humble ham sandwich.
 
The humble ham sandwich remains a champion in our homes with 79% of people saying it still forms a key component of important family gatherings. Bord Bia today launched the I Love Ham Sandwiches campaign to encourage consumers to be proud to admit their affection for the staple food item and to look for the Bord Bia Quality Mark when purchasing sliced ham and bacon to make sure that it has been produced to the highest standards. 
 
The research* shows that when it comes to ham sandwiches our tastes remain simple with 44% of people choosing to eat plain ham or ham with butter or mayonnaise in their sandwiches The second favourite choice at 23% was for the classic ham and cheese either on plain or toasted bread.
 
Other key research findings about our habits show that:
•         The “Tea and Ham Sandwiches” phenomenon is alive and well with 59% of people admitting that they always have a cuppa when enjoying a ham sandwich
•         49% of people said they used two slices of ham in their sandwiches but 2 out of 3 admit to eating a sneaky slice when making it!
•         Our preference is to cut ham sandwiches diagonally with 42% preparing them in this way, however 1 in 5 admit to not cutting their sandwich at all – just tucking straight in!
•         Showing that food choice can be a reflection of personality, females chose wafer-thin ham as their favourite while men preferred it thick-cut (37%)
 
Teresa Brophy, Ireland Market Manager, Bord Bia said “This campaign is focusing on our nostalgia for the Ham Sandwich and to encourage consumers to be proud to say “I love ham sandwiches” again. We are also encouraging people to choose ham and bacon with the Bord Bia Quality Mark to ensure that it has been produced to the highest standards”.
 
As part of the campaign a special video featuring Gift Grub characters Roy Keane and Daniel O’Donnell was created and can be viewed on www.facebook.com/bordbia. Consumers can also enter competitions and receive simple ham and bacon recipe ideas. Join the conversation on Twitter using the #ilovehamsandwiches tag.

 

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