23August2016

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ITB Horticulture Open Day

ITB Horticulture Open Day

This open evening is a great opportunity for second-level students, mature students, guidance counse...


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The Rise of the Smaller Brand

As millennials embrace products and brands which are made by smaller companies that use more natural ingredients and more transparent production processes, bigger companies and brands are having to pay heed.

According to an article in the Economist, from 2011 to 2015 large consumer packaged goods companies lost nearly 3 percentage points of market share. Nestle as an example, has missed its target sales growth of 5-6% 3 years running.

Read more: The Rise of the Smaller Brand

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    EPA Facilitation Assists Irish Researchers in Securing €7 Million in EU Funding for Environmental Research

    The EPA will host its 2016 National Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 Information Day on 7 October, in the Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin. The purpose of this event is to advise and support Irish researchers in internationalising their research and in forming new research partnerships, so that they can compete successfully for EU research funds under Horizon 2020. 

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      Distinguished Recorder Award 2016 Source - Biodiversity Ireland

      The Data Centre is seeking nominations for the Distinguished Recorder Award 2016. The annual award was established by the Data Centre in 2008 and is made to an individual or organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to the recording of Ireland’s biodiversity.

      Read more: Distinguished Recorder Award 2016 Source - Biodiversity Ireland

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        Consumer Spending Remains Stable in the UK

        Britain’s vote for Brexit has not lead to any significant slowdown in consumer spending according to a recent report published this week by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG. While GfK have recorded consumer confidence falling to its lowest point for more than 26 years in July, the immediate impact of this on UK consumer purchasing behaviour has been slight according to the BRC.

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          Call for 2016 National Organic Award Entries Coincides with Strong Organic Performance

          The performance of organic food and drink in Ireland has been considerably better than that of conventional grocery in Ireland in recent years. Organic retail sales year on year to late June 2016 showed growth of €22m, or 20%, bringing the total value of the sector to €136m according to Kantar WorldPanel data. Conventional grocery demonstrated just 3% growth for the same period.

          Read more: Call for 2016 National Organic Award Entries Coincides with Strong Organic Performance

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            Bank of England Cuts Interest Rates in Half

            Just six weeks after the Brexit referendum the Bank of England has announced a halving of interest rates from 0.5% down to 0.25%. This announcement was made on Thursday August 4th following further confirmation of poor economic performance in the service, manufacturing and construction sectors. The news of these cuts brought with it a reactionary drop in the pound back to £0.85 against the euro.

            Read more: Bank of England Cuts Interest Rates in Half

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              Third Edition of Buying Green! Handbook Published

              The Handbook - Buying Green! - A Handbook on green public procurement [pdf 2.87MB] - is the European Commission's main guidance document to help public authorities buy goods and services with a lower environmental impact. It is also a useful reference for policy makers and companies responding to green tenders. 

              Read more: Third Edition of Buying Green! Handbook Published

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                GLAS Horticulture Trade Show Growing Rapidly

                Over 1,000 nurserymen, garden centre operators, landscapers, groundsmen, arborists and other professionals from the leisure horticulture industry gathered at the annual GLAS horticulture trade exhibition, held at Dublin’s Citywest Convention Centre.

                Supported by Bord Bia, GLAS showcased the best in leisure horticulture, plants, products, machinery and services.

                Read more: GLAS Horticulture Trade Show Growing Rapidly

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                  Local Brands Continue to Outpace Global

                  Kantar Worldpanel just recently launched their 2015 Brand Footprint ranking, the study reveals how consumers around the world today are buying FMCG brands, as well as highlighting the opportunities that remain for brands to increase their footprint.

                  Read more: Local Brands Continue to Outpace Global

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                    Participant Plays Central Role During GrootGroenPlus 2016

                    For years, GrootGroenPlus has worked on the content side of the visitor's program. And that is also the case this year. However, the participants will also get a stronger, more central position this year, both when it comes to PR and at the trade show itself. Participants will get the opportunity to present themselves even better, and making a lot of valuable contacts in just a few days will be made much easier.

                    Read more: Participant Plays Central Role During GrootGroenPlus 2016

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                      Rabobank Renews Sponsorship Agreement GrootGroenPlus

                      Coöperatieve Rabobank De Zuidelijke Baronie U.A. in Zundert has renewed the sponsorship agreement for another three years. This had already been announced during the anniversary edition of GrootGroenPlus 2015. On Wednesday 5 October, during the 27th edition of the trade fair, John Oostvogels (Rabobank), David Bömer, and Wendy Vervaart will officially sign all the related documents.

                      Read more: Rabobank Renews Sponsorship Agreement GrootGroenPlus

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                        Garden Centre Association Announces UK Area Award Winners

                        THE GARDEN Centre Association (GCA) has recently revealed its area award winners during presentations held at member garden centres.

                        Awards were presented to garden centres in the North Thames, North West, South Thames, Wales & West, Midlands and North East regions with the winners in Scotland and Northern Ireland to be announced on August 31.

                        Read more: Garden Centre Association Announces UK Area Award Winners

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                          Become a Landscape Architect

                          Start your landscape architecture career with Blackrock Institute of Further Education

                          Are you interested in pursuing a life and world changing career in landscape architecture? Then look no further than Blackrock Institute of Further Education (BFEI/ formerly Senior College Dun Laoghaire). 

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                            SALTEX to Address Brexit Impact on Industry

                            SALTEX 2016’s all-encompassing and free-to-attend LEARNING LIVE programme is set to explore what impact leaving the European Union will have on the industry, when the exhibition opens its doors at the NEC, Birmingham on the 2 and 3 November.

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                              Spectacular Pageant of 70 Tractors Marks 70th Anniversary of the Coventry Produced Ferguson TE20

                              Massey Ferguson, a worldwide brand of AGCO (NYSE:AGCO), reports that enthusiastic crowds turned out to see the historic ’70 Tractors for 70 Years’ parade through the streets of the City of Coventry on 30 July.

                              The cavalcade and display of machines old and new was staged by Culture Coventry to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the start of production of the iconic Ferguson TE20 tractor. In July 1946, the first Ferguson TE20 tractor, affectionately known as the ‘Little Grey Fergie’, rolled off the assembly line at its former Banner Lane manufacturing plant in Coventry in the UK.

                              Read more: Spectacular Pageant of 70 Tractors Marks 70th Anniversary of the Coventry Produced Ferguson TE20

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                                New Site Structure at IPM ESSEN 2017 Convinces Exhibitors

                                Temporary Halls in Attractive Positions and with Optimum Visitor Guidance

                                The starting signal for the New Messe Essen was given on May 2, 2016. The comprehensive modernisation of the fair site in Essen with an investment volume of around Euro 90 million is in full swing. For IPM ESSEN 2017, that will mean: Halls 9 and 9.1 will be dispensed with.

                                Read more: New Site Structure at IPM ESSEN 2017 Convinces Exhibitors