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CATEX plans November return
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Tourism Needs Sustainable Step Change
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Awards for Foodservice Suppliers

Organised by the industry for the industry, Food & Bev Live returns to the Citywest Dublin on the 4th and 5th February 2020. Continuing the event’s history of celebrating fblive1119excellence, next year’s show will see the launch of the IFSA’s - The Irish Foodservice Supplier Awards.
 A first of its kind in Ireland, the IFSA’s are a brand-new award scheme specifically aimed at highlighting product and service innovation within the Foodservice Industry. With six categories including best sustainable packaging product, best sustainable food product, energy efficiency innovation and supplier of the year; the awards will be judged by an independent panel, with a wealth of knowledge specific to the Industry.
Margaret Andreucetti, Food & Bev Live Sales Manager is pictured with Patrick Clement, IFSA Chairman.
 Speaking about the launch of the awards and the importance of providing a two day show that delivers for both exhibitors and visitors, Patrick Clement, IFSA Chairman comments:
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'Food Service Must Cut Waste' says Mahony

The Food service industry must play its part in reducing food waste,  Noel Mahony, chief executive of UK caterer BaxterStorey has said.firmtrio1019
He was speaking at the RDS Dublin to Irish industry leaders in an Afternoon Tea gathering hosted by The Firm, the specialist hospitality sector recruitment consultants.
Noel is pictured (on right) with Dermot Jewell and Micheline Corr of 'The Firm'
 Diets need to change and food waste must reduce dramatically if the food service industry is to meet 2030 agricultural emission targets, he said. The Paris Accord and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals  (SDG’s) are already driving a sea change in the retail and hospitality sector.


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Hotels dump food worth €180m.

 food0719The EPA released a research report last week – “Reducing Commercial Food Waste in Ireland”along with a number of Fact Sheets and an updated “Less Food Waste – More Profit”
The key figure for the Hotel Sector is the analysis that hotels throw away c. €180 million worth of edible food annually.  This works out at c. €200,000 per hotel in Ireland.  Hotels with large functions discard a much higher quantity than the average.
This research, carried out in 2018/19, confirms the statistics that the Green Hospitality Programme (GHP) has been presenting to the hotel sector for the past 5 years and, whilst some of the KPI’s are different, the scale of the challenge is absolutely clear.
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Cruise Gong for Cobh

Cobh in Co Cork has been named one of the world's most popular cruise destinations by a leading review site.


Cruise Critic recognised the Cork town as one of the best destinations in the world, winning in the Top-Rated British Isles & Western Europe Cruise Destination category.
 The awards are based entirely on consumer ratings submitted with their online reviews, with one quote saying: "I just went walking around the town and felt like I was at home there. I ate brunch at a local coffee shop and late afternoon lunch at a small local restaurant. I really enjoyed wandering around and feeling welcomed and happy."
 Destinations awarded in this year’s awards received the highest ratings among cruisers who cruised to the destination in the past year and shared their experiences on Cruise Critic.

Aviation honours McLoughlin

Dubai Duty Free’s Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Colm McLoughlin, was presented with the “Outstanding Contribution to the Aviation Industry” award at the annual Aviation Industry Awards in Dublin.


  McLoughlin, who celebrated his 50th anniversary in the duty free industry on 1st June 2019, was recognised for his extraordinary achievements over five decades and in particular for his role at the helm of Dubai Duty Free over the past 35 years. Dubai Duty Free, which is the largest single duty free retailer in the world, achieved record annual sales of US$2.015 billion in 2018.
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