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Food Academy

Supporting the Growth of Ireland’s Food and Drink Industry

*Please note the closing date for applications is the 16th of September 2019*

Food Academy is a training programme aimed at supporting and nurturing early stage food businesses. The Local Enterprise Office South Dublin has joined forces with Bord Bía and SuperValu on this initiative to provide a consistent level of food marketing knowledge to early-stage food business owners.

At the final workshop, participants will get the opportunity to present their product to a panel from SuperValu and if successful, can participate in a trial based in local shops, which in the right circumstances, could progress over time to a national listing with SuperValu. There is no guarantee of your product being listed as part of the programme. However, the majority of products do proceed to trial with Supervalu.

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*Please note the closing date for applications is the 16th of September 2019*

Programme Objectives

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of the tools which can be used to assess market gaps for your product
  • Understand core technical issues facing your food or drink business
  • Learn how to grow sales for your product range through better branding and packaging design
  • Gain all of the tools and knowledge necessary to launch and build a successful food business in Ireland 

Who can participate?

The Food Academy is aimed at those in the early to mid-stages of developing a food or drink business. Selection criteria will apply. 

How much does it cost?

The Academy costs €200 and is inclusive of all course materials, training and mentoring. If you are pre-approved you will receive a link to make your payment online.

Next date - October 16th 2019

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