• Increasing the logistics efficiency of fresh food exports

      Henchion, Maeve; O'Reilly, Paul; Pitts, Eamonn; Crowley, James; Dolan, Martina; Keary, Roisin; Collins, Alan (Teagasc, 1999-10)
      This report is concerned with the impact on the competitiveness of the Irish food processing industry of the logistics process in the food chain including transport, storage and distribution.
    • Irish retail grocery buyers: evaluation of products and suppliers

      Cantillon, Philip; O'Reilly, Paul; Collins, Alan (Teagasc, 2001-02)
      Over the last number of years the structure of the Irish grocery market has changed dramatically. The impact of external shocks, such as the arrival of Tesco, Aldi and Lidl, simply compounded the effect of changes already in process including the rollout of centralised distribution practices and the repositioning of indigenous retailers' private labels. It is argued that these events have influenced grocery buyers' selection processes as reflected in the criteria they use to evaluate suppliers.
    • Opportunities in the Irish foodservice sector for small manufacturers

      O'Connell, Sinead; Henchion, Maeve; Collins, Alan (Teagasc, 2004-09)
      The foodservice sector offers significant opportunities for some small-scale food manufacturers. This research provides information to help them exploit this opportunity through a survey of 100 food buyers in the hotel sub-sector.