A new initiative involving small food businesses, SuperValu and State agencies is expected to create 300 jobs.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has predicted that Ireland will become the fastest growing producer of dairy products over the next decade leading to tens of thousands of jobs as he announced 300 new jobs in the food industry.
The Food Academy Start programme involves a collaboration between Bord Bia, SuperValu and Local Enterprise Offices with the start up companies securing listings for their products with SuperValu which has 223 stores nationwide.
Bord Bia chief executive Aidan Cotter said participation in the Food Academy Start programme provides artisan food producers with direct access to expertise in branding, market research, purchasing, packaging and retail distribution.
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