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New fish facility for Killybegs promises 70 new jobs Up to 70 new jobs could be created in Donegal with development of one of the world’s largest bio-marine ingredients facility in Killybegs. Bord Bia & Google Launch Digital Food Hub Training Programme Bord Bia and Google Ireland have launched the Digital Food Hub, a new training programme to help Irish food businesses to maximize their online presence and sales. 60% of Irish People Eat Fish Regularly Six out of ten (60%) Irish people eat fish at least once a week according to the latest Consumer Intelligence survey by Empathy Research. Of the 926 participants, more men (64%) than women (58%) are likely to intake fish regularly. Irish ambitions to become global player in seafood industry Ireland’s seafood industry has the potential to achieve €1 billion in sales by 2020 creating 3,000 new jobs in the process, according to a BIM organised industry conference titled “Irish Seafood – Becoming a Global Player”. Irish consumers spending 5% more on fish According to a Kantar Worldpanel report on the fish market in 2012, Irish consumption grew during 2012 as consumers purchased within the category more frequently. Irish Consumers More Likely To Purchase From Familiar Brands 67% Of Irish Respondents Would Consider Value Options. A new study conducted by Nielsen has found that 60% of Irish consumers prefer to buy new products from a familiar brand. Market opportuntities highlighted at Bord Bia Small Business Open Day According to latest Kantar Worldpanel data presented at the annual Bord Bia Small Business Open Day, the current value of the Irish grocery market is €9 billion with average grocery spend per household at €5,400 per annum. Acquisitions, mergers rise in food sector A 32% rise in the value of merger and acquisition activity in the Irish food and beverage sector, to €726m, was recorded in 2012.


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