Oakland hosts Breaking into Irish Retail event

Redditch: UK producers and manufacturers are invited to attend a Breaking into Irish Retail event on Wednesday 21 September at the Abbey Hotel in Redditch, Worcester hosted by Oakland International.

A multi-temperature supply chain specialist, Oakland International has depots in the UK and Ireland, and the event will focus on the Irish retail market and the complexities of supply chain integration.

Keynote speakers attending the event include: Steve Young, logistics director Musgrave Ireland, Liam Gilbert, analyst, IGD, Declan Cleary, commercial manager from Brian Caffrey International, and Tadhg O’Donovan, sales and marketing manager from Glenilen Farm.

The speakers will discuss how potential UK exporters can overcome perceived barriers to the Irish market and the opportunities that Ireland presents.

Steve Young (left), logistics director Musgrave Ireland with Dean Attwell, managing director Oakland International

Dean Attwell, managing director, Oakland International says: “Having successfully held this type of event previously in Ireland we are well-placed to understand Ireland’s retailer market, able to support UK producers wishing to explore the many opportunities available.”

Barriers to export from the UK have primarily been supply chain costs and Irish retail compliance with suppliers in the UK acknowledged for having high quality products and viewed by the Irish as a preferred ‘local’ country of origin,

Gaining first-hand insight in to Ireland’s marketplace is a must for all UK producers with industry’s attention focused on supply chain efficiencies, Attwell says.