Ireland’s economy is expected to rise by 4.8% this year and 4.4% next year. This is great news for Irish SMEs, the largest body of employers in the country.
Ireland is one of Europe’s best places to be an owner of a SME. That’s according to Ireland’s Small Business Act (SBA) Factsheet for 2015, released by the European Commission.
The value of the Irish food and drink industry's exports in 2015 exceeded €10.8 billion, breaking all previous records. This represents an increase of 3% on 2014’s figures and is the sixth consecutive year of export growth.
Whatever way you look at it, it’s far more cost effective to retain an existing customer than it is to win a new one. Customer retention is a crucial part of growing your business.
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For Irish health food stores it’s vital to keep abreast of industry trends and consumer demands. Here are some of the growing markets tipped for continued growth in 2016.
The Irish Beef Industry is enjoying a boom at the minute within the German market. It has in fact grown six-fold in as many years.
The demand for Irish food services is growing. According to a study published by Bord Bia, the total value of the food service market in Ireland has grown to €6.13 billion.
Irish SMEs have taken to e-commerce more successfully and in greater numbers than their EU counterparts.
Irish dairy producers are experiencing a rise in fortunes recently. The long-imposed milk quotas have been lifted and dairy farmers are reaping the rewards.