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IGBF Christmas Lunch

Festive Cheer at IGBF Lunch The Irish grocery industry generously supported the annual IGBF Christmas Lunch. OVER 1,200 people from Ireland’s grocery industry gathered for the 2018 Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund Christmas Lunch, held at the Clayton Burlington Hotel on Friday, December 7, to raise funds for the industry charity. In its 55th year, this annual event, the biggest in the IGBF social calendar, officially marks the countdown to Christmas for the trade and brings together a host of attendees from supplier, retailer and support companies. Organised by Hotel Solutions, and hosted by Declan Ralph, Retail Development Director of BWG Foods, this year’s event saw entertainment by the Dublin Gospel Choir and Hit Machine Drummers, as well as comedian Deirdre O’Kane. The European Rugby Champions Cup also made a guest appearance on the day. Kindly sponsored by the National Lottery and PRM, the annual event is the biggest single fundraiser for the IGBF, this year raising over €230,000, thanks to the generous support of the trade. Other sponsors included BWG Wines & Spirits, Galberts, Heineken Ireland, Primline Sales & Marketing, Britvic Ireland, Avonmore, East Coast Bakehouse, Solus,

The TWIG Committee (l-r): Anne O’Brien: Category Manager, Musgrave Wholesale Partners; Sharon Yourell Lawlor, MD, Think Plan Do Consulting; Frances Higgins: Vice Chair of the Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund and Group Head of Promotions; and Paula Conlon, Customer Marketing Controller, Heineken Ireland.

Pictured is the IGBF Committee and Members, following their meeting in advance of the Annual IGBF Christmas lunch.

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Retail News, is Ireland’s longest established FMCG B2B magazine. It has been around for over 60 years, from the birth of the supermarket, th...

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Retail News, is Ireland’s longest established FMCG B2B magazine. It has been around for over 60 years, from the birth of the supermarket, th...

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