Waterford Roasters Coffee House Lane join Musgrave’s FoodService Academy

Musgrave MarketPlace has launched a new programme in association with Bord Bia to promote and grow Irish food companies. Nine producers have been selected for the first FoodService Academy project which will introduce these companies to their FoodService customers which include over 6,000 businesses ranging from hotels and restaurants to pubs and nursing homes.

Family run coffee roasters Coffee House Lane is just one of the chosen nine and this opportunity to develop and grow into the fod service industry is a great boost for business and an exciting new development.

Founder Mark Bergin commented, “We were very lucky to have been involved with the SuperValu FoodAcademy from day one. Back in 2014 we were among the first graduates of the SuperValu Food Academy “Start” programme and following that we secured a place on the first SuperValu “Advance” programme. According to Bord Bia, the ‘out of home’ market is now worth €6.37bn and this is forecasted to grow to almost €6.9bn by 2018 so it is a great opportunity for us to explore and develop our product for this particular market with the help and guidance of Musgrave Marketplace and the FoodService Academy.”

Coffee House Lane have benefited greatly from their exposure to SuperValu customers but it is their award winning blends that have ensured their continued participation in Musgrave’s programmes.

The FoodService Academy programme takes place over four months, comprising of workshops and mentoring. Representatives from Musgrave MarketPlace will participate in the workshops, sharing practical insights and experience to help the companies understand areas such as supplier set-up, food safety requirements and distribution model as well as sales and the marketing support.

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