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The Supervalu ‘Food Start-up of the Year’ award was given to Nobó Dairy-Free Ice Cream at the recent Lovin Dublin Live Show. The judging panel saw a level of quality, originality, and market-readiness which separated it from the hundreds of other competitors. Nobó will receive €5,000 cash, €4,000 of legal services from Philip Lee, PR support from PR 360, mentorship from leading Irish retail guru James Burke, and much more.

Speaking at the event, SuperValu Trading Director, Eamon Howell said: “At SuperValu, we are committed to providing our shoppers with great quality food along with new and innovative products. As the number one retail supporter of the Irish food industry, we feel a huge sense of pride in our long-standing relationships with suppliers that we have helped grow and expand their businesses over the years.  Through the Food Academy programme, we work hand in hand with budding artisan food producers, providing them with the opportunity to trial their products in local SuperValu stores initially and then grow their partnership with us as they scale their business and supply more SuperValu stores, creating local jobs in the process. As SuperValu stores are independently owned and operated, our retailers are perfectly placed to support suppliers in scaling their business at a sustainable pace. At the same time, it allows our retailers to provide customers with a tailored local offer, stocking products which you cannot buy in other supermarkets.”

Foodies, bloggers and people from all across the country assembled in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Monday the 24th of November for Lovin Dublin’s first ever live show. Speaking about the event, Niall Harbison Founder of Lovin Dublin says “We wanted to do something that was a huge celebration of Dublin and really highlighted the best the city has to offer. We also wanted to get people inspired, so we have flown in some of the very best speakers from around the world. We wanted people to leave the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre with a chill in their spine about the huge potential this city has as it continues to grow.”

Lovin Dublin Show Live also had talks from Marco Pierre White, Mark Pollock, Jamie Heaslip, Paddy Cosgrave, Niall Breslin, Caroline Keeling, Mark Little and more, with awards given out to ‘Dublin’s Best’…

  • Brunch – Whitefriar Grill;
  • Pub – Long Hall;
  • Chef – Ross Lewis;
  • Coffee Shop – 3FE;
  • Lunch – Boojum;
  • Dinner – Saba;
  • Restaurant – 777

Lovin Dublin Show Live is kindly supported by Supervalu, O’Brien’s Off Licence, Heinz and Visit Dublin.

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