In potentially pot-stirring news, Wexford yoghurt and cream cheese producer Killowen Farm has been named the winner of the Love Irish Food Brand Development Award for 2022, a prize worth €150,000.
he award is organized in partnership with outdoor advertising company Global. Killowen is run by ninth-generation dairy farmer Nicholas Dunne, who started producing yoghurts in 2004.
At Killowen Farm, the award-winning live yogurt is made with milk from the farm’s own herd of cows.
The award offers Love Irish Food member brands, who support over 12,000 jobs in the Irish food industry, the chance to win a national outdoor advertising campaign fully funded by Exterion Media through its strong retail network, as well than to receive exchanges. marketing support from Checkout magazine.
Kieran Rumley, Executive Director of Love Irish Food, said: “The Love Irish Food Brand Development Award is a unique award for the Irish food industry.
“In recent months, companies will have felt a dramatic increase in input costs, causing them to urgently review their bills of materials and unit costs when developing their plans for the coming year,” said he declared.
Killowen Farm CEO Nicholas Dunne said: “We are absolutely delighted.
“As a factory here, as in all businesses, the past few years have been very difficult. Coming away with this price is phenomenal. We’ve never had that kind of money available to us for mentoring, outdoor displays and publicity.