Consumer Food Trends Webinar – 1st December 2021

Can food labels and product claims help consumers make informed food choices? Webinar New Food Magazine is hosting a panel discussion on the above topic. Note: *This is a UK-based magazine so any regulations if discussed, may pertain to the UK. Date: 1st December 2021 Time: 6pm GMT Cost: Free Location: Online webinar Content: Three industry experts […]

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021


How Cartons Are a Perfect Example of the Circular Economy

What does the circular economy mean and how does carton packaging fit into the circular economy? See a short video from ProCarton (European Carton Manufacturers Association) that shows how cartons are the perfect example of the circular economy. With 85% of paper and carton board packaging in Europe recycled, there is no better form of […]

Monday, May 31st, 2021


Chocolate Tribe’s New Packaging is a Work of Art

A recent article on the Packaging of the World website displayed packaging from the stunning new artwork for the Chocolate Tribe gourmet chocolate brand. Below we bring you some images and information about the project. Client Brief for Gourmet Chocolate Brand The brief was to come up with a very unique packaging which doesn’t have […]

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021


7 Food Industry Trends in 2021

In this article, in the New Food magazine, the author, Joshua Minchin outlines his thoughts on the challenges and trends that the food industry will have to cope with in 2021. Below we summarise the main points of the article. 1. Upholding safety standards The author states that it is crucial for the food industry […]

Friday, January 29th, 2021


Dollard Packaging Christmas and New Year Closing/ Opening Dates

Dollard Packaging will be closed from Wednesday, 23rd December 2020 at 12 noon and we will re-open for business on Monday, 4th January 2021 at 9 am. We would like to thank all our customers for their business in 2020 and wish everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year. Stay Safe!

Thursday, December 10th, 2020


Creating an Ongoing Covid19 Strategy

In this post written by Michelle McDonagh of  Aspire HR, the author discusses how employers initially reacted to Covid19 with short-term decision-making and “fire-fighting” methods. (Aspire HR is a Co Kildare based HR consulting business that offers practical HR advice and support to Irish SMEs) Recent health reports indicate, however, that Covid19 will be with […]

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020


How to Respond to Covid19 – PWC recommendations

As the scale and nature of the disruption that the COVID19 continues to evolve, what are the key areas that Irish businesses should be focusing on, and how should they respond to the uncertainty that faces them? This post is a summary of the key points from a PwC article on how businesses should respond to the pandemic. The article was divided into 6 key areas. Crisis […]

Monday, July 27th, 2020


Impact of Covid19 on the Irish Food Industry

This post is a summary of a report by Grant Thornton which assesses the impact of COVID19 on the Irish Food Industry. It looks at the initial responses to the pandemic and looks at the potential learnings to be gained to further increase the resilience of the industry. Grant Thornton is a professional services company […]

Monday, June 29th, 2020


McDonald’s Replace Plastic Salad Bowls with Cartons

Getting businesses and consumers to adopt more sustainable practices could be compared to turning a ship i.e. it is a slow and sometimes a very difficult process. The news that McDonald’s have replaced their clear plastic salad bowls with a sustainable cardboard version of their bowls is surely a sign that this ship is beginning to […]

Friday, April 24th, 2020


Support for Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19

In this article, we bring information about some supports for small Irish businesses affected by COVID-19. As you will be aware, there are numerous types of supports and sources of information and in this article, we try to highlight some of these supports in order to make it easier to find the appropriate support for […]

Friday, April 24th, 2020