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COVID-19 Tool kit launched to support Welsh food and drink manufacturers

Food Innovation Wales has launched a tool kit of useful templates and links to support Welsh food and drink manufacturers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Developed in collaboration with the Food & Drink Wales Industry Board, the resource includes over 20 templates which companies can use including observation checklists, visitor and return to work questionnaires, change of use guidance, contingency planning and measures to take when restarting a factory following shutdown.

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Covid 19 Drink

Aber Falls Distillery Special Offer

Anyone who has tried the range knows that whether drank over ice, neat, or in a lovingly crafted cocktail, Aber Falls liqueurs are unique, flavoursome and unforgettable! There’s never been a better time to top up your stocks or create your new favourite drink with an exclusive offer now available when you take advantage of their home delivery service.

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Covid 19 Dairy The Welsh Market

Red Boat donating free ice creams to health care workers

Red Boat has been kindly delivering free ice cream to hospitals, hospices & care homes, throughout North Wales.

Whilst their outlets are closed, if you want to pick up a tub of their ice cream, they have recently announced that they are now available at Siop Ellis Spar in Llangefni and Mercado in Beaumaris.

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Covid 19 The Welsh Market

Welsh Marketplace Capitalises on Demand for Food Home Deliveries

Source: Business News Wales

The huge rise in demand for food home deliveries has prompted one Welsh retailer to launch a consolidated delivery service for store cupboard items and fresh produce essentials – all sourced directly from small businesses in Wales.

DiscoverDelicious.Wales is an online multi-vendor marketplace specifically for Welsh food and drink producers and experience providers, allowing them to sell directly to consumers, nationwide.

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Fisheries Grant announced in Wales to help fishing sector through Covid 19 pandemic

A new grant to support fishing businesses during the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic has been announced by the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths.

Fishing has been hit especially hard as exports and domestic markets have shut due to the public health crisis.

Existing support for the wider business sector is often based on factors such as the rateable value of fixed premises, or the amount of members of staff employed – but these often don’t apply to fishing businesses.

The new support has been announced by the Welsh Government as a targeted grant for vessel owning fishing businesses, to ensure they are able to cover their costs during this difficult time.

The new grant will help cover fixed costs associated with owning a fishing vessel and will be based on the size of vessel owned. The grant will be calculated by vessel size, with a maximum payment of £10,000 to ensure synergies with the Economic Resilience Fund. The grant will be open to all active seafood businesses with Welsh-licenced vessels and recorded sales of £10,000 or more in 2019, and all eligible fishers will be provided with a one off payment.

Further details on the application process will be announced shortly. Eligible fishers should first register online with Rural Payments Wales (RPW). Once the applications are open, fishers may then apply online through RPW.

The Minister said: “We know that COVID 19 and the storms earlier this year have caused significant difficulties for the fisheries sector.

“Fishing is a hugely important part of the Welsh food and drink sector, and it sustains livelihoods and communities across our coasts.