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Diarmuid Crowley
"20 Years A Growing"

"20 Years A Growing"

I always liked the title of Maurice O'Sullivan's great book. When LinkedIn informed me last month that it's now twenty years since I founded Wild Orchard Natural Beverages it caught me a little by surprise. "Where has the time gone?" and all that sort of stuff. Then I begin to delve back into the far reaches of my memory and realised that, Yes it has been a long time since I opted out of the corporate world and that the early years of Wild Orchard are now in the distant past. Craft Food Traders is just a baby of 3 years old...

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Diarmuid Crowley

Christmas is coming!

Seven reasons why it makes sense to do some of your Christmas Shopping on craftfoodtraders.ie this year. Nationwide Shipping. 100% Irish. Customer Service. Something for Everyone. Great Hampers. Dedicated Team. We're hungry! (see what we did there)

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Diarmuid Crowley
Shop Local

Shop Local

  #thinkirish #justbuyirish #championgreen #shoplocal #supportlocal Shopping local and supporting struggling Irish business has been prominent across media and social media in Ireland this last couple of months. It's accepted now that a massive percentage of Christmas shopping will be carried out online and many people are making a conscious effort to direct their business to .ie businesses and other Irish online retailers particularly those promoting Irish products. Credit must also go to all the Irish journalists, tv presenters and influencers who are also doing their bit to encourage support of local businesses. With that in mind we at Craft...

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Diarmuid Crowley
'Tis the season to be gifting

'Tis the season to be gifting

We like to send each other gifts! That is becoming very clear to us here at Craft Food Traders over the last few months. We have "pivoted" (we love the odd buzzword) our Foodservice & Hospitality wholesale supply business to online "B2C" (there we go again) and have been noticing the frequency of orders coming in for delivery somewhere else. Parents sending healthy food boxes to their student kids. Grandparents sending treats to their grandchildren. Businesses sending care-packs to their WFH (OK I'll stop now) employees. Friends sending gifts to friends. It's nice for us to be able to facilitate...

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