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The Emerging Role of Online Food Retail Systems for Sustainability

By: Aoife Corcoran | Posted on: 03 Nov 2020

The Emerging Role of Online Food Retail Systems for Sustainability

In case you missed the recent PLATEFORMS webinar on The Emerging Role of Online Food Retail Systems for Sustainability, you can catch up here with full recording and supplementary materials from our presenters available below.

This webinar explored the emerging role of online food retail systems for sustainability in the Irish market. Following a foreword from host Professor Mary McCarthy of the Cork University Business School, Dr Shadi Hashem of the PLATEFORMS project first provided a ‘map’ or overview of the online food providers in Ireland followed by a panel discussion with online retailers, Jack Crotty of Neighbourfood and Niamh O’Mahony of the Musgrave Group who shared their experience with providing an online service to consumers. Dr Claire O’Neill also provided research findings on consumer perspectives from the PLATEFORMS research team based in Cork University Business School.

Dr Shadi Hashem has kindly provided his slides for those interested.

You can also re-watch the Neighbourfood video here.

You can watch the entire webinar recording here.  

The PLATEFORMS project aims to produce in-depth knowledge on how food practices in the home are affected by new innovations in food provisioning platforms, such as online shopping.  This webinar allowed us to explore areas of innovation and the potential value of these new platforms in enhancing the sustainability of food practices within households.

 The PLATEFORMS project is part of the European transnational ERA-NET SUSFOOD2 initiative for sustainable food systems research from production to consumption and is funded in Ireland by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.