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Webinar: The Emerging Role of Online Food Retail Systems for Sustainability

In collaboration with CUBS and the PLATEFORMS project, this webinar will explore the emerging role of online food retail systems for sustainability in the Irish market. The webinar will provide a ‘map’ or overview of the online food providers in Ireland followed by a panel discussion with online retailers, who will share their experience with providing an online service to consumers, and research on consumer perspectives from the PLATEFORMS research team based in Cork University Business School. 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.  Together, we will explore areas of innovation and the potential value of these new platforms in enhancing the sustainability of food practices within households.

Date: Tuesday 27th Oct 2020 @ 09:30-10:30am

Venue: Online via MS Teams Live

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Welcome Address


Professor Mary McCarthy

Cork University Business School



Online food providers in Ireland: a current map


Dr Shadi Hashem

Cork University Business School

Online food purchasing: An Opportunity to Enable and Promote Sustainable Household Food Practices? - Panel Discussion

Chair: Professor Mary McCarthy, Cork University Business School







  • Providing an online service for Supervalu customers
  • Are we all buying local and if not, why?

Niamh O’Mahony, Digital Operations Manager, Insights and Consumer, Musgrave


Jack Crotty, Co-founder of Neighbourfood


  • The Consumer Voice: experiences of the online food consumer

Dr Claire O’Neill, Cork University Business School


Closing remarks

Professor McCarthy