‘As a family we are very visible to our employees, and they would be here for many, many years’

Flahavan’s is best known for putting millions of breakfasts on tables around the world, but it can trace its roots back to the late 1700s

9th December, 2018
John Flahavan, chief executive of Flahavan’s

Even for businesses that write their histories in generations, not years, not many Irish companies can hold a candle to Flahavan’s for longevity. The company is best known for putting millions of breakfasts on tables around the world, but it can trace its roots back to the late 1700s.

“I’m the sixth generation, and my family are the seventh,” says John Flahavan, the company’s current chief executive. Being the custodian of a 230-year-old...

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