The great food fightback against Covid-19

Ireland’s food producers are having to rapidly adjust to a changing world. Three of them tell Gillian Nelis how they are adapting their business models to cope with the new reality

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
29th March, 2020
The great food fightback against Covid-19
Dervla James of Pudding Row bakery and cafe in Sligo went from running a café one day to a new business model the next day.

Dervla James, Pudding Row bakery and cafe, Easkey, Co Sligo

I opened Pudding Row in July 2015 with my husband Johny. I had opened the Pepper Pot Cafe in the Powerscourt Townhouse in Dublin with my friend Marian Kilcoyne straight after college.

We started very small and built up a really solid business, but I always felt the urge to move back to Easkey where I grew up. When my first daughter Edith was...

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