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It’s not just any ordinary Throwback Thursday today!

Centra are celebrating the ‘Panniversary’ of Storm Emma with one of the most in demand products of 2018…. the humble slice-pan.

For one day only Centra stores nationwide are selling Brennan’s Half White Pan for just .50c tomorrow, Friday, March 1.

With temperatures spiking this week it’s hard to believe that one year ago today we were all making our last dash to purchase our storm essentials. Last year during Storm Emma Centra sold 450,000 loaves of bread, an increase of 150,000 loaves from the same time in 2017. This resulted in sales of €1.5 million.

While Storm Emma cemented us as a nation of bread lovers, our storm cravings went beyond the need for carbs. Centra’s Off Licence sales also saw an increase of 24 percent with total sales for Storm Emma resulting in €7.1 million. Of course, we also needed our snacks, with confectionery, crisps and soft drinks, seeing a sales spike of 38 percent from the previous year!

Our love for bread will never dwindle so join Centra in celebrating the Panniversary of Stom Emma and pick up your Brennan’s Half Pan for just .50c.

Offer is only valid Friday, March 1 while stocks last.

Feature Image: Brennans Bread USA


When it comes to health, fitness and general wellbeing we all want to look and feel like the very best versions of ourselves.

Especially now that the sun is out, and the beach weather is on the horizon; it’s an extra push to get yourself feeling as good on the inside as you look on the outside.

But like anything worth doing in life, positive change just doesn’t happen overnight. And usually, it doesn’t happen without the right help and support system in place.

That’s why Centra has tailored their latest Live Well plan just for you. Well, for anyone who is looking to start living that little bit more healthier – and without all the complicated bells and whistles that could confuse you.

Live Well is a free online healthy lifestyle plan, designed to encourage people to lead a healthier lifestyle, and not just hot the gym every day.

It’s about helping people make the most of every day and live well from simple to follow exercise videos and deliciously healthy recipes to mindfulness and wellbeing tips.

And the best bit? Once you sign up for their plan on centra.ie/live-well, you will be in with a chance to win a €500 spa hotel voucher!

So when you’ve completed your new #LiveWell routine, you can truly get some R&R as a reward for all the work and effort you’ve put in. What could be better?

How does it work?

You simply sign up for the #LiveWell plan over on Centra.ie, answer a simple question to be in with a chance of winning the €500 spa hotel voucher and you’ll immediately gain access to your Live Well Hub, including workout videos with step-by-step instructions from #LiveWell ambassador and rugby legend, Donncha O’Callaghan, ideas for quick and easy healthy meal options as well as weekly wellness tips to get you through each week. You’ll also find a Live Well E-Book which contains all the information you might need to make your #LiveWell routine a success.

Head over to centra.ie/live-well and sign up (it’s free) today and you’ll be feeling great in no time at all!


When phrases like ‘beach body’ scream out at us from countless magazine covers and social media is awash with #BikiniBody hashtags, you would be forgiven for thinking that the warmer months tend to accelerate people’s health and fitness regimes.

The reality, however, is, vastly different.

According to a recent survey conducted by Centra, nearly one-third of Irish adults feel that the summer disrupts their exercise regime, while a staggering 86 per cent view September as the time to re-visit their previous goals.

If weekend barbecues and early evening drinks derailed your efforts, it’s high-time you got involved with Centra’s Live Well Challenge.

With a high intensity exercise plan devised by fitness expert, Pat Divilly, and a nutritional plan courtesy of the much-loved retailer, the Live Well Challenge is perfect for anyone determined to hit their targets… without suspending their social life or breaking the bank.

The name of the game is to make small, consistent lifestyle changes which are suitable for people of all ages and abilities.

So, if you view September as your second chance to reach those all-important goals, why not take part in Centra’s monthly Live Well challenge, and join like-minded people with their eye on the prize?

Ladies, it’s go-time.


Remember when Ireland pretty much owned the Eurovision?

Oh, the other countries would show up alright, but we'd basically wipe the floor with them, and that is exactly why the Irish have a very special place in their hearts for the annual song contest.

If you're one of the thousands who tune in year in and year out then you'll be pleased to hear that by simply parking yourself in front of the box and popping a bottle or two of vino, you'll be in with a chance to get up front and centre with the one and only Graham Norton.

If you want to get your hands on a VIP trip to The Graham Norton Show, pick up a bottle of Graham Norton GN Sauvignon Blanc or Shiraz in Centra this week, and simply tweet a snap of yourself tucking in.

Don't forget to stick the #CentraLovesGraham hashtag on your post, and then sit back and prepare your story for the Corkman's Big Red Chair.

Cheers, ladies!


It’s a pretty frightening statistic: in the last decade, the number of breast cancer cases in this country has risen by a third.

Annual diagnoses now stand at some 2,800 women.

However, 85 percent of those with the disease are surviving, thanks largely to cancer research which is improving detection and treatments.

Paint It Pink supporters Roz Purcell with Marion and Lisa Dwane

Indeed, the Irish Cancer Society has invested €7.5m in BREAST-PREDICT, a five-year study focused on breast cancer research.

And now Paint It Pink is calling on all of us to host a pink coffee morning or event this October to support the charity’s important research, advocacy and services.

One celebrity getting behind the drive is model-turned-foodie Roz Purcell, whose own sister, Rachel, was last year diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia.

“Every family has been touched by cancer, and for women, breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer,” Roz, 25, said recently.

“This October we can help support all those on their breast cancer journey by Painting It Pink – host a coffee morning or pink event and play your part.”

Researcher Lisa Dwane is from Dublin. Her studies focus on hormone-driven breast cancer. Lisa’s mother Marion is a breast cancer survivor, and it was this experience which drove Lisa to pursue her chosen career path.

“My mam was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 37 years old and I was 14. Seeing what my Mam went through I wanted to do something to help women so that no family ever has to go through that kind of pain again,” Lisa said.

Marion was diagnosed with stage 3A hormone driven breast cancer; she had a lumpectomy, then chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Herceptin had just been made available in Ireland at the time and Marion was one of the first to avail of the new treatment. Now, 11 years later, she is cancer free and extremely proud that her daughter is helping others through her career.

Lisa added: “About 70 percent of breast cancers are hormone driven. Most of these women will be treated with tamoxifen and about one third of them will relapse within 15 years.

“We’re looking for new ways to treat this type of patient, patients that either fail on tamoxifen treatment or don’t respond at all.

Marion herself, from Clondalkin, said of her daughter: “I’m so proud of her. Cancer research is so important. I’m living proof of this.”

Members of the public can help fund vital cancer research and support services for those affected by cancer by Painting It Pink this October. Visit paintitpink.ie or call 1850 60 60 60 for fundraising ideas and information on breast cancer.

The Paint It Pink campaign is kindly supported by Centra.


A number of soups sold in Supervalu and Centra have been recalled by Musgraves, the owner of these two shops. 

According to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, this alert is being sent out as the soups may have pieces of extremely hard plastic in them. 

There are a number of soups affected by this incident, including the following:

In regards to soup you may have purchased, the company have said: “Consumers who may have purchased any of these products are advised not to consume the soup and to return it to the point of purchase for a full refund."

“A 24 hour customer helpline is available for any consumers with queries.  The helpline number is LO-CALL 0818 333 311."

“Musgrave takes all issues of food safety and quality extremely seriously and places a high value on delivering quality products to its retail partners and their consumers across the country every day.  Musgrave apologises for any inconvenience caused by the recall.”