Building Boutique Brands

Our Mission

Hosons Brands specialise in launching and brand building for premium, boutique international food and beverage brands in the Irish market.

We offer the highest level of care and attention for brands from the earliest stage of their journey into the Irish market, ensuring maximum exposure at optimum retailers.

our clients

 

Beverages For The Curious. Feelings created by the sea, a field of like-minded souls, new moons, people, music, art, food, places and design. Something & Nothing believe in the power of creativity to make connections, to tell a story and to make you feel alive. They partner with the Glimpse collective who use creativity for good and believe in the beauty and wisdom of nature and the power of compassion as an organising principle of humanity. 1p from every can of seltzer sold is donated to the Glimpse foundation and they collaborate to help Something & Nothing deliver on their mission and in turn, Something & Nothing give Glimpse access to their resources for their projects.

 

Seltzer (0%)

Deliciously refreshing seltzers made with natural juices, extracts and botanicals. The original products offered by Something & Nothing consisting of Yuzu, Hibiscus & Rose and Cucumber flavours, inspired by experiences of eating and drinking around the world. All have received a Great Taste Award, with Yuzu winning 2 stars.

 

Spritz (4%)

A range of Spritz made with quality dry French wine and the award-winning Seltzers. The wine selected comes from a family run estate in the Côtes de Gascogne region and is blended with the Something & Nothing Seltzers to create uniquely refreshing drinks designed for hangouts not hangovers (4% vol.)

Lemonaid & ChariTea are a social enterprise that promote the ‘Drinking Helps’ principle. They source their raw ingredients from certified Fairtrade and organic producers, and beyond Fairtrade, they donate 5 cents from every bottle sold to the Lemonaid and ChariTea Foundation. The Foundation is a registered charity that directly supports social development projects in the ingredient growing regions. In essence, the Foundation helps these local communities help themselves for a better future.

 

LemonAid+

LemonAid+ soft drinks are made with organically grown Fairtrade ingredients – fresh fruit juices, sparkling water, and lightly sweetened with raw cane sugar, and no preservatives or artificial flavours. There are four flavours – Lime, Blood Orange, Passionfruit and Ginger

 

ChariTea

ChariTea is a freshly brewed iced tea made with organically grown loose leaf tea and other Fairtrade ingredients. Natural refreshment with the best pure juices, no flavour enhancers, preservatives or artificial flavours and its naturally sweetened with organic agave nectar or honey. There are four flavours – ChariTea Red, ChariTea Green, ChariTea Black & ChariTea Mate.

Case Study

Something & Nothing – Growing Something From Nothing

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We have the pleasure of being the exclusive distributors of the Something & Nothing range for the island of Ireland. Having taken on the rights in late 2020, we have grown Something & Nothing from 1 single stockist to over 100 retailers nationwide through an array of Premium Grocers, Independent Cafes, Restaurants, Casual Dining Locations, Takeaways and many more outlets.

This is a direct result of our committed, hardworking team who are dedicated to growing brands from origin to ensure the best brand partners are found from day one. With Something & Nothing, we identified the 10 best cafes in Dublin (in our opinion) and ensured we got the Something & Nothing products on their shelves. 

Through targeting the best stockists possible, coupled with the high quality nature of the Something & Nothing products and stategic marketing, we created huge demand for the product across the city of Dublin. Since then we have hand-picked stockists that aligned well with the brand and have created fantastic relationships with our existing stockists through reliable distribution, creative marketing and most importantly, providing products that are second to none.

Something & Nothing are now the market leader for Seltzer in Ireland and it’s a great honour for Hosons Brands to be a partner of such a progressive company who continue to do, and create great things.

 

 

Recent client Media Features

Hosons Brands, a new innovative Irish sales and marketing company that specialises in brand building for boutique beverage brands, has announced that it is now distributing the Lemonaid+ and ChariTea portfolio of products in the Republic of Ireland. - Read Article

Shelflife.ie

The premium organic Fairtrade LEMONAID+ soft drinks and ChariTea iced teas are now available in the Republic of Ireland. Both brands are being distributed by Hosons Brands, a new Irish sales and marketing company that specialises in brand building for boutique beverage brands. Hosons Brands are also the exclusive Irish distributors for Something & Nothing Seltzers and Spritz. - Read Article

FFT.ie

For the perfect refreshment why not try the brilliantly named ChariTea and LEMONAID+? The range of organic Fairtrade drinks have just become available at a number of Irish retailers and eateries including Mortons, Barnhill Stores, Happy Out and One Kinda Folk. - Read Article

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What we do

We offer an all-encompassing range of services

We are a one-stop-shop for any premium food & beverage brand intending on launching/growing their presence here in Ireland. We hold strong relationships with some of Ireland’s best Independent cafés, premium grocers and casual dining restaurants allowing brands to thrive from the outset in Ireland.

Sales

Marketing

Merchandising

On-Trade Distribution

Off-Trade Distribution

Brand Management

The Team

Danny Hogan

Danny is the Managing Director of Hosons Brands and oversees the entirety of the brand portfolio. A graduate of Business and Management from Technological University Dublin, Danny specialises in brand identification, strategy, sales and marketing. He has a keen eye for companies with strong purpose, mission and branding and believes in shaping brands from their origin in a market to create maximum brand value amongst consumers. Prior to co-founding Hosons Brands, Danny worked on the Brand Strategy and Sports Sponsorship teams in one of Ireland leading consultancy and strategy companies. This experience has proved invaluable in curating strategy for brand launches and building in Ireland.

O'Leary PR

By employing Hosons Brands as your exclusive distributor for Ireland, we offer the services of O'Leary PR, one of Ireland’s leading full-service independent PR agency.

With extensive experience in strategic PR and digital communications, OLPR represents both Irish and International clients within the consumer and corporate arenas. OLPR offers bespoke solutions and the winning combination of industry knowledge, flexibility and strategic planning has ensured that their clients make their mark through hardworking brand building campaigns across the Lifestyle, Entertainment, Beauty, Fashion, Sport, Interiors, Motor, Food, Drinks and Hospitality sectors.

They deliver results-driven, creative campaigns and work in tandem with the evolving media landscape, to always be relevant and effective in this dynamic industry. The synergy across media relations, social media and influencer marketing remain the core function for many brands, ensuring consistent content and message management.

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