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Dairygold to create 115 jobs with €117m Investment Heineken begins construction of new HP Bulmer facility Premier Foods Announces Restructuring
 
Dairygold to create 115 jobs with €117m Investment

Dairygold to create 115 jobs with €117m Investment

Heineken begins construction of new HP Bulmer facility

Heineken begins construction of new HP Bulmer facility

Premier Foods Announces Restructuring

Premier Foods Announces Restructuring

Dairygold to create 115 jobs with €117m Investment

Dairygold to create 115 jobs with €117m Investment

19 September 2014

Dairygold is to create 115 jobs in Cork as part of a multi-million expansion of its dairy processing facilities in Mallow and Mitchelstown. The farmer owned dairy co-operative is investing €83.5 million in the regeneration of its milk processing site at Mallow, and a further €33.5 million upgrading the Castlefarm dairy processing complex in Mitchelstown. […]

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Heineken begins construction of new HP Bulmer facility

Heineken begins construction of new HP Bulmer facility

19 September 2014

High-care construction specialist, Chalcroft, has commenced work at the HP Bulmer cider production site in Hereford, as part of a multi-million pound modernisation and capacity increase programme for parent company, HEINEKEN. Work includes the new build of a process and packaging building, including offices and storage; an extension to the fermentation building to provide a […]

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19 September 2014

Chocolate chip cookie brand Chips Ahoy!, which has a worldwide value of more than $1bn, is launching in the UK for the first time. Chips Ahoy! Popcorn Candy Chip and Chips Ahoy! Crispy Choco Caramel are recipes exclusive to the UK, made with special dough that melts quickly in the mouth. The launch aims to […]

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Premier Foods Announces Restructuring

Premier Foods Announces Restructuring

18 September 2014

Premier Foods today announces a reorganisation of its commercial structure creating three new Strategic Business Units (SBU’s) to strengthen focus on its major growth opportunities and develop more agile ways of working following the successful conclusion of a new capital structure earlier this year. The new SBU’s will be named Grocery, Sweet Treats and International […]

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Dairy Crest appoints new Chairman

Dairy Crest appoints new Chairman

18 September 2014

The Board of Dairy Crest, the leading UK-owned dairy foods company, announces that Stephen Alexander will become the company’s Chairman with immediate effect. He replaces Anthony Fry, who was taken ill earlier this year.  Anthony will leave the Board of Dairy Crest with immediate effect. Stephen Alexander was appointed as a Non-executive Director in January […]

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San Miguel Corp to consider acquiring United Biscuits

16 September 2014

Philippines-based San Miguel Corporation and Saudi Arabian food producer Savola are reportedly considering making bids to acquire UK-based snacks firm United Biscuits, in a £2bn deal. United Biscuits manufactures and distributes biscuits, savory snacks, and chilled and frozen foods. It offers its products under various brands such as McVitie’s, Jacob’s, Twiglets, Carrs, and McVitie’s Jaffa […]

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Warning About Irish Whiskey Renaissance

Warning About Irish Whiskey Renaissance

10 September 2014

The global Irish whiskey market is expected to expand from 7.5 million cases in 2013 to 24 million cases by 2013 and 21 new distilleries are currently either being planned or considered. However, Irish whiskey entrepreneur John Teeling (pictured) has warned that the vast bulk of these envisaged new ventures will struggle to make money. […]

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Huge Potential For Irish Food and Drink Industry But Significant Barriers Remain For SMEs

Huge Potential For Irish Food and Drink Industry But Significant Barriers Remain For SMEs

10 September 2014

The export-focused Irish food and drink industry has a solid foundation for growth but barriers remain for indigenous small and medium sized manufacturers, according to Michael Carey (pictured), chairman of Bord Bia. With Eur10 billion of exports annually and rising, the industry is a key contributor to Ireland’s economic recovery. As a food and drink […]

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Diageo Invests €169 Million to Regenerate Historic Guinness Brewery

Diageo Invests €169 Million to Regenerate Historic Guinness Brewery

10 September 2014

Diageo has officially opened its new Eur169 million brewing centre of excellence at its historic St James’s Gate site in Dublin, where all Irish beer production has now been consolidated. With current annual output of about 7 million hectolitres of beer, the modernised St James’s Gate Brewery is core to supporting the growth and development […]

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Acquisition of Drambuie Whisky Liqueur Business

Acquisition of Drambuie Whisky Liqueur Business

10 September 2014

William Grant & Sons has acquired the Drambuie Liqueur Company which owns the Drambuie whisky liqueur brand. Drambuie is a natural addition to William Grant & Sons’ portfolio of premium consumer led brands which include Glenfiddich and The Balvenie single malt Scotch whiskies, Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey, Grant’s blended Scotch whisky, Hendrick’s gin and Sailor […]

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Irish Dairy Board Acquires Spanish Cheese Plant

Irish Dairy Board Acquires Spanish Cheese Plant

10 September 2014

The Irish Dairy Board has acquired Luxtor, a Spanish pizza cheese and cheese blends plant which is a subsidiary of Telepizza, the fifth largest pizza chain in the world. The deal includes Luxtor’s long term contract for the supply of cheese to Telepizza. The acquisition for an undisclosed sum was made via the newly established […]

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Diageo Launches New Venture to Partner With Leading Tech Start-ups

Diageo Launches New Venture to Partner With Leading Tech Start-ups

10 September 2014

Diageo has created a new global innovation programme – Diageo Technology Ventures – designed to solve existing business challenges and unlock new opportunities for growth by working with emerging technology companies and entrepreneurs. Through the programme, Diageo will partner with companies across the globe to rapidly develop and pilot technology solutions in response to a […]

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Nestlé Opens Coffee Capsule Factory in Northern Germany

Nestlé Opens Coffee Capsule Factory in Northern Germany

10 September 2014

Nestlé has opened a large coffee capsule factory in the northern German city of Schwerin, increasing Nescafé Dolce Gusto production capacity and providing new employment opportunities for the region. The factory will lead to the creation of around 450 new jobs and comes after two years of construction and a cost of Eur220 million. The new factory […]

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Mondelez International Releases First Well-being Progress Report

10 September 2014

Mondelez International has issued its first report highlighting the company’s progress against its global well-being goals. The report details important stepsMondelez Internationalhas made to meet key well-being metrics in the areas of mindful snacking, sustainability, communities and safety. “Our business success is directly linked to enhancing the well-being of the people who make and enjoy […]

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Global Spirits Group Reports Healthy Growth

Global Spirits Group Reports Healthy Growth

09 September 2014

Independent Scotch spirits business William Grant & Sons has increased turnover by 5.2% to £1.12 billion for 2013 with group operating profit advancing 10.6% to £138.0 million. Turnover on the company’s core brands increased by 12.5% year on year. Despite some challenging global economic conditions the company continued to strengthen its business by investing behind […]

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Franciscan Well Launches Jameson-Aged Pale Ale in Latest Collaboration

Franciscan Well Launches Jameson-Aged Pale Ale in Latest Collaboration

09 September 2014

Cork craft brewery Franciscan Well and Jameson Irish whiskey have launched their second collaboration, Franciscan Well Jameson-Aged Pale Ale. Building on the critical acclaim of the multi-award winning Franciscan Well Jameson-Aged Stout, Shane Long, founder of Franciscan Well Brewery and Dave Quinn, Master of Whiskey Science at the Jameson Distillery, decided the time was ripe […]

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Diageo Launches Two New Guinness Porters

Diageo Launches Two New Guinness Porters

09 September 2014

Diageo has release of two brand new beers – GUINNESS DUBLIN PORTER and GUINNESS WEST INDIES PORTER. Inspired by authentic recipes, whose origins lie in the historic GUINNESS’ brewers’ diaries from the late 1700s and early 1800s, the new beers will be available in selected pubs and retailers from mid-September. Combining a rich heritage of […]

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Eden Springs Acquires Five Water Cooler Businesses From Nestlé Waters Direct

Eden Springs Acquires Five Water Cooler Businesses From Nestlé Waters Direct

09 September 2014

Eden Springs, a leading provider of office water and coffee solutions in Europe, has confirmed the acquisition of five water cooler businesses, for an undisclosed sum, from Nestlé Waters Direct (NWD), a division of Nestlé Waters. The deal involves the acquisition of NWD’s water cooler activities in five European countries. Already servicing offices with water and/or […]

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Parmalat to Become Second Largest Dairy Company in Brazil

Parmalat to Become Second Largest Dairy Company in Brazil

09 September 2014

Parmalat is acquiring the dairy business of Brazilian food group BRF for R$1.8 billion (Eur610 million). Incorporating 11 plants, BRF’s dairy division had 2013 pro forma revenues of R$2.6 billion (Eur880 million). The transaction is subject to approval of the regulatory authorities. Parmalat only recently acquired the UHT milk and cheese manufacturing facilities along with […]

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Researchers Decode the DNA of the Robusta Coffee Bean

Researchers Decode the DNA of the Robusta Coffee Bean

09 September 2014

A team of researchers from around the world have sequenced the DNA of the Robusta coffee bean in an important step that could lead to future developments to improve the bean’s yield, quality and resistance to disease and drought, and to increase farmer incomes. The study was led by the French Institute of Research for […]

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New Factory Set to Boost Supplies of ‘Gold Standard’ Whey Protein For Arla Foods

New Factory Set to Boost Supplies of ‘Gold Standard’ Whey Protein For Arla Foods

09 September 2014

Arla Foods is constructing a new hydrolysates factory in Jutland, Denmark, which is scheduled to be complete by October 2015 and operational towards the end of 2016. Hydrolysate is an important ingredient in products for infants with allergy and products designed for sports and clinical nutrition purposes. The manufacturing plant is to be built next […]

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Cargill to Expand its Chocolate Footprint in North America and Europe

Cargill to Expand its Chocolate Footprint in North America and Europe

09 September 2014

Cargill has agreed to purchase Archer Daniels Midland Company’s global chocolate business for $440 million. The acquisition is an excellent fit with Cargill’s existing chocolate business and brings together two organizations with strong talent, broad customer bases and extensive research and development capabilities. The transaction includes ADM’s three North American chocolate plants, located in Milwaukee (Wis.), […]

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Danone Splits Chairman and CEO Roles

Danone Splits Chairman and CEO Roles

09 September 2014

Following on the recommendation of Chairman and CEO Franck Riboud, Danone’s board of directors has voted to separate the functions of Chairman and CEO and to appoint Emmanuel Faber (pictured) as CEO, with Franck Riboud remaining as Chairman. As part of this new governance structure, Bernard Hours’ mandate as Co-COO was terminated and the Board […]

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Malnutrition Threat to the UK

Malnutrition Threat to the UK

09 September 2014

A recent Canadean UK survey found that 1 in 4 (26%) consumers lack awareness of the link between poor nutritional intake and how it leads to malnutrition. This shows that vast numbers of the adult population are not educated or aware of malnutrition or its causes. In fact, another Canadean survey revealed that 27% of […]

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Continuing International Success For Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard But Domestic Market Remains in Decline

Continuing International Success For Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard But Domestic Market Remains in Decline

09 September 2014

The financial year 2013/2014 proved to be another successful one for Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard internationally with the acceleration of the global development of Jameson Irish whiskey brand. Jameson continues to spearhead the rejuvenation of the Irish whiskey category with the brand reaching its twenty-fifth year of consecutive growth, making it the most dynamic premium […]

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FrieslandCampina to Acquire Dairy Business in Côte d’Ivoire

FrieslandCampina to Acquire Dairy Business in Côte d’Ivoire

09 September 2014

Royal FrieslandCampina is acquiring Olam International’s dairy business and its dairy production facility in Côte d’Ivoire. The acquisition will increase the presence of FrieslandCampina in the West African country, where it is already marketing its premium brand Bonnet Rouge. The product portfolio comprises sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk. The production facility is located in […]

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Lough Neagh Fishermen’s Co-Operative to Develop Value-Added Products

Lough Neagh Fishermen’s Co-Operative to Develop Value-Added Products

09 September 2014

Lough Neagh Fishermen’s Co-operative in Toome is being assisted by Invest Northern Ireland and DARD through the European Fisheries Fund to invest over £400,000 and provide up to five new jobs in processing eels for export. The co-operative, which currently employs 16 people, has received assistance of £121,380 from both Invest NI and DARD towards […]

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Chocs Away at Barry Callebaut

Chocs Away at Barry Callebaut

09 September 2014

Barry Callebaut, the world’s largest manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, recognised that a significant increase in operational efficiencies could be achieved through the installation of a robotic palletising system at its Banbury plant in England. The company had recently initiated a major investment programme, in line with its ‘cost leadership’ strategy pillar, across all […]

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Molson Coors Names Simon Cox as CEO Europe

Molson Coors Names Simon Cox as CEO Europe

09 September 2014

Molson Coors Brewing Company has announced that Simon Cox (pictured), Managing Director of Molson Coors – UK and Ireland, will take over as CEO Europe succeeding Mark Hunter, who will take the top job at Molson Coors Brewing Company when current President and CEO Peter Swinburn retires at the end of the year. The position […]

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European Emergency Market Support Measures For Dairy Sector

European Emergency Market Support Measures For Dairy Sector

09 September 2014

The European Commission will open Private Storage Aid for butter, Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) and certain cheeses in order to alleviate the impact of Russian restrictions on imports of EU dairy products and to limit the negative effects on the internal market. The Commission has also confirmed that the period for public intervention of butter […]

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Explore the Latest in Spray Drying Technology at POWTECH 2014

Explore the Latest in Spray Drying Technology at POWTECH 2014

09 September 2014

GEA Process Engineering will be attending the POWTECH tradeshow in Nuremburg, Germany from 30 September – 2 October to promote the latest technology and techniques in spray drying. Spray drying has become increasingly attractive to the food, pharma and chemical industries because of its flexibility and controllability that allows for production of powders with specific […]

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FoodTech Challenge: New Feature at the Danish Trade Fair FoodTech

FoodTech Challenge: New Feature at the Danish Trade Fair FoodTech

09 September 2014

FoodTech Challenge is a brand new feature which will be presented at FoodTech 2014, the food industry’s largest trade fair in Northern Europe taking place from 28-30 October in MCH Messecenter Herning, Denmark. FoodTech Challenge is an open innovation competition that will be arranged as a three-day workshop during FoodTech 2014. The participants are all […]

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Heineken Disposes of Mexican Packaging Operations

Heineken Disposes of Mexican Packaging Operations

09 September 2014

Heineken has agreed to sell its Mexican packaging business Empaque to Crown Holdings in a deal worth $1.225 billion. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the year and is subject to customary closing conditions and required regulatory approvals. Divesting the Empaque packaging operations will allow Heineken to focus its resources fully […]

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Savvy Grocery Shopping Now Mainstream in the UK

Savvy Grocery Shopping Now Mainstream in the UK

09 September 2014

UK shoppers are now using four different grocery shops on average each month and more of them are visiting two or more stores on the same trip, as savvy shopping tactics have become the norm. IGD’s ShopperVista research shows that nearly half of shoppers (47%) say they now use several grocery stores on the same […]

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Constellation Brands Completes Tequila Acquisition

Constellation Brands Completes Tequila Acquisition

08 September 2014

Constellation Brands has completed the acquisition of the Casa Noble tequila brand. The transaction includes the Casa Noble trademark and inventories. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed. Casa Noble super premium tequila is a high-quality brand that has posted consistent, double-digit growth. The award-winning Casa Noble family of tequilas includes Casa Noble Crystal, Reposado […]

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Cargill Appoints New Managing Director, Chocolate EMEA & Asia

Cargill Appoints New Managing Director, Chocolate EMEA & Asia

01 September 2014

Cargill’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia cocoa & chocolate business has appointed Inge Demeyere as its new Managing Director, Chocolate. Inge Demeyere began her career working in the vegetable oils sector and joined Cargill from Vandemoortele in 1998 as a purchasing manager. Following a range of roles in Cargill’s European refined oils […]

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Orkla Expands its Baltic Operation by Acquiring Strong Local Brands

Orkla Expands its Baltic Operation by Acquiring Strong Local Brands

01 September 2014

Norwegian food group Orkla has entered into an agreement with Nordic Partners Food to purchase NP Foods Group including the Laima, Staburadze, Gutta, Margiris and Staburadzes Konditoreja brands. The acquisition, for an undisclosed price, will nearly double the scale of Orkla’s Baltic operations, making Orkla one of the largest consumer goods companies in the region. […]

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Morrisons Ajusts to New ‘Dawn and Dusk’ Shopper

Morrisons Ajusts to New ‘Dawn and Dusk’ Shopper

01 September 2014

New research has established the emergence of a ‘dawn and dusk’ shopper, with one in five consumers now regularly shopping before 9am in the morning and after 8pm at night. UK grocery group Morrisons is responding to the growing trend by introducing an extra 1,600 hours of trading a week – with 230 stores moving […]

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