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Revenue For UK Food and Drink Producers in Decline For First Time in 15 Years Europe’s Brewers Lead Drinks Sector in Providing the Information Consumers Want EU Pigmeat Exports Recovering Texturates in the form of flakes provide a stable structure and a meat-like texture.
 
Revenue For UK Food and Drink Producers in Decline For First Time in 15 Years

Revenue For UK Food and Drink Producers in Decline For First Time in 15 Years

Europe’s Brewers Lead Drinks Sector in Providing the Information Consumers Want

Europe’s Brewers Lead Drinks Sector in Providing the Information Consumers Want

EU Pigmeat Exports Recovering

EU Pigmeat Exports Recovering

Texturates in the form of flakes provide a stable structure and a meat-like texture.

GoodMills Innovation Offers Solutions For Veggie and Gluten-free Snack Concepts

Revenue For UK Food and Drink Producers in Decline For First Time in 15 Years

Revenue For UK Food and Drink Producers in Decline For First Time in 15 Years

28 September 2016

Revenue growth for the top 150 food and drink producers in the UK slowed significantly in 2015, hindered by deflation and investor uncertainty, and turned negative for the first time since 2004, posting a historic 0.1% decline. This is according to OC&C Strategy Consultant’s 28th annual Food and Drink 150 report, produced in collaboration with […]

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Europe’s Brewers Lead Drinks Sector in Providing the Information Consumers Want

Europe’s Brewers Lead Drinks Sector in Providing the Information Consumers Want

28 September 2016

In 2016 many beer brands started the process of updating their labels and online information platforms and, by the end of 2017, over half of the beer brewed in the EU will carry ingredients and nutrition information. This follows the March 2015 commitment by The Brewers of Europe to voluntarily go beyond current EU legislative […]

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EU Pigmeat Exports Recovering

EU Pigmeat Exports Recovering

28 September 2016

For the 12-month period from August 2015 to July 2016, EU agri-food exports reached a value of more than Eur128 billion, corresponding to an increase of 0.7% in value terms compared to the same period one year ago. The monthly value of EU agri-food exports in July 2016 reached Eur10.5 billion, a moderate slowdown compared […]

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Texturates in the form of flakes provide a stable structure and a meat-like texture.

GoodMills Innovation Offers Solutions For Veggie and Gluten-free Snack Concepts

28 September 2016

Snacks have evolved from being a simple between-meal treat to an everyday part of modern life, particularly for ‘Millennials’. An extensive snacking habit is an expression of their modern day lifestyle.[1] Take the first meal of the day, for example. Breakfast has already migrated from the kitchen table to the commute in the form of […]

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Dunnes Now Ireland's Joint Second Largest Supermarket

Dunnes Now Ireland’s Joint Second Largest Supermarket

27 September 2016

The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 11 September 2016, show strong growth for Dunnes Stores as the retailer increased sales by 6.3% to draw level with Tesco. The two stores now account for 21.6% each of the Irish grocery market, which continues to grow rapidly overall: […]

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Bristol Brewery First to be Granted 'CAMRA Says This Is Real Ale' Accreditation For Canned Beer

Bristol Brewery First to be Granted ‘CAMRA Says This Is Real Ale’ Accreditation For Canned Beer

27 September 2016

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has given its first ever accreditation for real ale to a canned beer – from Moor Beer Company in Bristol. The UK campaigning organisation carried out tests on the ‘micro-canned’ beer from Moor Beer at its recent Great British Beer Festival and concluded that the beer qualified as real […]

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Nestlé Acclaimed as World’s Most Diverse Food Company

Nestlé Acclaimed as World’s Most Diverse Food Company

27 September 2016

Nestlé has been recognised as the leading food and beverage company in the Thomson Reuters Diversity and Inclusion Index, for its efforts in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. The index ranked Nestlé 15th overall out of more than 4,000 publically traded companies worldwide. Companies were assessed in four categories: diversity, people development, news controversies […]

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New Production Site For MULTIVAC in Bulgaria

New Production Site For MULTIVAC in Bulgaria

27 September 2016

Christian Traumann, CFO of MULTIVAC, and Ivaylo Dimitrov, Managing Director of MULTIVAC Bulgaria Production, gave the starting signal for the new production site of MULTIVAC in Bulgaria at the official ground breaking ceremony on 15 September 2016. In the presence of government officials and local politicians, including Lyuben Petrov, Deputy Minister of Economics, Georgi Dimov, Mayor […]

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Board Changes at ARYZTA

Board Changes at ARYZTA

26 September 2016

ARYZTA, the global speciality bakery and food group, has announced some significant board changes. Gary McGann is joining the board as chairman and Rolf Watter is to join as a non-executive director. The appointments are subject to approval by ARYZTA shareholders at its upcoming AGM (13 December 2016). Retiring chairman Denis Lucey comments: “The board […]

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New Chief For Brakes Group's UK Business

New Chief For Brakes Group’s UK Business

26 September 2016

Brakes Group, a leading supplier to the food service sector in the UK, Ireland, France and Sweden, has announced the appointment of Ton Christiaanse as its new UK CEO, replacing Phil Wieland who will be leaving the business to pursue other interests early in 2017. Christiaanse brings with him a wealth of food experience having held leadership […]

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PureCircle's New State-of-the-art Plant Set to Double Production

PureCircle’s New State-of-the-art Plant Set to Double Production

26 September 2016

Sweetener group PureCircle is building a new processing plant in  Malaysia, which has the potential to double the group’s stevia leaf extract production. It will also have a production line specifically for the Zeta Family ingredients, which are for the firm’s products like Reb M for fizzy drinks, which have the most sugar-like taste and […]

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Healthier Children’s Snack Solutions

Healthier Children’s Snack Solutions

26 September 2016

Arla Foods Ingredients has developed a suite of protein and calcium-rich snacking solutions for kids that offer a healthier alternative to chocolate bars and other popular children’s snacks. Among the new solutions in the range is a delicious and easy-to-eat 35g ‘dairy bar’ that offers as much calcium per serving as in one glass of […]

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Scotch Whisky Industry Renews Commitment to Sustainability

Scotch Whisky Industry Renews Commitment to Sustainability

23 September 2016

A commitment to environmental sustainability lies at the heart of the Scotch Whisky industry which has now unveiled even more ambitious green targets, from responsible water use to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The Scotch Whisky Environmental Strategy – first launched in 2009 and the only one of its kind covering an entire Scottish industry – […]

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Lucozade Ribena Suntory Targets Energy Savings with Wonderware

Lucozade Ribena Suntory Targets Energy Savings with Wonderware

23 September 2016

Lucozade Ribena Suntory, one of the leading soft drinks businesses in the UK and Ireland, has partnered with Human Machine Interface (HMI) leaders Wonderware UK & Ireland, to monitor and improve its energy performance. Formed in 2014, Lucozade Ribena Suntory is part of Suntory Beverage & Food Europe. The company’s UK site is a 53 acre […]

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The Male Market Remains a Big Opportunity For Savory Snacks Manufacturers in Russia

The Male Market Remains a Big Opportunity For Savory Snacks Manufacturers in Russia

23 September 2016

Currently, the average Russian man consumes savory snacks less often than his female counterpart, presenting new opportunities for manufacturers to appeal to indulgence-seeking men, according to a new study published by consumer insight firm Canadean. The company’s latest report states that the Russian savory snacks market was valued at US$2.7 billion in 2015, and is forecast […]

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Study Finds 90% of UK Consumers are Open to Cooking Meat Products in Packaging

Study Finds 90% of UK Consumers are Open to Cooking Meat Products in Packaging

23 September 2016

A recent consumer study commissioned by Bemis, a European market leader in flexible packaging for meat and cheese, found that the majority of consumers in the UK region are open to in-pack cooking with Bemis OvenRite®. Bemis OvenRite® dual-ovenable films aim to reduce food contamination while providing delicious, convenient meal options for a variety of […]

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Probably the Best Taxi Experience …

Probably the Best Taxi Experience …

23 September 2016

A beer tap in the seat? Foot massage or a 15 course dim-sum meal? Carlsberg does the taxi experience better for Hong Kong commuters in its latest campaign. The total global number of licensed taxi and private hire vehicles and driver licenses reached record levels this year. Total licensed vehicle numbers in England alone increased […]

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Highlights on the agenda in 2016

22 September 2016

At its 2016 edition, ALL4PACK Paris, the international reference trade event for the packaging and intralogistics sector, will be offering an unprecedented range of content, addressing today’s most pressing themes for industry professionals: connected and ultra-smart packaging, health, safety and transparency issues, eco-design and zero waste, and e-commerce. With a programme packed with exciting and insightful features and […]

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Bernard Matthews Gobbled Up by 2 Sisters Foods Group Chief

Bernard Matthews Gobbled Up by 2 Sisters Foods Group Chief

22 September 2016

Bernard Matthews, the UK’s leading turkey producer and the country’s largest poultry brand, has been bought out of administration in a pre-pack deal by Ranjit Singh Boparan, founder and chief executive of 2 Sisters Food Group, Britain’s largest grocery market supplier. Bernard Matthews has been struggling for some time. The company reported losses of approximately […]

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Growth in British Grocery Sales Fuelled by Sporting Success

Growth in British Grocery Sales Fuelled by Sporting Success

22 September 2016

The latest UK grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 11 September 2016, show that despite continued deflation of 1.1%, supermarket sales increased by 0.3% with particular growth in alcohol as shoppers celebrated Britain’s summer of sporting success. Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar Worldpanel, comments: “While […]

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Stellar Turnout at London’s Only Packaging Exhibition

Stellar Turnout at London’s Only Packaging Exhibition

22 September 2016

This year’s Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London had it all, with speakers from the House of Commons to the Los Angeles packaging design community, visitors from the world’s leading brands and retailers, and exhibitors launching everything from innovative new packaging products to brand new packaging companies. With visitor numbers up it really was a […]

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SKF Corrosion Resistant Bearings: Full Menu Option For Food Safety and Reliability

SKF Corrosion Resistant Bearings: Full Menu Option For Food Safety and Reliability

22 September 2016

In response to the food and beverage industry’s changing needs, SKF has developed a comprehensive range of bearings meeting safety requirements, designed for reduced maintenance and long life in a wide range of production environments. Product safety is the top priority for food and drink manufacturers, consumers and regulators alike. The latest industry requirements, like the […]

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Acquisition of Walter Rau Neusser Öl und Fett by Bunge Receives Green Light

Acquisition of Walter Rau Neusser Öl und Fett by Bunge Receives Green Light

22 September 2016

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Walter Rau Neusser Öl und Fett AG (WRAG) of Germany, by Bunge Deutschland GmbH (Germany), a subsidiary of Bunge of the United States. WRAG is active in the processing and blending of vegetable oils and fats primarily for industrial food processors and […]

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Sacmi to provide labelling solutions for US bottler

21 September 2016

Italian company Sacmi is to provide its labelling solution to an undisclosed multinational bottler from the US. As part of the deal, Sacmi will provide two of its Opera 300 24T automated labellers for the customer’s soft drink production facility. Equipped with an automatic reel splicing system, both labellers are designed to help reduce maintenance requirements and offer downtime-free operation. Capable […]

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Toasted Muesli product range by Maria Lucia Bakes

21 September 2016

Maria Lucia Bakes is an award-winning, specialist producer of gluten-free and wheat-free luxury granolas and mueslis. A No Added Sugar Granola was recently added to the range, and a new Toasted Muesli product range was launched at end-May 2016. Even newer to the range are single portion Maria Lucia Bakes ‘On-The-Go’ Pots, which received a […]

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Exclusive findings of a major European survey commissioned by ALL4PACK Paris and conducted by ObSoCo

21 September 2016

With 4 months to go before its opening, ALL4PACK Paris – the leading tradeshow for the EMEA zone in the packaging and intralogistics markets – publishes the findings of an exclusive survey into the “packaging experience” of European consumers. Conducted with the support of ObSoCo in four countries (Germany, Spain, France and Italy), this survey reveals in particular […]

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Müller Group to Invest a Further £100 Million in UK Business

Müller Group to Invest a Further £100 Million in UK Business

21 September 2016

Dairy has the potential to be the UK grocery sector’s engine for growth for the foreseeable future with consumers, customers and farmers all set to benefit, according to Müller Group. The group’s UK liquid milk, dairy ingredients and chilled yogurt & desserts business is preparing to outline plans to unlock an additional £700 million of […]

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Tate & Lyle Opens New Capacity at Oat Ingredients Facility in Sweden

Tate & Lyle Opens New Capacity at Oat Ingredients Facility in Sweden

21 September 2016

Tate & Lyle has formally opened its expanded capacity at its oat ingredients manufacturing facility in Kimstad, Sweden. The expansion, which is part of the US$100 million investment in additional capacity for Speciality Food Ingredients announced in May 2014, means that capacity at the facility has increased more than tenfold since it was acquired by […]

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Greencore Appoints New CFO

Greencore Appoints New CFO

21 September 2016

Greencore Group has appointed Eoin Tonge (pictured) as chief financial officer and as a director of the group, with effect from 3 October 2016. He will replace Alan Williams, who will be leaving Greencore after nearly six years to become the chief financial officer of Travis Perkins plc. Alan Williams will step down on 3 […]

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Food Colours - Titanium Dioxide Marks Re-evaluation Milestone

Food Colours – Titanium Dioxide Marks Re-evaluation Milestone

21 September 2016

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has completed its re-evaluation of all food colours permitted for use in the European Union before 2009. For the final re-evaluation, EFSA’s experts concluded that available data on titanium dioxide (E 171) in food do not indicate health concerns for consumers. But they recommended new studies be carried out […]

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Chr. Hansen Acquires LGG® From Valio

Chr. Hansen Acquires LGG® From Valio

21 September 2016

Natural solutions that advance human health are in high demand and the expected growth for microbial solutions in this industry is 7-9%. Chr. Hansen is the world’s leading supplier of probiotics to dietary supplements, infant formula and dairy, and through the acquisition of the LGG® business, the company is now further strengthening its microbial platform […]

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Crown gives packages a unique identity with new system

20 September 2016

Packaging specialists Crown have developed a new scanning system that assigns every package a unique and singular identity quick response code. The new system, CrownSecure, ensures that during manufacturing and distribution, product information is stored in a central, reliable cloud datamatrix database and can be accessed at any time by brands, retailers or consumers by scanning […]

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Parkside’s Steam microwavable packaging aiming to reduce portion sizes

20 September 2016

Packaging manufacturer Parkside (Normanton, UK) took home bronze in the food category of the Starpack Industry Awards for its flexible self-venting steam bag, Parkscribe Steam, for frozen vegetables. Rivaling existing packaging formats in the convenience foods market, the novel pack is a hassle-free, flexible microwavable pack taps into the consumer demand for convenient cooking solutions. […]

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KM Packaging Services extend range of pre-made pouches

20 September 2016

KM Packaging Services Ltd has extended its range of market-leading pre-made pouches in response to the growing demand within both food and non-food sectors. Pre-made stand-up pouches and 3-sided sealed flat bags are suitable for a wide range of hot and cold fill food applications, processed for ambient, chilled or frozen supply chain. Pouches offer […]

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Clondalkin Flexible Packaging to launch tactile packaging solutions

20 September 2016

Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Kirchberg is set to launch new tactile packaging solutions at the FachPack trade show to be held in Nuremberg, Germany this month. In order to develop the new solutions, Clondalkin has added various tactile features,  including relief and soft touch, to their printing technology for flexible packaging. The tactile elements can be used partially or across […]

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Scotch Whisky Exports Return to Growth

Scotch Whisky Exports Return to Growth

20 September 2016

The first six months of 2016 were marked by improving Scotch whisky export performance, according to new analysis by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). Despite continued economic and political volatility in some markets, Scotch whisky’s global export volume grew by 3.1% over the first half of the year, with the equivalent of 533 million 70cl […]

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Future Scottish Highland Distillery Projects Making Good Progress

Future Scottish Highland Distillery Projects Making Good Progress

20 September 2016

Work to establish two new distilleries is underway in Lochaber and Skye in the Scottish Highlands. Multi-million pound projects at Drimnin Distillery on the Morvern Peninsula and Torabhaig Distillery in the south of Skye attracted a total of £881,000 investment from development agency, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). The projects are expected to meet market demands […]

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Tetra Pak Sees Growth Opportunities For 100% Juice

Tetra Pak Sees Growth Opportunities For 100% Juice

20 September 2016

The market for 100% juice should return to growth despite global economic slowdown and the recent debate around sugar, according to Tetra Pak’s 100% Juice Index report. According to the company, the combination of emerging growth hot-spots and slowing decline in established markets is stabilising 100% juice and bringing it back to growth going forward […]

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Breadwinners Offers a Fresh Start For Unemployed Londoners

Breadwinners Offers a Fresh Start For Unemployed Londoners

20 September 2016

Breadwinners is an innovative new charity offering those struggling to find employment in London an opportunity to start their own fresh bread delivery business. Londoners can wake up to fresh, award-winning artisan bread delivered directly to their door at no extra cost to what they would pay in the bakery. Customers book delivery with their […]

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Tunnock’s Expansion Aided By Food IT Experts at Sanderson

Tunnock’s Expansion Aided By Food IT Experts at Sanderson

20 September 2016

“The administrative burden for any food manufacturer is huge these days,” says Bruce Reidford of Tunnock’s. He was responsible for choosing the Sanderson food manufacturing IT system, today known as UnityF8, on which Tunnock’s has expanded its business. “We just could not have coped without UnityF8,” he says. “It would have been impossible to manage […]

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Beverage packages: the perfect blend of individuality and efficiency

19 September 2016

In the beverage sector, the packaging industry has to kill two birds with one stone. Firstly, consumers expect individually designed packages, if possible with supplementary functions. And secondly, increasingly eco-minded drinks consumers are showing a growing thirst for resource-conserving containers manufactured with environmentally compatible methods. The industry achieves this balancing act with new packaging strategies […]

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ALL4PACK Paris launches “THE NETWORK”

19 September 2016

With the packaging industry alone boasting 300 trade shows around the world, ALL4PACK Paris, organised by the COMEXPOSIUM Group, announces the launch of “THE NETWORK”, an international network federating several packaging shows, granting their community access to the market information of its members. Through this initiative, ALL4PACK Paris, the international benchmark trade show for the EMEA region in the […]

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Mondelez International to Invest $65 Million in Global Research & Development Hubs

Mondelez International to Invest $65 Million in Global Research & Development Hubs

19 September 2016

Mondelēz International has confirmed a $65 million investment to build a global Research, Development & Quality (RDQ) network of the future. The investment will enable the company to better recruit, retain and develop talent across a range of science and technical disciplines while also creating a stronger presence in both emerging and developed markets. When […]

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Investment in Meadow Foods

Investment in Meadow Foods

19 September 2016

Meadow Foods, the UK’s largest independently owned dairy group and a leading supplier of milk and dairy ingredients to the food industry, has completed a strategic investment with Paine & Partners, a leading global food and agribusiness investment firm. This strategic investment is to support Meadow Foods’ strategy to grow the business through organic expansion […]

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New Head of Arla Foods Sweden

New Head of Arla Foods Sweden

19 September 2016

Head of Arla’s South East Asian business, Patrik Hansson, is to return to Sweden as the new head of Arla’s Swedish business from 1 November. He will take over from Henri de Sauvage who announced he is leaving Arla to pursue external opportunities. Earlier this year, Henri de Sauvage announced that he would leave Arla […]

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The Global Coffee Capsules Market

The Global Coffee Capsules Market

19 September 2016

A new report from industry consultants, AMI Consulting in cooperation with Plastic Technologies Inc., published in August 2016, is an authoritative comprehensive deep-dive analysis of the global Single Serve Beverage Capsules industry (aka coffee capsules). No longer a niche market, the capsules industry has developed into a complex value chain over the years. Back in […]

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Coca-Cola HBC Italia Cuts Carbon Footprint With ENER-G Trigeneration Technology

Coca-Cola HBC Italia Cuts Carbon Footprint With ENER-G Trigeneration Technology

19 September 2016

Coca-Cola HBC Italia will reduce its carbon footprint by 15% and save 40% on its energy costs after installing an ENER-G combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) system. The ENER-G CCHP (trigeneration) technology is providing 40% of Coca-Cola HBC Italia’s energy needs at its Marcianise production facility in Campania, southern Italy (www.coca-colahellenic.it) . The 1280 kWe decentralised […]

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Business Growth For UncertainTimes

Business Growth For UncertainTimes

16 September 2016

“Uncertainty is something the Irish food and drink industry has been grappling with for some time,” commented Una FitzGibbon (pictured), Marketing Director of Bord Bia (the Irish Food Board), at the recent Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition in Dublin. She was referring to how the industry had faced challenges such as the ‘credit […]

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Innovation – The Key Ingredient in the Competitive Recipe

Innovation – The Key Ingredient in the Competitive Recipe

16 September 2016

Established in 1985, when it employed just twelve people, Dawn Farm Foods now has a workforce of over 1,000 across its three production plants in Ireland and the UK. Dawn Farms supplies cooked and fermented meat ingredients to the food service and food manufacturing sectors, and  is the preferred cooked meat ingredient partner to many […]

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Brexit – A View From the North

Brexit – A View From the North

16 September 2016

“We lobbied very hard against Brexit,” said Michael Bell (pictured right), CEO of the Northern Ireland Food & Drink Association, at the start of his key note presentation, entitled: ‘ Brexit – A view from the North’, to the Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition, held at the Citywest Convention Centre in Dublin. The […]

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Weakness in Sterling Could Cost Over €700 Million in Irish Food Exports and About 7,500 Jobs

Weakness in Sterling Could Cost Over €700 Million in Irish Food Exports and About 7,500 Jobs

16 September 2016

“If the Irish food sector starts to sneeze, the overall economy will catch a cold,” according to Paul Kelly (pictured right), Director of Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII), a business sector within Ibec, the group that represents Irish business both domestically and internationally. He was speaking on the challenges facing the Irish food and […]

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Ireland's Largest Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition Lives Up to Expectations

Ireland’s Largest Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition Lives Up to Expectations

16 September 2016

Described as ‘the largest gathering of food and drink industry professionals on the island of Ireland’, the third annual Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition, held at the Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin, on Wednesday 14th of September, lived up to its billing, attracting over 2,000 delegates to what has become firmly established as a […]

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Laying of the foundation stone in Wittenburg: contract manufacturer SternMaid is building a second plant

16 September 2016

On 6 September SternMaid laid the foundation stone of a new production plant. The contract manufacturer of foods and food supplements in powder form is greatly enlarging its capacity directly beside the existing production facility in Wittenburg. Over the past 18 years, SternMaid has already invested a total of 50 million EUR in the site. […]

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Facing Up to Brexit and Price Deflation in the Food and Beverage Sector

Facing Up to Brexit and Price Deflation in the Food and Beverage Sector

16 September 2016

By Ian Hunter, Senior Equity Analyst at Investec Across our three main businesses in Investec Ireland (Corporate Treasury, Corporate Finance and Wealth & Investment), we have been working with clients to address the many challenges and opportunities thrown up by both BREXIT and deflation in food retail. Volatile currency markets pose real challenges in terms […]

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