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Scotch Whisky Industry Renews Commitment to Sustainability Lucozade Ribena Suntory Targets Energy Savings with Wonderware The Male Market Remains a Big Opportunity For Savory Snacks Manufacturers in Russia Study Finds 90% of UK Consumers are Open to Cooking Meat Products in Packaging
 
Scotch Whisky Industry Renews Commitment to Sustainability

Scotch Whisky Industry Renews Commitment to Sustainability

Lucozade Ribena Suntory Targets Energy Savings with Wonderware

Lucozade Ribena Suntory Targets Energy Savings with Wonderware

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

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

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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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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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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A New Global Home For Kerrygold

A New Global Home For Kerrygold

15 September 2016

Ornua has officially opened Kerrygold Park, a €38 million state-of-the-art Kerrygold butter production and packing facility in Mitchelstown, County Cork. The production facility will have a capacity of up to 50,000 tonnes of butter per annum and will initially employ 65 people. Ornua is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, exporting to over 110 […]

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MumPanel Members Give Soreen Lunchbox Loaves Thumbs Up

MumPanel Members Give Soreen Lunchbox Loaves Thumbs Up

15 September 2016

Parents across the UK have given Soreen’s Lunchbox Loaves the thumbs up after taking part in independent research conducted by MumPanel, 95% would recommend them to other parents. The trademark ‘MumPanel Approved’ is designed to be used on packaging and to offer peace of mind to mums and dads when out shopping. MumPanel based in […]

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Mondelez International Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index For 12th Consecutive Year

Mondelez International Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index For 12th Consecutive Year

15 September 2016

Mondelēz International has once again been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for both the North America and World indices. The DJSI is a globally recognized independent benchmark that conducts comprehensive assessments of a company’s economic, environmental and social performance with a strong focus on long-term value creation for shareholders. Mondelēz International improved […]

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Five Medals For St Peter's Brewery in Global Beer Awards

Five Medals For St Peter’s Brewery in Global Beer Awards

15 September 2016

The awards keep on coming for Suffolk-based English craft brewery St Peter’s as it sweeps the board in the Global Beer Masters. St Peter’s Brewery claimed two of only eight golds awarded in the competition for its Cream Stout and Black IPA, which was only launched in the spring. It also picked up two silver medals […]

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Olam to intro new cocoa powder at FiA

15 September 2016

Olam’s Cocoa Innovation Centre is to launch a new cocoa powder after months of development.  The deZaan M558V cocoa powder will debut at the Food Ingredients Asia (FiA) trade fair in Jakarta, Indonesia, September 21 – 23, 2016. Already it has been officially selected as a finalist – one of only 13 products – to […]

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Global Savoury Snacks Market to Reach Over $138 Billion by 2020 as ‘Snackification’ Trend Grows

Global Savoury Snacks Market to Reach Over $138 Billion by 2020 as ‘Snackification’ Trend Grows

14 September 2016

The global savoury snacks market will rise from US$94.5 billion in 2015 to US$138.2.billion by 2020, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9%, according to consumer insight firm Canadean. The company’s latest report states that such growth is expected to come mainly from developing countries in the Asia-Pacific and Eastern European regions, with CAGRs […]

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Brewers looking at alternatives to isinglass

14 September 2016

Brewers are looking at alternatives to isinglass, a substance derived from the swim bladders of fish, used as a clearing or “fining” agent in their beers. According to the Good Beer Guide, published by the UK’s Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), more brewers are either producing unrefined beer that is slightly cloudy or using other […]

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UK’s Food Standards Agency to cut antibiotics

14 September 2016

The UK’s Food Standards Agency has pledged to cut the use of antibiotics on farms following the discovery of drug-resistant E.coli on UK supermarket chicken and pork meat. The testing was commissioned by the Alliance to Save our Antibiotics. The FSA has acknowledged the ‘significant threat’ to human health from antibiotic-resistant superbugs, and pledged to […]

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Stevia market to reach $556.7 million

14 September 2016

The global stevia market is expected to reach $556.7 million by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research. Increasing penetration of stevia in the beverage segment, especially in carbonated drinks, will be a crucial factor determining the growth of the industry over the forecast period, the researchers believe. Major health concerns related […]

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Something Brewing in Kilkenny

Something Brewing in Kilkenny

14 September 2016

Beer brewing is being revived in Kilkenny again, with Sullivan’s Brewing Company behind the renaissance.  First established in 1702, the Sullivan brewing name was once the biggest of its kind in Kilkenny but fell into abeyance in the last century. The brand is now being resurrected by the legendary Smithwick brewing family, who retained control […]

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China to Become Ireland’s Next Billion Euro Food and Drink Market

China to Become Ireland’s Next Billion Euro Food and Drink Market

14 September 2016

China will become the first billion euro market for Irish food and drink exports outside of the UK within the next three years, according to Bord Bia CEO, Aidan Cotter. Mr Cotter made the remarks as Bord Bia announced the opening of a second office in the region. With its Shanghai hub serving the Chinese market, […]

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European Commission Clears Joint Venture Between Verlinvest and CRC

European Commission Clears Joint Venture Between Verlinvest and CRC

14 September 2016

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the creation of a joint venture by Verlinvest of Belgium and China Resources Co of Hong Kong. The joint venture will invest in companies in the healthy food & beverages and community healthcare services sectors, primarily in China. Verlinvest is an investment company active in […]

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European Commission Clears Joint Acquisition of Olenex by ADM and Wilmar

European Commission Clears Joint Acquisition of Olenex by ADM and Wilmar

13 September 2016

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the joint acquisition of Olenex of the Netherlands by Archers Daniels Midland Company of the US and the Wilmar group of Singapore. Olenex will refine crude oil in four processing facilities, transferred to Olenex by ADM and Wilmar, in Germany and the Netherlands and sell […]

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Food Standards Scotland Launches First Healthy Eating Campaign

Food Standards Scotland Launches First Healthy Eating Campaign

13 September 2016

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has launched a thought-provoking healthy eating campaign aimed at encouraging people in Scotland to reduce the number of unhealthy snacks eaten. The campaign addresses the country’s diet-related poor health and obesity record by drawing attention to the uncomfortable truth that people in Scotland are potentially damaging their future health by over-indulging […]

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Dare to Dairy - New Technical Tour in Response to Great Demand!

Dare to Dairy – New Technical Tour in Response to Great Demand!

13 September 2016

In response to the great demand for participation in the Technical Tours, the Organising Committee of the IDF World Dairy Summit 2016 in Rotterdam has decided to organize another Technical Tour, in addition to the original nine Tours already offered. The new Tour is called “Farming in a Challenging environment” (Tour # 0) and deals […]

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Nestlé Leads Industry in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Nestlé Leads Industry in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

13 September 2016

A biogas facility that fuels a factory with green energy and helps farmers is just one example of kind of the work that has helped Nestlé become food industry No.1 in the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The DJSI is a globally recognised independent benchmark that measures the performance of the largest 2,500 global […]

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One of Europe’s Most Renowned Potato Breeders Recognised

One of Europe’s Most Renowned Potato Breeders Recognised

13 September 2016

Harry Kehoe, the retired Potato Breeder from Teagasc, Oak Park, was conferred with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science, in recognition of his lifetime’s work as a Plant Breeder. The conferring took place in UCD, on Monday 5th September 2016. Rooster was one of more than 35 potato varieties bred by Harry Kehoe and […]

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