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Brits Relish Burgers

Brits Relish Burgers

Arla Foods Launches £100 Million Commitment to Healthier Eating Habits

Arla Foods Launches £100 Million Commitment to Healthier Eating Habits

EU Requests WTO Panel Over Colombia's Discrimination Against Imported Spirits

EU Requests WTO Panel Over Colombia’s Discrimination Against Imported Spirits

Irish Beer Exports Up in 2015 as Production Increases For First Time in 5 Years

Irish Beer Exports Up in 2015 as Production Increases For First Time in 5 Years

Brits Relish Burgers

Brits Relish Burgers

25 August 2016

New research from Mintel reveals that as many as 45% of Brits would buy a burger in celebration of National Burger Day (25th August), rising to 58% of 16-34 year olds. And it seems that burger fever is sizzling across the UK, with as many as half of consumers in Yorkshire and Humberside (50%), London […]

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Arla Foods Launches £100 Million Commitment to Healthier Eating Habits

Arla Foods Launches £100 Million Commitment to Healthier Eating Habits

25 August 2016

Arla Foods UK has launched a major new breakfast campaign as part of its £100 million commitment to support healthier eating among consumers. The commitment, unveiled as part of the dairy cooperative’s ambitious new strategy to grow revenue by nearly a third by 2020, will see a series of campaigns and initiatives launched to encourage […]

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EU Requests WTO Panel Over Colombia's Discrimination Against Imported Spirits

EU Requests WTO Panel Over Colombia’s Discrimination Against Imported Spirits

25 August 2016

The EU has requested the establishment of a WTO panel to rule on a dispute concerning Colombia’s discriminatory treatment of imported spirits. The EU and Colombia held consultations earlier in the year (8-9 March 2016), however consultations failed to reach a solution to the dispute. While the EU recognizes Colombia’s efforts to bring about reform in […]

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Irish Beer Exports Up in 2015 as Production Increases For First Time in 5 Years

Irish Beer Exports Up in 2015 as Production Increases For First Time in 5 Years

24 August 2016

The Irish Brewers Association (IBA), the representative voice for the brewing industry in Ireland, has released its annual Beer Market Report for Ireland, which shows that production in the sector is up 6%.  It is the first time since 2011 that beer production in Ireland has risen.  Irish beer exports are up 16% and are […]

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ESDT Producing Bespoke Spray Drying Plant For Cheese Company

ESDT Producing Bespoke Spray Drying Plant For Cheese Company

24 August 2016

European Spraydry Technologies has been awarded the contract to supply Knolton Farmhouse Cheese with a new purpose-designed spray drying facility for the production of powdered dairy powders at its Wrexham Farm factory. This two-stage drying plant will be housed within its own special building that will include wet feed preparation systems, dry powder storage, packaging […]

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A Busy Year Ahead For AGRO Merchants Group

A Busy Year Ahead For AGRO Merchants Group

24 August 2016

AGRO Merchants Group was established with one goal in mind: to build a strong worldwide network of family-owned cold storage and logistics companies and with their experience and capabilities provide world-class solutions to their clients. All of AGRO’s companies have a long history of success behind them and AGRO helps them build on the amazing […]

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Veolia Provides Solution For Resource Recovery From Arla Dairy Wastewater

Veolia Provides Solution For Resource Recovery From Arla Dairy Wastewater

24 August 2016

Arla dairy located in Aylesbury, near London, is the world’s largest fresh milk facility. In 2013 Arla planned the new dairy as a showcase of sustainable development, applying advanced process technologies and renewable energy solutions, targeting a zero carbon facility. To support this concept, a first Memthane® Anaerobic Membrane Bio-Reactor was installed. This small footprint […]

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Sterilizer Cleared Out!

24 August 2016

At an Indonesian production site of the world’s leading dairy food brand, sterilized milk is produced in huge quantities. As usual in a production plant of that size, efficiency needs to be continuously optimized. The ready to drink milk is canned and sterilized before secondary packing. But if the downstream tray packing equipment fails, the […]

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Nestlé Leads ‘Change the World’ Ranking

Nestlé Leads ‘Change the World’ Ranking

23 August 2016

Nestlé is the highest ranked food and beverage company in Fortune Magazine’s annual ‘Change the World’ list of the top 50 companies that are ‘doing well by doing good’. It’s the second year that the magazine has produced the list, and Nestlé is 5th overall in the rankings. According to Fortune Magazine: “Food is more […]

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Irish pig meat exporters may finally have access again to Russian market

23 August 2016

Much to the joy of Irish pig producers  the World Trade Organization (WTO)  has  declared the Russian import ban on live pigs, fresh pork and other pig products illegal. Russia imposed the ban on EU pig products more than two years ago in early 2014 following a limited number of African Swine Fever (ASF) cases […]

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Irish Grocery Spending Rises For Fifth Consecutive Quarter

23 August 2016

The amount Irish consumers spend on everyday grocery items, such as food, drinks and toiletries, increased year-on-year for the fifth consecutive quarter, according to Nielsen retail performance data. In the second quarter of 2016, the volume of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs) purchased in Ireland rose 1.3% year-on-year, whilst the average prices paid for these goods also […]

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Bord Bia Study Reveals Ireland's Home Baking Trends

Bord Bia Study Reveals Ireland’s Home Baking Trends

23 August 2016

Weekend baking and smaller portion sizes are among the top global trends identified in a new Bord Bia bakery study. The home baking market in Ireland is valued at almost €120 million per year and the Bord Bia report shows the sector is continuing to remain a favourite with Irish consumers. Paula Donoghue, Consumer Insight […]

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Busy Brits Present Major Opportunity For On-the-go Dairy Products

Busy Brits Present Major Opportunity For On-the-go Dairy Products

22 August 2016

British consumers are increasingly looking for food and drink that saves time and allows them to feel they have a better work-life balance. Indeed, 50% of British people feel there are not enough hours in the day to fit in all their desired activities, while 56% report making attempts to reduce the time spent on […]

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Nutrition and Sustainability Sessions at IDF World Dairy Summit 2016

Nutrition and Sustainability Sessions at IDF World Dairy Summit 2016

22 August 2016

Dairy is part of the solution of key nutritional problems in the various parts of the world: in developing countries it provides the needed nutrients to overcome shortages and in the developed countries it plays a role in preventing non-communicable diseases associated with obesity, like bowel cancer and type 2 diabetes. In addition, dairy production […]

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Packaging Automation Helps Burton’s Biscuits Develop a New Concept ‘Snap and Go’ For Cadbury Chocolate Fingers

Packaging Automation Helps Burton’s Biscuits Develop a New Concept ‘Snap and Go’ For Cadbury Chocolate Fingers

22 August 2016

The ‘Snap & Go’ packs are available in packs of 4x31g PP trays with complementary lidding films that have been created to tap into the portioned snacking market, whilst offering portion control features for consumers and strong on-shelf aesthetics for retailers. PA worked closely with Parkside Flexibles and Coveris to develop a tray and film […]

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IUFoST 2016 World Congress of Food Science and Technology - Dublin - 21-25 August

IUFoST 2016 World Congress of Food Science and Technology – Dublin – 21-25 August

19 August 2016

Over 1,500 food scientists, engineers, food industry professionals, regulatory authorities and students from around the world, are expected in Dublin for the IUFoST 2016 World Congress of Food Science and Technology, which is being hosted by the Institute of Food Science and Technology of Ireland, which will facilitate the communication, exchange and sharing of knowledge at […]

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Nestlé Maintains Focus on Profitable Growth

Nestlé Maintains Focus on Profitable Growth

19 August 2016

Nestlé has reported 3.5% organic growth in sales to SFr43.2 billion (€39.9 billion) for the first half. A foreign exchange impact of -2.0% coupled with the net result of acquisitions and divestitures resulted in reported sales falling by 0.8%. Organic sales growth was composed of 2.8% real internal growth and 0.7% pricing. However, pricing has […]

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Dale Farm Invests £7 Million in New Cheese Retail Packing Facility

Dale Farm Invests £7 Million in New Cheese Retail Packing Facility

19 August 2016

Dale Farm, Northern Ireland’s leading dairy company, has opened a new cheese retail packing facility at its Dunmanbridge plant near Cookstown. The Dunmanbridge plant, one of the most advanced of its kind in Europe, houses the latest cheese making and processing technology. Supported by Invest Northern Ireland, the new packing facility will enable Dale Farm […]

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Progress at Carlsberg Group

Progress at Carlsberg Group

19 August 2016

Impacted by adverse currency factors, Carlsberg Group has reported a 3.6% decline in net revenue to DKr31.2 billion and a 4% drop in operating profit to DKr3.448 billion (€4.2 billion) for the first half of 2016 compared to the corresponding period in 2015. However, on an organic basis revenue and operating profit grew by 4% […]

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New Clean-label Cooking Solutions Cater For Foodservice Market

New Clean-label Cooking Solutions Cater For Foodservice Market

19 August 2016

Arla Foods Ingredients is serving up a new range of clean-label, dairy-based solutions for the foodservice sector. The innovative ready-made cooking ingredients will make it easy for food companies to develop and supply foodservice products that are natural, healthy, convenient and stable – all of which are all key priorities for restaurant and catering businesses today. […]

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EFSA Publishes Advice on Choline

EFSA Publishes Advice on Choline

19 August 2016

EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) has set dietary reference values for choline as part of its review of scientific advice on nutrient intakes. Choline plays an important role in the human body, in particular for the maintenance of normal liver function. The Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) defines daily adequate intakes (AIs) […]

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Traceability Systems Live in La Rousse Foods

19 August 2016

With operations located in Dublin and Belfast, La Rousse Foods specialise in the supply of fine foods to premium food establishments since 1992. Acquired by the Swiss-based food group Aryzta in 2015, the company has more than 1,300 corporate customers in Ireland, and have their own catering butchery, cheese-maturing room and chocolate lab. La Rousse offer a […]

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Melissa appointed vice chairman of the BFBi

18 August 2016

Melissa Abbott has been appointed National Vice Chairman of the Brewing, Food & Beverage Industry supplier’s association (BFBi), the first time this role has been held by a woman. This is a two-year appointment and after this period usually leads to the position of Chairman.  Not only is this a success for ‘girl power’ but […]

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Glanbia Delivers Solid First Half Performance

Glanbia Delivers Solid First Half Performance

18 August 2016

Driven by its Performance Nutrition business, Glanbia, the global nutrition group, has delivered a solid performance for the first half of 2016. Glanbia’s wholly owned businesses posted a 0.4% rise in revenue at constant currency (up 0.2% reported) to €1.435 billion with EBITA at €157.4 million, up 13.7% constant currency (up 13.6% reported). Wholly owned […]

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World Cheese Awards 2016 Open For Entry!

World Cheese Awards 2016 Open For Entry!

18 August 2016

The 29th annual World Cheese Awards are now open for entry with organisers, the Guild of Fine Food, expecting more cheese-makers than ever to enter as the competition heads to San Sebastián this year, during the city’s tenure as European Capital of Culture. Dedicated only to cheese, with no other dairy products able to enter, the World […]

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Taste of the Yorkshire Coast Impresses Beer Judges

Taste of the Yorkshire Coast Impresses Beer Judges

18 August 2016

An IPA from the Yorkshire Wolds has been recognised as one of the best in the world after winning a bronze medal in the International Beer Challenge (IBC). It is the first time that Wold Newton-based Wold Top Brewery has entered the prestigious international competition and its 6% ABV Scarborough Fair IPA impressed the judges […]

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Road Map to the Smart Meat Factory

Road Map to the Smart Meat Factory

18 August 2016

The key steps meat companies need to take to achieve a smart factory in line with Industry 4.0 will be the major focus of a series of Meat Business Days being held by food IT software specialist CSB-System in Karlsruhe, Germany from 12th – 16th September. As well a series of presentations from industry experts […]

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Record number of entries for PPMA Group Industry Awards 2016

18 August 2016

Returning to the PPMA Total Show 2016 (27-29 September), the PPMA Group Industry Awards will once again celebrate the best that British manufacturing has to offer following a record-number of entries submitted. Taking place at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham on the first night of the exhibition, the industry will come together to recognise innovation […]

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Measom Freer caps it all

17 August 2016

Looking for a caps and closures manufacturer with ranges to inspire you and to make your product stand out and give shelf appeal? Then look no further, Measom Freer manufacture and stock 16 different closure ranges in all varieties and sizes to suit your chosen bottle, in neck sizes from 15mm through to 31mm. Choose […]

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IPO Planned For Accolade Wines

IPO Planned For Accolade Wines

17 August 2016

CHAMP, the Australian private equity firm, which is a majority owner of Accolade Wines, is reported to have appointed Reunion Capital Partners as an adviser for a planned public listing of the world’s fifth largest wine company. The A$1 billion (€680 million) initial public offering of Accolade Wines is expected to be launched in the […]

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Unilever Expands Home Care Business

Unilever Expands Home Care Business

17 August 2016

Unilever is strengthening its Home Care business with the acquisition of Blueair, the world’s leading supplier of innovative mobile indoor air purification technologies and solutions. Launched in 1996 in Stockholm, Blueair had a turnover of US$106 million in 2015 and is a leading player in the premium category of air purifiers in markets like China, […]

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Global Juice Drink Consumption to Rise by 5% a Year

Global Juice Drink Consumption to Rise by 5% a Year

17 August 2016

Global fruit juice and drink consumption exceeded 80 billion litres in 2015, representing 10% of overall soft drink volume, according to a new report from specialist food and drink consultancy Zenith International. Sales were up 4% during the year, with growth in Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America offsetting declines in the […]

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€200k Feasibility Fund to Support Next Generation of Agri-business in Ireland

€200k Feasibility Fund to Support Next Generation of Agri-business in Ireland

17 August 2016

The Irish Government has launched a new Enterprise Ireland Competitive Feasibility Fund for agri-businesses. The Fund, which can provide up to €25,000 per initiative, is aimed at stimulating innovative start-ups and creating jobs and growth in the Irish agri-business sector. The Fund, which is now open for applications from entrepreneurs and early stage start-up companies, […]

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Ingredion buys Thai rice business

16 August 2016

Ingredion is to acquire the rice starch and rice flour business from Sun Flour Industry of Banglen, Thailand. The acquisition supports Ingredion’s global strategy to increase its higher-value specialty ingredients business, the company said. It is subject to approval by Thai government authorities as well as to other customary closing conditions. Details of the transaction […]

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Premium Brands acquires Fletcher’s

16 August 2016

Premium Brands’ Washington-based subsidiary Hempler’s is to acquire Fletcher’s which sells a variety of premium bacon and fresh sausage products in the U.S. Pacific Northwest under the Fletcher’s brand, has annual sales of approximately US$17 million. It was founded by a predecessor of Premium Brands in 1985, then later sold as part of a larger transaction in […]

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Seamore launch seaweed pasta

16 August 2016

Dutch company Seamore have launched an alternative to wheat pasta using seaweed. I Sea Pasta comes from the waters of the Irish coastline, where it is then rinsed and dried at low temperatures of 39 degrees requiring no extra water, fertilisers or pesticides. The company, which started when the founder mistook the sea weed in his salad […]

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Tchibo Acquires UK’s Leading Independent Coffee Roaster

Tchibo Acquires UK’s Leading Independent Coffee Roaster

16 August 2016

Matthew Algie, the UK’s leading independent coffee roaster, has been acquired by the family-owned German coffee and food service business Tchibo, which is one of the six biggest coffee roasting companies in the world. Both parties have hailed the deal as complementary to their respective brands and customers across the UK and Ireland. The financial […]

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Key Retailers and Brands Form the Retail Grocery Advisory Board

Key Retailers and Brands Form the Retail Grocery Advisory Board

16 August 2016

GS1 UK, the supply chain standards organisation, has facilitated the formation of the Retail Grocery Advisory Board with the objective of providing industry-wide solutions that will offer a better customer experience while delivering efficiencies throughout the supply chain. The Advisory Board includes members who represent almost 80% of the UK retail grocery market. Members of […]

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Origin Green Ambassadors Join Forces With UK Food and Drink Giants

Origin Green Ambassadors Join Forces With UK Food and Drink Giants

16 August 2016

Five ambassadors from Origin Green, Ireland’s national sustainability programme, are beginning placements with leading UK food businesses McDonald’s, Mars, Bidvest, Tesco and SAI Platform, to promote the Irish food and drink industry’s sustainability credentials. The Origin Green Ambassador Programme, a two-year MSc in Business Sustainability, aims to develop a cohort of executive talent. The ambassadors will […]

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In-depth Investigation into Proposed Merger Between Dow and DuPont

In-depth Investigation into Proposed Merger Between Dow and DuPont

16 August 2016

The European Commission has opened an in-depth probe to assess whether the proposed merger of Dow and DuPont is in line with the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission will investigate further whether the deal may reduce competition in areas such as crop protection, seeds and certain petrochemicals. The proposed merger between Dow and DuPont, both […]

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Mondelez International to Acquire Cadbury Biscuits License From Burton's Biscuit Company

Mondelez International to Acquire Cadbury Biscuits License From Burton’s Biscuit Company

15 August 2016

Mondelēz International, a world leader in biscuits and chocolate, has agreed to purchase from Burton’s Biscuit Company the license that enables the company to manufacture, market and sell Cadbury-branded biscuits around the world, including in the UK, France, Ireland, North America and Saudi Arabia. The deal, which will enable Mondelēz International to accelerate biscuit growth […]

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Tican to Move Some Danish Production to the UK and Germany

Tican to Move Some Danish Production to the UK and Germany

15 August 2016

Danish meat processor Tican, which is now owned by Tönnies Group, plans to move the deboning of pork legs and the processing of bacon for the English market, currently carried out in Denmark, to Germany and the UK as of October 1st 2016. Tican has experienced increasing difficulties in producing value-added bacon products at competitive […]

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ABP Food Group Teams Up With Irish Shorthorn Society

ABP Food Group Teams Up With Irish Shorthorn Society

15 August 2016

The Irish Shorthorn Society has teamed up with ABP Food Group, one of Europe’s leading privately owned agribusiness companies and the largest beef processor in Ireland and the UK to promote the Irish Shorthorn Premium Beef brand to ABP’s Irish and international customers. Irish Shorthorn Premium Beef will now be processed at ABP’s Clones and […]

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Graphic Packaging Develops Stand Out Vaccum Skin Carton

15 August 2016

Graphic Packaging International, along with tray sealing machinery specialist G. Mondini, has developed a new laminated vacuum skin carton to pack chilled and frozen products. Named SlimFresh, the new easy-to-open pack is suitable for meat, fish and poultry retailers. SlimFresh wraps two high-barrier shrink films around the meat, fish or poultry product to produce a vacuum pack. […]

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CapAble launch the LifeTop cap

15 August 2016

Swedish caps provider CapAble have launched the LifeTop cap which is designed for small volume sensitive ingredients, such as probiotics. The LifeTop cap is a patented bottle closure where sensitive powder ingredients are placed in a protective aluminium blister inside the cap. This protection makes the shelf life considerably longer than if the ingredients are mixed into the drink. When the top is pushed, the blister breaks […]

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BIO4MAP develops sustainable food packaging to improve shelf life

15 August 2016

The BIO4MAP project, undertaken by a European consortium, has developed a new kind of sustainable food packaging material that aims to improve the shelf life of fresh pasta and cheese. Developed using around 75% of raw materials from renewable sources, the new packaging material has polyactic acid (PLA), polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) and adhesive layers, as well as […]

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DS Smith creates tray for Spangsberg’s new range of sweets

15 August 2016

Corrugated packaging provider DS Smith has developed new tray packaging for Spangsberg Chokolade’s new line of wine gums and liquorice sweets under the Nørregade brand. Developed along with Spangsberg and its advertising agency, the new packaging aims to attract young people and increase sales. Extra-strong 2mm and 3mm corrugated board have been used to enhance the durability of the […]

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Verso launches paper for microwave popcorn bag

15 August 2016

US-based producer of flexible packaging, technical, label and converting papers, Verso has unveiled a bleached, uncoated machine-glazed paper with oil and grease resistance (OGR), GlazeArmor Micro, for use in microwave popcorn bags. The new solution is part of Verso’s GlazeArmor family of lightweight uncoated machine-glazed OGR papers. It is designed to prevent grease spilling from both inner and outer […]

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Melitta Partners with Greek Hatzopoulos

15 August 2016

Coffee solutions company Melitta Professional is collaborating with Greek packaging company Hatzopoulos for its UK HoReCa sector launch. Melitta is well established in a number of European countries, as well as North America, and is now set to release its new range of coffee blends later this year. It formed an alliance with Greece-based packaging […]

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Nestlé Investing in Product Safety

Nestlé Investing in Product Safety

15 August 2016

Nestlé is investing SFr30 million (€27.6 million) in the Nestlé Quality Assurance Centre (NQAC) in Dublin, Ohio, US, improving its capacity to test products and ensuring they meet the highest standards. This latest investment makes NQAC Dublin Nestlé’s largest and most sophisticated testing facility worldwide. The centre has almost doubled in size, and allows us to test […]

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Opel Ireland to Redistribute Over €3,000,000 Worth of Food

Opel Ireland to Redistribute Over €3,000,000 Worth of Food

15 August 2016

Opel Ireland has pledge its commitment to help drive social change as it joins the award winning FoodCloud in Ireland. Through the provision of seven custom specified Opel vans, this partnership is set to deliver the equivalent of 2.3 million meals to over 250 charities in the next 12 months alone. This announcement comes as recent […]

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Organic Industry Watchdog Moves to Block Merger of Danone and WhiteWave

Organic Industry Watchdog Moves to Block Merger of Danone and WhiteWave

12 August 2016

The proposed acquisition of WhiteWave Foods by French dairy giant Groupe Danone is anti-competitive and a threat to the U.S. organic dairy market, according to a complaint filed with the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission by The Cornucopia Institute, an organic industry watchdog group. It has also launched a petition calling for […]

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Overall UK Tea Sales to Drop by 5% in 2016 As Cake Sales Rise

Overall UK Tea Sales to Drop by 5% in 2016 As Cake Sales Rise

12 August 2016

New research from Mintel reveals that over one in three (35%) tea drinkers aged between 55 and 64 drink five or more cups of standard black tea a day, compared to just 16% of those aged between 25 and 34. While a cuppa has been something of a national favourite in the British Isles throughout […]

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Stock Spirits Shows Signs of Recovery

Stock Spirits Shows Signs of Recovery

12 August 2016

Stock Spirits, one of Central and Eastern Europe’s leading branded spirits and liqueurs businesses, has posted results for the six months ended 30 June 2016 which show significant improvement against a very weak financial outcome for the first half of last year. Revenue at €116.0 million was up from €108.0 million in the first half […]

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