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New President, Northern Europe at Mondelēz International Further €165 Million EC Market Support Package For Perishable Fruit & Vegetables Cream of Irish Business Win at 2014 Responsible Business Awards Sixth HORTGRO Promotion to Reinforce Provenance of South African Fruit
 
New President, Northern Europe at Mondelēz International

New President, Northern Europe at Mondelēz International

Further €165 Million EC Market Support Package For Perishable Fruit & Vegetables

Further €165 Million EC Market Support Package For Perishable Fruit & Vegetables

Cream of Irish Business Win at 2014 Responsible Business Awards

Cream of Irish Business Win at 2014 Responsible Business Awards

Sixth HORTGRO Promotion to Reinforce Provenance of South African Fruit

Sixth HORTGRO Promotion to Reinforce Provenance of South African Fruit

New President, Northern Europe at Mondelēz International

New President, Northern Europe at Mondelēz International

02 October 2014

Mondelēz International has appointed Mary Barnard as President, Northern Europe. In this newly created role, Mary Barnard will be responsible for Mondelēz International’s businesses in the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, where Mondelez manufactures and sells some of Europe’s best-loved snacks brands, such as Cadbury, Oreo, Kenco, Bassetts, Maynards and belVita. Mary Barnard […]

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Further €165 Million EC Market Support Package For Perishable Fruit & Vegetables

Further €165 Million EC Market Support Package For Perishable Fruit & Vegetables

02 October 2014

The European Commission has adopted a new programme for emergency market measures for perishable fruit & vegetables in the wake of the Russian ban on imports of certain EU agricultural products. Worth up to €165 million, this new scheme provides support to withdraw surplus volumes from the market and comes in addition to the programme […]

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Cream of Irish Business Win at 2014 Responsible Business Awards

Cream of Irish Business Win at 2014 Responsible Business Awards

02 October 2014

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Limited (GIIL) and Diageo were voted cream of the crop, as they took home first prize for ‘Best Business to Business Partnership’ at the recent annual Responsible Business Awards ceremony in London for their ‘Sustainable Cream initiative’. Over 400 European companies entered the awards, of which there were 91 finalists shortlisted and […]

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Sixth HORTGRO Promotion to Reinforce Provenance of South African Fruit

Sixth HORTGRO Promotion to Reinforce Provenance of South African Fruit

02 October 2014

South African growers are preparing to launch their sixth UK promotion with the objective of strengthening shoppers’ knowledge of their fruit’s country of origin. The campaign – which starts in December with peaches, nectarines and plums, before moving on to apples and pears – aims to build on work to date to emphasise South Africa […]

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Record Low For UK Grocery Market Growth as Inflation Disappears

Record Low For UK Grocery Market Growth as Inflation Disappears

01 October 2014

The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 14 September 2014, show overall grocery market growth slowing to a new record low of 0.3% as price inflation falls to zero. Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar Worldpanel explains: “Consumers are currently benefitting from intense price competition […]

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$50 Million Investment in Mondelez’s Hungarian Chocolate Plant

$50 Million Investment in Mondelez’s Hungarian Chocolate Plant

01 October 2014

The European business of Mondelēz International has invested $50 million (HUF11 billion) over the past three years in the development of the Székesfehérvár chocolate plant at one of its group members, Győri Keksz. Three new production lines have been installed producing Milka and Cadbury choco-bakery sandwiches exclusively in this plant, mostly for export but more […]

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Ireland has Highest Taxes on Wine in EU

Ireland has Highest Taxes on Wine in EU

01 October 2014

Ireland’s wine taxes, which are now the highest in Europe, have led to an 8% drop in the volume of wines being sold, according to the Annual Wine Market Review 2013, produced by the Irish Wine Association, which represents wine importers and distributors in Ireland. The group is calling for a reversal of last year’s […]

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GEA Acquires Scan-Vibro

GEA Acquires Scan-Vibro

01 October 2014

After having worked together for years across the globe, GEA Process Engineering has announced the acquisition of Scan-Vibro from Svendborg in Denmark. The acquisition is a perfect match and the plan is to further grow and develop the company and its business using the synergies achievable through being a part of the GEA organisation. Scan-Vibro […]

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Aryzta Delivers Strong Full Year Performance

Aryzta Delivers Strong Full Year Performance

30 September 2014

Aryzta’s food business has increased EBITA by 19.6% to €486.3 million, as a result of the improved efficiencies, on revenue up by 10.0% to €3.4 billion for the financial year ended 31 July 2014. Underlying revenue growth was 2.1%, acquisitions added 11.6% and currency continued to have a negative (3.7%) impact compared to prior year. […]

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Nestlé Creates a New Executive Board Function and Redefines Zones Europe and AOA

Nestlé Creates a New Executive Board Function and Redefines Zones Europe and AOA

30 September 2014

Over recent years, Nestlé has consistently strengthened its nutrition, health and wellness strategy and expanded its boundaries with the creation of Nestlé Health Science and Nestlé Skin Health. At the same time, the company has continued its drive to take full benefit of its scale, and to position and organise itself effectively and efficiently for […]

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Mead Johnson Nutrition Unveils New Manufacturing and Research & Development Complex

Mead Johnson Nutrition Unveils New Manufacturing and Research & Development Complex

30 September 2014

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, a global leader in pediatric nutrition, has formally opened the doors to its new production and research campus in Tuas, Singapore. This investment represents the single largest capital project in the company’s more than 100-year history. It has added approximately 180 new production and science positions, bringing the company’s employment total […]

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O-I Extends its Range to Enhance Presentation of Premium Beers

O-I Extends its Range to Enhance Presentation of Premium Beers

30 September 2014

Owens-Illinois (OI), the world’s largest glass container manufacturer has introduced a new bottle to enhance its standard range and help brewers differentiate their premium and craft beers. The new standard combines a champagne-style shape with a highly functional format in terms of size, closure and light weight. It complements an already extensive range of O-I […]

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British Sales of Sports and Energy Drinks Surpass £1.5 Billion

British Sales of Sports and Energy Drinks Surpass £1.5 Billion

29 September 2014

New research from Mintel reveals that half (54%) of British consumers claim to often feel tired, rising to six in ten (60%) women. In line with this, throughout the downturn the sports and energy drinks market saw steady growth rising from £1 billion in 2009 to an estimated £1.5 billion in 2014. Today, three quarters […]

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Nespresso Elevates Coffee Experience With Riedel-designed Glasses

Nespresso Elevates Coffee Experience With Riedel-designed Glasses

29 September 2014

Nespresso and master glass makers Riedel have designed two special tasting glasses to further elevate the coffee sensory experience for Nespresso and all coffee lovers. The glasses, called Intense and Mild, are designed to transport the essence of the finest and most complex Nespresso coffees known as Grands Crus. While all Nespresso coffee cups are […]

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Mondelez International Appoints New Chief Marketing Officer

Mondelez International Appoints New Chief Marketing Officer

29 September 2014

Mondelez International, the global snacking group with a portfolio that includes nine iconic brands that each generates more than $1 billion in revenues, has named Dana Anderson (pictured) as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. In this position, Dana Anderson will be accountable for the company’s global portfolio of advertising, media and marketing partners […]

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TOMRA Sorting Opens New R&D Facility in Ireland

TOMRA Sorting Opens New R&D Facility in Ireland

29 September 2014

TOMRA Sorting in Irleand has created a new centre of excellence for its food optical sorting and peeling business, and is set to improve its R&D capabilities after moving to a new facility in Citywest, Dublin. The official opening took place on the 25th September with Damien English, the Minister of State for Skills, Research […]

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Strong Trading By Shepherd Neame

Strong Trading By Shepherd Neame

26 September 2014

Shepherd Neame, the Kent-based brewer and pub operator, has increased operating profit before exceptionals by 5.5% to £13.4 million and EBITDA by 4.3% to a record level of £20.5 million for the 52 weeks ended 28 June 2014. Turnover rose by 2.8% to £138.7 million as the company benefited from a very strong performance across […]

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Licence Agreement Between AG Barr and Snapple Beverage Corp

Licence Agreement Between AG Barr and Snapple Beverage Corp

26 September 2014

UK drinks company AG Barr has entered into a ten year licence agreement with US-based Snapple Beverage Corporation, a subsidiary of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group. Under the agreement, which commences on January 2015, AG Barr will have the exclusive rights to sell, market and distribute the Snapple brand in the UK and certain other […]

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Nestlé Endorses Caring For Climate

Nestlé Endorses Caring For Climate

26 September 2014

Nestlé has announced its endorsement of Caring for Climate, the world’s largest coalition on climate issues, as part of the company’s long standing efforts to further provide climate change leadership. José Lopez, Nestlé Executive Vice President and Head of Operations, says: “The Caring for Climate initiative is fully aligned with our own explicit commitments, which […]

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Say Cheese and Toast the Award Winners

Say Cheese and Toast the Award Winners

26 September 2014

GEA Mechanical Equipment UK and GEA Process Engineering, joint sponsors of the GEA Award, for the Best English Cheese, have presented Ford Farm with the winner’s trophy at this year’s International Cheese Awards, held in Nantwich. Makers of the award winning Cave Aged and Coastal Cheddars, Ford Farm, based at Ashley Chase in Dorset, is […]

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EC Private Storage Aid For Cheese Closed

EC Private Storage Aid For Cheese Closed

25 September 2014

The European Commission has closed the measure for Private Storage Aid (PSA) for cheese following a disproportionate surge in interest for this measure from cheese producers in certain regions not traditionally exporting significant quantities to Russia. This move is a precautionary step to avoid the possibility of reaching the maximum volume of 155,000 tonnes so […]

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New food packaging: The environment and stiffness ticked all the right boxes for SAS

New food packaging: The environment and stiffness ticked all the right boxes for SAS

25 September 2014

/INS. Paperboard is a promising material for airline food packaging – it has low weight, can be barrier coated, and can be finished to the required level of elegance and quality feel. Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has recently introduced a new food box made of the folding box board Incada. “In creating packaging for inflight meals […]

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New Survey Reveals That Four In Five Suppliers Report GSCOP Issue

New Survey Reveals That Four In Five Suppliers Report GSCOP Issue

25 September 2014

Startling new figures unveiled by a YouGov survey focusing on the Groceries Supply Code of Practice reveals that four in every five suppliers have reported varying issues in their dealings with the UK’s prominent food retailers. 40% of respondents reported a variation of their supply terms and agreements whilst the second most prevalent issue was […]

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Spread With Added Plant Sterols and Fish Oil Lowers Triglycerides and “Bad” Cholesterol

Spread With Added Plant Sterols and Fish Oil Lowers Triglycerides and “Bad” Cholesterol

25 September 2014

New research demonstrates that the consumption of a combination of low dose omega-3 and plant sterols can effectively reduce both LDL-cholesterol and triglyceride levels in men and women with high cholesterol levels. The research, recently published in the Journal of Nutrition, is the findings of a research group from Unilever Research and Development Vlaardingen (The […]

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Irish Drinks Exports are Worth €1.4 Billion

Irish Drinks Exports are Worth €1.4 Billion

25 September 2014

Irish drinks exports are worth €1.4 billion, with the drinks manufacturing sector exporting 45% of its total turnover, according to new figures from The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland. The data comes from the 2012 Census of Industrial Production (CIP), the most comprehensive official data source on the sector, published recently by the CSO. It […]

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GEA in Ireland Offers a Single Source For Aseptic and Hygienic Process Components

GEA in Ireland Offers a Single Source For Aseptic and Hygienic Process Components

25 September 2014

GEA Process Technologies Ireland, based near Dublin, part of GEA Process Engineering has restructured its components department to bring together technology-leading brands, to strengthen the company’s service offering and provide a single source for hygienic and aseptic components for customers throughout Ireland. For over 30 years GEA Process Technologies Ireland has served the liquid processing […]

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Strong Interim Performance by AG Barr

Strong Interim Performance by AG Barr

24 September 2014

AG Barr is continuing to outperform the UK soft drinks market by achieving strong growth in both sales and profit. The Scottish soft drinks group has reported a 5.4% increase in turnover to £135.7 million for the first six months ended 27 July 2014, with profit on ordinary activities before tax and exceptional items up […]

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UK Food and Drinks Producers Prepare For a Tough Year Ahead

UK Food and Drinks Producers Prepare For a Tough Year Ahead

24 September 2014

The UK’s largest 150 food and drink producers are bracing themselves for a difficult year ahead as they face increased pressure from supermarkets trying to oppose the discounters, according to research by OC&C Strategy Consultants in collaboration with The Grocer. OC&C’s Food & Drink 150, the only analysis of the financial statements of the top […]

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Green Light For Acquisition of WILD Companies by Archer-Daniels-Midland Company

Green Light For Acquisition of WILD Companies by Archer-Daniels-Midland Company

24 September 2014

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of WILD Flavors GmbH and the related company WILD Dairy Ingredients (WDI) by the Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, the US-based agricultural commodity trader and processor. WILD Flavors, which is headquartered in Switzerland, manufactures flavour systems used in the food and drink industries. WDI produces fruit-based […]

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Nestlé to Increase Milk Output in Mexico

Nestlé to Increase Milk Output in Mexico

24 September 2014

Nestlé has announced plans to invest SFr50 million (Eur41 million) over the next six years to increase milk production in Mexico. The planned investment is part of Nestlé’s ongoing efforts to build close links with dairy farmers around the world in order to better understand the practical problems that affect their businesses and, ultimately, Nestlé’s […]

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Arla Foods to Strengthen Partnership in Brazil

Arla Foods to Strengthen Partnership in Brazil

23 September 2014

Arla Foods is strengthening its presence in the Brazilian market by announcing a shared ownership with its longtime partner, Brazil’s largest dairy company, Vigor Alimentos. Since 1986, Arla has been in a 50/50 joint venture with Vigor under the name Dan Vigor. In 2013, Dan Vigor achieved gross revenue of €36 million. Under the new […]

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William Grant & Sons Opens €35 Million Tullamore Distillery

William Grant & Sons Opens €35 Million Tullamore Distillery

23 September 2014

William Grant & Sons, the independent family owned distiller and owner of Tullamore DEW Irish whiskey brand, has officially opened its new €35 million state-of-the-art whiskey distillery in Tullamore, County Offaly in Ireland. The opening of the new distillery, following two years of construction, marks the return of whiskey production to Tullamore 60 years after […]

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Coca-Cola HBC Named Industry Leader in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Coca-Cola HBC Named Industry Leader in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Index

23 September 2014

Coca-Cola HBC, the world’s second largest bottler of products of The Coca-Cola Company, has been named the industry leader amongst beverage companies in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). This is the seventh consecutive year that Coca-Cola HBC has been included in the indices and the first year it has led both the World […]

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Prospector® Ingredients Database Goes Mobile

Prospector® Ingredients Database Goes Mobile

23 September 2014

In order to improve its reachability, the online database Prospector® is now also accessible via iPhone and iPad app. Available from the iTunes store, the app can be installed free of charge. Prospector® from UL (Underwriters Laboratories) contains technical information on more than 70,000 ingredients across 80 product categories. Just like the website, the app […]

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German Food Institute Appoints Axel Graefe as New Manager

German Food Institute Appoints Axel Graefe as New Manager

23 September 2014

The managing committee of the KIN food institute has appointed Axel Graefe (pictured) as new Manager and Head of Institute. Since 1965, the KIN food institute has been actively involved in the field of further education, research and development as well as quality assurance for the food industry. It maintains a highly customer-oriented co-operation between […]

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Dairy Crest to Close Facilities at Hanworth and Chard

Dairy Crest to Close Facilities at Hanworth and Chard

22 September 2014

Dairy Crest has started consultation with employees and their representatives regarding the closure of its glass bottling dairy in Hanworth, West London and its specialist cream potting facility in Chard, Somerset. The proposal to end production at Hanworth, which currently employs around 200 people, follows a strategic review of the company’s residential delivery service and […]

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PepsiCo Joins Calls for Action on Climate Change

PepsiCo Joins Calls for Action on Climate Change

22 September 2014

PepsiCo has strengthened its commitment to action on climate change by announcing new goals for phasing out equipment with hydroflourocarbons (HFCs), signing both the Ceres BICEP Climate Declaration and the Prince of Wales’ Corporate Leaders Group Trillion Tonne Communique, and reporting progress on its energy efficiency initiatives. These commitments are part of PepsiCo’s overall strategy […]

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Arla Foods Makes Non-binding Bid For Egyptian Dairy

Arla Foods Makes Non-binding Bid For Egyptian Dairy

22 September 2014

Arla Foods is making a non-binding bid for a majority stake in Arab Dairy Products Company, a listed company based near Cairo in Egypt. If successful, the deal will make Arla one of the top five or six players in the Egyptian dairy sector. A due diligence phase is now commencing, where Arla, after having […]

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