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Business Booming at Bord Bia’s Marketplace 2015

Business Booming at Bord Bia’s Marketplace 2015

A Year of Solid Progress For Hilton Food Group

A Year of Solid Progress For Hilton Food Group

Strong Year For Adnams

Strong Year For Adnams

Mondelez International Names New Head of Research, Development & Quality

Mondelez International Names New Head of Research, Development & Quality

Business Booming at Bord Bia’s Marketplace 2015

Business Booming at Bord Bia’s Marketplace 2015

27 March 2015

The prospects for major business deals emerging from Marketplace 2015 have been greatly enhanced by the euro’s recent depreciation, according to Bord Bia’s Chief Executive Aidan Cotter (pictured right). Speaking at the Convention Centre Dublin on Thursday, March 26, Mr. Cotter said: “Some 300, or 75%, of the overseas buyers in Ireland this week are […]

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A Year of Solid Progress For Hilton Food Group

A Year of Solid Progress For Hilton Food Group

27 March 2015

Hilton Food Group, the specialist retail meat packing business supplying major international food retailers in thirteen European countries and Australia, has reported Revenue fell by 2.3% fall in revenue to £1.099 billion, for the 52 weeks ended 28 December 2014, reflecting unfavourable exchange rate movements and the effect of lower raw material prices on selling […]

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Strong Year For Adnams

Strong Year For Adnams

27 March 2015

UK regional brewer and pub operator Adnams increases operating profit by 15% to £3.8 million on the back of a 9% increase in turnover to £66.0 million.for the 12 months to 31 December 2014. Sales of the company’s own beer reached their highest ever levels at over 95,000 barrels (over 27 million pints) and at […]

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Mondelez International Names New Head of Research, Development & Quality

Mondelez International Names New Head of Research, Development & Quality

27 March 2015

Mondelez International has announced that Robin Hargrove will become Executive Vice President, Research, Development and Quality, effective April 1. In this role, he will report to Chief Growth Officer Mark Clouse and be responsible for all product and packaging development, research, nutrition, quality, food safety and scientific affairs activities worldwide. Robin Hargrove has served as […]

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Project SCALE to Showcase New Tools to Improve Food and Drink Supply Chain Efficiency and Sustainability

Project SCALE to Showcase New Tools to Improve Food and Drink Supply Chain Efficiency and Sustainability

27 March 2015

Project SCALE’s third and final UK conference showcases the tools it has developed to help food and drink companies improve the economic, social and environmental performance of their supply chain. The conference: “How to Secure a Step Change in Agri-Food Logistics”, will be held at Cranfield University on April 16th 2015 and run in partnership […]

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HJ Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group to Merge

HJ Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group to Merge

26 March 2015

HJ Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group have agreed to merge to create The Kraft Heinz Company, forming the third largest food and beverage company in North America. The combination of the food companies joins together two portfolios of strong brands, includingHeinz, Kraft, Oscar Mayer, Ore-Ida and Philadelphia. Together the new company will have eight $1 […]

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AG Barr Continues to Build For Profitable Long-term Growth

AG Barr Continues to Build For Profitable Long-term Growth

26 March 2015

UK soft drinks manufacturer AG Barr has reported a 10% increase in profit before tax (pre-exceptional items) to £41.9 million for the 12 months to 25 January 2015 on turnover up by 2.7% to £260.9 million. Stripping out the impact of the loss of the Orangina brand, which exited the portfolio in July 2014, turnover […]

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2015 Beverage Outlook Cautiously Optimistic For Western Europe

2015 Beverage Outlook Cautiously Optimistic For Western Europe

26 March 2015

Canadean estimates beverage consumption in Western Europe to increase by 0.2% in 2015, as lower inflation in key markets will lead to consumers spending more of their disposal income on refreshment. According to Canadean’s latest Quarterly Beverage Tracker, the final quarter of 2014 brought some welcome news to the West European beverage industry, with full […]

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Dairy Producers Not Out Of The Woods Yet

Dairy Producers Not Out Of The Woods Yet

26 March 2015

While the price of dairy commodities have rallied from their January lows in recent months, a report released by Rabobank highlights that this price surge is hard to justify based on current market fundamentals. Rabobank believes that suppliers are not out of the woods yet. “We have passed through the worst for dairy market fundamentals, […]

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Ireland to Target Rapidly Growing Chinese Beef Market

Ireland to Target Rapidly Growing Chinese Beef Market

25 March 2015

A delegation of fourteen leaders from the Chinese meat industry recently visited Dawn Meats’ Carroll’s Cross plant in County Waterford to tour the facility and learn more about the Irish beef industry. The visit comes following the announcement that China’s ban on Irish beef imports is to be lifted. The Chinese delegation were amongst 400 […]

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Dunbia to Invest £27 Million in Northern Ireland

Dunbia to Invest £27 Million in Northern Ireland

25 March 2015

Dunbia Group is to invest £27 million at its Dungannon site in Northern Ireland to establish an intelligent boning hall and to upgrade production lines to increase output and support export growth. The capital investment programme will result in the creation of 209 new jobs at Dungannon over the next three years. Dunbia Northern Ireland’s […]

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UK Food and Drink Outperforms on Exports

UK Food and Drink Outperforms on Exports

25 March 2015

UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports grew by 2.6% in 2014, almost doubling in value over the past ten years. The food and non-alcoholic drink sector has continuously outperformed on exports, growing strongly even throughout the recession. Exports of UK dairy are at a record high, up 8.8% to £1.4 billion. The report from the […]

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Innovation Can Turn Around Food Waste

Innovation Can Turn Around Food Waste

25 March 2015

The European food and agribusiness (F&A) industry is currently losing Eur60 billion of value each year through food that is wasted in the supply chain and never reaches the consumer. According to Rabobank’s latest report, it is vital that the industry looks to address the issue and F&A companies have much to gain themselves from […]

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Cargill Reinforces Marketing and Communications Focus in Cocoa & Chocolate Business

Cargill Reinforces Marketing and Communications Focus in Cocoa & Chocolate Business

25 March 2015

Cargill’s cocoa & chocolate business has appointed Niklas Andersson (pictured) as Marketing & Communications Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia. Niklas Andersson joins Cargill from Corbion where he was Marketing Director for Purac, Corbion’s food business, leading their global marketing team. However he has spent the majority of his career with Unilever […]

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Food Grade Hydraulic Oil Can Help Reduce Energy Consumption of Equipment by up to 3.5%

25 March 2015

Mobil SHC Cibus™ hydraulic oils, which form part of the Mobil SHC Cibus series of advanced NSF H1-registered food-grade lubricants, have demonstrated potential energy efficiency benefits in commercial hydraulic equipment. Compared to a conventional oil, Mobil SHC Cibus hydraulic oil has the potential to help reduce the energy consumption of hydraulic equipment by up to […]

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Bord Bia Ready to Host Marketplace 2015

Bord Bia Ready to Host Marketplace 2015

24 March 2015

Following six months of planning, preparation and training, Bord Bia in conjunction with the Irish food and drink industry is hosting Marketplace 2015, running from Sunday March 22nd to Saturday March 28th. The week-long business development event aims to build new trade relationships with retailers, food service buyers, ingredient buyers and distributors from across the […]

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Significant Progress By Finsbury Food Group

Significant Progress By Finsbury Food Group

24 March 2015

Finsbury Food Group, a leading UK speciality bakery manufacturer of cake, bread and morning goods for the retail and foodservice channels, has reported a 24% rise in revenue to £107.6 million for the six months ended 27 December 2014. On a like-for-like organic growth was 5.6%, an increase of £4.9 million. Operating profit before interest, […]

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Dairy Crest’s Dairies Deal Referred toUK Competition Authority

Dairy Crest’s Dairies Deal Referred toUK Competition Authority

24 March 2015

Dairy Crest’s proposed £80 million sale of its dairies operations to Müller UK & Ireland Group has been referred back to the UK for review by the Competition and Markets Authority by the European Commission. The business being sold comprises the fresh liquid milk, flavoured milk including the FRijj brand, bulk and potted cream, bulk […]

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Major Brands Collaborate For Flexible Laminated Packaging Recycling Trials

Major Brands Collaborate For Flexible Laminated Packaging Recycling Trials

24 March 2015

In an innovative public-private partnership, Anthesis LRS is leading a project to assess the feasibility of including flexible laminated packaging, such as food and drink pouches, pet food pouches and toothpaste tubes, in existing household recycling schemes and recovering the aluminium from this packaging. Funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) […]

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€150 Million Approved For the School Fruit Scheme

24 March 2015

The national allocation of the €150 million of EU funds for the School Fruit and Vegetables Scheme in 2015-16, proposed by the European Commission, has been accepted by Member States. This scheme aims at distributing portions of fruit and vegetables in schools, potentially reaching 12 million children aged 6 to 10 years old across the […]

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Hi-tech Canning Line at Birra Castello Brewery

24 March 2015

ACMI has installed a hi-tech canning line at Birra Castello brewery, in the north-east part of Italy. The line has a nominal filling speed of 90,000 cans per hour and is very flexible. The line can handle 330 ml and 500 ml cans packed with the following configurations: film only, film + carton pad, film […]

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KMV Expands into Hungarian Bottled Water Market

23 March 2015

Karlovarské minerální vody (KMV), the biggest producer of mineral and spring waters in the Czech Republic and in Central and Eastern Europe, has agreed to acquire Kékkúti Ásványvíz, a leading manufacturer of bottled water in Hungary, from Nestlé Waters. The deal allows KMV to enter another European market in which the company intends to expand. […]

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Arla Foods’ Swedish Acquisition Approved

Arla Foods’ Swedish Acquisition Approved

23 March 2015

Arla Foods’ purchase of Falbygdens Ost from Finnish food group Atria has been approved by the Swedish Competition Authority. Arla be taking over operations at the company as of 1 April 2015. The acquisition is in line with Arla’s strategy to promote and develop the premium cheese segment. “Falbygdens Ost is a strategic complement to […]

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UK Showing the Way For Beer Tax Cuts as Means of Stimulating Growth and Jobs

UK Showing the Way For Beer Tax Cuts as Means of Stimulating Growth and Jobs

23 March 2015

The Brewers of Europe, which represents national brewers’ associations from 29 European countries, has welcomed the announcement by British Chancellor George Osborne that beer taxes in the UK will be cut for the third year running. According to the British Beer & Pub Association the latest tax cut will boost employment by 3,800 this year […]

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Irish Grocery Market Competition Intensifies

Irish Grocery Market Competition Intensifies

23 March 2015

The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 1 March, show contrasting fortunes among the major supermarkets in an increasingly competitive marketplace. David Berry, director at Kantar Worldpanel, explains: “Dunnes’ recent ‘Shop & Save’ campaign looks to have made a mark with shoppers. The retailer’s sales have grown […]

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Algatechnologies Introduces Highest Content AstaPure Natural Astaxanthin (2)

Algatechnologies Exhibits AstaPure® Line of Natural Astaxanthin

22 March 2015

Algatechnologies will highlight its all-natural AstaPure® line of astaxanthin products at Vitafoods Europe. All AstaPure products can be used in multiple forms of dietary supplements, cosmeceuticals and functional foods and beverages. One of the company’s newest product is AstaPure 20%, astaxanthin in oleoresin form. This content of astaxanthin is significantly higher than any currently available […]

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New ingredient concept for seniors proves that ‘age is just a number’

22 March 2015

Arla Foods Ingredients has launched Nutrilac® Ageless, a new whey protein + calcium ingredient that will enable dairy companies to create yoghurts and desserts for active seniors who reject the idea that they are ‘old’. This year, Europe will have twice as many consumers aged 55 to 74 than young people aged 15 to 24– […]

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Diageo to Provide Nutrition and Alcohol Content Information on Products

Diageo to Provide Nutrition and Alcohol Content Information on Products

20 March 2015

Diageo has announced its commitment to provide consumers around the world with alcohol content and nutrition information per typical serve – a first for any alcohol company. The intention is to provide this information through Diageo’s responsible drinking website DRINKiQ.com (www.DRINKiQ.com) and/or on-pack in a majority of Diageo’s markets subject to local regulatory approval, as […]

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Glanbia Co-operative Society Proposes to Transfer €238 Million to Members

Glanbia Co-operative Society Proposes to Transfer €238 Million to Members

20 March 2015

The board of Glanbia Co-operative Society has announced a range of proposals which, if approved by members, will result in approximately €238 million of value being made available to all members. The proposals are aimed at releasing a portion of the value of the Society and making it available to members at a time of […]

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InVivo to Acquire 50% Stake in Irish R&D Company

InVivo to Acquire 50% Stake in Irish R&D Company

20 March 2015

InVivo, the largest agricultural co-operative group in France, and a leading player in the industry globally, has agreed to acquire a 50% stake in Life Scientific, an Irish R&D company which specialises in off-patent crop protection products. Life Scientific is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland. InVivo, with revenues […]

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Nestlé Publishes its 2014 Nestlé in Society Summary Report

Nestlé Publishes its 2014 Nestlé in Society Summary Report

20 March 2015

The just published 2014 Nestlé in society: Creating Shared Value report sets out the progress Nestlé has made in meeting its societal commitments. The report, published in summary form with the group’s Annual Report to shareholders, gives stakeholders the opportunity to scrutinise Nestlé’s progress during 2014 against 38 specific objectives. Three new commitments cover responsible […]

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Recruitment primary focus for Oakland International as HR appointment confirmed

19 March 2015

Specialist UK and Ireland supply chain operator, Oakland International, has confirmed the appointment of Laura Watkins as HR Advisor (Resourcing) in a newly created role within the business.   Laura will ensure all candidates have clarity and understanding of Oakland’s approach through recruitment in partnership; a process tailored specifically for prospective employees to explain Oakland’s […]

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Global Role at Pernod Ricard For Irish Distillers Production Director

Global Role at Pernod Ricard For Irish Distillers Production Director

19 March 2015

Peter Morehead (pictured), Production Director of Irish Distillers has been appointed Group Operations Director of Pernod Ricard. He will commence his new role in April 2015 and will be based at the company’s Global Headquarters in Paris. Peter Morehead joined Irish Distillers as General Manager, Midleton Distillery in 1996, moving to Head of Bottling Operations […]

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British Brewers and Pubs Toast “Hat-trick Hero” Chancellor

British Brewers and Pubs Toast “Hat-trick Hero” Chancellor

19 March 2015

The British Beer & Pub Association has welcomed the penny cut in beer duty just announced in the Budget by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne. Brigid Simmonds, chief executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, comments: “The Chancellor really is a ‘Hat-trick Hero’. His third, successive beer tax cut shows he has listened […]

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Substantial Expansion by Aryzta’s Food Group Business

Substantial Expansion by Aryzta’s Food Group Business

19 March 2015

Aryzta, the global food business with a leadership position in speciality bakery, has reported a 15.5% increase in group EBITA to €229.0 million on group revenue up 13.6% to €2.39 billion for the six month period ended 31 January 2015. Revenue at Aryzta’s core food group business rose by 17.2% to €1.86 billion with Food […]

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PLF Wins Synutra Contract

PLF Wins Synutra Contract

19 March 2015

PLF International has secured an order to supply a complete turnkey canning line that forms the heart of a brand new €161 million Synutra International drying, mixing and packaging facility in Carhaix-Plouger, France. The equipment being supplied includes a PLF high speed rotary vacuum powder filling machine, pre-gassing technology and a PLF high speed laser […]

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Whisky Group Selects Wolters Kluwer For Its Cloud-based Accounting

Whisky Group Selects Wolters Kluwer For Its Cloud-based Accounting

19 March 2015

Loch Lomond, part of the Loch Lomond Group, has selected Wolters Kluwer’s online accounting service Twinfield UK, for its cloud accounting platform. The independent distiller and blender of some of the finest and rarest scotch whiskies in the world will use the solution across its two distillery sites in Campbeltown and Alexandria and its warehouse […]

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Tetra Pak Reports Good Progress Towards Environmental Goals

Tetra Pak Reports Good Progress Towards Environmental Goals

19 March 2015

Tetra Pak made further progress towards its 2020 environmental goals during 2014, passing several important milestones in its journey to develop sustainable products, reduce the environmental footprint of the value chain and increase recycling. Sustainable products The year saw the launch of the world’s first fully renewable carton package, the Tetra Rex® Bio-based. Made solely from […]

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