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Hilton Food Group to Expand in Australia With €80 Million Investment Ireland Aims to Become the World Leader in Whiskey Tourism by 2030 Pots & Co Named in 'Ones to Watch' Nestlé and USAID Partner For High Quality Maize in Ghana
 
Hilton Food Group to Expand in Australia With €80 Million Investment

Hilton Food Group to Expand in Australia With €80 Million Investment

Ireland Aims to Become the World Leader in Whiskey Tourism by 2030

Ireland Aims to Become the World Leader in Whiskey Tourism by 2030

Pots & Co Named in 'Ones to Watch'

Pots & Co Named in ‘Ones to Watch’

Nestlé and USAID Partner For High Quality Maize in Ghana

Nestlé and USAID Partner For High Quality Maize in Ghana

Hilton Food Group to Expand in Australia With €80 Million Investment

Hilton Food Group to Expand in Australia With €80 Million Investment

08 December 2016

Hilton Food Group, the leading specialist international meat packing business, is to proceed with plans to expand its packing capability in Australia, by constructing a new meat processing facility in Queensland, in order to supply Woolworths, the leading Australian retailer. The development is subject to identifying and acquiring the site, government approvals and the negotiation […]

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Ireland Aims to Become the World Leader in Whiskey Tourism by 2030

Ireland Aims to Become the World Leader in Whiskey Tourism by 2030

08 December 2016

The Irish Whiskey Association has launched the Irish Whiskey Tourism Strategy, which sets out how Ireland can become the world leader in whiskey tourism by 2030. The strategy sets out four recommendations which are required in order to achieve that objective: Support the growth of Irish whiskey distilleries and visitor centres Develop an all island […]

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Pots & Co Named in 'Ones to Watch'

Pots & Co Named in ‘Ones to Watch’

08 December 2016

Pots & Co, producers of Michelin-quality handmade puddings, has been named as one of ten ‘Ones to Watch’ in the 20th anniversary edition of The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100, cementing its place as a key player in the UK grocery retail dessert category. The prestigious Fast Track Ones to Watch celebrates companies that are tipped […]

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Nestlé and USAID Partner For High Quality Maize in Ghana

Nestlé and USAID Partner For High Quality Maize in Ghana

08 December 2016

Nestlé and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are partnering to help farmers in Ghana produce high quality maize. The goal is to reduce mycotoxins, a natural, fungal contamination of crops that can damage health and lead to financial ruin for farmers. The USAID Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) programme team […]

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Tetra Pak Gets Closer to Fully Renewable Packaging Goal with New Aseptic Carton

Tetra Pak Gets Closer to Fully Renewable Packaging Goal with New Aseptic Carton

08 December 2016

Tetra Pak has launched a new version of Tetra Brik® Aseptic 1000 Edge with Bio-based LightCap™ 30. This is the first aseptic carton package in the world to receive the highest class of Vinçotte certification for its use of renewable materials. The new package is manufactured using a bio-based plastic film and cap, made from polymers […]

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Wessanen Acquires Organic Brands in Spain

Wessanen Acquires Organic Brands in Spain

07 December 2016

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based group which specialises in healthy and sustainable food, has acquired Biogran, the leading manufacturer and distributor of organic brands in Spain, for €67 million on a cash and debt free basis. Over the last few years, Biogran has recorded strong growth in both health food stores as well as in the grocery […]

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General Mills Unveils New Organisational Structure

General Mills Unveils New Organisational Structure

07 December 2016

General Mills, the US-based international food business, has announced a new global organisational structure designed to support growth and drive greater efficiency by streamlining the company’s leadership, maximising global scale, and increasing operational agility. As previously announced, Jeff Harmening, President and Chief Operating Officer has assumed global operations responsibilities reporting to Chairman and CEO Ken […]

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Asia's Grocery Market Poised to Accelerate

Asia’s Grocery Market Poised to Accelerate

07 December 2016

Asia will continue to be the biggest engine of growth in the grocery market and its sales will exceed that of Europe and North America combined within five years, according to new forecasts from research organisation IGD. Global growth will be driven by a combination of inflation, population and rising incomes. Highlights from IGD’s latest […]

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Cargill Opens Innovation Centre in China to Create Food of the Future

Cargill Opens Innovation Centre in China to Create Food of the Future

07 December 2016

Cargill has pulled together its resources and expertise across broad areas in food, including animal protein, edible oils, sweeteners, starches, cocoa, and texturizing solutions, to start Cargill ONE, an innovation centre designed to create innovative food products and new flavours for its customers in China. Situated in Shanghai, Cargill ONE employs nearly 50 researchers, scientists, […]

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Food Matters Live 2016 Hailed as Key Cross-sector Event For Innovation in Food and Drink

Food Matters Live 2016 Hailed as Key Cross-sector Event For Innovation in Food and Drink

07 December 2016

More than 13,500 experts from across the food, health and nutrition sectors attended Food Matters Live 2016 – making it the fastest growing cross-sector event of the year for showcasing innovation in the food and drink industry. The three day event played host to 600 exhibitors – from global multinationals to young and emerging enterprises from […]

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Pernod Ricard to Dispose of Brandy and Sherry Business

Pernod Ricard to Dispose of Brandy and Sherry Business

06 December 2016

Pernod Ricard has agreed to sell, through its Mexican and Spanish subsidiaries, the Domecq brandies and wines business to Bodega Las Copas, a joint venture between Emparador Group and Gonzalez Byass. The transaction includes the brand portfolio of Mexican brandies Don Pedro, Presidente and Azteca de Oro as well as the winery related to the […]

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Low Incidence of TSEs in the EU, Says EFSA Report

Low Incidence of TSEs in the EU, Says EFSA Report

06 December 2016

EFSA has published its first EU summary report on the monitoring of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) in cattle, sheep and goats. Previously, the annual reports on TSEs were compiled by the European Commission. TSEs are a group of diseases that affect the brain and nervous system of humans and animals.  With the exception of Classical BSE, there is no scientific evidence that […]

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Emmi KALTBACH Creamy & Tasty - From 0 to 100,000 in Just Four Years

Emmi KALTBACH Creamy & Tasty – From 0 to 100,000 in Just Four Years

06 December 2016

Emmentaler AOP and Le Gruyère AOP are the most popular Swiss cheeses both in Switzerland and abroad. This also holds true for the cave-aged cheese specialities from Kaltbach. However, launched just four years ago, KALTBACH Creamy & Tasty is catching up to the two frontrunners at an impressive pace. With annual volume growth of almost […]

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Quality in the Spotlight at UK’s Leading Packaging Show

Quality in the Spotlight at UK’s Leading Packaging Show

06 December 2016

Over 280 leading suppliers are already signed up for Packaging Innovations 2017, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 1 & 2 March 2017. Not only does the UK’s leading packaging event boast its largest exhibitor base to date, but it has also increased the level of innovation on offer, with more organisations launching new products […]

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Loma Increases Focus on Convenience Food Market

Loma Increases Focus on Convenience Food Market

06 December 2016

Driven by busy ‘time poor’ lifestyles and an ageing population, the convenience food market continues to flourish. With growing demand for products that have longer shelf life, can be eaten on the move, are simple to use and boast more innovative packaging formats, Loma Systems is highlighting the suitability of its high performance combination X5c X-ray […]

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Wageningen University & Research and TNO Start Consortium on Personalised Nutrition and Health

Wageningen University & Research and TNO Start Consortium on Personalised Nutrition and Health

05 December 2016

A society in which every individual can – and wants to – make a conscious choice to follow a nutritional program that precisely fits with what the individual needs. The Personalised Nutrition and Health consortium, an initiative of Wageningen University & Research and TNO, is researching the technology and knowledge needed to make personalised nutritional […]

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Europe’s Brewers Keep Trade and the Economy Flowing

Europe’s Brewers Keep Trade and the Economy Flowing

05 December 2016

At their recent sixth annual Beer Serves Europe event, The Brewers of Europe emphasised how their 7,500 breweries not only underpin economic growth in Europe but also make a significant contribution to trade with the rest of the world. Two new publications, the 180-country study Beer Connects Europe with the World and the 2016 edition […]

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Global Miller’s Symposium - Creating New Ideas to Tackle Future Challenges

Global Miller’s Symposium – Creating New Ideas to Tackle Future Challenges

05 December 2016

The concentrated know-how of the international milling industry will be represented in Hamburg (Germany) on 20 and 21 April 2017. The ICC and the flour improvement and fortification experts from Mühlenchemie will hold the first joint Global Miller’s Symposium. Research scientists and practitioners from the worldwide milling industry will come together to share their latest […]

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SORTEX F Optical Sorter For the Frozen Fruit and Vegetable Industry

SORTEX F Optical Sorter For the Frozen Fruit and Vegetable Industry

05 December 2016

Scrutiny of hygienic processing practices in the frozen fruit and vegetable sector hasintensified, following several high-profile food contamination outbreaks. Bühler, a global leader in optical sorting technology for the removal of foreign material (FM) contamination, has addressed this and claims to have developed the most hygienic optical sorter available today, to help reduce the risk of microbial contamination. As […]

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Nestlé’s Groundbreaking Material Science Makes Less Sugar Taste Just as Good

Nestlé’s Groundbreaking Material Science Makes Less Sugar Taste Just as Good

02 December 2016

Using only natural ingredients, researchers have found a way to structure sugar differently. So even when much less is used in chocolate, your tongue perceives an almost identical sweetness to before. The discovery will enable Nestlé to significantly decrease the total sugar in its confectionery products, while maintaining a natural taste. “This truly groundbreaking research […]

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New Bake Production Line For Northumbrian Fine Foods Increases Capacity

New Bake Production Line For Northumbrian Fine Foods Increases Capacity

02 December 2016

A new £1.2 million bake oven and production line at Northumbrian Fine Foods (NFF) is now fully operational and is already significantly adding to production capacity at the Gateshead-based, UK biscuit manufacturer. The new line will help meet the soaring demand for the company’s rapidly expanding range of biscuits, especially in the gluten-free sector. The […]

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Dairy Crest’s Partnership With Harper Adams University Wins Times Higher Education Award

Dairy Crest’s Partnership With Harper Adams University Wins Times Higher Education Award

02 December 2016

Dairy Crest, in collaboration with Harper Adams University, has won the Most Innovative Contribution to Business-University Collaboration award at the Times Higher Education Awards 2016, held in association with Santander Universities. The awards, now in their twelfth year, shine a spotlight on the outstanding achievements of institutions, teams and individuals working in UK higher education. […]

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Whyte & Mackay Works With Ideagen to Boost Quality, Safety and Compliance

Whyte & Mackay Works With Ideagen to Boost Quality, Safety and Compliance

02 December 2016

Whyte & Mackay, the global drinks brand company, is working with leading software vendor Ideagen to improve quality, safety and compliance management at its bottling operations. Ideagen’s Q-Pulse software has been rolled out across Whyte & Mackay’s plant in Grangemouth, Scotland, to improve document and audit management and ease compliance with standards such as BRC. […]

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Packaging Automation and Perfect Automation Form New Tray Sealing Machinery Partnership in Australian Market

Packaging Automation and Perfect Automation Form New Tray Sealing Machinery Partnership in Australian Market

02 December 2016

British manufacturer, Packaging Automation (PA) which has a virtually unrivalled reputation for quality and choice in the tray sealing market across the UK, and further afield is setting out on an exciting road which it hopes will give it similar prestige in targeted export markets. The company has signed an exclusive agreement with with Sydney […]

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Britvic on Track With £240 Million Transformational Investment Programme

Britvic on Track With £240 Million Transformational Investment Programme

01 December 2016

Britvic, UK soft drink group with a growing international presence, has reported strong results for the 53 weeks ended 2 October 2016 with revenue rising by 10.1% to £1.431 billion, compared to the prior year, and pre-exceptional EBITA up 8.4% to £186.1 million. On a like-for-like basis, revenue increased by 0.4% to £1.322 billion and […]

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Elior Group Moves into India

Elior Group Moves into India

01 December 2016

Elior Group, one of world’s leading operators in the contracted food industry, has entered the Indian market with the simultaneous acquisitions of MegaBite Food Services and CRCL, two leading contract caterers for the business and industry market. The new subsidiary, Elior India, will serve 135,000 meals per day with over 3,500 employees. “This move in […]

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Total Agricultural Output in the EU Down by 1.8% in 2015

Total Agricultural Output in the EU Down by 1.8% in 2015

01 December 2016

The economic accounts for agriculture show that total agricultural output in the European Union (EU) stood at €411.2 billion at basic prices in 2015, down by 1.8% compared with 2014. In 2015, the equivalent of 60% of the value of agricultural output generated was spent on intermediate consumption (input goods and services), while gross value […]

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Barry Callebaut Targets 100% Sustainable Chocolate By 2025

Barry Callebaut Targets 100% Sustainable Chocolate By 2025

01 December 2016

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has published its new sustainability strategy “Forever Chocolate” with the ambition to move sustainable chocolate from niche to norm in less than a decade. In order to secure the future of chocolate, Barry Callebaut’s new sustainability strategy includes four targets that the company […]

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Do Food Retailers Hold the Key to Small Scale AD Success?

Do Food Retailers Hold the Key to Small Scale AD Success?

01 December 2016

The move towards sustainable food retailing shows no sign of slowing down, with consumers more aware of environmental issues than ever before. Research from Globescan revealed that 92 per cent of shoppers think food companies should focus their efforts on securing the future sustainability of food, with two-thirds believing that farmers should be paid more […]

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Strong First Half Performance By Cranswick

Strong First Half Performance By Cranswick

30 November 2016

UK food producer Cranswick has reported record sales for the six months ended 30 September and a 24% rise in adjusted profit before tax to £37.9 million from £30.6 million in the corresponding period last year. Total revenue from continuing operations in the period to 30 September 2016 at £580.8 million was 16% ahead of […]

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McCormick to Acquire Italian Flavour Manufacturer

McCormick to Acquire Italian Flavour Manufacturer

30 November 2016

McCormick & Company, the US-based global spices, seasoning mixes and condiments specialist, has agreed to acquire Enrico Giotti, located in Florence, Italy, for €120 million ($127 million). Founded in 1928, Giotti is a leading manufacturer of natural flavours, aromatic herbal extracts, and concentrated juices. Giotti is well known in the industry for its innovative beverage, […]

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Valio Starts Selling Milk Powders to Chinese Consumers

Valio Starts Selling Milk Powders to Chinese Consumers

30 November 2016

Finnish dairy group Valio has started exporting lactose-free milk powders meant for the consumer market in China. Valio’s products are the first lactose-free milk powders on the market. Valio milk powders will be available from China’s leading online grocery stores. “Compared to the rest of the world, people in China do not use milk products […]

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European Milk Package Strengthens Dairy Producers' Position in the Supply Chain

European Milk Package Strengthens Dairy Producers’ Position in the Supply Chain

30 November 2016

The European Commission has published the second report on the operation of the so-called Milk Package, a series of measures launched in 2012 to strengthen the position of European dairy producers in the supply chain. The report shows that after three years of implementation, European farmers are increasingly using the tools provided by the Milk […]

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Tetra Pak Launches Enhanced Standardization Unit With Industry Leading Precision

Tetra Pak Launches Enhanced Standardization Unit With Industry Leading Precision

30 November 2016

A new version of the Tetra Pak® Standardization unit has lifted the precision of the process to a new level, helping dairy manufacturers produce their products with optimal fat content and achieve savings. To produce milk with a specific percentage of fat content, an important step in dairy production is to separate fat from milk. […]

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Report Highlights Economic Importance of Scottish Red Meat Industry

Report Highlights Economic Importance of Scottish Red Meat Industry

29 November 2016

The importance of red meat production to both the national economy of Scotland and the country’s rural areas, is very clearly highlighted in an independent new report commissioned by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). The report, ‘An Assessment of the Economic Contribution of Scotland’s Red Meat Supply Chain’, reveals that the red meat supply chain in […]

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Gourmondo is Expanding

Gourmondo is Expanding

29 November 2016

Gourmondo, the online distributor of delicatessen, wines, and speciality foods from around the world, is expanding its business by a further three European countries, bringing its total to five. Available in Germany since 2002 and the Netherlands since 2011, in summer 2016 the online delicatessen began offering delivery to Austria, the UK, and Ireland. “Gourmondo offers […]

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Irish Pet Foods Officially Opened

Irish Pet Foods Officially Opened

29 November 2016

Irish Pet Foods, based at Westport in County Mayo, has been officially opened. The new business, which manufactures dry dog and cat food, currently employs six people and this number will increase to 15 within two years. It is owned by prominent Turkish businessman Rasim Selçuk, who has already invested €3 million in the project […]

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Teagasc National Dairy Conference - 6th & 7th December, 2016

Teagasc National Dairy Conference – 6th & 7th December, 2016

29 November 2016

The Teagasc National Dairy Conference is taking place on 6 December at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork and on 7 December at the Mullingar Park Hotel, Co Westmeath.  ‘Technologies for Success’ is the theme for this year’s conference. Announcing details of the event, Dr Tom O Dwyer, Head of Dairy Knowledge Transfer in Teagasc said: […]

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UK Teenagers Drink a Bathtub of Sugary Drinks a Year

UK Teenagers Drink a Bathtub of Sugary Drinks a Year

29 November 2016

Teenagers, aged between 11 and 18, drink almost a bathtub full of sugary drinks on average a year, according to new calculations from Cancer Research UK*. The figures, calculated from National Diet and Nutrition Survey (link is external) data, shed light on the extreme sugar consumption of UK teenagers and children. Worryingly, four to 10 […]

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Gruppo Campari Exits Italian Still Wines Business

Gruppo Campari Exits Italian Still Wines Business

28 November 2016

Gruppo Campari is selling its Italian wineries Sella & Mosca and Teruzzi &Puthod for €62 million. The business sold consists of the Sella & Mosca and Teruzzi & Puthod trademarks, as well as the vineyards, vinification and production plants, inventory and real estate assets. In the financial year ended 31 December 2015, the two companies […]

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Cargill Invests $50 Million to Expand Poultry Operations in Thailand

Cargill Invests $50 Million to Expand Poultry Operations in Thailand

28 November 2016

Cargill is investing $50 million to expand its poultry processing operations at its facility located in the Nakhon Ratchasima province in Thailand. The expansion will create 1,400 new jobs and add to the more than 13,500 employees that the company currently employs across 14 locations in the country. Cargill will engage several independent smallholder broiler […]

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UK Food and Drink Exporters Target Growth in Non-EU Markets

UK Food and Drink Exporters Target Growth in Non-EU Markets

28 November 2016

Exports of UK branded food and non-alcoholic drinks shot up by 13.7% in the third quarter of 2016, according to new figures from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). Sales to non-European Union (EU) markets grew at twice the rate of the EU, however, the EU still remains the top destination for branded exports, buying […]

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End to Time-at-sea Limits For North Sea Cod Fisheries

End to Time-at-sea Limits For North Sea Cod Fisheries

28 November 2016

North Sea cod fishermen will be able to land every catch – not just cod – more easily following the European Parliament’s recent decision. The updated regulation will remove limits on the number of days a vessel can spend in a fishing area and thus remove all obstacles to complying with the landing obligation in […]

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Volac Showcases Platforms For Driving Growth at HiE 2016 -Stand D40

Volac Showcases Platforms For Driving Growth at HiE 2016 -Stand D40

28 November 2016

Volac, leader in high performance whey protein, will be showcasing its solution driven product portfolio targeting the performance and active nutrition sectors at this year’s HiE in Frankfurt, 29th November -1st December, 2016. Volac, (stand D40) will showcase a range of whey based product solutions – Volactive® – which deliver on high performance ratings, as […]

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Marston’s Achieves Profit Growth Across All Trading Segments

Marston’s Achieves Profit Growth Across All Trading Segments

25 November 2016

Marston’s, the UK pub operator and independent brewer, has reported a 4.4% increase in underlying operating profit to £172.7 million for the 52 weeks ended 1 October 2016, with profit growth across each of its trading segments. Total underlying revenue rose by 7.1% from 2015 to £905.8 million. Underlying profit before tax was up 7.1% […]

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Dunnes Becomes Ireland’s Largest Supermarket

Dunnes Becomes Ireland’s Largest Supermarket

25 November 2016

The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 6 November 2016, show Dunnes Stores is now Ireland’s largest grocery retailer. The retailer increased its market share to 22.6% during the past 12 weeks to clinch the top spot – up from 22.0% this time last year. David Berry, […]

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EIT Announces a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) on Food

EIT Announces a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) on Food

25 November 2016

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has announced the winner of a pan-European competition on the Food4Future call: EIT Food. EIT Food will build sustainable end-to-end food supply chains realized through transformative innovation and education initiatives, with a central role for the consumer. EIT Food has broad coverage in EU member states and […]

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Dark Intense Red Cocoa Powder – The Latest Innovation in the Gerkens® Range From Cargill

Dark Intense Red Cocoa Powder – The Latest Innovation in the Gerkens® Range From Cargill

25 November 2016

The latest addition to the Gerkens® cocoa powder range from Cargill is an intense dark red cocoa powder – with unique colour attributes that make it the only powder of its kind on the market. Produced as a result of a Research & Development (R&D) breakthrough by Gerkens® technical specialists at the Gresik cocoa processing […]

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Is It Time For a Reinvigoration of Product Carbon Footprint Labelling in Europe?

Is It Time For a Reinvigoration of Product Carbon Footprint Labelling in Europe?

25 November 2016

Companies that clearly demonstrate the climate change credentials of their products could secure a competitive and commercial advantage, with two thirds of consumers across the UK, France and Germany saying they would like to see a recognisable carbon footprint label on products. This was a key finding from a study of over 5,000 consumers across […]

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New Finance Director Appointed at Matcon

New Finance Director Appointed at Matcon

25 November 2016

Matcon, the specialist in IBC (Intermediate Bulk Container) Systems, has announced that Israr Ghulam has joined the company as Finance Director. Israr succeeds Stephen Ball who, as previously announced, was appointed to the position of Managing Director at Matcon in January 2016. Israr will manage his duties alongside his other position as Finance and Site […]

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PepsiCo Expands Health and Wellness Offering in Beverages

PepsiCo Expands Health and Wellness Offering in Beverages

24 November 2016

PepsiCo has agreed to acquire KeVita, a leading North American creator of fermented probiotic and kombucha beverages, for an undisclosed sum. The transaction will expand PepsiCo’s health and wellness offerings in the premium chilled beverage space. KeVita is a leader in fermented probiotic and kombucha beverages with three product lines and live probiotics in every […]

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Almonds are Number One Nut in New Product Introductions Across Europe

Almonds are Number One Nut in New Product Introductions Across Europe

24 November 2016

According to Innova Market Research’s latest Global New Product Introductions Report, almonds are now the number one nut in new introductions in Europe with a 48% regional share and a new record high of 42% globally. Germany, the UK and France follow the US as the top leading countries introducing new almond products. With 4,313 […]

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Success For Emmi at the World Cheese Awards

Success For Emmi at the World Cheese Awards

24 November 2016

More than 3,000 cheeses from 31 countries were judged at this year’s Word Cheese Awards – which were held exceptionally in San Sebastián, Spain rather than Birmingham in the UK. Swiss dairy group Emmi presented to the jury 13 cheeses from Switzerland and a selection of cheese specialities from the US. These were given a […]

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Manor Farm Named Food Producer of the Year at Irish Agribusiness Awards

Manor Farm Named Food Producer of the Year at Irish Agribusiness Awards

24 November 2016

Irish chicken producer Manor Farm was named Food Producer of the Year at the Agribusiness Awards. The competition received more than 200 entries from participating companies throughout Ireland. The chicken producer’s commitment to innovation and sustainability were the two major themes in winning the prestigious award. Vincent Carton, Managing Director of Manor Farm, praises ” […]

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