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St Pierre Groupe Secures Place in the Annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 For Fourth Year

    St Pierre Groupe Secures Place in the Annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 For Fourth Year

St Pierre Groupe has secured its place in the 11th annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200. This is the fourth year that the company has been listed within this prestigious

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Jameson Irish Whiskey Passes 8 Million Cases Annual Sales Barrier

    Jameson Irish Whiskey Passes 8 Million Cases Annual Sales Barrier

Sales of Jameson Irish whiskey passed a record 8 million cases in the twelve months to December 2019 as the brand experienced strong value growth of 9% in the last

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First Industry-wide Conference Looked at How Nutrition is Changing the Game in Foodservice and Inspiring Innovation on Menus

    First Industry-wide Conference Looked at How Nutrition is Changing the Game in Foodservice and Inspiring Innovation on Menus

Kerry Taste & Nutrition recently hosted a first of its kind conference exclusive to the UK foodservice sector, sharing knowledge and insights on an area that is key to future

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Lidl GB to Invest £1.3 Billion in Store Expansion Over 2021 and 2022

    Lidl GB to Invest £1.3 Billion in Store Expansion Over 2021 and 2022

Lidl has opened its 800th store in Great Britain. The milestone comes after the discounter opened 50 new stores in the past 12 months alone, creating over 2,500 new jobs.

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Keelings Acquires Pineapple Farm in Costa Rica

    Keelings Acquires Pineapple Farm in Costa Rica

Keelings, the Irish-owned family business, has acquired Las Brisas, a pineapple farm located in Costa Rica that is highly acclaimed for its product quality and community initiatives. Las Brisas is

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10 Reasons to Visit Foodex – March 30th-1st April – NEC Birmingham

    10 Reasons to Visit Foodex – March 30th-1st April – NEC Birmingham

Registration is now open for the UK’s premier trade event for food and drink manufacturing, processing, packaging and logistics – Foodex. The show returns from March 30th-1st April at NEC

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Brands and Transformation Deliver Strong 2019 Results For Arla Foods

    Brands and Transformation Deliver Strong 2019 Results For Arla Foods

In 2019 international dairy co-operative Arla Foods exceeded expectations for sales of its global brands whilst simultaneously transforming its business and securing cost-savings at the top end of expectations through

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Danone Launches Baby Formula Track & Connect For Consumers and Retailers

    Danone Launches Baby Formula Track & Connect For Consumers and Retailers

Danone has launched its baby formula Track & Connect service – a digitally-enabled service giving consumers and retailers greater transparency on the product’s farm-to-fork journey. Furthermore, through Danone’s Track &

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The Flavour Factor – Innovation Remains Vital as Three-quarters of Consumers ‘Love to Discover New Flavours’

    The Flavour Factor – Innovation Remains Vital as Three-quarters of Consumers ‘Love to Discover New Flavours’

Flavour is, on average, the single most important factor in consumers’ food and drink choices. Interest in novelty and variety is also high, says a new report from Innova Market

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Britvic Announces First Sustainability-linked Financing Deal

    Britvic Announces First Sustainability-linked Financing Deal

Britvic has agreed its first sustainability-linked credit facility, allowing it to borrow up to £400 million over the next five years whilst linking the margin of the facility to its

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Molson Coors Unveils New Corporate Logo and Identity

    Molson Coors Unveils New Corporate Logo and Identity

Molson Coors has adopted a new corporate identity – Molson Coors Beverage Company – and unveiled a modern and contemporary look designed to balance the heritage of the Molson and

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DODONI Halloumi Launches in Marks & Spencer’s Nationwide

    DODONI Halloumi Launches in Marks & Spencer’s Nationwide

The leading dairy company in Greece, DODONI, has announced that its top of the range Feta and Halloumi is now available in over 200 Marks & Spencer’s stores across the

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Nestlé Continues to Make Strong Progress

    Nestlé Continues to Make Strong Progress

Nestlé has reported a 1.2% increase in sales to SFr92.6 billion (€87.2 billion) for 2019 with organic growth of 3.5%, with real internal growth (RIG) of 2.9% and pricing of

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Müller Moves to Inspire Happier and Healthier Lifestyles

    Müller Moves to Inspire Happier and Healthier Lifestyles

Müller, the number one dairy brand in the UK[1], has recruited 1500m British Record Holder, and European and World Medallist Laura Muir, and Pole Vault British Record Holder Holly Bradshaw,

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Bühler and Givaudan Join Forces to Open Unique Innovation Center Dedicated to Plant-based Food

    Bühler and Givaudan Join Forces to Open Unique Innovation Center Dedicated to Plant-based Food

The leading food technology provider and the global leader in flavors and fragrances, are bringing their global partnership to Asia to build an Innovation Center dedicated to plant-based food. The

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Coca-Cola European Partners Continues to Focus on Driving Profitable Revenue Growth

    Coca-Cola European Partners Continues to Focus on Driving Profitable Revenue Growth

Coca-Cola European Partners, the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler based on revenue, has reported another solid year of growth with revenue up 4.5% to €12.017 billion for 2019. Comparable operating profit

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Lidl Announces €40 Million Deal With O’Brien Fine Foods

    Lidl Announces €40 Million Deal With O’Brien Fine Foods

Lidl Ireland has announced a two-year supply deal with Kildare-based cooked meats producer, O’Brien Fine Foods worth €40 million. Lidl has also made a further €50,000 investment in O’Brien Fine

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Next Generation of Packaging on Display at Industry’s Largest UK Event

    Next Generation of Packaging on Display at Industry’s Largest UK Event

The packaging industry’s most cutting-edge technologies and solutions will take centre stage at Packaging Innovations 2020, which returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February. New for 2020, the show will host

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Heineken Delivers Strong Top-line Growth in 2019

    Heineken Delivers Strong Top-line Growth in 2019

Global brewer Heineken achieved 5.6% organic growth in net revenue (beia) to €23.894 billion for 2019 and operating profit grew 3.9% organically to €4.020 billion. However, the operating profit margin

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Molson Coors Partners With e.fundamentals to Help Drive UK Online Sales

    Molson Coors Partners With e.fundamentals to Help Drive UK Online Sales

Molson Coors, one of the world’s largest brewers, has partnered with ecommerce analytics provider e.fundamentals to help drive sales of its beers through retailers’ websites in the UK. E.fundamentals’ service

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Manor Farm Wins IFSA Best Sustainable Food Product Award 2020

    Manor Farm Wins IFSA Best Sustainable Food Product Award 2020

Irish chicken producer Manor Farm has won the IFSA (Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance) Best Sustainable Food Product Award 2020. Manor Farm, received the award for the company’s ‘Farmers to Market’

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Heineken Announces CEO Succession

    Heineken Announces CEO Succession

Jean-François van Boxmeer (pictured left), Chairman and CEO of Heineken, is to step down following his successful 15 year leadership of the company. He will be succeeded by Dolf van

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DMK Group Aims to Optimise Ice Cream Production

  DMK Group Aims to Optimise Ice Cream Production

DMK Group, Germany’s largest dairy co-operative, intends to streamline the production network in its ice cream business unit. This involves

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New Research Reveals Retailers are Feeling the Pressure From Consumers to Prioritise Sustainable Packaging

  New Research Reveals Retailers are Feeling the Pressure From Consumers to Prioritise Sustainable Packaging

Food and drink retailers face increased consumer pressure to provide sustainable packaging options, according to new research from Tetra Pak,

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Chief Financial Officer to Leave Greencore

  Chief Financial Officer to Leave Greencore

Greencore Group, a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK, has announced that Eoin Tonge, Chief Financial Officer, is

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Ireland Tightens its Belt as Election Impacts Customer Confidence

  Ireland Tightens its Belt as Election Impacts Customer Confidence

Following a record-breaking festive season for the Irish grocery market, the buzz around Veganuary and Dry January failed to outweigh

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Growing Appetite for Plant-Based Products Drives ADM to Expand European Production of Non-GMO Protein Concentrate

  Growing Appetite for Plant-Based Products Drives ADM to Expand European Production of Non-GMO Protein Concentrate

In order to meet the significant growing demand for high quality plant-based proteins in the European market, ADM is expanding

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Lantmännen Delivers Record Results

  Lantmännen Delivers Record Results

Lantmännen, the Nordic region’s leader in agriculture, machinery, bio-energy and food products, increased net sales by 10%, including organic growth

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A Month of Moderation For UK Grocery Sector

  A Month of Moderation For UK Grocery Sector

The latest figures from Kantar show the UK grocery market achieved modest 0.3% growth during the 12 weeks to 26

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Researchers to Teach Robots How to Differentiate Between Sandwich Ingredients

  Researchers to Teach Robots How to Differentiate Between Sandwich Ingredients

Loughborough University computer scientists in the UK have teamed up with a food production automation company for a project that

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Nestlé Further Invests in Aimmune Therapeutics

  Nestlé Further Invests in Aimmune Therapeutics

Nestlé Health Science (NHSc) has announced that it will make a further equity investment of US$200 million in Aimmune Therapeutics,

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New Potential and Market Opportunities Thanks to Optimised Packaging Processes

  New Potential and Market Opportunities Thanks to Optimised Packaging Processes

Schubert-Consulting, the specialist in creative solutions in the field of packaging technology, will present itself at the world-leading interpack 2020

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AB InBev Announces Changes to its Leadership Team

  AB InBev Announces Changes to its Leadership Team

AB InBev has announced that Felipe Dutra, Chief Financial and Technology Officer, will step down after a long and distinguished

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Arla Foods Ingredients Breaks Ground on New Innovation Centre

  Arla Foods Ingredients Breaks Ground on New Innovation Centre

Arla Foods has broken ground on its new modern innovation centre for the ingredients business in Nr. Vium, Denmark. Global

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Coca-Cola Unveils New Labels in Sweden to Support a Circular Economy For Plastic Packaging

  Coca-Cola Unveils New Labels in Sweden to Support a Circular Economy For Plastic Packaging

With Coca-Cola set to roll out its new range of plastic bottles made entirely from recycled plastic (PET) in Sweden,

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Food and Drink Brands Dominate Product of the Year 2020

  Food and Drink Brands Dominate Product of the Year 2020

Premier Foods, Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s all picked up multiple awards at the 2020 Product of the Year competition. Rewarding the year’s most

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European Commission Approves €200 Million Investment Scheme For Processing and Marketing of Agricultural Products in Ireland

  European Commission Approves €200 Million Investment Scheme For Processing and Marketing of Agricultural Products in Ireland

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, an Irish scheme to support long-term capital investments in the

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Nicholas Saphir to Hand Over Chair of Organic Dairy Co-op Omsco

  Nicholas Saphir to Hand Over Chair of Organic Dairy Co-op Omsco

The Board of Omsco, the UK’s largest organic dairy co-operative, has announced that Neil Kennedy (pictured above) will take over

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Festo Introduces a Compact Servo Drive For Demanding Positioning Applications

Festo has expanded its range of servo drives with the introduction of the CMMT-ST. Complementing the existing CMMT-AS, this new

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Carlsberg Group Delivers Strong Results

  Carlsberg Group Delivers Strong Results

Carlsberg Group has reported a 5.4% increase in revenue to DKr65.902 billion (€8.819 billion) and a 12.2% rise in operating

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Focus Shifts to Quality in Growing Whey Permeate Market

  Focus Shifts to Quality in Growing Whey Permeate Market

Quality is becoming increasingly important in the rapidly growing whey permeate market, according to Arla Foods Ingredients. Whey permeate is

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Brightest Packaging Minds Take to the Stage at Packaging Innovations 2020

  Brightest Packaging Minds Take to the Stage at Packaging Innovations 2020

Coca-Cola, Dixons Carphone, Carlsberg, Wrap and Britvic are just some of the big names in packaging taking to the stage

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Müller Confirms Strategy Director Appointment

  Müller Confirms Strategy Director Appointment

Müller Yogurt & Desserts, which is part of Müller UK & Ireland, has appointed Michael Inpong as Strategy Director to

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Froneri Launches New Plant-based Ice Cream

  Froneri Launches New Plant-based Ice Cream

Leading ice cream company Froneri has launched RØAR® – a brand new plant-based ice cream suitable for vegans which also supports

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Demand For Orange Juice Continues to Fall Despite Dwindling Prices

  Demand For Orange Juice Continues to Fall Despite Dwindling Prices

A fall in demand for orange juice alongside a recovery in processing production has led to lower market prices, IHS

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Diageo Shows Consistency

  Diageo Shows Consistency

Driven by organic growth, Diageo has reported a 4.2% increase in net sales to £7.2 billion for the first half

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Barry Callebaut Inaugurates New Chocolate Academy in the UK

  Barry Callebaut Inaugurates New Chocolate Academy in the UK

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has inaugurated its new Chocolate Academy at Banbury

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Unilever Reports Growth Below Expectations

  Unilever Reports Growth Below Expectations

Unilever has reported a 2% increase in turnover to €52.0 billion for 2019 reflecting a positive impact from currency and

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European Commission Clears Acquisition of Fazer Food’s Contract Foodservices Business by Compass Group

  European Commission Clears Acquisition of Fazer Food’s Contract Foodservices Business by Compass Group

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of Fazer Group’s food service operations in Estonia,

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Burts Snacks Refreshes Lentil Waves Range to Widen Appeal Amongst Health-conscious Consumers

  Burts Snacks Refreshes Lentil Waves Range to Widen Appeal Amongst Health-conscious Consumers

In recognition of a shift in the number of consumers looking for healthier and free-from alternatives, with 1 in 3

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Glass Packaging Continues to Record Steady Production Growth in Europe

  Glass Packaging Continues to Record Steady Production Growth in Europe

European production of glass packaging for food and beverage continues to grow according to latest figures published from the European

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Edrington and Suntory Holdings Expand Strategic Collaboration

  Edrington and Suntory Holdings Expand Strategic Collaboration

Suntory Holdings of Japan has agreed to purchase 10% of Edrington, the Scotch whisky distiller and international premium spirits company

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Refresco Awarded First ‘European Lean & Green Star’

  Refresco Awarded First ‘European Lean & Green Star’

Refresco Europe has been awarded the first-ever European Lean & Green Star for the transport operations in the soft drinks

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Sustainability Takes Centre Stage at Packaging Innovations 2020

  Sustainability Takes Centre Stage at Packaging Innovations 2020

Coca-Cola, Aveda, and Britvic are just some of the global brands set to put sustainability firmly in the spotlight when

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