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Marks & Spencer Launches New Value Food Range

    Marks & Spencer Launches New Value Food Range

Marks & Spencer has launched Simply M&S, a range of 800 everyday food products and store cupboard staples that offer M&S quality at value price. Designed so that customers can

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Production Commences at Nestle Waters’ New Buxton Facility

    Production Commences at Nestle Waters’ New Buxton Facility

Nestle Waters has started production at its new £35 million state-of-the-art factory at Waterswallows in Buxton, Derbyshire, England. Bottling the Buxton Natural Mineral Water and Nestle Pure Life brands, the

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Kellogg Updates Iconic Kellogg’s Brand

    Kellogg Updates Iconic Kellogg’s Brand

Kellogg Company is refreshing its 106-year-old Kellogg’s brand in the most significant update of its marquee identity in the company’s history. The update is showcased on Kellogg’s completely redesigned website

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Scottish Government Sets Minimum Price For Alcohol

    Scottish Government Sets Minimum Price For Alcohol

The Scottish Government has announced that its preferred minimum price for alcohol will be 50p per unit. Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon says that, at this level, the price was equivalent

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New Chairman For BBPA

    New Chairman For BBPA

Jonathan Neame, chief executive of Kent-based family brewer Shepherd Neame, is to be the new chairman of the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA). The news follows the departure of

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Developments in the Auction of Iglo Foods

    Developments in the Auction of Iglo Foods

A number of private equity firms, including Bain Capital, Clayton Dubilier & Rice, Blackstone Group and BC Partners, are reported to have submitted fist round bids for Iglo Foods, the

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Food Safety: Measom Freer Has the Scoop

    Food Safety: Measom Freer Has the Scoop

Measom Freer has launched a new range of scoops in standard food safety colours, with antibacterial additive also available to provide that extra depth of protection. The scoops are manufactured

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Coca Cola Enterprises and ECO Plastics Deliver Step Change in British Plastics Recycling

    Coca Cola Enterprises and ECO Plastics Deliver Step Change in British Plastics Recycling

Coca‑Cola Enterprises and ECO Plastics have officially opened their groundbreaking joint venture, Continuum Recycling, which is the world’s largest plastics processing facility. Completed on time and on budget, the £15

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Acquisition of Skanemejerier by Lactalis Approved

    Acquisition of Skanemejerier by Lactalis Approved

The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of the Swedish dairy products and fruit juices company Skanemejerier by French dairy giant Lactalis. The Commission

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New Technology Transfer Strategy For Irish Food Companies

    New Technology Transfer Strategy For Irish Food Companies

A new Food Technology and Knowledge Transfer Strategy to support Irish food companies has been launched in Dublin by Teagasc, the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority. Teagasc’s Portfolio of

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Holger Riemensperger Appointed General Manager of Frutarom Health

Frutarom Industries, one of the ten leading flavours and fine ingredients houses in the world, has appointed Holger Riemensperger at general manager of its global health business unit. Holger Riemensperger

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Biovelop Launches New Oat Protein Ingredient

    Biovelop Launches New Oat Protein Ingredient

Biovelop International, the Swedish company behind the very successful PromOat™ beta glucan ingredient, has launched a new oat protein product, called prOATein™. Produced in Sweden using locally-sourced, non-GMO oats, prOATein™

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YASO® – A Unique, Nutrition-packed Sprouted Form of Soya

In response to growing demand for YASO®, an innovative and highly versatile, specially sprouted soya raw material, Hungarian food ingredients company Fitorex Group is building the world’s first high-yield, industrial

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AB InBev UK to Launch Premium Pear Cider

    AB InBev UK to Launch Premium Pear Cider

Following the introduction of Stella Artois Cidre premium cider in April 2011, AB InBev UK is now launching a pear variant, Cidre Pear, into the UK on and off-trade. In

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Robust Performance by Danish Crown

    Robust Performance by Danish Crown

Danish Crown, Europe’s largest meat processor, has reported a 1.2% decline in first half profit to DKr733 million (Eur98.6 million), chiefly due to increasing commodity prices. Consolidated revenue increased from

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Leadership Changes at Molson Coors UK and StarBev

    Leadership Changes at Molson Coors UK and StarBev

Molson Coors Brewing Company has appointed Mark Hunter as chief executive of its newly acquired StarBev business. Headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Prague, Czech Republic, StarBev operates nine breweries

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UK Soft Drinks Industry Exhibits Solid Growth

    UK Soft Drinks Industry Exhibits Solid Growth

The soft drinks industry grew in value by 5.1% in 2011 to more than £14.5 billion, according to the 2012 UK Soft Drinks Report. Published by the British Soft Drinks

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McDonald’s Introduces New Fruit Drink to the UK

    McDonald’s Introduces New Fruit Drink to the UK

McDonald’s UK has launched Fruitizz, a new carbonated fruit drink that will help parents give children one of their five daily portions of fruit and vegetables. The launch of Fruitizz

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Ireland’s Inaugural Whiskey Week Launched

    Ireland’s Inaugural Whiskey Week Launched

Ireland’s inaugural Whiskey Week, a celebration of one of Ireland’s most celebrated and successful products, has been launched by representatives of three of the country’s leading distilleries – Irish Distillers,

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Destocking in Russia Impacts on Carlsberg’s Profits

    Destocking in Russia Impacts on Carlsberg’s Profits

Carlsberg Group has reported a 2.8% rise in revenue to DKr12.9 billon (Eur1.7 billion) but operating profit declined by 43% to DKr574 million for its first quarter as volumes falls in Russia,

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Glanbia Remains On Track

    Glanbia Remains On Track

Glanbia, the international nutritional solutions and cheese group, has reported that international demand for dairy products has remained solid in the first three months of 2012, supported by demand from

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Nestle Supports Global Dairy Industry With New Partnership in Morocco

    Nestle Supports Global Dairy Industry With New Partnership in Morocco

Nestle is building on its commitment to help support the development of the global dairy industry with a new partnership in Morocco. The collaboration with the local authorities in the

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Regulations are Biggest Hurdle For Nutraceuticals in BRIC Nations

  Regulations are Biggest Hurdle For Nutraceuticals in BRIC Nations

The main factor standing in the way of the BRIC nations and their growth within the nutraceuticals market is regulations,

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Danish Crown to Build New Cattle Slaughterhouse

  Danish Crown to Build New Cattle Slaughterhouse

Danish Crown, Europe´s largest meat processing company, plans to construct a new cattle slaughterhouse at Holsted in Denmark at a

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Coca-Cola Hellenic Proposes Recapitalisation Measures

  Coca-Cola Hellenic Proposes Recapitalisation Measures

Coca-Cola Hellenic is proposing a capital return to its shareholders of €0.34 per share. The proposal comprises a decrease in

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Hain Celestial Makes Strategic Irish Acquisition

  Hain Celestial Makes Strategic Irish Acquisition

Hain Celestial Group, the US-based natural and organic products manufacturer, is extending its international presence into Ireland with the acquisition

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Carbery Group Continues to Grow

  Carbery Group Continues to Grow

Carbery Group, the Irish and international food ingredients, flavours and cheese manufacturer, had a positive year in 2011 with revenues

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Sauce Manufacturers Look to Health and Spice

  Sauce Manufacturers Look to Health and Spice

New product activity is heating up in the large and diverse prepared sauces market, which covers a wide range of

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Laboratory Informatics Easing the Process of Environmental Monitoring

Food and drinks manufacturers are required to run environmental monitoring programmes to maintain safe production environments. These are scheduled campaigns

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Bright Food to Acquire 60% of Weetabix

  Bright Food to Acquire 60% of Weetabix

Bright Food, one of China’s largest food groups, is acquiring 60% of Weetabix Food Company from private equity firm Lion Capital

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M&A Activity Will Drive Growth in Food and Beverage Sector

  M&A Activity Will Drive Growth in Food and Beverage Sector

The recent acceleration in M&A activity within the food and beverage industry in the UK and Ireland is set to

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New Findings of Daily Consumption of Soy Isoflavones and Cacao-Flavonoids in Diabetes Type 2 Patients

  New Findings of Daily Consumption of Soy Isoflavones and Cacao-Flavonoids in Diabetes Type 2 Patients

A new, one-year, double-blind controlled clinical study shows that cacao-flavonoids and soy isoflavones can significantly improve biomarkers of CVD risk

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Nestle Strengthens Nespresso With €250 Million Investment in Switzerland

  Nestle Strengthens Nespresso With €250 Million Investment in Switzerland

Nestle is strengthening its premium portioned coffee brand Nespresso by investing SFr300 million (Eur250 million) to meet growing consumer demand

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PepsiCo Announces 40th Consecutive Annual Dividend Increase

  PepsiCo Announces 40th Consecutive Annual Dividend Increase

PepsiCo has declared a four percent rise in its annual dividend, from the current annual rate of $2.06 to $2.15

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First Milk Acquires Sports Nutrition Business

  First Milk Acquires Sports Nutrition Business

UK dairy co-operative First Milk has taken another step into the premium functional food sector with the acquisition of sports

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Spiromatic – The Specialist in Ingredient Process and Handling Equipment

Belgian company Spiromatic designs, manufactures, installs and services solid and liquid food ingredient handling equipment for the food and drink

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Arla Foods Ingredients’ Milk Proteins Can Cut Salt in Cheese by 65%

  Arla Foods Ingredients’ Milk Proteins Can Cut Salt in Cheese by 65%

Arla Foods Ingredients has developed a range of functional milk proteins that make it possible for food manufacturers to slash

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Kampffmeyer Food Innovation and Meyerhans Muhlen Form Sales Partnership

  Kampffmeyer Food Innovation and Meyerhans Muhlen Form Sales Partnership

Hamburg-based Kampffmeyer Food Innovation and the independent family-owned Swiss company Meyerhans Muhlen have signed a sales partnership agreement. As part

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PepsiCo UK to Invest £15.2 Million at Walkers

  PepsiCo UK to Invest £15.2 Million at Walkers

PepsiCo UK is investing £15.2 million in its Walkers snacks manufacturing campus at Leicester. The investment will support the introduction

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Nestle Professional Skills Up Future Chefs in UK and Ireland

  Nestle Professional Skills Up Future Chefs in UK and Ireland

Nestle Professional, the Nestle business that supplies the food and beverage service out-of-home industry, is helping to educate future chefs

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Kellogg is One of Top 50 Companies for Diversity in 2012

  Kellogg is One of Top 50 Companies for Diversity in 2012

Kellogg Company’s long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion was recognized when the company was named one of the ‘Top 50

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The Coca-Cola Company Plans Two-for-One Stock Split

  The Coca-Cola Company Plans Two-for-One Stock Split

The board of The Coca-Cola Company has recommend a two-for-one stock split to shareowners. The split would be the 11th

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Cooking Skills Off the Boil – A Quarter of 16-24s Find it Hard to Cook Pasta

  Cooking Skills Off the Boil – A Quarter of 16-24s Find it Hard to Cook Pasta

While celebrity chefs across Britain have spent recent years on a mission to make cooking more accessible, it appears youngsters

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Strong Sales Performance by Remy Cointreau

  Strong Sales Performance by Remy Cointreau

French drinks group Remy Cointreau has reported a 13% increase in full year turnover to Eur1.03 billion, including a 21.9%

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Taste Boost For Butter Biscuits as Kerry Launches New Beatreme Range

  Taste Boost For Butter Biscuits as Kerry Launches New Beatreme Range

Kerry Ingredients & Flavours has launched a Butter and Cream range within its Beatreme™ line of cream, butter and cultured

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Sugar Drives Associated British Foods

  Sugar Drives Associated British Foods

Buoyed by strong performances from its sugar business and its Primark retail arm, Associated British Foods has reported a 3%

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Nestle Joins Research Effort to Further Improve Products’ Environmental Performance

  Nestle Joins Research Effort to Further Improve Products’ Environmental Performance

Nestle is joining a new research partnership between industry and academia that aims to improve the environmental performance of consumer

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Central European Beverage Alliance

  Central European Beverage Alliance

Central European Distribution Corporation (CEDC) has formed a strategic alliance with Russian Standard Corporation, which will invest $100 million in

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Beam Extends Presence in Vodka Category With $605 Million Deal

  Beam Extends Presence in Vodka Category With $605 Million Deal

Beam, the US-based global spirits group, is acquiring the fast-growing Pinnacle Vodka and Calico Jack rum brands and other related

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Coca-Cola Enterprises Announces Suppliers of the Year

  Coca-Cola Enterprises Announces Suppliers of the Year

Ball Packaging Europe, Krones and Klimasan have been recognised for their performance in quality, service, value and corporate responsibility and

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Building a Vibrant, Sustainable UK Dairy Industry

  Building a Vibrant, Sustainable UK Dairy Industry

18 months ago, over 40 organisations and people from right across the UK dairy supply chain came together to create

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Converting Agricultural Waste into Lactic Acid

  Converting Agricultural Waste into Lactic Acid

An Irish greentech company, Sustainable Biopolymers (trading as Cellulac), has been approved for a record Eur2.8 million grant from the

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The Inaugural CIO & IT Leaders Summit – Thursday, May 17th, 2012 – Croke Park, Dublin

  The Inaugural CIO & IT Leaders Summit – Thursday, May 17th, 2012 – Croke Park, Dublin

As the sources of competitive advantage become even more connected to technology, the CIO’s contribution to the health and strategic

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Nestle to Acquire Pfizer Nutrition For $11.85 Billion

  Nestle to Acquire Pfizer Nutrition For $11.85 Billion

In a strategic move to enhance its position in global infant nutrition, Nestle has agreed to acquire Pfizer Nutrition for

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