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R&R Ice Cream Acquires German Business

    R&R Ice Cream Acquires German Business

R&R Ice Cream, Europe’s largest own label ice cream manufacturer, has acquired Durigon Gelato of Germany for an undisclosed sum, subject to clearance from the German competition authority. Based at

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Lion Capital Purchases Cumbrian Seafoods

    Lion Capital Purchases Cumbrian Seafoods

Private equity firm Lion Capital, which owns Young’s Seafood, has expanded its UK fish and seafood interests with the acquisition of the customer contracts and equipment of Cumbrian Seafoods from

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Irene Rosenfeld to Lead Kraft’s Global Snacks Company

    Irene Rosenfeld to Lead Kraft’s Global Snacks Company

In the next step toward dividing into two public companies, Kraft Foods has announced the appointments of the heads of the future global snacks and North American grocery businesses. Irene

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Glanbia Considering New €50 Million Dairy Plant

    Glanbia Considering New €50 Million Dairy Plant

Glanbia, the Irish and international nutritional solutions and cheese group, is reported to be considering investing more than Eur50 million to establish a new greenfield dairy manufacturing site in Ireland.

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Irish Distillers to Invest of €100 Million to Expand Midleton Distillery

    Irish Distillers to Invest of €100 Million to Expand Midleton Distillery

In response to the continued growth of its Jameson Irish whiskey brand on world markets, Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard has announced a €100 million investment in the expansion of its

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Greencore Offer Talks End

    Greencore Offer Talks End

Negotiations about a possible offer by US private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice to buy Greencore, one of the leading convenience food processors in the UK, have ended. Greencore

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Heineken Acquires UK Pub Business For £412 Million

    Heineken Acquires UK Pub Business For £412 Million

Heineken has acquired the Galaxy Pub Estate in the UK from The Royal Bank of Scotland for £412 million (€480 million) on a cash-and-debt-free basis. A further £10 million has

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Cargill to Cut 2,000 Jobs

    Cargill to Cut 2,000 Jobs

Cargill plans to cut its workforce by up to 2,000 of its 138,000 employees globally, a reduction of about 1.5%. The majority of the redundancies will take place over the

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IOI Loders Croklaan First to Make Shea Supply Chain Transparent

    IOI Loders Croklaan First to Make Shea Supply Chain Transparent

Global edible oils firm IOI Loders Croklaan has launched a campaign showing that their Shea nuts supply chain from West Africa is transparent and sustainable. As a first in the

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Record Results at Greene King

    Record Results at Greene King

Greene King, the British regional brewer and pub group, has increased operating profit before exceptionals to a record £115.6 million in the 24 weeks to October 16th 2011 on revenue up

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Britvic Expands US Distribution of Fruit Shoot Brand

    Britvic Expands US Distribution of Fruit Shoot Brand

Britvic has signed agreements with three of the top four bottlers of Pepsi in the United States to expand the distribution of its leading soft drinks brand, Fruit Shoot. The

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ProSweets Cologne 2012 – 29th January-1st February 2012

    ProSweets Cologne 2012 – 29th January-1st February 2012

In just a little less than ten weeks, ProSweets Cologne 2012 will once again open its doors. So far, more than 300 exhibiting companies from 32 countries have registered for

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Future of Bakkavor Salad Factory Under Review

    Future of Bakkavor Salad Factory Under Review

Bakkavor Group has commenced a 90 days consultation period with 178 staff at its English Village Salads subsidiary in East Yorkshire, England, about the future viability of the business due

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Kerry Group Completes $230 Million Acquisition

    Kerry Group Completes $230 Million Acquisition

Kerry, the global ingredients, flavours and consumer foods group, has completed the acquisition of Cargill’s global flavours business. Cargill Flavor Systems with annual revenues of approximately $200 million was acquired

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Marston’s Increases Sales and Underlying Profits

    Marston’s Increases Sales and Underlying Profits

Despite the difficult economic environment, UK regional brewer and pub operator Marston’s increased revenue by 4.8% to £682.2 million in the 52 weeks to October 1st 2011, with improvements in

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Sara Lee Strengthens European Coffee Business

    Sara Lee Strengthens European Coffee Business

Sara Lee and its Norwegian joint venture partner, Kaffehuset Friele, have agreed to acquire the House of Coffee business, a leading food service provider of beverage solutions to offices and

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Muller Dairy UK to Cut Workforce

    Muller Dairy UK to Cut Workforce

Muller Dairy UK is cutting 55 jobs across it British and Irish operations with the majority being shed at the company’s factory at Market Drayton inShropshire, where 750 people are

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World Grain Production Down But Recovering

    World Grain Production Down But Recovering

World grain production fell, exacerbating a global food situation already plagued by rising prices, according to new research published by the Worldwatch Institute. Despite record rice and maize yields around

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Solid Performance by Britvic

    Solid Performance by Britvic

Buoyed by volume and sales growth in Great Britain, France and its other international markets except Ireland, Britvic sold 2.1 billion litres of soft drinks in the 52 weeks ended

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Carlsberg Restructures Central Functions Across Europe

    Carlsberg Restructures Central Functions Across Europe

Following a challenging 2011, Carlsberg plans to reduce the number of positions in its headquarter functions across Europe by 130 to 150, of which approximately 95 positions have already been

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New Head For Heineken’s Central and Eastern Europe Region

    New Head For Heineken’s Central and Eastern Europe Region

Nico Nusmeier, regional president of Heineken Central and Eastern Europe, has decided to leave the global brewing group. Effective from January 1st, 2012 he will be succeeded by Jan Derck

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Interim Profits Surge at Remy Cointreau

    Interim Profits Surge at Remy Cointreau

Reflecting sales growth across all its geographic regions, French spirits group Remy Cointreau has increased current operating profit by 27.3% (up 30.7% organically) to Eur106.2 million for the first six

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Diageo Opens £10 Million Cooperage in Scotland

  Diageo Opens £10 Million Cooperage in Scotland

Diageo has officially opened the first new cooperage to be built in Scotland for decades. The new Diageo Cambus Cooperage

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ConAgra Foods Expands in India

  ConAgra Foods Expands in India

ConAgra Foods, one of North America’s leading food manufacturers, has become the majority owner of Indian food companyAgro Tech Foods,

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Unilever Faces Strike Action in the UK

  Unilever Faces Strike Action in the UK

Workers at Unilever UK, the food and household goods manufacturer, have voted in favour of industrial action in protest over

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US Food Safety Hazard: Cantaloupe Caused Listeria Food Poisoning

On October 19, 2011 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed the presence of strains of listeria in cantaloupe

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Coca-Cola Enterprises to Invest £50 Million in Great Britain

  Coca-Cola Enterprises to Invest £50 Million in Great Britain

Coca-Cola Enterprises is demonstrating its commitment to manufacturing in Great Britain with a £50 million investment programme across three of

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Danone to Invest €6 Million to Expand French Water Site

  Danone to Invest €6 Million to Expand French Water Site

Danone is to invest Eur6.2 million to expand capacity at its bottled water production plant at Salvetat in France. Part

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Nestle Becomes First Food Company to Partner with the Fair Labor Association

  Nestle Becomes First Food Company to Partner with the Fair Labor Association

Nestle has decided to work with the Fair Labor Association (FLA) to investigate whether children are working on cocoa farms

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New President For EU Spirits Producers

  New President For EU Spirits Producers

Gavin Hewitt, chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association, has been elected President of the European Spirits Organisation – CEPS.

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National Flexible ISO:n Board

  National Flexible ISO:n Board

National Flexible have recently passed a routine ISO audit with an exemplary performance, demonstrating their commitment to delivering excellent supplier

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Sansbury’s to Double Purchase of British Food

  Sansbury’s to Double Purchase of British Food

Sainsbury’s plans to double the amount of British food it sells by 2020 as part of the UK supermarket group’s

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Tulip Expands in the UK

  Tulip Expands in the UK

Tulip has consolidated its position as the leading UK supplier of processed meat products following the acquisition of Parkam Foods

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New Finance Director at Premier Foods

  New Finance Director at Premier Foods

Michael Clarke, who joined Premier Foods during the summer as chief executive, has completed assembling his new leadership team with

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SABMiller’s Acquisirion of Foster’s Approved

  SABMiller’s Acquisirion of Foster’s Approved

The Australian competition authority has approved SABMiller’s acquisition of Foster’s Group, the Austrialian brewer, and the 50% of soft drinks

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Nestle Invests £110 Million in UK Coffee Factory

  Nestle Invests £110 Million in UK Coffee Factory

Nestle is investing £110 million in its Nescafe Dolce Gusto factory in the UK, creating 300 new jobs and tripling

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Mixed Findings About Buying British Food

  Mixed Findings About Buying British Food

Almost two thirds of people agree that they like to buy British food to support the local economy (65%). However,

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PM Group Commences Major Development For Halwani Bros in Saudi Arabia

  PM Group Commences Major Development For Halwani Bros in Saudi Arabia

Irish and international project management specialist PM Group has begun work on a major multi-million dollar development project for Halwani

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Burton’s Foods Becomes the Burton’s Biscuit Company

  Burton’s Foods Becomes the Burton’s Biscuit Company

Burton’s Foods, the UK’s second biggest biscuits manufacturer, is rebranding its business and changing its trading name to the Burton’s

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Emmi Recognised For High Standards of Corporate Governance

  Emmi Recognised For High Standards of Corporate Governance

Dairy group Emmi has become the first listed Swiss company to be awarded the ‘Best Board Practice’ label. The Best

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Cargill Completes €1.5 Billion Acquisition

  Cargill Completes €1.5 Billion Acquisition

Cargill, the US-based food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services group, has completed the acquisition of Provimi, a global

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Fi Europe & Ni 2011 – A Global Platform For Food Innovation

  Fi Europe & Ni 2011 – A Global Platform For Food Innovation

Running between 29th November and 1st December 2011 inParis, Fi Europe & Ni 2011 will showcase food ingredients and related

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Nestle to Invest €45 Million in German Frozen Pizza Factory

  Nestle to Invest €45 Million in German Frozen Pizza Factory

Nestle is strengthening its frozen pizza business by extending its Wagner factory in Germany. The new Eur45 million extension to

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New £35 Million Buxton Water Facility to Come on Stream in 2012

  New £35 Million Buxton Water Facility to Come on Stream in 2012

Nestle Waters is investing more than £35 million in a new state-of-the-art factory at Buxton in England. The culmination of many

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Milk Link Recruits For Expanded Lockerbie Creamery

  Milk Link Recruits For Expanded Lockerbie Creamery

British dairy co-operative Milk Link has now recruited over 40% of the milk it requires for the expansion of its

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SABMiller Continues Investment in Developing Markets

  SABMiller Continues Investment in Developing Markets

SABMiller is to invest a total of $555 million to expand the capacity of its subsidiaries in the developing markets

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IPACK-IMA 2012

IPACK-IMA is one of the most important international events in the industry of packaging, processing and material handling technology: a

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Welcome to the World of Fresh Produce FRUIT LOGISTICA 2012

The World’s Leading Trade Fair for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Business. FRUIT LOGISTICA is the leading international meeting place

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4th Healthy & Nutritional Bars Conference

Focussing on consumers, markets, business cases, and  processing & ingredient innovations 2 & 3 February 2012, Cologne (Germany) igh Quality

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Emballage 2012

  International Packaging Exhibition – The international business meeting for packaging related industries. Parc des Expositions Paris-Nord Villepinte BP 68004

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Hi Europe & Ni 2012

We are delighted to announce that the next edition of Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) and Natural Ingredients (Ni) will take

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Discover SIAL 2012!

  The world’s no. 1 food exhibition will take place in Paris, from 21 to 25 October 2012. Make a

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RECORD SALES OF NEW DE-BLISTERING AND LEAK TESTING EQUIPMENT AT PACKAGING MACHINERY MANUFACTURER, SEPHA LTD

The packaging machinery manufacturer, Sepha Ltd, has reported record sales of its recently extended range of non-destructive leak testing equipment

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PPMA 2012

As the UK’s leading processing & packaging machinery exhibition, the PPMA Show offers you an unrivalled opportunity to see cutting

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