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Value of Irish Foodservice Market Rises to Reach Record €7.8 Billion in 2017

    Value of Irish Foodservice Market Rises to Reach Record €7.8 Billion in 2017

Bord Bia released the findings of its 2017 Irish Foodservice Channel Insights Report in advance of its annual foodservice seminar which took place in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. The report shows that Ireland’s foodservice market continues to grow and is now valued at a record €7.8 billion, comprising over 33,000 individual outlets. The foodservice market […]

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UK Food Service Price Inflation Falls to 7% But Prices Still Rising in Key Categories

    UK Food Service Price Inflation Falls to 7% But Prices Still Rising in Key Categories

The latest edition of the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index reveals that in some categories actual prices are starting to come down slightly compared with previous months, although in other key sectors the trend is still up. Inflation in wholesale food service prices fell in July 2017, welcome news to the UK’s eating out operators who […]

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McDonald’s Plans Rapid Expansion in China

    McDonald’s Plans Rapid Expansion in China

McDonald’s Corporation has announced a major acceleration of its expansion plans in China following the successful completion of a strategic partnership with CITIC Ltd, CITIC Capital Partners, and The Carlyle Group. Ramping up a new era of growth and innovation, the partnership will operate and manage McDonald’s businesses in mainland China and Hong Kong, leveraging […]

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Subway Opens 2,500th UK Outlet

    Subway Opens 2,500th UK Outlet

The Subway® brand has opened its 2,500th store in the UK at Keynsham, Banes. The new outlet features the new Subway® Fresh Forward design. Following the global launch of the new format in Manchester in March, the store near Bristol is the second pilot featuring the design to open in the UK. This location features a […]

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TripAdvisor and Deliveroo Announce Agreement

    TripAdvisor and Deliveroo Announce Agreement

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, and Deliveroo, the on-demand food-delivery service, have announced the integration of Deliveroo’s restaurant network into the TripAdvisor desktop website, mobile web and mobile app experiences across 12 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific regions. Consumers browsing TripAdvisor restaurant listings now have the option to order food from […]

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Around Noon Accelerates Growth With Significant London Acquisition

    Around Noon Accelerates Growth With Significant London Acquisition

Around Noon, the Northern Ireland-based food-to-go manufacturer, has expanded its presence within the UK. The Newry headquartered company, which already has a market-leading position on the island of Ireland, has acquired Chef in a Box, a premium sandwich and snack manufacturer with market-leading customers in the corporate sector.
The purchase from Donegal Investment Group will enable […]

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SUBWAY® Stores to Cut Almost Four Billion Calories From British Diets

    SUBWAY® Stores to Cut Almost Four Billion Calories From British Diets

From July 2016 to July 2017, SUBWAY® stores will have removed around 3.7 billion calories from Great British diets, after converting to Britvic and PepsiCo beverages. This new partnership provides all customers with a broader product range whilst significantly reducing their overall calorie and sugar intake.
The dynamic design of the new drinks fountains and fridge […]

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Deliveroo Launches New Platform to Enable Restaurants to Reach New Audiences

    Deliveroo Launches New Platform to Enable Restaurants to Reach New Audiences

Deliveroo has launched Deliveroo Editions, a revolutionary platform that will enable hundreds of restaurants to reach new customers in cities around the world, without needing a high street premise. Customers across the world will gain access to over 300 leading restaurants as Deliveroo Editions brings chefs and restaurateurs to new locations in cities across the world.
Deliveroo […]

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JAB Extends Global Coffee and Food Empire With $7.5 Billion Acquisition

    JAB Extends Global Coffee and Food Empire With $7.5 Billion Acquisition

Investment group JAB is acquiring Panera Bread Company, the US-based restaurant chain, for transaction value of approximately $7.5 billion (including the assumption of $340 million of net debt) to extend its global coffee and food empire.
“By any measure, Panera has been one of the most successful restaurant companies in history,” says Ron Shaich, founder, chairman […]

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Unilever Food Solutions Launches Ireland’s First Foodservice Gluten-Free Guide

    Unilever Food Solutions Launches Ireland’s First Foodservice Gluten-Free Guide

Gluten-free is a growing challenge for the Irish foodservice industry, both as a dietary lifestyle choice but more significantly as an essential concern when catering for those who live with coeliac disease. A strict gluten-free diet is the only treatment for coeliac disease, even a small amount of gluten can make someone with the disease […]

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Deliveroo Embraces Blue Sky Thinking

    Deliveroo Embraces Blue Sky Thinking

After almost two years in the making, Deliveroo Extreme Delivery, the innovative new concept taking the food delivery industry to all new heights – quite literally – has been launched in Australia. The Deliveroo Extreme Delivery concept engages skydivers rather than bike riders, allowing deliveries to be dropped to a much broader location base. For the […]

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New £38 Million Roastery Fires Costa Growth Plans

    New £38 Million Roastery Fires Costa Growth Plans

Costa, the UK coffee brand, has commenced production at its new £38 million roastery, signalling a major milestone in the business’ expansion to serve an increasingly global customer base. The £38 million new facility has more than quadrupled Costa’s roasting capacity from 11,000 tonnes of coffee per annum to 45,000 tonnes per annum, providing the […]

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Eleven Companies Selected For Ireland’s FoodService Academy

    Eleven Companies Selected For Ireland’s FoodService Academy

Sustainably grown seaweed, whiskey flavoured popcorn and Cork’s finest gluten-free fresh chilli sauce are just some of the innovative products selected to join this year’s FoodService Academy. Run by Bord Bia and Musgrave MarketPlace, the programme aims to help participants grow sales within the foodservice, or out of home food, market. The initiative also offers […]

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Danish Crown Buys Foodservice Business in the UK

    Danish Crown Buys Foodservice Business in the UK

Danish Crown has acquired Nottingham-base Leivers Brothers for an undisclosed sum to double the revenue generated by the international meat group’s UK foodservice business. Foodservice has been part of Danish Crown’s business in the UK since 2014. Danish Crown has succeeded in establishing a stable base in and around London and Manchester and this is […]

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Child Obesity – Technical Guidance on Procurement For Healthy Food in Schools

    Child Obesity – Technical Guidance on Procurement For Healthy Food in Schools

The European Commission Joint Research Centre and Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety have presented a report to help authorities implement healthy food standards ensuring that they procure healthy school food. The report provides technical guidance on, among others, drafting clear specifications on foods and food services to be procured to make the healthy food the default […]

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Restaurant Brands International Expands With $1.8 Billion Acquisition

    Restaurant Brands International Expands With $1.8 Billion Acquisition

Restaurant Brands International, one of the largest global quick service restaurant companies with two of the world’s most iconic QSR brands – Burger King and Tim Hortons – is expanding its US and global footprint with the acquisition of Popeyes for $1.8 billion. Popeyes is one of the world’s largest quick service restaurant chicken concepts […]

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University On-campus Dining Has Great Room For Growth

    University On-campus Dining Has Great Room For Growth

Exclusive new research conducted by the NUS on behalf of Premier Foods has revealed that, despite record numbers of students attending university, dining on campus is not currently the top option when looking for meals. Less than half of students [42%] purchase food from on-campus food outlets, and whilst nearly two thirds of students [60%] […]

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UK Coffee Shop Sales to Top £3 Billion in 2016

    UK Coffee Shop Sales to Top £3 Billion in 2016

New research from Mintel reveals that this year coffee shop sales are set to reach a record new high as the market tops £3 billion. Indeed, the UK coffee shop market is in rude health, enjoying an estimated growth of 6% in 2015. Over the past five years, the market has shot up an impressive […]

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New Foodservice Academy to Grow Sales of Irish Food and Drink Businesses

    New Foodservice Academy to Grow Sales of Irish Food and Drink Businesses

Ten Irish food and drink companies have joined the first FoodService Academy, a newprogramme run by Bord Bia and Musgrave MarketPlace . The FoodService Academy seeks to help small Irish food and drink companies develop their business in the foodservice market (out of home food market). The programme also aims to help the companies achieve […]

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Global investors urge food firms to address rising water risks

    Global investors urge food firms to address rising water risks

Investors managing more than $2.6trn in assets have sent joint letters to 15 international food and drink companies amid growing concerns over water security and pollution.

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Calling All Cheese Lovers -­‐ Food for Health Ireland researchers to undertake the largest study of the impact of cheese on Irish heart health

    Calling All Cheese Lovers -­‐ Food for Health Ireland researchers to undertake the largest study of the impact of cheese on Irish heart health

Are we getting the wrong advice about saturated fat from foods like cheese? For years, cheese has been demonized as a food high in saturated fat which could raise cholesterol levels and heart disease risks. Irish researchers in University College Dublin and Teagasc Moorepark now think that this advice needs a rethink.

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New Managing Director at Hydrosol

    New Managing Director at Hydrosol

On 1 July Dr. Matthias Moser took up his duties as the new Managing Director of Hydrosol, the international stabiliser and emulsifier system specialist. Dr. Moser, who holds a PhD in natural science, is also Managing Director of sister company OlbrichtArom. Both companies are part of the independent owner-operated Stern-Wywiol Gruppe, which maintains offices and production facilities in the world’s key markets.

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Amneal makes strategic investment in Ireland

    Amneal makes strategic investment in Ireland

U.S. generics manufacturer acquires Tipperary plant to spur European expansion – company expects to hire an estimated 250-300 employees at full build-out.

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Oakland International Confirmed as Finalist in Global Freight Awards 2015

    Oakland International Confirmed as Finalist in Global Freight Awards 2015

Ireland and UK supply chain specialists Oakland International have been confirmed as finalists in the Innovation Award category of this year’s prestigious Global Freight Awards (GFA) to be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane in London on Thursday, 19th November.

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Oman refreshment company increases production to meet growing market demand

    Oman refreshment company increases production to meet growing market demand

To meet the two-digit market growth from carbonated soft drinks consumers, Oman Refreshment Company (ORC), a franchisee of PepsiCo International, has recently acquired a new production line from Sidel, the leading global provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging, which will enable the Omani bottler to increase its production capacity.

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JBT Corporation announces acquisition of leading juice and dairy solutions provider

Technology solutions provider for the liquid foods sector extends product portfolio with addition of Netherlands-based Stork Food & Dairy Systems.

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UK Allergy Sufferers Put at Risk From Fast Food Takeaways

    UK Allergy Sufferers Put at Risk From Fast Food Takeaways

An undercover investigation by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has found just over two thirds of takeaways appear to be breaking the law. The investigation, which included 10 types of takeaways, found chicken shops to be the worst offenders.
Of the chicken shops visited, four in five couldn’t supply legally required allergen information when […]

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Frutarom adds vegetarian solutions to its portfolio

Korntal-Münchingen, Germany, July 2015: Frutarom Savory Solutions’ new range of vegetarian and vegan options provides new solutions for meat industry, butchers and catering businesses. Combining high-quality ingredients and processing know-how, the range is designed to deliver a similar meat-like taste profile and mouthfeel. By using valuable protein sources, products are created with a comparable nutritional profile to meat.

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Packaging automation demonstrates truly revolutionary high speed tray sealer at fruit focus

A major technology breakthrough at Packaging Automation Ltd has culminated in the design of the fastest most energy efficient single lane tray sealing machine in the world which will be demonstrated at Fruit Focus.

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TOMRA Equips its Belgian Test and Demo Center With a New Cold Room

    TOMRA Equips its Belgian Test and Demo Center With a New Cold Room

TOMRA Sorting Solutions has installed a brand new 56 square meter cold room in its test and demonstration center in Leuven, Belgium.
Thanks to its new facility, TOMRA Sorting Solutions is now able to test the performance of its sorting machines for all individually quick frozen (IQF) products in a true-to life environment.
The conditioned room can […]

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Global Consumer Foodservice Sales Grow 5.4% in 2014

    Global Consumer Foodservice Sales Grow 5.4% in 2014

The global consumer foodservice market increased in value by over 5.4% in 2014, with over US$2.7 trillion in sales, according to market research company Euromonitor International. Full service restaurants accounted for the largest proportion of sales globally, followed by fast food and cafes/bars.
By region, Latin America and the Middle East/Africa lead with a compound annual […]

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

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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Fast Food and Food-to-Go Dominate Irish Foodservice Market

    Fast Food and Food-to-Go Dominate Irish Foodservice Market

The Irish foodservice market has grown from €6.07 billion in 2013 to €6.13 billion this year, with growth forecasts to almost €6.5 billion by end 2017, according to Foodservice Channel Insights Report just published by Bord Bia. The report indicates the fact that Fast Food continues to dominate Irish foodservice channels and that diners’ expectations […]

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