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Isle of Harris Distillery Wins Excellence in Branding Category at Inaugural Scottish Gin Awards

    Isle of Harris Distillery Wins Excellence in Branding Category at Inaugural Scottish Gin Awards

The Isle of Harris Distillery has won the McLaren Packaging-sponsored Excellence in Branding category in an inaugural professional drinks competition to assess Scotland’s booming gin business. A new annual business event established to celebrate innovation and excellence in gin distilling in Scotland, the Scottish Gin Awards is held in partnership with The Scottish Gin Society.
Michael […]

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Halewood International to Launch Ideagen Q-Pulse

    Halewood International to Launch Ideagen Q-Pulse

Major drinks manufacturer, Halewood International, is to launch a UK-wide quality management system using software from Ideagen. The producers of Crabbie’s, Lambrini and Red Square Vodka – among other brands – will adopt Ideagen Q-Pulse for the management of key operational documentation such as quality policies, specification information, consumer feedback and internal and external audits.
Q-Pulse will become […]

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Ireland’s Ancient East Food and Drink Guide for Visitor Experiences Launched

    Ireland’s Ancient East Food and Drink Guide for Visitor Experiences Launched

Fáilte Ireland (National Tourism Development Authority) has launched ‘Ireland’s Ancient East – A Guide for Food and Drink Visitor Experiences’ for food businesses who wish to diversify into tourism in Ireland’s Ancient East region. The guide will provide businesses with the tools to help give visitors an unforgettable experience by sharing the great stories of our […]

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Müller Invests £100 Million in UK Yogurt & Desserts Business

    Müller Invests £100 Million in UK Yogurt & Desserts Business

Müller will invest £100 million over the next three years to develop, manufacture and market a new generation of branded and private label yogurt and desserts products, made from milk produced by British farmers. Already the UK’s favourite yogurt and desserts brand picked from supermarket shelves 208 million times each year*, Müller aims to strengthen […]

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Arla Foods Bolsters UK Online Strategy With New Head of E-commerce & Digital

    Arla Foods Bolsters UK Online Strategy With New Head of E-commerce & Digital

Arla Foods UK, the country’s leading dairy co-operative, has appointed Steve Millard as its new Head of E-commerce & Digital. The newly created role forms part of Arla’s wider ambitions to increase the proportion of its online sales in the UK to 20% by 2025, as more shoppers than ever turn to digital retailers to […]

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Müller Plans to Revolutionise UK Plain Yogurt Market

    Müller Plans to Revolutionise UK Plain Yogurt Market

Müller has identified a taste barrier in the UK plain yogurt market and plans to solve it with Müller White Velvet. As the dairy company continues to innovate and leverage the Müller brand in areas where the business doesn’t have a presence, the innovative new plain Greek style yogurt has been designed to disrupt the […]

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Process Components Reveals Ambitious 2018 Strategy

    Process Components Reveals Ambitious 2018 Strategy

Process Components Ltd has revealed a global strategy that is set to see it extend its global territories, significantly grow its revenues and create new jobs. Having completed a global market research project into the world’s powder processing sectors this year, the company has invested in a series of moves to evolve every aspect of its business, […]

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Old El Paso Launches Free-from Authentic White Corn Tortillas in the UK

    Old El Paso Launches Free-from Authentic White Corn Tortillas in the UK

Leading Mexican brand Old El Paso is set to introduce White Corn Tortillas to the UK market to appeal to a growing number of consumers putting Mexican on their home menus. The popularity of Mexican food in restaurants is also continuing to grow as shown by of out- of-home consumption of Mexican meals rising by […]

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Brands Should Increasingly Target Connected ‘Super Leaders’ to Thrive in a Digital, Information-saturated World

    Brands Should Increasingly Target Connected ‘Super Leaders’ to Thrive in a Digital, Information-saturated World

Brands need to focus their online engagement on a new generation of influencers if they are to thrive in a connected, information-saturated world, according to the Tetra Pak Index 2017. The company has identified a group of Super Leaders, the most influential subset of the wider online community. When engaged, these influencers can become brand advocates to […]

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The Science and Software Behind the Food Label

    The Science and Software Behind the Food Label

Nutritics, a global food service software provider, has announced a new partnership with Nutritional Information Solutions (NIS) to further enhance standards in recipe management and food labelling across the UK. The partnership will provide an exciting opportunity for food businesses to improve their labels, and provide consumers with more robust information for healthier food choices […]

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Harrogate Water’s New Pack Design

    Harrogate Water’s New Pack Design

Harrogate Spring has unveiled a striking new shrink wrap design to give standout appeal across its retail multipack range. The 12-pack of 500 ml still and a brand new 6 x 1 litre sparkling pack are the first multipacks to showcase the new look, which builds on the themes used in the award-winning bottle and […]

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Danish Crown Forms Chinese Online Alliance With Alibaba Group

    Danish Crown Forms Chinese Online Alliance With Alibaba Group

Danish Crown, the world’s largest pork exporter, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tmall, one of Alibaba Group’s business-to-consumer e-marketplaces in China, to make high quality Danish products available to the 466 million annual active consumers on Alibaba’s e-marketplaces. As part of the agreement, the meat of 1001 Danish pigs will be reserved for […]

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Northern Ireland Food and Drink Tops the Bill in International Markets

    Northern Ireland Food and Drink Tops the Bill in International Markets

Four Northern Ireland food and drink companies have been assisted by Invest Northern Ireland to win new business in international markets, estimated to be worth nearly half a million pounds collectively. Niche Drinks, BFree, CocoMojo and Rooney Fish have secured orders to supply their products in China, the United Arab Emirates and Europe.
Alison Gowdy, Invest […]

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Bord Bia Leads First Irish Presence at Japan International Seafood & Technology Expo

    Bord Bia Leads First Irish Presence at Japan International Seafood & Technology Expo

Bord Bia (Irish Food Board) and Irish seafood exporters will exhibit for the first time at Japan International Seafood and Technology Expo in Tokyo  determined that its extensive market insight and promotion activity in South East Asia will lead to new business opportunities.
The Bord Bia seafood strategy of expanding into emerging markets and maintaining its strong position in […]

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LacPatrick is Cream of the Crop in UAE

    LacPatrick is Cream of the Crop in UAE

LacPatrick, the international dairy co-operative, has secured over £1 million of sales of its LP spray dried whole milk and skimmed milk powder in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), following participation at the Gulfood exhibition in February 2017. LacPatrick is one of Northern Ireland’s major manufacturing employers, employing over 300 staff across its Ballyrashane, Artigarvan […]

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Reveal Impact – Ardagh Group to Launch a Two-Stage Thermochromic Solution

    Reveal Impact – Ardagh Group to Launch a Two-Stage Thermochromic Solution

Reveal Impact features combined temperature-sensitive inks with a twist. The new solution for aluminium cans uses two different thermochromic inks, which both boast the same colour when cooled down. However, once the can gets warmer again, one colour disappears quicker than the other, revealing a hidden message to the consumer. The revealed message surprises the […]

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B&R is Introducing a Hypervisor For Its Automation System

    B&R is Introducing a Hypervisor For Its Automation System

B&R is introducing a hypervisor for its automation system. This software allows Windows or Linux to run alongside B&R’s own real-time operating system. That enables you to combine the control and HMI applications on a single PC, for example, or have an industrial PC double as both a real-time controller and an edge controller that […]

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How is the Rise of E-Commerce Changing the Role of Physical Stores?

    How is the Rise of E-Commerce Changing the Role of Physical Stores?

The rise of the internet has allowed retailers to directly connect with consumers from beyond the physical store revolutionising the competitive space more than ever. The world recently saw the acquisition of Amazon and Whole Foods which sent shock waves through the retail industry. This unforeseen merger has put retailers under pressure more than ever […]

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Irish Food Companies Encouraged to ‘Think Digital’ and Maximise Online Retail Opportunity

    Irish Food Companies Encouraged to ‘Think Digital’ and Maximise Online Retail Opportunity

Bord Bia has announced a partnership with the Digital Marketing Institute to offer Irish food and drink companies an opportunity to grow and develop their online presence with a view to increasing brand awareness and sales. ‘Think Digital’ is a 6-month digital marketing programme available to all Irish food and drink companies designed specifically to address the […]

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British Consumers Demand Clarity on Who is Brewing Their Craft Beer

    British Consumers Demand Clarity on Who is Brewing Their Craft Beer

New research shows the majority of British beer drinkers want greater clarity over who is brewing the beer they drink, following an increase in the popularity of craft beer and a number of buyouts of independent craft breweries by global brewers. The independent YouGov survey of more than 1,000 beer drinkers was commissioned by SIBA, […]

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Arla Foods and McDonald’s Celebrate 30 Year Partnership

    Arla Foods and McDonald’s Celebrate 30 Year Partnership

Working together with McDonald’s, Arla Foods is launching a new co-branded Happy Meal and Arla Organic Milk bottle which will roll-out across McDonald’s UK restaurants. The new design of the 250ml bottles, which will feature the Arla logo alongside the iconic Golden Arches, will be available in Happy Meals and will be sold in over […]

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Pearlfisher Combines Craftsmanship and Flavour in a Reinvention of Taylors of Harrogate

    Pearlfisher Combines Craftsmanship and Flavour in a Reinvention of Taylors of Harrogate

Taylors of Harrogate, a family business that dates back to 1886, has earned itself a reputation for quality through its devotion to the craft of outstanding coffee and tea. Finding itself struggling to resolve inherent tensions in the present day – the brand is both conservative and contemporary, traditional and progressive, considered and entrepreneurial – […]

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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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New Pure Dairy Campaign Raises the Bar For Dairy Ingredients

    New Pure Dairy Campaign Raises the Bar For Dairy Ingredients

Arla Foods Ingredients has launched a new campaign called ‘Pure Dairy’ to highlight how its range of Nutrilac® dairy ingredients satisfies growing consumer demand for natural products with ultra-clean labels. Research [1] shows that more than one third of shoppers in the EU (35%) are proactively avoiding food and drink products that contain artificial additives or preservatives, while […]

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B&R Industrial PC Now Available With Intel XEON Processor

    B&R Industrial PC Now Available With Intel XEON Processor

B&R’s Automation PC 910 is now optionally available with an Intel Xeon processor. The new microarchitecture provides a 50% increase in performance compared to the previous high-performance Core i processors. This level of performance allows effective handling of all applications that require fast analysis of large amounts of data, such as machine vision, data preparation […]

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AGRO Merchants Group Completes Phase 1 of Rebranding

    AGRO Merchants Group Completes Phase 1 of Rebranding

AGRO Merchants Group, a global leader in cold storage and logistics solutions, has successfully completed the first phase of rebranding of their portfolio companies to one common brand name. Rebranding of the businesses better reflects AGRO’s position in the marketplace, its true geographical reach and supports further integration and extension of the group’s capabilities.
The first […]

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Adnams Reveals “First Rate” Designs For Vodka and Premium Gin Brands

    Adnams Reveals “First Rate” Designs For Vodka and Premium Gin Brands

Adnams, the English brewer and distiller, has revealed new and updated bottle designs for its Longshore Triple Malt Vodka and First Rate Triple Malt Dry Gin. The vodka, which was awarded the prestigious Vodka Trophy at the 2014 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), and the gin are the latest spirits to receive a makeover […]

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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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Arla Foods Builds on Success of Organic Milk Launch

    Arla Foods Builds on Success of Organic Milk Launch

Arla Foods UK is repositioning its Arla® Organic Farm Milk brand to highlight its free range credentials to consumers. Following the dairy company’s successful brand launch earlier this year, Arla is renaming its organic milk to Arla® Organic Free Range Milk by redesigning its organic milk labels to feature a free range claim.
The new packaging is being supported by TV advertising[1].Arla’s […]

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Novi Helps O’Brien’s Bring Home the Bacon With €450,000 IT Investment

    Novi Helps O’Brien’s Bring Home the Bacon With €450,000 IT Investment

Novi, the proactive managed services provider, today announces that it has designed and implemented an all new IT infrastructure for O’Brien Fine Foods in a €450,000 deal. The new infrastructure is designed to enable mobile working for employees as well as increased security, reliability and performance. Novi will monitor and manage the infrastructure.
O’Brien Fine Foods […]

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Anchor Flies the British Flag

    Anchor Flies the British Flag

Anchor – the leading brand of British-made butter – is launching a new look to proudly showcase its Britishness . The makeover will be supported with a £4.5 million campaign to publicise Anchor’s ‘real butter’ credentials. Anchor is produced by Arla Foods, the UK’s leading farmer-owned dairy company, using 100% British Milk.
The move will see […]

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‘Taste the Atlantic- a Seafood Journey’ Trail Expands to Embrace Irish Food Tourism Opportunity

    ‘Taste the Atlantic- a Seafood Journey’ Trail Expands to Embrace Irish Food Tourism Opportunity

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency and Fáilte Ireland have announced that the ‘Taste the Atlantic- a Seafood Journey’ trail, which was piloted in parts of the West of Ireland over the last two years, will now expand to run along the entire Wild Atlantic Way route. The immersive visitor experience will offer a platform […]

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Warburtons Boosts Supply Chain With FuturMaster

    Warburtons Boosts Supply Chain With FuturMaster

Warburtons, the largest bakery brand in the UK with sales of £551 million last year, prides itself on the freshness of its bread, manufactured and delivered daily to over 18,500 retailers. To do this, the company – which has doubled in size over the last decade to become the second biggest selling grocery brand in […]

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV & SI Foodware -One Integrated Standard Solution

The food and beverage sector is dealing with constantly changing requirements imposed by clients and suppliers such as exchanging messages via EDI or tighter margins due to price changes. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is essential for companies operating in the food and beverage industry.
Microsoft Dynamics
ProStrategy provide companywide ERP solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV. […]

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Müller Tackles Yogurt On the Go Challenge

    Müller Tackles Yogurt On the Go Challenge

The Müller brand is targeting front of store and on the go snacking in the UK by launching two yogurt SKUs with a spoon attached. Consumers are now able to purchase Müller Corner Strawberry (150g) and Müllerlight Goodies Lemon (107g) with an attached spoon.
The disposable spoon sits under a lid on the top of the product, […]

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Walsh Whiskey Distillery Agrees French Distribution Deal

    Walsh Whiskey Distillery Agrees French Distribution Deal

Walsh Whiskey Distillery, the independent Irish distillery, has signed an exclusive agreement with Dugas of Paris, for the distribution, throughout France, of its range of Writers’ Tears premium Irish whiskeys from the 1st September 2017.
Established in 1980 by Francois-Xavier Dugas, the Dugas company is a renowned distributor of leading spirits with a particular emphasis on […]

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IRI Launches New Growth Solutions Team to Unlock Opportunities for Manufacturers

    IRI Launches New Growth Solutions Team to Unlock Opportunities for Manufacturers

IRI, the global provider of big data and predictive analytics for FMCG manufacturers and retailers, has launched a new Growth Solutions team providing specialist assistance for manufacturers. The Growth Solutions team is being set up to support IRI’s clients across five specific focus areas: Media Strategy and Optimisation, Shopper Marketing Effectiveness, Price and Promotions, In-Store Activation […]

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Emerging Markets Overtake Developed in FMCG Spend

    Emerging Markets Overtake Developed in FMCG Spend

Emerging markets now account for 51% of global spend on fast-moving-consumer-goods, rising from 48% in just three years. This is the key finding from the latest Kantar Worldpanel Brand Footprint report, which includes its annual Top 50 ranking of the world’s most chosen FMCG brands.
Kantar Worldpanel’s analysis also shows that, with developed markets barely growing, […]

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Highland Spring Unveils Major New Brand Campaign

    Highland Spring Unveils Major New Brand Campaign

The UK’s leading producer of natural source bottled water, Highland Spring, has unveiled a major new brand campaign – ‘Brave By Nature’. A multi-channel campaign, it is the latest in a series of milestones for the Highland Spring brand as parent company, Highland Spring Group (HSG), continues its programme of investment to drive growth in […]

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Teeling Whiskey Welcomes 185,000 Visitors to its Distillery in First Two Years

    Teeling Whiskey Welcomes 185,000 Visitors to its Distillery in First Two Years

Teeling Whiskey, Ireland’s leading independent whiskey producer, has celebrated the second anniversary of its award-winning distillery. There was even more cause to celebrate on the day as it also welcomed its 185,000th visitors through the door, Patricia Lienig and Vwe von Aeewoeselen from Frankfurt, Germany.
Visitor numbers to the World’s Best Whiskey Attraction* have doubled in […]

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Nature Valley Names Johanna Konta as First UK Brand Ambassador

    Nature Valley Names Johanna Konta as First UK Brand Ambassador

Nature Valley, the UK’s number 1 bar in regular cereal bars[1] has announced Britain’s top female tennis player, Johanna Konta, as its first UK brand ambassador. The link-up demonstrates Nature Valley’s continued endeavour towards British tennis as a key brand driver following its position last year as the Official Snack Bar of the Lawn Tennis […]

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Pladis to Bring Imported Chocolates, Sweets and Biscuits to China

    Pladis to Bring Imported Chocolates, Sweets and Biscuits to China

Pladis, the fast-growing global biscuit and confectionery company, and JD.com, China’s largest retailer – online or offline, are joining forces to bring a new range of snack foods imported from Europe, the US, Asia, the Middle East and Africa directly to Chinese consumers. Pladis offers consumer treats including chocolates, biscuits, sweets, cakes and crackers.
Brands under […]

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV & SI Foodware -One Integrated Standard Solution

    Microsoft Dynamics NAV & SI Foodware -One Integrated Standard Solution

The food and beverage sector is dealing with constantly changing requirements imposed by clients and suppliers such as exchanging messages via EDI or tighter margins due to price changes. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is essential for companies operating in the food and beverage industry.
Microsoft Dynamics
ProStrategy provide companywide ERP solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV. […]

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UK Consumers Favour British Brands

    UK Consumers Favour British Brands

British consumers are developing a growing taste for home-grown brands, according to Kantar Worldpanel’s fifth annual barometer of the nation’s most chosen FMCG brands. The latest UK ranking, which measures which brands are being bought by the most consumers the most often, has revealed that the number of British favourites among the top 10 UK […]

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Irish Consumers Favour Irish Brands

    Irish Consumers Favour Irish Brands

The fifth annual Brand Footprint Ireland ranking from Kantar Worldpanel, measuring which brands are being bought by the most consumers the most often, has revealed that the top four most chosen brands in the country are home-grown favourites, with Avonmore, Brennans, Denny and Jacob’s leading the way.
In Ireland, six of this year’s top 10 brands […]

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Häagen-Dazs Launches Landmark UK Brand Re-set

    Häagen-Dazs Launches Landmark UK Brand Re-set

Häagen-Dazs has announced a major brand reset, to bring a new generation of shoppers on board as part of a wider portfolio update. The brand will receive a refresh through distinctive new packaging and formats, a new experientially focused marketing programme and a new lifestyle led campaign. The update, which will be significant in continuing […]

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Bord Bia and Irish Food Companies Target Private Label Retailers

    Bord Bia and Irish Food Companies Target Private Label Retailers

Bord Bia and 21 Irish food companies are exploring new opportunities with Continental European food retailers as they look beyond their existing UK customer base to grow their businesses. Bord Bia CEO Tara McCarthy (pictured above) explains: “Private Label food and drink now forms a significant part of retail sales in Europe, and our recent consumer […]

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Peter’s Food Service Wins National CIM Marketing Excellence Award

    Peter’s Food Service Wins National CIM Marketing Excellence Award

Peter’s Food Service’s successful Welsh Rugby Heroes campaign has been recognised at this year’s CIM Marketing Excellence Awards, beating off competition from the likes of ITV, EDF Energy and the NHS Professionals. The campaign, which sought to find Wales’ unsung rugby heroes, picked up the Marketing Campaign of the Year Award for a large organisation. […]

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Guinness Export House Launched

    Guinness Export House Launched

Diageo and The Loop have launched the world’s first GUINNESS EXPORT HOUSE at Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport. This state-of-the-art concept is the first of its kind for the Guinness brand and aims to deliver a new innovative retail solution to the travel retail sector. Custom designed from conception to completion by Diageo and The […]

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New Campaign to Boost Irish Beef Sales in Italy

    New Campaign to Boost Irish Beef Sales in Italy

Bord Bia (Irish Food Board) has launched its new trade communications strategy for Irish beef in the Italian market. The strategy emerged from research begun by Bord Bia’s Thinking House into Italian consumer behaviour and subsequent work on consumer trends around animal welfare and sustainability.
It aims to convince food buyers that in choosing Irish beef […]

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Roger Federer is Barilla’s New Global Brand Ambassador

    Roger Federer is Barilla’s New Global Brand Ambassador

Barilla Group, the world’s largest pasta producer, has reached a long-term agreement with Roger Federer, considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time, for the promotion of its pasta and sauces products around the world. Throughout his long and brilliant career, Roger Federer has won numerous titles and achieved many records: he has […]

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Premier Foods Renews Strategic Global Partnership For Cadbury Cake

    Premier Foods Renews Strategic Global Partnership For Cadbury Cake

Premier Foods has agreed to renew its strategic global partnership with Mondelēz International concerning the long-standing licence to produce and market Cadbury branded cake and ambient dessert products. Once finalised, the new licence will run until 2022, with an option for Premier Foods to extend this to 2025, subject to meeting certain performance criteria.
The partnership […]

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DS Smith Helps Royal Unibrew Sail to Success

    DS Smith Helps Royal Unibrew Sail to Success

DS Smith has designed and created an eye-catching Viking ship display to help Royal Unibrew’s export brand, Faxe Beer, improve brand recognition among customers in Europe. Faxe Beer, Royal Unibrew’s latest brand, is still a growing product in markets outside of Denmark. The beverage producer approached DS Smith for a dramatic, in-store display to raise […]

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Tesco Launches ‘Little Helps to Healthier Living’ Campaign

    Tesco Launches ‘Little Helps to Healthier Living’ Campaign

Tesco is launching the next stage in its ongoing efforts to make healthier choices a little easier for customers, colleagues and communities across the UK. The ‘Little Helps to Healthier Living’ campaign, running throughout May, will provide:
* Helpful ‘little swaps’, many of which have lower sugar, fat or salt than the regular alternatives
* Lower prices […]

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