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Pink Lemonade Yogurt? Arla Brings Indulgence to New Markets

    Pink Lemonade Yogurt? Arla Brings Indulgence to New Markets

Arla Foods is to expand its successful Finnish brand, Ihana, into new markets with the premium yogurt range being launched in Denmark and the UK. Meaning ‘wonderful’ in Finnish, Ihana was launched through an extensive brand launch in 2016 in Finland with an iconic new design.
Indulgence is one of the few areas in growth within […]

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Private Label Outperforms FMCG Brands in Europe

    Private Label Outperforms FMCG Brands in Europe

Private label continues to grow across Europe and is now outperforming brands in the majority of markets measured by big data and technology expert for consumer FMCG industries, IRI in its analysis of private label performance across eight major Western economies markets (UK, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Netherlands and the US) during 2017.
Growing +4% year on […]

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The Most Chosen FMCG Brands in the UK

    The Most Chosen FMCG Brands in the UK

Kantar Worldpanel’s latest ranking of the world’s most chosen brands has been released. Looking specifically at the most chosen brands in the UK, half of the top 10 brands are in growth. Warburtons remains the UK’s most chosen brand overall, chosen 544 million times at the supermarket shelves during the course of 2017. Bought on […]

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Nestlé and Coca-Cola Reign Supreme in Food and Drink Brand Rankings as China’s Yili Surges

    Nestlé and Coca-Cola Reign Supreme in Food and Drink Brand Rankings as China’s Yili Surges

Nestlé and Coca-Cola have yet again dominated brand rankings in their respective industries, each keeping runners-up at a healthy distance of over US$10 billion, according to a new report by Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy.
Valued at US$19.4 billion, Nestlé again claimed the title of the world’s most valuable food […]

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We’ll Pay Extra For More Protein, Say South American Consumers

    We’ll Pay Extra For More Protein, Say South American Consumers

Nearly two thirds of shoppers in South America are willing to pay extra for a food or beverage product that is higher in protein, according to a survey commissioned by Arla Foods Ingredients. Researchers from Lindberg International asked 4,000 consumers in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia if they would spend more on buying a product if it […]

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Dual Quality of Food – European Commission Releases Common Testing Methodology

    Dual Quality of Food – European Commission Releases Common Testing Methodology

The European Commission has just released a new common methodology for comparing the quality of food products across the EU. The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s Science and Knowledge service, has developed a common methodology to allow national consumer authorities to carry out tests comparing the composition and characteristics of food products sold […]

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Müller Launches FRijj Ambient Range

    Müller Launches FRijj Ambient Range

Müller has introduces FRijj with a longer lasting ambient recipe for the first time. The new FRijj ambient range is being produced at Müller’s Severnside site, which has benefited from substantial investment to create a new centre of excellence for milk drinks and fresh cream.
Müller intends to use the increased capabilities at Severnside and across […]

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Danone Early Life Nutrition Launches Category Overhaul

    Danone Early Life Nutrition Launches Category Overhaul

Danone Early Life Nutrition is launching a category refresh that spans its leading baby food brands, Cow & Gate and Aptamil. Cow & Gate is launching fifteen new food recipes across the pouch, cereal, jar and tray product ranges, as well as a complete packaging re-brand across its entire formula milk and food portfolio. Starting from mid-June, […]

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Harrogate Spring is Number One UK Food Service Choice

    Harrogate Spring is Number One UK Food Service Choice

Harrogate Spring has become the number one bottled water brand in the UK’s £2.7 billion food service soft drinks category and the number eight soft drinks brand in the sector. Value growth of more than 20% last year, five times the overall category, has seen Harrogate Spring leapfrog soft drinks Lucozade and Oasis.
Sales and marketing […]

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The Most Effective Marketers in the World Announced

    The Most Effective Marketers in the World Announced

Effie Worldwide has announced the most effective marketers in the world, based on the global results of the 2018 Effie Effectiveness Index. Unilever, Pepsi, WPP Group, McCann Worldgroup, Sancho BBDO and ACG Advertising Agency hold the top global rankings in the categories of Most Effective Marketer, Brand, Agency Holding Group, Agency Network, Agency Office and […]

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Nestlé Announces Re-Organization of its Global Information Technology Activities

    Nestlé Announces Re-Organization of its Global Information Technology Activities

Following a thorough review of its global information technology (IT) setup, Nestlé has announced plans to re-organize parts of its IT activities to benefit from its existing technology hub in Spain and other Nestlé locations. With this change, Nestlé intends to accelerate its digital transformation and to respond more quickly to fast-paced technological changes. The […]

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Volvic Re-launches Touch of Fruit

    Volvic Re-launches Touch of Fruit

Volvic, the UK’s no 1 bottled water brand, is re-launching its entire Touch of Fruit original range, with half the sugar and a new look ‘refreshing’ packaging. Available nationwide from June 2018, the reformulated range took 18 months of careful development to perfect the recipe. Through using extract from the stevia leaf, Volvic has managed […]

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Nestlé Strengthens its Research Capabilities in Switzerland

    Nestlé Strengthens its Research Capabilities in Switzerland

Nestlé has announced changes that further strengthen its research and development operations, the largest of any food company worldwide. Nestlé will bring together its two scientific discovery units, the Nestlé Research Center and the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, to build one impactful organization, Nestlé Research. The combination of two world-renowned research facilities with highly […]

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Thriving UK Brands Make Lives Healthier, Happier & Easier

    Thriving UK Brands Make Lives Healthier, Happier & Easier

Kantar Worldpanel’s latest ranking of the UK’s most chosen brands finds half of the top 10 brands in growth. Warburtons remains the UK’s most chosen brand overall, chosen 544 million times at the supermarket shelves during the course of the year. Bought on average 23 times a year, Warburtons is the nation’s most frequently purchased […]

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Lurpak Combines Taste and Convenience For Launch of New Softest

    Lurpak Combines Taste and Convenience For Launch of New Softest

Arla Foods UK is to expand its spreadable product portfolio with the launch of Lurpak Softest, a new soft blend butter that is spreadable straight from the fridge. The UK’s number one butter brand has combined the great taste that Lurpak is renowned for with the softest, most spreadable butter ever*.
With spreadability the most important […]

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New Machine is UK First

    New Machine is UK First

Rigid box specialist the Pollard Group has installed a bespoke magnet and ribbon loop inserting machine, the first of its kind in the UK. The £150,000 investment at Pollard’s factory in Enderby, Leicester is operating in conjunction with the company’s recently-installed Kolbus DA260 Casemaker to form a highly automated book jacket production department. In particular […]

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Valio Establishes New Business Units in China

    Valio Establishes New Business Units in China

Valio, the Finnish dairy co-operative, is stepping up its activities in China with the opening of a new head office in Shanghai. The newly established head office will focus on serving the Chinese market. Besides the Ingredient business units, Valio China has also established the new business units of Retail and Food Service.
According to Euromonitor […]

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HEINEKEN Ireland Launches New Appleman’s® Cider

    HEINEKEN Ireland Launches New Appleman’s® Cider

A brand new cider, Appleman’s®, has arrived in Ireland. Developed by HEINEKEN Ireland, the company behind the successful Orchard Thieves cider launched three years ago, Appleman’s® will deliver more choice to Irish consumers in an otherwise limited cider landscape.
Appleman’s® is a simple, well balanced cider and is being launched with an ambitious marketing plan by […]

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Product of the Year 2019 Entries Open

    Product of the Year 2019 Entries Open

Product of the Year, the world’s largest annual consumer-voted award for product innovation, has announced that entries for the 2019 awards are open since 1st May 2018, with the deadline for submissions on Tuesday 31st July 2018. Last years winners included McCain, Paul Hollywood’s Home Baking, Gordon’s Premium Pink Gin, along with many others.
The Product of the Year […]

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Arla Foods Enters UK Breakfast Drinks Market

    Arla Foods Enters UK Breakfast Drinks Market

Arla Foods is set to launch into the UK breakfast food-to-go market with the introduction of its new Milk & Oats range of healthy* ready to drink beverages. Bringing the benefits of dairy into the soft drinks category, Milk & Oats is a simple blend of skimmed milk, hearty wholegrain oats and natural flavour that […]

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New Report – How Digital Tech Is Changing the Food & Beverage Industry

    New Report – How Digital Tech Is Changing the Food & Beverage Industry

For years, next generation technologies such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things have been singled out as driving innovation in a number of industries. The food and beverage industry is embarking on its biggest transformation in decades, leveraging new technology to improve food quality, increase plant efficiency and boost productivity. While other industries have embraced digital technology, […]

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Biggest Single Investment in Scotch Whisky Tourism Launched by Diageo

    Biggest Single Investment in Scotch Whisky Tourism Launched by Diageo

Diageo has announced a £150 million investment over three years to transform its Scotch whisky visitor experiences in the biggest concerted programme ever seen in Scotland’s whisky tourism sector. The centre-piece of the investment will be a new state-of-the-art Johnnie Walker immersive visitor experience based in Edinburgh, bringing to life the story of the world’s […]

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HKScan Launches Pork Exports to China

    HKScan Launches Pork Exports to China

Leading Nordic food group HKScan has newly launched pork exports to China from its Forssa production unit. Within the first year of the launch, HKScan aims to ship roughly three million kilograms of pork to China and to subsequently triple that volume by 2020. Relative to the volume of pork currently produced annually in Finland, this […]

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Pladis Hires New Chief Commercial Officer to Build FMCG Powerhouse

    Pladis Hires New Chief Commercial Officer to Build FMCG Powerhouse

Building on the strength of its leadership team, pladis,  the global biscuit and confectionery company with operations in 130 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas, has appointed Dmitry Ivanov to the newly created global position of Chief Commercial Officer. Joining the company as part of the Executive Committee, Dmitry – also […]

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Ryvita’s New Re-Launch

    Ryvita’s New Re-Launch

Following a hugely successful year in 2017, healthy snacking favourite Ryvita is kicking off 2018 with not only a brand new campaign but also an exciting re-freshed look in addition a host of new and innovative products. On a mission to help women enjoy positive healthy living every day, Ryvita has teamed up with CRUK and one of the […]

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KITKAT Ruby Arrives in the UK

    KITKAT Ruby Arrives in the UK

Nestlé UK is introducing a Ruby chocolate version of its iconic four finger KITKAT. Consumers in the UK will be the first in Europe to try a four finger KITKAT made with Ruby chocolate, a fourth chocolate after dark, milk and white.
This unique KITKAT offers a new taste experience. The crispy four-finger wafer bar is […]

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Bord Bia Hosts the Largest Ever International Food Buyer Event Held in Ireland

    Bord Bia Hosts the Largest Ever International Food Buyer Event Held in Ireland

Marketplace 2018, a week-long business development event aimed at building new trade relationships with retailers, foodservice and ingredient buyers and distributors from across the globe, will be the largest international food buyer event ever staged in Ireland, with well over 550 food and drink trade buyers from 50 countries travelling to meet, and do business, with […]

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What Eggs Can Teach Us About Traceability

    What Eggs Can Teach Us About Traceability

By Shan Zhan, Global Business Manager for Food & Beverage within the ABB Control Technologies business unit
In summer 2017, 15 EU states, Switzerland and Hong Kong were affected by the Fipronil contamination scandal. The scandal originated in the Netherlands but had global effects. Around ten million tainted eggs were imported into Germany, with not only eggs […]

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Premier Foods Unveils New Cadbury Heroes Cupcakes Range

    Premier Foods Unveils New Cadbury Heroes Cupcakes Range

Premier Foods has launched a range of indulgent Cadbury Heroes Cupcakes, taking the Heroes brand into the cake market for the first time.  Available now in Tesco and Morrisons, and rolling out nationwide, the range comprises three iconic Cadbury flavours – Crunchie, Caramel and Flake.
With the cupcake market currently worth £20 million and growing at […]

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Intersnack Signs Multi-million Cloud Deal With Infor

    Intersnack Signs Multi-million Cloud Deal With Infor

Intersnack, the savoury snack producer and owner of well known brands including McCoys, Hula Hoops and KP nuts, has selected Infor for a multi-million, 10 year Cloud transformation. The project will see Infor support almost every process across every Intersnack brand, throughout Europe, facilitating the market leader’s digital transformation strategy, and establishing a modern platform from which […]

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Mondelēz International Appoints Martin Renaud as Global Chief Marketing Officer

    Mondelēz International Appoints Martin Renaud as Global Chief Marketing Officer

Mondelēz International has named Martin Renaud as Global Chief Marketing Officer. In this position, Martin Renaud will be accountable for marketing the company’s portfolio of Power Brands such as Oreo and belVita biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate; and Trident gum. He will oversee the teams responsible for brand strategy and agency relationships, marketing capability as well as media and digital.
“Martin is […]

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Nestlé Brings Innovative Nitrogen Infused Coffee to the UK

    Nestlé Brings Innovative Nitrogen Infused Coffee to the UK

Nestlé is launching a brand new product for coffee fans in the UK and Ireland. Nescafé Azera Nitro is a coffee drink infused with nitrogen for a smoother taste. It will be available in Americano or Latte flavours. Nescafé Azera Nitro Americano is a refreshing and smooth black coffee infused with nitrogen. Nescafé Azera Nitro […]

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Highland Spring Selects Mainsaver CMMS

    Highland Spring Selects Mainsaver CMMS

Spidex has announced that Highland Spring, a leading supplier of natural source bottled spring water, has selected Mainsaver CMMS to support best-practice maintenance at its plant in Blackford, Perthshire. The new facility, part of a £50 million investment programme, officially opened in July 2017 and was designed to increase Highland Spring’s production capacity by 50 […]

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MOGUNTIA Establishing New Future-oriented IT Infrastructure With Infor

    MOGUNTIA Establishing New Future-oriented IT Infrastructure With Infor

Infor, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud applications, has announced that MOGUNTIA FOOD GROUP, a spice producer focusing on meat processing based in Basel, Switzerland, has decided to introduce Infor’s Food & Beverage suite in the cloud to consolidate its IT infrastructure. This will help enable MOGUNTIA to adhere to customary certifications more efficiently and […]

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Marks and Spencer Selects Zetes to Transform Food Supply Chain Operations

    Marks and Spencer Selects Zetes to Transform Food Supply Chain Operations

Marks and Spencer (M&S) has selected Zetes to help transform visibility and fulfilment across its fresh food supply chain. The partnership will also see greater collaboration between M&S and its food suppliers via Zetes’ supply chain visibility platform, ZetesOlympus.

Through ZetesOlympus, M&S will gain real-time fulfilment performance insight across its fresh food supply chain. The platform will help M&S […]

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Guinness Remains Ireland’s Most Valuable Brand at €2.1 Billion

    Guinness Remains Ireland’s Most Valuable Brand at €2.1 Billion

Guinness remains Ireland’s most valuable brand after growing by 5% over the last year to a brand value of €2.1 billion on the back of new product innovations and steady sales of the world-famous draught, according to the latest report by Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy.
Guinness’s brand value has […]

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JBT Announces Comprehensive Relaunch of Online Presence

    JBT Announces Comprehensive Relaunch of Online Presence

JBT Corporation, one of the world’s leading solutions providers for the food and beverage processing industries, has announced the comprehensive relaunch of its online presence, with the introduction of a redesigned flagship website. To better accommodate a range of solutions that includes not just core JBT products, but also innovations from its global businesses and […]

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Nestlé UK & Ireland Cuts More Than 60 Billion Calories in Just Three Years

    Nestlé UK & Ireland Cuts More Than 60 Billion Calories in Just Three Years

The amount of sugar in Nestlé’s UK and Irish products has been reduced by more than 2.6 billion teaspoons since 2015 thanks to an ongoing, intensive programme of innovation and reformulation. A report, issued by Nestlé, reveals that more than 60 billion calories have also been removed from Nestlé UK & Ireland’s portfolio in the […]

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Müller Targets New Segments of UK Yogurt Category

    Müller Targets New Segments of UK Yogurt Category

Müller UK & Ireland has announced two new yogurt products as it continues to develop, manufacture and market a new generation of branded yogurt and desserts products. The dairy company, which is the Official Yogurt of British Athletics*, has revealed Müller Quark Yogurt and Müller Corner Lactose Free*, with both products launching in March and May […]

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Coca-Cola European Partners Announces Biggest Brand Investment in Sprite in Over Five Years

    Coca-Cola European Partners Announces Biggest Brand Investment in Sprite in Over Five Years

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has unveiled a brand refresh and new Sprite Lemon Lime and Cucumber No Sugar variant as part of the brands’ biggest investment in over five years in Great Britain. Introducing a new bottle and brand re-design across the entire Sprite portfolio, the new look will retain the iconic green colour Sprite […]

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Steps to Reduce 20% of Calories in Popular Foods in the UK by 2024 Announced

    Steps to Reduce 20% of Calories in Popular Foods in the UK by 2024 Announced

Major steps to cut people’s excessive calorie intake have been unveiled by Public Health England (PHE), as part of the UK government’s strategy to cut childhood and adult obesity.
The package includes:

new evidence highlighting overweight or obese boys and girls consume up to 500 and 290 calories too many each day respectively
a challenge to the food […]

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Nestlé Relaunches Nescafé Gold

    Nestlé Relaunches Nescafé Gold

Nestlé is relaunching Nescafé Gold for consumers looking for a full flavoured, aromatic coffee. The new soluble blend includes micrograins of Arabica coffee ground 10 times finer than ordinary ground coffee. These tiny grains enhance the hidden taste and aroma of the Gold Blend.
Nescafé Gold has been completely reinvented with a new formulation, packaging and […]

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Jarlsberg Cheese Launches New Product into 265 Waitrose Stores

    Jarlsberg Cheese Launches New Product into 265 Waitrose Stores

Jarlsberg, the famous Norwegian cheese export, has confirmed the launch of its new on the go product called Jarlsberg Minis with product listing confirmed in 265 Waitrose stores. Jarlsberg is the UK’s number one deli cheese with holes and contains a lower fat and salt percentage to its rival cheddar. The Jarlsberg cheese minis became famous after […]

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Nestlé Brings Popular Premium Confectionery Brand to the UK

    Nestlé Brings Popular Premium Confectionery Brand to the UK

Nestlé is bringing its hugely successful premium chocolate brand, Les Recettes De L’Atelier, to the UK following impressive growth across Europe. The brand, which roughly translates as ‘recipes of the artisan’s shop’ is exclusive to Sainsbury’s stores and includes a range of smooth Swiss chocolate blocks with natural fruit and nut pieces.
It will be available […]

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Müller Launches Shareable FRijj SKU

    Müller Launches Shareable FRijj SKU

Müller is targeting additional consumption occasions with the launch of 900ml FRijj SKUs. The move is backed by recent research, which found that FRijj consumers wanted a larger shareable portion size that can be kept in the fridge.
Following the success of Müller’s reformulated FRijj recipe, and the recent move to relaunch in on the-go 400ml portions, […]

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Increased Funding For Promoting Europe’s Agricultural Products

    Increased Funding For Promoting Europe’s Agricultural Products

The European Commission has launched the calls for proposals for programmes to promote European agricultural products throughout the world and within the EU. A total of €169 million is available to co-finance the programmes, up from €142 million in 2017. Programmes can cover a wide range of issues from general campaigns on healthy eating to […]

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Asahi Super Dry Re-launching in the UK

    Asahi Super Dry Re-launching in the UK

Asahi UK, the UK subsidiary of Asahi Europe, is boosting its strong portfolio of beer brands by re-launching Asahi Super Dry in Britain in its authentic form. For the first time in Europe, full access to the exact Japanese brewing standards have been given to Asahi Europe and these innovations will bring the authentic taste […]

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Current Food and Drink Ingredient Information ‘Not Sufficient’

    Current Food and Drink Ingredient Information ‘Not Sufficient’

Information currently provided online and on-pack on the contents of food and drink products is not sufficient, according to consumers in EMEA. New research conducted on behalf of leading global ingredients solutions provider Ingredion shows that just 13% of consumers surveyed across EMEA believe the information currently made available on food and drink ingredients is […]

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Visitors to Irish Whiskey Distilleries Up 11% in 2017

    Visitors to Irish Whiskey Distilleries Up 11% in 2017

The number of visitors to Irish whiskey distillery visitor centres reached 814,000 in 2017, according to new figures published by the Irish Whiskey Association. This marked an increase of over 11 per cent from 2016, when 733,000 visitors were recorded. More significantly, it marks an increase of 25 per cent from 2015, when 653,000 visitors […]

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Coca-Cola Uses the Force of Ardagh’s Shaped Aluminium Bottles For Star Wars Limited Edition

    Coca-Cola Uses the Force of Ardagh’s Shaped Aluminium Bottles For Star Wars Limited Edition

Coca-Cola has teamed up with Ardagh to create a most eye-catching packaging presentation for its limited edition Star Wars: The Last Jedi Coca-Cola Zero Sugar bottles. Each 25cl  shaped aluminium bottle uses the award winning high definition, high resolution printing expertise of Ardagh’s specialist plant in Beaurepaire, France to feature one of the film’s 6 main […]

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Irish Cream Liqueur Recovers From ‘Lost Decade’

    Irish Cream Liqueur Recovers From ‘Lost Decade’

The Irish Spirits Association (ISA) has launched a Love Irish Cream Liqueur campaign. In the lead-up to Christmas, which is a very important time for Irish cream liqueur sales, the campaign aims to restart a conversation about the uniqueness of the product category, its importance to Ireland, and the need to protect it against fake products.
According to […]

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It’s Take Off For Cork’s Food and Drink Producers

    It’s Take Off For Cork’s Food and Drink Producers

Taste Cork is teaming up with The Loop at Cork Airport to showcase the very best of Cork’s outstanding, locally produced food and drink products to the more than 2.3 million passengers who pass through the Irish airport each year. The food and drink section at The Loop at Cork Airport is being rebranded by […]

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Kellogg UK Commits to Making Breakfasts Healthier

    Kellogg UK Commits to Making Breakfasts Healthier

Kellogg UK has launched its Better Starts Plan which, by the end of 2018, will overhaul its breakfast cereals to help people in Britain make healthier choices in the morning. Kellogg will reduce sugar across three of its best-selling children’s cereals.
Sugar in Kellogg’s Coco Pops cereal, one of the best-selling cereals in the UK, will […]

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Quality and Digitisation Major Factors For Future Success

    Quality and Digitisation Major Factors For Future Success

Increased quality and a greater focus on digitisation in factories are two key trends identified in a recent global survey of 120 decision-makers in the international food and beverage industry.
The research, carried out by food and drink IT specialist CSB-System, revealed that respondents were optimistic about future prospects, expecting the economic situation for their businesses […]

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