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Heineken Delivers Strong Top-line Growth in 2019

    Heineken Delivers Strong Top-line Growth in 2019

Global brewer Heineken achieved 5.6% organic growth in net revenue (beia) to €23.894 billion for 2019 and operating profit grew 3.9% organically to €4.020 billion. However, the operating profit margin

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Heineken Announces CEO Succession

    Heineken Announces CEO Succession

Jean-François van Boxmeer (pictured left), Chairman and CEO of Heineken, is to step down following his successful 15 year leadership of the company. He will be succeeded by Dolf van

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DMK Group Aims to Optimise Ice Cream Production

    DMK Group Aims to Optimise Ice Cream Production

DMK Group, Germany’s largest dairy co-operative, intends to streamline the production network in its ice cream business unit. This involves selling its Waldfeucht-Haaren production site in North Rhine-Westphalia. Schwarz Produktion,

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Chief Financial Officer to Leave Greencore

    Chief Financial Officer to Leave Greencore

Greencore Group, a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK, has announced that Eoin Tonge, Chief Financial Officer, is leaving to become Chief Financial Officer of Marks and Spencer

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Ireland Tightens its Belt as Election Impacts Customer Confidence

    Ireland Tightens its Belt as Election Impacts Customer Confidence

Following a record-breaking festive season for the Irish grocery market, the buzz around Veganuary and Dry January failed to outweigh falling consumer confidence in the post-Christmas trading period. Figures from Kantar for

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Growing Appetite for Plant-Based Products Drives ADM to Expand European Production of Non-GMO Protein Concentrate

    Growing Appetite for Plant-Based Products Drives ADM to Expand European Production of Non-GMO Protein Concentrate

In order to meet the significant growing demand for high quality plant-based proteins in the European market, ADM is expanding the production of non-GMO soy protein concentrate at its facility

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Lantmännen Delivers Record Results

    Lantmännen Delivers Record Results

Lantmännen, the Nordic region’s leader in agriculture, machinery, bio-energy and food products, increased net sales by 10%, including organic growth of 7%, to SEK48.52 billion (€4.60 billion) in 2019. Operating

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A Month of Moderation For UK Grocery Sector

    A Month of Moderation For UK Grocery Sector

The latest figures from Kantar show the UK grocery market achieved modest 0.3% growth during the 12 weeks to 26 January 2020. January once again brought consumer commitments to ‘Dry

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Nestlé Further Invests in Aimmune Therapeutics

    Nestlé Further Invests in Aimmune Therapeutics

Nestlé Health Science (NHSc) has announced that it will make a further equity investment of US$200 million in Aimmune Therapeutics, a California-based biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing treatment for potentially

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AB InBev Announces Changes to its Leadership Team

    AB InBev Announces Changes to its Leadership Team

AB InBev has announced that Felipe Dutra, Chief Financial and Technology Officer, will step down after a long and distinguished career with the company. Fernando Tennenbaum has been appointed Chief

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Arla Foods Ingredients Breaks Ground on New Innovation Centre

    Arla Foods Ingredients Breaks Ground on New Innovation Centre

Arla Foods has broken ground on its new modern innovation centre for the ingredients business in Nr. Vium, Denmark. Global demand for highly specialized products and ingredients is increasing and

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Food and Drink Brands Dominate Product of the Year 2020

    Food and Drink Brands Dominate Product of the Year 2020

Premier Foods, Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s all picked up multiple awards at the 2020 Product of the Year competition. Rewarding the year’s most innovative products with the winners chosen by more than 10,000

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European Commission Approves €200 Million Investment Scheme For Processing and Marketing of Agricultural Products in Ireland

    European Commission Approves €200 Million Investment Scheme For Processing and Marketing of Agricultural Products in Ireland

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, an Irish scheme to support long-term capital investments in the primary food processing sector. The investment scheme, which will have

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Nicholas Saphir to Hand Over Chair of Organic Dairy Co-op Omsco

    Nicholas Saphir to Hand Over Chair of Organic Dairy Co-op Omsco

The Board of Omsco, the UK’s largest organic dairy co-operative, has announced that Neil Kennedy (pictured above) will take over as chairman from Monday 4 May 2020. After 18 years

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Festo Introduces a Compact Servo Drive For Demanding Positioning Applications

Festo has expanded its range of servo drives with the introduction of the CMMT-ST. Complementing the existing CMMT-AS, this new servo drive is equally reliable but much more compact and

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Carlsberg Group Delivers Strong Results

    Carlsberg Group Delivers Strong Results

Carlsberg Group has reported a 5.4% increase in revenue to DKr65.902 billion (€8.819 billion) and a 12.2% rise in operating profit to DKr10.465 billion (€1.400 billion) for the year ended

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Focus Shifts to Quality in Growing Whey Permeate Market

    Focus Shifts to Quality in Growing Whey Permeate Market

Quality is becoming increasingly important in the rapidly growing whey permeate market, according to Arla Foods Ingredients. Whey permeate is a milk solid with around 80% lactose content. As a

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Müller Confirms Strategy Director Appointment

    Müller Confirms Strategy Director Appointment

Müller Yogurt & Desserts, which is part of Müller UK & Ireland, has appointed Michael Inpong as Strategy Director to help accelerate sustainable and profitable growth of the nation’s favourite

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Demand For Orange Juice Continues to Fall Despite Dwindling Prices

    Demand For Orange Juice Continues to Fall Despite Dwindling Prices

A fall in demand for orange juice alongside a recovery in processing production has led to lower market prices, IHS Markit’s Agribusiness Intelligence reports. IHS Markit’s Agribusiness Intelligence notes production

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Diageo Shows Consistency

    Diageo Shows Consistency

Driven by organic growth, Diageo has reported a 4.2% increase in net sales to £7.2 billion for the first half year ended 31 December 2019 and a 0.5% rise in

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Barry Callebaut Inaugurates New Chocolate Academy in the UK

    Barry Callebaut Inaugurates New Chocolate Academy in the UK

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has inaugurated its new Chocolate Academy at Banbury in the UK as part of its continuous expansion and

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Unilever Reports Growth Below Expectations

    Unilever Reports Growth Below Expectations

Unilever has reported a 2% increase in turnover to €52.0 billion for 2019 reflecting a positive impact from currency and a negative impact from the disposal of its spreads business.

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European Commission Clears Acquisition of Fazer Food’s Contract Foodservices Business by Compass Group

    European Commission Clears Acquisition of Fazer Food’s Contract Foodservices Business by Compass Group

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of Fazer Group’s food service operations in Estonia,

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Edrington and Suntory Holdings Expand Strategic Collaboration

    Edrington and Suntory Holdings Expand Strategic Collaboration

Suntory Holdings of Japan has agreed to purchase 10% of Edrington, the Scotch whisky distiller and international premium spirits company

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Waves of Change in Soft Drinks Choice

    Waves of Change in Soft Drinks Choice

Over the past 10 to 20 years, the ripples of change in the global soft drinks market have threatened to

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Scotland Food & Drink Chief Blasts Brexit Risk to Industry

    Scotland Food & Drink Chief Blasts Brexit Risk to Industry

As the UK Government sets out its opening negotiating position for future trading relationships, James Withers, CEO of Scotland Food

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Leadership Changes at Müller UK & Ireland

    Leadership Changes at Müller UK & Ireland

Patrick Müller, CEO of Müller Milk & Ingredients (MMI), has stepped down from his role after a two year period

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Aryzta Completes Disposal of Majority Stake in Picard

    Aryzta Completes Disposal of Majority Stake in Picard

Aryzta, the Switzerland-based global speciality bakery business, has completed sale of its majority stake in Picard, a speciality premium French

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Unilever and JD Logistics Agree to Explore Smart and Sustainable Solutions in the Supply Chain

    Unilever and JD Logistics Agree to Explore Smart and Sustainable Solutions in the Supply Chain

Unilever and JD Logistics have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to drive sustainable business initiatives in the supply chain.

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Sweets & snacks Innovation Targets Major Themes of Health, Sustainability and Adventure

    Sweets & snacks Innovation Targets Major Themes of Health, Sustainability and Adventure

Having announced its Top Ten Trends for 2020 towards the end of last year, Innova Market Insights is now turning its attention

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HKScan to Invest in the Growing Poultry Market

    HKScan to Invest in the Growing Poultry Market

HKScan, the Nordic meat and food group, will invest €6 million in a new slaughter process for its poultry unit

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Chairman Succession at 2 Sisters Food Group

    Chairman Succession at 2 Sisters Food Group

The board of the parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group, Boparan Holdings, has announced that the chairman Lord Charles

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DMK Group Expands Further in Ice Cream

    DMK Group Expands Further in Ice Cream

DMK Group is expanding its existing portfolio in the ice cream sector with new creations for the Milram and Baileys

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Visitors to Irish Whiskey Distilleries Exceed 1 Million For First Time

    Visitors to Irish Whiskey Distilleries Exceed 1 Million For First Time

Over one million people visited Irish whiskey distilleries and brand homes last year, the first time visitor numbers have exceeded

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Mergers & Acquisitions – Biggest Buyers and Sellers in 2019

    Mergers & Acquisitions – Biggest Buyers and Sellers in 2019

Orkla, Pernod Ricard, Nestlé, Asahi, PepsiCo, Lactalis, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Azelis, Berlin Packaging, Kirin and Waterlogic were the most acquisitive companies

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Fazer Becomes Market Leader in Gluten-free Bakery Products

    Fazer Becomes Market Leader in Gluten-free Bakery Products

Fazer Group is continuing to execute its growth strategy and invest in growing product categories by acquiring Vuohelan Herkku’s bakery

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C&C Group Chief Retires

    C&C Group Chief Retires

C&C Group, the Irish and British drinks business, has announced that Stephen Glancey has stepped down as CEO and will

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KK Foods Plans £5.5 Million Expansion

    KK Foods Plans £5.5 Million Expansion

KK Fine Foods, a leading frozen food manufacturer based at Deeside in Wales, is set to expand and diversify with

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Nestlé Launches Fund to Boost Packaging Innovation

    Nestlé Launches Fund to Boost Packaging Innovation

Nestlé has announced that it will invest up to SFr2 billion (€1.86 billion) to lead the shift from virgin plastics

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Bosch Packaging Technology is Now Syntegon

    Bosch Packaging Technology is Now Syntegon

Syntegon Technology is the new name for Bosch Packaging Technology, following the sale of the former Bosch division. Headquartered in

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789 Food and Drink Acquisitions in 2019

    789 Food and Drink Acquisitions in 2019

2019 broke records again for the number of food and drink transactions around the world, with 789 registered on the

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Carlsberg UK Launches New Alcohol-free Brand Carlsberg Nordic

    Carlsberg UK Launches New Alcohol-free Brand Carlsberg Nordic

Carlsberg Group is embracing the growing popularity of low and alcohol-free beer by launching Carlsberg Nordic in the UK. Replacing

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Positive Festive Trading Cheers Britain’s Eating and Drinking-out Market

    Positive Festive Trading Cheers Britain’s Eating and Drinking-out Market

Britain may have fallen out of love with shopping on the High Street over the festive period, but consumers continued

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Starch Europe Welcomes Sedamyl as a New Member

    Starch Europe Welcomes Sedamyl as a New Member

Starch Europe, the trade association representing the European starch industry, has announced the addition of the Sedamyl Group as a

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FrieslandCampina to Invest €24 Million Annually in Sustainable Farming

    FrieslandCampina to Invest €24 Million Annually in Sustainable Farming

In the coming years, FrieslandCampina will make an annual amount of €24 million available to further stimulate sustainable development on

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Raisio’s Oat Production is Ready to Respond to Growth in International Demand

    Raisio’s Oat Production is Ready to Respond to Growth in International Demand

Raisio Group, the Finnish and international food business, is proceeding to build its oat business activities. Investment of some €8

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Sober Christmas Gives UK Retailers a Headache

    Sober Christmas Gives UK Retailers a Headache

The latest UK grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales grew marginally by 0.2% in the 12

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Record Performance by Irish Food and Drink Exports

    Record Performance by Irish Food and Drink Exports

Bord Bia’s Export Performance and Prospects report 2019/2020 reveals a stand out 2019 performance by Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture

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AB InBev Agrees European Renewable Energy Brewing Deal

    AB InBev Agrees European Renewable Energy Brewing Deal

AB InBev beers, including Budweiser, the world’s most valuable beer brand, will soon be brewed with renewable electricity throughout Europe

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Diageo Invests in US Alcohol-free Spirits Brand

    Diageo Invests in US Alcohol-free Spirits Brand

Diageo, via its Distill Ventures accelerator for new and growing brands, has invested in Ritual Zero Proof, a US alcohol-free

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Key Technology Acquires Herbert Solutions

    Key Technology Acquires Herbert Solutions

Key Technology, a leading global designer and manufacturer of digital sorting, inspection, conveying and other processing equipment, and a member

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Britain’s Food and Drink Sector Forging Ahead With Growth

    Britain’s Food and Drink Sector Forging Ahead With Growth

Britain’s food and drink sector continues to ignore the uncertain political and economic climate and is forging ahead at home

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Enterprise Ireland Announces Funding of €35,000 For Food & Drink Start-ups

    Enterprise Ireland Announces Funding of €35,000 For Food & Drink Start-ups

Enterprise Ireland has announced that it is offering up to €35,000 in funding for food and drink companies who participate in the

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Norwegian Seafood Exports Top NOK107 Billion in 2019

    Norwegian Seafood Exports Top NOK107 Billion in 2019

Norway exported 2.7 million tonnes of seafood to a total value of NOK107.3 billion (€10.86 billion) in 2019. This represents

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