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91% of Irish Agri-Food Companies Rank Covid-19 as Highest Priority Risk

    91% of Irish Agri-Food Companies Rank Covid-19 as Highest Priority Risk

Covid-19 has been ranked as the highest priority risk facing the agri-food sector, according to ‘Bord Bia’s Risk Readiness Radar’, the most robust and accurate risk assessment of the Irish

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2020 InnoBev Awards Winners

    2020 InnoBev Awards Winners

The winners of the 2020 InnoBev Awards have been announced. The fourth annual InnoBev Awards were organised by global food and drink experts Zenith Global and attracted over 120 entries

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Diageo Takes Stride Towards Climate Change Goal with First Carbon Neutral Distillery

    Diageo Takes Stride Towards Climate Change Goal with First Carbon Neutral Distillery

Diageo has announced that its new Kentucky whiskey distillery in the US, which will distill Bulleit, is expected to be carbon neutral – becoming one of the largest in North

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Palsgaard Invests €100 Million in Danish facility

    Palsgaard Invests €100 Million in Danish facility

Emulsifier manufacturer Palsgaard has announced the investment of DKr750 million (€100 million) to more than double production capacity at its Danish facility by 2024. A new spray cooling tower will

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Fazer Group Introduces Plant-based Oat Choco and Milk Chocolate With No Added Sugar

    Fazer Group Introduces Plant-based Oat Choco and Milk Chocolate With No Added Sugar

Fazer Group is responding to customer wishes and rising food trends by introducing two new chocolatey innovations. The company has introduced two new small tablets, plant-based Fazer Oat Choco and

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Lower Production Costs and Exceptional Aid Measures Led to a Modest Increase in Average Irish Farm Income in 2019

    Lower Production Costs and Exceptional Aid Measures Led to a Modest Increase in Average Irish Farm Income in 2019

The average family farm income rose by 2% in Ireland in 2019, according to a new report by Teagasc (Agriculture and Food Development Authority). A combination of factors were responsible

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Hinch Distillery Wins Significant Business in the Asia Pacific

    Hinch Distillery Wins Significant Business in the Asia Pacific

Northern Ireland-based Hinch Distillery has won significant business in the Asia Pacific region for its successful Irish whiskey and gin. The company has used a mix of its own international

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Lactalis UK & Ireland Invests in Seriously Brand With NPD and Packaging Relaunch

    Lactalis UK & Ireland Invests in Seriously Brand With NPD and Packaging Relaunch

Lactalis UK & Ireland is investing in its award-winning Seriously brand with an innovative new product launch and packaging refresh. New Seriously Nuggets is the brand’s latest launch into the hot

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Unilever to Invest €1 Billion in New Measures to Combat Climate Change

    Unilever to Invest €1 Billion in New Measures to Combat Climate Change

Unilever has set out a new range of measures and commitments designed to improve the health of the planet by taking even more decisive action to fight climate change, and

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Britvic Appoints New Chief Procurement Officer

    Britvic Appoints New Chief Procurement Officer

Britvic has appointed Matt Swindall to the role of Chief Procurement Officer. Matt Swindall has more than 20 years of experience working for Coca-Cola, both for Coca-Cola Enterprises in Europe

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The Great Reset – IGD Maps Out Four Post-lockdown Scanarios For Retail and Foodservice

    The Great Reset – IGD Maps Out Four Post-lockdown Scanarios For Retail and Foodservice

COVID-19 has caused a monumental shift in consumers’ food and drink habits. The boundaries between eating at home and out-of-home, once blurred, have now broken down, resulting in unprecedented changes

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Katherine Condon is Appointed Distiller at Midleton Distillery

    Katherine Condon is Appointed Distiller at Midleton Distillery

Irish Distillers, producer of some of the world’s best loved Irish whiskeys, has announced the appointment of Katherine Condon (pictured) as Distiller at Midleton Distillery. She will report to newly

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Premier Foods Reports a Year of Substantial Progress

    Premier Foods Reports a Year of Substantial Progress

Premier Foods has reported group revenue of £847.1 million for the 52 weeks ended 28 March 2020 – up 2.8% on the prior year – with trading profit rising by

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Salty Snacks in Germany – Balancing Indulgence and Health

    Salty Snacks in Germany – Balancing Indulgence and Health

Indulgence is regarded as highly important to the average German consumer and in surveys these consumers generally respond more positively than other nationalities to the concept of treating themselves. A

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Lidl Ireland Announces €50 Million Investment in Irish Drinks Industry

    Lidl Ireland Announces €50 Million Investment in Irish Drinks Industry

Lidl Ireland has announced a multi-million-euro investment in nine long-standing Irish suppliers that comes amid much uncertainty in the drinks industry due to temporary closure of restaurants and bars in

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PepsiCo Releases 2019 Sustainability Report

    PepsiCo Releases 2019 Sustainability Report

PepsiCo has  published its 2019 Sustainability Report, highlighting progress toward its sustainability goals and reaffirming the company’s agenda to help build a more sustainable food system. “Today’s global environmental and

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Tesco Retreats From Poland

    Tesco Retreats From Poland

Tesco has sold its business in Poland to Salling Group. The transaction, which is subject to antitrust approval, includes the sale of 301 stores together with the associated distribution centres

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Cargill Strengthens Gourmet Chocolate Offerings With €3.5 Million Investment

    Cargill Strengthens Gourmet Chocolate Offerings With €3.5 Million Investment

Cargill has invested €3.5 million in its site at Kalmthout in Belgium to increase its capabilities for producing gourmet chocolate. The investment adds a fifth gourmet production line and new

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Crisis Has Speeded Up Food E-commerce Boom

    Crisis Has Speeded Up Food E-commerce Boom

The current boom in online food sales brought about by the coronavirus pandemic has provided a preview of the likely future for food retailing, according to a leading food and

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Successfully Communicating Sustainability Leads The Top Packaging Trends

    Successfully Communicating Sustainability Leads The Top Packaging Trends

Clearly and successfully communicating sustainability credentials to consumers is key to developments in food and drinks packaging. This benchmark has been crowned by Innova Market Insights as the Top Packaging

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Tetra Pak Commits to Net Zero Emissions

    Tetra Pak Commits to Net Zero Emissions

Tetra Pak has reconfirmed its strategic priority in driving the sustainability transformation by setting an ambition for net zero emissions across the value chain by 2050, supporting this with an

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Upfield Group to Invest €50 Million into Future of Plant-based Foods

    Upfield Group to Invest €50 Million into Future of Plant-based Foods

Upfield Group, the global leader in plant-based margarines, spreads and cheeses, is to invest €50 million in a new state- of-the-art Upfield Food Science Centre at Wageningen in the Netherlands.

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2020 InnoBev Awards Finalists Announced

    2020 InnoBev Awards Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2020 InnoBev Awards have been announced. Organised by food and drink experts Zenith Global, the awards

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Nestlé to Acquire Majority Stake in Vital Proteins

    Nestlé to Acquire Majority Stake in Vital Proteins

Nestlé Health Science, a global leader in the field of nutritional science, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Vital Proteins, the market leader

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Irish Distillers Appoints New Master Distiller at Midleton Distillery

    Irish Distillers Appoints New Master Distiller at Midleton Distillery

Irish Distillers has announced the appointment of Kevin O’Gorman (pictured) as the new Master Distiller at Midleton Distillery. He takes

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Unilever to Unify Legal Structure

    Unilever to Unify Legal Structure

Unilever has announced plans to unify its group legal structure under a single parent company – Unilever PLC – creating

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PepsiCo Invests €31 Million in Gazpachos Plant in Spain

    PepsiCo Invests €31 Million in Gazpachos Plant in Spain

Alvalle, the gazpachos brand owned by PepsiCo, has started operations at its new Spanish plant – ‘LaCocina de Alvalle’ –

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European Natural Mineral Water Sector Pledges 90% Glass Packaging Collection Target

    European Natural Mineral Water Sector Pledges 90% Glass Packaging Collection Target

EFBW, which represents European natural mineral and spring water producers, has joined “Close the Glass Loop” – the industry stewardship

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Clearance For Danone’s Acquisition of Harrogate Water Brands

    Clearance For Danone’s Acquisition of Harrogate Water Brands

The CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) in the UK has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Danone of Harrogate Water Brands.

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Mondelēz International Announces Significant Packaging Innovation With Philadelphia Tubs and Lids Set to be Made With Recycled Plastic

    Mondelēz International Announces Significant Packaging Innovation With Philadelphia Tubs and Lids Set to be Made With Recycled Plastic

Mondelēz International has announced that Philadelphia cream cheese sold in the UK and Europe is to be made with recycled

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China Gives Green Light to Whey Permeate Imports

    China Gives Green Light to Whey Permeate Imports

Arla Foods Ingredients has welcomed the news that whey permeate can now be exported to China for use in food

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Campari Group Acquires Stake in Leading E-commerce Platform for Wines and Premium Spirits in Italy

    Campari Group Acquires Stake in Leading E-commerce Platform for Wines and Premium Spirits in Italy

Campari Group has acquired a 49% interest in Tannico for €23.4 million. Founded in 2013, Tannico is the market leader

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Müller Adds First Ever Skyr Product

    Müller Adds First Ever Skyr Product

Müller, the number one dairy brand in the UK[1], is set to shake up the super thick yogurt segment with

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The Federation of Bakers Promotes the Role of Bread in the UK Diet

    The Federation of Bakers Promotes the Role of Bread in the UK Diet

A new updated review has been launched by the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF), which outlines the role bread (including white,

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Wyke Farms Appoints New Chairman

    Wyke Farms Appoints New Chairman

Wyke Farms, one of the UK’s largest independent cheese makers and milk processors, producing over 13,000 tonnes of cheddar per

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Orkla Acquires Havrefras Brand

    Orkla Acquires Havrefras Brand

Orkla has signed and completed an agreement with PepsiCo to purchase the Havrefras brand, including Rug Fras and Mini Fras,

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Strong Financial Performance by C&C Group But COVID-19 Will Impact Strategy

    Strong Financial Performance by C&C Group But COVID-19 Will Impact Strategy

C&C Group increased net revenue by 7.8% on a constant currency basis to €1.719 billion and operating profit (excluding the

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Irish Grocery Sales Soar as Shoppers Adapt to Life at Home

    Irish Grocery Sales Soar as Shoppers Adapt to Life at Home

The latest figures from Kantar reveal that Irish take-home grocery sales rose by 25.4% during the 12 weeks to 17

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Valio Expands Presence in Lactose Free Foods

    Valio Expands Presence in Lactose Free Foods

Valio, the Finnish dairy and food group, has selected Univar Solutions, a global chemical and ingredient distributor, to distribute its

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AB InBev Completes $11 Billion Sale of Australian Business to Asahi Group

    AB InBev Completes $11 Billion Sale of Australian Business to Asahi Group

Anheuser-Busch InBev has completed its previously announced sale of its Australian subsidiary, Carlton & United Breweries, to Asahi Group Holdings.

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JDE Peet’s Raises €2.25 Billion in IPO

    JDE Peet’s Raises €2.25 Billion in IPO

JDE Peet’s, the world’s largest pure-play coffee and tea group, has raised €2.25 billion from its listing on Euronext Amsterdam,

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UK Grocery Growth Accelerates as Retailers and Shoppers Look to Next Stage of Lockdown

    UK Grocery Growth Accelerates as Retailers and Shoppers Look to Next Stage of Lockdown

British take-home grocery sales rose by 14.3% during the 12 weeks to 17 May, the fastest rate since comparable records

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Barry Callebaut to Acquire GKC Foods in Australia

    Barry Callebaut to Acquire GKC Foods in Australia

The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has agreed to acquire GKC Foods (Australia),

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New Head For Lactalis UK & Ireland

    New Head For Lactalis UK & Ireland

Lactalis UK & Ireland, the UK subsidiary of the French Lactalis Group, has appointed Mike Chatters, formerly the company’s Sales

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Researchers to Grow Food Production With Zero Carbon Emissions

    Researchers to Grow Food Production With Zero Carbon Emissions

A University of Limerick-led research team in Ireland has designed a self-contained greenhouse that provides its own water and could

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Nestlé to Invest SFr100 Million in Factories in China

    Nestlé to Invest SFr100 Million in Factories in China

Nestlé has announced a series of investments that will further strengthen its footprint in China and continue to enhance its

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ESI Nutrition Increases Production Capacity and Releases New Bottle Options

    ESI Nutrition Increases Production Capacity and Releases New Bottle Options

ESI Nutrition, the nutrition division of French dairy co-operative Laïta, has announced that, after two years of planning, construction, and

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Carlsberg and Marston’s to Form UK Joint Venture

    Carlsberg and Marston’s to Form UK Joint Venture

Carlsberg and Marston’s have announced a proposed deal to form a joint venture beer company in the UK – Carlsberg

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Starch Europe Welcomes Publication of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy

    Starch Europe Welcomes Publication of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy

Starch Europe has welcomed the much anticipated publication of the European Commission’s EU Farm to Fork Strategy. Starch Europe and

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Another Year of Consistent Delivery By Tate & Lyle

    Another Year of Consistent Delivery By Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle, the UK-based global provider of solutions and ingredients for food, beverage and industrial markets, achieved a 2%

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European Commission Unveils New Biodiversity Strategy and a Farm to Fork Strategy

    European Commission Unveils New Biodiversity Strategy and a Farm to Fork Strategy

The European Commission has adopted a comprehensive new Biodiversity Strategy to bring nature back into our lives and a Farm to Fork

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Greencore Responds Rapidly to Challenges of COVID-19

    Greencore Responds Rapidly to Challenges of COVID-19

Greencore Group, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of convenience food, has reported a 1.6% increase in revenue to £712.7

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St. Paul Group Strengthens its Cheese Business

    St. Paul Group Strengthens its Cheese Business

St. Paul Group, a cheese specialist with premises in Belgium and the Netherlands, has acquired the processed cheese, analogue cheese,

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Veolia introduces new COVID-19 PPE treatment services

    Veolia introduces new COVID-19 PPE treatment services

Safe collection and disposal of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), used to protect all types of keyworker during the unprecedented

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