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Unilever Opens New €85 Million Global Foods Innovation Centre

    Unilever Opens New €85 Million Global Foods Innovation Centre

Unilever has opened a new global Foods Innovation Centre on the campus of Wageningen University, the leading global agri-food research hub. Unilever has invested €85 million in the new centre,

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British Food and Drink Industry Report 2020 Launched

    British Food and Drink Industry Report 2020 Launched

The Food and Drink Federation and Santander have launched a new report highlighting the growth opportunities and challenges for the British food and drink sector for 2020. The Food and

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HKScan to Introduce New Group-wide Operating Model

    HKScan to Introduce New Group-wide Operating Model

HKScan, the Nordic meat and food group, will introduce its new group-wide operating model on 1 January 2020. The new model is an integral part of the company’s turnaround programme

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Number of Breweries in the EU Hits 10,000

    Number of Breweries in the EU Hits 10,000

There are now more than 10,000 breweries in the European Union according to the latest figures revealed by The Brewers of Europe, whilst both the production and consumption of beer have

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Ebro to Invest €150 Million in Securing Further Sustainable Growth

    Ebro to Invest €150 Million in Securing Further Sustainable Growth

Ebro Foods, the largest food group in Spain, the world leader in rice production and the second biggest global fresh and dry pasta manufacturer, has designed and launched a Global

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Nestlé Waters UK Launches 100% Recycled Plastic Across Full Buxton Range

    Nestlé Waters UK Launches 100% Recycled Plastic Across Full Buxton Range

Buxton Natural Mineral Water, which is part of Nestlé Waters UK, has announced its whole range will be made from 100% recycled plastic (rPET), while remaining 100% recyclable, by 2021.

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Quorn Foods Announces New Chief Executive to Continue Rapid Expansion

    Quorn Foods Announces New Chief Executive to Continue Rapid Expansion

Quorn Foods,the world leader in meat-alternatives, has announced the appointment of Marco Bertacca as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Marco Bertacca will assume the role on the 6th of

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The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance Unveils its Priorities For the New European Commission

    The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance Unveils its Priorities For the New European Commission

The priorities of the sports nutrition sector for the new mandate of the European Commission to ensure a healthier and fitter future for European citizens have been unveiled by the

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DIVA – The Second Call For SME Funding is Now OPEN!

    DIVA – The Second Call For SME Funding is Now OPEN!

DIVA is an EU funded project that aims to support SMEs to apply their digital technology to the agrofood, forestry or environmental sectors. The DIVA consortium is based across 6

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Over Three-quarters of UK Grocery Shoppers Switch, Avoid or Boycott Brands Because of Their Environmental Policies

    Over Three-quarters of UK Grocery Shoppers Switch, Avoid or Boycott Brands Because of Their Environmental Policies

New consumer research published by Kantar, the world’s leading data, insights and consulting firm, reveals that over three-quarters (77%) of UK grocery shoppers have, in the last 12 months, switched, avoided or

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Positive Start For Cranswick

    Positive Start For Cranswick

Cranswick has made a positive start to the year with revenue up 7.1% to £770.0 million for the six months ended September 2019, compared to the corresponding period a year

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St Pierre Groupe Receives Queen’s Award For Enterprise

    St Pierre Groupe Receives Queen’s Award For Enterprise

Manchester-based English bakery business St Pierre Groupe has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade, in recognition of the company’s meteoric global growth. Recently rebranded from Carrs Foods

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€35 Million EIB Backing For Carbery Group

    €35 Million EIB Backing For Carbery Group

The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide a €35 million loan to enable expansion and diversification of the Ireland-based facilities of Carbery Group, a leading international dairy, ingredients and

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No and Low Alcohol Sales Soar as British Consumers Moderate Their Drinking

    No and Low Alcohol Sales Soar as British Consumers Moderate Their Drinking

New research from CGA reveals that sales of no and low alcohol drinks are rising, thanks to increasing numbers of British consumers moderating their intake. The exclusive new report from

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Research Shows Significant Dairy Beef Carbon Reduction Potential

    Research Shows Significant Dairy Beef Carbon Reduction Potential

ABP Food Group, which is the largest beef processor in the UK and Ireland, in conjunction with the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) and Teagasc, has announced the latest results

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Marston’s Remains On Track

    Marston’s Remains On Track

Marston’s, a leading UK pub operator and independent brewer, increased total underlying revenue by 2.9% to £1.174 billion in the year ended 28 September 2019, reflecting the positive impact of

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€21.6 Million Boost For ‘Functional Food’ Technology Centre in Ireland

    €21.6 Million Boost For ‘Functional Food’ Technology Centre in Ireland

The Irish Government has announced Enterprise Ireland funding of €7.2 million, over five years, for Food for Health Ireland, a Technology Centre based in University College Dublin (UCD) that aims

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Continued Progress by Britvic

    Continued Progress by Britvic

Britvic, which is one of the leading branded soft drinks businesses in Europe, grew revenue by 1.4% at constant currency to £1.54 billion and adjusted EBIT by 4.4% to £214.1

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Strong End to the Year For Danish Crown

    Strong End to the Year For Danish Crown

Danish Crown has posted strong results for the 2018/19 financial year despite major challenges in the first half of the year under review. Record exports to Asia and satisfactory results

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Resilient Performance From Refocused Greencore

    Resilient Performance From Refocused Greencore

Now refocused on its UK convenience foods operations following the $1.075 billion (£817 million) sale of its US business, Greencore has reported a 3.5% decline in revenue from continuing operations

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British Food Price Inflation to Make 2019’s Christmas Dinner the Costliest Yet

    British Food Price Inflation to Make 2019’s Christmas Dinner the Costliest Yet

Supply issues are driving up the wholesale prices of Christmas dinner essentials, leaving UK operators and consumers facing higher costs over the festive period. The exclusive monthly Foodservice Price Index

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Platinum Equity Looks to Acquire Biscuit International

    Platinum Equity Looks to Acquire Biscuit International

Platinum Equity, a global investment firm based in Los Angeles, has entered into exclusive negotiations with Qualium Investissement to acquire Biscuit International, a leading European manufacturer of private label sweet

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HKScan to Launch Plant-based Protein Products

    HKScan to Launch Plant-based Protein Products

HKScan Corporation, the Nordic meat and food group, and Hes-Pro of Finland have signed a co-operation agreement to develop, produce

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Fazer Group to Invest €30 Million in its Oat Milling Business

    Fazer Group to Invest €30 Million in its Oat Milling Business

Fazer Group will invest over €30 million in its Nordic oats business, doubling the milling capacity in Lahti, Finland and

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Consumer Research Shows Health Continues to Drive the Purchasing Agenda

    Consumer Research Shows Health Continues to Drive the Purchasing Agenda

A recent consumer survey, commissioned by the market research company FMCG Gurus on behalf of BENEO, reveals that health is

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Irish Grocery Market on Strong Footing Ahead of Christmas Rush

    Irish Grocery Market on Strong Footing Ahead of Christmas Rush

All of Ireland’s major grocery retailers achieved growth again in the 12 weeks to 3 November 2019, according to the

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€200 Million to Promote European Agri-food Products in and outside the EU

    €200 Million to Promote European Agri-food Products in and outside the EU

The European Commission will allocate €200.9 million in 2020 to fund promotion activities for EU agri-food products at home and

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New €20 Million Dairy Powders Plant Opens in Ireland

    New €20 Million Dairy Powders Plant Opens in Ireland

Newbaze Ireland Nutrition Food (trading as Ireliffey) has opened its new dairy formula plant at Carrickmacross in County Monaghan, marking

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Danish Crown Reveals Tulip Losses

    Danish Crown Reveals Tulip Losses

Danish Crown’s last year as the owner of Tulip Ltd resulted in a loss of DKr210 million (€28 million) from

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Refresco Expands in North America

    Refresco Expands in North America

Refresco, the world’s largest independent bottler of beverages for retailers and A-brands, has agreed to acquire AZPACK (Arizona Production &

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Mondelēz International Releases First-ever State of Snacking™ Report Exploring Evolving Global Consumer Snacking Trends

    Mondelēz International Releases First-ever State of Snacking™ Report Exploring Evolving Global Consumer Snacking Trends

Mondelēz International has launched its first-ever State of Snacking™ report, a global consumer trends study examining the role snacking plays

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Royal DSM to Expand Dairy Business With €150 Million Acquisition

    Royal DSM to Expand Dairy Business With €150 Million Acquisition

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has agreed to acquire specialty dairy solutions provider

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£17 Million Investment at Princes Bradford Underway With New Bottling Line

    £17 Million Investment at Princes Bradford Underway With New Bottling Line

International food and drink group Princes has completed the first phase of a planned £17 million investment in its UK

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The Vegetarian Butcher to Supply Plant-based Rebel Whopper® to Burger King® Across Europe

    The Vegetarian Butcher to Supply Plant-based Rebel Whopper® to Burger King® Across Europe

Unilever’s The Vegetarian Butcher has partnered with the Burger King brand to launch the plant-based Rebel Whopper. In the initial

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Refresco to Acquire Britvic’s Three Juice Bottling Facilities in France

    Refresco to Acquire Britvic’s Three Juice Bottling Facilities in France

Refresco, the world’s largest independent bottler of beverages for retailers and A-brands with production in Europe and North America, has

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UK Supermarket Growth is Sluggish

    UK Supermarket Growth is Sluggish

The latest UK grocery market share figures from Kantar show that year-on-year supermarket sales grew by 1.0% over the past

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Premier Foods Sharpens Consumer, Customer and Operational Focus

    Premier Foods Sharpens Consumer, Customer and Operational Focus

Premier Foods has reported a 2.4% increase in group revenue to £366.7 million for the 26 weeks ended 28 September

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Experts Examine How Technology is Being Used to Improve Food Manufacturing and Outline the Next Steps For the Industry

    Experts Examine How Technology is Being Used to Improve Food Manufacturing and Outline the Next Steps For the Industry

From using satellites to track asparagus crops, to measuring the lean meat percentage of pork using a high-tech camera, companies

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Arla Foods to Invest €80 Million at Danish Dairy

    Arla Foods to Invest €80 Million at Danish Dairy

The increasing global demand for mozzarella has prompted the expansion of Arla Foods’ Branderup Dairy in Denmark. Arla will invest

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EIB Lends €40 Million to Fazer Group For Research and Development

    EIB Lends €40 Million to Fazer Group For Research and Development

Fazer Group has signed a €40 million loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to finance the Finnish and

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Cargill Opens a Culinary Experience Hub in Belgium to Help Customers Respond to Evolving Consumer Demand

    Cargill Opens a Culinary Experience Hub in Belgium to Help Customers Respond to Evolving Consumer Demand

Cargill has opened a Culinary Experience Hub in its research & development site at Vilvoorde in Belgium. Customers from across

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Landmark Agreement to Protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China

    Landmark Agreement to Protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China

The EU and China have concluded the negotiations on a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical Indications (GI) in China and 100 Chinese GI in

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Boortmalt Becomes the World Leader in Malt Production

    Boortmalt Becomes the World Leader in Malt Production

Boortmalt, a subsidiary of Axereal, France’s largest grain co-operative, has completed its acquisition of Cagill’s malt business. The acquisition strengthens

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Resilient Performance From ABF

    Resilient Performance From ABF

Associated British Foods has reported 2% increase in full-year group revenue to £15.8 billion and a 1% rise in adjusted

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Ornua Opens State-of-the-art Cheese Facility in Spain

    Ornua Opens State-of-the-art Cheese Facility in Spain

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has officially its new, €30 million, state-of-the-art cheese production facility at Ávila

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Marston’s Sells 137 Pubs to Admiral Taverns

    Marston’s Sells 137 Pubs to Admiral Taverns

Marston’s, a UK leading pub operator and independent brewer, has reached agreement for the disposal of 137 pubs for £44.9

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Vion Invests in a Dedicated Plant-based Site

    Vion Invests in a Dedicated Plant-based Site

In line with its plans to introduce meat alternatives as part of its strategy of building food chains based on

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Winners of the Irish Quality Food & Drink Awards 2019

    Winners of the Irish Quality Food & Drink Awards 2019

The winners of the prestigious Irish Quality Food & Drink Awards 2019 have been announced. The Awards were made in over

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Carlsberg Group Upgrades 2019 Earnings Expectations

    Carlsberg Group Upgrades 2019 Earnings Expectations

Carlsberg Group has adjusted its 2019 earnings expectations upwards due to solid earnings performances in Western Europe and China, which

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First Milk to Close Campbeltown Creamery

    First Milk to Close Campbeltown Creamery

First Milk has announced the commencement of employee consultation about its proposed intention to close its Campbeltown Creamery. This puts

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Global Demand For Ketchup Stagnating

    Global Demand For Ketchup Stagnating

Exports of tomato ketchup have declined in the first few months of 2019, as Canada drastically reduced its intake from

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Nestlé Inaugurates its First Gerber Cereal Snacks Plant in China

    Nestlé Inaugurates its First Gerber Cereal Snacks Plant in China

Nestlé has inaugurated its first Gerber NutriPuffs cereal snacks plant in Shuangcheng, Harbin Province, China. With an investment of around

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Müller Confirms Measures to Address Growing Milk Surplus in Scotland

    Müller Confirms Measures to Address Growing Milk Surplus in Scotland

An unprecedented 25% surge in Scottish farm milk production which is substantially in excess of local demand for fresh milk

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Molson Coors Brewing Company Unveils New Revitalisation Plan

    Molson Coors Brewing Company Unveils New Revitalisation Plan

Molson Coors Brewing Company has announced a new revitalisation plan intended to achieve consistent top-line growth by improving efficiency and

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