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New Research Reveals Retailers are Feeling the Pressure From Consumers to Prioritise Sustainable Packaging

    New Research Reveals Retailers are Feeling the Pressure From Consumers to Prioritise Sustainable Packaging

Food and drink retailers face increased consumer pressure to provide sustainable packaging options, according to new research from Tetra Pak, which polled major retailers in the UK and Ireland on

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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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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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Researchers to Teach Robots How to Differentiate Between Sandwich Ingredients

    Researchers to Teach Robots How to Differentiate Between Sandwich Ingredients

Loughborough University computer scientists in the UK have teamed up with a food production automation company for a project that looks to teach AI robots how to differentiate between food

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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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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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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 Zenith Global mergers and acquisitions database, an average of 15

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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 to go out to eat and drink over Christmas and

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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 weeks to 29 December. While retailers still took a record

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UK Supermarket Shoppers Hold Back on Festive Spending

    UK Supermarket Shoppers Hold Back on Festive Spending

The latest UK grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales growth slowed again during the past 12 weeks to a modest 0.5%. Amid the uncertainty of a

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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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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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Leftover Grain From Breweries Could be Converted into Fuel For Homes

    Leftover Grain From Breweries Could be Converted into Fuel For Homes

A Queen’s University Belfast researcher has developed a low cost technique to convert left over barley from alcohol breweries into carbon, which could be used as a renewable fuel for

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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 in Lidköping, Sweden. The global demand for oats is growing

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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 latest figures from Kantar. On average people visited stores 62 times

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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 12 weeks. The increase is slightly behind the equivalent rate

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Should Infant and Follow-on Formula Continue to Contain Arachidonic Acid in the Future?

    Should Infant and Follow-on Formula Continue to Contain Arachidonic Acid in the Future?

From February 2020 onwards, new standards for infant and follow-on formulae will be in effect in the European Union (Commission Delegated Regulation 2016/127). They stipulate the obligatory addition of the

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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 international food business’s research, development and innovation (RDI) activities in

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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 the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region are invited

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Many Popular Packaged Foods in the EU Contain too Much Fat, Sugar, Salt and too Little Fibre

    Many Popular Packaged Foods in the EU Contain too Much Fat, Sugar, Salt and too Little Fibre

A large number of food products frequently sold on the EU market contain too much sugar, salt, fat, and not enough fibre. This is the result of a JRC study

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UK Supermarket Sales Growth Accelerates

    UK Supermarket Sales Growth Accelerates

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales grew by 1.3% during the past 12 weeks, as Sainsbury’s returns to growth – and Brexit deadline day

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More Than $400 Billion at Stake in the Beverage Industry From Plain Packaging

    More Than $400 Billion at Stake in the Beverage Industry From Plain Packaging

Following the introduction of plain packaging for tobacco products and repeated calls to extend the legislation to other sectors, Brand

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The UK’s Biggest 150 Food and Drink Producers Suffer From Falling Profits

    The UK’s Biggest 150 Food and Drink Producers Suffer From Falling Profits

An increasingly uncertain economic landscape and the looming threat of Brexit is continuing to take its toll on the food

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Kerry Health & Nutrition Institute White Paper Unravels the Science Behind Umami

    Kerry Health & Nutrition Institute White Paper Unravels the Science Behind Umami

Umami is a flavour seeing more popularity across the globe, leaving many wondering “what exactly is umami?” To address this

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Welcome Return to Growth For UK Grocery Market

    Welcome Return to Growth For UK Grocery Market

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales returned to growth during the past 12 weeks

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Britain’s Pub and Restaurant Sector Confidence Dips to Two-year Low as No-deal Brexit Fears Mount

    Britain’s Pub and Restaurant Sector Confidence Dips to Two-year Low as No-deal Brexit Fears Mount

Business confidence among the leaders of Britain’s pub and restaurant groups has taken a hit amid fears about the long-term

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Irish Grocery Growth Holds Steady With Arrival of New Season

    Irish Grocery Growth Holds Steady With Arrival of New Season

The latest figures from Kantar show that growth in the Irish grocery market remained at 2.7% during the 12 weeks to 8

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Is ‘Flexitarianism’ the Future?

    Is ‘Flexitarianism’ the Future?

A workshop held recently at the University of Nottingham has revealed that ‘flexitarianism’ is a new and growing trend amongst

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Nestlé Inaugurates Packaging Research Institute

    Nestlé Inaugurates Packaging Research Institute

Nestlé has officially inaugurated the Institute of Packaging Sciences, the first-of-its-kind in the food industry. The new Institute enables Nestlé

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British Pub and Restaurant Groups Maintain Summer Momentum

    British Pub and Restaurant Groups Maintain Summer Momentum

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales grow 1.6% in August against the same time last year,

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Holistic Health Speaks to All Generations

    Holistic Health Speaks to All Generations

Nutrition that supports both physical and emotional wellbeing is thriving. It can target different generations with more specific holistic approaches

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WHO Calls For More Research into Microplastics and a Crackdown on Plastic Pollution

    WHO Calls For More Research into Microplastics and a Crackdown on Plastic Pollution

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impacts

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British Brewers Decrease Their CO2 Emissions by 42%

    British Brewers Decrease Their CO2 Emissions by 42%

Total CO2 emissions from the UK’s brewing industry have fallen by 42% in the last decade (2008 to 2018) –

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UK Supermarkets are Struggling to Grow

    UK Supermarkets are Struggling to Grow

The latest grocery market share figures, published by Kantar, show year-on-year supermarket sales were flat during the 12 weeks to

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UK Grocery Market Share Results Show Overall Growth Decline For First Time Since June 2016

    UK Grocery Market Share Results Show Overall Growth Decline For First Time Since June 2016

The latest UK grocery market share figures, published by Kantar, show year-on-year supermarket sales fell by 0.5% in the 12

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UK On-trade Gin Sales Soar as Pink Gin Drinkers Double in the Past Year

    UK On-trade Gin Sales Soar as Pink Gin Drinkers Double in the Past Year

UK gin sales have rocketed 56% by value in a year, new research from CGA reveals, and the number of

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Irish Food & Drink Start-ups Encouraged to Enter Food Works Accelerator Programme Supports Valued at Over €50,000

    Irish Food & Drink Start-ups Encouraged to Enter Food Works Accelerator Programme Supports Valued at Over €50,000

Food Works, an initiative of Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland and Teagasc, is calling on food and drink entrepreneurs throughout the

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Potato Partnership Powers Success

    Potato Partnership Powers Success

Teagasc (Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority) and IPM Potato Group (IPM) have been collaborating since the early 1970s when

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Latest Grocery Market Share Insights Reveal Modest Growth For UK Supermarkets

    Latest Grocery Market Share Insights Reveal Modest Growth For UK Supermarkets

The latest grocery market share figures, published by Kantar, show UK supermarket sales grew by 1.4% year on year during

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A Gut Feeling About Body Fat

    A Gut Feeling About Body Fat

Research shows that loss of body fat causes the growth of the intestine and increases its capacity to absorb nutrients.

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Mondelez International Invests £4.7 Million into Reading Science Centre

    Mondelez International Invests £4.7 Million into Reading Science Centre

Mondelez International, home to some of the UK’s best loved brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk, Green & Black’s, OREO, Maynards

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Premium Products and Value Prices a Hit With Irish Grocery Shoppers

    Premium Products and Value Prices a Hit With Irish Grocery Shoppers

The latest figures from Kantar show that overall the Irish grocery market grew by 4.2% over the 12 weeks to

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DS Smith Sets Sights on Removable Plastic

    DS Smith Sets Sights on Removable Plastic

DS Smith, a leading international sustainable packaging company, has released new research which finds that 1.5 million tonnes of plastic

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UK Ethical Food and Drinks Sales Hit £8.2 Billion

    UK Ethical Food and Drinks Sales Hit £8.2 Billion

British consumers are increasingly eating with a conscience as latest research from Mintel reveals that last year the nation spent

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UK Restaurant Closures Accelerating as High Street Pressures Mount

    UK Restaurant Closures Accelerating as High Street Pressures Mount

The number of restaurants in Britain fell by 2.8% in the year to March 2019, the latest edition of the

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Easter Heatwave is Good For British Drink Sales, Bad For Eating Out

    Easter Heatwave is Good For British Drink Sales, Bad For Eating Out

The hot Easter weekend delivered starkly different outcomes for Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups, latest figures from the Coffer

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Ireland Experiences Boost in Alcohol Sales Over Easter Period

    Ireland Experiences Boost in Alcohol Sales Over Easter Period

Supermarket shoppers in Ireland spent €34.6 million on alcohol in the week leading to Easter, a 5.3% increase in sales

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Clean Sweep For Irish Grocers as Bank Holidays Boost Growth

    Clean Sweep For Irish Grocers as Bank Holidays Boost Growth

Sales in the Irish grocery market hit record levels as shoppers splashed out €208.2 million in the Easter week alone

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Late Easter Sunshine Heats Up the UK Grocery Market

    Late Easter Sunshine Heats Up the UK Grocery Market

The latest UK grocery market share figures from Kantar show total year-on-year sales increased by 2.0% during the 12 weeks

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UK Craft Beer Boom Sobers

    UK Craft Beer Boom Sobers

The craft beer boom in the UK has slowed sharply in the last year with the total number of breweries

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Asian Grocery Market to be Worth US$4264 Billion by 2023

    Asian Grocery Market to be Worth US$4264 Billion by 2023

Asia will generate US$4264 billion of grocery sales by 2023 – almost the same as Europe and North America combined

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Easter Timing Slows Sales as St Patrick’s Day Provides a Boost For Irish Grocery Market

    Easter Timing Slows Sales as St Patrick’s Day Provides a Boost For Irish Grocery Market

The latest grocery market share figures, published by Kantar, show that the Irish grocery market grew by 3.2% in the 12 weeks

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Research Reveals Consumer Demand For Climate Change Labelling

    Research Reveals Consumer Demand For Climate Change Labelling

Two-thirds (67%) of consumers support the idea of a recognisable carbon label to demonstrate that products have been made with

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