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Bakery Expansion at Giles Foods

UK-based speciality breads, Danish pastries and tarts producer Giles Foods has expanded its bakery in Milton Keynes. Following investment of

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Weigh Price Labelling No one offers more for less

  Weigh Price Labelling No one offers more for less

Marel launches new AEW Delford WPL9040 Weigh Price Labeller                                  ­– ideal for smaller processors or lower volumes New to the

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Moy Park Opens £21 Million Poultry Processing Facility

  Moy Park Opens £21 Million Poultry Processing Facility

Moy Park, Northern Ireland’s largest food manufacturer, has officially opened a new turkey processing facility at its site in Ballymena. The

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UK Industry Responds as One in Three Shoppers Want Waste Reduction Prioritised

  UK Industry Responds as One in Three Shoppers Want Waste Reduction Prioritised

Nearly a third of UK shoppers want food and grocery retailers and manufacturers to focus on reducing waste. IGD consumer

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Diageo Looks to Strengthen Rum Portfolio

  Diageo Looks to Strengthen Rum Portfolio

Diageo, the world’s largest spirits group, is holding talks with Industrias Licoreras de Guatemala with a view to acquiring a

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Major Restructuring at Headland Foods

  UK frozen foods manufacturer Headland Foods is reported to be considering closing its site at Flint in Wales and

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Hi expectations brings Hi rewards in 2010

  Hi expectations brings Hi rewards in 2010

The expectation that taking Health ingredients Europe and Natural ingredients 2010 to Spain would alter the landscape of the show,

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American rice and food service in the Public Sector

  American rice and food service in the Public Sector

The USA Rice Federation took a stand alongside one of the largest importers of US Rice into the UK at

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Global Spread and Big Brands Drive Profit at SABMiller

  Global Spread and Big Brands Drive Profit at SABMiller

SABMiller, one of the world’s leading brewers with operations and distribution across six continents, has increased reported EBITA by 13%

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Three new Kliklok machines for Belgian food producer

  Three new Kliklok machines for Belgian food producer

Kliklok has just installed THREE of their new KII cartoners to Belgian frozen food producer NANUK.  Based in Waragem, this

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Strong First Half Performance By Fuller, Smith & Turner

  Strong First Half Performance By Fuller, Smith & Turner

British regional brewer Fuller, Smith & Turner has increased pre-tax profit by 11% to £16.8m on revenue up 4% to

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Nestle Adopts IFRS From 2011

  Nestle Adopts IFRS From 2011

Nestle will change its sales recognition policy in line with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) from the start of 2011.

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€1.4 Billion Bid For Yoplait Rejected

Private equity firm PAI Partners and French dairy co-operative Sodiaal have rejected a Eur1.4b bid to buy Yoplait from Lactalis.

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IBC Handling Guide for Safety and Efficiency

  IBC Handling Guide for  Safety and Efficiency

Schütz manual provides detailed information about transport containers Selters. Modern IBCs (intermediate bulk containers) come in such a wide range

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Kerry Demonstrates Chocolate Expertise at ZDS Chocolate Technology International 2010

Kerry Ingredients & Flavours is highlighting its chocolate expertise alongside its increasing focus on the German confectionery market on Stand

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Cooley Named Best Distillery in Europe for Third Consecutive Year

  Cooley Named Best Distillery in Europe for Third Consecutive Year

Cooley Distillery, Ireland’s only independent distillery, has been named European Distiller of the Year for the third consecutive year at

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United Biscuits Sale Talks End

  United Biscuits Sale Talks End

The exclusive talks to acquire United Biscuits, the British and international biscuits and snacks manufacturer, between its owners and Chinese

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Lotte Group to Invest €200 Million to Expand Wedel

  Lotte Group to Invest €200 Million to Expand Wedel

Tokyo-based Lotte Group is reported to be investing in the region of Eur200m to expand and diversify its Wedel confectionery

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Long-term Problems in UK Wine Market Undermine Profitability

  Long-term Problems in UK Wine Market Undermine Profitability

Long-term problems in the UK wine trade, which is the world’s largest importer, are threatening profitability for major suppliers who

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European Business News – Week ending November 19, 2010

During a week when the Republic of Ireland’s beleaguered Government went cap in hand to the EU and IMF for

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Milkiland Moves Closer to Public Listing to Fund Expansion

  Milkiland Moves Closer to Public Listing to Fund Expansion

Dairy company Milkiland, which operates in the Ukraine and Russia but is registered in the Netherlands, has commenced its public

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Princes Eyes Premier’s Canning Business

  Princes Eyes Premier’s Canning Business

UK-based food and drink group Princes, which is owned by Mitsubishi of Japan, is reported to be one of the

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Lactalis Makes Offer For Yoplait

  Lactalis Makes Offer For Yoplait

French dairy group Lactalis is reported to have made an offer for Yoplait, the international dairy business, to create a

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Healthy Balanced Diet Communications Guide For Food Companies

A new guide to help UK food businesses communicate with consumers in a clear and consistent way about achieving a

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Northern Foods and Greencore to Create £1.7 Billion Convenience Foods Giant

  Northern Foods and Greencore to Create £1.7 Billion Convenience Foods Giant

Northern Foods and Greencore, two of the UK’s leading convenience food processors, are to merge to create Essenta Foods, a

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Arla Increases Payment to Farmers as Profit Target Maintained

  Arla Increases Payment to Farmers as Profit Target Maintained

With Arla Foods maintaining its profit projections for 2010 of DKr1.2b, the Scandinavian dairy co-operative has decided to increase the

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Premier Foods Approached About Sale of Canning Operations

  Premier Foods Approached About Sale of Canning Operations

Premier Foods, the UK’s largest domestic food processor, has confirmed that it has received approaches regarding a possible sale of

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Strong Annual Operating Performance by Refocused Greencore

  Strong Annual Operating Performance by Refocused Greencore

Following three strategic disposals to become sharply focused on its UK, Irish and US convenience foods operations, Greencore has reported

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Interim Profit Down at Robert Wiseman Dairies

  Interim Profit Down at Robert Wiseman Dairies

As expected, following an earlier profit warning, Robert Wiseman Dairies, which processes and delivers 30% of the fresh milk consumed

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Unilever Unveils Ambitious Sustainability Plan

  Unilever Unveils Ambitious Sustainability Plan

Unilever has announced plans to decouple its future growth from environmental impact. The food and consumer goods giant has pledged

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Dunbia Denies Takeover Speculation

  Dunbia Denies Takeover Speculation

Dunbia, the Northern Ireland-based red meat processor, has stated there is no truth surrounding the recent speculation about an alleged

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Remy Cointreau Offers Champagne Division Up For Sale

Remy Cointreau is considering selling its loss-making champagne business. The French drinks group has hired Credit Agricole-CIB to commence a

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Emmi Acquires the Onken Yoghurt Brand

  Emmi Acquires the Onken Yoghurt Brand

In line with its international expansion strategy, Swiss dairy company Emmi has strengthened its position in both the UK and

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Solid First Half by Dairy Crest

  Solid First Half by Dairy Crest

Dairy Crest has performed solidly during the first six months of the year, benefiting from being a broadly based dairy

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Record Results From Associated British Foods

  Record Results From Associated British Foods

Associated British Foods has reported a 10% increase in revenue to £10.2b and adjusted operating profit up by 26% to

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Strategic Consolidation in Irish Agri-food Industry

Irish agri-nutrition and food company Origin Enterprises, which is 71% owned by international bakery group Aryzta, has reached agreement with

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Southern Ireland Distribution Firm Oakland International Expands Workforce

Southern Ireland operator, Oakland International, due to organic growth of existing customer business and an increase in new business, has

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Strong Annual Results From Barry Callebaut

  Strong Annual Results From Barry Callebaut

Switzerland-based Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, reported strong results for its 2009/10 financial

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Arla Foods UK to Consolidate Butter Production at Westbury Dairies

  Arla Foods UK to Consolidate Butter Production at Westbury Dairies

Arla Foods UK, the British subsidiary of Scandinavian dairy co-operative Arla Foods, is to manufacture retail packet butter at Westbury

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Satisfactory Interim Performance by Milk Link

  Satisfactory Interim Performance by Milk Link

Milk Link, the UK dairy co-operative, has more than trebled profit before tax to £12.2m in the first half of

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Record Year at Graham’s The Family Dairy

Graham’s The Family Dairy, Scotland’s largest independent dairy company, achieved record sales and profits during its last financial year ended

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Chadwicks Gives Pina Colada Sweet New Sleeves

Leading shrink sleeve manufacturer Chadwicks has given Manchester Drinks’ Pina Colada a sweet new look to make it stand out

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Cargill Innovation Delivers First Chocolate With EU Reduced Calorie Claim

Cargill’s cocoa & chocolate business has unveiled the breakthrough technology behind the first chocolate to achieve an EU-approved consumer claim

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National Flexible Strengthens its Ethical Credentials

National Flexible, the Bradford-based company specialising in flexible film packaging, has strengthened its ethical credentials through actively working with Sedex,

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Amplo Filtration Adds Environmental Water Systems to Further Strengthen Offering

Amplio Filtration Holdings, which already includes Puresep Technologies as part of its offering, has purchased Environmental Water Systems (UK), the

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Encouraging First Half by Tate & Lyle

  Encouraging First Half by Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle, the global sweeteners and food ingredients group, has reported an 18% increase in adjusted operating profit to

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First Milk Returns to the Black

  First Milk Returns to the Black

UK dairy co-operative First Milk has reported profit before tax of £3.2m for the six months period ended September 30th

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McCormick Expands in India and the Middle East

  McCormick Expands in India and the Middle East

McCormick & Company, a global leader in spices, seasonings, specialty foods and flavours, has expanded its interests in India and

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Nestle Eyes Yoplait

  Nestle Eyes Yoplait

Nestle is reported to be considering joining forces with French dairy group Lactalis to make a joint bid for Yoplait,

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New Chief at Thorntons

  New Chief at Thorntons

UK confectionery retailer Thorntons has appointed Jonathan Hart as group chief executive with effect from January 4th 2011. Jonathan Hart’s

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