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Keeping the Northern Ireland Dairy Industry Competitive

  Keeping the Northern Ireland Dairy Industry Competitive

Northern Ireland’s dairy industry must aim for greater supply chain co-operation, more efficient farms and more added value products, according

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Cott completes Cliffstar acquisition

  Cott completes Cliffstar acquisition

Cott Corporation announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets and liabilities

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It’s official: the start of the English apple season is upon us

  It’s official: the start of the English apple season is upon us

Whilst there are question marks as to whether the end of the summer is nigh it is with certainty that

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PepsiCo and Senomyx Enter Into Collaboration to Discover, Develop and Commercialize New Sweet Flavor Ingredients

  PepsiCo and Senomyx Enter Into Collaboration to Discover, Develop and Commercialize New Sweet Flavor Ingredients

PepsiCo, the world’s second-largest food and beverage business, and Senomyx, Inc., a leading company focused on using proprietary technologies to

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Kerry Group confirms offer for Newmarket Co-operative Creameries Limited

  Kerry Group confirms offer for Newmarket Co-operative Creameries Limited

Kerry Group, the global ingredients & flavours and consumer foods group, today confirmed the terms of its offer to acquire

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Refresco to Acquire Soft Drinks International

  Refresco to Acquire Soft Drinks International

Netherlands-based Refresco, Europe’s leading manufacturer of private label soft drinks and fruit juices, is to acquire Soft Drinks International, a

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Strong performance for the Carlsberg Group and full-year earnings upgrade

  Strong performance for the Carlsberg Group and full-year earnings upgrade

The Carlsberg Group achieved 12% operating profit growth to DKK 5.0bn for the first six months of 2010 and driven

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First Milk Back in the Black

  First Milk Back in the Black

First Milk has returned to the black in the year ended March 31st 2010 with a positive £10.3m swing in

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New €12m Irish Mushroom Plant

  New €12m Irish Mushroom Plant

Irish mushrooms producer Monaghan Mushrooms has opened its new Eur12m state-of-the-art mushroom growing facility at Tyholland in County Monaghan. The

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Aryzta Makes Strategic Investments in North America, Latin America and Asia

  Aryzta Makes Strategic Investments in North America, Latin America and Asia

International speciality bakery group Aryzta is acquiring Tim Horton’s 50% share in Maidstone Bakeries, a Canadian joint venture between Aryzta

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World Cup Scores For Anheuser-Busch InBev

  World Cup Scores For Anheuser-Busch InBev

Helped by its sponsorship of the FIFA World Cup, Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s biggest brewer, increased beer volumes by 2%

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Strong Profits Growth at Refocusing Sara Lee

  Strong Profits Growth at Refocusing Sara Lee

Despite a 0.8% drop in net sales to $10.8b, reflecting lower volume sales and prices, Sara Lee increased operating income

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Barilla Disposes of German Bakery Business

  Barilla Disposes of German Bakery Business

Italian pasta and bakery group Barilla is selling Kamps, its German bakery chain, to ECM Equity Capital, a Frankfurt-based private

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Strong First Half From Nestle

  Strong First Half From Nestle

Benefiting from deeper penetration in emerging markets of the world, the continued success of its premium products in both developing

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Danone to Dispose of Stake in Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods

  Danone to Dispose of Stake in Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods

Danone has agreed to sell its 18.4% stake in Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods to the Russian food group for a total consideration

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Kerry Group Confirms Offer For Newmarket Co-operative Creameries

  Kerry Group Confirms Offer For Newmarket Co-operative Creameries

Kerry Group, the international ingredients, flavours and consumer foods group, has confirmed the terms of its offer to acquire Irish

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Resilient First Half From Greggs

  Resilient First Half From Greggs

Greggs, the UK’s largest retail baker, increased total group sales in the 26 weeks ended 3rd July 2010 by 2.9%

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Unilever Acquires Danish Ice Cream Business From TINE

  Unilever Acquires Danish Ice Cream Business From TINE

Unilever is acquiring Diplom-Is, a Danish ice cream business, from TINE, the Norwegian dairy group, for an undisclosed price. Employing

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VION Investment Programme Creates 250 New Jobs in Scotland

  VION Investment Programme Creates 250 New Jobs in Scotland

Netherlands-based VION, Europe’s largest fresh meat group, is creating an additional 250 jobs within its Scottish operations. A multi-million pound

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Generation Brew – Young British Coffee Drinkers Not Satisfied With a Cup of Instant

New research from YouGov SixthSense reveals that a generational divide exists in UK coffee consumption. 83% of over 55s has

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Further International Expansion By Eckes-Granini Group

  Further International Expansion By Eckes-Granini Group

Germany-based Eckes-Granini Group, one of the leading branded fruit juice producers in Europe, and KMV (Karlovarske Mineralni Vody), the leading

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Sara Lee Searches For New Head

  Sara Lee Searches For New Head

US and international food and beverage group Sara Lee has announced that Brenda Barnes is stepping down permanently from the

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Hero Disposes of French Fruit Dessert Business

Swiss and international consumer food group Hero is selling its French fruit dessert business to Charles Faraud, which is majority

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Northern Foods to Sell Dalepak Frozen Foods

  Northern Foods to Sell Dalepak Frozen Foods

UK convenience foods producer Northern Foods has agreed to sell Dalepak Frozen Foods to the Irish Food Processors Group, one

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Recession Boosts Domestic/local Spirits at Expense of International Brands

  Recession Boosts Domestic/local Spirits at Expense of International Brands

2009 was not a good year for multinational spirits companies. Euromonitor International’s ‘2010 Millionaires’ ranking saw total volumes of international

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First Milk and Morrisons to Reduce Energy Consumption on British Farms

  First Milk and Morrisons to Reduce Energy Consumption on British Farms

First Milk, the UK’s largest farmer-owned dairy business, and Morrisons supermarkets have set up a strategic partnership to improve sustainability

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CVC Capital Partners to Acquire Autobar Group

Private equity group CVC Capital Partners is acquiring a majority stake in Autobar Group from Charterhouse Capital Partners, which will

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Cadbury Acquisition Drives Profit at Kraft Foods

  Cadbury Acquisition Drives Profit at Kraft Foods

The acquisition of Cadbury has helped Kraft Foods to report higher than expected second quarter profit despite a decline in

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Milk Link to Launch I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cheddar in the UK

  Milk Link to Launch I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cheddar in the UK

UK dairy co-operative Milk Link is planning to launch I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cheddar, a new cheese product that

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Further International Development by Yoplait

  Further International Development by Yoplait

Yoplait Group of France has granted exclusive franchise rights for the manufacture and distribution of Yoplait branded fresh dairy products,

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Belgian Brewer Expands Through Acquisition

Belgian brewer Duvel Moortgat is expanding its portfolio of speciality beers with the acquisition of Antwerp-based Brouwerij De Koninck for

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Unilever Predicts Continued Slow Economic Growth

  Unilever Predicts Continued Slow Economic Growth

Unilever has reported a 35% increase in net profit to Eur2.21b on turnover ahead by 9.7% to Eur21.89b with underlying

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Spirited First Half Performance by Campari

Benefiting from good consumption momentum across key brand and markets, the consolidation of its Wild Turkey acquisition and an easy

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First Half Loss For Pieno Zvaigzdes

Lithuanian dairy company Pieno Zvaigzdes has reported a loss of LTL0.8m (Eur0.2m) for the first half of 2010 compared to

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Premier Foods Increases Branded Sales in First Half

  Premier Foods Increases Branded Sales in First Half

Premier Foods, the UK’s largest domestic food processor, has increased operating profit by £40m to £67m for the six months

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Nichols Outperforms UK Soft Drinks Market

  Nichols Outperforms UK Soft Drinks Market

Nichols, the soft drinks group, has increased profit before tax by 39% to £6.0m on sales ahead by 17.8% to

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Cloned Meat Entered UK Food Chain

The Food Standards Agency in the UK has confirmed that meat from a cloned animal has entered the British food

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Arrow Group in the Red

Arrow Group has posted a Eur1.9m pre-tax loss on revenue down 18% to Eur340m for 2009, compared to a pre-tax

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Packaging Relaunch and Repositioning by Emmi

  Packaging Relaunch and Repositioning by Emmi

Swiss dairy processor Emmi is repositioning its products under the ‘Emmi’ umbrella brand. Typical Swiss symbols and the silhouette of

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Nestle Enters Clinical Nutrition Products Market

  Nestle Enters Clinical Nutrition Products Market

Nestle has completed the acquisition of Vitaflo, a Liverpool-based global provider of clinical nutritional products which has enjoyed double-digit growth

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Rectory Foods Expands in Eastern Europe

Rectory Foods, the UK-based supplier of poultry, red meat, fruit and vegetables and food ingredients to the food service, wholesale,

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Cargill Supports Unilever’s Drive to Use Sustainable Palm Oil

Cargill has entered into a supply agreement to provide Unilever’s European operations with 10,000 metric tonnes of segregated refined palm

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Danone Strengthens Probiotic Business

  Danone Strengthens Probiotic Business

Danone has signed exclusive 10 years licence agreements with Probi, providing the French food and beverage giant with exclusive rights

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Roshen Investing €8m to Modernise Lithuanian Factory

  Roshen Investing €8m to Modernise Lithuanian Factory

Roshen Confectionery Corporation will invest Eur3.2m towards the end of 2010 in new production lines as the first phase of

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AB InBev Loses EU Trade Mark Decision

  AB InBev Loses EU Trade Mark Decision

The European Court of Justice, the top court in the European Union, has upheld earlier rulings by the European trade

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Kellogg Expanding European HQ

  Kellogg Expanding European HQ

Kellogg is creating fifty new jobs at its European headquarters at Swords in Ireland. The world’s largest breakfast cereal manufacturer

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Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard Appoints Commercial Director

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard has appointment Denis O’Flynn as commercial director Ireland. Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard is Ireland’s leading spirits

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Europe’s Leading Canned Seafood Company Sold For €680m

  Europe’s Leading Canned Seafood Company Sold For €680m

Thai Union Frozen Products, Thailand’s major processor and exporter of canned and frozen seafood, is acquiring MW Brands, Europe’s leading

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Lactalis Acquires Rachel’s Organic

  Lactalis Acquires Rachel’s Organic

French and international dairy group Lactalis has extended its UK interests with the acquisition of Rachel’s Organic, the Welsh company

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Simply Fresh Foods Acquired by Morrisons

  Simply Fresh Foods Acquired by Morrisons

Morrisons, the UK’s fourth largest supermarket group, has expanded its manufacturing division with the acquisition of Simply Fresh Foods, a

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