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Crown teams up with Ballygowan

Crown has partnered with Irish drinks producer Ballygowan to produce packaging for its new Sparklingly Fruity range of water drinks. The “refreshingly different” range, recently launched in Ireland, blends together

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TeaTonics unveil re-branding as Yuyo

UK-based drinks company TeaTonics have unveiled plans to re-brand their products in order to showcase the uniqueness of their drinks. The new brand will be called Yuyo and will launch throughout the UK in

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Foodex 2016 to bring UK food and drink manufacturing sectors together

    Foodex 2016 to bring UK food and drink manufacturing sectors together

Foodex 2016, the UK’s premier trade event for the food and drink processing, packaging, ingredients and logistics industries, will return to the NEC Birmingham in April 2016. The show provides

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UK Food and Drink Exports Top £12 Billion

    UK Food and Drink Exports Top £12 Billion

UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports rose to over £12 billion (£12,152.4m) in 2011, exceeding expectations and confirming significant potential for overseas growth over the next decade. The previous year’s

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International Buyers With Purchasing Power of €18 billion Attend Irish Food and Drink Event

    International Buyers With Purchasing Power of €18 billion Attend Irish Food and Drink Event

The Irish food and drink industry’s ambitions for growth and expansion moved a further step forward today when over 520 food buyers from 28 countries across four continents, gathered at

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Ireland’s Food and Drink Exports Reach Record Levels

    Ireland’s Food and Drink Exports Reach Record Levels

The value of Irish food and drink exports increased by 12%, or Eur1 billion, in 2011 to reach an all-time high of Eur8.85 billion, according to Bord Bia, the Irish

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A Record Year For Scottish Food and Drink Exports

    A Record Year For Scottish Food and Drink Exports

With overall food exports breaking the £1 billion mark for the first and whisky exports also at a record high, 2011 was a momentous year for Scotland’s food and drink

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Ireland’s Food and Drink Exports to Approach €9 Billion in 2011

    Ireland’s Food and Drink Exports to Approach €9 Billion in 2011

Irish food and drink exports in 2011 are expected to reach a record high of €8.9 billion, an increase of more than 12%, or almost €1 billion, on 2010 levels.

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UK Food and Grocery Industry Recovers 115,000 Tonnes of Waste

    UK Food and Grocery Industry Recovers 115,000 Tonnes of Waste

Participants in a scheme run by ECR (Efficient Consumer Response) UK are well on the way to achieving targets set last autumn to prevent and recover waste in the FMCG

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UK Food and Drink Exports Deliver Strong First Half Performance

    UK Food and Drink Exports Deliver Strong First Half Performance

UK exports of food and non-alcoholic drinks grew to more than £5b in the first half of 2010 – a rise of 4.3% on the same period in 2009 –

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Steady Volume and Sales Growth at Danone

    Steady Volume and Sales Growth at Danone

French food and beverage giant Danone has reported an 11.2% increase in consolidated sales to Eur8.35b in the first half of 2010 and a 7% rise on a like-for-like basis.

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Innovation and Investment at Heart of UK Food and Drink Industry Success

    Innovation and Investment at Heart of UK Food and Drink Industry Success

An ongoing commitment to innovation and high-value production are key reasons why the UK’s food and drink industry has emerged from recession in better shape than many other manufacturing sectors,

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Vandemoortele to Extend Margarines and Fats Business

    Vandemoortele to Extend Margarines and Fats Business

Belgium-based Vandemoortele Group, which specialises in the production of frozen bakery products and margarines and fats, is acquiring the margarine and frying fats activities of Dutch company Van Dijk Food

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Austrian Dairy Merger

    Austrian Dairy Merger

Austria’s largest and fourth biggest dairy groups, Berglandmilch and Tirol Milch respectively, are planning to merge. The deal is subject to agreement by the two companies’ 16,000 dairy farmer members

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Emmi Strengthens Position in Swiss Cheese

    Emmi Strengthens Position in Swiss Cheese

Emmi has consolidated its position within the Swiss cheese market following approval of its proposed acquisition of Fromalp by the competition authority. Fromalp, which specialises in the manufacture and distribution

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Aryzta Makes Strategic Acquisitions Worth $1.08b

    Aryzta Makes Strategic Acquisitions Worth $1.08b

Switzerland-based speciality bakery group Aryzta has made two strategic acquisitions to significantly strengthen its position in Europe, North America and in other international markets. Aryzta has acquired Fresh Start Bakeries

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Dairy Crest Reduces stake in Wexford Creamery

Dairy Crest has reduced its stake in its Irish dairy joint venture, Wexford Creamery, from 80% to 30%. Wexford Milk Producers, Dairy Crest’s partner in Wexford Creamery, has increased its

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Danone Bolsters US Medical Nutrition Business

    Danone Bolsters US Medical Nutrition Business

Danone is acquiring Medical Nutrition USA for $ 62m in cash. MNI introduced the concept of liquid protein supplements for elderly people in the US long-term care market in 2003.

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Valio Opens New €40m Butter Plant in Finland

    Valio Opens New €40m Butter Plant in Finland

Finnish dairy group Valio has officially opened a new Eur40m butter facility at its plant at Seinajoki. According to Valio, the new 100,000 tons per annum production unit is the

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Carlsberg to Increase Stake in Chinese Brewer

    Carlsberg to Increase Stake in Chinese Brewer

Carlsberg is increasing its shareholding in Chongqing Brewery Co from 17.5% to 29.7%. The purchase price for the 12.25% stake in CBC is approximately RMB2.385b (DKr 2.1b) in total. With

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Private Equity Group Grabs Plum Baby

Darwin Private Equity has completed the acquisition of UK organic baby food business Plum Baby for £10m. Launched in 2006 by Susie Willis, Plum has pioneered the premium baby food

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R&R Ice Cream Increases Presence in Mainland Europe

    R&R Ice Cream Increases Presence in Mainland Europe

R&R Ice Cream, with operations in the UK and Germany, is expanding its international business with the proposed acquisition of Rolland, the third largest ice cream manufacturer in France, for

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Sodiaal Closes in on Acquisition of Entremont Alliance

French dairy group Sodiaal has reached a preliminary agreement to acquire Entremont Alliance, its loss making rival. The deal would

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Raisio Launches Benecol Bread in Romania

Finnish food group Raisio has introduced Dobrogea Benecol, a cholesterol lowering bread, in the Romanian market. Launched by Raisio’s Romanian

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Danone and Unimilk to Create Leading Dairy Business in Russia and the CIS

  Danone and Unimilk to Create Leading Dairy Business in Russia and the CIS

Global food giant Danone is to merge its fresh dairy products business in the CIS area with Unimilk, Russia’s second

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Cognac Fortifies Remy Cointreau

  Cognac Fortifies Remy Cointreau

Helped by a strong performance from its cognac division, French drinks group Remy Cointreau has reported a 7.2% organic growth

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Britvic Completes €237m French Acquisition

  Britvic Completes €237m French Acquisition

In line with its ambitions to expand internationally, UK-based Britvic has acquired Fruite, an independent French soft drinks producer with

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