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Charles Wells Achieves Recognition for International Performance

    Charles Wells Achieves Recognition for International Performance

English regional brewer and pub operator, Charles Wells, has been recognised in the inaugural Sunday Times International Track 200. The listing, at number 194, notes that Charles Wells has grown international sales 22% a year from £7.9 million in 2009 to an annualised £10.9 million in 2011. Charles Wells is the parent company of Wells […]

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Scotch Whisky Exports Surge to Record Levels

    Scotch Whisky Exports Surge to Record Levels

Scotch whisky exports continued to grow last year, increasing by 23% to a record £4.2 billion in shipment value, according to figures by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). Rising demand in both emerging and more mature markets has resulted in export values increasing by an average of 10% a year over the last five years. […]

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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 results (2010) proved a landmark for the industry when figures broke through the £10 billion barrier, but the 2011 results show performance is up by […]

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UK Becomes Net Exporter of Lamb

    UK Becomes Net Exporter of Lamb

The UK has become a net exporter of lamb, according to new figures published by EBLEX. Figures show that in 2011 sheep meat exports from the UK saw an 11 per cent increase on the year, totalling 98,500 tonnes product weight. During the same period, UK sheep meat imports fell 13 per cent to 88,000 […]

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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 Dublin’s Convention Centre to attend Marketplace International 2012, a major one-day business development event organised by Bord Bia. Some 177 Irish food and drink companies, […]

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Plans to Export More UK Food and Drink Unveiled

    Plans to Export More UK Food and Drink Unveiled

The UK food and drink industry has welcomed a new plan, launched by Food and Farming Minister Jim Paice, which could help hundreds of companies secure sales in lucrative emerging markets. The Exports Action Plan, overseen by a Forum co-chaired by Jim Paice and FDF (Food and Drink Federation) deputy president and chief executive of […]

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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 Food Board. For the first nine months of the year, food and drink exports increased at three times the rate of Ireland’s total merchandise exports. […]

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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 industry. Combined food and drink exports reached an all-time high of £4.5 billion with whisky exports worth £3.45 billion.
The most popular food export from Scotland […]

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UK Food and Drink Exports Continue to Grow

    UK Food and Drink Exports Continue to Grow

UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports grew to £5.8 billion in the first half of 2011 – a rise of over 13% on the same period in 2010, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). Exports to the EU increased by 12.6% to £4.4 billion with the majority of markets showing growth, and three […]

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Scottish Food and Drink Exports Set New Records

    Scottish Food and Drink Exports Set New Records

Having reached record levels last year, export sales of Scottish food and drink products have broken the £2 billion mark for the first time in the first six months of 2011. Figures for the first half of 2011 show food and drink exports now stand at £2.4 billion – up 21% on the same period […]

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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. This follows growth of €700 million in 2010 leaving Ireland’s food exports in 2011 some 25% ahead of 2009 levels. Meanwhile, against a backdrop of […]

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Nescafe Dolce Gusto Boosts Nestle’s Spanish Exports

    Nescafe Dolce Gusto Boosts Nestle’s Spanish Exports

Strong sales of the ‘coffee-at-home’ machine innovation Nescafe Dolce Gusto have helped Nestle Spain to increase exports by 44% in the first half of 2011, despite the country’s tough economic conditions. The Nescafe Dolce Gusto machines can make hot and cold drinks using Nescafe, Nestea and Nesquik capsules.
 
Nestle Spain’s exports generated a turnover of more […]

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Scottish Salmon Exports on the Rise

    Scottish Salmon Exports on the Rise

Scottish farmed salmon continues to show record export growth, rising by 37% to 34,840 tonnes in the January to May 2011 period compared with the same months last year. Scotland is the largest producer of farmed Atlantic salmon in the EU and the third largest globally, behind Norway and Chile.
 
Scottish salmon production increased to over […]

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Resilient Performance by Fuller, Smith & Turner

    Resilient Performance by Fuller, Smith & Turner

Driven by a strong performance from its managed pubs and hotels business, London-based regional brewer and pub operator Fuller, Smith & Turner increased profit before tax by 16% to £31.0m and revenue by 6% to £241.9m for the 53 weeks ended April 2nd 2011. Revenues across the group’s managed pubs and hotels business increased by […]

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Record Year For Scotch Whisky Exports

    Record Year For Scotch Whisky Exports

2010 was a record year for Scotch whisky exports with global shipments rising by 10% to reach a value of £3.45b, according to new figures published by The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). The performance confirmed Scotch whisky as one of the UK’s top exporting industries. Scotch whisky exports have increased by 60% since the turn […]

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Irish Food and Drink Exports Approach €8 Billion Mark

    Irish Food and Drink Exports Approach €8 Billion Mark

The Republic of Ireland’s food and drink export sales rose by 11% in 2010 to reach €7.9 billion. The increase, amounting to just over €800 million, was supported by a more stable consumer environment, reduced exchange rate pressures, and improved relative competitiveness. It was also boosted by rising global prices for most agricultural commodities.
“The strength […]

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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 – and full-year sales to overseas markets are forecast to break the £10 b barrier for the first time, according to figures released by the Food […]

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Biggest Fall in UK Alcohol Consumption in 60 Years

    Biggest Fall in UK Alcohol Consumption in 60 Years

UK drinkers are continuing to reduce their alcohol consumption, with 2009 seeing the sharpest year-on-year decline since 1948, according to newly published figures from the British Beer & Pub Association. This, and other major changes affecting the UK beer market are revealed in the newly published BBPA Statistical Handbook 2010.
There was a sharp, 6% decline […]

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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, according to a new report commissioned by the Food and Drink Federation from the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge. From May 2008 […]

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