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Northern Irish packaging firm to capitalise on growth with £2 million investment

    Northern Irish packaging firm to capitalise on growth with £2 million investment

Food packaging manufacturer Boran-Mopack has created 10 new jobs with their £2.4 million investment as part of an export growth drive in Strabane, Co. Tyrone.
Boosted by Invest NI funding of £250,000, the company aims to double exports over the next couple of years after significant investment in machinery and equipment.
Boran-Mopack is part of the Boran […]

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Kellogg establishes VC fund

Kellogg is to establish eighteen94 capital to make minority investments in companies pursuing next-generation innovation, bolstering access to cutting-edge ideas and trends. The investment mandate includes start-up businesses pioneering new ingredients, foods, packaging, and enabling technology.
“As consumer preferences move toward more diverse tastes and trends, the pace of innovation in the packaged food industry continues […]

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Smart packaging company Hive announces £2.5m investment

Loughborough-based smart packaging company Hive has announced an investment of £2.5 million from private equity firm Encore Capital, which will allow it to transform its business by enabling a shift to a more subscription-based model.
The ultimate ambition is to give every consumer packaged goods pack a unique identity that facilitates engaging on-pack promotions, allowing brands […]

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PureCircle is to invest in Indian stevia production

Stevia ingredients company, PureCircle has announced its plans to invest in India’s stevia infrastructure over the next five years, partnering with thousands of Indian farmers to plant 5,000 hectares of stevia and eventually build a stevia processing facility in India.
“Our investment in India signals the huge potential we see in this market for stevia as a […]

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Greencroft Bottling invests £3m in filling lines

Contract bottler Greencroft Bottling has invested £3m in filling lines and labellers at its facility in County Durham.
The investment means the firm now has seven production lines, increasing capacity of the wine and spirit bottling facility by 25%, allowing filling up to 90,000 bottles and boxes of wine per hour.
Greencroft is one of the largest […]

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Linpac invests £1.2 million in machinery

A £1.2m investment in machinery will enable leading fresh food packaging manufacturer, Linpac, to produce a further 200 million expanded polystyrene (EPS) trays each year at its St Helens manufacturing site in the North West.
The investment will see existing extruders and thermoformers upgraded to further enhance the quality, environmental benefits and cost effectiveness of packs […]

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General Mills invests in cottage cheese

Irvine, California-based cottage cheese company good culture has announced that it has closed a $2.1 million strategic financing round with lead investments from CAVU venture partners, and 301 INC, General Mills’ new business development and venture unit.
“We are excited to announce our newest partnership with good culture and look forward to developing and bringing such […]

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Stora Enso invests €63m in China and Sweden

Finnish pulp and paper manufacturer Stora Enso is investing €63m to increase consumer board and biomaterials capabilities in China and Sweden.
Of the proposed investment, €31m will be spent on a polyethylene (PE) coating line in the new consumer board mill in Beihai, China. The line is expected to enter service in the second quarter of […]

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Nestlé invests in Pronutria

Nestlé Health Science has made a strategic investment of $42.5 million in Pronutria Biosciences (Cambridge, MA, USA). Pronutria is pioneering a pipeline of oral therapeutic and nutritional biologics, called Pronutrein proteins. These target imbalances in amino acid profiles – the foundation of human protein – that are now understood to have underlying roles in a […]

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Elanders invests in staff training

The print, packaging and supply chain company’s administration assistant Nicole Degnan has enrolled on a Level 3, Print Administration Modern Apprenticeship and trainee printer Craig Reid has signed up to a Professional Development Award (PDA).
Chris Hewitt, managing director at Elanders said: “We’re proud of the talent we have at Elanders and want to up-skill to […]

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Rhythm Superfood closes $3m financing round

Rhythm Superfood, an Austin-based company known for creating organic and non-GMO innovative plant-based superfood snacks, announced that it has closed a $3 million Series C financing round with a lead investment from 301 INC, General Mills’ new business development and venturing unit.
Additional investors include the CircleUp Growth Fund. The round was filled exclusively through CircleUp, […]

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Ingredion to invest $30m in Mexico

Ingredion has announced that it plans to invest approximately $30 million in Mexico to expand capacity at the company’s San Juan del Rio manufacturing facility.
Over the past several years, the company said that this facility has been increasing production to support the growth demands of Ingredion’s core and specialty products. The expansion project is expected […]

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Xolution secures €45m investment for next generation resealable can-ends

Xolution GmbH has successfully closed a €45m equity investment round with the Singapore-based equity fund Inventure Management Pte Ltd to fund the production capacity increase for Xolution’s next generation XO2.0 resealable beverage can technology.
Xolution plans to use the investment proceeds to increase its annual worldwide production capacity to over 1bn can-ends.
Inventure brings to Xolution an […]

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Benders to boost production with £9m investment

    Benders to boost production with £9m investment

Benders Paper Cups is expanding its manufacturing capacity and increasing production by 40% through a £9m finance package from Lloyds Bank. The rise of demand for sustainability has boosted business at the Wrexham-based company, with sales rising 10%.
Management predicts the business will double in size and achieve a turnover of £40m.
Investment in machinery and the […]

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Leeways invest £2.4m in new machinery

    Leeways invest £2.4m in new machinery

Leeways Packaging Services has invested in a new Illig RDK 80K automatic pressure forming machines. The kit is installed at its production facility based in Gloucestershire.
This recent acquisition is in addition to the £2m already invested over the last 24 months on various plant and machinery increasing their capacity up to 900 million trays per year.
This […]

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Nestle Strengthens Capacity in Europe With New Investment in Hungary

    Nestle Strengthens Capacity in Europe With New Investment in Hungary

Nestle is strengthening its production capacity in Europe, investing more than SFr54 million (Eu45 million) to extend its Purina pet food factory in Hungary. The extension to the factory in the town of Buk will create about 150 new jobs by the end of 2012.
Nestle’s latest investment in the factory is part of its long-term […]

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Nestle Strengthens Nespresso With €250 Million Investment in Switzerland

    Nestle Strengthens Nespresso With €250 Million Investment in Switzerland

Nestle is strengthening its premium portioned coffee brand Nespresso by investing SFr300 million (Eur250 million) to meet growing consumer demand worldwide. The company is to build a new factory in Romont in the Swiss canton of Fribourg to increase coffee capsule production.
Nespresso’s third production site will boost employment in the region, creating 400 new direct […]

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PepsiCo UK to Invest £15.2 Million at Walkers

    PepsiCo UK to Invest £15.2 Million at Walkers

PepsiCo UK is investing £15.2 million in its Walkers snacks manufacturing campus at Leicester. The investment will support the introduction of a new production line making kettle-fried potato crisps, such as the Red Sky and Walkers Extra Crunchy varieties.
PepsiCo is also hiring 110 people as part of the expansion programme. First established in Leicester in […]

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Dairygold to Invest €130 Million in Capacity Expansion

    Dairygold to Invest €130 Million in Capacity Expansion

Irish dairy co-operative Dairygold is preparing to invest Eur130 million in its processing facilities in Malow, Mitchelstown and Mogeely. The move is in preparation for the ending of milk quotas in 2015 which offers Dairygold its first real opportunity in more than 30 year for substantial dairy growth.
Dairygold currently processes about 960 million litres of […]

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Nestle Boosts Dairy Interests in Asia

Nestle is strengthening its dairy industry interests in Asia with the opening of a new UHT milk factory in Sri Lanka. The factory builds on the company’s recent investments in dairy development in China and India. It will produce ready-to-drink brands such as Milo and Nespray at Nestle’s existing manufacturing site in the Sri Lankan […]

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Tennent Caledonian Breweries Launches £4 Million Bottling

    Tennent Caledonian Breweries Launches £4 Million Bottling

Scotland’s most historic and successful brewery, Tennent Caledonian Breweries, has opened a new £4 million state-of-the-art bottling line at its famous Wellpark site in Glasgow. Situated within Wellpark’s 2000 square metre packaging hall, the new £4 million line gives Tennent Caledonian the largest and most technologically advanced beer bottling operation in Scotland, with the capacity […]

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Coca-Cola Continues Strong Investment in China

    Coca-Cola Continues Strong Investment in China

The Coca-Cola Company has opened its 42 and largest bottling plant in China. Located in Yingkou, Liaoning, the new production facility spans an area of more than 170,000 square meters (42 acres), the represents a $160 million investment in China and is part of a three-year, $4 billion investment plan announced last year that underscores […]

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Vion Investing £11.5 Million to Upgrade Northern Ireland Plant

  Vion Investing £11.5 Million to Upgrade Northern Ireland Plant

Vion Food UK is investing £11.5 million to enhance its processing facilities at Cookstown in Northern Ireland, with the creation of 164 new jobs. The Cookstown facility is the largest pig processing site inNorthern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and among the largest in the UK, producing pork, sausages, bacon and cooked meats.
The company’s […]

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William Grant to Invest €35 Million in New Irish Whiskey Distillery

  William Grant to Invest €35 Million in New Irish Whiskey Distillery

William Grant & Sons, the owner of Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey brand, plans to invest in a new, state-of-the-art pot still whiskey and malt whiskey distillery in Tullamore, bringing whiskey production back to the Irish town for the first time since the original distillery closed in 1954. The €35 million investment will meet the long-term […]

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Morrisons Intends to be UK’s Biggest Fresh Food Manufacturer

  Morrisons Intends to be UK’s Biggest Fresh Food Manufacturer

Grocery retailer Morrisons plans to become the UK’s largest fresh food manufacturer. New plans include a £21 million investment to increase the company’s capacity at its abattoir in Colne, Lancashire. Morrisons is the only retailer to buy livestock from the farm and process them at its abattoirs in Colne, Spalding, Lincolnshire and Turriff, Aberdeenshire.
The expansion […]

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Diageo Planning £150 Million Scotch Whisky Project

  Diageo Planning £150 Million Scotch Whisky Project

Diageo is planning to develop new warehouse storage facilities for Scotch whisky at Cluny in Fife, costing in the region of £150 million. The world’s largest spirits producer is reported to be seeking permission from Fife Council to construct 46 warehouses for the maturation of Scotch whisky stocks in line with the continued expansion of […]

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Tesco Announces New UK Investment

  Tesco Announces New UK Investment

Tesco has announced that it will create 20,000 new jobs in the UK over the next two years through a significant investment in customer service, refreshing existing stores and opening new ones. At the heart of the investment programme, Tesco plans to deliver new levels of excellence in customer service across its stores. Starting immediately, […]

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Carlsberg UK Investing £20 Million in New Bottling Plant

  Carlsberg UK Investing £20 Million in New Bottling Plant

Carlsberg UK is investing £20 million in a new bottling plant at its brewer site inNorthampton, where the Carlsberg, Tuborg and San Miguel brands are produced. The 7,000 sq m facility, which has now been approved by West Northamptonshire Development Corporation’s planning committee is due to come on stream in 2013.
“Carlsberg UK is committed to […]

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Nescafe Dolce Gusto Expands in Europe

  Nescafe Dolce Gusto Expands in Europe

Nestle is strengthening one of its fastest growing businesses in Europe with a Eur220 million (over SFr265 million) investment in building a new Nescafe Dolce Gusto factory in Germany, the largest market for the brand worldwide. Nescafe Dolce Gusto is Nestle’s machine and capsule ‘coffee shop experience-at-home’ system for both hot and cold drinks. It […]

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The Scottish Salmon Company Reveals £40 Million Expansion Plans

  The Scottish Salmon Company Reveals £40 Million Expansion Plans

The Scottish Salmon Company has unveiled plans to invest over £40 million to expand its business over the next five years, resulting in the creation of over 100 jobs across the West Coast and islands of Scotland. The Scottish based and operated salmon farming company’s five-year development plan envisages establishing ten new farm sites, increasing […]

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Arla Foods UK Begins Construction on £150 Million Dairy

  Arla Foods UK Begins Construction on £150 Million Dairy

Arla Foods UK has commenced building work for its £150 million fresh milk dairy in Aylesbury. Work started on site on 6 February 2012, and is expected to take 75 weeks to complete.
Once completed, the dairy will process and pack up to one billion litres of milk per year. The project is being 100% funded […]

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Pukka Pies Continues UK Expansion With £7 Million Investment

  Pukka Pies Continues UK Expansion With £7 Million Investment

UK independent bakery company Pukka Pies has officially opened a new£7 million extension to its factory in Leicestershire, facilitating a 50% increase in production. Established in 1963, Pukka Pies currently produces over 60 million pies annually and employs more than 300 people. It supplies about 12,000 fish and chip shops across the UK as well […]

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AG Barr Planning £40 Million Facility in England

  AG Barr Planning £40 Million Facility in England

Scottish soft drinks manufacturer AG Barr is reported to be planning to extend its presence still further south of the border by building a new £40 million bottling and distribution centre in England. AG Barr currently operates factories at Cumbernauld, Dunbar and Forfar in Scotland along with a production site at Tredegar in South Wales. […]

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Nestle to Restructure UK Coffee Operations

  Nestle to Restructure UK Coffee Operations

Nestle UK has unveiled proposals for a further £200 million extension to its Nescafe factory in Tutbury, Derbyshire, but will close its coffee factory at Hayes. The investment at Tutbury is in addition to the £110 million extension to the Nescafe Dolce Gusto facility at the site announced in November 2011. For the first time […]

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Kraft Foods to Restructure UK Confectionery Operations

  Kraft Foods to Restructure UK Confectionery Operations

Kraft Foods plans to invest £50 million in its UK confectionery manufacturing operations while cutting the workforce by 200 people. The 200 jobs will be shed at Kraft’s sites at Bournville, Birmingham, Chirk in Wrexham, north Wales, and Marlbrook in Herefordshire. The cuts will be made through redeployment and voluntary redundancies over two years from […]

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Irish Distillers to Invest of €100 Million to Expand Midleton Distillery

  Irish Distillers to Invest of €100 Million to Expand Midleton Distillery

In response to the continued growth of its Jameson Irish whiskey brand on world markets, Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard has announced a €100 million investment in the expansion of its distillery in Midleton, CountyCork. In the year to end June 2011, a total of 3.4 million cases of Jameson were sold worldwide.
 
The Distillery in Midleton […]

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Coca-Cola Enterprises to Invest £50 Million in Great Britain

  Coca-Cola Enterprises to Invest £50 Million in Great Britain

Coca-Cola Enterprises is demonstrating its commitment to manufacturing in Great Britain with a £50 million investment programme across three of its sites. The investment at its Wakefield, East Kilbride and Sidcup manufacturing facilities forms a crucial part of CCE’s strategy to grow its business whilst reducing the impact of its operations on the environment, with […]

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Danone to Invest €6 Million to Expand French Water Site

  Danone to Invest €6 Million to Expand French Water Site

Danone is to invest Eur6.2 million to expand capacity at its bottled water production plant at Salvetat in France. Part of the expenditure will be used to drill for new water sources, with Eur1 million a year allocated for this purpose.
 
Danone also plans to construct a new 5,000 sq m warehouse to store 3 million […]

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Nestle Invests £110 Million in UK Coffee Factory

  Nestle Invests £110 Million in UK Coffee Factory

Nestle is investing £110 million in its Nescafe Dolce Gusto factory in the UK, creating 300 new jobs and tripling coffee capsule production. The investment will expand the factory, located in Tutbury in Derbyshire, and its workforce. It is the latest in a series of multi-million pound investments Nestle has made in the UK over […]

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New £35 Million Buxton Water Facility to Come on Stream in 2012

  New £35 Million Buxton Water Facility to Come on Stream in 2012

Nestle Waters is investing more than £35 million in a new state-of-the-art factory at Buxton in England. The culmination of many years of research and development, the factory will be one of Europe’s most innovative and efficient bottling facilities when it opens in Spring 2012.
 
The new factory based at Waterswallows in Buxton will, for the first […]

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Barry Callebaut Extends Swedish Production Site

  Barry Callebaut Extends Swedish Production Site

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, has inaugurated an extension to its dedicated spray-drying production facility in Kagerod in southern Sweden. This SFr10 million (Eur8 million) investment increases the capacity of Barry Callebaut’s centre of competence for beverages for producing spray dried products by up to 50%.
 
With the capacity extension […]

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Coca-Cola System Investing $2 Billion in India

  Coca-Cola System Investing $2 Billion in India

The Coca-Cola Company and its bottling partners will invest $2 billion in India over the next five years, beginning in 2012, to further capture the opportunity in the country’s non-alcoholic ready-to-drink (NARTD) beverage market. India is a strategic growth country for The Coca-Cola Company, ranking among its top 10 markets in volume globally and as […]

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Nestle Continues to Drive Growth in Europe €10 Million Investment in Spain

  Nestle Continues to Drive Growth in Europe €10 Million Investment in Spain

Nestle is continuing to drive its growth in Europe with a €10 million (more than SFr12 million) investment to produce different varieties of chocolate in Spain. The company has installed a new production line for moulding chocolates at its factory in La Penilla de Cayon in the north of the country. It is one of […]

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Nestle Expands Russian Coffee Factory

  Nestle Expands Russian Coffee Factory

Nestle has completed a SFr240 million (Eur195 million) expansion of its soluble coffee factory in Timashevsk, Russia. Located in the Krasnodar region, the site is Nestle’s largest soluble coffee factory in Europe. It is also the company’s biggest investment project in Russia so far.
 
The factory uses advanced freeze-dry technology to make Nescafe coffee products for […]

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NOM UK Plans £100 Million Expansion

  NOM UK Plans £100 Million Expansion

British yoghurt produced NOM UK plans to invest up to £110 million over the coming years to expand its production plant inShropshire, with the creation of 350 jobs. Based at Telford, the dairy only commenced production in December 2008 following investment of £60 million. The new investment will double the size of the dairy, which […]

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Pobeda to Expand Output

  Pobeda to Expand Output

Pobeda, the leading manufacturer of biscuits and mini cakes in Bulgaria, is to expand output by a third following investment of lev 10 million (Eur5 million) in two new production lines. About 46% of the investment was provided by the European Regional Development Fund. Based at Bourgas, Pobeda had flat sales in 2010 of lev […]

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Milk Link to Invest £20 Million to Expand Lockerbie Creamery

  Milk Link to Invest £20 Million to Expand Lockerbie Creamery

Milk Link, the UK’s largest cheese maker owned by over 1,600 dairy farmers, is to invest £20 million to transform its Lockerbie Creamery in Scotland, enhancing both its capacity and capabilities and making it one of the UK’s leading Cheddar production facilities. The investment will make Lockerbie the biggest dairy processing facility in Scotland and […]

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Nestle to Increase Production in Thailand

  Nestle to Increase Production in Thailand

Nestle will invest more than SFr98 million (Eur83 million) in Thailand to increase manufacturing of its products including coffee and ice cream. The two year investment will support the expansion of the company’s existing factories in Thailand, as well as the construction of a new Nestle Quality Assurance Centre.
 
The plans aim to meet the growing […]

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Dr Oetker to Build North American Pizza Factory

  Dr Oetker to Build North American Pizza Factory

Dr Oetker is to construct its first frozen pizza factory in North America. The German-based frozen foods group plans to build the factory in Ontario, Canada, at a cost of $50m – its largest investment outside Europe.
When completed, the new factory will produce 50m frozen pizzas a year for both the Canadian and US markets.

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Nestle Opens SFr45 Million Purina Factory Extension in Hungary

  Nestle Opens SFr45 Million Purina Factory Extension in Hungary

Nestle has opened a new pet food factory extension in Hungary producing Purina brands such as Felix, Friskies and Gourmet. With an investment of over SFr45m (Eur38m), the 10,000 sq m factory extension – equipped with four new production lines and new pouch-packaging technology – now forms part of the manufacturing factory site in the […]

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English Cereals and Meat-free Foods Company to Expand

The Brecks Company, a cereals and meet-free foods business, is to invest £3m at its factory in North Yorkshire, England, in next generation production technology, which will also lead to a doubling of staff numbers. Work starts this summer on building two new 30,000 sq ft manufacturing facilities to enhance production at Selby-based Brecks, after […]

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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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Investment to Expand Irish Seafood Processing Sector

  Investment to Expand Irish Seafood Processing Sector

The Irish Government has allocated grant aid of Eur1.7m for 18 companies towards a total investment package of Eur7.4m to enhance efficiency within the Irish seafood processing industry. The initiative is expected to create 158 new jobs in the sector over a three years period.
Amongst the companies approved for Government support is Cork-based Fastnet Mussels […]

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PepsiCo Invests £8.5 Million in Quaker Mill as Porridge Sales Soar

  PepsiCo Invests £8.5 Million in Quaker Mill as Porridge Sales Soar

PepsiCo UK is investing £8.5 million in its Quaker Oats site at Cupar in Fife, Scotland, in order to meet increasing consumer demand for Quaker’s hot cereals, which have grown by 13% over the last year. Quaker Oats will benefit from a new state-of-the-art plant based at the Cupar site, helping to boost its oat […]

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