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Oakland International Selected as Ireland Distribution Partner by Kepak

Supply chain and food distribution specialist Oakland International has been appointed by food innovator Kepak Convenience Foods to distribute their Convenience range of products for the three major retailers in

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Irish Grocery Market Shows Biggest Decline Since 2010

    Irish Grocery Market Shows Biggest Decline Since 2010

The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland for the 12 weeks ending 8 July 2012 show the grocery market has fallen by 1.3% compared with the same

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Glanbia to Close Yoplait Yoghurt Facility

    Glanbia to Close Yoplait Yoghurt Facility

Glanbia, the Irish and international nutritional solutions and cheese group, is selling the Yoplait franchise forIreland back to brand owner Yoplait for a cash consideration of €18 million. However, as

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New Technology Transfer Strategy For Irish Food Companies

    New Technology Transfer Strategy For Irish Food Companies

A new Food Technology and Knowledge Transfer Strategy to support Irish food companies has been launched in Dublin by Teagasc, the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority. Teagasc’s Portfolio of

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Hain Celestial Makes Strategic Irish Acquisition

    Hain Celestial Makes Strategic Irish Acquisition

Hain Celestial Group, the US-based natural and organic products manufacturer, is extending its international presence into Ireland with the acquisition of Cully & Sully. Cully & Sully is a marketer

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€6 Billion Irish Food Service Industry Unites

    €6 Billion Irish Food Service Industry Unites

The Irish food service sector has joined forces to create a new industry body – The Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance (IFSA). Previously the Catering Equipment Association (CEA), the IFSA has

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Dairygold Reports Strong 2011 Performance

    Dairygold Reports Strong 2011 Performance

Strong returns from international dairy markets and increasing on farm milk production, which created higher processing throughputs, helped Dairygold, the Irish farmers co-operative, to generate an operating profit on its core

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Bord Bia and Tesco Assist Irish Companies to Grow at Retail Level

    Bord Bia and Tesco Assist Irish Companies to Grow at Retail Level

Bord Bia (the Irish Food Board) and Tesco have developed a programme, to help food and drink companies to develop the required skills to achieve sustainable growth at multiple retail

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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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Diageo to Invest €153 Million in Dublin Brewery

    Diageo to Invest €153 Million in Dublin Brewery

Diageo is to make a capital investment of Eur153 million in a brewing centre of excellence at its famous St James’s Gate site in Dublin. The decision follows a major

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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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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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FoodCentral – A New National Food Park For Ireland

    FoodCentral – A New National Food Park For Ireland

The development of FoodCentral, a national food park, strategically located on a 113-hectare site beside Dublin Airport and close to Dublin Port, is now underway in Ireland. A master plan

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Business is Good For Irish Fairtrade

    Business is Good For Irish Fairtrade

Contrary to what might be expected during the recession, Fairtrade sales continue to grow in Ireland. In 2010 consumer spending on Fairtrade Certified products grew by an impressive 17%, from

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Irish Regional Bakery Saved

    Irish Regional Bakery Saved

The fresh bread element of Gallagher’s Bakery in Ardara, County Donegal, has been saved from closure following its acquisition by managing director Declan Gallagher for an undisclosed amount. Declan Gallagher

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Small Irish Food Businesses Demonstrate Resilience

Small food businesses in Ireland are continuing to demonstrate strong growth both on the domestic and export markets, according to new figures released by Bord Bia. Bord Bia works with

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Consolidation in Irish Grain and Feed Industry

Irish agri-nutrition and food company Origin Enterprises, which is 71% owned by international bakery group Aryzta, has together with W&R Barnett completed the transaction to establish an all-Ireland grain and

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Irish Bakery Closure

Gallagher’s Bakery, based in Ardara, County Donegal, is closing its frozen bread section with the loss of 124 jobs. Gallagher’s specialises in producing part baked frozen breads under the French

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Glanbia Expands Irish Milk Business

    Glanbia Expands Irish Milk Business

Glanbia, the international nutritional ingredients and cheese group, is expanding its Irish dairy business with the acquisition of the Limerick-based Dawn liquid milk business from Kerry Group in a deal

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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

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Danone to Invest €50 Million to Expand Irish Baby Food Plant

    Danone to Invest €50 Million to Expand Irish Baby Food Plant

Danone Baby Nutrition plans to invest Eur50m to significantly expand capacity at its baby food manufacturing plant at Macroom in Ireland. A subsidiary of French food and beverages group Danone,

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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 the annual International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC). Cooley Distillery

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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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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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Acquisitions Lift C&C Group as Magners Returns to Growth

  Acquisitions Lift C&C Group as Magners Returns to Growth

Reflecting the impact of acquisitions and a return to volume growth of its Magners brand in Great Britain for the

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Aryzta Well Placed to Benefit From Economic Recovery

  Aryzta Well Placed to Benefit From Economic Recovery

Swiss and international speciality bakery group Aryzta has reported a 2.2% increase in operating profit (including associates and joint ventures)

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Stronger Second Half Performance Drives Growth at Diageo

  Stronger Second Half Performance Drives Growth at Diageo

A stronger second half performance has helped global alcoholic drinks giant Diageo to increase reported operating profit by 6.5% to

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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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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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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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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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United Biscuits Offered For Sale

  United Biscuits Offered For Sale

Private equity firms Blackstone Group and PAI Partners are reported to be seeking to sell British and international biscuits and

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Pfizer Strengthens Infant Food Manufacturing Capabilities in Asia With $100m Investment

Pfizer has invested $100m in the expansion of its Singapore Nutrition Plant, which manufactures nutritional products for infants and children.

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