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Carlsberg Group to acquire Britvic for £3.3 billion

  Carlsberg Group to acquire Britvic for £3.3 billion

The boards of the Carlsberg Group and Britvic PLC have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash offer

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Explore innovative processing and packaging technologies at PPMA Show

  Explore innovative processing and packaging technologies at PPMA Show

Established over 35 years ago, the PPMA Show is recognised as the UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery exhibition. Each

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Construction commences on Diageo’s €200 million brewery in County Kildare

  Construction commences on Diageo’s €200 million brewery in County Kildare

The sod has been turned on Diageo’s new €200 million state-of-the-art carbon neutral brewery in Littleconnell, Newbridge, County Kildare.  The

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Enterprise Ireland-supported companies in the food and drink sector spent €165 million on R&D activities in 2023

  Enterprise Ireland-supported companies in the food and drink sector spent €165 million on R&D activities in 2023

Enterprise Ireland saw investment in R&D activities by companies it supports in the Food and Drink sector reach €165 million

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Lidl Ireland gives a €30 million ‘Kickstart’ to over 250 Irish producers

  Lidl Ireland gives a €30 million ‘Kickstart’ to over 250 Irish producers

Lidl Ireland is set to give a ‘Kickstart’ to a new batch of 48 Irish producers from across the country

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Dawn Meats signs €125 million contract with ALDI

  Dawn Meats signs €125 million contract with ALDI

ALDI Ireland has announced a new €125 million contract with supplier Dawn Meats. This is a significant contract, worth €25 million

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The Role of Advanced Packaging Solutions in Minimizing Food Waste

  The Role of Advanced Packaging Solutions in Minimizing Food Waste

The issue of food waste has become a pressing global concern due to its far-reaching environmental implications. One-third of all

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Kerry Dairy Ireland opens state-of-the-art cheestrings facility in Charleville

  Kerry Dairy Ireland opens state-of-the-art cheestrings facility in Charleville

Kerry Dairy Ireland, a division of Kerry Group, has announced the official opening of its new Cheestrings facility in Charleville,

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Food manufacturers dominate inaugural Made Smarter Adoption Awards

  Food manufacturers dominate inaugural Made Smarter Adoption Awards

UK food manufacturers pursuing digital transformation have been celebrated at the launch of the Made Smarter Adoption Awards. The Awards champion manufacturing

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ALDI records €1.1 billion spend with Irish suppliers in 2023 and economic impact of €757 million, as retailer marks 25 years in Ireland

  ALDI records €1.1 billion spend with Irish suppliers in 2023 and economic impact of €757 million, as retailer marks 25 years in Ireland

ALDI’s economic contribution to Ireland in 2023 was €757 million as the retailer spent €1.1 billion with Irish suppliers, according

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Müller confirms acquisition of Yew Tree Dairy

  Müller confirms acquisition of Yew Tree Dairy

Müller has reached an agreement to acquire Yew Tree Dairy. Yew Tree Dairy, which is based in in Skelmersdale, West

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Myco launches plant-based range that could ‘revolutionise’ food production in the UK

  Myco launches plant-based range that could ‘revolutionise’ food production in the UK

Plant-based burgers and bangers that could “revolutionise” food production in the UK have finally hit the shelves. MYCO’s pioneering range

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Diageo undertakes paper-based bottle trial for Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur

  Diageo undertakes paper-based bottle trial for Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur

Diageo, the maker of Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky, Don Julio Tequila and Guinness, has trialed paper-based packaging for Baileys, the

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Promising trends as Foodservice Price Index shows UK inflation levels approaching normality

  Promising trends as Foodservice Price Index shows UK inflation levels approaching normality

The latest Foodservice Price Index report from Prestige Purchasing and CGA brings encouraging news for the UK foodservice industry, with inflation rates returning towards more

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Discover cutting-edge processing and packaging machinery at PPMA Show

  Discover cutting-edge processing and packaging machinery at PPMA Show

The UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery exhibition, PPMA Show, will return to the NEC in Birmingham between 24-26 September

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PepsiCo invests £8 million in Lincolnshire factory to meet soaring demand for Pipers Crisps

  PepsiCo invests £8 million in Lincolnshire factory to meet soaring demand for Pipers Crisps

PepsiCo, one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies, has today announced an £8 million investment in its Pipers

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Diageo to invest €100 million at St James’s Gate site in Dublin

  Diageo to invest €100 million at St James’s Gate site in Dublin

Diageo has announced plans to invest over €100 million to decarbonise its historic St. James’s Gate site in Dublin 8,

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Carlingford Oyster Company invests in new production facilities

  Carlingford Oyster Company invests in new production facilities

The award-winning Carlingford Oyster Company has improved efficiencies and the quality of its harvest following an investment of more than

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Ireland’s food and drink producers get welcome boost from Maxol’s Homegrown programme

  Ireland’s food and drink producers get welcome boost from Maxol’s Homegrown programme

Having received over 100 applications in 2023 from food and drinks businesses all looking for support, mentorship and an opportunity

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Dale Farm to invest £70 million in Country Tyrone facility

  Dale Farm to invest £70 million in Country Tyrone facility

UK dairy co-operative Dale Farm is investing £70 million in its cheddar processing facility at Dunmanbridge, County Tyrone. The expansion

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CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index sees UK inflation dip below 10% for the first time in two years

  CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index sees UK inflation dip below 10% for the first time in two years

Inflation as measured by the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index (FPI) fell below 10% in March for the first time in

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Reducing Manufacturing Waste for Cost Efficiency

  Reducing Manufacturing Waste for Cost Efficiency

By Kati Hope, Global Account Manager, Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection This article looks at how food manufacturers can enhance the optimisation

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Campari Group completes €1 billion acquisition of Courvoisier

  Campari Group completes €1 billion acquisition of Courvoisier

Campari Group has announced the successful completion of the acquisition of 100% of Beam Holdings France S.A.S. (now renamed Courvoisier Holding

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Arla Foods Ingredients to acquire Volac’s Whey Nutrition business

  Arla Foods Ingredients to acquire Volac’s Whey Nutrition business

Arla Foods Ingredients has reached an agreement to acquire Volac’s Whey Nutrition business. The UK-based Volac group specialises in turning

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Norbev increases turnover by over 50% following £300,000 investment in skills development

  Norbev increases turnover by over 50% following £300,000 investment in skills development

Ballymena -based soft drinks manufacturer, Norbev has increased its turnover by over 50 per cent following an investment of almost

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The next generation of on premise consumers: how to win Ireland’s Gen Z spend

  The next generation of on premise consumers: how to win Ireland’s Gen Z spend

Gen Z consumers are some of most frequent visitors to Ireland’s pubs, bars and restaurants. However, younger adults have been

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Glanbia to expand its Nutritional Solutions business with $300 million acquisition

  Glanbia to expand its Nutritional Solutions business with $300 million acquisition

Glanbia plc, the Better Nutrition company, has agreed to acquire US-based Flavor Producers LLC for an initial consideration of $300

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Booze brands remain on top in annual ranking of top 25 Irish brands

  Booze brands remain on top in annual ranking of top 25 Irish brands

Valued at EUR2.4 billion, Guinness remains the most valuable Irish brand for the third consecutive year, according to new data from Brand Finance, the

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Refresco expands in North America

  Refresco expands in North America

Refresco, the global independent beverage solutions provider for global, national, and emerging (GNE) brands and retailers in Europe, North America,

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Deposit Return Scheme surpasses 20 million drinks containers collected since launch

  Deposit Return Scheme surpasses 20 million drinks containers collected since launch

Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme, Re-turn, has achieved a significant milestone, collecting over 20 million drinks containers since its inception on

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DS Smith, invests €6 million in state of the art 4-colour converting machine for EERBEEK Packaging Plant in the Netherlands in response to demand for Sustainable Plastic Replacement & Fibre-Based Packaging Solutions

  DS Smith, invests €6 million in state of the art 4-colour converting machine for EERBEEK Packaging Plant in the Netherlands in response to demand for Sustainable Plastic Replacement & Fibre-Based Packaging Solutions

LONDON, Wednesday 3rd April 2024 – DS Smith, a leading global sustainable fibre-based packaging company, is investing in its Eerbeek

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Arla Foods Ingredients showcases solutions to boost nutritional value of cheese

  Arla Foods Ingredients showcases solutions to boost nutritional value of cheese

Arla Foods Ingredients is demonstrating how manufacturers can meet demand for high-protein cheese products that combine nutritional quality with indulgence.

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Bord Bia appoints two new market specialists for North America

  Bord Bia appoints two new market specialists for North America

Bord Bia has appointed two new market specialists to the North American market. These roles focus on the drinks market

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Leading lubricant manufacturer removes PFAS from entire product range

  Leading lubricant manufacturer removes PFAS from entire product range

One of the world’s biggest food lubricant manufacturers ROCOL has announced it will be removing per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from

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Arla Foods to invest €210 million in English dairy

  Arla Foods to invest €210 million in English dairy

Farmer-owned Arla Foods, one of the world’s leading mozzarella producers, has announced its largest ever investment – €210 million –

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UK SME manufacturers in the food and drink sector prepare for digital future with leadership programmes

  UK SME manufacturers in the food and drink sector prepare for digital future with leadership programmes

UK food and drink manufacturers have been empowered with the vision, skills and drive to pursue smarter manufacturing through Made

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Richard Williams appointed CEO of Müller Yogurt & Desserts

  Richard Williams appointed CEO of Müller Yogurt & Desserts

Richard Williams (pictured) has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Müller Yogurt & Desserts (MYD) in the UK &

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Chivas Brothers Chairman and CEO Jean-Etienne Gourgues assumes Chair of Scotch Whisky Association Council

  Chivas Brothers Chairman and CEO Jean-Etienne Gourgues assumes Chair of Scotch Whisky Association Council

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has announced the appointment of Jean-Etienne Gourgues (pictured) as the new Chair of the SWA

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Bord Bia launches 2024 trade events plan to support Irish exports internationally

  Bord Bia launches 2024 trade events plan to support Irish exports internationally

Bord Bia has announced its international trade programme of activity for 2024 including ministerial-led trade missions and a calendar of

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Armagh company Davison Canners secures new business following £6 million investment

  Armagh company Davison Canners secures new business following £6 million investment

Armagh-based food manufacturer, Davison Canners, has invested £6 million in a new manufacturing facility outside Portadown. As a result of the

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Solar powered soft drinks: 75% of the electricity used to make Britvic brands in Britain now comes from the sun

  Solar powered soft drinks: 75% of the electricity used to make Britvic brands in Britain now comes from the sun

75% of the electricity now being used to make Britvic soft drinks in Great Britain – from Fruit Shoot to

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Resilient Scotch Whisky Industry reaches £5.6 billion global exports despite ‘challenging’ 2023

  Resilient Scotch Whisky Industry reaches £5.6 billion global exports despite ‘challenging’ 2023

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has released global export figures that show the value of Scotch exports topped £5.6 billion

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Mixed outlook for British hospitality in 2024 after 800 licensed premises lost in Q4

  Mixed outlook for British hospitality in 2024 after 800 licensed premises lost in Q4

Britain’s number of licensed premises dropped by 0.8% in the fourth quarter of 2023, the latest Hospitality Market Monitor from CGA by NIQ and AlixPartners reveals. The

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Lidl Ireland announces €1.6 billion worth of goods and services procured from Irish suppliers and business partners in 2023

  Lidl Ireland announces €1.6 billion worth of goods and services procured from Irish suppliers and business partners in 2023

Lidl Ireland has announced that more than €1.6 billion worth of goods and services was procured from Irish suppliers and

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A third of Irish consumers are drinking more low and non-alcohol drinks, says CGA’s OPUS survey

  A third of Irish consumers are drinking more low and non-alcohol drinks, says CGA’s OPUS survey

A third (33%) of Irish consumers have increased the frequency that they drink low and non-alcoholic alternatives in the past

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Ornua appoints Conor Galvin as Chief Executive Officer

  Ornua appoints Conor Galvin as Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Ornua Co-operative has announced the appointment of Conor Galvin (pictured) as Chief Executive. Ornua is Ireland’s largest

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Diageo contributes €13 billion to Europe’s economy every year

  Diageo contributes €13 billion to Europe’s economy every year

A new report from Oxford Economics shows that Diageo – a global leader in beverage alcohol, with brands including Johnnie

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ALDI invested another €1.1 billion with Irish suppliers in 2023

  ALDI invested another €1.1 billion with Irish suppliers in 2023

ALDI has announced that it has spent €1.1 billion with Irish suppliers in 2023, a year which saw the opening

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Food and drink makers secure Made Smarter backing

  Food and drink makers secure Made Smarter backing

SME manufacturers in the UK food and drink sector are the latest to secure backing from Made Smarter’s trailblazing adoption

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BIA Innovator Campus — the first National Centre of Excellence for Irish start-up, micro and small food businesses — officially opens in Athenry following an €8 million capital investment

  BIA Innovator Campus — the first National Centre of Excellence for Irish start-up, micro and small food businesses — officially opens in Athenry following an €8 million capital investment

Ireland’s first National Centre of Excellence dedicated to supporting start-up, micro and small food businesses has been officially opened in

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