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AIS doubles capability with massive €700,000 investment

    AIS doubles capability with massive €700,000 investment

Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) Ltd is an Irish owned Automation Solution Provider with a twenty-year history. It recently completed a €700k investment for the acquisition of two additional adjacent units

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Veolia introduces new COVID-19 PPE treatment services

    Veolia introduces new COVID-19 PPE treatment services

Safe collection and disposal of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), used to protect all types of keyworker during the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, has given rise to new challenges for waste

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Packaging manufacturer Frugalpac secures £2m investment

    Packaging manufacturer Frugalpac secures £2m investment

UK-based sustainable packaging firm Frugalpac has secured additional funding of £2m as it prepares for the next stage of development. The company’s directors agreed to the investment at the Annual

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Dairy industry unites to launch £1m consumer campaign

    Dairy industry unites to launch £1m consumer campaign

The UK dairy sector in partnership with Government has announced a new joint-funded campaign to highlight the importance of ‘human connections’ during the current coronavirus crisis. The £1 million promotional

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Sappi’s virtual interpack: The starting signal will sound on 6 May

    Sappi’s virtual interpack: The starting signal will sound on 6 May

Live sessions and product news presented at Sappi’s virtual interpack trade show The globally active paper manufacturer will kick off its virtual trade show with six different live sessions on

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Esterform Packaging boosts delivery for beverage and food industry with £26m funding package from Shawbrook Bank

    Esterform Packaging boosts delivery for beverage and food industry with £26m funding package from Shawbrook Bank

Shawbrook Bank has provided a £26m multi-facility funding solution that enables Esterform Packaging Limited (EPL) – a leading supplier of PET preforms and containers for the beverage, food and household

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New Bounce Back Loans launched this week

    New Bounce Back Loans launched this week

Britain’s small businesses will be able to apply for quick and easy-to access loans of up to £50,000 from today – with the cash expected to land within days. Thousands

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Food industry tested by new-old shopping habits, says Kerry Group

    Food industry tested by new-old shopping habits, says Kerry Group

The new coronavirus will have an enduring disruptive impact on supply chains as consumers revert to the one large, weekly shop typical around a decade ago and stockpile essentials, the

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Drinks Ireland releases seven-point plan to safeguard sector

    Drinks Ireland releases seven-point plan to safeguard sector

The Covid-19 pandemic has severely impacted Ireland’s drinks industry, with the closure of the on-trade and restrictions in supply to many off-trade channels, not just here in Ireland, but across

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Meatless Farm appoints Lidl executive to oversee expansion

    Meatless Farm appoints Lidl executive to oversee expansion

The Yorkshire Post reported that plant-based food company, Meatless Farm, has appointed Erwin Meijer, a senior Lidl executive, to spearhead the expansion, leading a 25-strong office in Amsterdam. The firm

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Arden Fine Foods acquired in MBO

    Arden Fine Foods acquired in MBO

Arden Fine Foods, a leading sourcer and supplier of biscuits and bakery products, has been acquired by its management team, led by Managing Director, Gary Barr, for an undisclosed sum.

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The Hershey Company commits $1 million to production of disposable facemasks

    The Hershey Company commits $1 million to production of disposable facemasks

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced that it is committing $1 million to acquire, install and staff a new manufacturing line dedicated to the production of facemasks. The new line, which will

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BÖWE SYSTEC appoints Lisa Banton as Managing Director for UK & Ireland

    BÖWE SYSTEC appoints Lisa Banton as Managing Director for UK & Ireland

BÖWE SYSTEC, part of the Possehl Group and a leading supplier of smart automation solutions across a wide range of different industries for over 75 years, is delighted to announce

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70% time savings in system configuration and ordering achievable with the Festo Handling Guide Online

    70% time savings in system configuration and ordering achievable with the Festo Handling Guide Online

Machine builders, system designers and project engineers can now configure and create new handling system solutions in record time using the Handling Guide Online from industrial automation specialists Festo. The

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Jenton Ariana’s new high speed pack turner capable of increasing production capacity by 150%

    Jenton Ariana’s new high speed pack turner capable of increasing production capacity by 150%

In line, fully automatic system is capable of rotating trays for top sealing and many other applications from narrow edge leading to long edge leading. Leading manufacturer of high performance

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UK food and drink sector bucks trend as pandemic sees international trade fall in Q1

    UK food and drink sector bucks trend as pandemic sees international trade fall in Q1

Food and drink businesses defied an overall drop in UK exports during the first quarter of 2020 as supply chain disruption and international efforts to combat coronavirus hit overseas sales

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RAP repurposes its specialist food packaging designs and technology to make PPE

    RAP repurposes its specialist food packaging designs and technology to make PPE

One of the UK’s leading food-to-go packaging manufacturers, Rapid Action Packaging (RAP), has turned over its production line to manufacture disposable PPE face shield equipment. The company has already begun

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Safefood Ireland issues food shopping advice in COVID-19 context

    Safefood Ireland issues food shopping advice in COVID-19 context

In the context of COVID-19, Safefood Ireland releases a list of good practices to follow when handling grocery shopping. Safefood Ireland highlighted that there is currently no evidence that COVID-19

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Laird Superfood Completes $10 Million Growth Investment by Danone Manifesto Ventures

    Laird Superfood Completes $10 Million Growth Investment by Danone Manifesto Ventures

Laird Superfood has announced closing a $10 million financing round, funded entirely by Danone Manifesto Ventures (DMV) to support its growth initiatives. Since its launch in 2015, Laird Superfood, creator of plant-based superfood products, has quickly

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Dunnes Stores signs 325,000sqft logistics rental deal with Iput

    Dunnes Stores signs 325,000sqft logistics rental deal with Iput

Irish property company Iput has secured a rental deal with Dunnes Stores, to take a 325,000sqft logistics unit in Damastown Business Park, Mulhuddart, Dublin. This is the largest logistics leasing

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M&S sparks neighbourly action with new fund to mobilise over 1,000 local charities and community groups across the UK

    M&S sparks neighbourly action with new fund to mobilise over 1,000 local charities and community groups across the UK

The M&S family (including M&S Bank and M&S Energy) has recently announced the launch of the new Neighbourly Community Fund. The family of businesses kickstarted the fund with an immediate

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Carbery Group reveals 2019 results with turnover of €434 million

    Carbery Group reveals 2019 results with turnover of €434 million

Carbery Group, the West Cork based international ingredients and cheese company, has reported a solid financial performance for the year ended 31 December 2019, grounded in a commitment to responsible

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Coca-Cola sees slide in Revenues amid coronavirus pandemic

  Coca-Cola sees slide in Revenues amid coronavirus pandemic

The Coca-Cola Company yesterday reported first-quarter 2020 results and provided insight into how the company is navigating through the ongoing

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Glanbia reports a good Q1 with revenues up 17.0%

  Glanbia reports a good Q1 with revenues up 17.0%

Glanbia reported a raise of 17.0% in revenues in Q1 2020 versus prior year due to good demand across both

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Coldstores to reach capacity in two weeks

Coldstores will reach capacity within two weeks warns the Cold Chain Federation in its latest Covid-19 update. Shane Brennan, CEO,

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Irish government to launch recruitment campaign for fruit pickers

  Irish government to launch recruitment campaign for fruit pickers

The Irish government is set to launch a national recruitment campaign to advertise for temporary workers for the horticulture sector.

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Premier Food sees sales jump amid pandemic

  Premier Food sees sales jump amid pandemic

An article published by The Guardian, reveals that Premier Foods has reported a sales surge as the coronavirus lockdown drives demand

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Aldi’s potted herbs switch to recyclable packaging

  Aldi’s potted herbs switch to recyclable packaging

Aldi Ireland announced today that its own-label Irish sourced potted herbs are now packaged in recyclable and home compostable materials.

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Cadbury reveals first image overhaul in 50 years

  Cadbury reveals first image overhaul in 50 years

Cadbury has unveiled a fresh new look for the iconic identities of both Cadbury and Cadbury Dairy Milk, created by

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Irish Consumer confidence drop the largest in twenty four year history

  Irish Consumer confidence drop the largest in twenty four year history

A survey led by KBC reveals that Irish sentiment fall reflects reality of weaker current conditions as well as risk

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Glanbia drops March milk price

  Glanbia drops March milk price

Glanbia Ireland will pay a base milk price for March of 29 cpl (including VAT) for creamery milk at 3.6%

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Bord Bia unveils support measures for food, drink and horticulture businesses

  Bord Bia unveils support measures for food, drink and horticulture businesses

Bord Bia unveils support measures for food, drink and horticulture businesses affected by COVID-19 as part of the Government Supports for

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Mondelēz International uses 3D chocolate-making technology to make medical visors for NHS and frontline staff

  Mondelēz International uses 3D chocolate-making technology to make medical visors for NHS and frontline staff

Mondelēz International, has joined forces with engineering company 3P innovation to help produce thousands of medical visors every day to

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Farmers across Scotland told to cut milk production due to an oversupply

  Farmers across Scotland told to cut milk production due to an oversupply

In a story published by the BBC, we learn that dairy manufacturer Müller has ordered farmers across Scotland who supply

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Belfast-based Cibus Analytical raises £570,000 seed funding in fight to stop food fraud

  Belfast-based Cibus Analytical raises £570,000 seed funding in fight to stop food fraud

Belfast-based food testing specialist Cibus Analytical has secured £570,000 seed funding round which will be used to help tackle food

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Ornua Delivers Strong 2019 Performance With Operating Profit Up 21.5%

  Ornua Delivers Strong 2019 Performance With Operating Profit Up 21.5%

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of dairy products, delivered a very strong trading performance in 2019 with group turnover up by

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Raising Contactless Payment limits can help fight the Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

  Raising Contactless Payment limits can help fight the Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

The advertising slogan ‘Every Little Helps’ is used by one of the UK’s leading supermarket chains and seems to have

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UK supply chains rise to the challenge

  UK supply chains rise to the challenge

Organisers of the largest exhibition for the UK’s logistics and supply chain sectors (IMHX 2021 – NEC, 14th – 16th September

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Poitín distillery stops production to make hand sanitiser

  Poitín distillery stops production to make hand sanitiser

Galway’s Micil Distillery has announced that it is joining the effort of Irish distilleries to help combat COVID-19 by producing alcohol for

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EPAL CP pallets ready for the market

  EPAL CP pallets ready for the market

EPAL CP pallets requirements were fully met in consultation with users from the chemicals industry After many discussions with users

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Niall O’Connor named new Group Managing Director for Aldi Ireland

  Niall O’Connor named new Group Managing Director for Aldi Ireland

Aldi Ireland has announced the appointment of Niall O’Connor to the position of group managing director. A native of Cork,

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Gerhard Schubert GmbH launches new digital technologies

  Gerhard Schubert GmbH launches new digital technologies

Packaging machinery manufacturer Schubert is addressing the increasingly complex market requirements of greater product diversity and smaller batch sizes. Its

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Teknomek hits peak design with new Dyson Airblade wash troughs

  Teknomek hits peak design with new Dyson Airblade wash troughs

Hygienic furniture specialist Teknomek has introduced new Dyson Airblade wash trough models that have been developed to reduce listeria risk

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Thanet Earth gets LEAN thanks to training with Remit Group

  Thanet Earth gets LEAN thanks to training with Remit Group

Thanet Earth is celebrating some serious productivity benefits as its latest cohort of apprentices achieve their national qualification through Remit

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€172 Million to Promote EU Agri-food Products In and Outside the EU

  €172 Million to Promote EU Agri-food Products In and Outside the EU

The European Commission will provide funding of €172.5 million from the EU agricultural budget to promote EU agri-food products in

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€40 Million VistaMilk SFI Research Centre Launched in Ireland

  €40 Million VistaMilk SFI Research Centre Launched in Ireland

The Irish Government has launched the new VistaMilk SFI Research Centre which is jointly funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)

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Autumn Chill Puts Sunday Lunch Back on the Menu For UK Shoppers

  Autumn Chill Puts Sunday Lunch Back on the Menu For UK Shoppers

UK shoppers have returned to seasonal favourites as supermarket spending cools off, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel,

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Kerry Group Commits €1 Million to Bring RAIN Programme to West Africa

  Kerry Group Commits €1 Million to Bring RAIN Programme to West Africa

Kerry Group has extended its partnership with Concern Worldwide through a 4-year project to improve food security and nutrition in

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Greencore to Divest US Business in $1 Billion Deal

  Greencore to Divest US Business in $1 Billion Deal

Greencore Group, the Irish and UK convenience food business, has agreed to sell its entire US business to an affiliate

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The Macallan’s Pioneering New Distillery Installs Flowcrete UK Flooring

  The Macallan’s Pioneering New Distillery Installs Flowcrete UK Flooring

The new distillery for luxury whisky brand The Macallan has installed a variety of Flowcrete UK floors to create surfaces that would

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UK minister rejects calls for 5p coffee cup levy

  UK minister rejects calls for 5p coffee cup levy

The UK Government’s environment minister, Theresa Coffey, has indicated that a 5p levy on coffee cups proposed by the Liberal

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Plenish drinks get plush new bottle design

  Plenish drinks get plush new bottle design

RPC Promens Consumer Llantrisant has provided a new custom-moulded 330ml bottle for London-based Plenish that will pack three flavours of

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Innovia create new “easy open” packaging range

  Innovia create new “easy open” packaging range

Innovia Films has expanded its range of easy-to-open food packaging film range to include heavy duty, high barrier and snap

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Ball collaborates with Ovidias to create drinks can with chocolate inside

  Ball collaborates with Ovidias to create drinks can with chocolate inside

An unlikely collaboration between can-maker, Ball, and Belgian chocolate brand, Ovidias, will see the latter bringing its novel packaging concept

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