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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 packaging plant in the Netherlands in response to the growing

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New Schneider Electric Easy UPS 3-Phase Modular is at the Forefront of Reliability, Scalability, and Simplicity

    New Schneider Electric Easy UPS 3-Phase Modular is at the Forefront of Reliability, Scalability, and Simplicity

Modular design with Live Swap feature for small and medium size data centres and business-critical applications.  3-Phase 50-250 kW (400V) modular UPS solution with 50 kW Live Swappable power and

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Meeting retailers’ metal detection testing requirements

    Meeting retailers’ metal detection testing requirements

By Rob Stevens, Market Manager, Mettler-Toledo Safeline Metal Detection Retailers are increasingly including the requirement that food suppliers be able to prove regular testing of metal detection equipment as part

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Top 10 Rundown… Foodex Manufacturing Solutions

    Top 10 Rundown… Foodex Manufacturing Solutions

There’s just under a month to go until Foodex Manufacturing Solutions returns to the NEC, Birmingham (24 th – 26 th April). Opening its doors for the first time in

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Food and Drink Business: Preview Feb 2023

    Food and Drink Business: Preview Feb 2023

“After a five-year hiatus, Foodex Manufacturing Solutions returns to the NEC, Birmingham this April (24 th – 26 th ), as part of the UK Food & Drink Shows. Bringing

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Improve Contaminant Detection and Food Safety with Dual Energy X-ray

    Improve Contaminant Detection and Food Safety with Dual Energy X-ray

With certain products, food manufacturers can realise great benefits from using dual-energy x-ray detection. Mike Pipe, Head of Global Sales of Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-ray, explains how the technology can improve

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FORECOURT & RETAIL NEWS 2023

    FORECOURT & RETAIL NEWS 2023

Welcome to the first edition of Forecourt and Retail News for 2023. This edition includes articles like: Bringing fast charging downtown. Analysis of the Irish Retail Motor Fuel Market November

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Packaging Innovations hits new heights with blockbuster 2023 showcase

    Packaging Innovations hits new heights with blockbuster 2023 showcase

Record registrations, thousands of visitors, and glowing feedback at UK’s premier packaging expo Leading multi-format event organiser Easyfairs is celebrating following a blockbuster showing from its Packaging Innovations & Empack,

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Mettler-Toledo to Host a Live Webinar on Glass in Glass X- ray Inspection

    Mettler-Toledo to Host a Live Webinar on Glass in Glass X-  ray Inspection

Live event scheduled 9th March 2023 will discuss the damaging nature of glass-in-glass contamination for food manufacturers and how x-ray inspection can help to mitigate these risks.  Royston, Hertfordshire, UK.

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Green Sheep Group growing up fast with new WMS solution

    Green Sheep Group growing up fast with new WMS solution

Leading natural and organic baby product retailer, The has reported immediate stock accuracy and productivity improvements since implementing the flexible cloud based SnapFulfil warehouse management system (WMS). The Stratford-upon-Avon based

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AM Labels Limited to Exhibit New Technology at Packaging Innovations 2023

AM Labels Limited (AM Labels), an award-winning supplier of complete labelling solutions including manufacturing and warehouse automation, robotics, barcoding and RFID systems, is exhibiting at Packaging Innovations and Empack on

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Blockbuster lineup finalised for Packaging Innovations 2023

    Blockbuster lineup finalised for Packaging Innovations 2023

Four zones, three debate stages, and over 350 exhibitors on show at the Birmingham NEC Packaging Innovations & Empack, Featuring Contract Pack & Fulfilment has finalised a packed programme for

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Easyfairs announces new May dates for 2022 edition of Packaging Innovations & Empack at the NEC, Birmingham

Postponement from original February dates, due to current Coronavirus wave and international travel restrictions, means a unique spring edition for the UK packaging sector’s leading event driving innovation and investment.

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Forecourt and Retail News – IPRA

    Forecourt and Retail News – IPRA

IPRA is the trade body for service station retailers in Ireland. Our new publication covers the latest news on the revaluation update, how ready (or not) we are for electric

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COOK is cooking up a storm with its luxury frozen meals

    COOK is cooking up a storm with its luxury frozen meals

The premium and recently awarded ‘feel good’ brand COOK has expanded its kitchens and increased capacity of its luxury hand-prepared meals by 50%.  COOK’s founding statement is to “cook using

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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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