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Pernod Ricard Becomes Exclusive Owner of Ultra-Premium Gin Monkey 47

    Pernod Ricard Becomes Exclusive Owner of Ultra-Premium Gin Monkey 47

Pernod Ricard has completed the purchase of the remaining stake in the Ultra-Premium dry gin brand Monkey 47. The group initially acquired a majority stake in 2016. Monkey 47 founder

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Valio is Finland’s Most Sustainable Brand For 7th Time

    Valio is Finland’s Most Sustainable Brand For 7th Time

Finnish consumers have ranked Valio, the co-operative-based company owned by 4,700 dairy farmers around Finland, as the most sustainable brand for the seventh consecutive year. Sustainable Brand Index is Europe’s

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HEINEKEN Appoints New Regional Presidents For Europe and Asia Pacific

    HEINEKEN Appoints New Regional Presidents For Europe and Asia Pacific

HEINEKEN has announced the appointments of Soren Hagh (pictured left) as President of the Europe region and Jacco van der Linden (pictured right) as President of the Asia Pacific region,

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Record UK Grocery Sales as Shoppers Prepare For Lockdown

    Record UK Grocery Sales as Shoppers Prepare For Lockdown

The latest UK grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales grew by the fastest rate in over a decade during the past 12 weeks – increasing by

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AB InBev Withdraws 2020 Outlook

    AB InBev Withdraws 2020 Outlook

Given the uncertainty, volatility and fast-moving developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in the markets in which AB InBev operates, the global brewer has withdrawn its 2020 Outlook, which was  announced

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Greencore Names New CFO

    Greencore Names New CFO

The Board of Greencore Group, a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK, has announced the appointment of Emma Hynes (pictured) as Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer with

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Müller UK & Ireland Launches Major Recruitment Drive to Help Feed the Nation

    Müller UK & Ireland Launches Major Recruitment Drive to Help Feed the Nation

The UK’s favourite dairy brand[1] has launched a significant recruitment push for up to 300 additional key workers to help feed the nation. This follows strong consumer demand for dairy products

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Unilever Takes Measures to Help Fight Against Covid-19

    Unilever Takes Measures to Help Fight Against Covid-19

Unilever has announced a wide-ranging set of measures to support global and national efforts to tackle the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The company’s actions are designed to help protect the lives

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PFM Packaging Machinery Supports Ireland’s Big Cheese

    PFM Packaging Machinery Supports Ireland’s Big Cheese

PFM Packaging Machinery’s range of equipment has played a major part in helping a cheese manufacturer in Ireland to diversify and expand into new markets supplying food wholesalers, distributors, caterers

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Diageo Pledges More Than 8 Million Bottles of Sanitiser For Frontline Healthcare Workers

    Diageo Pledges More Than 8 Million Bottles of Sanitiser For Frontline Healthcare Workers

Diageo has pledged to enable the creation of more than eight million bottles of hand sanitiser, by donating up to two million litres of alcohol to manufacturing partners, to help

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PPMA Show 2020 – 29 September to 1 October 2020 – NEC, Birmingham

    PPMA Show 2020 – 29 September to 1 October 2020 – NEC, Birmingham

PPMA Show 2020 returns to the NEC, Birmingham, on 29 September to 1 October 2020 in what is the UK’s biggest processing and packaging event. Building on the success of

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Greggs Closes All Shops

    Greggs Closes All Shops

Greggs, the leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer in the UK, with more than 2,050 retail outlets throughout the country, has closed its shop estate in order to protect its staff and

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Growth in the Number of UK Distillers Continues

    Growth in the Number of UK Distillers Continues

The growth in the number of UK distillers shows no signs of stopping, rising another 20% to 246 in the last year up from 205 the previous year*. Research by

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The Corona Hangover in Global Dairy

    The Corona Hangover in Global Dairy

The upward trajectory in global dairy product prices visible in Q4 2019, stalled in Q1 2020. The onset of the coronavirus in China and the permeation across the globe have

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Bakkavor Group Completes Refinancing

    Bakkavor Group Completes Refinancing

Bakkavor Group, a leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, has successfully concluded a planned refinancing of its core group bank facilities, agreeing new term loan and revolving

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First Milk Launches New Commitment to Sustainable Dairy

    First Milk Launches New Commitment to Sustainable Dairy

First Milk, the wholly British farmer-owned dairy co-operative, has launched the First4Milk Pledge – a new initiative to proactively promote dairy farming and First Milk to its customers and the

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British Snacking Brand Boosts Expansion as it Targets £100 Million Worth of Sales by 2022

    British Snacking Brand Boosts Expansion as it Targets £100 Million Worth of Sales by 2022

One of the UK’s leading independent snacking companies has marked the next stage in its growth towards £100 million worth of sales by 2022, announcing nationwide distribution of Burts Potato

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Container Glass to Reduce CO2 By 50%

    Container Glass to Reduce CO2 By 50%

The Federation of European manufacturers of glass containers (FEVE) has launched an ambitious new project – the ‘Furnace of the Future’ – which will cut CO2 emissions by 50%. The

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Global Dairy Ingredients Market to be Worth $81.4 Billion by 2025

    Global Dairy Ingredients Market to be Worth $81.4 Billion by 2025

Valued at US$53.8 billion in 2019, the global dairy ingredients market (incorporating proteins, milk powder, milk fat concentrate, lactose and its derivatives) is projected to be worth US$81.4 billion by

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Starbucks to Expand Further in China With $130 Million Investment

    Starbucks to Expand Further in China With $130 Million Investment

Starbucks will invest approximately US$130 million in China to open a state-of-the-art roasting facility in 2022 as part of its new Coffee Innovation Park (CIP). As Starbucks largest manufacturing investment

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Aurivo Significantly Reduces Fossil Fuel Consumption by Some 80% With GEA Solution

    Aurivo Significantly Reduces Fossil Fuel Consumption by Some 80% With GEA Solution

Ireland’s second largest liquid milk processing firm Aurivo has cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at its Killygordon site by 80% and reduced fossil fuel consumption at the facility by 80%,

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Bel Group Diversifies into Plant-based Foods

    Bel Group Diversifies into Plant-based Foods

The Bel Group, the international cheese producer, is acquiring All in Foods, a French start-up that produces the Nature & Moi brand of plant-based foods. Bel will become the majority

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CONSUS Adds Iteris ClearAg Environmental Intelligence to Crop Research and Development Platform

  CONSUS Adds Iteris ClearAg Environmental Intelligence to Crop Research and Development Platform

Iteris, the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, has announced that CONSUS, a research partnership between University

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UK Out-of-home Food and Drink Sales Down 3.3% in February

  UK Out-of-home Food and Drink Sales Down 3.3% in February

The scale of the impact of the developing coronavirus crisis plus the effect of floods earlier in the month on

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Low Carbon Packaging Company Wins International Award

  Low Carbon Packaging Company Wins International Award

Innovative secondary packaging company TrakRap has beaten off competitors from across the globe to win the Best Manufacturing Technology award

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PepsiCo Expands in Fast-Growing Energy Category With $3.85 Billion Acquisition

  PepsiCo Expands in Fast-Growing Energy Category With $3.85 Billion Acquisition

PepsiCo has agreed to acquire Rockstar Energy Beverages, the popular energy drink maker, for $3.85 billion. Rockstar, founded in 2001,

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Driving Behavioural Change in Consumers Through the Food and Grocery Industry

  Driving Behavioural Change in Consumers Through the Food and Grocery Industry

IGD research reveals a big appetite from consumers to be healthier and more sustainable in their food choices and consumers

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Lactalis UK & Ireland Invests in Président Brand With TV Sponsorship

  Lactalis UK & Ireland Invests in Président Brand With TV Sponsorship

Lactalis UK & Ireland has invested in Président with a new campaign in 2020, which represents a £2.5 million investment

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Foodex Postponed Until 12-14 April, 2021

  Foodex Postponed Until 12-14 April, 2021

Foodex 2020, the UK’s premier trade event for food and drink manufacturing, processing, packaging and logistics, which was scheduled to

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Kerry Group to Invest $125 Million to Create World-class Food Manufacturing Facility in the US

  Kerry Group to Invest $125 Million to Create World-class Food Manufacturing Facility in the US

Kerry Group, the leading taste and nutrition company, has confirmed that it is to invest $125 million in its facility

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Vitafoods Europe 2020 Postponed Until 1-3 September 2020

  Vitafoods Europe 2020 Postponed Until 1-3 September 2020

Following close consultation with its partners in the international nutraceutical industry, Vitafoods Europe has taken the decision to postpone this

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Ice Cream Market Shifts Towards Greater Pleasure and Less Guilt

  Ice Cream Market Shifts Towards Greater Pleasure and Less Guilt

Pleasure is still the driving force behind ice cream purchases, with consumers naming its taste, the fact that it’s a

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Arla Foods Introduces New Brand and Plant-based Products

  Arla Foods Introduces New Brand and Plant-based Products

In recent years, an increasing number of consumers are looking for plant-based products, and the trend is set to continue.

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Iceland Seafood Expands in the UK

  Iceland Seafood Expands in the UK

Iceland Seafood International is adding significant processing and coldstore capacity in the UK and also plans to merge its operations

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Irish Grocery Market Maintains Growth

  Irish Grocery Market Maintains Growth

The Irish grocery market maintained steady growth of 1.3% during the 12 weeks to 23 February 2020, the latest figures

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Unique Digital Weighing Solution For Mobile Processing Tanks

  Unique Digital Weighing Solution For Mobile Processing Tanks

In the food, pharma and biotech industries, an increasing number of companies are using single-use totes, mixers, and mobile vessels

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Exceptional Year For Greggs

  Exceptional Year For Greggs

Greggs, the UK food-on-the-go retailer and manufacturer, with 2,050 retail outlets throughout the country, has reported a 13.5% increase in

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British Restaurant, Pub and Bar Leaders More Positive About Future, Despite Pressures

  British Restaurant, Pub and Bar Leaders More Positive About Future, Despite Pressures

CGA’s latest Business Leaders’ Survey reveals that optimism among business leaders in the UK out-of-home eating and drinking sector was at

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Emmi Delivers Solid Results in Line With Expectations

  Emmi Delivers Solid Results in Line With Expectations

Emmi increased its sales by 1.1% to SFr3.494 billion (€3.275 billion) in 2019 and achieved organic growth of 2.2 %. The

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BENEO to Invest More than €50 Million Expanding Chicory Inulin Production

  BENEO to Invest More than €50 Million Expanding Chicory Inulin Production

BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, has announced a significant expansion for its chicory root fibre production

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Plant Protein Demand Sparks Huge Growth in Sales For Freeze Dried Ingredients Supplier

  Plant Protein Demand Sparks Huge Growth in Sales For Freeze Dried Ingredients Supplier

A European food producer has reported an almost 1,800% rise in sales of its vegan and plant protein range. European

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Fastest Growth Since November Puts UK Grocery Market in Better Health

  Fastest Growth Since November Puts UK Grocery Market in Better Health

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales in the UK grew by the fastest rate

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Arla Foods Ingredients Makes the Business Case For Egg Replacements

  Arla Foods Ingredients Makes the Business Case For Egg Replacements

Arla Foods Ingredients is helping bakers reduce their dependence on eggs while creating cakes with consumer appeal and long shelf-life.

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Winkworth Claims Hygienic Mixer/extruder Design is a World’s First

  Winkworth Claims Hygienic Mixer/extruder Design is a World’s First

As the result of an intensive 3-year design programme, Winkworth, the UK designer and manufacturer of industrial mixing and blending

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Nomad Foods Delivers Another Year of Solid Growth

  Nomad Foods Delivers Another Year of Solid Growth

Nomad Foods, the largest frozen foods company in Western Europe, has reported a 7.0% increase in revenue to €2.324 billion

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First Consumer Promotion of Irish Beef in the US

  First Consumer Promotion of Irish Beef in the US

Bord Bia (Irish Food Board) has launched the first consumer promotion of Irish beef in the USA to date, giving

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SupraModule – Modular Solution For Laboratory Automation

  SupraModule – Modular Solution For Laboratory Automation

In future-oriented fields such as laboratory automation or biotechnology the requirements placed on the cleaning of production facilities and their

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Glanbia Increases Revenues But Earnings Decline

  Glanbia Increases Revenues But Earnings Decline

Glanbia, the global nutrition group, delivered strong revenue growth in its 2019 financial year ended 4 January 2020 with revenue

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Britvic Expands J2O Range of Adult Soft Drinks

  Britvic Expands J2O Range of Adult Soft Drinks

Britvic has added three new products to its J2O brand, which is the UK’s leading adult soft drink. The new

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Carbon in the Spotlight at UK’s Leading Packaging Show

  Carbon in the Spotlight at UK’s Leading Packaging Show

Carbon was the main topic of conversation at Packaging Innovations 2020, which returned to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February, with

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Müller UK & Ireland Secures Long-term Partnership With Biffa to Drive Down Plastic Use

  Müller UK & Ireland Secures Long-term Partnership With Biffa to Drive Down Plastic Use

Müller UK & Ireland has secured a long term partnership with Biffa, the UK sustainable waste management specialist, which allows

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New Geographical Indication From Spain

  New Geographical Indication From Spain

The European Commission has approved the addition of a new geographical indication from Spain in the register of Protected Geographical

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Ten Trends For Sustainable Business Revealed

  Ten Trends For Sustainable Business Revealed

With the 2020s set to be the most disruptive decade yet for business leaders, a new report from Veris Strategies

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Danone to Acquire a Majority Stake in Harrogate Water Brands

  Danone to Acquire a Majority Stake in Harrogate Water Brands

Danone (through a UK subsidiary) has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Harrogate Water, a family-owned business with a

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