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Groupe Lactalis to Acquire North American Cheese Business For $3.2 Billion

    Groupe Lactalis to Acquire North American Cheese Business For $3.2 Billion

The Kraft Heinz Company has agreed to sell its Natural, Grated, Cultured and Specialty cheese businesses to a US affiliate of Groupe Lactalis, the world’s leading dairy group, for a purchase

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Heineken Enters Peruvian Beer Market

    Heineken Enters Peruvian Beer Market

Heineken has entered the Peruvian beer market through the acquisition of local beer brand Tres Cruces and the incorporation of its local operating team in Lima. Heineken aims to build

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Carbery Group Launches New Cheese Brand For Food Ingredients and Food Service Sectors

    Carbery Group Launches New Cheese Brand For Food Ingredients and Food Service Sectors

Long known for its expertise in cheese production, international dairy, nutrition and flavours, Carbery Group is launching Carbery Dairy, a new cheese brand, specifically for the ingredients and food service

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Coca-Cola European Partners Invests in Self-pour Dispense Technology

    Coca-Cola European Partners Invests in Self-pour Dispense Technology

CCEP Ventures, the investment arm of Coca-Cola European Partners, has acquired a 25% stake in ITS – the creators of technology that enables consumers to pour their own beverages and

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Appetite For Healthier Diets Remains in the Wake of COVID-19

    Appetite For Healthier Diets Remains in the Wake of COVID-19

New research released by IGD reveals there is still a significant appetite for change among UK consumers to shift towards healthy and sustainable diets, as they continue to grapple with

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Global English Wine Sales Double

    Global English Wine Sales Double

With the UK now recognised as a premium wine-producing nation; figures released by WineGB reveal that 2019 was yet another productive year for the booming English Wine industry. It is

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Müller UK & Ireland Confirms FRijj and Branded Milks Drive

    Müller UK & Ireland Confirms FRijj and Branded Milks Drive

Müller UK & Ireland has revealed additional plans to build its share in the UK branded milk drinks sector. Müller is the UK’s most chosen dairy brand[1]. The business will

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6 Out of 10 Irish Food & AgriBusiness SMEs Using Covid Supports

    6 Out of 10 Irish Food & AgriBusiness SMEs Using Covid Supports

Ifac, Ireland’s farming, food and agribusiness professional services firm has published its 2020 Food and AgriBusiness Report. The report is ifac’s third annual sentiment survey of Irish food and agribusiness small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Solid First Half From Bakkavor Group

    Solid First Half From Bakkavor Group

Bakkavor Group, the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, has reported group like-for-like revenue down 5.2% to £852.4 million with adjusted operating profit down 32.3% to £28.7

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Coca-Cola in Western Europe Transitions to 100% Recycled Plastic (rPET) Bottles in Two More Markets

    Coca-Cola in Western Europe Transitions to 100% Recycled Plastic (rPET) Bottles in Two More Markets

Coca-Cola in Western Europe has taken another important step on its journey to eliminating new virgin oil-based plastic as Coca-Cola in the Netherlands and Coca-Cola in Norway announce their transition

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Halewood Opens New Vodka Distillery in Russia

    Halewood Opens New Vodka Distillery in Russia

Halewood Artisanal Spirits has opened a new vodka distillery in St Petersburg, Russia as the business continues to strengthen its premium artisanal spirits range. The UK-based company has invested £5

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Orkla Expands in India

    Orkla Expands in India

Orkla, the Nordic region’s largest branded consumer goods company, has entered into an agreement to acquire a 67.8% stake in Eastern Condiments. The deal will double Orkla’s sales in India.

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JDE Peet’s Appoints New CEO

    JDE Peet’s Appoints New CEO

JDE Peet’s, the world’s largest pure-play coffee and tea group by revenue, has appointed Fabien Simon (pictured) as Chief Executive Officer. Based in Amsterdam, he has served as a Director

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Givaudan Renames its Flavour and Fragrance Divisions

    Givaudan Renames its Flavour and Fragrance Divisions

Givaudan, the world’s leading flavours and fragrances company, has announced it is evolving the name of its Flavour and Fragrance divisions to reflect its expanded product offering to its customers.

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New CEO at Royal Unibrew

    New CEO at Royal Unibrew

Lars Jensen, previously COO of Royal Unibrew, has become CEO of the Danish brewer, succeeding Hans Savonije, who announced in March his request to step down in order to pursue

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Heineken UK Rolls Out Innovative Sustainable Packaging

    Heineken UK Rolls Out Innovative Sustainable Packaging

This summer, despite major operational obstructions caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Heineken UK is rolling out its innovative 100% plastic-free cardboard topper across thousands of UK retailers. The topper

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The Coca-Cola Company Announces Strategic Steps to Reorganise its Business for Future Growth

    The Coca-Cola Company Announces Strategic Steps to Reorganise its Business for Future Growth

The Coca-Cola Company has announced strategic steps to reorganise and better enable the Coca-Cola system to pursue its Beverages for Life strategy, with a portfolio of drinks that are positioned

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Small Brewers’ Forum Launched in the UK

    Small Brewers’ Forum Launched in the UK

Working with the Forum of British Pubs, a group of small brewers have launched the Small Brewers’ Forum to open the way for locally brewed beers to be sold in

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Nestlé to Expand Health Science Business With $2.6 Billion Acquisition

    Nestlé to Expand Health Science Business With $2.6 Billion Acquisition

Nestlé has agreed to acquire Aimmune Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercialising treatments for potentially life-threatening food allergies, to create a global leader in food allergy prevention and treatment.

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Emmi Successfully Defies the Crisis

    Emmi Successfully Defies the Crisis

Emmi increased sales by 6.6 % to SFr1.774 billion (€1.649 billion) in the first six months of the financial year, which were characterised by the coronavirus crisis. The organic growth of

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Tesco Prepares For Further Online Growth

    Tesco Prepares For Further Online Growth

Tesco will create 16,000 new permanent roles to support the exceptional growth in its online business. These 16,000 jobs are in addition to the 4,000 permanent jobs already created since

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BrewDog is Now Carbon Negative

    BrewDog is Now Carbon Negative

Scottish craft brewer BrewDog has announced that it has taken the unprecedented step to become carbon negative, and that it will remove twice as much carbon from the air than

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Join the Smart Food Factory Online Conference & Exhibition – September 10th, 2020 from 10 am-4 pm BST

  Join the Smart Food Factory Online Conference & Exhibition – September 10th, 2020 from 10 am-4 pm BST

By 2050, the world population is expected to be 9 billion people. The combination of richer diets and increased population

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Kerry Group Makes Changes to Senior Leadership Team

  Kerry Group Makes Changes to Senior Leadership Team

Kerry Group, the Taste & Nutrition company, has announced two changes to its Senior Leadership team. Gavin Caplis has been

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CMA Launches Inquiry into UK Brewing Merger

  CMA Launches Inquiry into UK Brewing Merger

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an inquiry into the proposed deal by Carlsberg and Marston’s to

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New Chair of the European Roundtable For Beef Sustainability

  New Chair of the European Roundtable For Beef Sustainability

OSI Europe’s Operations Director and Head of Sustainability, Claire Donoghue, has been named Board Chair of the European Roundtable for

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UK Food and Grocery Market to Grow 10% by 2022

  UK Food and Grocery Market to Grow 10% by 2022

The UK food and grocery market is set to grow by 10% – or by £19.1 billion to £211 billion

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The Impact of ‘Storytelling’ on the European Coffee Market

  The Impact of ‘Storytelling’ on the European Coffee Market

Western Europe is a region of coffee drinkers. A new report from Innova Market Insights details that European consumers’ demand

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Diageo Expands Gin Portfolio With $610 Million Deal

  Diageo Expands Gin Portfolio With $610 Million Deal

Diageo has reached agreement to acquire Aviation American Gin along with its owner Davos Brands. Aviation American Gin is the

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Kerry Ranked 5th on FAIRR List

  Kerry Ranked 5th on FAIRR List

Kerry, the Taste & Nutrition company, has been ranked #5 on the FAIRR list of global food companies who are

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Coca-Cola European Partners Introduces CanCollar® Technology

  Coca-Cola European Partners Introduces CanCollar® Technology

Coca-Cola European Partners, the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler based on revenue, has announced the introduction of CanCollar®, an innovative paperboard

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Arla Foods Ingredients Launches its First Organic Ingredient

  Arla Foods Ingredients Launches its First Organic Ingredient

Arla Foods Ingredients has launched the first ever organic micellar casein isolate, helping manufacturers meet demand for organic, natural and

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Diageo Celebrates ‘2015-2020 Sustainability and Responsibility’ Achievements

  Diageo Celebrates ‘2015-2020 Sustainability and Responsibility’ Achievements

Diageo, maker of Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Guinness, has celebrated the conclusion of its highly ambitious 2020 Sustainability and Responsibility

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Glanbia Navigating Covid-19

  Glanbia Navigating Covid-19

Glanbia, the global nutrition group, has reported a 4.5% increase (+2.3% at constant currency) in revenue to €1.837 billion for

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Almonds Ranked the Number 1 Nut in New Product Introductions For Fifth Consecutive Year

  Almonds Ranked the Number 1 Nut in New Product Introductions For Fifth Consecutive Year

According to data from Innova Market Insights’ Global New Product Introductions report, almonds maintained their top spot in Europe as

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C&C Group Rebrands its Business in Ireland

  C&C Group Rebrands its Business in Ireland

C&C Group, a leading, vertically integrated premium drinks company which manufactures, markets and distributes branded beer, cider, wine, spirits, and

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Kara Completes £1 Million Investment in New Doughball Production Plant

  Kara Completes £1 Million Investment in New Doughball Production Plant

Kara, the food service arm of Finsbury Food Group, has invested over £1 million in new production plant at its

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St Pierre Groupe Becomes the UK’s Number One Branded Bakery Business

  St Pierre Groupe Becomes the UK’s Number One Branded Bakery Business

St Pierre Groupe, the international bakery business, has taken the top spot as the UK’s number one branded bakery supplier, 

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New Report Highlights Key Opportunities and Challenges For Hospitality Sector

  New Report Highlights Key Opportunities and Challenges For Hospitality Sector

Two thirds of consumers (63%) remain nervous about the idea of eating out, despite restrictions easing, according to the latest

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Tectonic-sized Shift in Consumer Shopping Behaviour Following Coronavirus Pandemic

  Tectonic-sized Shift in Consumer Shopping Behaviour Following Coronavirus Pandemic

E.fundamentals, an industry-leading digital shelf analytics provider, has revealed the results of a comprehensive and exclusive new survey in partnership

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Recognising the Best in the Industry

  Recognising the Best in the Industry

Once again this year, during Fi Europe co-located with Hi Europe at the beginning of December, show organizer Informa Markets will

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Burts Snacks Announces New Managing Director

  Burts Snacks Announces New Managing Director

Burts Snacks, one of the UK’s leading independent snacking companies, has announced that its chairman and managing director, David Nairn

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Kerry Group Shows Resilience

  Kerry Group Shows Resilience

Kerry Group, the global taste & nutrition and consumer foods business, has reported a 4.3% decrease in revenue to €3.4

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A Year of Two Halves For Diageo

  A Year of Two Halves For Diageo

Diageo has reported an 8.7% decline in net sales to £11.8 billion and a 47.1% decrease in operating profit to

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Heineken Impacted by Unprecedented Challenges

  Heineken Impacted by Unprecedented Challenges

Net revenue at Heineken declined by 16.4% organically to €9.243 billion in the first half compared to the corresponding period

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Deal Activity in Food and Beverage Sector Falls Heavily

  Deal Activity in Food and Beverage Sector Falls Heavily

New research from leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has found that deal activity in the food

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England Rugby Extends Partnership With Britvic

  England Rugby Extends Partnership With Britvic

England Rugby has extended its partnership with Britvic Soft Drinks as their official soft drink partner until the end of

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Ireland Returns to Normality But Lockdown Habits Stick

  Ireland Returns to Normality But Lockdown Habits Stick

The latest figures from Kantar reveal that take-home grocery sales in Ireland increased by 23.2% during the 12 weeks to

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Greencore Sells Molasses Businesses For £15.6 Million

  Greencore Sells Molasses Businesses For £15.6 Million

Greencore Group, a leading manufacturer of convenience foods in the UK, has entered into a conditional agreement to sell its

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Britain’s Next Top Food Product

  Britain’s Next Top Food Product

Product of the Year is back and on a mission to discover and celebrate the UK’s most innovative new products for

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Ramborn Cider Achieves European First

  Ramborn Cider Achieves European First

Premium Luxembourgish craft cider producer and orchard revivalist, Ramborn Cider Co, has become the first cidery in Europe, the third

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Arla Foods UK Forms New Environmental Partnership With Scientists

  Arla Foods UK Forms New Environmental Partnership With Scientists

Arla Foods, the UK’s leading dairy co-operative, has announced a new partnership with the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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Winners of Grow With Aldi Supplier Development Programme

  Winners of Grow With Aldi Supplier Development Programme

Aldi Ireland has announced the six winners of this year’s Grow with Aldi Supplier Development Programme, whose products have been

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Unilever Shows Resilience

  Unilever Shows Resilience

Unilever has reported a 0.1% decline in overall underlying sales to Eur25.7 billion for the first half of 2020, with

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