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Innovate UK consortium continues to develop new digital solutions for the food and trade industry

    Innovate UK consortium continues to develop new digital solutions for the food and trade industry

BSI, the business improvement and standards company, has been successfully developing and demonstrating future digital solutions with Trace Labs and other trusted partners. This work forms part of Trusted Bytes

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Work starts on new €200 million continental cheese factory

    Work starts on new €200 million continental cheese factory

Representatives from Glanbia Co-op, international dairy producer Royal A-ware and the Irish Government recently took part in the turning of the sod at the site of a new continental cheese

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Guinness awarded the prestigious Red Dot Award for Product Design

    Guinness awarded the prestigious Red Dot Award for Product Design

GUINNESS has been awarded the prestigious Red Dot Award for Product Design for GUINNESS NITROSURGE and GUINNESS MICRODRAUGHT. The Red Dot Design Award is one of the biggest design competitions in

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Irish Distillers announces plans for Midleton Distillery to become carbon neutral by 2026

    Irish Distillers announces plans for Midleton Distillery to become carbon neutral by 2026

Irish Distillers will invest €50 million in its Midleton Distillery in County Cork over the next four years to deliver a carbon neutral operation by the end of 2026. This

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Food safety network to tackle £9 billion UK food poisoning challenge

    Food safety network to tackle £9 billion UK food poisoning challenge

Food poisoning is a major health challenge that costs the UK up to £9 billion each year. To help tackle the problem, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

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Food-tech company Nick’s announces full opening of new state-of-the-art factory

    Food-tech company Nick’s announces full opening of new state-of-the-art factory

Nick’s, the Sweden-born food-tech company that develops and produces no-added-sugar snacking products, has announced the full opening of its new, purpose-built factory in Bitola, North Macedonia. Nick’s has been manufacturing

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Uncovering The Most Chosen Out-of-Home Brands in 2021

    Uncovering The Most Chosen Out-of-Home Brands in 2021

As COVID restrictions across the globe started to lift and consumer confidence returned, people slowly returned to their pre-pandemic habits. Out-of-home (OOH) FMCG spend bounced back in 2021 as a

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Small Robot Company launches robot services to 50 farms

    Small Robot Company launches robot services to 50 farms

Small Robot Company (SRC), a British agritech start-up for sustainable farming, has launched its commercial Per Plant Farming robot services. Pilot trials this season have revealed herbicide applications can be

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New report offers meat producers insights into plant-based sector

    New report offers meat producers insights into plant-based sector

A new report reveals the opportunities meat producers can seize in the booming plant-based meat sector. The report, called “The future of the meat industry: Opportunities in alternative protein”, is

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Cargill opens House of Chocolate

    Cargill opens House of Chocolate

As customers’ need for inspiration, innovation and speed-to-market take precedence in today’s dynamic chocolate market, Cargill’s House of Chocolate provides them with a collaborative, end-to-end customer experience. This 6200 square meter complex, which is built alongside the company’s

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Irish Whiskey Association publishes roadmap to make Irish distilleries the most sustainable in the world

    Irish Whiskey Association publishes roadmap to make Irish distilleries the most sustainable in the world

The Irish whiskey industry will lead the way in making Ireland the home of the world’s most sustainable distilleries and whiskey brands. That’s according to the Irish Whiskey Association, which

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More jobs and lower emissions as Scottish distillery expands

    More jobs and lower emissions as Scottish distillery expands

A project by a rural Highland distillery to reduce its carbon footprint while increasing productivity and creating jobs has secured up to £250,000 investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

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UK’s biggest food businesses join pioneering climate learning programme

    UK’s biggest food businesses join pioneering climate learning programme

Senior leaders from a range of leading food businesses have joined the Future Food Movement’s Accelerator programme, which aims to upskill the food and drink industry on critical climate issues. Its

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Kerry research into plant-based alternatives reveals sustainability and health are top drivers for flexitarians, but taste is key to consumer preference

    Kerry research into plant-based alternatives reveals sustainability and health are top drivers for flexitarians, but taste is key to consumer preference

Sustainability and health concerns are driving consumers to plant-based meat alternatives, but the taste experience of these products continues to fall short, according to research carried out by Kerry Group,

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Teagasc Researcher Diarmuid Sheehan receives International Dairy Foods Association Research award

    Teagasc Researcher Diarmuid Sheehan receives International Dairy Foods Association Research award

Diarmuid Sheehan, from the Teagasc Food Research programme, has been announced as the 2022 recipient of the International Dairy Foods Association Research Award in Dairy Foods Processing awarded by the

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Dairy trends in Europe: the younger generation eat more dairy now than 3 years ago

    Dairy trends in Europe: the younger generation eat more dairy now than 3 years ago

The purchase of dairy products has been on the decline for several years with many turning to dairy alternatives. However, a third (34%) of 18-35-year-olds in Europe are consuming more

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Irish food businesses face tidal wave of challenges but still expect growth

    Irish food businesses face tidal wave of challenges but still expect growth

Research published by Love Irish Food and PwC and conducted among Irish food businesses, the 2022 SME Food Barometer points to the confidence of Irish food businesses in their ability to grow in the face of

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Greencore Group appoints new CEO

    Greencore Group appoints new CEO

Greencore Group plc, a leading manufacturer of convenience foods in the UK, has appointed Dalton Philips as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. He will join the Group and the

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Acquisition puts growth on the menu for English flavourings manufacturer

    Acquisition puts growth on the menu for English flavourings manufacturer

Suffolk-based food flavouring and extract manufacturer Omega Ingredients has been acquired by global fragrance and flavouring leader Robertet Group in a deal originated and supported by FRP Corporate Finance. Omega

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i2r wins second prestigious Queen’s Award

    i2r wins second prestigious Queen’s Award

Market leading aluminium foil tray manufacturer, i2r Packaging Solutions, has been awarded with a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, this time for innovation. The company, who previously won their first

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UK’s Flagship Packaging Event Unveils New Features to Inspire the Industry

    UK’s Flagship Packaging Event Unveils New Features to Inspire the Industry

Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022 will introduce two brand-new interactive features, The Big Debate and the Sustainability Trail, when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 25 and 26 May. The features

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Carbery Group reports a positive performance for 2021

    Carbery Group reports a positive performance for 2021

Carbery Group, the Ireland-based international ingredients, flavours, and award-winning cheese producer, has reported a positive financial performance for the year ended 31 December 2021. Group turnover increased by 17% to

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Mondelēz International acquires Grupo Bimbo business for $1.3 billion

  Mondelēz International acquires Grupo Bimbo business for $1.3 billion

Mondelēz International has entered into an agreement with Grupo Bimbo to acquire its confectionery business, Ricolino, for approximately US$1.3 billion.

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Chivas Brothers to invest £88 million in expansion of two distilleries

  Chivas Brothers to invest £88 million in expansion of two distilleries

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky business of Pernod Ricard, is to invest £88 million into Aberlour and Miltonduff, two of

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UK water drinks market rebounds

  UK water drinks market rebounds

The UK water drinks market rebounded in 2021 as the country emerged from the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic, according

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Industry Stars Take to the Stage at Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022

  Industry Stars Take to the Stage at Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022

Ocado, Nestlé, Pret A Manger, and Waitrose are just some of the major brands taking to the stage at Packaging

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Bord Bia announces appointment of Interim CEO

  Bord Bia announces appointment of Interim CEO

Bord Bia, the Government agency responsible for the promotion of the food, drink, and horticulture industry globally, has announced that

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Packaging Innovations 2022 Launches The Sustainability Trail

  Packaging Innovations 2022 Launches The Sustainability Trail

Sustainability, the packaging industry’s most contentious topic, is set to take centre stage at Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022, with the

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New Chief Executive for Federation of Bakers

  New Chief Executive for Federation of Bakers

The Federation of Bakers (FOB) has appointed a new Chief Executive, Andrew Pyne (pictured above), who has taken over from

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Flexeserve wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

  Flexeserve wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

The world expert in food-to-go hot-holding, Flexeserve, a brand of The Alan Nuttall Partnership, has been honoured with a Queen’s

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Valio and Atria are first in Finland to pilot feed additive made by DSM

  Valio and Atria are first in Finland to pilot feed additive made by DSM

Valio and Atria were the first in Finland early this year to test Bovaer®, a feed additive made by the

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Irish Distillers appoints new Chairman and CEO

  Irish Distillers appoints new Chairman and CEO

Irish Distillers, producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has announced that Chairman and CEO,

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Upfield Calls on Food Sector to Come Clean about Methane Emissions

  Upfield Calls on Food Sector to Come Clean about Methane Emissions

Upfield, the world’s largest plant–based food company and leading producer of plant-based spreads, butters, creams and cheeses has become the

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Diageo to invest £40.5 million in its beer packaging facilities

  Diageo to invest £40.5 million in its beer packaging facilities

Diageo is making a £40.5 million investment to expand capacity at its packaging facilities in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Runcorn,

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Emmi elects Ricarda Demarmels as CEO

  Emmi elects Ricarda Demarmels as CEO

Ricarda Demarmels, Chief Financial Officer of Emmi Group, the Swiss dairy business, will succeed CEO Urs Riedener on 1 January

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Fyffes Opens New €25 Million Facility

  Fyffes Opens New €25 Million Facility

A new banana ripening and distribution centre, owned and operated by Irish banana distributors, Fyffes has opened and commenced operations

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Sustainability Gurus Join Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022 Speaker Line-up

  Sustainability Gurus Join Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022 Speaker Line-up

Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022, the UK’s flagship industry event, has released a first look at the leading sustainability experts joining

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Jay Cooper appointed President, Northern Europe at Mondelēz International

  Jay Cooper appointed President, Northern Europe at Mondelēz International

Mondelēz International has appointed Jay Cooper (pictured) as President, Northern Europe. He will be responsible for Mondelēz International’s businesses in

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Federation of Bakers calls for British Government action to avert impending bread crisis

  Federation of Bakers calls for British Government action to avert impending bread crisis

Gordon Polson, Chief Executive of the Federation of Bakers has written to the Rt Hon George Eustice MP, Secretary of

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Arla announces new 5-year growth strategy for the UK

  Arla announces new 5-year growth strategy for the UK

Britain’s largest dairy co-operative, Arla Foods, is planning long-term investments in its UK supply chain, key sales channels and market

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Growing appetite worldwide for super-premium and prestige Irish whiskeys

  Growing appetite worldwide for super-premium and prestige Irish whiskeys

The Irish Whiskey Association has welcomed new figures which show that Irish whiskey is becoming an increasingly significant player in

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Record year for UK water dispense

  Record year for UK water dispense

The UK water dispense market, which includes bottled water coolers, mains-fed water dispensers and integrated tap systems, grew to record

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Bord Bia introduces new Food Processor Standard

  Bord Bia introduces new Food Processor Standard

Bord Bia has developed a new Food Processor Standard (FPS), which combines and replaces the Meat Processor Quality Assurance Standard* (MPQAS) and

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New study of consumer understanding of probiotics points to significant opportunities for the food industry

  New study of consumer understanding of probiotics points to significant opportunities for the food industry

Chr. Hansen has released the results from a global survey deployed in 16 countries around the world to gauge consumer

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IFEX is back – 29th-31st March – TEC, Belfast

  IFEX is back – 29th-31st March – TEC, Belfast

IFEX, Northern Ireland’s largest foodservice, hospitality, and retail event returns to the TEC, Belfast from 29th–31st March and celebrating its

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Abbey Logistics Grows Flour Division with Contract from Premier Foods

  Abbey Logistics Grows Flour Division with Contract from Premier Foods

Bulk road tanker specialist Abbey Logistics has been awarded a new contract to transport all bulk flour produced at Premier

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Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to NEC Birmingham for 2022

  Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to NEC Birmingham for 2022

Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022, the UK’s flagship packaging event, will reunite the industry when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC

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Müller and Waitrose to scrap the coloured milk cap

  Müller and Waitrose to scrap the coloured milk cap

Müller is partnering exclusively with Waitrose in a trial to scrap the humble blue, green and red caps used on

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Bord Bia CEO to step down

  Bord Bia CEO to step down

Bord Bia, the Irish Government agency responsible for the promotion of the food, drink, and horticulture industry globally, has announced

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New printed packaging service launched for food and drink SMEs

  New printed packaging service launched for food and drink SMEs

One of the UK’s leading label manufacturers is disrupting the packaging market with the launch of its new service to

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Britvic launches new female mentorship programme led by CFO, Joanne Wilson

  Britvic launches new female mentorship programme led by CFO, Joanne Wilson

Soft drinks company Britvic is taking decisive action to empower its women with the launch of an international mentorship programme.

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Farm to Fork: Innovative feed additive will reduce methane emissions from dairy cows in the EU

  Farm to Fork: Innovative feed additive will reduce methane emissions from dairy cows in the EU

European Union Member States have approved the marketing in the EU of an innovative feed additive, as proposed by the

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Improving soils to halt climate change ‘costing the earth’

  Improving soils to halt climate change ‘costing the earth’

Investing in the ground beneath our feet could have wide-ranging benefits for the environment, animal and human health – as

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Oat Milk Market Size Worth $7.66 Billion By 2028

  Oat Milk Market Size Worth $7.66 Billion By 2028

The global oat milk market size is expected to reach US$7.66 billion by 2028 according to a new study by Polaris

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