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Müller set to increase recyclability by converting all coloured milk caps to clear

    Müller set to increase recyclability by converting all coloured milk caps to clear

Following a series of successful trials, Müller Milk & Ingredients has started switching its coloured milk bottle caps to clear, and aims to convert its whole range by summer 2023.

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Lakeland Dairies signs new deal worth over €1 million with Lidl Ireland

    Lakeland Dairies signs new deal worth over €1 million with Lidl Ireland

Lidl Ireland has announced a new contract extension worth more than €1 million with Lakeland Dairies, based in County Cavan. This new deal will see the Killeshandra-based dairy co-op supply

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Brewing industry to benefit from new automation solution

    Brewing industry to benefit from new automation solution

ABB has launched its ABB Ability™ BeerMaker intelligent process control solution to further support breweries in their operational efficiency through digital transformation. ABB’s brewmaster, who has the notable achievement of

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New appointment to lead the development of organic sector in Bord Bia

    New appointment to lead the development of organic sector in Bord Bia

Bord Bia has appointed Emmet Doyle, from Cork city, as the first Bord Bia Organic Sector Manager. This is the first full-time resource within the organisation for the organic sector

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Food and drink industry faces investment decisions as cost pressures soar

    Food and drink industry faces investment decisions as cost pressures soar

Nearly 50% of food and drink manufacturers have cut or paused investment projects as they face the toughest trading conditions anyone can remember, according to new research by the Food

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ALDI announces €73 million Dublin expansion

    ALDI announces €73 million Dublin expansion

ALDI has announced an ambitious plan to expand its store network in Dublin to include €73 million investment in 11 new stores in the city over the next five years.

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Moy Park secures new supply deal with Getir

    Moy Park secures new supply deal with Getir

Leading UK food company, Moy Park, has secured a supply deal with, Getir, which will see eight of its Moy Park branded fresh, coated and ready to eat chicken products

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Luminaries of Ireland’s whiskey industry honoured

    Luminaries of Ireland’s whiskey industry honoured

Eight Irish whiskey industry figures who have made outstanding contributions to the sector were recognised at the recent Irish Whiskey Association’s Chairman’s Awards ceremony, at the Westin Hotel in Dublin.

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Nearly 10% of food goes to waste in the supply chain

    Nearly 10% of food goes to waste in the supply chain

Stock inefficiencies and inventory ‘black holes’ are exacerbating the supply chain crisis for food companies according to new research.  Nearly 10% of stock is lost – either through the 7.1% which is damaged or

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Bakkavor proposes closure of two UK sites

    Bakkavor proposes closure of two UK sites

Bakkavor, the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, is proposing to close two of its sites – Bakkavor Salads in Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, and Bakkavor Desserts in

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First Milk agrees new whey partnership with Arla Foods Ingredients

    First Milk agrees new whey partnership with Arla Foods Ingredients

British dairy co-operative, First Milk, has announced that it has agreed a new partnership with Arla Foods Ingredients to produce a specialist whey protein powder at its Lake District Creamery.

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IRI report indicates small and mid-sized manufacturers losing ground in volume and value to private labels

    IRI report indicates small and mid-sized manufacturers losing ground in volume and value to private labels

The latest biannual ‘FMCG Demand Signals’ report from IRI has revealed that Private Labels now make up 36% of total FMCG value sales in Europe (€216 billion) – up from 34%

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Mondelēz International Contributed £933 Million to UK Economy in 2021

    Mondelēz International Contributed £933 Million to UK Economy in 2021

Mondelēz International, makers and bakers of iconic brands including Cadbury, OREO and Maynards Bassetts, has launched its latest economic and social report – Mondelēz UK: Making the Right Impact – which

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Scotch Whisky Industry Revises Marketing Code of Practice

    Scotch Whisky Industry Revises Marketing Code of Practice

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has published the 5th edition of its Code of Practice for the Responsible Marketing and Promotion of Scotch Whisky. The Code, which came into force

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Irish foodservice sector rebounds to pre-pandemic levels, but significant challenges are on the horizon

    Irish foodservice sector rebounds to pre-pandemic levels, but significant challenges are on the horizon

The findings of Bord Bia’s 2022 Irish Foodservice Market Insights Report show that the Irish foodservice, or ‘out of home’, industry experienced significant growth of 61% in value to reach over €8.2 billion

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Ballygowan Irish Natural Mineral Water announces 4-year sponsorship with IRFU

    Ballygowan Irish Natural Mineral Water announces 4-year sponsorship with IRFU

Ballygowan, Ireland’s number one water brand, part of Britvic Ireland, has been announced as the Official Water Partner of Irish Rugby in a new four year deal.  The partnership sees Ballygowan

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Over 90% of Irish whiskey producers have had production negatively impacted by supply chain issues

    Over 90% of Irish whiskey producers have had production negatively impacted by supply chain issues

92% of Irish whiskey producers have said that supply chain delays have negatively impacted on their recent production output and will likely impact future production output. That’s according to a

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Specialist food manufacturer boosts productivity and turnover after Made Smarter support

    Specialist food manufacturer boosts productivity and turnover after Made Smarter support

A specialist food manufacturer has experienced a boost in productivity and is forecasting a 30% increase in turnover after investing in automation technology with the support of Made Smarter. Firstplay

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British hospitality loses 2,200 sites in three months as business cost challenges mount

    British hospitality loses 2,200 sites in three months as business cost challenges mount

Britain’s licensed sector – the universe of pubs, bars restaurants, cafes and hotels – saw a net decline of one closure every hour in the third quarter of 2022, the

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New £35 million facility for Guala Closures in Scotland

    New £35 million facility for Guala Closures in Scotland

A state-of-the-art £36 million superfactory will secure the Scottish future of a company crucial to the whisky industry. The huge investment includes a £3.3 million grant from Scottish Enterprise and

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Twelve AgTech and Agri-food Start-Ups Selected for AgTechUCD’s Second Accelerator Programme

    Twelve AgTech and Agri-food Start-Ups Selected for AgTechUCD’s Second Accelerator Programme

The AgTechUCD Innovation Centre has announced the twelve start-ups (profiled below) selected for its second accelerator programme dedicated to early-stage AgTech and Agri-food start-ups with global potential. The participating start-ups

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Nestlé translates scientific discovery on early-life brain development in first product of its kind

    Nestlé translates scientific discovery on early-life brain development in first product of its kind

The first years of life are a particularly important period for brain development and learning. Breast milk, the ideal choice for infant nutrition, contains nutrients and bioactive components that are

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ALDI signs new €10 million deal with Irish artisan pizza makers

  ALDI signs new €10 million deal with Irish artisan pizza makers

ALDI Ireland has agreed a new deal with Dublin-based pizza suppliers Sorrento Pizza, worth €10 million over the next four

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Bord Bia invests €1 million in beef promotions to support the industry

  Bord Bia invests €1 million in beef promotions to support the industry

Bord Bia has announced a €1,000,000 investment in beef marketing across key UK and EU markets this autumn to support

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Clearly Drinks reaches key environmental milestone

  Clearly Drinks reaches key environmental milestone

UK soft drinks manufacturer, Clearly Drinks, has announced that it has reached a key milestone in its environmental strategy, achieving

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New report by Baker & Baker highlights significant opportunity for growth in the vegan sweet bakery market

  New report by Baker & Baker highlights significant opportunity for growth in the vegan sweet bakery market

A new UK report by Baker & Baker, a leading European bakery products manufacturer, shows the significant opportunity for growth in the

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Mondelēz International Launches Cadbury Dairy Milk Packaging in UK&I using Certified Recycled Plastic

  Mondelēz International Launches Cadbury Dairy Milk Packaging in UK&I using Certified Recycled Plastic

Mondelēz International has announced that its Cadbury Dairy Milk and Cadbury Mini Snowballs 110g sharing bars, which are made in

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Irish Distillers adds digital label solution to support responsible choices

  Irish Distillers adds digital label solution to support responsible choices

Irish Distillers, producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has announced the launch of a

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Unilever CEO to retire at end of next year

  Unilever CEO to retire at end of next year

Unilever has announced that CEO Alan Jope (pictured) has informed the Board of his intention to retire from the company

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Drinks producers urged to get ready for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme as SEPA publishes new guidance

  Drinks producers urged to get ready for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme as SEPA publishes new guidance

New, step-by-step guidance has been published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to ensure drinks producers are ready when

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£6.1 million funding boost to accelerate digitalisation among SME food and drink manufacturers

  £6.1 million funding boost to accelerate digitalisation among SME food and drink manufacturers

A trailblazing programme that has backed 2,500 manufacturers to adopt new digital technology and skills to create growth and jobs

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Tayto Group bags a spot in Asda’s Scottish ‘aisles’

  Tayto Group bags a spot in Asda’s Scottish ‘aisles’

Northern Ireland-based Tayto Group has secured a deal with Asda to list three additional lines of crisps, including two new

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Pearse Lyons Distillery awarded prestigious Bord Bia Origin Green Gold Membership status

  Pearse Lyons Distillery awarded prestigious Bord Bia Origin Green Gold Membership status

In recognition of its unwavering commitment to sustainability, Pearse Lyons Distillery has achieved Gold Membership, the highest and most prestigious standard

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UK Food and Beverage Sector M&As drop by 29%

  UK Food and Beverage Sector M&As drop by 29%

The latest UK Food and Beverage Sector M&A report from corporate finance house, Oghma Partners, shows that UK Food and

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ALDI signs new €8.5 million deal with Irish confectioners to supply stores in Ireland, the UK and US

  ALDI signs new €8.5 million deal with Irish confectioners to supply stores in Ireland, the UK and US

ALDI Ireland has agreed two new deals with Irish-based suppliers Broderick’s Handmade Cakery and Cookie Dó, worth a total of

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Nestlé explores emerging technologies for animal-free dairy proteins

  Nestlé explores emerging technologies for animal-free dairy proteins

Nestlé has announced that it is exploring emerging technologies for the development of animal-free dairy protein-based products. This move complements

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Drinks hub manufacturer embraces augmented reality to accelerate growth

  Drinks hub manufacturer embraces augmented reality to accelerate growth

A manufacturer of juice dispensers is using augmented reality to transform its sales process, drive productivity and create new jobs.

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Müller skims off 500 tonnes of virgin plastic annually with new cream pot

  Müller skims off 500 tonnes of virgin plastic annually with new cream pot

Müller Milk & Ingredients is to remove 500 tonnes of virgin plastic from its annual production of cream pots by

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Manhattan Popcorn has already achieved industry targets of 35% less emissions 8 years ahead of the 2030 deadline

  Manhattan Popcorn has already achieved industry targets of 35% less emissions 8 years ahead of the 2030 deadline

The Irish government recently announced ambitious new sectoral emissions ceilings, setting Ireland on a pathway to turn the tide on

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Lifeline for fizzy-drinks manufacturers struggling to source CO2

  Lifeline for fizzy-drinks manufacturers struggling to source CO2

Leeds-based CO2Sustain is reminding carbonated drinks manufacturers that its patented additive can cut by 12% the amount of CO2 needed to add fizz during

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Half of consumers want carbon footprint labelling on food products

  Half of consumers want carbon footprint labelling on food products

The Compleat Food Group (TCFG), the chilled prepared food processor, has launched a White Paper advising the UK Grocery sector

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Consumers craving health benefits and novelty from beverages

  Consumers craving health benefits and novelty from beverages

Beverages associated with health benefits, sustainability and better nutrition are soaring in popularity among food service consumers, according to a

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Irish Distillers announces €250 million investment plan for new distillery in Midleton

  Irish Distillers announces €250 million investment plan for new distillery in Midleton

Irish Distillers, producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has today announced it will invest

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Opportunity for manufacturers globally to innovate in cheese-flavoured snacks – Kerry consumer research

  Opportunity for manufacturers globally to innovate in cheese-flavoured snacks – Kerry consumer research

Consumers across the world associate cheese flavours with indulgence, comfort and freshness with significant variation in different regions, according to

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Glanbia Ireland reveals new identity

  Glanbia Ireland reveals new identity

Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited and Glanbia Ireland, a world-class food and nutrition business, will in future be known as Tirlán,

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Irish Government opens second call under €100 million Brexit response scheme for Agri-Food Sector

  Irish Government opens second call under €100 million Brexit response scheme for Agri-Food Sector

The Irish Government has launched the second call for applications under its €100 million Scheme for the agri-food sector. The

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IFST Appoints Tim McLachlan as Chief Executive

Tim McLachlan is to be appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST),

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Leading Foodservice Provider Unveils Ambitious Expansion Plans for Northern Ireland

  Leading Foodservice Provider Unveils Ambitious Expansion Plans for Northern Ireland

Leading foodservice provider Sysco Ireland has revealed plans to double the size of its Northern Ireland operation within five years

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Almonds still the most used nut in product introductions across Europe

  Almonds still the most used nut in product introductions across Europe

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

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PPMA Total Show 2022 – the ‘must attend’ event this Autumn

  PPMA Total Show 2022 – the ‘must attend’ event this Autumn

With a myriad of new product launches, innovative technologies and live demonstrations of the latest smart manufacturing solutions, PPMA Total

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Green light for new £150 million drinks canning plant

  Green light for new £150 million drinks canning plant

Antrim and Newtownabbey Council’s planning committee has approved one of the biggest investments in advanced manufacturing in Northern Ireland –

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Belfast Distillery Company invests £22 million in new J&J McConnell’s Distillery and Visitor Centre

  Belfast Distillery Company invests £22 million in new J&J McConnell’s Distillery and Visitor Centre

Belfast Distillery Company is to invest £22.3 million at Crumlin Road Gaol. The major investment includes plans to regenerate the A

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PepsiCo Europe embraces digital start-ups to unlock sustainability solutions across the supply chain

  PepsiCo Europe embraces digital start-ups to unlock sustainability solutions across the supply chain

PepsiCo has announced that it will elevate its supply chain in Europe, and collaborate with breakthrough start-up companies to pilot ground-breaking

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Award for ReCover Packaging for new technology which reduces food waste and improves plastic recycling

  Award for ReCover Packaging for new technology which reduces food waste and improves plastic recycling

An innovative and entrepreneurial Scottish company which makes a significant contribution to food safety and reducing unrecyclable plastic waste has

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