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Weak Norwegian Kroner Leads to Best Ever First Half Year For Norway’s Seafood Exports

    Weak Norwegian Kroner Leads to Best Ever First Half Year For Norway’s Seafood Exports

The export value of Norwegian seafood reached an all-time high for the first half of the year. In the first six months of this year, Norway exported seafood with a

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Cork Company Targets Bigger Slice of Irish Pizza Market With New Factory

    Cork Company Targets Bigger Slice of Irish Pizza Market With New Factory

Cork-based Saturday Pizzas is planning to take a bigger slice of the frozen pizza market in Ireland, after opening its new factory in Little Island with the support of its

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Kerry Introduces New Low/no Alcohol Botanical Flavour Extracts For No Alcohol Drinks

    Kerry Introduces New Low/no Alcohol Botanical Flavour Extracts For No Alcohol Drinks

Kerry Group, the Taste & Nutrition specialist, has released Botanicals Collection ZERO, an extensive range of high-quality, authentic botanical extracts — containing 0% ethanol — designed specifically for the low-

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Nespresso Invests SFr160 Million to Expand Swiss Production

    Nespresso Invests SFr160 Million to Expand Swiss Production

Nespresso has announced a SFr160 million (€150 million) investment to expand its Romont production centre in Switzerland to meet increasing consumer demand for its high-quality premium coffees and to support

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Time to Fix the Failures in the UK Food System, Says Parliamentary Committee

    Time to Fix the Failures in the UK Food System, Says Parliamentary Committee

The UK’s food system is failing, putting the health of the population, and of the planet, at risk, according to a new report from the House of Lords Committee on

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Carlsberg Inaugurates New Water Recycling Plant in Denmark

    Carlsberg Inaugurates New Water Recycling Plant in Denmark

Carlsberg Group has held a topping-out ceremony at a new water recycling plant at its Fredericia brewery in Denmark. The new facility will make the brewery the first in the

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Torben Dahl Nyholm Appointed as Arla Foods CFO

    Torben Dahl Nyholm Appointed as Arla Foods CFO

Arla Foods has appointed Torben Dahl Nyholm as its Chief Financial Officer, with immediate effect, in a move that underlines the strength of the company’s bench of senior talent and

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IRI Launches CPG Economic Indicators to Measure COVID-19 Impact on Consumer Spending and Pricing in Europe

    IRI Launches CPG Economic Indicators to Measure COVID-19 Impact on Consumer Spending and Pricing in Europe

IRI, a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and media companies, has released two economic indicators for CPG retailers and manufacturers in Europe in the wake of COVID-19.

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Danone Achieves Landmark Carbon Neutral Certification at Baby Formula Production Facility

    Danone Achieves Landmark Carbon Neutral Certification at Baby Formula Production Facility

Danone has announced that its facility in Wexford, Ireland, is the first baby formula production site in the world to be certified carbon neutral by the Carbon Trust, an independent

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New CEO For Kerry Foods

    New CEO For Kerry Foods

Kerry Group, the Taste and Nutrition company, has announced the appointment of Nick Robinson (pictured) as the new Chief Executive Officer of Kerry Foods. Nick Robinson, who is the current

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91% of Irish Agri-Food Companies Rank Covid-19 as Highest Priority Risk

    91% of Irish Agri-Food Companies Rank Covid-19 as Highest Priority Risk

Covid-19 has been ranked as the highest priority risk facing the agri-food sector, according to ‘Bord Bia’s Risk Readiness Radar’, the most robust and accurate risk assessment of the Irish

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2020 InnoBev Awards Winners

    2020 InnoBev Awards Winners

The winners of the 2020 InnoBev Awards have been announced. The fourth annual InnoBev Awards were organised by global food and drink experts Zenith Global and attracted over 120 entries

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Diageo Takes Stride Towards Climate Change Goal with First Carbon Neutral Distillery

    Diageo Takes Stride Towards Climate Change Goal with First Carbon Neutral Distillery

Diageo has announced that its new Kentucky whiskey distillery in the US, which will distill Bulleit, is expected to be carbon neutral – becoming one of the largest in North

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Palsgaard Invests €100 Million in Danish facility

    Palsgaard Invests €100 Million in Danish facility

Emulsifier manufacturer Palsgaard has announced the investment of DKr750 million (€100 million) to more than double production capacity at its Danish facility by 2024. A new spray cooling tower will

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PPMA Show 2020 Postponed

    PPMA Show 2020 Postponed

Following detailed conversations with the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), and in the interests of health and safety for all concerned, the PPMA has taken the decision to postpone this year’s

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Fazer Group Introduces Plant-based Oat Choco and Milk Chocolate With No Added Sugar

    Fazer Group Introduces Plant-based Oat Choco and Milk Chocolate With No Added Sugar

Fazer Group is responding to customer wishes and rising food trends by introducing two new chocolatey innovations. The company has introduced two new small tablets, plant-based Fazer Oat Choco and

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Lower Production Costs and Exceptional Aid Measures Led to a Modest Increase in Average Irish Farm Income in 2019

    Lower Production Costs and Exceptional Aid Measures Led to a Modest Increase in Average Irish Farm Income in 2019

The average family farm income rose by 2% in Ireland in 2019, according to a new report by Teagasc (Agriculture and Food Development Authority). A combination of factors were responsible

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Hinch Distillery Wins Significant Business in the Asia Pacific

    Hinch Distillery Wins Significant Business in the Asia Pacific

Northern Ireland-based Hinch Distillery has won significant business in the Asia Pacific region for its successful Irish whiskey and gin. The company has used a mix of its own international

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Lactalis UK & Ireland Invests in Seriously Brand With NPD and Packaging Relaunch

    Lactalis UK & Ireland Invests in Seriously Brand With NPD and Packaging Relaunch

Lactalis UK & Ireland is investing in its award-winning Seriously brand with an innovative new product launch and packaging refresh. New Seriously Nuggets is the brand’s latest launch into the hot

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Unilever to Invest €1 Billion in New Measures to Combat Climate Change

    Unilever to Invest €1 Billion in New Measures to Combat Climate Change

Unilever has set out a new range of measures and commitments designed to improve the health of the planet by taking even more decisive action to fight climate change, and

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Britvic Appoints New Chief Procurement Officer

    Britvic Appoints New Chief Procurement Officer

Britvic has appointed Matt Swindall to the role of Chief Procurement Officer. Matt Swindall has more than 20 years of experience working for Coca-Cola, both for Coca-Cola Enterprises in Europe

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The Great Reset – IGD Maps Out Four Post-lockdown Scanarios For Retail and Foodservice

    The Great Reset – IGD Maps Out Four Post-lockdown Scanarios For Retail and Foodservice

COVID-19 has caused a monumental shift in consumers’ food and drink habits. The boundaries between eating at home and out-of-home, once blurred, have now broken down, resulting in unprecedented changes

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Katherine Condon is Appointed Distiller at Midleton Distillery

  Katherine Condon is Appointed Distiller at Midleton Distillery

Irish Distillers, producer of some of the world’s best loved Irish whiskeys, has announced the appointment of Katherine Condon (pictured)

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Premier Foods Reports a Year of Substantial Progress

  Premier Foods Reports a Year of Substantial Progress

Premier Foods has reported group revenue of £847.1 million for the 52 weeks ended 28 March 2020 – up 2.8%

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Tetra Pak Introduces First-of-its-kind Low Energy Processing Line For Juice, Nectar and Still Drinks

  Tetra Pak Introduces First-of-its-kind Low Energy Processing Line For Juice, Nectar and Still Drinks

Tetra Pak has launched a new, first-of-its-kind low-energy processing line for juice, nectar and still drinks (JNSD) to take beverage processing

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Salty Snacks in Germany – Balancing Indulgence and Health

  Salty Snacks in Germany – Balancing Indulgence and Health

Indulgence is regarded as highly important to the average German consumer and in surveys these consumers generally respond more positively

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Lidl Ireland Announces €50 Million Investment in Irish Drinks Industry

  Lidl Ireland Announces €50 Million Investment in Irish Drinks Industry

Lidl Ireland has announced a multi-million-euro investment in nine long-standing Irish suppliers that comes amid much uncertainty in the drinks

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PepsiCo Releases 2019 Sustainability Report

  PepsiCo Releases 2019 Sustainability Report

PepsiCo has  published its 2019 Sustainability Report, highlighting progress toward its sustainability goals and reaffirming the company’s agenda to help

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New Whey Ingredient Slows Age-related Muscle Decline

  New Whey Ingredient Slows Age-related Muscle Decline

Arla Foods Ingredients has launched a new whey protein ingredient which is clinically proven to counteract age-related muscle mass decline.

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Tesco Retreats From Poland

  Tesco Retreats From Poland

Tesco has sold its business in Poland to Salling Group. The transaction, which is subject to antitrust approval, includes the

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Cargill Strengthens Gourmet Chocolate Offerings With €3.5 Million Investment

  Cargill Strengthens Gourmet Chocolate Offerings With €3.5 Million Investment

Cargill has invested €3.5 million in its site at Kalmthout in Belgium to increase its capabilities for producing gourmet chocolate.

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Crisis Has Speeded Up Food E-commerce Boom

  Crisis Has Speeded Up Food E-commerce Boom

The current boom in online food sales brought about by the coronavirus pandemic has provided a preview of the likely

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Successfully Communicating Sustainability Leads The Top Packaging Trends

  Successfully Communicating Sustainability Leads The Top Packaging Trends

Clearly and successfully communicating sustainability credentials to consumers is key to developments in food and drinks packaging. This benchmark has

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Tetra Pak Commits to Net Zero Emissions

  Tetra Pak Commits to Net Zero Emissions

Tetra Pak has reconfirmed its strategic priority in driving the sustainability transformation by setting an ambition for net zero emissions

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Kerry Greatly Expands its Plant Protein Range

  Kerry Greatly Expands its Plant Protein Range

Kerry, the ‘taste & nutrition company’, has announced an extensive expansion to its nutritional plant protein range. This expansion broadens

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Arla Foods Introduces Sustainable Packaging For Skyr to Reduce Plastic by 40%

  Arla Foods Introduces Sustainable Packaging For Skyr to Reduce Plastic by 40%

Every year, consumers across Europe buy 17 million skyr buckets from Arla Foods. Now, the international dairy group is ready

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Upfield Group to Invest €50 Million into Future of Plant-based Foods

  Upfield Group to Invest €50 Million into Future of Plant-based Foods

Upfield Group, the global leader in plant-based margarines, spreads and cheeses, is to invest €50 million in a new state-

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2020 InnoBev Awards Finalists Announced

  2020 InnoBev Awards Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2020 InnoBev Awards have been announced. Organised by food and drink experts Zenith Global, the awards

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Nestlé to Acquire Majority Stake in Vital Proteins

  Nestlé to Acquire Majority Stake in Vital Proteins

Nestlé Health Science, a global leader in the field of nutritional science, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Vital Proteins, the market leader

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Irish Distillers Appoints New Master Distiller at Midleton Distillery

  Irish Distillers Appoints New Master Distiller at Midleton Distillery

Irish Distillers has announced the appointment of Kevin O’Gorman (pictured) as the new Master Distiller at Midleton Distillery. He takes

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Unilever to Unify Legal Structure

  Unilever to Unify Legal Structure

Unilever has announced plans to unify its group legal structure under a single parent company – Unilever PLC – creating

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DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences Drives Dairy Industry Innovation with Chymostar™ Cheese Coagulant

  DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences Drives Dairy Industry Innovation with Chymostar™ Cheese Coagulant

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has announced the global launch of DuPont™ Danisco® Chymostar™, a new milk coagulating preparation for the dairy

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PepsiCo Invests €31 Million in Gazpachos Plant in Spain

  PepsiCo Invests €31 Million in Gazpachos Plant in Spain

Alvalle, the gazpachos brand owned by PepsiCo, has started operations at its new Spanish plant – ‘LaCocina de Alvalle’ –

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European Natural Mineral Water Sector Pledges 90% Glass Packaging Collection Target

  European Natural Mineral Water Sector Pledges 90% Glass Packaging Collection Target

EFBW, which represents European natural mineral and spring water producers, has joined “Close the Glass Loop” – the industry stewardship

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Clearance For Danone’s Acquisition of Harrogate Water Brands

  Clearance For Danone’s Acquisition of Harrogate Water Brands

The CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) in the UK has cleared the anticipated acquisition by Danone of Harrogate Water Brands.

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Mondelēz International Announces Significant Packaging Innovation With Philadelphia Tubs and Lids Set to be Made With Recycled Plastic

  Mondelēz International Announces Significant Packaging Innovation With Philadelphia Tubs and Lids Set to be Made With Recycled Plastic

Mondelēz International has announced that Philadelphia cream cheese sold in the UK and Europe is to be made with recycled

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Study Finds Consumers Closely Monitor Fats, Oils in Packaged Food

  Study Finds Consumers Closely Monitor Fats, Oils in Packaged Food

Most consumers (68 percent) across the world report closely monitoring the type and amount of fat and oil in their

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China Gives Green Light to Whey Permeate Imports

  China Gives Green Light to Whey Permeate Imports

Arla Foods Ingredients has welcomed the news that whey permeate can now be exported to China for use in food

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Campari Group Acquires Stake in Leading E-commerce Platform for Wines and Premium Spirits in Italy

  Campari Group Acquires Stake in Leading E-commerce Platform for Wines and Premium Spirits in Italy

Campari Group has acquired a 49% interest in Tannico for €23.4 million. Founded in 2013, Tannico is the market leader

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Müller Adds First Ever Skyr Product

  Müller Adds First Ever Skyr Product

Müller, the number one dairy brand in the UK[1], is set to shake up the super thick yogurt segment with

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The Federation of Bakers Promotes the Role of Bread in the UK Diet

  The Federation of Bakers Promotes the Role of Bread in the UK Diet

A new updated review has been launched by the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF), which outlines the role bread (including white,

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Wyke Farms Appoints New Chairman

  Wyke Farms Appoints New Chairman

Wyke Farms, one of the UK’s largest independent cheese makers and milk processors, producing over 13,000 tonnes of cheddar per

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Orkla Acquires Havrefras Brand

  Orkla Acquires Havrefras Brand

Orkla has signed and completed an agreement with PepsiCo to purchase the Havrefras brand, including Rug Fras and Mini Fras,

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Strong Financial Performance by C&C Group But COVID-19 Will Impact Strategy

  Strong Financial Performance by C&C Group But COVID-19 Will Impact Strategy

C&C Group increased net revenue by 7.8% on a constant currency basis to €1.719 billion and operating profit (excluding the

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