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Mixed outlook for British hospitality in 2024 after 800 licensed premises lost in Q4

    Mixed outlook for British hospitality in 2024 after 800 licensed premises lost in Q4

Britain’s number of licensed premises dropped by 0.8% in the fourth quarter of 2023, the latest Hospitality Market Monitor from CGA by NIQ and AlixPartners reveals. The figure is equivalent to 803 net closures in three months, or

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Lidl Ireland announces €1.6 billion worth of goods and services procured from Irish suppliers and business partners in 2023

    Lidl Ireland announces €1.6 billion worth of goods and services procured from Irish suppliers and business partners in 2023

Lidl Ireland has announced that more than €1.6 billion worth of goods and services was procured from Irish suppliers and business partners by the retailer in 2023. A total of

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A third of Irish consumers are drinking more low and non-alcohol drinks, says CGA’s OPUS survey

    A third of Irish consumers are drinking more low and non-alcohol drinks, says CGA’s OPUS survey

A third (33%) of Irish consumers have increased the frequency that they drink low and non-alcoholic alternatives in the past year, outpacing any other category when they’re out in bars,

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Ornua appoints Conor Galvin as Chief Executive Officer

    Ornua appoints Conor Galvin as Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Ornua Co-operative has announced the appointment of Conor Galvin (pictured) as Chief Executive. Ornua is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products and has annualised sales of over

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Diageo contributes €13 billion to Europe’s economy every year

    Diageo contributes €13 billion to Europe’s economy every year

A new report from Oxford Economics shows that Diageo – a global leader in beverage alcohol, with brands including Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Baileys and Guinness – is contributing over €13

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ALDI invested another €1.1 billion with Irish suppliers in 2023

    ALDI invested another €1.1 billion with Irish suppliers in 2023

ALDI has announced that it has spent €1.1 billion with Irish suppliers in 2023, a year which saw the opening of six new stores and ALDI being voted the most

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Food and drink makers secure Made Smarter backing

    Food and drink makers secure Made Smarter backing

SME manufacturers in the UK food and drink sector are the latest to secure backing from Made Smarter’s trailblazing adoption programme. Brightside Brewing Company, Just Bee Honey, Studio Bakery, Chandley

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BIA Innovator Campus — the first National Centre of Excellence for Irish start-up, micro and small food businesses — officially opens in Athenry following an €8 million capital investment

    BIA Innovator Campus — the first National Centre of Excellence for Irish start-up, micro and small food businesses — officially opens in Athenry following an €8 million capital investment

Ireland’s first National Centre of Excellence dedicated to supporting start-up, micro and small food businesses has been officially opened in Athenry, County Galway. BIA Innovator Campus will drive regional and national growth

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Britvic plc appoints Rémy Sharps as the Managing Director of Britvic Teisseire International

    Britvic plc appoints Rémy Sharps as the Managing Director of Britvic Teisseire International

Britvic plc has announces the appointment of Rémy Sharps as the Managing Director of Britvic Teissiere International, Britvic’s business unit which includes all operations in mainland Europe and all export

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Ahascragh Distillery awarded Origin Green Membership

    Ahascragh Distillery awarded Origin Green Membership

Ahascragh Distillery has been recognised as a verified member of  Origin Green, Ireland’s national food and drink sustainability programme. The membership further highlights the distillery’s  commitment to sustainable practices and

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Tirlán announces CEO transition

    Tirlán announces CEO transition

The Board of Tirlán Co-operative Society Limited, the Irish agri-food business, has announced that after leading the organisation through its recent transformation and a highly successful 40-year career, Jim Bergin (pictured

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Bord Bia to reactivate €1.6 million campaign in China following resumption of Irish beef exports

    Bord Bia to reactivate €1.6 million campaign in China following resumption of Irish beef exports

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has confirmed the resumption of Irish beef exports to China after a ten week suspension by the General Administration of Customs

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Small Packs on Fast Flow Wrapping Lines: How to Comply with Weighing Legislations

    Small Packs on Fast Flow Wrapping Lines: How to Comply with Weighing Legislations

In modern food manufacturing, where speed and precision intertwine, those manufacturers navigating horizontal flow wrapping lines encounter a distinct set of challenges. As production accelerates to meet the demands of

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Scotch whisky boosts UK economy by £7.1 billion

    Scotch whisky boosts UK economy by £7.1 billion

The contribution of the Scotch Whisky industry to the UK economy reached £7.1 billion in 2022. A new report by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) also reveals the industry supports

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Ground-breaking Artificial Intelligence platform secures backing from Yorkshire AI Labs

    Ground-breaking Artificial Intelligence platform secures backing from Yorkshire AI Labs

IntelliAM, a new Artificial Intelligence platform to help global food and beverage companies cut downtime and boost productivity, has completed an initial fundraising with venture capital funding and tech know-how

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Irish food and drink exports exceed €16 billion for second consecutive year

    Irish food and drink exports exceed €16 billion for second consecutive year

The value of Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture exports were almost €16.3 billion in 2023, according to Bord Bia’s Export Performance and Prospects report 2023/24. Exports were impacted by inflation

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Senior management changes at Mannock

    Senior management changes at Mannock

Mannok, the building products and packaging manufacturer, has announced the appointment of Dara O’Reilly (pictured centre) as its next CEO. He will succeed Liam McCaffrey (pictured right) who is set

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Predictions for 2024 Top Beverage Trends

    Predictions for 2024 Top Beverage Trends

Flavorman, a leading custom beverage development company, has announced its annual predictions for the upcoming trends in the beverage industry for 2024. Renowned for its accurate foresight, Flavorman provides valuable

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Made Smarter national roll-out to turbo charge SME manufacturers in British food and drink sector

    Made Smarter national roll-out to turbo charge SME manufacturers in British food and drink sector

Made Smarter, a programme helping SME manufacturers in the UK food and drink sector access technology and digital skills, is to be rolled out nationally. The Government has committed to

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C&D Foods to invest €48 million in Longford facility

    C&D Foods to invest €48 million in Longford facility

The petfood division of ABP Food Group, C&D Foods, has announced an investment of €48 million for its flagship facility at Edgeworthstown, County Longford. The investment, which includes the creation

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Kerry Group agrees €150 million acquisition

    Kerry Group agrees €150 million acquisition

Kerry Group plc, the global taste & nutrition company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire part of the global lactase enzyme business of Chr. Hansen Holding A/S and

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£15.6 million boost for low-emission food production systems in the UK

    £15.6 million boost for low-emission food production systems in the UK

Innovate UK and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) are set to invest £15.6 million in 32 projects as part of the novel low-emission food production systems competition.

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Origin Green Gold Membership 2023 Recognises Sustainability Excellence in Irish Food and Drink Sector

  Origin Green Gold Membership 2023 Recognises Sustainability Excellence in Irish Food and Drink Sector

Bord Bia has acknowledged the sustainability performance of 97 Irish food and drink companies that have attained Origin Green Gold

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European Commission approves ‘Irish Grass Fed Beef’ as new island-of-Ireland Geographical Indication

  European Commission approves ‘Irish Grass Fed Beef’ as new island-of-Ireland Geographical Indication

The European Commission has added ‘Irish Grass Fed Beef’ to the register of Protected Geographical Indications (PGI), signifying the fourth

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Record €19 billion in Irish agri-food exports

  Record €19 billion in Irish agri-food exports

The Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine has published its Annual Review and Outlook for 2023, which underlines the

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Ahascragh Distillery awarded for leadership in decarbonising the energy source for the distilling industry in Ireland

  Ahascragh Distillery awarded for leadership in decarbonising the energy source for the distilling industry in Ireland

Ahascragh Distillery has taken home a prestigious award for the Innovative Deployment of Renewable Energy at the 2023 Sustainable Energy

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Tate & Lyle research highlights young people are driving growth in bakery

  Tate & Lyle research highlights young people are driving growth in bakery

Tate & Lyle’s new consumer insights report1 reveals significant growth opportunities in the bakery sector, with almost half of young

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Value of Irish foodservice industry increases but cost-of-living crisis impacting consumers – Bord Bia report

  Value of Irish foodservice industry increases but cost-of-living crisis impacting consumers – Bord Bia report

Findings from Bord Bia’s annual Foodservice Market Insights report show that the Irish ‘out of home’ sector was up nearly

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Irish Whiskey tourism shows continued strong post-Covid recovery, but fresh challenges face the sector

  Irish Whiskey tourism shows continued strong post-Covid recovery, but fresh challenges face the sector

A recent survey of Irish Whiskey distilleries shows a strong boost in staff and visitor numbers this year, but also

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Closures slow after Britain’s licensed premises drop below 100,000

  Closures slow after Britain’s licensed premises drop below 100,000

Britain’s number of licensed premises has fallen by 3.6% over the last 12 months to 99,916 sites, according to the latest Hospitality Market Monitor from CGA by

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70-80Mha of additional cropland is required by 2030 to sustain the world’s demand for food, feed, fuel and natural capital

  70-80Mha of additional cropland is required by 2030 to sustain the world’s demand for food, feed, fuel and natural capital

McKinsey & Company has released its latest insight on catalyzing a sustainable land use transition, revealing that 70-80Mha of additional

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Consumers still craving Ireland’s On Premise despite cost of living crisis

  Consumers still craving Ireland’s On Premise despite cost of living crisis

Some of Ireland’s consumers have reduced their On Premise visits because of soaring costs, but most remain eager to eat

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Strategic collaboration between Teagasc and SETU to enhance the Growing Malting, Brewing and Distilling sector in Ireland

  Strategic collaboration between Teagasc and SETU to enhance the Growing Malting, Brewing and Distilling sector in Ireland

Ireland’s South-East is Ireland’s principal area for the production of grain for the drinks sector, is also home to a

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Irish dairy industry worth €17.6 billion to the economy

  Irish dairy industry worth €17.6 billion to the economy

Dairy Industry Ireland (DII), the Ibec association representing the sector, has unveiled a new comprehensive report that highlights the substantial

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Ornua unveils new €40 million development at Kerrygold Park

  Ornua unveils new €40 million development at Kerrygold Park

Ornua, the owner of Kerrygold, has unveiled a new €40 million development at Kerrygold Park, its flagship butter production facility

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A Taste of Things to Come!

  A Taste of Things to Come!

Teagasc has established a new apple research orchard at its crops research centre in Oak Park, Carlow. This new research

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PepsiCo to invest further €39 million in Cork facility

  PepsiCo to invest further €39 million in Cork facility

PepsiCo, a global food and beverage leader, has announced a €39 million expansion of its manufacturing facilities at its site

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Resilient UK food and drink manufacturers remain confident despite mounting challenges

  Resilient UK food and drink manufacturers remain confident despite mounting challenges

Eight in 10 (81%) leaders in the UK food and drink sector feel positive about the prospects of the industry

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£17.4 million funding for Better Food for All

  £17.4 million funding for Better Food for All

Through the Innovate UK Better Food for All competition, 47 winning projects will each receive a share of £17.4 million

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Scotch Whisky visitor centres become top tourist attraction in Scotland

  Scotch Whisky visitor centres become top tourist attraction in Scotland

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has revealed that visitor numbers to Scotch Whisky visitor centres throughout Scotland have once again

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Bakery giants Allied Bakeries and Grupo Bimbo UK join the Federation of Bakers

  Bakery giants Allied Bakeries and Grupo Bimbo UK join the Federation of Bakers

Two of the nations‘ largest bakery manufacturers, Allied Bakeries and Grupo Bimbo UK, have joined the Federation of Bakers (FOB).

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Killybegs to benefit from significant €50 million seafood sector investment

  Killybegs to benefit from significant €50 million seafood sector investment

Killybegs in County Donegal, which one of Ireland’s busiest seafood hubs, is to benefit from a total €50 million investment

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On premise operators see double-digit growth in Ireland

  On premise operators see double-digit growth in Ireland

Ireland’s on premise enjoyed double-digit percentage growth in the first six months of 2023, according to CGA by NIQ’s On

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FoodCloud secures Enterprise Ireland R&D support to accelerate the impact of food redistribution and cut food waste at scale

  FoodCloud secures Enterprise Ireland R&D support to accelerate the impact of food redistribution and cut food waste at scale

FoodCloud, a tech-based social enterprise which redistributes food which would otherwise end up as waste, has been awarded more than €500,000 research and

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Lidl Ireland announces landmark €60 million deal with O’Brien Fine Foods

  Lidl Ireland announces landmark €60 million deal with O’Brien Fine Foods

Lidl Ireland has announced a major supply deal with Kildare-based cooked meats producer, O’Brien Fine Foods, valued at €60 million.

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Dawn Meats to invest €10 million in newly acquired facility

  Dawn Meats to invest €10 million in newly acquired facility

Dawn Meats, the Waterford-based premium meat processor, has welcomed the decision of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) to

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CPI launches multi-million-pound food innovation centre in North East England

  CPI launches multi-million-pound food innovation centre in North East England

CPI (Centre for Process Innovation) has launched a new multi-million-pound food innovation centre that will put the North East of

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ALDI signs new contracts worth €26 million with four Irish suppliers

  ALDI signs new contracts worth €26 million with four Irish suppliers

ALDI Ireland has agreed four major new deals with Irish-based suppliers worth more than €26 million. The new and extended

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Britvic Ireland to invest €6 million in Ballygowan facility to increase production by over 20%

  Britvic Ireland to invest €6 million in Ballygowan facility to increase production by over 20%

Britvic Ireland has announced an investment of €6 million in its Ballygowan facility in Newcastle West, County Limerick, to grow

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61% of Irish Food & Agribusiness SMEs say finding the right team is one of the biggest hurdles to growth

  61% of Irish Food & Agribusiness SMEs say finding the right team is one of the biggest hurdles to growth

Ifac, Ireland’s farming, food, and agribusiness specialist professional services firm and a top 10 accountancy firm, has published its sixth

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Irish food & drink entrepreneurs with an appetite to disrupt the industry wanted!

  Irish food & drink entrepreneurs with an appetite to disrupt the industry wanted!

Are you an early-stage food or drink company interested in scaling your business? Do you have a category-disrupting product, solution

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Müller trials zero-emission HGV refrigeration

  Müller trials zero-emission HGV refrigeration

Müller Milk & Ingredients, which produces branded and private label fresh milk, cream, butter, milk drinks and ingredients products and

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Lidl’s largest warehouse in the world opens in England following £300 million investment

  Lidl’s largest warehouse in the world opens in England following £300 million investment

Lidl GB has officially opened its £300 million RDC – the largest Lidl warehouse in the world – marking the

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Radnor Hills acquires Highland Spring Group’s Welsh production site

  Radnor Hills acquires Highland Spring Group’s Welsh production site

Leading soft drinks maker Radnor Hills has acquired Highland Spring Group’s Welsh production site. The deal will protect jobs at

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