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Lighthouse Systems a Finalist at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards

    Lighthouse Systems a Finalist at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards

Lighthouse Systems, the UK-based Manufacturing Execution System (MES) vendor, is a Finalist at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards, 2017, in the category ‘International Business of the Year’. In the last

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One in Four British Dairy Farmers to Benefit From £31 Million Arla Windfall

    One in Four British Dairy Farmers to Benefit From £31 Million Arla Windfall

Arla Foods UK, Britain’s leading farmer-owned dairy company, has announced that its British owners will receive £31 million as their 2016 year-end bonus. Arla is owned by 12,000 dairy farmers

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Packaging Automation Featured in Sunday Times Top 100 SME Exporter League Table

    Packaging Automation Featured in Sunday Times Top 100 SME Exporter League Table

A leading UK manufacturer of tray sealing and pot filling machinery, Packaging Automation (PA) has been ranked number 47 in The Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 league table.

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Lovemore Foods is ‘Winner of Winners’ at Welsh Business Awards

    Lovemore Foods is ‘Winner of Winners’ at Welsh Business Awards

Lovemore Free From Foods has scooped the top gong at the South Wales Chamber of Commerce Welsh Business Awards and was named ‘Winner of Winners’. After securing the ‘Success Through

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The Coca-Cola Company Announces 55th Consecutive Annual Dividend Increase

    The Coca-Cola Company Announces 55th Consecutive Annual Dividend Increase

The board of directors of The Coca-Cola Company has approved the company’s 55th consecutive annual dividend increase, raising the quarterly dividend 6 percent from 35 cents to 37 cents per

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The Seed Fund Opens For Entry to Fledgling Food and Drink Businesses Across the UK

    The Seed Fund Opens For Entry to Fledgling Food and Drink Businesses Across the UK

Seeking food and drink’s entrepreneurial stars of tomorrow, The Seed Fund has announced that its annual competition is open for entries from Wednesday 1 February. A philanthropic organisation, which nurtures

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Clive Black Joins the Coriolis Advisory Board

    Clive Black Joins the Coriolis Advisory Board

Clive Black, one of the UK’s top Consumer Analysts, has joined the Advisory Board of Coriolis, a global provider of expertise and experience in the delivery of business transformation to

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Walsh Mushrooms Acquires Golden Mushrooms in Positive Move For Irish Mushroom Industry

    Walsh Mushrooms Acquires Golden Mushrooms in Positive Move For Irish Mushroom Industry

Walsh Mushrooms Group has acquired the business and assets of Golden Mushrooms, one of Ireland’s top mushroom growers. Walsh Mushrooms Group is the second largest mushroom supplier to the UK

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Brexit and Alcohol Bill Create Huge Challenge For Irish Drinks Sector

    Brexit and Alcohol Bill Create Huge Challenge For Irish Drinks Sector

An economic study has found that the combination of a hard Brexit and the Public Health Alcohol Bill (PHAB) will create the perfect storm for the drinks sector, which is

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EU Agri-food Exports Remain at Record Level

    EU Agri-food Exports Remain at Record Level

The monthly value of EU agri-food exports in November 2016 reached a new record level of €11.7 billion, which is €813 million higher than in November 2015. Considering a slight

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Piccolo Brand Joins New Female-led Funding Platform

    Piccolo Brand Joins New Female-led Funding Platform

Piccolo, the Med-inspired organic baby food brand that has successfully challenged its category with fresh flavours and artisan design, has been selected for the new crowd-funding initiative from AllBright –

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Aon Launches ‘Brexit Navigator’

    Aon Launches ‘Brexit Navigator’

Aon plc, a risk and insurance adviser to clients across the food and drink sector, has launched Brexit Navigator, a bespoke and proprietary three step solution designed to help organisations

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McDonald’s Sells Majority Stake in Chinese Business For $2.1 Billion

    McDonald’s Sells Majority Stake in Chinese Business For $2.1 Billion

McDonald’s Corporation is selling a controlling interest in its businesses in mainland China and Hong Kong to CITIC, CITIC Capital Holdings and The Carlyle Group for up to $2.08 billion

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Further Success For Welsh Hills Bakery

    Further Success For Welsh Hills Bakery

Dedicated gluten and wheat free manufacturer, Welsh Hills Bakery, is preparing for orders to soar following Spanish airline, Vueling’s, announcement that it will increase its capacity on all of its

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€17.6 Million Strategic Research Partnership Between Origin Enterprises and University College Dublin

    €17.6 Million Strategic Research Partnership Between Origin Enterprises and University College Dublin

Origin Enterprises, the Irish agri-services group, and University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland’s largest university, have announced the establishment of a dedicated digital, precision agriculture and crop science collaborative research partnership,

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Pots & Co Named in ‘Ones to Watch’

    Pots & Co Named in ‘Ones to Watch’

Pots & Co, producers of Michelin-quality handmade puddings, has been named as one of ten ‘Ones to Watch’ in the 20th anniversary edition of The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100,

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Report Highlights Economic Importance of Scottish Red Meat Industry

    Report Highlights Economic Importance of Scottish Red Meat Industry

The importance of red meat production to both the national economy of Scotland and the country’s rural areas, is very clearly highlighted in an independent new report commissioned by Quality

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Gourmondo is Expanding

    Gourmondo is Expanding

Gourmondo, the online distributor of delicatessen, wines, and speciality foods from around the world, is expanding its business by a further three European countries, bringing its total to five. Available in

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New Record in EU Agri-food Exports in September 2016

    New Record in EU Agri-food Exports in September 2016

The monthly value of EU agri-food exports in September 2016 reached a record value of almost €11.5 billion exceeding the export values in September of previous years by about €500

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How Will ’Trumpenomics’ Affect the Irish Food Industry?

    How Will ’Trumpenomics’ Affect the Irish Food Industry?

By John Whelan By the time Trump is sworn in as President in January, the global food industry including those with a presence in Ireland will already have taken protective

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UK Catering Firms to Overcome Brexit Uncertainty

    UK Catering Firms to Overcome Brexit Uncertainty

The majority of UK catering companies are in surprisingly good shape to cope with any Brexit fallout, a new report from market analysts Plimsoll Publishing argues. Having carried out a

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New Strategy to Double Size of Scotland’s £1.8 billion Aquaculture Sector

    New Strategy to Double Size of Scotland’s £1.8 billion Aquaculture Sector

A group of leading businesses and organisations in Scotland’s aquaculture industry have come together for the first time to create an ambitious new growth strategy for the sector. The 2030

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Landmark New Irish Whiskey Mentoring Programme

    Landmark New Irish Whiskey Mentoring Programme

The Irish Whiskey Association has launched a landmark new mentoring programme, which will bring established global players in the Irish whiskey

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Innovative Self-priming Pump Does Double Duty For Dairies

    Innovative Self-priming Pump Does Double Duty For Dairies

By Allan Bruun, Industry Manager, Dairy, Market Unit Food, Alfa Laval Are you looking for a self-priming pump that improves

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Bristol Brewery First to be Granted ‘CAMRA Says This Is Real Ale’ Accreditation For Canned Beer

    Bristol Brewery First to be Granted ‘CAMRA Says This Is Real Ale’ Accreditation For Canned Beer

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has given its first ever accreditation for real ale to a canned beer –

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Facing Up to Brexit and Price Deflation in the Food and Beverage Sector

    Facing Up to Brexit and Price Deflation in the Food and Beverage Sector

By Ian Hunter, Senior Equity Analyst at Investec Across our three main businesses in Investec Ireland (Corporate Treasury, Corporate Finance

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Enterprise Ireland Launches €500,000 Competitive Start Fund to Support Agricultural and Manufacturing Start-Ups

    Enterprise Ireland Launches €500,000 Competitive Start Fund to Support Agricultural and Manufacturing Start-Ups

The Irish Government has launched a new €500,000 Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund to support start-up activity in the agricultural

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€200k Feasibility Fund to Support Next Generation of Agri-business in Ireland

    €200k Feasibility Fund to Support Next Generation of Agri-business in Ireland

The Irish Government has launched a new Enterprise Ireland Competitive Feasibility Fund for agri-businesses. The Fund, which can provide up

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Agriculture is Major Contributor to the Polish Economy

    Agriculture is Major Contributor to the Polish Economy

Agriculture is currently the fourth largest sector of the Polish economy, and its share in the GDP of the country

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Food Academy to Support 1500 Jobs in Irish Food and Drink Sector

    Food Academy to Support 1500 Jobs in Irish Food and Drink Sector

A survey by the Local Enterprise Offices in Ireland shows that 281 small food and drink producers, members of the

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Driving Innovation With Henri@Nestlé

    Driving Innovation With Henri@Nestlé

Nestlé is to build new partnerships with start-ups by launching a new global open innovation platform called Henri@Nestlé. The platform

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Guinness Enterprise Centre Wins Global Award

    Guinness Enterprise Centre Wins Global Award

The Guinness Enterprise Centre (GEC) has been ranked the world’s Top University Associated Business Incubator in the prestigious UBI Global

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