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Greencore Responds Rapidly to Challenges of COVID-19

    Greencore Responds Rapidly to Challenges of COVID-19

Greencore Group, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of convenience food, has reported a 1.6% increase in revenue to £712.7 million for the 26 weeks ending 27 March 2020 with

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Packaging manufacturer Frugalpac secures £2m investment

    Packaging manufacturer Frugalpac secures £2m investment

UK-based sustainable packaging firm Frugalpac has secured additional funding of £2m as it prepares for the next stage of development. The company’s directors agreed to the investment at the Annual

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Esterform Packaging boosts delivery for beverage and food industry with £26m funding package from Shawbrook Bank

    Esterform Packaging boosts delivery for beverage and food industry with £26m funding package from Shawbrook Bank

Shawbrook Bank has provided a £26m multi-facility funding solution that enables Esterform Packaging Limited (EPL) – a leading supplier of PET preforms and containers for the beverage, food and household

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Drinks Ireland releases seven-point plan to safeguard sector

    Drinks Ireland releases seven-point plan to safeguard sector

The Covid-19 pandemic has severely impacted Ireland’s drinks industry, with the closure of the on-trade and restrictions in supply to many off-trade channels, not just here in Ireland, but across

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Arden Fine Foods acquired in MBO

    Arden Fine Foods acquired in MBO

Arden Fine Foods, a leading sourcer and supplier of biscuits and bakery products, has been acquired by its management team, led by Managing Director, Gary Barr, for an undisclosed sum.

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UK food and drink sector bucks trend as pandemic sees international trade fall in Q1

    UK food and drink sector bucks trend as pandemic sees international trade fall in Q1

Food and drink businesses defied an overall drop in UK exports during the first quarter of 2020 as supply chain disruption and international efforts to combat coronavirus hit overseas sales

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Laird Superfood Completes $10 Million Growth Investment by Danone Manifesto Ventures

    Laird Superfood Completes $10 Million Growth Investment by Danone Manifesto Ventures

Laird Superfood has announced closing a $10 million financing round, funded entirely by Danone Manifesto Ventures (DMV) to support its growth initiatives. Since its launch in 2015, Laird Superfood, creator of plant-based superfood products, has quickly

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YFood Secures €15 Million Investment

    YFood Secures €15 Million Investment

YFood, a Munich-based start-up company offering complete food solutions in the form of drinks, bars and powder, has secured a €15 million Series B financing round, led by London-based Felix

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Carbery Group reveals 2019 results with turnover of €434 million

    Carbery Group reveals 2019 results with turnover of €434 million

Carbery Group, the West Cork based international ingredients and cheese company, has reported a solid financial performance for the year ended 31 December 2019, grounded in a commitment to responsible

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Coca-Cola sees slide in Revenues amid coronavirus pandemic

    Coca-Cola sees slide in Revenues amid coronavirus pandemic

The Coca-Cola Company yesterday reported first-quarter 2020 results and provided insight into how the company is navigating through the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The company forecast a significant hit to current-quarter

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Glanbia reports a good Q1 with revenues up 17.0%

    Glanbia reports a good Q1 with revenues up 17.0%

Glanbia reported a raise of 17.0% in revenues in Q1 2020 versus prior year due to good demand across both Glanbia Performance Nutrition and Glanbia Nutritionals; “Overall demand in our

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Premier Foods Transforms its Pensions Schemes

    Premier Foods Transforms its Pensions Schemes

Premier Foods has concluded its strategic review, which was announced on 27 February 2019, and announced a transformational agreement with its pensions schemes. The pensions scheme agreement is a segregated

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Glanbia drops March milk price

    Glanbia drops March milk price

Glanbia Ireland will pay a base milk price for March of 29 cpl (including VAT) for creamery milk at 3.6% fat and 3.3% protein. This is a reduction of 2

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Bord Bia unveils support measures for food, drink and horticulture businesses

    Bord Bia unveils support measures for food, drink and horticulture businesses

Bord Bia unveils support measures for food, drink and horticulture businesses affected by COVID-19 as part of the Government Supports for Business In response to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis

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C&C Group Strengthens Capital Structure With €140 Million US Private Placement

    C&C Group Strengthens Capital Structure With €140 Million US Private Placement

C&C Group, a leading, vertically integrated premium drinks company which manufactures, markets and distributes branded beer, cider, wine, spirits and soft drinks across the UK and Ireland, has successfully issued

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Bakkavor Group Completes Refinancing

    Bakkavor Group Completes Refinancing

Bakkavor Group, a leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, has successfully concluded a planned refinancing of its core group bank facilities, agreeing new term loan and revolving

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Britvic Announces First Sustainability-linked Financing Deal

    Britvic Announces First Sustainability-linked Financing Deal

Britvic has agreed its first sustainability-linked credit facility, allowing it to borrow up to £400 million over the next five years whilst linking the margin of the facility to its

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DIVA – The Second Call For SME Funding is Now OPEN!

    DIVA – The Second Call For SME Funding is Now OPEN!

DIVA is an EU funded project that aims to support SMEs to apply their digital technology to the agrofood, forestry or environmental sectors. The DIVA consortium is based across 6

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European Commission Proposal to Support Irish Beef Producers Impacted by Market Uncertainty

    European Commission Proposal to Support Irish Beef Producers Impacted by Market Uncertainty

EU Member States have agreed to a proposal from the European Commission to make €50 million available to Irish beef farmers, which can be matched by national funds to reach

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Carlsberg Signs New Long-term Revolving Credit Facility

Carlsberg Breweries has entered into a new revolving credit facility of €2 billion maturing in June 2024 with an option to extend the maturity until June 2025/2026. The facility has

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Coca-Cola European Partners Lists on the Main Market of London Stock Exchange

    Coca-Cola European Partners Lists on the Main Market of London Stock Exchange

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP), the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler by revenue, generating sales last year of €11.5 billion and operating profit of €1.6 billion, has commenced trading on the Main

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EIB Lends €40 Million to Sodiaal to Fund Research and Innovation

    EIB Lends €40 Million to Sodiaal to Fund Research and Innovation

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a €40 million loan to Sodiaal, the leading dairy co-operative in France and the third largest in Europe, to support the financing of

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The Lakes Distillery Considers Possible IPO

  The Lakes Distillery Considers Possible IPO

The Lakes Distillery, a leading English single malt whisky distillery, is exploring the possibility of seeking admission of its shares

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Nestlé and Coca-Cola Reign Supreme in Food and Drink Brand Rankings as China’s Yili Surges

  Nestlé and Coca-Cola Reign Supreme in Food and Drink Brand Rankings as China’s Yili Surges

Nestlé and Coca-Cola have yet again dominated brand rankings in their respective industries, each keeping runners-up at a healthy distance

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Abbey International Finance Invests in Health Drinks Category

  Abbey International Finance Invests in Health Drinks Category

C7 Brands, the rapidly growing UK health drinks distributor, has announced a direct investment from Abbey International Finance. The investment,

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English Craft Brewer Reaches Crowdfunding Target

  English Craft Brewer Reaches Crowdfunding Target

English independent craft beer company, The Five Points Brewing Company, has smashed its crowdfunding target of £750,000 with a week

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Ornua Signs New €610 Million Bank Facility to Support Continued Dairy Industry Growth

  Ornua Signs New €610 Million Bank Facility to Support Continued Dairy Industry Growth

Ornua, the largest exporter of primary Irish dairy products with annualised sales of about €2 billion across 110 countries, has

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Bakkavor to Float on the London Stock Exchange

  Bakkavor to Float on the London Stock Exchange

Just days after announcing that it will no longer proceed with its plans for an initial public offering, Bakkavor, the UK’s

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Packaging Automation Helps Chicory Crops to Grow

  Packaging Automation Helps Chicory Crops to Grow

As a growing business Packaging Automation know how important it is to keep cash within the business and how hard

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Innis & Gunn Raises Additional Capital With Equity Sale

  Innis & Gunn Raises Additional Capital With Equity Sale

US-based L Catterton, the largest consumer-focused private equity firm in the world, is purchasing a minority stake of 27.9% in

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Quintessential Brands Raises €28 Million For the Dublin Liberties Whiskey Distillery

  Quintessential Brands Raises €28 Million For the Dublin Liberties Whiskey Distillery

Quintessential Brands has announced a major investment in the Dublin Liberties Distillery Company including new banking facilities. It has agreed

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O’Kale Krisps Wins University College Dublin’s 2017 Start-Up Programme For Students

  O’Kale Krisps Wins University College Dublin’s 2017 Start-Up Programme For Students

University College Dublin (UCD) has announced O’Kale Krisps (www.okalekrisps.com) as the overall winner of the 2017 UCD Startup Stars Programme.

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Nestlé to Support Start-ups Through Terra Accelerator

  Nestlé to Support Start-ups Through Terra Accelerator

Nestlé is expanding its support for innovative start-ups in the USA. Nestlé USA will enter into a new partnership with

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EU Support Scheme Helps to Reduce Milk Production

  EU Support Scheme Helps to Reduce Milk Production

Nearly 44,000 farmers from across the EU have applied for support from the EU for agreeing to voluntarily reduce their

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Startup Funding Club Raises Funds For Food and Drink Start-ups Nom Noms and Arctic Power Berries

  Startup Funding Club Raises Funds For Food and Drink Start-ups Nom Noms and Arctic Power Berries

Startup Funding Club has recently invested £220,000 into Nom Noms and Arctic Power Berries. The early-stage companies are both part

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Major Transition at Aryzta

  Major Transition at Aryzta

ARYZTA, the Zurich-based global food business with a leadership position in speciality bakery, has announced changes to its capital structure

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€214 Million Investment in Food Union Group

  €214 Million Investment in Food Union Group

Food Union Group, an international group of dairy and ice cream producing companies with a strong market share in Northern

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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

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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

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€50 Million Loan For Polish Dairy Co-operative

  €50 Million Loan For Polish Dairy Co-operative

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €50 million (some PLN220 million) to dairy co-operative Mlekpol, Poland’s largest dairy manufacturer,

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160€ Million For Agricultural SMEs in Hungary

  160€ Million For Agricultural SMEs in Hungary

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Agrár-Vállalkozási Hitelgarancia Alapítvány (AVHGA) have signed a COSME agreement to enhance access to finance

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Investment in Meadow Foods

  Investment in Meadow Foods

Meadow Foods, the UK’s largest independently owned dairy group and a leading supplier of milk and dairy ingredients to the

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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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‘Brexit’ – The Challenges and Opportunities Facing Irish Food and Drink Sector

  ‘Brexit’ – The Challenges and Opportunities Facing Irish Food and Drink Sector

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

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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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Canadian Beverage Group Invests in Irish Craft Distiller

  Canadian Beverage Group Invests in Irish Craft Distiller

Mark Anthony Group, a privately owned Canadian beverage company, is reported to have invested €5.5 million for a significant but

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Deliveroo Raises Capital to Drive Innovation in Global Food Delivery

  Deliveroo Raises Capital to Drive Innovation in Global Food Delivery

Deliveroo, the global on-demand food delivery service, has announced a $275 million Series E investment, led by Bridgepoint, existing investor

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New Support Package Worth €500 Million For European Farmers

  New Support Package Worth €500 Million For European Farmers

The European Commission has presented a new package of measures worth €500 million from EU funds to support farmers in

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EIB Supports FrieslandCampina’s Research and Development Activities

  EIB Supports FrieslandCampina’s Research and Development Activities

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €150 million loan with FrieslandCampina for R&D activities in Europe, its first

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Kellogg Company Establishes Venture Capital Fund To Support Growth

  Kellogg Company Establishes Venture Capital Fund To Support Growth

Kellogg Company is establishing eighteen94 capital (1894) to make minority investments in companies pursuing next-generation innovation, bolstering access to cutting-edge

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Arla Foods Broadens Its Funding Base

  Arla Foods Broadens Its Funding Base

International dairy group Arla Foods has successfully priced an issuance of 5-year SEK bonds for a principal amount of SEK1

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Unilever Issues €1.5 Billion Bonds on European Markets

  Unilever Issues €1.5 Billion Bonds on European Markets

Unilever has priced €1.5 billion in bonds on the European Markets. The bonds comprise €300,000,000 of 0 per cent Fixed

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IFAD and EIB Join Forces in Support of Agricultural Development

  IFAD and EIB Join Forces in Support of Agricultural Development

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have signed an agreement to reinforce and

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