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New Geographical Indication From Spain

    New Geographical Indication From Spain

The European Commission has approved the addition of a new geographical indication from Spain in the register of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI). ‘Queso Castellano’ is a full-fat to extra full-fat

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Ten Trends For Sustainable Business Revealed

    Ten Trends For Sustainable Business Revealed

With the 2020s set to be the most disruptive decade yet for business leaders, a new report from Veris Strategies highlights ten key global trends that are likely to shape

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Danone to Acquire a Majority Stake in Harrogate Water Brands

    Danone to Acquire a Majority Stake in Harrogate Water Brands

Danone (through a UK subsidiary) has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Harrogate Water, a family-owned business with a unique British heritage and core strengths in foodservice and on-the-go

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Kerry Acquires Leader in Plant Proteins

    Kerry Acquires Leader in Plant Proteins

Kerry Taste & Nutrition has expanded its non-allergenic and organic plant protein capability by acquiring the Spanish company Pevesa Biotech. The acquisition enhances Kerry’s leadership position in the hydrolysed plant

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Valio is First Finnish Food Company to Set Climate Targets in Line With the Paris Agreement

    Valio is First Finnish Food Company to Set Climate Targets in Line With the Paris Agreement

Valio, the dairy and food owned by Finnish milk suppliers, has committed to set scientifically assessed targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (Science Based Targets). Valio had already announced that

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DSM to Acquire Glycom For €765 Million to Accelerate Growth in Early Life Nutrition

    DSM to Acquire Glycom For €765 Million to Accelerate Growth in Early Life Nutrition

Royal DSM, a global science-based company specialising in nutrition, health and sustainable Lliving, has agreed to acquire Glycom, the world’s leading supplier of Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO), for an enterprise

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Tesco to Adapt Bakeries in Large Stores to Meet Changing Customer Demand

    Tesco to Adapt Bakeries in Large Stores to Meet Changing Customer Demand

Tesco’s bakeries are an important part of the supermarket group’s offer for customers. However, over recent years, Tesco has seen a big shift in customer tastes and preferences. Customers are

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PepsiCo Targets Online Snacks Growth in China With $705 Million Acquisition

    PepsiCo Targets Online Snacks Growth in China With $705 Million Acquisition

PepsiCo has agreed to acquire Hangzhou Haomusi Food Co (Be & Cheery), one of the largest online snacks companies in China, from Haoxiangni Health Food Co for US $705 million.

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Coca-Cola HBC Invests £9.3 Million in Expanding Plant in Northern Ireland

    Coca-Cola HBC Invests £9.3 Million in Expanding Plant in Northern Ireland

Coca-Cola HBC has commissioned a new ‘canning line’ at its Lisburn plant in Northern Ireland. The canning line is the second of its kind to be installed at the plant

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HEINEKEN Spain to Brew Beer With 100% Renewable Electricity in 2020

    HEINEKEN Spain to Brew Beer With 100% Renewable Electricity in 2020

HEINEKEN Spain has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with energy supplier Iberdrola, guaranteeing the supply of 100% renewable electricity to all four HEINEKEN Spain breweries as well as its

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St Pierre Groupe Secures Place in the Annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 For Fourth Year

    St Pierre Groupe Secures Place in the Annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 For Fourth Year

St Pierre Groupe has secured its place in the 11th annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200. This is the fourth year that the company has been listed within this prestigious

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Jameson Irish Whiskey Passes 8 Million Cases Annual Sales Barrier

    Jameson Irish Whiskey Passes 8 Million Cases Annual Sales Barrier

Sales of Jameson Irish whiskey passed a record 8 million cases in the twelve months to December 2019 as the brand experienced strong value growth of 9% in the last

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Lidl GB to Invest £1.3 Billion in Store Expansion Over 2021 and 2022

    Lidl GB to Invest £1.3 Billion in Store Expansion Over 2021 and 2022

Lidl has opened its 800th store in Great Britain. The milestone comes after the discounter opened 50 new stores in the past 12 months alone, creating over 2,500 new jobs.

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Keelings Acquires Pineapple Farm in Costa Rica

    Keelings Acquires Pineapple Farm in Costa Rica

Keelings, the Irish-owned family business, has acquired Las Brisas, a pineapple farm located in Costa Rica that is highly acclaimed for its product quality and community initiatives. Las Brisas is

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Brands and Transformation Deliver Strong 2019 Results For Arla Foods

    Brands and Transformation Deliver Strong 2019 Results For Arla Foods

In 2019 international dairy co-operative Arla Foods exceeded expectations for sales of its global brands whilst simultaneously transforming its business and securing cost-savings at the top end of expectations through

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Danone Launches Baby Formula Track & Connect For Consumers and Retailers

    Danone Launches Baby Formula Track & Connect For Consumers and Retailers

Danone has launched its baby formula Track & Connect service – a digitally-enabled service giving consumers and retailers greater transparency on the product’s farm-to-fork journey. Furthermore, through Danone’s Track &

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The Flavour Factor – Innovation Remains Vital as Three-quarters of Consumers ‘Love to Discover New Flavours’

    The Flavour Factor – Innovation Remains Vital as Three-quarters of Consumers ‘Love to Discover New Flavours’

Flavour is, on average, the single most important factor in consumers’ food and drink choices. Interest in novelty and variety is also high, says a new report from Innova Market

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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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Molson Coors Unveils New Corporate Logo and Identity

    Molson Coors Unveils New Corporate Logo and Identity

Molson Coors has adopted a new corporate identity – Molson Coors Beverage Company – and unveiled a modern and contemporary look designed to balance the heritage of the Molson and

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DODONI Halloumi Launches in Marks & Spencer’s Nationwide

    DODONI Halloumi Launches in Marks & Spencer’s Nationwide

The leading dairy company in Greece, DODONI, has announced that its top of the range Feta and Halloumi is now available in over 200 Marks & Spencer’s stores across the

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Nestlé Continues to Make Strong Progress

    Nestlé Continues to Make Strong Progress

Nestlé has reported a 1.2% increase in sales to SFr92.6 billion (€87.2 billion) for 2019 with organic growth of 3.5%, with real internal growth (RIG) of 2.9% and pricing of

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Müller Moves to Inspire Happier and Healthier Lifestyles

    Müller Moves to Inspire Happier and Healthier Lifestyles

Müller, the number one dairy brand in the UK[1], has recruited 1500m British Record Holder, and European and World Medallist Laura Muir, and Pole Vault British Record Holder Holly Bradshaw,

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Bühler and Givaudan Join Forces to Open Unique Innovation Center Dedicated to Plant-based Food

    Bühler and Givaudan Join Forces to Open Unique Innovation Center Dedicated to Plant-based Food

The leading food technology provider and the global leader in flavors and fragrances, are bringing their global partnership to Asia

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Coca-Cola European Partners Continues to Focus on Driving Profitable Revenue Growth

    Coca-Cola European Partners Continues to Focus on Driving Profitable Revenue Growth

Coca-Cola European Partners, the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler based on revenue, has reported another solid year of growth with revenue

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Lidl Announces €40 Million Deal With O’Brien Fine Foods

    Lidl Announces €40 Million Deal With O’Brien Fine Foods

Lidl Ireland has announced a two-year supply deal with Kildare-based cooked meats producer, O’Brien Fine Foods worth €40 million. Lidl

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Heineken Delivers Strong Top-line Growth in 2019

    Heineken Delivers Strong Top-line Growth in 2019

Global brewer Heineken achieved 5.6% organic growth in net revenue (beia) to €23.894 billion for 2019 and operating profit grew

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Heineken Announces CEO Succession

    Heineken Announces CEO Succession

Jean-François van Boxmeer (pictured left), Chairman and CEO of Heineken, is to step down following his successful 15 year leadership

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DMK Group Aims to Optimise Ice Cream Production

    DMK Group Aims to Optimise Ice Cream Production

DMK Group, Germany’s largest dairy co-operative, intends to streamline the production network in its ice cream business unit. This involves

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Chief Financial Officer to Leave Greencore

    Chief Financial Officer to Leave Greencore

Greencore Group, a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK, has announced that Eoin Tonge, Chief Financial Officer, is

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Ireland Tightens its Belt as Election Impacts Customer Confidence

    Ireland Tightens its Belt as Election Impacts Customer Confidence

Following a record-breaking festive season for the Irish grocery market, the buzz around Veganuary and Dry January failed to outweigh

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Growing Appetite for Plant-Based Products Drives ADM to Expand European Production of Non-GMO Protein Concentrate

    Growing Appetite for Plant-Based Products Drives ADM to Expand European Production of Non-GMO Protein Concentrate

In order to meet the significant growing demand for high quality plant-based proteins in the European market, ADM is expanding

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Lantmännen Delivers Record Results

    Lantmännen Delivers Record Results

Lantmännen, the Nordic region’s leader in agriculture, machinery, bio-energy and food products, increased net sales by 10%, including organic growth

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A Month of Moderation For UK Grocery Sector

    A Month of Moderation For UK Grocery Sector

The latest figures from Kantar show the UK grocery market achieved modest 0.3% growth during the 12 weeks to 26

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Nestlé Further Invests in Aimmune Therapeutics

    Nestlé Further Invests in Aimmune Therapeutics

Nestlé Health Science (NHSc) has announced that it will make a further equity investment of US$200 million in Aimmune Therapeutics,

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AB InBev Announces Changes to its Leadership Team

    AB InBev Announces Changes to its Leadership Team

AB InBev has announced that Felipe Dutra, Chief Financial and Technology Officer, will step down after a long and distinguished

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Arla Foods Ingredients Breaks Ground on New Innovation Centre

    Arla Foods Ingredients Breaks Ground on New Innovation Centre

Arla Foods has broken ground on its new modern innovation centre for the ingredients business in Nr. Vium, Denmark. Global

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Food and Drink Brands Dominate Product of the Year 2020

    Food and Drink Brands Dominate Product of the Year 2020

Premier Foods, Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s all picked up multiple awards at the 2020 Product of the Year competition. Rewarding the year’s most

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European Commission Approves €200 Million Investment Scheme For Processing and Marketing of Agricultural Products in Ireland

    European Commission Approves €200 Million Investment Scheme For Processing and Marketing of Agricultural Products in Ireland

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, an Irish scheme to support long-term capital investments in the

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Nicholas Saphir to Hand Over Chair of Organic Dairy Co-op Omsco

    Nicholas Saphir to Hand Over Chair of Organic Dairy Co-op Omsco

The Board of Omsco, the UK’s largest organic dairy co-operative, has announced that Neil Kennedy (pictured above) will take over

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Festo Introduces a Compact Servo Drive For Demanding Positioning Applications

Festo has expanded its range of servo drives with the introduction of the CMMT-ST. Complementing the existing CMMT-AS, this new

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Carlsberg Group Delivers Strong Results

    Carlsberg Group Delivers Strong Results

Carlsberg Group has reported a 5.4% increase in revenue to DKr65.902 billion (€8.819 billion) and a 12.2% rise in operating

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Focus Shifts to Quality in Growing Whey Permeate Market

    Focus Shifts to Quality in Growing Whey Permeate Market

Quality is becoming increasingly important in the rapidly growing whey permeate market, according to Arla Foods Ingredients. Whey permeate is

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Müller Confirms Strategy Director Appointment

    Müller Confirms Strategy Director Appointment

Müller Yogurt & Desserts, which is part of Müller UK & Ireland, has appointed Michael Inpong as Strategy Director to

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Demand For Orange Juice Continues to Fall Despite Dwindling Prices

    Demand For Orange Juice Continues to Fall Despite Dwindling Prices

A fall in demand for orange juice alongside a recovery in processing production has led to lower market prices, IHS

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Diageo Shows Consistency

    Diageo Shows Consistency

Driven by organic growth, Diageo has reported a 4.2% increase in net sales to £7.2 billion for the first half

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Barry Callebaut Inaugurates New Chocolate Academy in the UK

    Barry Callebaut Inaugurates New Chocolate Academy in the UK

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has inaugurated its new Chocolate Academy at Banbury

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Unilever Reports Growth Below Expectations

    Unilever Reports Growth Below Expectations

Unilever has reported a 2% increase in turnover to €52.0 billion for 2019 reflecting a positive impact from currency and

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European Commission Clears Acquisition of Fazer Food’s Contract Foodservices Business by Compass Group

    European Commission Clears Acquisition of Fazer Food’s Contract Foodservices Business by Compass Group

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of Fazer Group’s food service operations in Estonia,

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Edrington and Suntory Holdings Expand Strategic Collaboration

    Edrington and Suntory Holdings Expand Strategic Collaboration

Suntory Holdings of Japan has agreed to purchase 10% of Edrington, the Scotch whisky distiller and international premium spirits company

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Waves of Change in Soft Drinks Choice

    Waves of Change in Soft Drinks Choice

Over the past 10 to 20 years, the ripples of change in the global soft drinks market have threatened to

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Scotland Food & Drink Chief Blasts Brexit Risk to Industry

    Scotland Food & Drink Chief Blasts Brexit Risk to Industry

As the UK Government sets out its opening negotiating position for future trading relationships, James Withers, CEO of Scotland Food

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Leadership Changes at Müller UK & Ireland

    Leadership Changes at Müller UK & Ireland

Patrick Müller, CEO of Müller Milk & Ingredients (MMI), has stepped down from his role after a two year period

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Aryzta Completes Disposal of Majority Stake in Picard

    Aryzta Completes Disposal of Majority Stake in Picard

Aryzta, the Switzerland-based global speciality bakery business, has completed sale of its majority stake in Picard, a speciality premium French

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Unilever and JD Logistics Agree to Explore Smart and Sustainable Solutions in the Supply Chain

    Unilever and JD Logistics Agree to Explore Smart and Sustainable Solutions in the Supply Chain

Unilever and JD Logistics have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to drive sustainable business initiatives in the supply chain.

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