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UK Grocery Growth Accelerates as Retailers and Shoppers Look to Next Stage of Lockdown

    UK Grocery Growth Accelerates as Retailers and Shoppers Look to Next Stage of Lockdown

British take-home grocery sales rose by 14.3% during the 12 weeks to 17 May, the fastest rate since comparable records began in 1994, according to the latest figures released by

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Barry Callebaut to Acquire GKC Foods in Australia

    Barry Callebaut to Acquire GKC Foods in Australia

The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has agreed to acquire GKC Foods (Australia), a producer of chocolate, coatings and fillings, serving many consumer

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New Head For Lactalis UK & Ireland

    New Head For Lactalis UK & Ireland

Lactalis UK & Ireland, the UK subsidiary of the French Lactalis Group, has appointed Mike Chatters, formerly the company’s Sales Director, as its new Group Managing Director. Mike Chatters will

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Researchers to Grow Food Production With Zero Carbon Emissions

    Researchers to Grow Food Production With Zero Carbon Emissions

A University of Limerick-led research team in Ireland has designed a self-contained greenhouse that provides its own water and could have a major impact on global food production. The C-MINUS

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Nestlé to Invest SFr100 Million in Factories in China

    Nestlé to Invest SFr100 Million in Factories in China

Nestlé has announced a series of investments that will further strengthen its footprint in China and continue to enhance its product portfolio with innovative and premium products. The investments, in

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ESI Nutrition Increases Production Capacity and Releases New Bottle Options

    ESI Nutrition Increases Production Capacity and Releases New Bottle Options

ESI Nutrition, the nutrition division of French dairy co-operative Laïta, has announced that, after two years of planning, construction, and initial set up, its new production line located in its

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Carlsberg and Marston’s to Form UK Joint Venture

    Carlsberg and Marston’s to Form UK Joint Venture

Carlsberg and Marston’s have announced a proposed deal to form a joint venture beer company in the UK – Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company. Both companies will inject their brewing and

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Starch Europe Welcomes Publication of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy

    Starch Europe Welcomes Publication of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy

Starch Europe has welcomed the much anticipated publication of the European Commission’s EU Farm to Fork Strategy. Starch Europe and its members strongly support the Commission’s climate neutrality ambition and

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Another Year of Consistent Delivery By Tate & Lyle

    Another Year of Consistent Delivery By Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle, the UK-based global provider of solutions and ingredients for food, beverage and industrial markets, achieved a 2% increase in revenue to £2.882 billion and a 4% rise

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European Commission Unveils New Biodiversity Strategy and a Farm to Fork Strategy

    European Commission Unveils New Biodiversity Strategy and a Farm to Fork Strategy

The European Commission has adopted a comprehensive new Biodiversity Strategy to bring nature back into our lives and a Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system.

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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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St. Paul Group Strengthens its Cheese Business

    St. Paul Group Strengthens its Cheese Business

St. Paul Group, a cheese specialist with premises in Belgium and the Netherlands, has acquired the processed cheese, analogue cheese, grated cheese and air-dried cheese activities of Givaudan, the global

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Veolia introduces new COVID-19 PPE treatment services

    Veolia introduces new COVID-19 PPE treatment services

Safe collection and disposal of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), used to protect all types of keyworker during the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, has given rise to new challenges for waste

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Mondelēz International Accelerates Progress in Delivering Against its Sustainability and Well-being Goals

    Mondelēz International Accelerates Progress in Delivering Against its Sustainability and Well-being Goals

Mondelēz International has published its 2019 Snacking Made Right Report, highlighting the company’s significant progress towards achieving its 2025 sustainable and mindful snacking goals. The report outlines Mondelēz International’s ongoing

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Irish Whiskey Industry Ready to Bounce Back After Covid-19 Restrictions

    Irish Whiskey Industry Ready to Bounce Back After Covid-19 Restrictions

The Irish Whiskey industry is ready to bounce back when the Covid-19 restrictions are eased. That is the message from Drinks Ireland/Irish Whiskey Association. The Irish whiskey industry had a

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ARYZTA Undertakes Strategic Review

    ARYZTA Undertakes Strategic Review

The board of ARYZTA, the global food business with a leadership position in speciality bakery, has announced that in April it appointed Rothschild & Co to undertake a review of

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Chr. Hansen Turns Up Green Energy to Power Sustainability Ambitions

    Chr. Hansen Turns Up Green Energy to Power Sustainability Ambitions

A 10-year agreement with Danish company Better Energy will secure for Chr. Hansen Denmark green electricity from two brand new solar parks that have just been taken into operation. This

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Carlsberg UK Launches New Digital Platform to Help Pubs and Restaurants

    Carlsberg UK Launches New Digital Platform to Help Pubs and Restaurants

Brewer Carlsberg UK has launched a new digital platform called ‘Love My Local’ to support food and drink operators who are either closed or facing restrictions, due to COVID-19. The

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Turning Slurry into Animal Feed

    Turning Slurry into Animal Feed

An innovative new project led by University College Cork (UCC) will use duckweed to treat wastewater, typically slurry, from beef and dairy farms. The project ‘Brainwaves’ has just received € 1.4

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PepsiCo Launches New Direct-to-Consumer Offerings

    PepsiCo Launches New Direct-to-Consumer Offerings

As consumers increasingly turn online for their food and beverage needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, PepsiCo has launched PantryShop.com and Snacks.com, two direct-to-consumer websites where shoppers can order an assortment

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Ingredion Launches Sweetener to Meet Demands of Health-conscious Consumers

    Ingredion Launches Sweetener to Meet Demands of Health-conscious Consumers

Ingredion EMEA has launched its first polyol sweetener, ERYSTA® Erythritol. The sweetener enables manufacturers to reduce or replace sugar to achieve nutrition-related claims, such as ‘no added sugar’ or ‘calorie-reduced’, in multiple

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Danone Aims to Expand Plant-based Sales Worldwide to €5 Billion by 2025

    Danone Aims to Expand Plant-based Sales Worldwide to €5 Billion by 2025

Three years after the acquisition of WhiteWave, Danone is moving into a new chapter for its Essential Dairy and Plant-Based (EDP) business to capture greater growth and value. Following the

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Functional Ingredients Can Help Food Service Industry Address Consumer Need For Wellness

    Functional Ingredients Can Help Food Service Industry Address Consumer Need For Wellness

Functional ingredients like probiotics can help the food service industry respond to growing consumer focus on wellness, according to a

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Norwegian Seafood Exports Fall For First Time in 18 Months

    Norwegian Seafood Exports Fall For First Time in 18 Months

For the first time since September 2018, Norway has experienced a fall in seafood exports. In April, 183,000 tonnes of

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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.

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Dairy industry unites to launch £1m consumer campaign

    Dairy industry unites to launch £1m consumer campaign

The UK dairy sector in partnership with Government has announced a new joint-funded campaign to highlight the importance of ‘human

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Reducing Emissions Through Improved Farming Practices

    Reducing Emissions Through Improved Farming Practices

McKinsey & Company Agriculture practice has released a new report examining the role of agriculture in climate change and how

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Irish Grocery Growth Slows as Shoppers Adapt to New Normal

    Irish Grocery Growth Slows as Shoppers Adapt to New Normal

The latest figures from Kantar show take home grocery sales in Ireland increased by 17.2% in the 12 weeks to 19 April

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Britain’s Eating and Drinking-out Industry Stepping Up Plans For a Depleted Market Post-lockdown

    Britain’s Eating and Drinking-out Industry Stepping Up Plans For a Depleted Market Post-lockdown

The latest CGA Business Confidence Survey reveals that UK operators remain deeply pessimistic about both market prospects and the future

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Scottish Seafood Sector Urges Big Retailers to Unlock UK Markets

    Scottish Seafood Sector Urges Big Retailers to Unlock UK Markets

Seafood Scotland, on behalf of the Scottish seafood sector, has written to the chief executives of the main UK supermarket

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Sappi’s virtual interpack: The starting signal will sound on 6 May

    Sappi’s virtual interpack: The starting signal will sound on 6 May

Live sessions and product news presented at Sappi’s virtual interpack trade show The globally active paper manufacturer will kick off

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New Online Food Programme Set to Grow Irish Producers

    New Online Food Programme Set to Grow Irish Producers

An innovative new online food programme, from the Local Enterprise Offices, is set to boost the number of Irish food

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Deal Activity in UK Food and Beverage Sector Slowed in First Quarter of 2020

    Deal Activity in UK Food and Beverage Sector Slowed in First Quarter of 2020

New analysis from leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has found that deal activity in the UK

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Fever-Tree Co-founder to Step Down

    Fever-Tree Co-founder to Step Down

Charles Rolls, co-founder of Fever-Tree, is to step down from his current role as non-executive deputy chairman at the group’s

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New Bounce Back Loans launched this week

    New Bounce Back Loans launched this week

Britain’s small businesses will be able to apply for quick and easy-to access loans of up to £50,000 from today

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Food industry tested by new-old shopping habits, says Kerry Group

    Food industry tested by new-old shopping habits, says Kerry Group

The new coronavirus will have an enduring disruptive impact on supply chains as consumers revert to the one large, weekly

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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

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UK Water Drinks Up 1 Billion Litres in Five Years

    UK Water Drinks Up 1 Billion Litres in Five Years

UK sales of plain, flavoured, juicy and functional waters have increased by more than 1 billion litres over the past

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Kerry Group Invests in Clean-label Food Protection

    Kerry Group Invests in Clean-label Food Protection

Kerry Group, the taste and nutrition company, has expanded its clean-label food protection capabilities through the acquisition of two innovative

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Meatless Farm appoints Lidl executive to oversee expansion

    Meatless Farm appoints Lidl executive to oversee expansion

The Yorkshire Post reported that plant-based food company, Meatless Farm, has appointed Erwin Meijer, a senior Lidl executive, to spearhead

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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,

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Call For Nutri-Score on All Foods in the EU

    Call For Nutri-Score on All Foods in the EU

Nearly 40 stakeholders from across the spectrum – including consumer groups, policy makers, academics, food companies and retailers – are

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Businesses Sign Up to Scottish Food and Drink Directory

    Businesses Sign Up to Scottish Food and Drink Directory

More than 120 Scottish food and drink businesses from sectors as diverse as brewers, dairies, seafood, and condiments have joined

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New Offshore Wind Farm Partnership to Power Nestlé in the UK

    New Offshore Wind Farm Partnership to Power Nestlé in the UK

Nestlé has announced a new wind farm partnership off the coast of North East England. The offshore farm, run by

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BÖWE SYSTEC appoints Lisa Banton as Managing Director for UK & Ireland

    BÖWE SYSTEC appoints Lisa Banton as Managing Director for UK & Ireland

BÖWE SYSTEC, part of the Possehl Group and a leading supplier of smart automation solutions across a wide range of

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70% time savings in system configuration and ordering achievable with the Festo Handling Guide Online

    70% time savings in system configuration and ordering achievable with the Festo Handling Guide Online

Machine builders, system designers and project engineers can now configure and create new handling system solutions in record time using

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Jenton Ariana’s new high speed pack turner capable of increasing production capacity by 150%

    Jenton Ariana’s new high speed pack turner capable of increasing production capacity by 150%

In line, fully automatic system is capable of rotating trays for top sealing and many other applications from narrow edge

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Norwegian Seafood Industry Prepares For a New Reality

    Norwegian Seafood Industry Prepares For a New Reality

The Norwegian government has started the careful reopening of society after successfully curbing the spread of the Corona virus with

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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

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UK Plain Water Market Dips

    UK Plain Water Market Dips

After a searing summer in 2018, UK sales of plain water slipped back in 2019, but were ahead of results

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Bunge Loders Croklaan Takes Lead in Lowering 3-MCPDe Levels

    Bunge Loders Croklaan Takes Lead in Lowering 3-MCPDe Levels

Bunge Loders Croklaan, a key supplier in specialty oils and fats for the food industry, has strengthened mitigation of 3-MCPDe

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Fever-Tree Strengthens Global Leadership

    Fever-Tree Strengthens Global Leadership

Fever-Tree, the UK-based supplier of premium carbonated mixers, has reported a 10% increase in revenue to £260.5 million for the

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Chr. Hansen Expands Probiotics Offering For Women’s Health

    Chr. Hansen Expands Probiotics Offering For Women’s Health

Chr. Hansen has acquired HSO Health Care. The acquisition of the Austria-based B2B company specialising in probiotics for women’s health

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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

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