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Discover cutting-edge processing and packaging machinery at PPMA Show

    Discover cutting-edge processing and packaging machinery at PPMA Show

The UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery exhibition, PPMA Show, will return to the NEC in Birmingham between 24-26 September 2024. This pre-eminent show is renowned for bringing together a

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PepsiCo invests £8 million in Lincolnshire factory to meet soaring demand for Pipers Crisps

    PepsiCo invests £8 million in Lincolnshire factory to meet soaring demand for Pipers Crisps

PepsiCo, one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies, has today announced an £8 million investment in its Pipers Crisps manufacturing site in Brigg, Lincolnshire, to meet growing demand

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Diageo to invest €100 million at St James’s Gate site in Dublin

    Diageo to invest €100 million at St James’s Gate site in Dublin

Diageo has announced plans to invest over €100 million to decarbonise its historic St. James’s Gate site in Dublin 8, where Guinness has been brewed for 264 years. The investment

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Ireland’s food and drink producers get welcome boost from Maxol’s Homegrown programme

    Ireland’s food and drink producers get welcome boost from Maxol’s Homegrown programme

Having received over 100 applications in 2023 from food and drinks businesses all looking for support, mentorship and an opportunity to secure prime retail shelf space, Maxol has launched year

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Dale Farm to invest £70 million in Country Tyrone facility

    Dale Farm to invest £70 million in Country Tyrone facility

UK dairy co-operative Dale Farm is investing £70 million in its cheddar processing facility at Dunmanbridge, County Tyrone. The expansion will mark one of the largest ever single investments by

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Reducing Manufacturing Waste for Cost Efficiency

    Reducing Manufacturing Waste for Cost Efficiency

By Kati Hope, Global Account Manager, Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection This article looks at how food manufacturers can enhance the optimisation of raw material resources and reap the rewards of heightened

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Arla Foods Ingredients to acquire Volac’s Whey Nutrition business

    Arla Foods Ingredients to acquire Volac’s Whey Nutrition business

Arla Foods Ingredients has reached an agreement to acquire Volac’s Whey Nutrition business. The UK-based Volac group specialises in turning whey into ingredients for sports nutrition, with by- products being

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Norbev increases turnover by over 50% following £300,000 investment in skills development

    Norbev increases turnover by over 50% following £300,000 investment in skills development

Ballymena -based soft drinks manufacturer, Norbev has increased its turnover by over 50 per cent following an investment of almost £300,000 in the up-skilling of its staff. Founded in 1919,

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Glanbia to expand its Nutritional Solutions business with $300 million acquisition

    Glanbia to expand its Nutritional Solutions business with $300 million acquisition

Glanbia plc, the Better Nutrition company, has agreed to acquire US-based Flavor Producers LLC for an initial consideration of $300 million plus deferred consideration. Flavor Producers is a leading flavour platform

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Booze brands remain on top in annual ranking of top 25 Irish brands

    Booze brands remain on top in annual ranking of top 25 Irish brands

Valued at EUR2.4 billion, Guinness remains the most valuable Irish brand for the third consecutive year, according to new data from Brand Finance, the world’s leading brand valuation consultancy. Guinness continues to leverage its

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Refresco expands in North America

    Refresco expands in North America

Refresco, the global independent beverage solutions provider for global, national, and emerging (GNE) brands and retailers in Europe, North America, and Australia, has completed the acquisition of VBC Bottling Company.

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Arla Foods Ingredients showcases solutions to boost nutritional value of cheese

    Arla Foods Ingredients showcases solutions to boost nutritional value of cheese

Arla Foods Ingredients is demonstrating how manufacturers can meet demand for high-protein cheese products that combine nutritional quality with indulgence. In a market where consumers are highly focused on value,

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Leading lubricant manufacturer removes PFAS from entire product range

    Leading lubricant manufacturer removes PFAS from entire product range

One of the world’s biggest food lubricant manufacturers ROCOL has announced it will be removing per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from the formulations of its entire FOODLUBE product range. From April

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Arla Foods to invest €210 million in English dairy

    Arla Foods to invest €210 million in English dairy

Farmer-owned Arla Foods, one of the world’s leading mozzarella producers, has announced its largest ever investment – €210 million – into the UK with highly advanced production technology at the

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UK SME manufacturers in the food and drink sector prepare for digital future with leadership programmes

    UK SME manufacturers in the food and drink sector prepare for digital future with leadership programmes

UK food and drink manufacturers have been empowered with the vision, skills and drive to pursue smarter manufacturing through Made Smarter’s innovative leadership programmes. Made Smarter, a government-funded industry-led initiative

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Richard Williams appointed CEO of Müller Yogurt & Desserts

    Richard Williams appointed CEO of Müller Yogurt & Desserts

Richard Williams (pictured) has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Müller Yogurt & Desserts (MYD) in the UK & Ireland. With over 20 years of senior experience in marketing,

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Bord Bia launches 2024 trade events plan to support Irish exports internationally

    Bord Bia launches 2024 trade events plan to support Irish exports internationally

Bord Bia has announced its international trade programme of activity for 2024 including ministerial-led trade missions and a calendar of 24 trade show events across China, Europe, Japan, the US,

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Solar powered soft drinks: 75% of the electricity used to make Britvic brands in Britain now comes from the sun

    Solar powered soft drinks: 75% of the electricity used to make Britvic brands in Britain now comes from the sun

75% of the electricity now being used to make Britvic soft drinks in Great Britain – from Fruit Shoot to Tango, Robinsons to J2O – is coming from a 160-acre

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Resilient Scotch Whisky Industry reaches £5.6 billion global exports despite ‘challenging’ 2023

    Resilient Scotch Whisky Industry reaches £5.6 billion global exports despite ‘challenging’ 2023

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has released global export figures that show the value of Scotch exports topped £5.6 billion in 2023. The equivalent of 1.35 billion 70cl bottles of

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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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£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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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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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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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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New CEO at Kepak Foods

  New CEO at Kepak Foods

Kepak Group, one of Europe’s leading meat producers with 15 manufacturing plants in Ireland and the UK, has appointment experienced

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Britvic to invest £22.5 million in sixth bottling line at London factory

  Britvic to invest £22.5 million in sixth bottling line at London factory

Leading soft drinks manufacturer, Britvic, is investing £22.5 million in its sixth bottling line at its East London factory in

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