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No and Low Alcohol Sales Soar as British Consumers Moderate Their Drinking

    No and Low Alcohol Sales Soar as British Consumers Moderate Their Drinking

New research from CGA reveals that sales of no and low alcohol drinks are rising, thanks to increasing numbers of British consumers moderating their intake. The exclusive new report from

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Research Shows Significant Dairy Beef Carbon Reduction Potential

    Research Shows Significant Dairy Beef Carbon Reduction Potential

ABP Food Group, which is the largest beef processor in the UK and Ireland, in conjunction with the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) and Teagasc, has announced the latest results

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Leftover Grain From Breweries Could be Converted into Fuel For Homes

    Leftover Grain From Breweries Could be Converted into Fuel For Homes

A Queen’s University Belfast researcher has developed a low cost technique to convert left over barley from alcohol breweries into carbon, which could be used as a renewable fuel for

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Fazer Group to Invest €30 Million in its Oat Milling Business

    Fazer Group to Invest €30 Million in its Oat Milling Business

Fazer Group will invest over €30 million in its Nordic oats business, doubling the milling capacity in Lahti, Finland and in Lidköping, Sweden. The global demand for oats is growing

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Irish Grocery Market on Strong Footing Ahead of Christmas Rush

    Irish Grocery Market on Strong Footing Ahead of Christmas Rush

All of Ireland’s major grocery retailers achieved growth again in the 12 weeks to 3 November 2019, according to the latest figures from Kantar. On average people visited stores 62 times

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UK Supermarket Growth is Sluggish

    UK Supermarket Growth is Sluggish

The latest UK grocery market share figures from Kantar show that year-on-year supermarket sales grew by 1.0% over the past 12 weeks. The increase is slightly behind the equivalent rate

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Should Infant and Follow-on Formula Continue to Contain Arachidonic Acid in the Future?

    Should Infant and Follow-on Formula Continue to Contain Arachidonic Acid in the Future?

From February 2020 onwards, new standards for infant and follow-on formulae will be in effect in the European Union (Commission Delegated Regulation 2016/127). They stipulate the obligatory addition of the

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EIB Lends €40 Million to Fazer Group For Research and Development

    EIB Lends €40 Million to Fazer Group For Research and Development

Fazer Group has signed a €40 million loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to finance the Finnish and international food business’s research, development and innovation (RDI) activities in

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Cargill Opens a Culinary Experience Hub in Belgium to Help Customers Respond to Evolving Consumer Demand

    Cargill Opens a Culinary Experience Hub in Belgium to Help Customers Respond to Evolving Consumer Demand

Cargill has opened a Culinary Experience Hub in its research & development site at Vilvoorde in Belgium. Customers from across the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region are invited

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Many Popular Packaged Foods in the EU Contain too Much Fat, Sugar, Salt and too Little Fibre

    Many Popular Packaged Foods in the EU Contain too Much Fat, Sugar, Salt and too Little Fibre

A large number of food products frequently sold on the EU market contain too much sugar, salt, fat, and not enough fibre. This is the result of a JRC study

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UK Supermarket Sales Growth Accelerates

    UK Supermarket Sales Growth Accelerates

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales grew by 1.3% during the past 12 weeks, as Sainsbury’s returns to growth – and Brexit deadline day

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More Than $400 Billion at Stake in the Beverage Industry From Plain Packaging

    More Than $400 Billion at Stake in the Beverage Industry From Plain Packaging

Following the introduction of plain packaging for tobacco products and repeated calls to extend the legislation to other sectors, Brand Finance has once again analysed the potential impact of such

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The UK’s Biggest 150 Food and Drink Producers Suffer From Falling Profits

    The UK’s Biggest 150 Food and Drink Producers Suffer From Falling Profits

An increasingly uncertain economic landscape and the looming threat of Brexit is continuing to take its toll on the food and drink industry. The UK’s biggest 150 food and drink

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Kerry Health & Nutrition Institute White Paper Unravels the Science Behind Umami

    Kerry Health & Nutrition Institute White Paper Unravels the Science Behind Umami

Umami is a flavour seeing more popularity across the globe, leaving many wondering “what exactly is umami?” To address this question, the Kerry Health & Nutrition Institute, which provides science-based

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Welcome Return to Growth For UK Grocery Market

    Welcome Return to Growth For UK Grocery Market

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales returned to growth during the past 12 weeks as Brexit uncertainty continues. While overall sales grew by 0.5%,

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Britain’s Pub and Restaurant Sector Confidence Dips to Two-year Low as No-deal Brexit Fears Mount

    Britain’s Pub and Restaurant Sector Confidence Dips to Two-year Low as No-deal Brexit Fears Mount

Business confidence among the leaders of Britain’s pub and restaurant groups has taken a hit amid fears about the long-term impact of Brexit – pushing market optimism to its lowest

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Irish Grocery Growth Holds Steady With Arrival of New Season

    Irish Grocery Growth Holds Steady With Arrival of New Season

The latest figures from Kantar show that growth in the Irish grocery market remained at 2.7% during the 12 weeks to 8 September 2019, as shoppers stocked up on September staples. Charlotte

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Is ‘Flexitarianism’ the Future?

    Is ‘Flexitarianism’ the Future?

A workshop held recently at the University of Nottingham has revealed that ‘flexitarianism’ is a new and growing trend amongst British consumers. Delegates at an event that discussed plant-based diets

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Nestlé Inaugurates Packaging Research Institute

    Nestlé Inaugurates Packaging Research Institute

Nestlé has officially inaugurated the Institute of Packaging Sciences, the first-of-its-kind in the food industry. The new Institute enables Nestlé to accelerate its efforts to bring functional, safe and environmentally

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British Pub and Restaurant Groups Maintain Summer Momentum

    British Pub and Restaurant Groups Maintain Summer Momentum

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales grow 1.6% in August against the same time last year, with drink-led pubs, and especially those in London, being the

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Holistic Health Speaks to All Generations

    Holistic Health Speaks to All Generations

Nutrition that supports both physical and emotional wellbeing is thriving. It can target different generations with more specific holistic approaches to help identify opportunities and optimize innovation. New research from

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WHO Calls For More Research into Microplastics and a Crackdown on Plastic Pollution

    WHO Calls For More Research into Microplastics and a Crackdown on Plastic Pollution

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a further assessment of microplastics in the environment and their potential impacts on human health, following the release of an analysis of

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British Brewers Decrease Their CO2 Emissions by 42%

    British Brewers Decrease Their CO2 Emissions by 42%

Total CO2 emissions from the UK’s brewing industry have fallen by 42% in the last decade (2008 to 2018) –

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UK Supermarkets are Struggling to Grow

    UK Supermarkets are Struggling to Grow

The latest grocery market share figures, published by Kantar, show year-on-year supermarket sales were flat during the 12 weeks to

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UK Grocery Market Share Results Show Overall Growth Decline For First Time Since June 2016

    UK Grocery Market Share Results Show Overall Growth Decline For First Time Since June 2016

The latest UK grocery market share figures, published by Kantar, show year-on-year supermarket sales fell by 0.5% in the 12

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UK On-trade Gin Sales Soar as Pink Gin Drinkers Double in the Past Year

    UK On-trade Gin Sales Soar as Pink Gin Drinkers Double in the Past Year

UK gin sales have rocketed 56% by value in a year, new research from CGA reveals, and the number of

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Irish Food & Drink Start-ups Encouraged to Enter Food Works Accelerator Programme Supports Valued at Over €50,000

    Irish Food & Drink Start-ups Encouraged to Enter Food Works Accelerator Programme Supports Valued at Over €50,000

Food Works, an initiative of Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland and Teagasc, is calling on food and drink entrepreneurs throughout the

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Potato Partnership Powers Success

    Potato Partnership Powers Success

Teagasc (Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority) and IPM Potato Group (IPM) have been collaborating since the early 1970s when

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Latest Grocery Market Share Insights Reveal Modest Growth For UK Supermarkets

    Latest Grocery Market Share Insights Reveal Modest Growth For UK Supermarkets

The latest grocery market share figures, published by Kantar, show UK supermarket sales grew by 1.4% year on year during

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A Gut Feeling About Body Fat

    A Gut Feeling About Body Fat

Research shows that loss of body fat causes the growth of the intestine and increases its capacity to absorb nutrients.

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Mondelez International Invests £4.7 Million into Reading Science Centre

    Mondelez International Invests £4.7 Million into Reading Science Centre

Mondelez International, home to some of the UK’s best loved brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk, Green & Black’s, OREO, Maynards

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Premium Products and Value Prices a Hit With Irish Grocery Shoppers

    Premium Products and Value Prices a Hit With Irish Grocery Shoppers

The latest figures from Kantar show that overall the Irish grocery market grew by 4.2% over the 12 weeks to

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DS Smith Sets Sights on Removable Plastic

    DS Smith Sets Sights on Removable Plastic

DS Smith, a leading international sustainable packaging company, has released new research which finds that 1.5 million tonnes of plastic

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UK Ethical Food and Drinks Sales Hit £8.2 Billion

    UK Ethical Food and Drinks Sales Hit £8.2 Billion

British consumers are increasingly eating with a conscience as latest research from Mintel reveals that last year the nation spent

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UK Restaurant Closures Accelerating as High Street Pressures Mount

    UK Restaurant Closures Accelerating as High Street Pressures Mount

The number of restaurants in Britain fell by 2.8% in the year to March 2019, the latest edition of the

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Easter Heatwave is Good For British Drink Sales, Bad For Eating Out

    Easter Heatwave is Good For British Drink Sales, Bad For Eating Out

The hot Easter weekend delivered starkly different outcomes for Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups, latest figures from the Coffer

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Ireland Experiences Boost in Alcohol Sales Over Easter Period

    Ireland Experiences Boost in Alcohol Sales Over Easter Period

Supermarket shoppers in Ireland spent €34.6 million on alcohol in the week leading to Easter, a 5.3% increase in sales

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Clean Sweep For Irish Grocers as Bank Holidays Boost Growth

    Clean Sweep For Irish Grocers as Bank Holidays Boost Growth

Sales in the Irish grocery market hit record levels as shoppers splashed out €208.2 million in the Easter week alone

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Late Easter Sunshine Heats Up the UK Grocery Market

    Late Easter Sunshine Heats Up the UK Grocery Market

The latest UK grocery market share figures from Kantar show total year-on-year sales increased by 2.0% during the 12 weeks

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UK Craft Beer Boom Sobers

    UK Craft Beer Boom Sobers

The craft beer boom in the UK has slowed sharply in the last year with the total number of breweries

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Asian Grocery Market to be Worth US$4264 Billion by 2023

    Asian Grocery Market to be Worth US$4264 Billion by 2023

Asia will generate US$4264 billion of grocery sales by 2023 – almost the same as Europe and North America combined

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Easter Timing Slows Sales as St Patrick’s Day Provides a Boost For Irish Grocery Market

    Easter Timing Slows Sales as St Patrick’s Day Provides a Boost For Irish Grocery Market

The latest grocery market share figures, published by Kantar, show that the Irish grocery market grew by 3.2% in the 12 weeks

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Research Reveals Consumer Demand For Climate Change Labelling

    Research Reveals Consumer Demand For Climate Change Labelling

Two-thirds (67%) of consumers support the idea of a recognisable carbon label to demonstrate that products have been made with

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Vertical ‘Container Farms’ Can Produce Bigger and Better Natural Crops

    Vertical ‘Container Farms’ Can Produce Bigger and Better Natural Crops

Two vertical ‘container farms’ capable of producing natural crops which are more nutritious, have far bigger yields – and are

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Nestlé to Accelerate Innovation in China With a New R&D Centre

    Nestlé to Accelerate Innovation in China With a New R&D Centre

Nestlé has inaugurated a new Research & Development centre (R&D) in Beijing and a System Technology hub in Shenzhen. The

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Rising Prices Drive Irish Grocery Sales Growth

    Rising Prices Drive Irish Grocery Sales Growth

The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the Irish grocery market grew by 3.5% in the 12 weeks to 24

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One in Four Consumers Supports a Ban on Meat-related Names For Vegetarian Products

    One in Four Consumers Supports a Ban on Meat-related Names For Vegetarian Products

One in four consumers believes vegetarian products should not be allowed to have meat-related names like sausage or burger, a

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UK Grocery Growth Steady as Brexit Deadline Looms

    UK Grocery Growth Steady as Brexit Deadline Looms

As Brexit uncertainty intensifies and some customers start their preparations for a disorderly exit, the latest grocery market share figures,

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Bühler and Alfa Laval Join Forces in Insect Processing

    Bühler and Alfa Laval Join Forces in Insect Processing

Bühler Insect Technology Solutions, a pioneering provider of integrated solutions for insect rearing and processing, is combining its strengths with Alfa

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UK Managed Restaurant Numbers Drop For First Time in Nine Years

    UK Managed Restaurant Numbers Drop For First Time in Nine Years

Britain’s supply of casual dining restaurants dipped for the first time in nine years in 2018 as a sustained decline

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New Year’s Resolutions Lead to Healthy UK Grocery Sales

    New Year’s Resolutions Lead to Healthy UK Grocery Sales

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks to 27 January 2019 show the sector

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Irish Grocery Market Fends Off January Blues

    Irish Grocery Market Fends Off January Blues

The Irish grocery market followed up a record-breaking festive period by posting year-on-year sales growth of 3.4% during the 12

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Increase in Social Media Sharing Driving Shift in Beverage Trends, According to New Kerry Foodservice Research

    Increase in Social Media Sharing Driving Shift in Beverage Trends, According to New Kerry Foodservice Research

Social media has changed the way we eat and drink with consumers expecting every dish and beverage to be #Instaworthy.

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Start-ups Are More Successful Than ‘Big Food’

    Start-ups Are More Successful Than ‘Big Food’

Investors and consultants alike are full of excitement about the success potential of start-ups. Phrases like “there’s never been a

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