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IRI Launches CPG Economic Indicators to Measure COVID-19 Impact on Consumer Spending and Pricing in Europe

    IRI Launches CPG Economic Indicators to Measure COVID-19 Impact on Consumer Spending and Pricing in Europe

IRI, a global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and media companies, has released two economic indicators for CPG retailers and manufacturers in Europe in the wake of COVID-19.

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Lower Production Costs and Exceptional Aid Measures Led to a Modest Increase in Average Irish Farm Income in 2019

    Lower Production Costs and Exceptional Aid Measures Led to a Modest Increase in Average Irish Farm Income in 2019

The average family farm income rose by 2% in Ireland in 2019, according to a new report by Teagasc (Agriculture and Food Development Authority). A combination of factors were responsible

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The Great Reset – IGD Maps Out Four Post-lockdown Scanarios For Retail and Foodservice

    The Great Reset – IGD Maps Out Four Post-lockdown Scanarios For Retail and Foodservice

COVID-19 has caused a monumental shift in consumers’ food and drink habits. The boundaries between eating at home and out-of-home, once blurred, have now broken down, resulting in unprecedented changes

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Successfully Communicating Sustainability Leads The Top Packaging Trends

    Successfully Communicating Sustainability Leads The Top Packaging Trends

Clearly and successfully communicating sustainability credentials to consumers is key to developments in food and drinks packaging. This benchmark has been crowned by Innova Market Insights as the Top Packaging

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Irish Grocery Sales Soar as Shoppers Adapt to Life at Home

    Irish Grocery Sales Soar as Shoppers Adapt to Life at Home

The latest figures from Kantar reveal that Irish take-home grocery sales rose by 25.4% during the 12 weeks to 17 May – the fastest rate of growth recorded in the

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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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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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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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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 as shoppers adjusted to life under lockdown.  While grocery sales are strong, retailers will

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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 of their own businesses, with a third (32%) of senior

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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 food and beverage sector slowed in the first quarter of

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Adult Influences Inspire Baby Foods and Snacks Innovation

    Adult Influences Inspire Baby Foods and Snacks Innovation

While early stage infant nutrition is firmly focused on the developmental needs of babies, it is evident that parents’ interests shift as their children grow and that adult themes become

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Glass Packaging is Top Choice For Environmentally Conscious Consumers

    Glass Packaging is Top Choice For Environmentally Conscious Consumers

As industries, businesses and politicians make strong commitments to initiatives like the European Green Deal and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, consumers all over Europe are taking more and more steps to reduce their

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British Out-of-home Food and Drink Sales Fall Nearly 60% in March

    British Out-of-home Food and Drink Sales Fall Nearly 60% in March

Britain’s managed pub, restaurant and bar sector saw collective like-for-like sales drop 57.6% in March as the country moved into lockdown, latest data from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show.

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Belfast-based Cibus Analytical raises £570,000 seed funding in fight to stop food fraud

    Belfast-based Cibus Analytical raises £570,000 seed funding in fight to stop food fraud

Belfast-based food testing specialist Cibus Analytical has secured £570,000 seed funding round which will be used to help tackle food contamination and adulteration. The company develops innovative methods to test

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Britain Sees the Opportunity For More Delivered Food and Drink

    Britain Sees the Opportunity For More Delivered Food and Drink

With Britain in lock-down, hot food delivery services from restaurants and takeaways are set to have an increasingly important role in keeping the nation fed. The public’s appetite for delivered

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Record Demand For Grocers as Ireland Entered Lockdown

    Record Demand For Grocers as Ireland Entered Lockdown

The latest figures from Kantar show the Irish grocery market experienced its busiest ever period over the 12 weeks to 22 March 2020 – increasing year-on-year sales by 10.1%. Growth in

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Record UK Grocery Sales as Shoppers Prepare For Lockdown

    Record UK Grocery Sales as Shoppers Prepare For Lockdown

The latest UK grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales grew by the fastest rate in over a decade during the past 12 weeks – increasing by

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Growth in the Number of UK Distillers Continues

    Growth in the Number of UK Distillers Continues

The growth in the number of UK distillers shows no signs of stopping, rising another 20% to 246 in the last year up from 205 the previous year*. Research by

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The Corona Hangover in Global Dairy

    The Corona Hangover in Global Dairy

The upward trajectory in global dairy product prices visible in Q4 2019, stalled in Q1 2020. The onset of the coronavirus in China and the permeation across the globe have

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CONSUS Adds Iteris ClearAg Environmental Intelligence to Crop Research and Development Platform

    CONSUS Adds Iteris ClearAg Environmental Intelligence to Crop Research and Development Platform

Iteris, the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, has announced that CONSUS, a research partnership between University College Dublin (UCD) and Origin Enterprises plc (Origin), will add

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UK Out-of-home Food and Drink Sales Down 3.3% in February

    UK Out-of-home Food and Drink Sales Down 3.3% in February

The scale of the impact of the developing coronavirus crisis plus the effect of floods earlier in the month on Britain’s managed pub, bar and restaurant sector in February is

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Driving Behavioural Change in Consumers Through the Food and Grocery Industry

    Driving Behavioural Change in Consumers Through the Food and Grocery Industry

IGD research reveals a big appetite from consumers to be healthier and more sustainable in their food choices and consumers

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Irish Grocery Market Maintains Growth

    Irish Grocery Market Maintains Growth

The Irish grocery market maintained steady growth of 1.3% during the 12 weeks to 23 February 2020, the latest figures

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British Restaurant, Pub and Bar Leaders More Positive About Future, Despite Pressures

    British Restaurant, Pub and Bar Leaders More Positive About Future, Despite Pressures

CGA’s latest Business Leaders’ Survey reveals that optimism among business leaders in the UK out-of-home eating and drinking sector was at

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Fastest Growth Since November Puts UK Grocery Market in Better Health

    Fastest Growth Since November Puts UK Grocery Market in Better Health

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales in the UK grew by the fastest rate

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New Research Reveals Retailers are Feeling the Pressure From Consumers to Prioritise Sustainable Packaging

    New Research Reveals Retailers are Feeling the Pressure From Consumers to Prioritise Sustainable Packaging

Food and drink retailers face increased consumer pressure to provide sustainable packaging options, according to new research from Tetra Pak,

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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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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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Researchers to Teach Robots How to Differentiate Between Sandwich Ingredients

    Researchers to Teach Robots How to Differentiate Between Sandwich Ingredients

Loughborough University computer scientists in the UK have teamed up with a food production automation company for a project that

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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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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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789 Food and Drink Acquisitions in 2019

    789 Food and Drink Acquisitions in 2019

2019 broke records again for the number of food and drink transactions around the world, with 789 registered on the

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Positive Festive Trading Cheers Britain’s Eating and Drinking-out Market

    Positive Festive Trading Cheers Britain’s Eating and Drinking-out Market

Britain may have fallen out of love with shopping on the High Street over the festive period, but consumers continued

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Sober Christmas Gives UK Retailers a Headache

    Sober Christmas Gives UK Retailers a Headache

The latest UK grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales grew marginally by 0.2% in the 12

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UK Supermarket Shoppers Hold Back on Festive Spending

    UK Supermarket Shoppers Hold Back on Festive Spending

The latest UK grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales growth slowed again during the past 12

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Unilever Opens New €85 Million Global Foods Innovation Centre

    Unilever Opens New €85 Million Global Foods Innovation Centre

Unilever has opened a new global Foods Innovation Centre on the campus of Wageningen University, the leading global agri-food research

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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