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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) – a reduction of 202,952 tonnes – according to new research

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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 11 August 2019 as the tough comparisons with 2018’s strong

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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 weeks to 14 July 2019. This marks the first overall

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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 people drinking pink gin has more than doubled. A report

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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 country to apply for its 2020 programme. The supports offered

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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 they first formed a partnership to breed new varieties of

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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 the 12 weeks to 16 June 2019. This marks a

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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. This presents new approaches for weight management. Researchers at Teagasc

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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 Bassets, Trebor and Ritz, is investing £4.7 million into its

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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 19 May 2019, with Dunnes Stores holding off the challenge

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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 could be replaced each year from just five areas within

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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 £8.2 billion on ethical food and drink, including organic, Fairtrade,

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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 Market Growth Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners reveals — with

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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 Peach Business Tracker show. While pub sales surged in the

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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 compared to last year, reveals Nielsen data. The rise in

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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 helping the overall sector grow by 4.1% in the 12

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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 to 21 April 2019. Bolstered by a record-breaking £2.5 billion

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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 increasing by just 8 versus the 390 added in prior

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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 – according to new market forecasts from IGD Asia, the food

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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 to 24 March 2019. Despite Easter falling three weeks later

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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 a commitment to measuring and reducing their carbon footprint, according

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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 ready to harvest in at least half the time –

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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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Big Nutrient Knowledge Gap Uncovered By New Research

    Big Nutrient Knowledge Gap Uncovered By New Research

The demand to live a healthier lifestyle is increasing, yet 4 in 5 people across Northern Europe do not know

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EIB Lends €40 Million to Sodiaal to Fund Research and Innovation

    EIB Lends €40 Million to Sodiaal to Fund Research and Innovation

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a €40 million loan to Sodiaal, the leading dairy co-operative in France and

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D Outshines C to Become UK’s Favourite Single Vitamin Supplement

    D Outshines C to Become UK’s Favourite Single Vitamin Supplement

As the UK struggles through the dark January days, with vitamin D in short supply, latest research from Mintel reveals

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Nestlé Opens New €27 Million Global R&D Centre in Ireland

    Nestlé Opens New €27 Million Global R&D Centre in Ireland

Nestlé has opened its first Research and Development Centre in Ireland at its existing manufacturing facility at Askeaton in County

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Irish Grocery Market Hits Festive Record as Retailers Cash in on Christmas

    Irish Grocery Market Hits Festive Record as  Retailers Cash in on Christmas

The Irish grocery market grew by an impressive 3.0% over the 12 weeks to 30 December, ensuring a record festive

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UK Grocers Buck High Street With Record Christmas Spend

    UK Grocers Buck High Street With Record Christmas Spend

Amid negative headlines for the high street, supermarkets have painted a brighter picture, posting record sales of £29.3 billion over

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AB InBev and Tilray Announce Research Partnership Focused on Non-Alcohol THC and CBD Beverages

    AB InBev and Tilray Announce Research Partnership Focused on Non-Alcohol THC and CBD Beverages

AB InBev, the world’s leading brewer, and Tilray, a global pioneer in cannabis production and distribution, have announced a partnership

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Global Grocery Markets to Create $1.9 Trillion Opportunity By 2013

    Global Grocery Markets to Create $1.9 Trillion Opportunity By 2013

The leading 20 global grocery markets are set to generate an additional US$1.9 trillion in sales, growing by 28% between

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35% of Food and Drink Businesses Impacted by Plant-Based Trend

    35% of Food and Drink Businesses Impacted by Plant-Based Trend

Plant-based food and veganism, the free-from movement and booze-free beverages have been identified as the top three trends which impacted

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Mothers Have High Awareness of Formula Ingredients From Whey

    Mothers Have High Awareness of Formula Ingredients From Whey

Mothers have high awareness of infant formula ingredients from whey, research has shown. Arla Foods Ingredients commissioned YouGov to survey

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Irish Retailers Relish Run Up to Christmas as Dunnes Takes Top Spot

    Irish Retailers Relish Run Up to Christmas as Dunnes Takes Top Spot

Dunnes Stores has claimed pole position as Ireland’s leading retailer for the third consecutive period, boasting a market share of

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UK Restaurant Numbers Fall 2% in a Year

    UK Restaurant Numbers Fall 2% in a Year

The number of restaurants in Britain slipped by 2.0% over the year to September 2018, the new edition of the

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UK Grocery Market Growth Cools as Christmas Nears

    UK Grocery Market Growth Cools as Christmas Nears

Despite retailers and shoppers getting into the festive spirit, the latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the

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Cleveland Clinic Studies Reveal Role of Red Meat in Gut Bacteria, Heart Disease Development

    Cleveland Clinic Studies Reveal Role of Red Meat in Gut Bacteria, Heart Disease Development

In concurrent studies, Cleveland Clinic researchers have uncovered new mechanisms that demonstrate why and how regularly eating red meat can

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Irish Grass-fed Beef – Opportunities For Healthier Diets

    Irish Grass-fed Beef – Opportunities For Healthier Diets

Ireland’s climate means that the country is good at growing grass. It is well known that producing beef from grass

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Mondelēz International Expands its Global Technical Center in Poland

    Mondelēz International Expands its Global Technical Center in Poland

Mondelēz International has announced a new investment in its Global Technical Center in Wroclaw, Poland. Only 1.5 years after the

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UK Shoppers Set to Spend £21.6 Billion on Food and Groceries This Christmas

    UK Shoppers Set to Spend £21.6 Billion on Food and Groceries This Christmas

The UK grocery market is set to experience 2.4% growth this Christmas, with shoppers predicted to spend £21.6 billion over

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Quality is King in China’s Infant Formula Market

    Quality is King in China’s Infant Formula Market

Chinese parents care much more about the quality and nutritional value of infant formula than its price, new research by

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Global Premium Water Growing 8% a Year

    Global Premium Water Growing 8% a Year

Global sales of premium bottled water reached US$16.5 billion at consumer prices in 2017, 48% more than five years ago,

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Exports Boost Europe’s Beer Production to Eight-year High

    Exports Boost Europe’s Beer Production to Eight-year High

Europe’s beer production rose to an eight-year high in 2017 bolstered by record exports, a rise in micro-breweries and increased

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Launch of the Inaugural Irish Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2019

    Launch of the Inaugural Irish Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2019

Manufacturing excellence, teamwork and professionalism are set to be celebrated and acknowledged at the upcoming IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain

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Irish Grocery Shoppers Cross the Border to Spend €65 Million

    Irish Grocery Shoppers Cross the Border to Spend €65 Million

As Brexit continues to dominate the headlines, debate rages on about the implications of a hard border in Ireland. The

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