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Proveye secures €1 million in Seed Funding

    Proveye secures €1 million in Seed Funding

Proveye, a leader in remote sensing image analysis for agriculture, has closed a €1 million seed funding round to advance the company’s growth strategy. The funding round was led by

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Britvic welcomes deposit return scheme news

    Britvic welcomes deposit return scheme news

Drinks manufacturer Britvic has welcomed the Government’s announcement that a deposit return scheme will be established across England, Wales and Northern Ireland in October 2025. In response to its March

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Global retail trends for 2023

    Global retail trends for 2023

Global insight provider IGD has identified six trends set to influence the global retail landscape in 2023. With inflation driving a significant increase in production costs and retail prices across

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Packaging Innovations shines spotlight on future of packaging with first speaker announcement

    Packaging Innovations shines spotlight on future of packaging with first speaker announcement

Packaging Innovations & Empack, Featuring Contract Pack & Fulfilment is set to kick off the packaging industry’s 2023 with a bang, after it announced the first batch of speakers hosting

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Made Smarter urges food and drink manufacturers to turn pain into empowerment with digitalisation plan

    Made Smarter urges food and drink manufacturers to turn pain into empowerment with digitalisation plan

SME manufacturers in the food and drink sector are being urged to start planning for next Christmas by exploring how technology can help with the seasonal surge. While production is

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Dawn Meats to invest €100 million in Net Zero climate commitment

    Dawn Meats to invest €100 million in Net Zero climate commitment

Dawn Meats has announced a substantial new plan which will see the Irish meat processor target Net Zero operational emissions across the business by 2040, and work towards a Net

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Müller set to increase recyclability by converting all coloured milk caps to clear

    Müller set to increase recyclability by converting all coloured milk caps to clear

Following a series of successful trials, Müller Milk & Ingredients has started switching its coloured milk bottle caps to clear, and aims to convert its whole range by summer 2023.

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Lakeland Dairies signs new deal worth over €1 million with Lidl Ireland

    Lakeland Dairies signs new deal worth over €1 million with Lidl Ireland

Lidl Ireland has announced a new contract extension worth more than €1 million with Lakeland Dairies, based in County Cavan. This new deal will see the Killeshandra-based dairy co-op supply

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Brewing industry to benefit from new automation solution

    Brewing industry to benefit from new automation solution

ABB has launched its ABB Ability™ BeerMaker intelligent process control solution to further support breweries in their operational efficiency through digital transformation. ABB’s brewmaster, who has the notable achievement of

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New appointment to lead the development of organic sector in Bord Bia

    New appointment to lead the development of organic sector in Bord Bia

Bord Bia has appointed Emmet Doyle, from Cork city, as the first Bord Bia Organic Sector Manager. This is the first full-time resource within the organisation for the organic sector

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Mondelēz International Contributed £933 Million to UK Economy in 2021

    Mondelēz International Contributed £933 Million to UK Economy in 2021

Mondelēz International, makers and bakers of iconic brands including Cadbury, OREO and Maynards Bassetts, has launched its latest economic and social report – Mondelēz UK: Making the Right Impact – which

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Irish foodservice sector rebounds to pre-pandemic levels, but significant challenges are on the horizon

    Irish foodservice sector rebounds to pre-pandemic levels, but significant challenges are on the horizon

The findings of Bord Bia’s 2022 Irish Foodservice Market Insights Report show that the Irish foodservice, or ‘out of home’, industry experienced significant growth of 61% in value to reach over €8.2 billion

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Ballygowan Irish Natural Mineral Water announces 4-year sponsorship with IRFU

    Ballygowan Irish Natural Mineral Water announces 4-year sponsorship with IRFU

Ballygowan, Ireland’s number one water brand, part of Britvic Ireland, has been announced as the Official Water Partner of Irish Rugby in a new four year deal.  The partnership sees Ballygowan

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Over 90% of Irish whiskey producers have had production negatively impacted by supply chain issues

    Over 90% of Irish whiskey producers have had production negatively impacted by supply chain issues

92% of Irish whiskey producers have said that supply chain delays have negatively impacted on their recent production output and will likely impact future production output. That’s according to a

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Clearly Drinks reaches key environmental milestone

    Clearly Drinks reaches key environmental milestone

UK soft drinks manufacturer, Clearly Drinks, has announced that it has reached a key milestone in its environmental strategy, achieving carbon neutral status on its own operations. The business, which

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Mondelēz International Launches Cadbury Dairy Milk Packaging in UK&I using Certified Recycled Plastic

    Mondelēz International Launches Cadbury Dairy Milk Packaging in UK&I using Certified Recycled Plastic

Mondelēz International has announced that its Cadbury Dairy Milk and Cadbury Mini Snowballs 110g sharing bars, which are made in Bournville and sold in the UK and Ireland, are now

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Drinks producers urged to get ready for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme as SEPA publishes new guidance

    Drinks producers urged to get ready for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme as SEPA publishes new guidance

New, step-by-step guidance has been published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to ensure drinks producers are ready when registration for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) opens in twelve

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£6.1 million funding boost to accelerate digitalisation among SME food and drink manufacturers

    £6.1 million funding boost to accelerate digitalisation among SME food and drink manufacturers

A trailblazing programme that has backed 2,500 manufacturers to adopt new digital technology and skills to create growth and jobs has secured £6.1 million funding to continue for three more

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Pearse Lyons Distillery awarded prestigious Bord Bia Origin Green Gold Membership status

    Pearse Lyons Distillery awarded prestigious Bord Bia Origin Green Gold Membership status

In recognition of its unwavering commitment to sustainability, Pearse Lyons Distillery has achieved Gold Membership, the highest and most prestigious standard in the Bord Bia Origin Green program. Pearse Lyons Distillery’s consistent improvement

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Nestlé explores emerging technologies for animal-free dairy proteins

    Nestlé explores emerging technologies for animal-free dairy proteins

Nestlé has announced that it is exploring emerging technologies for the development of animal-free dairy protein-based products. This move complements investments the company has made in plant-based meat and dairy

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Müller skims off 500 tonnes of virgin plastic annually with new cream pot

    Müller skims off 500 tonnes of virgin plastic annually with new cream pot

Müller Milk & Ingredients is to remove 500 tonnes of virgin plastic from its annual production of cream pots by switching to packaging made from recycled plastic. The dairy company

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Manhattan Popcorn has already achieved industry targets of 35% less emissions 8 years ahead of the 2030 deadline

    Manhattan Popcorn has already achieved industry targets of 35% less emissions 8 years ahead of the 2030 deadline

The Irish government recently announced ambitious new sectoral emissions ceilings, setting Ireland on a pathway to turn the tide on climate change. Dublin-based company, Manhattan Peanuts Ltd, best known for

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Half of consumers want carbon footprint labelling on food products

  Half of consumers want carbon footprint labelling on food products

The Compleat Food Group (TCFG), the chilled prepared food processor, has launched a White Paper advising the UK Grocery sector

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Growing Resilient Winter Cereal Varieties With Fane Valley.

  Growing Resilient Winter Cereal Varieties With Fane Valley.

Harvest 2022 was memorable for all the right reasons with ideal conditions for getting grain cut and dried, and straw

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Leo Varadkar Opens C&C Group’s New Sustainability Project at Bulmers Cider Manufacturing Facility in Clonmel

  Leo Varadkar Opens C&C Group’s New Sustainability Project at Bulmers Cider Manufacturing Facility in Clonmel

This project forms part of C&C Group’s broader ESG strategy and commitment to delivering to a better world. The Bulmers

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Seafood Futures

  Seafood Futures

Bord Bia’s recently launched study, Seafood Futures: Four Marketplaces of Tomorrow explores what viable strategic choices will create the next

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Irish Distillers announces €250 million investment plan for new distillery in Midleton

  Irish Distillers announces €250 million investment plan for new distillery in Midleton

Irish Distillers, producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has today announced it will invest

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PPMA Total Show 2022 – the ‘must attend’ event this Autumn

  PPMA Total Show 2022 – the ‘must attend’ event this Autumn

With a myriad of new product launches, innovative technologies and live demonstrations of the latest smart manufacturing solutions, PPMA Total

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PepsiCo Europe embraces digital start-ups to unlock sustainability solutions across the supply chain

  PepsiCo Europe embraces digital start-ups to unlock sustainability solutions across the supply chain

PepsiCo has announced that it will elevate its supply chain in Europe, and collaborate with breakthrough start-up companies to pilot ground-breaking

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Award for ReCover Packaging for new technology which reduces food waste and improves plastic recycling

  Award for ReCover Packaging for new technology which reduces food waste and improves plastic recycling

An innovative and entrepreneurial Scottish company which makes a significant contribution to food safety and reducing unrecyclable plastic waste has

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PPMA Total Show 2022 set to provide a platform for innovation, discovery, interactive demonstrations and information share

  PPMA Total Show 2022 set to provide a platform for innovation, discovery, interactive demonstrations and information share

PPMA TOTAL Show 2022, the UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery, robotics and industrial vision event, is returning to the

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Britvic opens new state-of-the-art canning line

  Britvic opens new state-of-the-art canning line

Britvic has officially opened its most recent canning line at the soft drink manufacturer’s its largest production site at Rugby

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Lakes Ice Cream in Kendal backed by Made Smarter’s North West Adoption Programme

  Lakes Ice Cream in Kendal backed by Made Smarter’s North West Adoption Programme

An ice cream manufacturer is ready for the summer rush after using technology to transform with the support of Made

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Diageo to Invest €200 Million in Ireland’s First Purpose-Built Carbon Neutral Brewery in Kildare

  Diageo to Invest €200 Million in Ireland’s First Purpose-Built Carbon Neutral Brewery in Kildare

Diageo plans to invest €200 million in Ireland’s first purpose-built carbon neutral brewery on a greenfield site in Littleconnell, Newbridge,

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Research network to help UK agri-food industry reach net zero

  Research network to help UK agri-food industry reach net zero

A novel network of researchers is set to help the UK’s agri-food industry move one step closer to net zero.

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Britvic celebrates 35 years of investment, innovation and job creation at Rugby factory

  Britvic celebrates 35 years of investment, innovation and job creation at Rugby factory

This summer, leading branded soft drinks business Britvic is celebrating the 35th anniversary of its Rugby factory in England, by

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Innovate UK consortium continues to develop new digital solutions for the food and trade industry

  Innovate UK consortium continues to develop new digital solutions for the food and trade industry

BSI, the business improvement and standards company, has been successfully developing and demonstrating future digital solutions with Trace Labs and

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Work starts on new €200 million continental cheese factory

  Work starts on new €200 million continental cheese factory

Representatives from Glanbia Co-op, international dairy producer Royal A-ware and the Irish Government recently took part in the turning of

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Irish Distillers announces plans for Midleton Distillery to become carbon neutral by 2026

  Irish Distillers announces plans for Midleton Distillery to become carbon neutral by 2026

Irish Distillers will invest €50 million in its Midleton Distillery in County Cork over the next four years to deliver

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Irish Whiskey Association publishes roadmap to make Irish distilleries the most sustainable in the world

  Irish Whiskey Association publishes roadmap to make Irish distilleries the most sustainable in the world

The Irish whiskey industry will lead the way in making Ireland the home of the world’s most sustainable distilleries and

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More jobs and lower emissions as Scottish distillery expands

  More jobs and lower emissions as Scottish distillery expands

A project by a rural Highland distillery to reduce its carbon footprint while increasing productivity and creating jobs has secured

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UK’s biggest food businesses join pioneering climate learning programme

  UK’s biggest food businesses join pioneering climate learning programme

Senior leaders from a range of leading food businesses have joined the Future Food Movement’s Accelerator programme, which aims to

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Kerry research into plant-based alternatives reveals sustainability and health are top drivers for flexitarians, but taste is key to consumer preference

  Kerry research into plant-based alternatives reveals sustainability and health are top drivers for flexitarians, but taste is key to consumer preference

Sustainability and health concerns are driving consumers to plant-based meat alternatives, but the taste experience of these products continues to

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Teagasc Researcher Diarmuid Sheehan receives International Dairy Foods Association Research award

  Teagasc Researcher Diarmuid Sheehan receives International Dairy Foods Association Research award

Diarmuid Sheehan, from the Teagasc Food Research programme, has been announced as the 2022 recipient of the International Dairy Foods

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i2r wins second prestigious Queen’s Award

  i2r wins second prestigious Queen’s Award

Market leading aluminium foil tray manufacturer, i2r Packaging Solutions, has been awarded with a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, this

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UK’s Flagship Packaging Event Unveils New Features to Inspire the Industry

  UK’s Flagship Packaging Event Unveils New Features to Inspire the Industry

Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022 will introduce two brand-new interactive features, The Big Debate and the Sustainability Trail, when it returns

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Chivas Brothers to invest £88 million in expansion of two distilleries

  Chivas Brothers to invest £88 million in expansion of two distilleries

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky business of Pernod Ricard, is to invest £88 million into Aberlour and Miltonduff, two of

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Industry Stars Take to the Stage at Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022

  Industry Stars Take to the Stage at Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022

Ocado, Nestlé, Pret A Manger, and Waitrose are just some of the major brands taking to the stage at Packaging

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Packaging Innovations 2022 Launches The Sustainability Trail

  Packaging Innovations 2022 Launches The Sustainability Trail

Sustainability, the packaging industry’s most contentious topic, is set to take centre stage at Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022, with the

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Valio and Atria are first in Finland to pilot feed additive made by DSM

  Valio and Atria are first in Finland to pilot feed additive made by DSM

Valio and Atria were the first in Finland early this year to test Bovaer®, a feed additive made by the

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Upfield Calls on Food Sector to Come Clean about Methane Emissions

  Upfield Calls on Food Sector to Come Clean about Methane Emissions

Upfield, the world’s largest plant–based food company and leading producer of plant-based spreads, butters, creams and cheeses has become the

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Fyffes Opens New €25 Million Facility

  Fyffes Opens New €25 Million Facility

A new banana ripening and distribution centre, owned and operated by Irish banana distributors, Fyffes has opened and commenced operations

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Sustainability Gurus Join Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022 Speaker Line-up

  Sustainability Gurus Join Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022 Speaker Line-up

Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022, the UK’s flagship industry event, has released a first look at the leading sustainability experts joining

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Arla announces new 5-year growth strategy for the UK

  Arla announces new 5-year growth strategy for the UK

Britain’s largest dairy co-operative, Arla Foods, is planning long-term investments in its UK supply chain, key sales channels and market

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