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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 upskill the food and drink industry on critical climate issues. Its

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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 fall short, according to research carried out by Kerry Group,

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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 Association Research Award in Dairy Foods Processing awarded by the

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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 time for innovation. The company, who previously won their first

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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 to Birmingham’s NEC on 25 and 26 May. The features

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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 its strategic single malt distilleries. The investment will go into

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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 Innovations and Empack 2022. They will form part of the

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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 event organiser, Easyfairs, announcing the launch of ‘The Sustainability Trail’.

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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 Dutch company DSM. The additive has proved to reduce methane

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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 first major company in the food and agriculture sector to

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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 in Balbriggan, North County Dublin. Representing an investment by Fyffes

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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 its speaker programme when the show returns to the NEC

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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 leading brands like Arla Cravendale®, Arla B.O.B®, Arla Lactofree®, Lurpak®,

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Bord Bia introduces new Food Processor Standard

    Bord Bia introduces new Food Processor Standard

Bord Bia has developed a new Food Processor Standard (FPS), which combines and replaces the Meat Processor Quality Assurance Standard* (MPQAS) and the Prepared Fruit and Vegetable Standard (PFVS). The Standard is designed to

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Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to NEC Birmingham for 2022

    Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to NEC Birmingham for 2022

Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022, the UK’s flagship packaging event, will reunite the industry when it returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 25 and 26 May. The show will feature suppliers

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Müller and Waitrose to scrap the coloured milk cap

    Müller and Waitrose to scrap the coloured milk cap

Müller is partnering exclusively with Waitrose in a trial to scrap the humble blue, green and red caps used on milk bottles, replacing them with clear caps. The move could

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Farm to Fork: Innovative feed additive will reduce methane emissions from dairy cows in the EU

    Farm to Fork: Innovative feed additive will reduce methane emissions from dairy cows in the EU

European Union Member States have approved the marketing in the EU of an innovative feed additive, as proposed by the European Commission. The additive, consisting of 3‐nitrooxypropanol, will help to

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Improving soils to halt climate change ‘costing the earth’

    Improving soils to halt climate change ‘costing the earth’

Investing in the ground beneath our feet could have wide-ranging benefits for the environment, animal and human health – as well as moving closer to Net Zero, according to research

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Guinness embarks on regenerative agriculture pilot

    Guinness embarks on regenerative agriculture pilot

Guinness is undertaking one of the most ambitious regenerative agriculture pilots to take place on the island of Ireland. Regenerative agriculture is an approach to farming that works in harmony with the

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Emmi and Nestlé to launch a comprehensive climate protection initiative together with milk suppliers

    Emmi and Nestlé to launch a comprehensive climate protection initiative together with milk suppliers

Emmi and Nestlé are launching the “KlimaStaR Milk” initiative together with milk producer organisations aaremilch and the Central Switzerland Milk Producers Cooperative (ZMP). The cross-sectoral initiative pursues the goal of

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Project could increase plastic bottles’ recycled content to 30% minimum

    Project could increase plastic bottles’ recycled content to 30% minimum

Scientists from Heriot-Watt University have been funded by Innovate UK to develop additives and processing methods that will drastically increase the recycled content of plastic bottles. This will help manufacturers meet

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Kerry Group invests €200 million in significant strategic biotechnology acquisitions

    Kerry Group invests €200 million in significant strategic biotechnology acquisitions

Kerry Group plc, the global taste and nutrition company, has reached agreement to acquire 92% of the issued share capital of c-LEcta GmbH for a consideration of €137 million, with

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Research finds more consumers weighing sustainability claims on packaged food choices

  Research finds more consumers weighing sustainability  claims on packaged food choices

Sustainability considerations now influence the majority of the world’s grocery shoppers when buying packaged foods such as potato chips and

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Two thirds of Northern European consumers do not consider nutrition when trying to eat sustainably

  Two thirds of Northern European consumers do not consider nutrition when trying to eat sustainably

A new survey conducted by YouGov for Arla Foods of more than 8,000 consumers in the UK, Denmark, Sweden and

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Danone announces all operations in Ireland B Corp accredited

  Danone announces all operations in Ireland B Corp accredited

Danone Ireland’s Specialised Nutrition business, whose brands include Nutricia, Aptamil and Cow & Gate, has announced its certification as a

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Valio researching future food production using cellular agriculture methods

  Valio researching future food production using cellular agriculture methods

Valio and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland are together launching a project to research what kinds of food industry

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Teagasc Future Beef Programme – Sustainable Cattle Production

  Teagasc Future Beef Programme – Sustainable Cattle Production

The Teagasc Future Beef Programme – Sustainable Cattle Production has been launched. The aim of the Future Beef Programme is

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Food and drink manufacturers help Made Smarter reach major milestone

  Food and drink manufacturers help Made Smarter reach major milestone

A new wave of manufacturers in the food and drink industry have helped Made Smarter’s trailblazing technology adoption programme mark

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Promising results from Ireland’s first large scale measurement of methane emissions in beef cattle

  Promising results from Ireland’s first large scale measurement of methane emissions in beef cattle

The first large scale characterisation of methane emissions in Irish beef cattle conclusively shows that some beef cattle can produce

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Coca-Cola bottler invests £11 million in reducing emissions at its GB sites

  Coca-Cola bottler invests £11 million in reducing emissions at its GB sites

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP), the largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola globally, has announced a major £11 million investment over the

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Food Tech company announces record-breaking £42 million Series C funding

  Food Tech company announces record-breaking £42 million Series C funding

Future Farm, Latin America’s first food-tech brand to develop and produce plant-based meat, has secured £42 million ($58 million USD)

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Budweiser Brewing Group to go green with hydrogen at Welsh brewery

  Budweiser Brewing Group to go green with hydrogen at Welsh brewery

With a view to creating the first green hydrogen supply to a brewery, Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, the UK arm

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Enterprise Ireland to invest €14 million in new dairy research programme

  Enterprise Ireland to invest €14 million in new dairy research programme

The Government has announced significant new investment in the next phase of research at the Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC).

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2021 – 23rd & 24th November – RDS Simmonscourt , Dublin

  National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2021 – 23rd & 24th November – RDS Simmonscourt , Dublin

Following a period of unprecedented change and upheaval in the manufacturing and supply chain sector over the past 18 months

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Greencore Unveils a Range of Sustainability Pledges

  Greencore Unveils a Range of Sustainability Pledges

Greencore, a leading manufacturer of convenience foods in the UK, has outlined a new sustainability strategy which includes a range

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Nestlé Sets Climate Priorities for Europe, Middle East, and North Africa

  Nestlé Sets Climate Priorities for Europe, Middle East, and North Africa

Nestlé has explained its top priorities for Europe, Middle East, and North Africa to reach its 2050 net-zero climate goal.

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Britvic Recognised as One of Top Global Companies Working With Suppliers to Tackle Climate Change

  Britvic Recognised as One of Top Global Companies Working With Suppliers to Tackle Climate Change

Britvic has been recognised for the actions it is taking to understand and tackle climate change, work that has seen

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Smarties Becomes First Global Confectionery Brand to Switch to Recyclable Paper Packaging

  Smarties Becomes First Global Confectionery Brand to Switch to Recyclable Paper Packaging

Nestlé has announced that its popular Smarties brand is now using recyclable paper packaging for its confectionery products worldwide. This represents

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Coca-Cola European Partners Joins The Climate Group’s EV100 Initiative

  Coca-Cola European Partners Joins The Climate Group’s EV100 Initiative

Coca-Cola European Partners, the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler, has joined EV100, a global initiative that brings together companies committed

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Unilever Commits to Help Build a More Inclusive Society

  Unilever Commits to Help Build a More Inclusive Society

Unilever has announced a wide-ranging set of commitments and actions to help build a more equitable and inclusive society by

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Sweet & Snacks Innovation Boosted by Successful Sustainability Storytelling

  Sweet & Snacks Innovation Boosted by Successful Sustainability Storytelling

Potential developments in the highly innovative sweets & snacks categories reflect some of the key trends identified by Innova Market

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New Tool to Measure Environmental Footprint of Crops With Data From Space

  New Tool to Measure Environmental Footprint of Crops With Data From Space

Leading sustainability consulting firm Quantis has launched geoFootprint, the first tool to use satellite imagery to visualize the environmental impact

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Tennent’s to Remove 100 Million+ Plastic Rings From Packaging in Shift From Plastic to Card

  Tennent’s to Remove 100 Million+ Plastic Rings From Packaging in Shift From Plastic to Card

A £7 million investment in packaging equipment at Wellpark Brewery in Glasgow sees Tennent’s, Scotland’s favourite beer brand, well on

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PepsiCo Doubles its Climate Goal and Pledges Net-zero Emissions by 2040

  PepsiCo Doubles its Climate Goal and Pledges Net-zero Emissions by 2040

PepsiCo has announced plans to more than double its science-based climate goal, targeting an absolute reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG)

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Mars UK to Introduce New £350 Million Sustainable Logistics Operation

  Mars UK to Introduce New £350 Million Sustainable Logistics Operation

Mars UK has announced a multi-year partnership with logistics leader DHL. The landmark project will see the construction of two

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HKScan Aiming at Carbon-neutral Food Production

  HKScan Aiming at Carbon-neutral Food Production

HKScan, the Nordic meat and food group, has set the goal of carbon neutrality of its own industrial production by

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FrieslandCampina Switches to 100% Recycled PET Bottles

  FrieslandCampina Switches to 100% Recycled PET Bottles

As from February 2021, FrieslandCampina will be making PET bottles from 100% recycled PET (rPET). Because a PET bottle can

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Sustainability’s Influence on Chocolate Purchase Decisions Continues to Grow

  Sustainability’s Influence on Chocolate Purchase Decisions Continues to Grow

When it comes to cocoa and chocolate, sustainability is taking on increased importance, influencing consumers’ purchase decisions and their perceptions

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MAKEit Announces New Sustainable Partner Programme For a Smarter, Simpler Food Chain

  MAKEit Announces New Sustainable Partner Programme For a Smarter, Simpler Food Chain

MAKEit, the EIT (European Institute for Innovation & Technology) Food project, has launched a new partner programme to accelerate research

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Coca-Cola European Partners Sets Ambition to Reach Net Zero Emissions Across Entire Value Chain by 2040

  Coca-Cola European Partners Sets Ambition to Reach Net Zero Emissions Across Entire Value Chain by 2040

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is set to accelerate the decarbonisation of its business by reducing absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its entire value chain – including scope

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Nestlé Redoubles Efforts to Combat Climate Change With SFr3.2 Billion Investment

  Nestlé Redoubles Efforts to Combat Climate Change With SFr3.2 Billion Investment

As a signatory of the UN ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C’ pledge, Nestlé is one of the first companies to share

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Arla Foods Ingredients Cuts CO2 Emissions – and Helps Formula Manufacturers Do the Same

  Arla Foods Ingredients Cuts CO2 Emissions – and Helps Formula Manufacturers Do the Same

Arla Foods Ingredients has achieved CO2 savings of around 60,000 tonnes a year by using energy from biogas. Meanwhile, the company

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Diageo Launches New Ten-year Sustainability Action Plan

  Diageo Launches New Ten-year Sustainability Action Plan

Diageo has announced a range of 25 bold and ambitious goals in its ‘Society 2030: Spirit of Progress’ plan, designed

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Britvic Appoints New Commercial Sustainability Director

  Britvic Appoints New Commercial Sustainability Director

Britvic has appointed Tom Fiennes as the new Commercial Sustainability Director for Great Britain, as the company continues its ongoing commitment

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