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U.S. Dairy Exports Volume Sets All-time High Mark in 2020

  U.S. Dairy Exports Volume Sets All-time High Mark in 2020

Despite significant disruptions in trade throughout 2020, the United States exported nearly 2.4 million metric tons of dairy goods last

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First Call For €100 Million Brexit Scheme For Irish Agri-food Sector

  First Call For €100 Million Brexit Scheme For Irish Agri-food Sector

The Irish Government has opened the first call for applications under its €100 million Scheme for the Agri-food sector. The

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Further Expansion by Wyke Farms

  Further Expansion by Wyke Farms

Wyke Farms, which is one of the UK’s largest independent cheese producers and milk processors, producing over 13,000 tonnes of

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Successful Year For Mondelēz International

  Successful Year For Mondelēz International

Mondelēz International, the global snacking group, has reported a 2.8% rise in net revenue to $26.58 billion for 2020, primarily

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Roger Angold Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

  Roger Angold Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Lead scientific consultant at Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL), Roger Angold, has been presented with the Food and Drink Federation’s

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831 Food and Drink Acquisitions in 2020

  831 Food and Drink Acquisitions in 2020

2020 broke records again for the number of food and drink transactions around the world, with 831 registered on the

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Emmi Reports Broad-based Growth

  Emmi Reports Broad-based Growth

Despite the global turmoil and negative foreign exchange trends, Emmi, the Swiss dairy group, generated net sales of SFr3.706 billion

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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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Lidl Ireland Announces 1,200 New Roles

  Lidl Ireland Announces 1,200 New Roles

Lidl Ireland is to recruit more than 1,200 new employees to its Irish operations this year in a variety of

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Diageo Shows Resilience

  Diageo Shows Resilience

Diageo has reported a 4.5% decline in net sales to £6.9 billion for the first half ended 31 December 2020,

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Irish Bread Price Rises Inevitable in the Face of Brexit

  Irish Bread Price Rises Inevitable in the Face of Brexit

The Irish Bakery Association has warned that despite the best efforts of the industry, bread prices will soon be forced upwards

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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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New Chief Financial Officer For Tate & Lyle

  New Chief Financial Officer For Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle has appointed Vivid Sehgal to the position of Chief Financial Officer with effect from 1 May 2021.

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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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ARYZTA Changes Listing Arrangements

  ARYZTA Changes Listing Arrangements

After careful review, the Board of ARYZTA, the global food business with a leadership position in speciality bakery, has made

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Online Directory Helps Welsh Food and Drink Manufacturers Showcase Their Products Globally

  Online Directory Helps Welsh Food and Drink Manufacturers Showcase Their Products Globally

Welsh food and drink manufacturers are being encouraged to take up a free listing in an online directory which allows

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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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New Report Reveals Mainland China as Prominent Innovator in the Global Alcoholic Beverage Industry

  New Report Reveals Mainland China as Prominent Innovator in the Global Alcoholic Beverage Industry

Clarivate Plc, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, has released a

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New Chief Financial Officer For Diageo

  New Chief Financial Officer For Diageo

Diageo has announced that Kathryn Mikells, Chief Financial Officer, will leave the company at the end of June 2021 and

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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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Irish Food and Drink Exports Steadied to 2% Decline in 2020 During Period of Record Economic Disruption

  Irish Food and Drink Exports Steadied to 2% Decline in 2020 During Period of Record Economic Disruption

New figures released in the annual Bord Bia Export Performance and Prospects report 2020/2021 show that the value of exports of Irish

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Abergavenny Fine Food Sells Blended Cheese Business to Focus on Growth Areas

  Abergavenny Fine Food Sells Blended Cheese Business to Focus on Growth Areas

Welsh food manufacturer The Abergavenny Fine Food Co. has sold its blended cheese business to Somerdale International, the British cheese

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Valeo Foods Group Acquires Leading German Confectionery Business

  Valeo Foods Group Acquires Leading German Confectionery Business

Valeo Foods Group has acquired Schluckwerder Holding, the leading specialist producer of confectionery products popular throughout Germany and internationally, from

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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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Stable Norwegian Seafood Exports in 2020 Despite the Corona Pandemic

  Stable Norwegian Seafood Exports in 2020 Despite the Corona Pandemic

Despite a very demanding year, Norway exported 2.7 million tonnes of seafood worth NOK105.7 billion (€10.2 billion) in 2020. This

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Flavorchem Releases 2021 Trend & Flavor Forecast

  Flavorchem Releases 2021 Trend & Flavor Forecast

Flavorchem, an established leader in the manufacturing of flavor, ingredient, and color solutions, has released its 2021 Trends & Flavor

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ARYZTA Agrees Sale of Remaining Picard Stake

  ARYZTA Agrees Sale of Remaining Picard Stake

ARYZTA, a global food business with a leadership position in speciality bakery, has announced that it has reached agreement with

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Aleph Farms and Mitsubishi Bring Cultivated Meat to Japan

  Aleph Farms and Mitsubishi Bring Cultivated Meat to Japan

Israel-based Aleph Farms and Mitsubishi Corporation’s Food Industry Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bring cultivated meat

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Mondelēz International Acquires Well-being Snacking Company

  Mondelēz International Acquires Well-being Snacking Company

Mondelēz International has acquired Hu (as in “Human”) Master Holdings, the parent company of Hu Products, a fast-growing US-based snacking

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Eight Fifty Food Group Acquires Carroll’s Cuisine

  Eight Fifty Food Group Acquires Carroll’s Cuisine

Eight Fifty Food Group, a leading supplier of both branded and own-label seafood and pork controlled by CapVest Partners, the

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€100 Million Brexit Scheme For Irish Agri-food Sector

  €100 Million Brexit Scheme For Irish Agri-food Sector

The Irish Government has launched a new €100 million Scheme for the food processing sector, in recognition of the sector’s

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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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ARYZTA to Dispose of Businesses in North America and Latin America

  ARYZTA to Dispose of Businesses in North America and Latin America

Having rejected a €734 million takeover offer from Elliott Management, a US hedge fund, the board of ARYZTA, the global

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Royal A-ware to Expand Milk Powder Production

  Royal A-ware to Expand Milk Powder Production

Royal A-Ware, the Dutch family-owned dairy company, plans to take over the milk powder production towers at Aalter in Belgium

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Loryma Opens State-of-the-art Technical Centre

  Loryma Opens State-of-the-art Technical Centre

Loryma, an expert in wheat-based ingredients, has opened the doors to its modern and versatile new test laboratory at its

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Irish Food and Agribusinesses Turn to Automation to Help Solve Manufacturing Challenges, Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19 and Get Ready For Brexit

  Irish Food and Agribusinesses Turn to Automation to Help Solve Manufacturing Challenges, Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19 and Get Ready For Brexit

Ifac, Ireland’s farming, food and agribusiness professional services firm, and Reliance Automation have joined forces to support Irish food businesses

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Natural Fruit Company Creates Europe’s Leading Lemon Exporter

  Natural Fruit Company Creates Europe’s Leading Lemon Exporter

GPF Capital has closed a private equity investment in Frugarva by integrating the Spanish business into its citrus holding The

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New MD at Heineken UK

  New MD at Heineken UK

Heineken has announced the appointment of David Flochel as Managing Director of its UK operations. David Flochel joins Heineken UK,

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FrieslandCampina Restructures Cheese Packaging Activities

  FrieslandCampina Restructures Cheese Packaging Activities

FrieslandCampina will restructure its cheese packaging activities and intends to close its location at Genk in Belgium. The intended closure

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Britvic Embarks on Strategic Investment in Technology

  Britvic Embarks on Strategic Investment in Technology

Britvic has appointed Sudeep Shetty as Group Chief Information Officer as the UK-based soft drinks group embarks on strategic investment

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43% of Food & Drink SMEs Haven’t Made Preparations For Brexit

  43% of Food & Drink SMEs Haven’t Made Preparations For Brexit

New research1 from Aldermore bank reveals that nearly half (47%) of SMEs who import goods and services from the EU

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Drink-led British Pub and Bar Groups Suffer 90% Sales Drop Across November

  Drink-led British Pub and Bar Groups Suffer 90% Sales Drop Across November

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw sales wiped out in November as lockdown hit in England and tough trading

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Meade Potato Company Enters Potato Starch Market With Innovative Extraction Plant in Ireland

  Meade Potato Company Enters Potato Starch Market With Innovative Extraction Plant in Ireland

Irish potato grower and packer Meade Potato Company has entered the starch commodity market by extracting starch from surplus potatoes

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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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FrieslandCampina to Discontinue Powder Production in Dronrijp and Gerkesklooster

  FrieslandCampina to Discontinue Powder Production in Dronrijp and Gerkesklooster

In order to further optimise its production network, FrieslandCampina intends to discontinue powder production at its Dutch plants in Dronrijp

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8 Megatrends Set to Disrupt the Future of Food Systems in the Nordic-Baltic Region

  8 Megatrends Set to Disrupt the Future of Food Systems in the Nordic-Baltic Region

The Nordic Council of Ministers has published a research project identifying 8 megatrends affecting the future of food in the

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