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Investment to Expand Irish Seafood Processing Sector

    Investment to Expand Irish Seafood Processing Sector

The Irish Government has allocated grant aid of Eur1.7m for 18 companies towards a total investment package of Eur7.4m to enhance efficiency within the Irish seafood processing industry. The initiative

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PepsiCo Invests £8.5 Million in Quaker Mill as Porridge Sales Soar

    PepsiCo Invests £8.5 Million in Quaker Mill as Porridge Sales Soar

PepsiCo UK is investing £8.5 million in its Quaker Oats site at Cupar in Fife, Scotland, in order to meet increasing consumer demand for Quaker’s hot cereals, which have grown

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EBRD Acquires Stake in Russian Cake Manufacturer

    EBRD Acquires Stake in Russian Cake Manufacturer

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has invested Eur10m to acquire a minority stake in Hlebprom, a leading Russian cake and biscuit producer which has developed its own national

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Cereal Partners Worldwide to Invest SFr35 Million in New Factory

    Cereal Partners Worldwide to Invest SFr35 Million in New Factory

Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW), a joint venture between Nestle and General Mills, will invest SFr35m (Eur27m) over two years in the construction of a new breakfast cereals factory in Malaysia.

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Arla Foods to Invest DKr615 Million in Cheese Production

    Arla Foods to Invest DKr615 Million in Cheese Production

Arla Foods is to rationalise its yellow cheese production to counter international competition and declining milk volumes in Sweden. The Scandinavian dairy group’s restructuring plan aims at consolidating part of

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Brewery Expansion by SABMiller

    Brewery Expansion by SABMiller

SABMiller is investing an additional $15m in its operations in South Sudan to increase production capacity and build on the strong performance of its local brand portfolio. The state-of-the-art brewery

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Cargill Upgrades French Flavours Plant

    Cargill Upgrades French Flavours Plant

Cargill, the US-based food and agriculture group, has made a significant investment in its liquid flavour blending plant at its production facility in Grasse, France. The redevelopment has resulted in

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Nestle Opens €117 Million Infant Formula Factory

    Nestle Opens €117 Million Infant Formula Factory

Nestle has opened a new Eur117m factory in Germany dedicated to producing hypoallergenic (HA) infant formula. As an extension of the company’s 106 year old Biessenhofen factory site, the Nestle

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Diageo to Expand Islay Distillery

    Diageo to Expand Islay Distillery

Diageo, the world’s largest producer of Scotch whisky, is to invest £3.5m to expand and upgrade its Caol Ila distillery on the Sound of Islay. Production at the site will

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Another Strong Performance by AG Barr

    Another Strong Performance by AG Barr

UK soft drinks manufacturer AG Barr has increased pre-tax profit, excluding exceptional items, by 13.3% to £31.6m for the twelve months to January 29th 2011 and turnover by 10.4% to

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Nestle to Invest €50 Million to Double Spanish Coffee Capsule Production

    Nestle to Invest €50 Million to Double Spanish Coffee Capsule Production

Nestle will double production of Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee capsules with a SFr64m (Eur50m) investment in a new international production line in Spain, creating 150 new jobs. The new line

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Nestle Invests in New Breakfast Cereals Factory in Turkey

    Nestle Invests in New Breakfast Cereals Factory in Turkey

Nestle is to invest about SFr49.6m (Eur38m) in a new breakfast cereals factory in Turkey. The 9,400 sq m facility in Karacabey, Bursa will begin production by the end of

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Produce World Well Placed for Growth

    Produce World Well Placed for Growth

Despite a 68% fall in operating profit to £2.3 million and a drop in sales to £218 million during 2010, leading UK fresh produce company Produce World is well placed

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DMK and Arla Foods to Invest €44 Million in Whey Processing Partnership

    DMK and Arla Foods to Invest €44 Million in Whey Processing Partnership

DMK (which is being created by the merger of Nordmilch and Humana) and Arla Foods will establish a 50/50 joint venture to process whey for the global food manufacturing industry.

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Agrana to Invest €56 Million in New Starch Factory

    Agrana to Invest €56 Million in New Starch Factory

Sugar, starch and fruit group Agrana is investing Eur56m in building a starch factory for the production of wheat starch and gluten at the site of its bioethanol plant in

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SABMiller to Build New $100 Million Brewery

    SABMiller to Build New $100 Million Brewery

SABMiller will invest over $100m in building a new greenfield brewery in Onitsha, in South Eastern Nigeria. The Anambra State Government and other Nigerian investors will hold up to 20%

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New £3.2 Million Bottling Facility Opens in Northern Ireland

    New £3.2 Million Bottling Facility Opens in Northern Ireland

Nampak Plastics Europe has officially opened its bottling facility in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, following investment of £3.2m investment. Plans for the bottle manufacturing plant located at the Dale Farm liquid

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Agrana to Invest €27.6m to Expand Russian Fruit Preparation Plant

    Agrana to Invest €27.6m to Expand Russian Fruit Preparation Plant

Austrian group Agrana is to invest Eur27.6m to expand its Russian fruit preparation plant at Serpuchov over the next five years. Agrana is one of the leading producers of fruit

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Tangerine Looks For Investment to Fund Further Expansion

    Tangerine Looks For Investment to Fund Further Expansion

Blackpool-based Tangerine Confectionery, the largest British manufacturer of sugar confectionery and branded popcorn in the UK, is reported to be seeking a new private equity investor to help fund further

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Major Expansion Planned by Russian Confectionery Manufacturer

    Major Expansion Planned by Russian Confectionery Manufacturer

As part of its expansion strategy to increase turnover to $100m by 2012, CJSC Landrin, one of the largest chocolate confectionery manufacturers in Russia, is to invest in the region

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Arla Foods Achieves 2010 Profit Target

    Arla Foods Achieves 2010 Profit Target

2010 has been a year of expansion for Arla Foods following a period of restructuring and cost reduction in 2009. The Scandinavian dairy co-operative increased turnover by 6% to DKr49.03b

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Solid Sales Growth and Bumper Profit at Nestle

    Solid Sales Growth and Bumper Profit at Nestle

Reporting growth across all regions and categories, Nestle achieved a 6.2% organic growth in 2010 group sales to SFr109.7b (Eur84.9b) with real internal growth of 4.6% and tripled net profits

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2 Sisters to Invest £30 Million in New Factory

  2 Sisters to Invest £30 Million in New Factory

As part of its strategy for growth, UK chicken processor 2 Sisters Food Group is spending £30 million on a

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Raisio Acquires Big Bear Group

  Raisio Acquires Big Bear Group

Finnish food group Raisio has acquired UK-based Big Bear Group for Eur95.3m (£82.0m) to further its growth strategy of becoming

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Diamond Foods to Expand UK Kettle Foods Plant

  Diamond Foods to Expand UK Kettle Foods Plant

US-based snacks group Diamond Foods is investing $10m to expand of its UK production facility in Norwich to meet increasing

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Cranswick Strengthens Asset Base

  Cranswick Strengthens Asset Base

Cranswick, the UK pigmeat, cooked meats and sandwiches producer, continues to invest in strengthening its asset base. The company has

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FrieslandCampina to Invest €36 Million in Belgian Facility

  FrieslandCampina to Invest €36 Million in Belgian Facility

International dairy co-operative FrieslandCampina is investing Eur36m to almost double production capacity at its Aalter production site in Belgium. The

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Milk Link Consolidates Leadership in British Cheese

  Milk Link Consolidates Leadership in British Cheese

UK dairy co-operative Milk Link has acquired the Cornish Country Larder cheese business for an undisclosed sum in a deal

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Roshen’s Sales Jump by Almost a Third

  Roshen’s Sales Jump by Almost a Third

Sales at Roshen Confectionery, the Ukrainian confectionery manufacturer, surged by 32% to exceed $1b during 2010. Production volumes rose by

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New £10 Million Facility For Linden Foods

  New £10 Million Facility For Linden Foods

Northern Ireland meat processor Linden Foods has opened a new state-of-the-art retail packing and product development facility in Dungannon. The

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Nestle Restructures UK Confectionery Business

  Nestle Restructures UK Confectionery Business

Nestle is to close its confectionery factory at Castleford but has opened a new £5m Kit Kat production line in

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Danone to Invest €50 Million to Expand Irish Baby Food Plant

  Danone to Invest €50 Million to Expand Irish Baby Food Plant

Danone Baby Nutrition plans to invest Eur50m to significantly expand capacity at its baby food manufacturing plant at Macroom in

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Polestar Foods Sold to Privet Capital

  Polestar Foods Sold to Privet Capital

UK frozen desserts manufacturer Polestar Foods has been sold to Privet Capital, the turnaround investor, for an undisclosed sum. Privet’s

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Warburtons Invests £2.5 Million in Gluten-free Bakery

  Warburtons Invests £2.5 Million in Gluten-free Bakery

British bakery group Warburtons is reported to have invested £2.5m in a dedicated gluten-free production plant at its site in

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FrieslandCampina to Restructure Dutch Cheese Production

  FrieslandCampina to Restructure Dutch Cheese Production

Dutch dairy multinational Koninklijke FrieslandCampina plans to invest Eur47m to improve efficiency at its cheese plants in Workum, Marum, Balkbrug,

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Bakery Expansion at Giles Foods

UK-based speciality breads, Danish pastries and tarts producer Giles Foods has expanded its bakery in Milton Keynes. Following investment of

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Moy Park Opens £21 Million Poultry Processing Facility

  Moy Park Opens £21 Million Poultry Processing Facility

Moy Park, Northern Ireland’s largest food manufacturer, has officially opened a new turkey processing facility at its site in Ballymena. The

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Cooley Named Best Distillery in Europe for Third Consecutive Year

  Cooley Named Best Distillery in Europe for Third Consecutive Year

Cooley Distillery, Ireland’s only independent distillery, has been named European Distiller of the Year for the third consecutive year at

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Lotte Group to Invest €200 Million to Expand Wedel

  Lotte Group to Invest €200 Million to Expand Wedel

Tokyo-based Lotte Group is reported to be investing in the region of Eur200m to expand and diversify its Wedel confectionery

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Milkiland Moves Closer to Public Listing to Fund Expansion

  Milkiland Moves Closer to Public Listing to Fund Expansion

Dairy company Milkiland, which operates in the Ukraine and Russia but is registered in the Netherlands, has commenced its public

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Expanding Irish Dairy Output by 50% Would Cost €850m

  Expanding Irish Dairy Output by 50% Would Cost €850m

The cost of proposals to increase production of Ireland’s dairy industry by 50% over the next decade, to coincide with

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PepsiCo Continues to Invest Heavily in Emerging Markets

  PepsiCo Continues to Invest Heavily in Emerging Markets

Having recently unveiled plans to invest $140m to build its tenth plant in Russia as part of a $1b investment

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Coca-Cola Opens Three Plants in China

  Coca-Cola Opens Three Plants in China

Coca-Cola has opened three new bottling plants in China worth a combined $240m, continuing its rapid expansion in one of

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Bonduelle Opens First Plant in Brazil

French and international vegetables processor Bonduelle has opened its first factory in Brazil. Based in the state of Goias, the

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Arla Foods UK to Expand Cravendale Milk Capacity

  Arla Foods UK to Expand Cravendale Milk Capacity

Arla Foods UK, the British arm of Scandinavian dairy co-operative Arla Foods, is investing £6.7m in a new bottle blowmoulding

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Puratos Invests €21m in Sourdough Production

Puratos, an international group of Belgian origin specialising in the manufacture of raw materials for bakers, pastry chefs and chocolatiers,

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PepsiCo Plans to Invest $140 Million in New Beverage Plant in Russia

  PepsiCo Plans to Invest $140 Million in New Beverage Plant in Russia

Global soft drinks and snacks giant PepsiCo plans to invest $140m to build its tenth plant in Russia. The new

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Bacardi Completes First Phase of $250 Million Investment in Scotch Whisky Production

  Bacardi Completes First Phase of $250 Million Investment in Scotch Whisky Production

Bacardi, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, has completed the initial phase of its $250m investment in

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Dairy Crest Extends Milk Contract With Morrisons

UK dairy group Dairy Crest has renewed its fresh liquid milk contract with retailer Morrisons through to 2015. “We are

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Lotus Bakeries to Invest Eur27m to Expand Belgian Production Capacity

Due to rising export sales of its biscuits and cakes in France, Netherlands, UK, US and Asia, Lotus Bakeries is

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Roshen Plans New $250 Million Russian Factory

  Roshen Plans New $250 Million Russian Factory

Roshen, the Ukrainian confectionery manufacturer, plans to invest $250m in building a new production complex near by Cosyrevka town in

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Nestle to Invest in R&D Centre in India

  Nestle to Invest in R&D Centre in India

Nestle is investing SFr50m (Eur38m) to establish its first R&D Centre in India. The facility will be built in Manesar,

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Arla Foods Reveals Location For New £150 Million UK Dairy

  Arla Foods Reveals Location For New £150 Million UK Dairy

Arla Foods has announced that it will establish the world’s first zero carbon milk processing facility at Aston Clinton, Aylesbury,

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Grupo Siro Opens €6m R&D Centre

Spanish food group Grupo Siro has opened a new Eur6m research and development facility at El Espinar in northern Spain.

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