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Grocery Market on Strong Footing Ahead of Christmas Rush

    Grocery Market on Strong Footing Ahead of Christmas Rush

All of Ireland’s major grocery retailers achieved growth again in the 12 weeks to 3 November 2019, according to the latest figures from Kantar. On average people visited stores 62 times

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The Irish Heart Foundation Launches Ground-breaking Childhood Obesity Manifesto

    The Irish Heart Foundation Launches Ground-breaking Childhood Obesity Manifesto

Obesity “represents the greatest single threat to the health and wellbeing of children in Ireland today and drastic action is needed to protect them.” This is the main message of

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Kepak Group Serving Up ‘Sunday Roast’ to the Homeless

    Kepak Group Serving Up ‘Sunday Roast’ to the Homeless

Kepak Group is to supply enough meat to table a ‘Sunday Roast’ to those affected by homelessness supported by the Simon Community at the charity’s primary city locations over the

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Landmark Agreement to Protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China

    Landmark Agreement to Protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China

The EU and China have concluded the negotiations on a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical Indications (GI) in China and 100 Chinese GI in the EU. Delivering on the commitment made at the last

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Ornua Opens €30 Million State-of-the-art Cheese Facility in Spain

    Ornua Opens €30 Million State-of-the-art Cheese Facility in Spain

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has officially its new €30 million, state-of-the-art cheese production facility at Ávila in Spain. The new facility has been built on the

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Winners of the Irish Quality Food & Drink Awards 2019

    Winners of the Irish Quality Food & Drink Awards 2019

The winners of the prestigious Irish Quality Food & Drink Awards 2019 have been announced. The Awards were made in over 50 categories. Products were judged, earlier this year, by a

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Putting the Science into Irish Beer and Spirits With a Brewing and Distilling Degree

    Putting the Science into Irish Beer and Spirits With a Brewing and Distilling Degree

The Irish brewing and distilling industry has undergone a resurgence in recent years as global consumer demand for novel beverages has increased. In response, Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) introduced

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Consumer Confidence Helps Grocery Retailers Cash In

    Consumer Confidence Helps Grocery Retailers Cash In

The latest figures from Kantar show that the Irish grocery market remains buoyant, with growth accelerating to 3.3% in the 12 weeks to 6 October 2019.  As the Brexit deadline looms, shoppers

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Kepak Becomes First European Meat Processor to Access $122 Billion US Burger Market

    Kepak Becomes First European Meat Processor to Access $122 Billion US Burger Market

Kepak Group, a  family owned Irish company and one of Europe’s leading food innovators, has become the first ever European meat processor to be awarded United States Department of Agriculture

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Classic Mineral Water to Invest £3.7 Million and Triple Workforce

    Classic Mineral Water to Invest £3.7 Million and Triple Workforce

Lurgan-based Classic Mineral Water is investing over £3.7 million in its soft drinks manufacturing business, to drive growth. This will create 39 new jobs, almost tripling the company’s current workforce.

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Irish Spirits Exports Increase by 10%

    Irish Spirits Exports Increase by 10%

Irish spirits exports exceeded €1 billion for the first time in 2018. The value of spirits exports from Ireland increased by 10.2% between 2017 and 2018, from €916 million to

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Cavan and Limerick Companies Take Top Honours at National Q Mark Awards

    Cavan and Limerick Companies Take Top Honours at National Q Mark Awards

Manor Farm in Cavan and Roadbridge in Limerick have been named as national winners at The National Q Mark Awards 2019. Manor Farm was awarded the title of National Winner of

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Irish Grocery Growth Holds Steady With Arrival of New Season

    Irish Grocery Growth Holds Steady With Arrival of New Season

The latest figures from Kantar show that growth in the Irish grocery market remained at 2.7% during the 12 weeks to 8 September 2019, as shoppers stocked up on September staples. Charlotte

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Aurivo Invests to Create Most Sustainable Liquid Milk Facility at its Killygordon Site

    Aurivo Invests to Create Most Sustainable Liquid Milk Facility at its Killygordon Site

Aurivo, which is one of Ireland’s leading dairy and agribusinesses, has completed a significant investment in its milk processing facility at Killygordon in County Donegal. The €6 million investment, which

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Rye River Brewing Company Crowned the World’s Most Decorated Independent Craft Brewery

    Rye River Brewing Company Crowned the World’s Most Decorated Independent Craft Brewery

Irish craft beer brewery, Rye River Brewing Company, has been crowned the world’s most decorated independent craft brewery at the World Beer Awards 2019. Rye River Brewing Company has achieved critical

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Deliveroo Revenue Soars 80% in Ireland

    Deliveroo Revenue Soars 80% in Ireland

Deliveroo has revealed that it grew rapidly in 2018. The company’s revenue rose by over 80% to €9,238,131 in 2018 from €5,115,712 in 2017 (all figures December 2017-December 2018). The

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Java Republic is ‘Beverage Company of the Year 2019’

    Java Republic is ‘Beverage Company of the Year 2019’

Java Republic won the award of Beverage Company of the Year at the recent 2019 Food & Drink Business Awards. These prestigious awards celebrate the very best in food and drink manufacturing,

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Ifac Launches Food & AgriBusiness Report 2019

    Ifac Launches Food & AgriBusiness Report 2019

Ifac, which provides specialist advisory services for the Irish farming, food and agri-business sectors, has launched its 2019 Food & AgriBusiness Report. Overall, the findings point to a less than positive outlook

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Fiid Tames the Lions Den at the 2019 National Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition

    Fiid Tames the Lions Den at the 2019 National Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition

Fiid, the producer of ambient vegan ready meals, emerged as the winning start-up business from the Lions Den competition held at the recent 2019 National Food & Drink Business Conference

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Winners of the 2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards

    Winners of the 2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards

The winners of the 2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards were announced at special presentation ceremony and gala dinner held recently at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin. Established to

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Bob Carnell Appointed CEO of ABP UK

    Bob Carnell Appointed CEO of ABP UK

ABP Food Group (ABP) has appointed Bob Carnell (pictured) as Chief Executive Officer of its UK Division. He joins from Kerry Foods Consumer Brands Business in the UK and Ireland.

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New Office Delivery Snack Service Business Launched

    New Office Delivery Snack Service Business Launched

The Snack People, a brand new healthy snack delivery service has been launched to businesses nationwide, following a 6 month research and testing period. The Snack People is the sister

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Valeo Foods to Expand With £66 Million Acquisition

    Valeo Foods to Expand With £66 Million Acquisition

Dublin-based Valeo Foods has agreed to acquire Campbell Soup Company’s European Chips Business for approximately £66 million ($80 million). Campbell’s European Chips Business includes UK-based Kettle Foods and Netherlands-based Yellow Chips. The

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Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland Call On Government to Retain Excise Relief

    Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland Call On Government to Retain Excise Relief

The Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland (ICBI), representing 34 small independent craft breweries, have asked Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe

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Lions Den Finalists Announced For National Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition – Citywest Hotel & Convention Centre, Dublin – September 5th, 2019

    Lions Den Finalists Announced For National Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition – Citywest Hotel & Convention Centre, Dublin – September 5th, 2019

Four start-ups have been chosen to enter the ‘Lions Den’ at the National Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition

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Grocery Market Defies Expectations

    Grocery Market Defies Expectations

Against a challenging back drop of last summer’s heatwave and major sporting events, the Irish grocery market continued to grow

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Small Irish Snack Manufacturer Secures Major Contract With Tesco

    Small Irish Snack Manufacturer Secures Major Contract With Tesco

Pinkfinch, a County Down-based fruit snacks supplier, has secured a major contract with Tesco Ireland, which will see an estimated

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Brand New Campaign Showcasing Ireland’s Food and Drink Starts

    Brand New Campaign Showcasing Ireland’s Food and Drink Starts

Fáilte Ireland’s Taste the Island campaign has gone live with a brand-new TV ad encouraging domestic holidaymakers to take a

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Fulfil Announces The Hershey Company as Minority Investor

    Fulfil Announces The Hershey Company as Minority Investor

Fulfil Holdings Ltd, the owner of the snacking brand FULFIL, has announced that The Hershey Company, the US-based food group, has

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Legal Protection For Irish Whiskey in South Africa

    Legal Protection For Irish Whiskey in South Africa

The Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) has successfully registered Irish whiskey as a certification mark in South Africa, the seventh largest

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The National Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition 2019 – Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin – September 5th, 2019

    The National Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition 2019 – Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin – September 5th, 2019

The National Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition 2019 – Ireland’s premier trade event for the food and drink

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Around Noon Announces New Jobs in Significant Investment

    Around Noon Announces New Jobs in Significant Investment

Newry-based firm, Around Noon, producer of a wide range of ‘food-to-go’ products, has announced that it is investing over £7 million

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‘Dairy’ Best Recognition For Dale Farm

    ‘Dairy’ Best Recognition For Dale Farm

Northern Ireland-based Dale Farm, the largest UK farmer-owned dairy co-operative,  has once again been recognised for its world-class quality products,

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Grocers Seek Bright Spots as Summer Arrives Late

    Grocers Seek Bright Spots as Summer Arrives Late

The latest Irish grocery market share figures, released by Kantar for the 12 weeks to 14 July 2019, show overall sales are

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Aurivo Opens New Dryer as Part of €48 Million Investment Programme

    Aurivo Opens New Dryer as Part of €48 Million Investment Programme

Aurivo, which is one of Ireland’s leading co-operatives, with businesses in Consumer Foods, Dairy Ingredients, Retail Stores, Animal Feeds, and

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Dawn Meats Reports Significant Progress Towards 2025 Sustainability Goals

    Dawn Meats Reports Significant Progress Towards 2025 Sustainability Goals

Dawn Meats, one of Europe’s leading meat processors, has cut its CO2 emissions by 33% just four years into a

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Lidl Opens 200th Store on the Island of Ireland

    Lidl Opens 200th Store on the Island of Ireland

Lidl has opened its 200th store on the island of Ireland. The new state-of-the-art store, located in Tullamore, County Offaly, brings

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Food & Drink Start-ups Encouraged to Enter Food Works Accelerator Programme Supports Valued at Over €50,000

    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

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ABP Food Group Wins World’s Best Fillet Steak

    ABP Food Group Wins World’s Best Fillet Steak

ABP Food Group, the largest beef processor in Ireland and the UK, was the winner of the World’s Best Fillet

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Finalists Announced For 2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards

    Finalists Announced For 2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards

The finalists have been announced for the 2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards. The prestigious awards programme, which was

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Potato Partnership Powers Success

    Potato Partnership Powers Success

Teagasc and IPM Potato Group (IPM) have been collaborating since the early 1970s when they first formed a partnership to

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Dale Farm Delivers Double-digit Profit Growth and a Leading Milk Price

    Dale Farm Delivers Double-digit Profit Growth and a Leading Milk Price

Northern Ireland-based Dale Farm, the largest UK farmer-owned dairy co-operative, has announced significant increases in profit, return on capital employed

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Late Summer Fails to Dampen Growth For Groceries

    Late Summer Fails to Dampen Growth For Groceries

Summer may have been late to arrive to Ireland, but new figures from Kantar show that the grocery market has

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Brexit Preparedness at Food and Drink Firms Jumps to 93%

    Brexit Preparedness at Food and Drink Firms Jumps to 93%

Three years since the UK voted to exit the European Union, Brexit preparedness is widespread amongst Ireland’s food and drinks

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Business Growth Catalyst for Oakland Distribution Launch

    Business Growth Catalyst for Oakland Distribution Launch

Growth has triggered UK and Ireland specialist multi temperature supply chain operator and responsible family business, Oakland International, to launch

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Kerry Group Inaugurates New €20 Million Production Facility in India

    Kerry Group Inaugurates New €20 Million Production Facility in India

Kerry Group has officially opened its new €20 million production facility in Tumkur, India. The new, state-of-the-art 40,585 square metre facility, located 120

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HEINEKEN Ireland Ahead on Sustainability Targets

    HEINEKEN Ireland Ahead on Sustainability Targets

HEINEKEN Ireland has published its 2018 Sustainability Report which saw the brewer achieve a 58% reduction in CO2 production since

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Lidl Ireland and Buymie Expand Services into Counties Kildare and Wicklow

    Lidl Ireland and Buymie Expand Services into Counties Kildare and Wicklow

Lidl Ireland has announced the expansion of Buymie services to customers in counties Kildare and Wicklow. In January, Lidl Ireland formed a

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Bord Bia Opens Third Office in Asia

    Bord Bia Opens Third Office in Asia

Bord Bia has opened a new office in Tokyo, Japan, bringing to 14 the number of international offices it has

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Teeling Whiskey Distillery ‘Maturing Nicely’ as it Celebrates Fourth Anniversary

    Teeling Whiskey Distillery ‘Maturing Nicely’ as it Celebrates Fourth Anniversary

Teeling Whiskey, the Irish whiskey producer which was founded in 2012, is celebrating the fourth anniversary of its award-winning distillery.

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Deliveroo Appoints New General Manager For Ireland

    Deliveroo Appoints New General Manager For Ireland

Deliveroo, the food delivery app service, has announced that Michael Healy, formerly Chief Marketing Officer of  FTSE 250-listed The Restaurant

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Davison Canners Grows into New Markets

    Davison Canners Grows into New Markets

Armagh-based Davison Canners is launching its own brand of hot-eat desserts and puddings – Simply Puddings – as it continues

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Huhtamaki Opens a Paper Straw Manufacturing Facility in Northern Ireland

    Huhtamaki Opens a Paper Straw Manufacturing Facility in Northern Ireland

Huhtamaki, a global specialist in packaging for food and drink, has opened a new, state-of-the-art foodservice packaging manufacturing facility in Northern

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Irish Distillers Launches ‘A Story of Irish Whiskey’ Podcast Series

    Irish Distillers Launches ‘A Story of Irish Whiskey’ Podcast Series

Irish Distillers, Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful

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Irish Business is First in Europe to Launch Compostable Packaging For Takeaway Food

    Irish Business is First in Europe to Launch Compostable Packaging For Takeaway Food

Healthy Thai delivery chain Camile Thai, have launched their new compostable range of packaging across their restaurants, which can go

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Dublin Company Strong Roots Wins Local Enterprise of the Year Award

    Dublin Company Strong Roots Wins Local Enterprise of the Year Award

Fledgling Irish food company Strong Roots has won the Local Enterprise of the Year Award at the Irish Times Business

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2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards Open For Entries

    2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards Open For Entries

The 2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards, which recognise the pre-eminent manufacturing and supply chain companies operating across 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

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