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  • Ambitious Enterprise Cross-Border Rail Strategic Development Plan Launched Translink and Iarnród Éireann have launched an ambitious new strategic development plan for the Cross-border Enterprise Rail Service between Belfast and Dublin. Called ‘Better Connecting Dublin and Belfast’, the strategy sets out a road map of how both companies jointly plan to further enhance the service on this important north/south rail corridor. The plan launched by [...]...
  • More Milk Needed to Cover Demand in 2030 – New Technologies Will Help Between now and 2030 worldwide demand growth for milk and milk products will be three times the level of current US milk production. This was one of the main findings of the latest publication, from the IFCN – the Dairy Research Network – discussed at the 19th IFCN Dairy Conference, held at Teagasc, Moorepark, Cork. Today, [...]...
  • IDA Reports Strong First Half IDA Ireland, the inward investment agency of the Irish Government, has reported a very strong first half of 2018. IDA expects that investments approved in the first half will lead to the creation of over 11,300 jobs as companies roll out their plans over the coming months and years. This compares with 11,000 over the [...]...
  • Building and Construction Output Increased by 7.4% in 1st Quarter 2018 According to the latest CSO figures, the volume of output in building and construction increased by 7.4% in the first quarter of 2018 when compared with the preceding period. This reflects increases of 5.6%, 5.5% and 1.1% respectively in the volume of residential building work, non-residential building work and civil engineering work. The change in the [...]...
  • Housing Market Failing Younger Generations, Says First Woman President of IPAV The current housing market is failing our younger generations, according to Ella Dunphy (pictured) of DNG, who recently became the first woman President of IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers. She was speaking at the organisation’s AGM and annual conference at the Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny. “It’s a market where those with the greatest [...]...

Nespresso to Enter Colombian Market

  Nespresso to Enter Colombian Market

Nespresso is to start commercial operations in Colombia for the first time, commencing later this year. Colombia is the most important source of green coffee for Nespresso – Colombian coffee can be found in 80% of Nespresso Grands Crus.
“Colombia is a country where coffee holds a very special place and we’re very excited that Colombian […]

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World Water Day 2014: Europe’s Food & Drink Manufacturers Working Towards Water Sustainability

  World Water Day 2014: Europe’s Food & Drink Manufacturers Working Towards Water Sustainability

With this year’s World Water Day, on March 22, focusing on raising awareness of the inter-linkages between water and energy, Europe’s food and drink industry reaffirms its commitment to contribute to a water and energy efficient food supply chain.
In 20 years’ time, demand for water will be 40% higher than it is today and freshwater […]

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Barry & Fitzwilliam Wins a Deloitte Best Managed Company Award

  Barry & Fitzwilliam Wins a Deloitte Best Managed Company Award

Ireland’s largest independent drinks distributor, Barry & Fitzwilliam has been awarded the prestigious Gold Standard Award in the Deloitte Best Managed Company Awards. A winner of the Deloitte Best Managed company award in 2011, this subsequent award has been awarded to just 15 companies throughoutIreland, following four consecutive years of operating at the highest level […]

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Greencore to Develop £20 Million Greenfield Factory in the US

  Greencore to Develop £20 Million Greenfield Factory in the US

UK convenience food manufacturer Greencore Group is to build agreenfieldsandwich manufacturing facility in Quonset, Rhode Island in the USA. The new facility will be strategically located to enable Greencore USA both to service its existing markets in New England and also to develop future business opportunities closer to New York.
As a result of the project, […]

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Britvic Launches Ballygowan Natural Mineral Water in Great Britain

  Britvic Launches Ballygowan Natural Mineral Water in Great Britain

Britvic Ireland has announced the GB launch of Ballygowan natural mineral water with export of the award-winning bottled water brand. This is a significant milestone for a home grown Irish brand like Ballygowan, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary as Ireland’s first bottled water brand.
The GB launch will see the product stocked in the […]

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WSTA Welcomes Decision to Scrap the Alcohol Duty Escalator

  WSTA Welcomes Decision to Scrap the Alcohol Duty Escalator

The wine and spirit industry is set to save £175 million in additional duty payments following the British Chancellor’s decision to scrap the Alcohol Duty Escalator, according to Budget forecasts.
The decision follows the successful Call Time on Duty campaign, spearheaded by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, along with the Scotch Whisky Association and The […]

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Darfresh® on Tray Skin Packaging Make a Clearly Visible Difference to Operational Efficiency

  Darfresh® on Tray Skin Packaging Make a Clearly Visible Difference to Operational Efficiency

Combining a revolutionary pre-made tray system with versatile vacuum skin, Darfresh® on Tray is packed with innovation. The key differentiators are the use of a perforated tray/skin and cutting process, affording zero skeleton film waste, plus the integration of special vacuum valves for optimal productivity. Developed in close collaboration with equipment manufacturer G. Mondini, the […]

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Frutarom Health BU Announces a Move into Omega-3

Frutarom Switzerland Ltd., Health BU Switzerland, announces its entry into the omega-3 market with high quality and deodorized DHA and EPA marine-sourced omega-3 ingredients designed for a variety of food & beverage applications and dietary supplements.
EPA and DHA omega-3 are vital nutrients that help every cell in the body to function optimally. However, the […]

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Industry Urged to Provide Clearer Product Information on Labelling

Despite the introduction of a standardised traffic light food labelling system in 2013, consumers want manufacturers, brand owners and retailers to provide more information on the food they’re selling, with many consumers still confused and at risk of making poor choices around healthy eating.
Although three quarters (76 per cent) of consumers claim to understand the […]

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C&C Group Completes Acquisition of Wallaces Express

  C&C Group Completes Acquisition of Wallaces Express

Beer and cider producer C&C Group has acquired the remaining 50% stake in Wallaces Express, Scotland’s largest wines and spirits wholesaler, in a move designed to offer enhanced service and increased value for the independent on-trade across Scotland. The move to acquire the business outright follows C&C Group’s purchase of a 50% stake in the […]

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Superquinn Rebrand Makes SuperValu Ireland’s Second Biggest Grocer

  Superquinn Rebrand Makes SuperValu Ireland’s Second Biggest Grocer

The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 2 March, show that SuperValu has become Ireland’s second largest grocer following the rebrand of Superquinn’s stores on 13 February.
David Berry, commercial director at Kantar Worldpanel, explains: “Bringing 24 Superquinn stores under the SuperValu banner has enhanced the retailer’s position […]

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Nichols Lifts Sales and Improves Profitability

  Nichols Lifts Sales and Improves Profitability

UK soft drinks group Nichols has reported a 2% rise in sales to £109.9 million and a 10% rise in profit before tax (pre-exceptional items) to £22.5 million for the year ended 31 December 2013. The group’s UK sales grew 2% to £86.8 million.
The Nichols brand portfolio includes Vimto, which is sold in over 65 […]

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Snowbird Goes the Whole Hog!

  Snowbird Goes the Whole Hog!

Snowbird Foods has taken a huge step in the sausage manufacturing industry by offering UK customers a guarantee that its fully cooked and frozen sausages are in natural casings sourced from British abattoirs and processed in the UK. The company is using the casings for its Gourmet and Gourmet Plus ranges of top quality sausages.
The […]

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Food Inspection Trailblazer to Launch Cutting-edge Innovations at Interpack – Hall 17, Stand B52

  Food Inspection Trailblazer to Launch Cutting-edge Innovations at Interpack – Hall 17, Stand B52

Loma Systems, winner of EEF’s Innovative Operating Practices and Processes Award, will showcase a total of seven flagship systems on the interpack stand this year with Lock Inspection Systems.
Significantly Loma will unveil the ‘next generation’ IQ3+ ST (SureTune) metal detector. Packed with some incredible new innovations, it resolves challenges like user traceability, with a new […]

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NATECO2 Consults and Proofs Best Practice on How to Benefit from Carbon Dioxide Extraction at Vitafoods Europe 2014

At the Vitafoods Europe show 2014 at Geneve the German extraction service provider NATECO2 gives advice in how to gain the maximum output of natural colours from a great variety of raw materials.
No matter whether it’s for getting intensive red asthaxantin and zeaxanthin from algae or goji-berries, dark green chlorophylls from plant leaves, bright yellow […]

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Sheffield’s Burgeoning Independent Real Ale Sector Boosted by City’s Newest Brewery

Knight Frank has boosted Sheffield’s burgeoning independent real ale sector by finding a perfect home for the city’s newest brewery.
The Stancill Brewery, which uses equipment bought from the historic Oakwell Brewery, needed a base and the Knight Frank Sheffield office found the ideal spot – complete with high quality water for the finest beer.
Kane Yeardley, […]

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Tullamore D.E.W. Marks Major Milestone

  Tullamore D.E.W. Marks Major Milestone

Irish whiskey brand Tullamore D.E.W. celebrated St Patrick’s Day 2014 with the arrival of four hand crafted copper stills, in preparation for the landmark opening of its new distillery in Tullamore in the heart of Ireland. This is the first public glimpse inside the distillery building and marks a major milestone in Tullamore’s history by […]

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Danone Launches New Global Campaign to Revitalise Activia Brand

  Danone Launches New Global Campaign to Revitalise Activia Brand

Danone has launched its largest ever dairy advertising campaign in a bid to revive global sales growth in its Activia yoghurt brand. The French dairy products group is joining forces with Columbian-born pop star Shakira, who heads the new ‘Dare to Feel Good’ campaign
The international collaboration will bring to life Activia’s ‘Feeling Good Starts from […]

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Tate & Lyle Acquires Leading Chinese Polydextrose Business

  Tate & Lyle Acquires Leading Chinese Polydextrose Business

Tate & Lyle, the global speciality food ingredients and solutions group, has agreed to acquire Winway Biotechnology Nantong, a leading producer of polydextrose speciality fibre in the People’s Republic of China. The transaction is subject to governmental approval which is expected later in the year.
Winway operates from a manufacturing facility and laboratories in Nantong, Jiangsu […]

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Have a Bake – Have a KitKat

  Have a Bake – Have a KitKat

Nestlé Japan has developed a new mini KitKat that can be eaten as chocolate bar or baked. When put in the oven for two minutes, this KitKat becomes like a crispy cookie.
 
Working with Japanese chocolatier Takagi, who recently developed KitKat’s first boutique, the company has developed the world’s first KitKat that can be baked to […]

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Mushroom-derived Technology Takes the Bitter out of Coffee & Chocolate

An all-natural fermentation process using mushrooms to remove bitter and acidic qualities from food ingredients created by food technology firm MycoTechnology Inc. claims it will revolutionize the coffee and chocolate markets.
The brainchild of Brooks Kelly, PhD, Penn State University researcher and chief science officer of MycoTechnology, the patent-pending process is trademarked ReishiSmooth, based on a […]

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UK Market For Scotch Whisky Shrinks

  UK Market For Scotch Whisky Shrinks

The UK market for Scotch whisky declined by 3% last year at the same time as annual above-inflation excise duty increases continued to pile pressure on the industry. Figures just published reveal that the number of 70cl bottles of Scotch whisky released for sale in the UK fell to 87.5 million in 2013 from 90m […]

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Good Year For FrieslandCampina

  Good Year For FrieslandCampina

FieslandCampina has reported a 10.8% increase in revenue to Eur11.4 billion for 2013 driven by volume growth and higher prices. Profit before a goodwill impairment charge of Eur200 million was up by 17.6% to Eur327 million and the Netherlands-based dairy co-operative paid a historically high milk price to its dairy farmers. The goodwill impairment charge […]

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Mondelez International Announces Global Commitments to Well-being

  Mondelez International Announces Global Commitments to Well-being

Mondelez International has unveiled a plan to improve the well-being of the planet and its people – from farmers to consumers. The holistic Call for Well-being strategy will significantly broaden the reach and impact of the company’s worldwide programs, starting with new global nutrition targets across its product portfolio.
“We know the health of people, communities, […]

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Seminar Sessions Confirmed For Foodex 2014

  Seminar Sessions Confirmed For Foodex 2014

The organisers of Foodex 2014 – the UK’s premier trade event for the food and drink processing, packaging and logistics industries, have confirmed an extensive seminar schedule where a panel of experts across the full industry spectrum will host live discussions on some of the industry’s most pressing topics.
Run over three days (24-26 March 2014) […]

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One-stop Shop For Consumables – KIC Krones Expands its Product Range

  One-stop Shop For Consumables – KIC Krones Expands its Product Range

Breweries and beverage plants all over the world are seeking complete-range vendors, to avoid unnecessary interfaces. This also applies to all consumables that assure reliable functioning of the lines concerned. KIC Krones has always been known as a vendor of colfix adhesives for container labelling and packaging, colclean cleaning agents and celerol lubricants.
The company has […]

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Ravenwood Celebrates a Decade as Linerless Labelling Experts

  Ravenwood Celebrates a Decade as Linerless Labelling Experts

Ravenwood Packaging is celebrating 10 years of producing linerless labelling technology during 2014 after breaking through the milestone of selling 1,000 linerless applicators. The UK-based company which has pioneered linerless labelling since it set up in 2004 has customers spanning major supermarkets and brands including Tesco, ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Morrisons and Marks & Spencer.
Two new […]

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WILD at Food & Drink Technology Africa 2014

At this year’s food & drink technology Africa, WILD presents trendsetting beverage concepts for malt and beer mix drinks, carbonated soft drinks as well as ideas for still drinks custom-tailored to the African market. The Great Taste expert has the right innovation and solutions to help every manufacturer achieve new growth.
Be it malt beverages, beer […]

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Pacepacker To Offer 20+ Robot Options for Food Handling, Assembly and Packing at Foodex

Working closely with two of the leading robot manufacturers, Festo and FANUC, Pacepacker will launch at Foodex a new pick and place robot portfolio incorporating the widest range of robots on the market. The range, which currently includes over 20 different options for food manufacturers to choose from, is made up of Cartesian, articulated arm […]

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Tullamore D.E.W. Marks Major Milestone

Tullamore D.E.W. celebrated St Patrick’s Day 2014 with the arrival of four hand crafted copper stills, in preparation for the landmark opening of its new distillery in Tullamore in the heart of Ireland. 
This is the first public glimpse inside the distillery building and marks a major milestone in Tullamore’s history by bringing Tullamore D.E.W. […]

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