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  • Microsoft’s New Irish Wind Energy Agreement The national body charged with helping Ireland to transition to a low-carbon economy has welcomed a new agreement by Microsoft to become one of the first multinational technology companies to support a new wind project in Ireland. Microsoft Corp. has announced a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with GE to purchase 100 percent of the [...]...
  • Review of Energy Supplier Costs The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) has published its analysis on supplier costs in the electricity and gas retail markets in Ireland. This follows the review of how the energy retail market competition has evolved following full price deregulation of electricity and gas retail tariffs that was published in February 2017. CRU reviews the retail [...]...
  • Combilift Signs $1 Million Contract in Australia Combilift, the Irish manufacturer of multi-directional forklifts based in Monaghan, has signed a contract with Civmec, an Australian construction and engineering company that is worth an additional $1 million to the Irish company. Civmec is an integrated, multi-disciplined construction and engineering services provider to the oil and gas, metals and minerals, infrastructure and defence markets [...]...
  • Irish Women More Likely to Have a Third-level Qualification Than Men The Central Statistics Office has published ‘Women and Men in Ireland 2016′ which presents over 70 indicators that identify important gender differences in the activities of men and women and also presents the situation in Ireland in an international context. Statistician Helen Cahill comments: “More girls than boys sat higher level papers in the Leaving Certificate [...]...
  • The Future is FeMale An international study of global attitudes towards gender biases and roles has revealed that almost half of both men and women believe the world would be a better place if more women held positions of power. However, the study, carried out by Havas Creative in partnership with Market Probe International, revealed that globally, only 24% [...]...

Mondelez International to Receive $2.7 Billion Compensation Payment From Starbucks

  Mondelez International to Receive $2.7 Billion Compensation Payment From Starbucks

The independent arbitrator in the dispute between Kraft Foods and Starbucks Coffee Company in the US has ruled that Starbucks must pay more than $2.7 billion in total cash compensation for its unilateral termination of the companies’ coffee contract. The award includes compensation for the fair market value of the agreement, a premium for improper […]

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Changing of the Guard at Glanbia

  Changing of the Guard at Glanbia

Siobhán Talbot (pictured left) has taken up the group managing director’s role at Glanbia, the global performance nutrition and ingredients group, following the formal resignation of John Moloney (pictured right) from the board. Siobhán Talbot has served as group managing director designate since June. She was previously group finance director, where her role encompassed responsibility […]

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Carlsberg Appoints New Head For Asia

  Carlsberg Appoints New Head For Asia

Carlsberg Group has appointed Christopher Warmoth as senior vice president for the brewer’s Asia region. He joins Carlsberg from HJ Heinz where, during the past ten years, he has held various top positions in the Asia Pacific and Continental/ Eastern European regions, latest as executive VP for the Asia-Pacific, Africa and Middle East Region.
Prior to […]

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Premium Products Drive £2.3 Billion UK Ready Meals Market

  Premium Products Drive £2.3 Billion UK Ready Meals Market

Sales of ready meals by the major supermarkets topped £2.3 billion in the UK over the last year, according to market analyst IRI. Its research reveals that although the total ready meal market (frozen and chilled packs) is in decline, it is the traditional British premium ready meal dishes that are seeing the highest levels […]

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Unilever to source all palm oil from traceable sources by 2014

  Unilever to source all palm oil from traceable sources by 2014

Unilever has made a pledge to buy all of its palm oil from known and traceable sources by the end of 2014, a part of its target to procure the controversial oil from certified sources by 2020.
Purchasing around 1.5 million tonnes of palm oil and its derivatives annually, which represents about 3% of the world’s […]

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Green Giant’s™ New Small But Mighty Fresh Vegetable and Salad Range

Sam Dennigan and Company has announced the launch of Green Giant™ Fresh, a new pre-packed range of fresh vegetables and salads, in Ireland. The new range includes seven products, conveniently packaged in handy sized re-sealable bags, the perfect way for those on the go to get their recommended daily servings of fruit, vegetables and salads.
Included […]

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Gerber Emig and Refresco Complete Merger

  Gerber Emig and Refresco Complete Merger

The merger between Refresco and Gerber Emig to create a leading pan-European bottler of soft drink and fruit juices has been completed. This follows approval by the European Competition Commission on October 4, 2013. The European Competition Commission’s green light to merge is conditional upon divestment of the production and bottling plant in Waibstadt in […]

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AAK and Premier Foods Agree Exclusive Oils and Fats Collaboration and Product Co-development

  AAK and Premier Foods Agree Exclusive Oils and Fats Collaboration and Product Co-development

AarhusKarlshamn (AAK UK) has been selected by Premier Foods, one of Britain’s largest branded food processprs, to be its long term co-development partner for the supply of vegetable oils, fats and related food ingredients as part of a new, three-year collaboration. This partnership is a result of Premier Foods ‘Invest to Grow’ programme, which has […]

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PepsiCo to Invest $5.5 Billion in India by 2020

  PepsiCo to Invest $5.5 Billion in India by 2020

PepsiCo and its partners plan to invest Rs33,000 crores ($5.5 billion) in India by 2020.India currently represents one of PepsiCo’s largest markets globally.
Indra Nooyi, chairman and chief executive of PepsiCo, comments: “India is a country with huge potential and it remains an attractive, high-priority market for PepsiCo. We’ve built a highly successful business in India […]

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Truett-Hurst Inc. introduces first paper wine bottle in the U.S.

Wine industry leader in innovation Truett-Hurst Inc. wine company of Healdsburg, CA, says no to marketing green-washing. The release of the first paper wine bottle in the U.S. from Truett-Hurst Inc. is the real thing. The paper wine bottle, branded PaperBoy, is a molded outer shell in the shape of a wine bottle, made from […]

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Döhler at Food Ingredients Europe 2013

·      Natural food & beverage ingredients
·      Innovative products and product applications
·      Integrated solutions approach

At FIE 2013 in Frankfurt, the global producer of natural ingredients and ingredient systems will present a broad, integrated product portfolio that ranges from flavours, colours, speciality & performance ingredients, cereal ingredients, dairy ingredients, fruit & veggie ingredients all the way […]

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WRAP Outlines £330 Billion Economic Growth Potential For EU From Smarter Resource Use

  WRAP Outlines £330 Billion Economic Growth Potential For EU From Smarter Resource Use

WRAP’s EU 2020 Vision pinpoints food as one of the most wasted resources and calls for “concerted action” to halve UK household food waste by 2025. Business opportunities from more efficient resource use include:
* Business competitiveness improvements of £330 billion (Eur400 billion)
* The potential for an additional 160,000 people to be employed in the recycling […]

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JDO and Diageo toast new-look Harp Lager

JDO Brand Design & Innovation has created a new look for Diageo Ireland’s Harp brand, which will run on its packaging.

The aim was to increase its relevance to a new generation of drinkers in Northern Ireland and restore some of the  heritage of a brand launched 53 years ago by the Guinness Brewery. JDO used […]

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Nestlé Drives Digital Innovation With Silicon Valley Outpost

  Nestlé Drives Digital Innovation With Silicon Valley Outpost

Nestlé has set up an innovation outpost in Silicon Valley, California to help deepen relationships with consumers online and in social media. The aim is to enhance existing partnerships with the world’s largest technology corporations while looking for pioneers among the thousands of small technology start-ups that Nestlé can work with.
In the fast growing area […]

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PACKAGING INNOVATIONS HAS IT COVERED AT THE NEC 2014

Packaging Innovations 2014 returns to the NEC on 26 and 27 February 2014, offering an array of product launches and packaging solutions, a mass of first time and international exhibitors increasing the range of ideas on offer. So whether it is food and drink packaging, industrial solutions, luxury, cosmetic or pharmaceutical packaging, this show has it covered.
International exhibitor, Schur Star Systems, will be launching its latest developments in the UK. Specifically designed for the […]

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GELITA® Collagen Proteins – Advanced Solutions for a Constantly Changing World of Food Development

 
GELITA, number one in the global collagen protein market, presents smart ways to cope with new requirements for contemporary food. This includes varied texture, new delivery systems and approved health aspects.
 

 
Fortified Gums
This major trend in the US is also growing fast in Asian countries. Either as an application system for different actives or just to […]

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Healthy nutrition for a lifetime

BENEO invites industry visitors to Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) 2013 to view its extensive portfolio of functional ingredients designed to promote healthy eating at every stage of life.
It is never too early to begin thinking about a healthy diet. However, health and taste are inseparable, and consumers will only choose functional food and drink […]

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AUCTION SALE – Due to the Closure of Baby Deli Manchester and a Major Packing Plant – Ends Wednesday 20th November

  AUCTION SALE – Due to the Closure of Baby Deli Manchester and a Major Packing Plant – Ends Wednesday 20th November

GENUINE SALE
 
Buyers Premium only 12.5%
 
No Reserves
 
Equipment briefly comprises of:
Joni Kettle – Audion Electron vffs s/s -16 head multi head weigher – Vegatronic 500 s/s bagging machine – Pallet Inverter – Tray Washer – PALS Labellers – Packing line – Tray sealers  – Tray Washer – Robot Coupe R23 – Mixer – Metal Detector/check weighers – […]

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DecaWave creates 25 jobs in Dublin

  DecaWave creates 25 jobs in Dublin

25 new jobs are being announced at an Irish semiconductor chip company.Dublin-based firm DecaWave plans to fill the engineering, product management and sales and marketing positions over the next 18 months.The new jobs come as the company launches a new semiconductor chip, which promises to make indoor location and communication more effective.
The technology has particular […]

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Accolade Wines to Acquire Leading New Zealand Wine Brands

  Accolade Wines to Acquire Leading New Zealand Wine Brands

Accolade Wines has agreed to buy leading New Zealand brands Mud House and Waipara Hills from prominent New Zealand winemaker, the Mud House Wine Group. The deal is subject to approval byNew Zealand’s Overseas Investment Office.
The brands augment Accolade Wines’ existing portfolio of New Zealand brands and offer the opportunity to grow in significant markets […]

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Profits Fall at Tate & Lyle

  Profits Fall at Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle, the global provider of ingredients and sweeteners to the food, beverage and other industries, has reported a 4% decline in adjusted operating profit to £187 million with adjusted profit before tax down down 3% to £173 million for the six months to 30 September 2013 on sales up 7%  to £1.74 billion. […]

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Chocotech Extends German Production Plant

  Chocotech Extends German Production Plant

Chocotech GmbH, the innovativechocolate and candy solutions specialist, is in the final stages of adding a new 3,000 sq m (32,300 sq ft) kitchen assembly extension to its facility in Wernigerode, Germany. This will increase the manufacturing area to 10,000 sq m (107,600 sq ft) which will allow Chocotech to become more flexible with the […]

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Spiroflow’s Top-notch Testing Steers Customers in the Right Direction

Very few people would buy a new car without a test drive, or a house without at least one visit and evaluation. So why would a manufacturer make a significant investment in new capital machinery without having the chance to test it?
Spiroflow is one of the few suppliers of conveying and weighing equipment to offer […]

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Press Release

Werlte, November 2013 – VTL (Vernetzte-Transport-Logistik GmbH) has ordered  40 new Dry Liner trailers from Krone. . Managing Director Andreas Jäschke has now officially received the first  trailer in Werlte.
 
“Our claim “VTL- green packaged goods cooperation” states it very clearly. We take our responsibility for maintaining the natural environment very seriously.  That is why we […]

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Cadbury Dairy Milk Wrapper Redesign Launches

Confectionary group Cadbury is introducing a more “accessible” Dairy Milk wrapper design on its bars this month as it aims to align the product more closely with its new “informal” marketing campaign.
It’s the 23rd time that Dairy   Milk has been repackaged over the 108 years since the chocolate bar was first introduced and it adds […]

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Venezuela’s first ambient yogurt uses barrier PET packaging

Empresas Polar, a leading Venezuelan food and beverage manufacturer, has broken new ground with the commercial launch of the first ambient stored yogurt in Venezuela. The non-refrigerated pourable yogurt, called MiGurt, is packaged in an aseptically filled, 750-gram barrier polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle from Amcor Rigid Plastics.
 
Empresas Polar made its entry into the Venezuelan yogurt […]

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Asda launches roast-in-the-bag chickens with FFP packs

Asda has introduced a new roast-in-the-bag chickens in packs produced by FFP, the flexible packaging specalist.

The flexibles group worked with food company Faccenda, who had, according to FFP, been challenged by Asda to come up with a “truly innovative packed product”.
The new line is part of Asda’s premium Butcher’s Choice range and uses FFP’s Estercook […]

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Bulletproof looks to 1950s to revamp Mondelez’s Ritz crackers

Mondeléz International has refreshed its Ritz cracker brand across Europe with new pack designs that draw inspiration from the brand’s early years.

Design agency Bulletproof raided the Ritz archive and analysed the present look to gain an insight into product dynamics, visual qualities and the inherent nostalgia surrounding the iconic brand.
The team balanced each European market’s […]

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New limited edition tins for iconic Hamlet brand

JTI is introducing four limited edition tins for its Hamlet cigar brand in time for the festive season.

Four “Manly Knowledge” designs inside the inner lids of Hamlet Miniature 10s aim to differentiate the cigar from competitors while stay true to its brand values.
One knowledge tip reads: “One or the Other: Traditional braces or a smart […]

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Tango unveils limited edition Anchorman bottle

Tango has raised the curtain on a limited edition bottle in a partnership with Paramount Pictures for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

Britvic, which owns the drink, said the bottles were set to feature the face of the movie’s lead character Ron Burgundy and be supported by POS material.
Bottles come in 2L, 600ml and 330ml formats […]

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