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  • EIB to Back €1.2 Billion Pan-European Renewable Investment Through Irish NTR Fund The world’s largest international financier for renewable energy, the European Investment Bank, will back renewable energy investment across Europe in co-operation with Dublin-based NTR plc. The EIB’s €84 million backing for the NTR Renewable Energy Income Fund II was announced at an EIB investment conference at the Central Bank of Ireland attended by more than [...]...
  • ABP’s Olleco on Shortlist For Davos Sustainability Award ABP Food Group’s renewable division, Olleco, has been shortlisted for a prestigious ‘Circular’ sustainability award for its development of a circular economy model with McDonald’s and Arla Foods in the UK. The awards are an initiative of the World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders and winners will be announced at the [...]...
  • Pioneering Proteomics Researcher and Entrepreneur Receives the NovaUCD 2018 Innovation Award The NovaUCD 2018 Innovation Award has been presented to University College Dublin’s (UCD) Professor Stephen Pennington (pictured), a global leader in proteomics (the study of proteins) research and innovation. The Award was presented to him in recognition of his commitment and success in protein biomarker research, undertaken during the last 15-years at the UCD School [...]...
  • National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2019 – Thursday, January 17th – Citywest Hotel, Dublin Approximately 3,000 people from all over Ireland are expected to visit the 2019 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin on Thursday, January 17th, making the event the largest gathering of the manufacturing and supply chain community in the country. Now in its sixth year, the National Manufacturing and Supply [...]...
  • DIT Launches New MSc in Transport and Mobility Over 250 million journeys were taken by passengers on Irish public transport services in 2017, and with the population set to increase, this number is likely to continue growing in the coming years. Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has launched Ireland’s first ever MSc programme in Transport and Mobility designed to equip graduates with the knowledge [...]...

Speyburn Distillery Unveils £4 Million Expansion Programme

  Speyburn Distillery Unveils £4 Million Expansion Programme

Speyburn Distillery is to undergo a £4 million expansion to double production capacity in response to the rising demand for Scotch whisky globally. The development programme is due to be completed by the end of 2014.
Speyburn is part of the Inver House Distillers portfolio, which is owned by International Beverage Holdings. The distillery investment will […]

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UK Manufacturers Deliver Further Progress Towards Zero Food and Packaging Waste Sent to Landfill

  UK Manufacturers Deliver Further Progress Towards Zero Food and Packaging Waste Sent to Landfill

Results from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) waste survey demonstrate that UK food and drink manufacturers have continued to achieve substantial reductions in the amount of waste sent to landfill with only 3% of food and packaging waste disposed in landfill in 2012, compared to 16.5% in 2006.
The report, published jointly with WRAP, reveals […]

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European Beer Sector Can Help Turn Around Ailing EU Economy

  European Beer Sector Can Help Turn Around Ailing EU Economy

A key report just published by EY (formerly Ernst & Young) and Regioplan reveals that Europe’s brewers can play a critical role in creating employment opportunities for young people, thereby giving a timely boost to the EU’s fragile economy.
According to the report, the EU’s beer sector is responsible for creating 2 million jobs – equal […]

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Unilever to Sell Meat Snacks Business

  Unilever to Sell Meat Snacks Business

Unilever has agreed to sell for its meat snacks business to Jack Link’s, for an undisclosed amount. The sale includes the brands Bifi, sold in Germany, Benelux, Austria and Switzerland, and Peperami, which retails in the UK and Ireland.
The transaction, subject to customary closing conditions, also includes the manufacturing unit in Ansbach, Germany.
Jan Zijderveld, Unilever […]

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Greencore Strengthens US Presence

  Greencore Strengthens US Presence

UK and Irish convenience food group Greencore has acquired Lettieri’s, a leading manufacturer of food to go products for the US convenience store channel. It operates from a modern, purpose-built facility in Shakopee, Minnesota and employs approximately 130 staff. For the year ended March 2013, it generated revenue of $36.4 million (£21.9 million) and attributable […]

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JD Wetherspoon Begin Irish Expansion with €1.5m Building Job

  JD Wetherspoon Begin Irish Expansion with €1.5m Building Job

UK pub operator JD Wetherspoon will begin building work on its first pub in the Republic on Monday. The Watford-based company plans to spend €1.5 million refurbishing the former Tonic Bar in Blackrock, Co Dublin.
The pub will be renamed The Three Tun Tavern and will open for business on July 8th. The new name was […]

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Beam Hit Out at Sidney Frank Lawsuit Claims over Cooley Distllery

Beam has hit out at claims made by importing company Sidney Frank that it “sought to destroy” a rival Irish whiskey brand, just days after the group failed to block a lawsuit over the matter.
Sidney Frank Importing Company launched a US$100 million lawsuit against Beam in March 2013, alleging that the US drinks group had […]

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Fluxa Filtri Appoints New Head of Sales and Operations

Following a recent restructure aligned to its growth strategy and to further integrate into the Envirogen Group, Fluxa Filtri the filtration and water treatment specialists announce the appointment of Andrea Moretti as Head of Sales and Operations.
Andrea has over 25 years’ experience in the water treatment industry, having worked at companies that include Air Liquide, […]

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Carmit Targets Global Gluten-Free Market with Luscious Chocolate Clusters

Carmit Candy Industries launches a new line of gluten-free chocolate clusters for healthy indulgence at Natural Products Expo West, Anaheim, March 7-9, booth #571. The new line will be available in multiple international markets.
“Our new line of gluten-free clusters targets both the mainstream market and the specific niches of people suffering from Celiac Disease/Gluten Intolerance […]

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Domino’s Pizza Makes Strong Start to 2014 as Profit Edges Higher

The UK’s biggest pizza delivery company, Domino’s Pizza, said it had made a strong start to 2014 as it posted an expected small rise in annual profit.
The company, which has almost 800 UK stores and much smaller operations in Germany, Switzerland and Ireland, today said 2013 pretax profit rose 1.9 per cent to £47.6 million […]

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Founders of FoodCloud Have Broken New Ground in the Redistribution of Surplus Food

According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, world food production will need to increase by 60 per cent in the coming decades if it is to cope with an expanding global population which by 2050 is estimated to surpass nine billion.
Iseult Ward and Aoibheann O’Brien, a pair of young Irish entrepreneurs, […]

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Kerry Group Posts Revenues of €5.8 Billion for 2013

Kerry Group has reported revenues of €5.8 billion for 2013, despite “highly competitive” consumer food markets in the UK and Ireland.
The company reported adjusted earnings per share (EPS) growth of 10.2 per cent to 257.9 cent, while continuing business volumes increased by 3 per cent.
Group trading profit increased by 9.4 per cent to €611 million, […]

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Another Landmark Year For Arla Foods UK

  Another Landmark Year For Arla Foods UK

2013 marked another year of unprecedented activity for Arla Foods’ UK business. Now the largest dairy company in the country with leading positions in milk, cheese, butter and spreads, the focus has been on maximising and extending these leads.
Revenue rose 22 per cent to £2.2 billion (DKr19.2 billion) primarily due to the Milk Link merger […]

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IFAD and Unilever Sign First Global Public-private Partnership Agreement

  IFAD and Unilever Sign First Global Public-private Partnership Agreement

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and leading global consumer goods company Unilever have signed a public-private partnership agreement aimed at helping to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers around the world.
The 5 year global agreement – the first of its kind by IFAD with the private sector – was signed by IFAD President […]

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WILD on Path to Growth

WILD is expanding its facilities in Berlin and Valencia. These investments
contribute to job opportunities and employee retention as well as the future of
WILD as these locations are important stepping stones for further growth.
Late last year, WILD, a leading global manufacturer of natural ingredients for the food
and beverage industry, purchased land from the real-estate company,
Liegenschaftsfonds Berlin. […]

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New Smart Phone App Enables Easy Temperature and Humidity Management via Data Loggers

T&D Corporation has developed a free of charge “ThermoWeb” app for Android and IOS that enables users to supervise its TR-7wf series high precision data loggers, which monitor temperature and humidity.
Niddatal (Germany), February 2014 – To facilitate data monitoring in all situations, T&D Corporation, the Japanese market leader for data logger systems, offers its clients […]

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Explore Best Practices in Financial Performance Management with Prostrategy & IBM

Join ProStrategy & IBM on the 12th March at a ‘Best Practices in Financial Performance Management’ Executive Briefing.  Find out how IBM performance management solutions help companies of all sizes – from large-scale enterprises to small and midsize business – transform slow, expensive, disconnected processes into more dynamic, efficient and connected experiences.
IBM Innovation Centre(Building 6, […]

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Carlsberg Group Delivers Solid Financial Performance

  Carlsberg Group Delivers Solid Financial Performance

Despite the challenging economic environment across Western and Eastern Europe, which resulted in a 2% organic fall in group beer volumes, Carlsberg Group managed to achieve volume and value share growth across all its regions during 2013, while continuing to expand its footprint in Asia. Carlsberg Group’s growing beer volumes in Asia were insufficient to […]

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Pressure Cooking For Young British Consumers

  Pressure Cooking For Young British Consumers

As obesity amongst younger people spreads, compulsory cooking lessons are back on the menu in the UK for pupils from September 2014. The news may represent a timely recipe for the health of the younger generation, as latest research from Mintel reveals just 30% of those aged 16-24 feel confident in the kitchen, compared to […]

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A Flexible and Compact Palletising Solution

  A Flexible and Compact Palletising Solution

“There are some important changes going on in the field of end-of-line palletising.” Jan de Bruijn, Managing Director at CSi’s Headquarters in Raamsdonksveer, knows that nowadays there’s a strong demand for cheaper palletising solutions, which are compact and flexible. “The market has matured,“ says de Bruijn. It is clear what he means by this – […]

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Paragon Processing Solutions Returns to Foodex in 2014

  Paragon Processing Solutions Returns to Foodex in 2014

Paragon Processing Solutions supply and maintain quality custom made processing equipment to the food industry from the following well known and respected manufacturers who will be exhibiting on Stand L353 in Hall 20 at Foodex this year.
Magurit; Talk to Andreas Hager, MD of Magurit, about frozen block reduction systems.  Cutting, slicing and dicing machines for […]

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New Nespresso System a ‘Game Changer’

  New Nespresso System a ‘Game Changer’

Nespresso is launching a new large-cup coffee system in the US and Canada, aiming to secure a major segment of a market worth some $5 billion each year in the US alone. The new VertuoLine system, the result of almost a decade of research, has been designed to meet the tastes and preferences of the […]

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Global Growth Drives Strong Sales and Profit Performance at Arla Foods

  Global Growth Drives Strong Sales and Profit Performance at Arla Foods

Scandinavian dairy co-operative Arla Foods has reported its highest Performance Price ever in its history and an improved balance sheet for 2013. Following the mergers in 2012, Arla’s global business benefited from a strong base in its core markets in Europe in 2013 as well as a continued significant increase in sales within its growth […]

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BrewDog and Honest Burgers launch the BrewBurger

UK craft brewery Brewdog have teamed up with Honest Burgers to produce the world’s first commercially available alcoholic burger.
Unveiled by BrewDog Co-Founder James Watt and Honest Burgers Co-founder Tom Barton, the limited edition BrewBurger is a 150g aged beef patty with Comté cheese and bacon candied with BrewDog’s iconic amber ale, 5AM Saint.
The BrewBurger is […]

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Food Group Danone Eyes Sales Acceleration in 2014

French food group Danone said sales growth would accelerate this year as a recovery in European dairy gathers momentum and as it seeks to rebuild demand eroded by an Asian recall of high-margin infant formula products.
The world’s largest yoghurt maker predicted that its 2014 operating margin would be stable within a range of 20 basis […]

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Mondelez International Details Long-Term Growth Targets and Margin-Improvement Plans

  Mondelez International Details Long-Term Growth Targets and Margin-Improvement Plans

At a recent Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) conference, executives of Mondelez International highlighted the company’s competitive advantages, long-term growth targets and margin-improvement initiatives.
“With an unrivaled portfolio of iconic brands, leading share positions in all of our key categories and an advantaged geographic footprint, we have the best set of assets in our […]

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Coca-Cola Achieves 2% Global Volume Growth For 2013

  Coca-Cola Achieves 2% Global Volume Growth For 2013

The Coca-Cola Company has reported worldwide volume growth of 2% for the full year and global value share gains in non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages with volume and value share gains in core sparkling and still beverages for the full year. Reported net revenues declined 2% to $46.85 billion for the full year and 4% for the […]

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Esterform Enabling Lighter Weight Options for Singletons

  Esterform Enabling Lighter Weight Options for Singletons

According to national UK Statistics, the numbers of single person households are increasing dramatically in Western Europe – and there is growing demand from elderly consumers and students for consumer packaging that is lighter in weight and easy to carry.*
PET converter Esterform Packaging is helping a number of retailers and brand owners with beverage and […]

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New Show Features at Packaging Innovations

  New Show Features at Packaging Innovations

More than just an exhibition. Packaging Innovations returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February 2014, with more show content than ever before. Five new interactive features, invaluable advice, content rich seminars and interactive packaging and print debates, makes Packaging Innovations a must attend event.
Brand new for 2014:
The Ecopack Challenge, sponsored by Marks and […]

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PA Unveils SkinPAC – A Revolutionary New Pack Format – at Foodex 2014

  PA Unveils SkinPAC – A Revolutionary New Pack Format – at Foodex 2014

At Foodex 2014, Packaging Automation will be launching SkinPAC the revolutionary new pack format for enhanced presentation, preservation and protection of fresh products such as meat and fish. The SkinPAC system of sealing uses a highly transparent barrier film that wraps tightly around the product like a second skin and forms a seal with the […]

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