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  • 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 [...]...
  • Swedencare Expanding Operations in Ireland Swedencare AB, which acquired the Nutri-Science brand, product range and manufacturing facility in Waterford in November 2016, has moved into new, larger premises, which was purchased earlier this year, in the city which it has redeveloped to more than double its capacity and secure and expand its workforce presence in Waterford. NutriScience was originally an Irish [...]...
  • PREM Group Acquires Majority Stake in Rate Wise International hotel and hospitality management company PREM Group has taken a significant equity stake in Rate Wise. Rate Wise was originally founded in Dublin by software developer Niall O’Meara and quickly became a leading rate management tool working with 76 hotel and serviced apartment clients across 9 countries including Ireland, the UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Hong [...]...

Invensys Updates Advanced Process Control Software

  Invensys Updates Advanced Process Control Software

Invensys, a leading supplier of state-of-the-art industrial software, systems and control equipment to the world’s major industries, has unveiled a new version of its SimSci® advanced process control software. To be released this spring, SimSci APC 2014 will enable customers to shorten their plant testing and commissioning schedules, as well as improve plant operations and […]

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Bread Innovators Focus on Wholegrain and Fiber Claims

  Bread Innovators Focus on Wholegrain and Fiber Claims

Tracked bread launch numbers have generally continued to rise globally and within that products using health claims of some kind made up over 42% of the total in 2013. This does vary regionally, however, rising to over 75% in the US and Australia and 70% in Latin America; but falling to less than 30% in […]

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Nestlé Reduces its Stake in L’Oréal

  Nestlé Reduces its Stake in L’Oréal

The boards of Nestlé and L’Oréal have approved a strategic transaction for both companies under which L’Oréal will buy 48.5 million of its own shares (8% of its share capital) from Nestlé. This buyback will be financed partially through the disposal by L’Oréal to Nestlé of its 50% stake in Swiss dermatology pharmaceuticals company Galderma […]

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Mondelez International to Invest $130 Million in US Biscuit Manufacturing

  Mondelez International to Invest $130 Million in US Biscuit Manufacturing

Mondelez International is taking another important step in creating a best-in-class global supply chain by investing more than $130 million in new biscuit manufacturing technology and capabilities in its current US network. The investment will focus on bakeries in Fair Lawn, NJ, and Richmond, Va, supporting priority cookie and cracker brands and product platforms. To […]

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Record Export Sales For Czech Brewer

  Record Export Sales For Czech Brewer

Plzeňský Prazdroj, which is the largest exporter of Czech beer, has reported a 5% growth in export sales to 1.114 million hectoliters of beer for 2013. The company’s flagship Pilsner Urquell brand heads the exports drive. In 2013 it scored a 4% annual increase, strengthening its position especially in Asia, Great Britain, Italy, Finland, Belarus, Bulgaria, Monte Negro […]

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GEA Nu-Con’s Generation 3 RDS Technology Brings Self Diagnostics to Rotary Valves

  GEA Nu-Con’s Generation 3 RDS Technology Brings Self Diagnostics to Rotary Valves

GEA Nu-Con’s recently announced Generation 3 Rotor Detection System (RDS) for rotary valves will help protect food processors from the crippling costs of contamination during production and also provide a range of unique technical innovations to improve reliability and diagnose faults.
As recent high-profile cases have shown, the slightest doubt about the integrity of food products […]

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Excellent Performance, Accurate Design and High Reliability Characterise LITA Machinery

  Excellent Performance, Accurate Design and High Reliability Characterise LITA Machinery

Last year, LITA celebrated 50 years of activity and this important anniversary is evidence of the company’s efficiency and ability in satisfying the changing requirements of its customers during this period.
Excellent performance, accurate design and high reliability characterise LITA machinery, providing an excellent guarantee for anyone considering making an important investment. The engineering is entirely […]

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Alltech’s International Craft Brews and Food Fair a Spectacular Success Set to Return for 2015

  Alltech’s International Craft Brews and Food Fair a Spectacular Success Set to Return for 2015

The 2nd annual Alltech International Craft Brews and Food Fair, Ireland’s largest craft beer festival, may have closed its doors for this year but it will return same time next year. A record number of visitors, more than 6,000, tasted some of the finest craft beers from around the world over the course of the […]

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Dawn Meats Acquires UK Beef Business

  Dawn Meats Acquires UK Beef Business

Irish food group Dawn Meats has expanded its presence in the UK by acquiring the Jasper beef abattoir and boning facility in Treburley, Cornwall, from the Jasper family for an undisclosed sum. The plant can slaughter up to 1000 cattle per week, of which a high percentage are directly transferred into the cutting room. Unprocessed […]

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Scotch Whisky Association Calls For Removal of Duty Escalator

  Scotch Whisky Association Calls For Removal of Duty Escalator

The Scotch whisky industry has met with the Treasury in advance of next month’s UK Budget to explain why it is calling for the removal in 2014 of the alcohol duty escalator and for duty to be frozen.
Representatives from the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) discussed the pressures on the industry caused by above-inflation excise duty […]

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Pringles Boosts Kelloggs

  Pringles Boosts Kelloggs

Kellogg Company has reported a 4.2% increase in net sales to $14.8 billion for 2013. However, full-year internal net sales, excluding the effects of foreign currency translation and acquisitions/disposals, increased by 0.3%. Reported operating profit increased by 81.6% to $2.84 billion; reflecting very strong results posted by the Pringles acquisition for the full year. Full-year […]

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Interfood’s ‘Magnificent 7’ on Show at Foodex

  Interfood’s ‘Magnificent 7’ on Show at Foodex

Interfood Technology will once again be returning to Foodex, using stand Q320 to showcase many of the latest developments from the company’s seven divisions which collectively represents one of the most comprehensive ranges of machinery and equipment in the food processing market.
On show for the first time at Foodex will be Interfood’s Packing Solutions Division, […]

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Packaging – Designed For the Consumer or the Supply Chain?

  Packaging – Designed For the Consumer or the Supply Chain?

Does the increasingly complex supply chain mean we are designing packaging more for the supply chain than for the consumer?  Is the hot topic being discussed at this year’s BIG Packaging Debate, taking place on the 26th February 2014 at 15.30, in the International Brand Summit theatre, at Packaging Innovations 2014, NEC.
This year’s expert panel […]

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Nestle’s Iconic Italian Brand Opens Rome Boutique

  Nestle’s Iconic Italian Brand Opens Rome Boutique

Perugina, the iconic Italian chocolate brand, is opening a boutique in the heart of Rome. The original Baci chocolates (“kisses” in Italian) have remained virtually unchanged since they were invented more than nine decades ago.
 
The small, hazelnut-filled chocolates were created in Umbria in 1922 by an Italian lady called Luisa Spagnoli as a way of […]

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Nutrilac® FastRipe Opens Door to Huge Savings for Cheese Producers

Arla Foods Ingredients has launched Nutrilac® FastRipe, a natural milk protein that enables cheese-makers to reduce ripening times and save thousands of euros every year without any negative impact on product quality or shelf life.
Ripening is a key stage in the production of continental and Cheddar-type cheeses. It typically takes from three weeks to more […]

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Jennifer Jorgensen Replaces Ed Culf as General Mills UK Marketing Director

Haagen-Dazs and Betty Crocker-owner General Mills has named Jennifer Jorgensen as its new marketing director.
Jorgensen replaces Ed Culf, who has been the marketing director for the UK, Ireland and Nordics for the past five years.
In a statement, General Mills said Culf had left the business to look for a new challenge, with a goal to […]

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Bühler Targets Rising Defects in Rice with Optical Sorter

The Bühler Group has launched the Sortex S UltraVision, part of its UltraLine processing equipment, due to rising contamination levels in rice.
Designed and built in the UK, the machine has up to six modules, a patented feed system and what it claims is improved detection of defects, which are becoming more subtle and difficult to […]

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Broad-based Growth by Emmi in Switzerland and Abroad

  Broad-based Growth by Emmi in Switzerland and Abroad

Swiss dairy group Emmi has increased net sales by 10.6% to SFr3.23 billion (Eur2.64 billion), slightly exceeding its own targets, for 2013. The good result is attributable to the strengthening of international business and the encouraging performance in the Swiss market, which saw organic growth for the first time since 2008. Success factors included Emmi […]

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Record Sales For Beam

  Record Sales For Beam

Beam, the US-based global spirits group, which is being acquired by Suntory of Japan for $16 billion, has reported a 4% rise in net sales to a record $2.55 billion for 2013 and an 8% increase in operating income to $617.1m. However, net income fell 5.9% to $362.5 million
Net sales for the year were up […]

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Over 200 British Lamb Farmers Sign Contracts With Tesco

  Over 200 British Lamb Farmers Sign Contracts With Tesco

More than 200 British lamb farmers have entered into direct, two year contracts with Tesco, as part of its long-term commitment to British agriculture. The contracts represent the first time a major UK retailer has offered formal, two year direct contracts with lamb producers.
The contracts, which have been offered to farmers in conjunction with Tesco’s […]

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Dairy Industry Protein Measurement Standard Expanded For Greater Consumer Protection and Harmonised Trade

  Dairy Industry Protein Measurement Standard Expanded For Greater Consumer Protection and Harmonised Trade

IDF and ISO have joined forces to expand the scope of an international standard used worldwide in the dairy industry to measure the protein content of cow’s milk. The Kjeldahl method now encompasses milk from other species as well as internationally traded dairy products covered by Codex standards. The revised standard ISO 8968-1:2014 (IDF 20-1:2014) […]

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Icelandic Group Acquires Icelandic Primary Fish Processor

  Icelandic Group Acquires Icelandic Primary Fish Processor

Icelandic Group, the international seafood processor and trader, has completed the acquisition of primary fish processing company Ny-Fiskur, following approval from the competition authority in Iceland. Icelandic Group will also take over, as part of the transaction, one line vessel (Von GK-113) with quota of around 800 tons.
Ny-Fiskur specialises in processing and sales of various […]

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OFT Approves First Milk/Adams Foods Partnership

  OFT Approves First Milk/Adams Foods Partnership

The Office of Fair Trading has cleared the proposed strategic partnership between Adams Foods, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of cheese, and First Milk, the largest British farmer-owned dairy co-operative. The partnership will establish a fully integrated supply chain for hard cheese in the UK retail, food service and wholesale sectors through harnessing the […]

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TSC Foods Joins The Billington Group

  TSC Foods Joins The Billington Group

UK food manufacturer The Billington Group has acquired TSC Foods, the Scunthorpe-based manufacturer of chilled and frozen products for the food service, retail & B2B markets. Supplying the food service industry for more than two decades, TSC Foods will become part of the The Billington Group and will continue to be led by David Bondi […]

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Ex-British Sugar MD Becomes Chief Operating Officer at Real Good Food Company

  Ex-British Sugar MD Becomes Chief Operating Officer at Real Good Food Company

Diversified UK food group, The Real Good Food Company, has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of former British Sugar managing director, Gino De Jaegher, as the group’s chief operating officer, with immediate effect.
Gino De Jaegher has wide-ranging experience in marketing and sales of branded consumer goods and agriculture-based manufacturing businesses in the […]

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Fletchers Group Refinances to Maintain Growth

Fletchers Group of Bakeries has completed a £22m refinancing package and renewal of its banking facilities as it aims for long term business growth.
The group, which is a leading supplier of bakery and morning goods to the Foodservice and Retail markets, has partnered with ABN AMRO, which provides the £22m banking facility for the […]

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Fletchers Fill Cupcakes for First Foray into Market

Fletchers Group of Bakeries has launched its first ever cupcake range – complete with an indulgent filling – through its foodservice Kara brand.
Kara, which specialises in frozen buns, rolls and doughballs for the food service and convenience sectors, now offers a range of four new cupcakes – Chocolate Heaven filled with chocolate sauce; Strawberry […]

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New Clinical Trial Backs Arla Foods Ingredients’ Infant Immunity Ingredient

Feeding babies with infant formula enriched with Arla Foods Ingredients’ Lacprodan® OPN-10 supports their immune development, according to the results of a new trial.
Lacprodan® OPN-10 is made from the whey protein osteopontin, a bioactive component associated with the maturation of the infant immune system. Osteopontin is found in high concentrations in human milk – about […]

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Moët Hennessy Continues With Value Creation Strategy

  Moët Hennessy Continues With Value Creation Strategy

The Wines & Spirits business of LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton), the world’s leading luxury products group, achieved organic revenue growth of 6% to Eur4.19 billion in 2013. Profit from recurring operations increased by 9% to Eur1.37 billion.
In an environment marked by good momentum in Asia and the United States, and a contrasted market in […]

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International FoodTec Brasil in an Excellent Position, Six Months Before The Premiere

Six months before the start of the trade fair, the outlook is extremely promising for International FoodTec Brasil, which is celebrating its premiere from 5 to 7 August 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil. Upon expiry of the early booker period, two thirds of the floor space has been let for the Food Technology trade fair, organised […]

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