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  • UN Green Finance Network For Climate Change to Establish its European Hub in Dublin A major United Nations programme that encourages global financial centres to place sustainable and green finance at the heart of their operations and help fight climate change, is to establish its European base in Ireland. The new European secretariat will coordinate from Dublin a network of pan-European cities committed to the expansion of green and [...]...
  • National Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition 2018 – Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin – Wednesday, September 5th The National Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition 2018, Ireland’s premier trade event for the food and drink processing, packaging, ingredients and logistics industries, is being held at the Citywest Convention Centre on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018. The theme of the 2018 National Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition is ‘Collaborating for an Innovative [...]...
  • GMIT IHUB Extension Work Commences The first sod has been turned on the site of the new extension to GMIT’s Innovation Hub (iHub) at the GMIT Galway campus. The extension will double the size of the Innovation Hub to about 2,400 sq m, providing space for an additional three dedicated MedTech R&D units; 17 incubation units for start-ups in the [...]...
  • Northern Ireland Housing Market Continues to Perform Strongly The latest Quarterly House Price Index report from Ulster University reveals a relatively healthy housing market with strong but sustainable levels of house price growth over the last 12 months in Northern Ireland. Ulster University’s research is produced in partnership with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Progressive Building Society. Analysing the performance of the Northern [...]...
  • Research Technical Paper – Economic Migration and Business Cycles in a Small Open Economy With Matching Frictions The Central Bank of Ireland has published a Research Technical Paper. The paper, “Economic Migration and Business Cycles in a Small Open Economy with Matching Frictions”, by Matija Lozej, investigates how the domestic labour market of a small open economy is affected by migration and the implications this has on the business cycle of a [...]...

Finalists of First Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards

  Finalists of First Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards

Unilever and the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL) have announced the seven finalists for the inaugural Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2013.
The international awards programme is designed to inspire young people around the world to tackle environmental, social and health issues. The competition is for anyone aged 30 years or under, and the […]

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Only Sugar Tastes as Good

  Only Sugar Tastes as Good

AminoSweet Aspartame tastes like sugar. When they taste water sweetened with aspartame and water sweetened with sugar, most people cannot tell the difference. As The Beverage Institute for Health & Wellness has stated: “Of all of the low- and no-calorie sweeteners, aspartame has a sweetness that most closely replicates the taste of table sugar.”
It’s not […]

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Star’s Cool Performance Nets a 25% Energy Saving For Seafood Firm

  Star’s Cool Performance Nets a 25% Energy Saving For Seafood Firm

A Scottish seafood processor has cut over 25% from its annual energy bill by investing in a high efficiency cooling system from Star Refrigeration. Braehead (SFO Enterprises) is a seafood processing company run by the Scottish Fishermen’s Organisation (SFO). The firm operates a large processing facility in the coastal town of Fraserburgh in Aberdeenshire, NE […]

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Edrington to Invest £100 Million in New Distillery

  Edrington to Invest £100 Million in New Distillery

Scottish spirits group Edrington has announced plans for an iconic new Speyside distillery and visitor centre for The Macallan, the world’s most prestigious Scotch malt whisky. The company will work with the world-renowned architects Rogers Stirk Harbour+ Partners to build the new distillery and visitor centre.
Edrington plans to invest over £100 million in The Macallan […]

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Eating More Nuts Improves Mortality and Reduces Cancer Risk

  Eating More Nuts Improves Mortality and Reduces Cancer Risk

In the largest study of its kind, researchers have found that eating nuts, including almonds, was associated with a 20% reduction in total mortality, independent of other predictors for death. Published in The New England Journal of Medicine, this new epidemiological study examined the relationship between consumption of nuts and mortality, finding that eating more […]

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Teagasc Launches New Walsh Fellowships Model

  Teagasc Launches New Walsh Fellowships Model

The Walsh Fellowship Programme is an important element of Teagasc’s research strategy, providing research opportunities at postgraduate level for high calibre national and international researchers. The programme was named in honour of the first Director of An Foras Taluntais, Dr Tom Walsh. This programme has been running in Teagasc for over 50 years.
Teagasc is now […]

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GROWTH WILL BE GREEN AND UK SHOULD LEAD – HUHNE .

Speaking at the ADBA National Conference in Westminster today [3 December], former Secretary of State for Energy Chris Huhne told delegates:
“Let’s knock on the head the idea that the UK is going further or faster than our European neighbours on renewables – this is simply not true. Of all the major Member States the UK […]

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Alimentaria 2014 is focusing on foreign markets, championing the sector’s innovation and quality.

Maximum internationalisation. This will be the premise of Alimentaria 2014 that, more than ever, has its sights set on foreign markets. The show has doubled its efforts for this edition to attract buyers from all over the world so that the 3,800 plus participating companies can see an increase in their export opportunities.  Alimentaria will […]

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Buhler Ltd is a nominated finalist by the Institute of Customer Service in the category ‘Best Customer Satisfaction Strategy Award’

http://www.instituteofcustomerservice.com/11167/UK-Customer-Satisfaction-Awards.html
I am pleased to announce that Buhler Ltd has been nominated as a finalist in the UK Customer Satisfaction Awards for the category ‘Best Customer Satisfaction Strategy Award’
Other finalists in the category are: Sainsbury’s Supermarket, Direct Line Insurance, Barclays Corporate Banking, Webhelp UK and Essilor Ltd. 
The award recognises organisations that deliver excellent and innovative […]

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Video | Label Apeel and Forza Supplements develop digitally-printed labels.

PN visits Label Apeel to find out how digital print is changing the development process for the business and its client Forza Supplements.
In this exclusive video, Packaging News brand director Josh Brooks discovers how Forza Supplements and Label Apeel, the Leicester-based label printer, collaborated to develop a new range of labels for the Kent-based manufacturer.
The […]

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Rose Forgrove launches speciality cheese wrapper

Packaging equipment supplier HayssenSandiacre’s Rose Forgrove range has added a new inverted integra wrapper to its line designed to package soft, sticky or wet products.
The Integra 601 features fast pack size changeover with a single part change, gas flushing, easy-open packages and long-dwell sealing for hermetic packs.
Featuring an inverted unwind design, the wrapper is sanitation-friendly […]

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Highest degree of flexibility in the packing of life science and healthcare products.

Wolfertschwenden, 28th November 2013 – At interpack 2014 MULTIVAC will be presenting its extensive range of services for the life science and healthcare industries. The packaging specialist offers flexible solutions for the packing of sensitive medical and pharmaceutical products in single or combination packs. MULTIVAC also has flexible solutions in its product range for the […]

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Solid Growth by Marston’s

  Solid Growth by Marston’s

UK regional brewer and pub operator Marston’s has reported a 7% rise in underlying operating profit to £168.3 million on group revenue up 9% to £782.9 million for the year ended 5 October 2013, driven by growth at its Destination and Premium outlets, Taverns (community pubs) and Brewing operations.
Ralph Findlay, chief executive of Marston’s, comments: “In […]

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Courtauld Commitment Phase 2 Helps Deliver £3.1 Billion in Savings

  Courtauld Commitment Phase 2 Helps Deliver £3.1 Billion in Savings

The UK grocery sector reduced food and packaging waste by 1.7 million tonnes which equates to 4.8 million tonnes of CO2eq under the Courtauld Commitment Phase 2 agreement. The final results, released by WRAP, show significant progress has been made. The supply chain target has been exceeded, the packaging target has been met and the […]

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Unilever Completes Skippy Sale in China

  Unilever Completes Skippy Sale in China

Unilever has completed the sale of its Skippy business in China to Hormel Foods. This follows completion of the sale of the rest of the global Skippy business to Hormel Foods on January 31, 2013.
On January 3, the two companies announced the global deal for approximately $700 million, including the Skippy trademarks and two manufacturing […]

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AmbaFlex – Science in Spirals

With AmbaFlex’s invention of the SpiralVeyor® in the mid nineties a new era in conveyor systems started. Continued development and expansion of the scope made AmbaFlex a leader of spiral conveyor solutions. With over 9000 systems installed together with a global production and service organization AmbaFlex offers a spiral conveyor solution for each application and […]

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ADM Launches New Range Of Customisable Soya Protein Crisps

ROLLE, Switzerland, 19th November, 2013 – Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announced today the launch of Textura™, a new line of soya protein crisps that can be tailored to individual formulation needs. A great source of high quality protein, fibre and whole grains, Textura soya crisps are a cost-effective way to enhance nutrient content, […]

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DM and Olenex Showcase Extensive New Ingredients Portfolio at FiE 2013

ROLLE, Switzerland, 19th November, 2013 – Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) will bring a breadth of ingredients knowledge to Food Ingredients Europe 2013. Showcasing an extensive portfolio, ADM will be featuring new products across a range of categories, including premium cocoa powders; a new confectionery and baked goods range; and flaked vegetable fats for […]

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Only Sugar Tastes as Good

AminoSweet Aspartame tastes like sugar.  When they taste water sweetened with aspartame and water sweetened with sugar, most people cannot tell the difference.  As The Beverage Institute for Health & Wellness has stated, “Of all of the low- and no-calorie sweeteners, aspartame has a sweetness that most closely replicates the taste of table sugar.”  It’s […]

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New Nestlé Freezers to Help Tackle Climate Change

  New Nestlé Freezers to Help Tackle Climate Change

Nestlé is systematically introducing more environmentally efficient ice cream freezers using natural refrigerants acrossEurope. The company has pledged that from now on all new commercial horizontal ice cream chest freezers bought by Nestlé across Europe will use only natural refrigerants.
These are naturally occurring substances – like carbon dioxide, ammonia, water or air and hydrocarbons, like […]

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€21 Million Irish Investment in ‘Milk Mining’

  €21 Million Irish Investment in ‘Milk Mining’

The Irish Government has announced a second term of funding worth €21 million for the functional foods Technology Centre, Food for Health Ireland (FHI). The Department of Jobs, Enterpriseand Innovation, through Enterprise Ireland will invest €16 million in FHI with the remaining €5 million being provided by the companies involved in the research centre – Carbery, […]

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Mondelez International Employees Serve and Learn From Communities Around the World

  Mondelez International Employees Serve and Learn From Communities Around the World

Mondelez International is celebrating as it wraps up its first global month of service. During October 2013, 15,000 employees donated nearly 26,000 hours of service across 80 countries in projects to help protect the well-being of the planet.
In teams of three to 300, employees rolled up their sleeves and took on all sorts of work, […]

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Arla Foods Starts Up World’s Largest Fresh Milk Dairy

  Arla Foods Starts Up World’s Largest Fresh Milk Dairy

The first milk for its retail customers is now rolling off the filling lines at Arla Foods UK’s new Aylesbury dairy in Buckinghamshire. Arla has invested over £500 million in the UK since 2007 and commenced building the Aylesbury site in February 2012.
The £150 million state-of-the-art dairy is set to be the world’s largest fresh […]

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Britvic Grows Revenue and Profit

  Britvic Grows Revenue and Profit

UK and international soft drinks group Britvic has reported strong operating profit growth of 18.4% to £137.9 million on revenue up 4.4% to £1.32 billion for the year ended 29 September 2013. Britivic is continuing to pursue its new development strategy, launched last May, and remains on course to deliver £30 million of cost savings […]

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Nestlé Expands Factory Production in Turkey

  Nestlé Expands Factory Production in Turkey

Nestlé has invested SFr9.9 million (Eur8 million) to expand production at one of its major regional manufacturing hubs, in western Turkey, creating an additional 100 jobs. The Karacabey plant first opened in 1989 and will now also make Maggi brand bouillon for the growing Saudi Arabian market.
“Turkey is one of the fastest growing and most […]

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Strong Demand For Dairy Nutrition Supports Volac Growth

  Strong Demand For Dairy Nutrition Supports Volac Growth

Dairy nutrition company Volac has increased operating profit by 37% to £23.7 million and turnover by 19% to £193.3 million for the financial year ending February 2013. Volac reported a significant increase in profit from operations in the UK, Ireland and The Netherlands, and a 31% increase in export sales revenue from UK manufacturing sites […]

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£2.5 Billion Food Waste Bill in UK’s Hospitality and Food Service Sector

  £2.5 Billion Food Waste Bill in UK’s Hospitality and Food Service Sector

The UK’s hospitality and food service sector is facing an annual bill in excess of £2.5 billion for food waste, a new WRAP report reveals. The report, ‘Overview of waste in the UK Hospitality and Food Service (HaFS) Sector’, also predicts that this figure could rise beyond £3 billion by 2016 unless steps are taken […]

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Mitsubishi Electric robot emulates intuitive human cake icing movements

  Mitsubishi Electric robot emulates intuitive human cake icing movements

Solving a long-standing automation problem in cake decoration has also produced a groundbreaking development that could be taken up across a whole range of other industries.
Quasar Automation wanted to create a system that can neatly apply icing or other embellishments to cakes regardless of irregularities and imperfections in the cakes’ surface.
To achieve this they have […]

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Mark Beaver Appointed MD of Olympus Automation

  Mark Beaver Appointed MD of Olympus Automation

Olympus Automation has appointed Mark Beaver as managing director taking over from owner Harry Norman who has become CEO. Mark joins from Baker Perkins where he had a very impressive track record as business director for the confectionery division. Mark’s international sales experience coupled with advanced company system knowledge will help Olympus Automation improve its […]

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Further Progress by Greencore

  Further Progress by Greencore

Despite the challenging trading environment and the impact of the horsemeat scandal on ready meals sales, Greencore, the UK and international convenience food processor, increased group operating profit by 8.1% to £76.5 million on revenue up 3% to £1.2 billion for the year ended 27 September 2013. Greencore’s strong operating and financial discipline helped to deliver […]

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