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  • Grocery Market Fends Off January Blues The Irish grocery market followed up a record-breaking festive period by posting year-on-year sales growth of 3.4% during the 12 weeks to 27 January. Despite shoppers tightening the purse strings, the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel show a strong start to 2019 as New Year’s resolutions shaped shopping baskets. Douglas Faughnan, consumer insight director at Kantar [...]...
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  • Launch of 182,500 sq ft Seamark Building Marks Completion of Dublin 4 Redevelopment Project Chartered Land has announced that the major €45 million transformation of the eight storey 182,500 sq ft Seamark Building at the Elmpark Green campus in Dublin 4 is now complete. The completion of the Seamark Building, prominently located at the front of the campus with panoramic views over Dublin Bay, brings an end to the [...]...

Major Investment to Boost Arla’s Profitability

  Major Investment to Boost Arla’s Profitability

Arla Foods is looking to expand its production globally and make it more eco-friendly by investing DKr2.2 billion (Eur295 million) in ten of its dairy sites in 2014. The focus will be on production of profitable export products for the company’s strategic growth markets outside the EU.
With an ambition to double its exports of European […]

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Positive Outlook For Irish Agrifood if Sustainable Long-term Investment Can be Achieved

  Positive Outlook For Irish Agrifood if Sustainable Long-term Investment Can be Achieved

Top food industry executives, banking strategists, and farming interests gathered in Dublin recently for the AgriFood Business Partners conference to explore sustainable investment options for the future growth and development of Ireland’s Agrifood industry. The AgriFood Business Partners Conference is designed to frame a medium term approach to sustainable investment in the Irish agrifood sector […]

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Irishman to Run Fast-Growing UK Wine Business

A 29-year old Dubliner has been appointed managing director of Britain’s fastest-growing wine company.
Eamon FitzGerald has been named as managing director of Naked Wines UK, the online wine retailing group, which had sales of €73 million last year, an increase of 67 per cent on the previous year.
Naked Wines was founded by Rowan Gormley, who […]

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Para Print joins DuPont’s Flexo Plate Recycling Programme

Para Print will start to recover, reuse and recycle its flexographic printing plates and related materials using a programme developed by DuPont Packaging Graphics.
Participants in the TR3 programme are responsible for collecting DuPont Cyrel boxes, polystyrene in the boxes, developer rolls, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) cover sheets, Cyrel plates and trim waste. DuPont then recycles the […]

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Rexam to Sell Healthcare Packaging Business to Montagu

Global drinks can manufacturer Rexam has agreed to sell its pharmaceutical devices and prescription retail packaging units to Montagu Private Equity for $805m.
The two business units employed 1,500 people and recorded sales of £250m in 2012.
The transaction is subject to consultation with several European works councils. It would be completed in mid-2014.
Rexam plans to return […]

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Tetra Pak Launches New Carton with Removable Top

Switzerland-based food packaging solutions provider Tetra Pak has launched a new carton package with a separable top for easier recycling.
The new Tetra Top packaging allows consumers to easily separate the plastic top from the carton sleeve at no additional cost, without affecting the pack’s functionality.
The Tetra Top carton package has been developed to meet the […]

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EC Proposes to Combine and Reinforce Existing School Milk and School Fruit Schemes

  EC Proposes to Combine and Reinforce Existing School Milk and School Fruit Schemes

The European Commission has published a proposal bringing together two currently separate school schemes, the School Fruit Scheme and the School Milk Scheme, under a joint framework. In a context of declining consumption among children for these products, the aim is to address poor nutrition more effectively, to reinforce the educational elements of the programmes and […]

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FSA Publishes Latest Report on Industry Beef Product Test Results

  FSA Publishes Latest Report on Industry Beef Product Test Results

The FSA has published the third quarterly report of industry results from the testing of beef products for horse meat or horse DNA. No results found horse meat/DNA at or above the 1% reporting threshold. The report includes 6,069 new results, of which 3,333 were submitted by ABP Food Group.
These figures include all test results […]

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Major Brands Reveal Their Secrets at Packaging Innovations

  Major Brands Reveal Their Secrets at Packaging Innovations

A prestigious line-up of packaging and print experts has been unveiled for this year’s Packaging Innovations learnShops seminar programme, with presentations from packaging Guru Lars Wallentin, DHL Supply Chain, Iceland Food and Procter & Gamble.
The two day seminar programme running throughout Packaging Innovations at the NEC on 26 & 27 February 2014, will also feature […]

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Record Sales For Kerrygold Butter in Germany

  Record Sales For Kerrygold Butter in Germany

The Irish Dairy Board achieved record sales figures of € 316 million in 2013 in the German market with its Kerrygold butter brand. Managing director of the Irish Dairy Board in Germany Gisbert Kügler says: “This equates to over 200 million packs of butter in over 23,000 outlets each year – enough butter to stretch […]

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Siemens Water Technologies becomes Evoqua

As the dust settles on negotiations by AEA Investors to acquire Siemens Water Technologies, a new name is given to the municipal, industrial and services water and wastewater treatment specialist, and Evoqua Water Technologies is born.
Costing €640m, AEA Investors’ purchase of Siemens Water Technologies puts 45 years of investing experience behind Evoqua, which will continue […]

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Plans For New €10 Million Whiskey Distillery in Dublin

  Plans For New €10 Million Whiskey Distillery in Dublin

The Teeling Whiskey Company has announced plans for a new Irish whiskey distillery to be located at Newmarket Square in The Liberties area of Dublin. This will be the first new distillery in Dublin in over 125 years and brings the Teelings home to their ancestral roots.
The Teeling Whiskey Distillery is due to start production […]

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UK Environment Agency Launches Free System to Streamline Waste Reporting Process

  UK Environment Agency Launches Free System to Streamline Waste Reporting Process

A free online system that will save UK businesses time and money by transforming the way they record the waste they produce has been launched by a partnership of waste industry and government bodies led by the Environment Agency. Electronic duty of care – or ‘edoc’ – is expected to save organisations across the country […]

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Sainsbury’s Invests Millions to Get Active Kids in the Kitchen

  Sainsbury’s Invests Millions to Get Active Kids in the Kitchen

UK grocery group Sainsbury’s is investing millions in the return of its Active Kids scheme, to help children lead healthier, more active lifestyles. Fronted by ambassadors David Beckham and Ellie Simmonds, the 2014 voucher collection scheme launches seven months ahead of key changes to the national curriculum on cooking and healthy eating.
Over 100 new cookery […]

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Spiromatic Silos and Tanks – The Logical Choice For the Food Industry

Already in the sixties Spiromatic was a pioneer being the first in the market with GRP or composite silos. Today GRP silos and tanks have become the standard for storage of dry and liquid raw materials. With over half a century of experience, Spiromatic has built up a solid reputation in the food industry.
For storing […]

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Growth in UK Beer Volumes as Positive Impact of Beer Duty Cut Continues

  Growth in UK Beer Volumes as Positive Impact of Beer Duty Cut Continues

British beer sales have increased for two consecutive quarters – the first time in 10 years – according to the latest quarterly ‘Beer Barometer’ figures from the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA). The increase in sales follows the Chancellor’s cut in Beer Duty in last year’s Budget – and strengthens calls for a duty […]

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New Head at Remy Martin

  New Head at Remy Martin

Rémy Cointreau has announced that Eric Vallat has joined the group as chief executive officer of the House of Rémy Martin.
After graduating from the HEC business school in Paris in 1993, Eric Vallat began his career in investment banking before rapidly joining, Louis Vuitton. Following three years’ experience in the field, he was appointed chief […]

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3.7 Million British Households Now Own a Coffee Capsule or Pod Drink Maker

  3.7 Million British Households Now Own a Coffee Capsule or Pod Drink Maker

A growing number of British consumers are looking to recreate café-quality coffee within the comfort of their own home, reveals new research from Mintel. In a report looking at the market for small kitchen appliances sales of hot beverage makers (mainly coffee makers) are highlighted as a star performer within the sector, the market increasing […]

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Feature Packed Economical Labelling From Weber

  Feature Packed Economical Labelling From Weber

Weber’s Model 4300 Pro-Apply in-line systems combine high-quality label printing and application for economical, fast and accurate pressure-sensitive labelling.
The Model 4300 Pro-Apply systems are designed, engineered and assembled by Weber, within their own manufacturing facility. Each unit features a fully integrated on-demand, thermal/thermal-transfer print engine from Datamax, SATO or Zebra to produce 203, 300 or […]

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P.E.T. Engineering Wins InnoBev Sustainability Award

  P.E.T. Engineering Wins InnoBev Sustainability Award

P.E.T. Engineering was awarded with the ‘Best light-weighting’ for the patented solution ‘swerve neck’ during the Global Beverage Sustainability Awards, at InnoBev 2013.
The awards recognize the beverage industry’s best practice in environmental sustainability across a range of categories from water usage efficiency to packaging development and promoting environmental awareness amongst consumers.
Swerve neck solution allows savings […]

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Diageo Acquires Super-Premium Tequila Brand

  Diageo Acquires Super-Premium Tequila Brand

Diageo has added super-premium tequila brand Peligroso to its portfolio. The move comes just weeks after the company announced that a joint venture with Sean Combs had acquired prestige tequila brand DeLeón.
“Acquiring Peligroso is part of Diageo’s strategy of creating a collection of superb quality and distinctive tequilas at complementary price points to appeal to a […]

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One Million British Children to Learn About Where Food Comes From

  One Million British Children to Learn About Where Food Comes From

Every primary school in the UK will be given the chance to learn more about food and where it comes from as part of a major new food education programme. Farm to Fork, the first initiative from The Tesco Eat Happy Project, is backed by supporters including Diabetes UK, the Children’s Food Trust and the […]

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PepsiCo Plans $5 Billion Investment in Mexico

  PepsiCo Plans $5 Billion Investment in Mexico

PepsiCo has announced plans to invest $5 billion in Mexico over the next five years. The investment is designed to further strengthen PepsiCo’s food and beverage business in Mexico, one of the most attractive markets in Latin America with a growing middle class and numerous opportunities for long-term economic growth.
PepsiCo has a long and successful […]

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Top Ten Food Trends For Cocoa and Chocolate Applications in 2014

  Top Ten Food Trends For Cocoa and Chocolate Applications in 2014

The ‘Rise of the Hybrid’ which sees new hybrid products and unconventional flavour combinations, was one of the most exciting food trends examined in the latest ‘T for Trends’ webinar presented by Cargill’s cocoa & chocolate business.
Aimed at manufacturers working in confectionery, bakery and dairy sectors, the webinar revealed the ten major food trends and […]

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Ibonhart – The Leader in Bread Slicing and Packaging Equipment

  Ibonhart – The Leader in Bread Slicing and Packaging Equipment

It is widely known that Ibonhart have been industry leaders in bread slicing and packaging equipment for over 30 years. More recently Ibonhart has refined its core products to provide user friendly, efficient and durable machines to excel in industrial environments for many years to come.
Ibonhart aims to meet all slicing and packaging needs for […]

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Innoval Döhler becomes a 100% Döhler subsidiary

 

New company Doehler Mexico S.A. de C.V. in Mexico becomes the hub for Central America, the U.S. and Canada

 

 Broad ingredient portfolio and integrated solutions for the American food and beverage industry

 
Innoval Döhler, based in Mexico City, will become a 100% Döhler subsidiary in January 2014 and thus will be fully integrated into the globally active […]

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Premier Foods Forms Joint Venture For Bread Business

  Premier Foods Forms Joint Venture For Bread Business

Premier Foods has reached a conditional agreement with The Gores Group to operate its Bread business as a stand-alone joint venture, which will trade under the name of Hovis. The new arrangement will facilitate a significant increase in investment in the business both to improve the efficiency of its operational infrastructure and to reinvigorate the […]

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Mondelez International to Invest £75 Million at Bournville Site

  Mondelez International to Invest £75 Million at Bournville Site

Mondelez International is to invest £75 million on upgrading the Cadbury factory and headquarters at Bournville near Birminghamin the UK. The money will be spent over three years and will entail the installation of new production lines and new equipment, leading to greater job security. The Bournville factory currently employs about 1,000 people and produces […]

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Nestlé to Invest $1 Billion in Mexico

  Nestlé to Invest $1 Billion in Mexico

Nestlé is to invest $1 billion in Mexico, building two new factories in the country, which is the sixth largest global market for the company. The five-year investment will fund a new infant nutrition factory in Ocotlán, in western Mexico’s Jalisco state, and a petfood factory in the city of Silao, in the central Mexican […]

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