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  • Colm McLoughlin Honoured at Aviation Industry Awards in Ireland At a glittering industry gathering that attracted over 300 senior aviation executives in Ireland, Dubai Duty Free’s Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Colm McLoughlin, was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to the Aviation Industry award at the annual Aviation Industry Awards in Dublin. Colm McLoughlin, who celebrated his 50th anniversary in the duty free industry on [...]...
  • Major New SME Policy The Government is developing a major new policy on SMEs and entrepreneurship under Future Jobs Ireland, the new plan to prepare the economy, businesses and workers for the future. A draft roadmap for SME and entrepreneurship policy has been prepared by the OECD for the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. The draft was informed by extensive [...]...
  • ABP Food Group Wins World’s Best Fillet Steak ABP Food Group, the largest beef processor in Ireland and the UK, was the winner of the World’s Best Fillet Steak at the recent World Steak Challenge 2019, which took place in Dublin. The annual competition sees beef producing nations across the globe compete for these prestigious industry awards. ABP was the most successful Irish [...]...
  • Plans Unveiled For Custom House Quay Development in Cork Development management firm Tower Holdings Group has released details for the redevelopment and revitalisation of the historic Custom House Quay site in Cork. The development, which will link the peninsula to the center of the city while introducing a large public realm for the first time in the history of the site, will feature the [...]...
  • Finalists Announced For 2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards The finalists have been announced for the 2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards. The prestigious awards programme, which was first introduced last year, is the first of its kind on the island of Ireland in celebrating and promoting the best of the Irish food and drink manufacturing industry and the people behind the products. The [...]...

Carlsberg Confirms Strong Performance on Environment, Health & Safety

  Carlsberg Confirms Strong Performance on Environment, Health & Safety

Carlsberg Group has launched its 2013 CSR report. 2013 has been a year of consolidating high performance and building behaviour and culture among the 40.000 employees across the group.
Highlights of 2013 include:
Rethinking the concept of packaging: Carlsberg Circular Community was launched together with six global partners. This is a collaborative initiative with the aim of […]

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Vitafoods Europe 2014 – The Home of Nutraceutical Insight

  Vitafoods Europe 2014 – The Home of Nutraceutical Insight

With current consumer awareness of health and nutrition at an all time high, the global nutraceutical ingredients market is expected to be worth $30 billion by 2015. Returning to Geneva from 6-8 May, Vitafoods Europe once again acts as the industry’s global meeting place where manufacturers, brand owners and retailers can meet with suppliers to […]

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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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