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  • Sisk Reports Strong Performance For 2018 Sicon Limited, which is the holding company for Sisk’s construction and construction related activities in Ireland, the United Kingdom and a number of international markets, has reported a 24% increase in turnover to just under €1.2 billion and a pre-tax profit of €28.3 million for the year ended 31 December 2018. Over 97% of the [...]...
  • Ireland’s Most Energy Efficient Residential and Commercial Building Projects Honoured at 2019 ISOVER Awards Simply Architecture, and their new build residential project – ‘The Fairways’ in Cork – has been named the winner of the 2019 Overall ISOVER Award, as well as Designer of the Year 2019, at the third ISOVER Awards. The awards ceremony, which took place recently at the Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin, saw over 100 [...]...
  • Premium Products and Value Prices a Hit With Grocery Shoppers The latest figures from Kantar show that overall the Irish grocery market grew by 4.2% over the 12 weeks to 19 May 2019, with Dunnes Stores holding off the challenge of Tesco and retaining pole position. Respective growth of 12.6% and 5.9% for Aldi and Lidl means that the retailers’ combined grocery market share stands [...]...
  • Strencom Acquires Leading Irish Security Company Baker Security & Networks Strencom, the Irish managed connectivity and cloud computing provider, has acquired managed network and cybersecurity company, Baker Security & Networks. The deal will bolster Strencom’s security and networking offering and further the company’s ambition to achieve annual recurring revenue of €50 million. Established in 2000, Strencom provides managed connectivity, unified communications and managed cloud hosting services to [...]...
  • New Report on Customer Experience Sector in Ireland IDA Ireland has launched a new report detailing the extent to which 5,000 jobs in the Customer Experience (Cx) sector in Ireland will be affected by technological and generational forces over the coming years. The document sets out a vision for Irish operators in the Cx sector that urges them to remain competitive by focusing [...]...

Danone Initiates Legal Proceedings Against Fonterra

  Danone Initiates Legal Proceedings Against Fonterra

Danone is terminating its existing supply contract with Fonterra, the New Zealand dairy co-operative, and making any further collaboration contingent on a commitment by its supplier to full transparency and compliance with the cutting-edge food safety procedures applied to all products supplied to Danone.
The move follows from the food alert, issued by Fonterra on August […]

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Diageo and Combs Form New Joint Venture and Acquire Deleon Tequila

  Diageo and Combs Form New Joint Venture and Acquire Deleon Tequila

Diageo has taken a major step in reclaiming leadership of the tequila sector in North America after forming a joint venture with Combs Wine & Spirits, which has acquired prestige tequila brand DeLeon.
The joint venture, a 50/50 global partnership between Diageo and Combs Wine & Spirits, headed by Sean Combs, builds on the separate strategic […]

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Irish Food and Drink Exports Approach €10 Billion For the First Time

  Irish Food and Drink Exports Approach €10 Billion For the First Time

The value of Irish food and drink exports has approached €10 billion for the first time in 2013, according to new figures released by Bord Bia (Irish Food Board). This represents an increase of 9% on the previous year and 40% in the last four years with revenues almost €3 billion higher than in 2009. […]

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2 Sisters to Expand Scottish Poultry Plant

  2 Sisters to Expand Scottish Poultry Plant

2 Sisters Food Group, the UK-based poultry and convenience food manufacturer, plans to expand its chicken processing plant at Cambusland, Glasgow in Scotland. The 11,000 sq ft expansion will incorporate two high volume ovens, spiral chillers and freezers, and will create 180 new jobs. The Cambuslang site cooks and processes chicken products such as breaded […]

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Dairy Ingredients Fuel Profit Growth at Meadow Foods

  Dairy Ingredients Fuel Profit Growth at Meadow Foods

Meadow Foods, the UK’s largest independent dairy and leading supplier of milk based dairy ingredients to the food industry, has reported a 2% increase in operating profit to £9.69 million for the year ended 31 March 2013 on a turnover of £339.42 million. The increase is a result of an increase in demand from major […]

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Packtech 2014 Packed With Technology

  Packtech 2014 Packed With Technology

Packtech 2014 is set to showcase the latest technology to convert any packaging idea into a final product. Taking place on 26 – 27 February at the NEC, the show is offering visitors a packed exhibition hall, a learnShops programme provide by world-class experts, and plenty of show floor ‘theatre’ in the form of The […]

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Partner Logistics Develops New Automated Entry Systems

Partner Logistics has developed an automated entry system for inbound traffic at their warehouse in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, in order to further improve accuracy and efficiency within the supply chain.
Partner Logistics Wisbech facility features state-of-the-art technology in order to deliver an end to end solution.
Inbound traffic at the facility was previously operated with the use of […]

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Coolsuredoors – A New Business Venture in Britain

With a remit to design and manufacture innovative doors for refrigerated retail cabinets, coolsuredoors is a new business based in Sandy, Bedfordshire.
Utilising the company’s new £250,000 research and development facility on site, the team at coolsuredoors rigorously test new door concepts to ensure they operate at maximum efficiency under varied conditions. By continuously analysing different […]

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Tomatin Distillery Reduces its Carbon Emissions by Over 80%

  Tomatin Distillery Reduces its Carbon Emissions by Over 80%

Tomatin Distillery, located 16 miles south of Inverness, has become the first Scottish distillery to install a new, state-of-the-art, sustainable biomass boiler. This new renewable energy boiler, displaces the distillery’s previous heavy-fuel oil usage and produces both heat and steam for the whisky making process.
The installation of the new biomass boiler as part of an […]

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Call For Scottish Chicken Sourcing Policy

  Call For Scottish Chicken Sourcing Policy

The Scottish Government is writing to major supermarkets, catering companies and fast food chains to find out where they currently source their chicken and what their future intentions are.
Scoping demand for Scottish chicken is one of the first actions from the Scottish Government’s new Poultry Plan which was published on December 24, 2013. It identifies […]

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29 Million Brits Have Tried to Lose Weight in the Last Year

  29 Million Brits Have Tried to Lose Weight in the Last Year

As a new year begins and the thoughts of many Brits turn to the tricky problem of how to alleviate the excesses of the festive season, new research from Mintel reveals we are a nation of dieters, with a massive 55% of Brits – equating to 29 million – having tried to lose weight in […]

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Emmi Acquires Stake in Mexican Cheese Business

  Emmi Acquires Stake in Mexican Cheese Business

Swiss dairy group Emmi is to acquire for an undisclosed sum a 50% stake in Mexideli 2000 Holding, Mexico’s leading importer of speciality cheeses. The deal strengthens Emmi’s presence in Latin America and further advances its programme of international growth.
Emmi’s strategy is to increase, over the medium term, the share of sales attributable to international […]

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Scotch Whisky Exports Soar

  Scotch Whisky Exports Soar

New analysis from the Scottish Government, based on the latest HMRC figures, shows the value of Scotch whisky exports from the UK has increased by 87 per cent over the last ten years from £2.3 billion in 2002 to £4.3 billion in 2012 – the latest figures available.
The volume of exports has also experienced a […]

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United Biscuits Returns to Classic Recipe for McVitie’s Digestives

  United Biscuits Returns to Classic Recipe for McVitie’s Digestives

United Biscuits has announced that, following consumer feedback, it is returning to the classic recipe for its production of McVitie’s Digestives, from February 2014.
The McVitie’s Digestive biscuit recipe was changed in two stages in 2009 and 2010, removing sustainable palm oil and replacing it with the reduced saturated fat sunflower oil. However, some consumers have […]

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Management Changes at Remy Cointreau

  Management Changes at Remy Cointreau

Frederic Pflanz has resigned as chief executive of French drinks group Remy Cointreau for personal reasons. However, he will remain in the group as development director, with responsibility for specific assignments that he has already initiated.
As a transitional measure, the Remy Cointreau board has asked its chairman, François Heriard Dubreuil, to assume the responsibilities of […]

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GSK Completes Divestment of Lucozade and Ribena to Suntory

  GSK Completes Divestment of Lucozade and Ribena to Suntory

GlaxoSmithKline, which is one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, has completed the previously announced divestment of its nutritional drinks brands Lucozade and Ribena to Suntory Beverage & Food for £1.35 billion.
Suntory Beverage & Food is a leading global soft drink company, headquartered in Japan and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, with […]

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ABP Food Group Expands in Poland

  ABP Food Group Expands in Poland

ABP Food Group has expanded its operations in Poland with the acquisition of a second production facility in Klosowice, Western Poland. The facility, acquired from Italian food group Ferrarini, will increase ABP’s production capacity in Poland to over 100,000 animals per year.
ABP entered Poland in 2011 through the acquisition of a plant in Pniewy, which […]

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New Head at Scotch Whisky Association

  New Head at Scotch Whisky Association

David Frost (pictured) has taken up his position as chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association replacing Gavin Hewitt, who has stepped down. David Frost was formerly director for Europe, Trade and International Affairs at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the UK Government department focusing on economic growth and trade policy. In his […]

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Morrisons Launches Online Food Offer

  Morrisons Launches Online Food Offer

Supermarket group Morrisons has launched its online food offer Morrisons.com that is designed to set new standards for the delivery of fresh food in the UK. The website has gone live and deliveries begin across much of the Midlands on January 10th.
Morrisons is famous for high quality fresh food prepared by butchers, bakers and fishmongers […]

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Carlsberg Acquires Chinese Breweries

  Carlsberg Acquires Chinese Breweries

Carlsberg Group is expanding its brewing interests in China by acquiring 100% of Chongqing Beer Group Assets Management Co, which is a holding company headquartered in Chongqing. The Chinese company comprises a total of eight breweries with a capacity of approximately 12 million hl.
The breweries are located in three provinces (three in Jiangsu, three in […]

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UK Gravy Sales are Missing the Boat

  UK Gravy Sales are Missing the Boat

New research from Mintel finds sales of gravy are missing the boat, as British consumers embrace stock in all its new formats. Sales of gravy are struggling – the market for gravy having risen only 8% since 2008, and just 2% in the past year to reach a value of £141 million in 2013. But […]

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Emmi Expands in US Yogurt Sector

  Emmi Expands in US Yogurt Sector

Swiss dairy group Emmi has strengthened its standing in the US after acquiring a 25% stake in yogurt supplier Siggi for an undisclosed sum. The US is Emmi’s largest foreign market. The majority of sales there are generated by the exports of Swiss cheese as well as locally produced cow’s and goat’s milk specialty cheeses.
Cheese […]

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Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Gains PGI Status

  Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese Gains PGI Status

The Wensleydale Creamery, based at Hawes in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales in England, has been successful in achieving Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status from the European Commission for its Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese.
This ensures no other cheese-maker outside the Wensleydale area can produce a cheese and call it Yorkshire Wensleydale. In celebration, The Wensleydale […]

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Multi-million Investment by First Milk at Haverfordwest Creamery

  Multi-million Investment by First Milk at Haverfordwest Creamery

First Milk, the British farmer owned food business, has just commenced two major investment projects at its Haverfordwest Creamery in Pembrokeshire. Wales. Nearly £7 million is being invested in a brand new effluent treatment plant and the installation of new boilers which run on clean burn natural gas.
These projects come on top of a £9 […]

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SABMiller Chairman Graham Mackay Dies Following Illness

  SABMiller Chairman Graham Mackay Dies Following Illness

SABMiller has sadly announced that chairman Graham Mackay died peacefully on December 18th, with his family at his side. The board has appointed acting chairman John Manser as chairman with immediate effect, and has appointed Guy Elliott as senior independent director in succession to John Manser.
On behalf of the board of SABMiller, John Manser says: […]

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Axing Alcohol Super Tax Would Generate £230 Million and Create 6,000 Jobs in the UK

  Axing Alcohol Super Tax Would Generate £230 Million and Create 6,000 Jobs in the UK

Scrapping the Government’s alcohol duty escalator (ADE) would boost public finances by over £230million and create 6,000 new jobs, a new report reveals. The Ernst & Young (EY) research has been published by the WSTA (Wine and Spirit Trade Association) and coincides with the launch of a ‘Call Time on Duty’ campaign www.calltimeonduty.co.uk urging the […]

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Stainless Steel Products For Hygienic Environments

  Stainless Steel Products For Hygienic Environments

In food factories and specialist dairy industries, hygiene is major factor when manufacturing, processing and packaging goods for distribution. In 2012, ASPEN Stainless secured a contract for a super dairy in Aylesbury to manufacture and install thousands of metres of their stainless steel kerbing range and several large, high level gantries. Working hand in hand […]

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Over Half of British Households Now Shop in a Discounter

  Over Half of British Households Now Shop in a Discounter

The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 8 December 2013, show that, for the first time, over half the country shopped in either Aldi or Lidl during the past 12 weeks. Some 50.1% of all British households stepped into a discount retailer compared with 46.1% a year ago.
Chris Longbottom, […]

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Nestle Opens New Dairy Distribution Centre in Brazil

  Nestle Opens New Dairy Distribution Centre in Brazil

Dairy Partners Americas, a joint venture between Nestlé and New Zealand dairy co-operative Fonterra, has opened a new distribution centre in the Brazilian city of Araras. The facility, which represents an investment of SFr33 million (Eur27 million), covers an area of 4,600 sq m and features the very latest technology.
According to Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke, […]

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Carlsberg Signs New Long-term Revolving Credit Facility

  Carlsberg Signs New Long-term Revolving Credit Facility

Carlsberg Breweries has entered into a new revolving credit facility of Eur2.510 billion maturing February 2019, with an option to extend the maturity until February 2020/2021. The Facility has been signed with the group of relationship banks and replaces the Eur1.749 billion facility signed in 2010 and the Eur800 millioin facility signed in 2011.
With the […]

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