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  • Cyber attack hits IT systems in Ireland and UK Several organisations including big business and government offices in eastern Europe have been hit by a worldwide cyber attack. It has been reported that companies in Ireland may also have been affected, with computer systems at shipping group Maersk failing across regions including Ireland. Danish, British and Spanish multinationals have also been hit by the [...]...
  • Irish and UK retailers highlight Brexit challenges Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the sector, has joined forces with the British Retail Consortium and the Northern Ireland Retail Consortium to explore the implications for the sector arising from Brexit. They will meet in Dublin with a number of Government Departments, consumer advocates and individual retailers to seek solutions to mitigate the [...]...
  • Best ever month of May for Irish tourism Commenting on figures published today by the CSO for overseas visitors to Ireland for January to May, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “I am pleased to see growth of more than +3% for the five-month period January-May, coming on the back of a record performance in 2016 and years of solid growth in [...]...
  • New CEO at Barclays Bank Ireland Barclays Bank Ireland has announced the appointment of Kevin Wall as its new chief executive. He succeeds Sarah Wiggins who will take up a new role within Barclays as head of east and south east in UK corporate banking next month. Mr Wall joined Barclays in 1981 and has held a variety of roles across the business, [...]...
  • €330,000 funding announced for ‘Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network’ New funding has been announced for female entrepreneurs living in Cork and Limerick. The Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network (WREN) project will see more than €330,000 in funding, provided by the Department of Justice and Equality and the European Social Fund, allocated to promote entrepreneurial skills amongst women in these regions, through a tailored and focused [...]...

Dawn Meats Wins Sustainability Award

  Dawn Meats Wins Sustainability Award

Irish food group Dawn Meats has won a prestigious Green Apple Environment Award in the United Kingdom, where it has operations in England, Scotland and Wales. The awards are designed to find the greenest companies, councils and communities operating in Europe.
Dawn Meats competed against more than 500 other nominations to receive a Green Apple Environmental […]

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Hard Choices Remain in Finalising Irish CAP Reform

  Hard Choices Remain in Finalising Irish CAP Reform

An analysis and study of the options for implementing the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in Ireland, finds that beef and sheep producers are most likely to benefit. The study, produced by Teagasc, also points to important issues that need consideration in making decisions on how the reform is implemented in Ireland. Over […]

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Another Star Performance For Yearsley Logistics

  Another Star Performance For Yearsley Logistics

Yearsley Logistics has invested in a bespoke high efficiency cooling system from Star Refrigeration as part of an expansion to cold storage facilities at its flagship distribution centre in Lancashire. As the UK’s largest cold storage and logistics company, Yearsley Logistics has 13 sites nationwide including its head office and key distribution facility in Heywood, […]

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Valco Melton Offers Complete End of Line Palletizing Solution

Valco Melton, as a leading manufacturer of adhesive dispensing and quality inspection systems for the packaging industry, offers a complete solution for end of line palletizing processes. Hot melt and cold glue based palletizing solutions present certain advantages over traditional stretch wrap methods in the following ways:
* Savings: Switching to adhesive based palletizing processes brings […]

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Closed Loop to expand UK recycling facility

  Closed Loop to expand UK recycling facility

Closed Loop Recycling has announced plans to expand the HDPE recycling capability of its Dagenham-based plant to 55,000t a year, in a bid to meet increased demand for recycled HDPE milk bottles from the dairy industry.
The expansion is expected to double the supply of recycled HDPE in the UK market and divert 30,000t of carbon […]

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Mondelez International to Receive $2.7 Billion Compensation Payment From Starbucks

  Mondelez International to Receive $2.7 Billion Compensation Payment From Starbucks

The independent arbitrator in the dispute between Kraft Foods and Starbucks Coffee Company in the US has ruled that Starbucks must pay more than $2.7 billion in total cash compensation for its unilateral termination of the companies’ coffee contract. The award includes compensation for the fair market value of the agreement, a premium for improper […]

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Changing of the Guard at Glanbia

  Changing of the Guard at Glanbia

Siobhán Talbot (pictured left) has taken up the group managing director’s role at Glanbia, the global performance nutrition and ingredients group, following the formal resignation of John Moloney (pictured right) from the board. Siobhán Talbot has served as group managing director designate since June. She was previously group finance director, where her role encompassed responsibility […]

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Carlsberg Appoints New Head For Asia

  Carlsberg Appoints New Head For Asia

Carlsberg Group has appointed Christopher Warmoth as senior vice president for the brewer’s Asia region. He joins Carlsberg from HJ Heinz where, during the past ten years, he has held various top positions in the Asia Pacific and Continental/ Eastern European regions, latest as executive VP for the Asia-Pacific, Africa and Middle East Region.
Prior to […]

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Premium Products Drive £2.3 Billion UK Ready Meals Market

  Premium Products Drive £2.3 Billion UK Ready Meals Market

Sales of ready meals by the major supermarkets topped £2.3 billion in the UK over the last year, according to market analyst IRI. Its research reveals that although the total ready meal market (frozen and chilled packs) is in decline, it is the traditional British premium ready meal dishes that are seeing the highest levels […]

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Unilever to source all palm oil from traceable sources by 2014

  Unilever to source all palm oil from traceable sources by 2014

Unilever has made a pledge to buy all of its palm oil from known and traceable sources by the end of 2014, a part of its target to procure the controversial oil from certified sources by 2020.
Purchasing around 1.5 million tonnes of palm oil and its derivatives annually, which represents about 3% of the world’s […]

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Green Giant’s™ New Small But Mighty Fresh Vegetable and Salad Range

Sam Dennigan and Company has announced the launch of Green Giant™ Fresh, a new pre-packed range of fresh vegetables and salads, in Ireland. The new range includes seven products, conveniently packaged in handy sized re-sealable bags, the perfect way for those on the go to get their recommended daily servings of fruit, vegetables and salads.
Included […]

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Gerber Emig and Refresco Complete Merger

  Gerber Emig and Refresco Complete Merger

The merger between Refresco and Gerber Emig to create a leading pan-European bottler of soft drink and fruit juices has been completed. This follows approval by the European Competition Commission on October 4, 2013. The European Competition Commission’s green light to merge is conditional upon divestment of the production and bottling plant in Waibstadt in […]

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AAK and Premier Foods Agree Exclusive Oils and Fats Collaboration and Product Co-development

  AAK and Premier Foods Agree Exclusive Oils and Fats Collaboration and Product Co-development

AarhusKarlshamn (AAK UK) has been selected by Premier Foods, one of Britain’s largest branded food processprs, to be its long term co-development partner for the supply of vegetable oils, fats and related food ingredients as part of a new, three-year collaboration. This partnership is a result of Premier Foods ‘Invest to Grow’ programme, which has […]

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PepsiCo to Invest $5.5 Billion in India by 2020

  PepsiCo to Invest $5.5 Billion in India by 2020

PepsiCo and its partners plan to invest Rs33,000 crores ($5.5 billion) in India by 2020.India currently represents one of PepsiCo’s largest markets globally.
Indra Nooyi, chairman and chief executive of PepsiCo, comments: “India is a country with huge potential and it remains an attractive, high-priority market for PepsiCo. We’ve built a highly successful business in India […]

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Truett-Hurst Inc. introduces first paper wine bottle in the U.S.

Wine industry leader in innovation Truett-Hurst Inc. wine company of Healdsburg, CA, says no to marketing green-washing. The release of the first paper wine bottle in the U.S. from Truett-Hurst Inc. is the real thing. The paper wine bottle, branded PaperBoy, is a molded outer shell in the shape of a wine bottle, made from […]

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Döhler at Food Ingredients Europe 2013

·      Natural food & beverage ingredients
·      Innovative products and product applications
·      Integrated solutions approach

At FIE 2013 in Frankfurt, the global producer of natural ingredients and ingredient systems will present a broad, integrated product portfolio that ranges from flavours, colours, speciality & performance ingredients, cereal ingredients, dairy ingredients, fruit & veggie ingredients all the way […]

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WRAP Outlines £330 Billion Economic Growth Potential For EU From Smarter Resource Use

  WRAP Outlines £330 Billion Economic Growth Potential For EU From Smarter Resource Use

WRAP’s EU 2020 Vision pinpoints food as one of the most wasted resources and calls for “concerted action” to halve UK household food waste by 2025. Business opportunities from more efficient resource use include:
* Business competitiveness improvements of £330 billion (Eur400 billion)
* The potential for an additional 160,000 people to be employed in the recycling […]

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JDO and Diageo toast new-look Harp Lager

JDO Brand Design & Innovation has created a new look for Diageo Ireland’s Harp brand, which will run on its packaging.

The aim was to increase its relevance to a new generation of drinkers in Northern Ireland and restore some of the  heritage of a brand launched 53 years ago by the Guinness Brewery. JDO used […]

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Nestlé Drives Digital Innovation With Silicon Valley Outpost

  Nestlé Drives Digital Innovation With Silicon Valley Outpost

Nestlé has set up an innovation outpost in Silicon Valley, California to help deepen relationships with consumers online and in social media. The aim is to enhance existing partnerships with the world’s largest technology corporations while looking for pioneers among the thousands of small technology start-ups that Nestlé can work with.
In the fast growing area […]

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PACKAGING INNOVATIONS HAS IT COVERED AT THE NEC 2014

Packaging Innovations 2014 returns to the NEC on 26 and 27 February 2014, offering an array of product launches and packaging solutions, a mass of first time and international exhibitors increasing the range of ideas on offer. So whether it is food and drink packaging, industrial solutions, luxury, cosmetic or pharmaceutical packaging, this show has it covered.
International exhibitor, Schur Star Systems, will be launching its latest developments in the UK. Specifically designed for the […]

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GELITA® Collagen Proteins – Advanced Solutions for a Constantly Changing World of Food Development

 
GELITA, number one in the global collagen protein market, presents smart ways to cope with new requirements for contemporary food. This includes varied texture, new delivery systems and approved health aspects.
 

 
Fortified Gums
This major trend in the US is also growing fast in Asian countries. Either as an application system for different actives or just to […]

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Healthy nutrition for a lifetime

BENEO invites industry visitors to Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) 2013 to view its extensive portfolio of functional ingredients designed to promote healthy eating at every stage of life.
It is never too early to begin thinking about a healthy diet. However, health and taste are inseparable, and consumers will only choose functional food and drink […]

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AUCTION SALE – Due to the Closure of Baby Deli Manchester and a Major Packing Plant – Ends Wednesday 20th November

  AUCTION SALE – Due to the Closure of Baby Deli Manchester and a Major Packing Plant – Ends Wednesday 20th November

GENUINE SALE
 
Buyers Premium only 12.5%
 
No Reserves
 
Equipment briefly comprises of:
Joni Kettle – Audion Electron vffs s/s -16 head multi head weigher – Vegatronic 500 s/s bagging machine – Pallet Inverter – Tray Washer – PALS Labellers – Packing line – Tray sealers  – Tray Washer – Robot Coupe R23 – Mixer – Metal Detector/check weighers – […]

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DecaWave creates 25 jobs in Dublin

  DecaWave creates 25 jobs in Dublin

25 new jobs are being announced at an Irish semiconductor chip company.Dublin-based firm DecaWave plans to fill the engineering, product management and sales and marketing positions over the next 18 months.The new jobs come as the company launches a new semiconductor chip, which promises to make indoor location and communication more effective.
The technology has particular […]

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Accolade Wines to Acquire Leading New Zealand Wine Brands

  Accolade Wines to Acquire Leading New Zealand Wine Brands

Accolade Wines has agreed to buy leading New Zealand brands Mud House and Waipara Hills from prominent New Zealand winemaker, the Mud House Wine Group. The deal is subject to approval byNew Zealand’s Overseas Investment Office.
The brands augment Accolade Wines’ existing portfolio of New Zealand brands and offer the opportunity to grow in significant markets […]

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Profits Fall at Tate & Lyle

  Profits Fall at Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle, the global provider of ingredients and sweeteners to the food, beverage and other industries, has reported a 4% decline in adjusted operating profit to £187 million with adjusted profit before tax down down 3% to £173 million for the six months to 30 September 2013 on sales up 7%  to £1.74 billion. […]

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Chocotech Extends German Production Plant

  Chocotech Extends German Production Plant

Chocotech GmbH, the innovativechocolate and candy solutions specialist, is in the final stages of adding a new 3,000 sq m (32,300 sq ft) kitchen assembly extension to its facility in Wernigerode, Germany. This will increase the manufacturing area to 10,000 sq m (107,600 sq ft) which will allow Chocotech to become more flexible with the […]

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Spiroflow’s Top-notch Testing Steers Customers in the Right Direction

Very few people would buy a new car without a test drive, or a house without at least one visit and evaluation. So why would a manufacturer make a significant investment in new capital machinery without having the chance to test it?
Spiroflow is one of the few suppliers of conveying and weighing equipment to offer […]

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Press Release

Werlte, November 2013 – VTL (Vernetzte-Transport-Logistik GmbH) has ordered  40 new Dry Liner trailers from Krone. . Managing Director Andreas Jäschke has now officially received the first  trailer in Werlte.
 
“Our claim “VTL- green packaged goods cooperation” states it very clearly. We take our responsibility for maintaining the natural environment very seriously.  That is why we […]

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Cadbury Dairy Milk Wrapper Redesign Launches

Confectionary group Cadbury is introducing a more “accessible” Dairy Milk wrapper design on its bars this month as it aims to align the product more closely with its new “informal” marketing campaign.
It’s the 23rd time that Dairy   Milk has been repackaged over the 108 years since the chocolate bar was first introduced and it adds […]

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