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From Farm to fork: how Made Smarter is giving food and drink makers the ingredients for digitalisation

    From Farm to fork: how Made Smarter is giving food and drink makers the ingredients for digitalisation

UK food and drink makers, with the support of Made Smarter, are using technology and digital skills to navigate the major challenges of coronavirus, Brexit, and climate change. The Made

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Private labels are poised to increase sales as leading FMCG brands pass on inflationary price increases to consumers

    Private labels are poised to increase sales as leading FMCG brands pass on inflationary price increases to consumers

Findings from IRI’s biannual ‘FMCG Demand Signals’ report reveals how demand for major supermarkets’ own private labels have dragged, preventing them from capitalising on potential growth in value sales, despite

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Siemens’ Solid Edge 2022 brings design automation, more accessible part manufacturing and greater collaboration

    Siemens’ Solid Edge 2022 brings design automation, more accessible part manufacturing and greater collaboration

Siemens Digital Industries Software has released the 2022 version of Solid Edge® software, which brings embedded rules-based design automation, greater capabilities to work with point-cloud, mesh and imported data without

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Dublin Port Company to open €48 million Dublin Inland Port

    Dublin Port Company to open €48 million Dublin Inland Port

Dublin Port Company (DPC) has announced that Dublin Inland Port will open in early November 2021, with Dublin Ferryport Terminals (DFT) confirmed as the first company licensed to begin operating

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Food’s Great Reset – 2 Sisters owner’s stark ‘food is too cheap’ message as inflation spirals

    Food’s Great Reset – 2 Sisters owner’s stark ‘food is too cheap’ message as inflation spirals

Cash-strapped British shoppers are facing a ‘Great Food Reset’ with less choice and higher prices, according to the owner of one of the nation’s biggest food producers. Ranjit Singh Boparan,

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€20.5 million funding recommendation by the European Commission for five Irish start-ups

    €20.5 million funding recommendation by the European Commission for five Irish start-ups

The European Commission has released evaluation results showing that five Enterprise Ireland-backed companies have been recommended for more than €20.5 million in funding from the first final-stage European Innovation Council

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Irish Construction – New orders continue to rise sharply, despite rate of growth softening

    Irish Construction – New orders continue to rise sharply, despite rate of growth softening

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted 56.3 in September. Although dipping from 57.5 in August and

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Manufacturing & Supply Chain 365 Online Exhibition – Exhibitor Focus – Manufacturing Excellence

    Manufacturing & Supply Chain 365 Online Exhibition – Exhibitor Focus – Manufacturing Excellence

We help companies increase productivity and profitability by providing integrated training, consultancy and implementation support in Lean and Agile thinking at all levels. Our clients range from companies new to

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Two thirds of companies in Ireland are not confident they could reach carbon neutrality by 2030

    Two thirds of companies in Ireland are not confident they could reach carbon neutrality by 2030

New data from the inaugural EY Ireland State of Sustainability report reveals that although 41% of businesses believe the pandemic has spurred them to improve their sustainability efforts, two thirds (66%) are doubtful they could reach

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Irish Whiskey Association calls for changes to rules governing Irish Whiskey to promote sustainability and better reflect tradition

    Irish Whiskey Association calls for changes to rules governing Irish Whiskey to promote sustainability and better reflect tradition

The Irish Whiskey Association has submitted proposals for several amendments to the Irish Whiskey Product Specification, which defines the production processes and other rules governing the Irish Whiskey Geographic Indication. These

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2021 – 23rd & 24th November – RDS Simmonscourt , Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2021 – 23rd & 24th November – RDS Simmonscourt , Dublin

Following a period of unprecedented change and upheaval in the manufacturing and supply chain sector over the past 18 months the organisers of The National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference

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Iarnród Éireann and XPO Logistics begin new rail freight service between Port of Waterford and Ballina

    Iarnród Éireann and XPO Logistics begin new rail freight service between Port of Waterford and Ballina

Iarnród Eireann and XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of freight transportation solutions, have launched a new rail freight service in each direction between Ballina, Co Mayo and Waterford. The new rail service began weekly operations on September 29th and

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85% of Industrial Businesses to Increase Investment in Digital Transformation and Sustainability

    85% of Industrial Businesses to Increase Investment in Digital Transformation and Sustainability

AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software, driving digital transformation and sustainability, reveals that 85% of businesses plan to increase their investment in digital transformation over the next three years in

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Bord na Móna to develop Ireland’s first business park co-located with large scale renewable energy

    Bord na Móna to develop Ireland’s first business park co-located with large scale renewable energy

The Midland’s Region is set to receive an economic boost following the announcement that  Bord na Móna is to develop Ireland’s first dedicated renewable energy business park on 3,000 hectares

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Britvic Ireland awarded Origin Green Gold Membership for 2021

    Britvic Ireland awarded Origin Green Gold Membership for 2021

Britvic Ireland, the largest soft drinks manufacturer in the Republic of Ireland, has been awarded Origin Green Gold Membership for 2021, joining a committed group of leading food and drink

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Driving Productivity – Four strategic challenges to strengthen competitiveness and achieve sustainable and inclusive growth in the Irish economy

    Driving Productivity – Four strategic challenges to strengthen competitiveness and achieve sustainable and inclusive growth in the Irish economy

The Chair of the National Competitiveness and Productivity Council (NCPC), Dr Frances Ruane, has launched Ireland’s Competitiveness Challenge 2021 report. The Competitiveness Challenge 2021 notes that despite positive forecasts, considerable uncertainty remains with regards

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British Irish Chamber calls for ‘Shared Islands Fund’ to Reboot the UK–Ireland Economic Relationship

    British Irish Chamber calls for ‘Shared Islands Fund’ to Reboot the UK–Ireland Economic Relationship

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has today unveiled its Budget 2022 submission calling for the establishment of a ‘Shared Islands Fund’ to reboot the economic relationship between Ireland and

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Irish Construction industry advised to be aware of over-ambitious targets in government capital spending programme

    Irish Construction industry advised to be aware of over-ambitious  targets in government capital spending programme

It would be prudent for the Irish construction industry to discount over-ambitious targets in the next version of the National Development Plan (NDP) as they could be sacrificed from 2023

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Launch of Inaugural Guaranteed Irish Business Awards

    Launch of Inaugural Guaranteed Irish Business Awards

Championing Irish business since 1974, Guaranteed Irish has launched its first-ever business awards, created to deliver a national celebration of trusted businesses, both homegrown and international, who have shown resilience,

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Fewer UK Sectors Grow as Staff Shortages Bite

    Fewer UK Sectors Grow as Staff Shortages Bite

The number of UK sectors reporting output growth fell to a six-month low in August, as the impact of labour shortages intensified, according to the latest Lloyds Bank UK Recovery

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Irish Roots, Global Opportunities: Ornua Seeks 15 Graduates for Industry Leading Graduate Programme

    Irish Roots, Global Opportunities: Ornua Seeks 15 Graduates for Industry Leading Graduate Programme

Ornua, owner of Kerrygold, Ireland’s only billion-euro food brand, has launched its search for the organisation’s next generation of leaders through its 2022 Graduate Programme. The programme is looking for

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British Irish Chamber welcomes UK Government announcement to delay import controls for EU goods

    British Irish Chamber welcomes UK Government announcement to delay import controls for EU goods

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the announcement by the UK Government that it will delay the introduction of import controls for EU goods entering Great Britain. Speaking

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Amazon to open its first fulfilment centre in the Republic of Ireland

    Amazon to open its first fulfilment centre in the Republic of Ireland

Amazon has announced plans to open its first fulfilment centre in the Republic of Ireland, creating 500 new permanent jobs to help meet customer demand. The state-of-the-art fulfilment centre, which will

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Made Smarter to boost the North West’s £10 billion chemical industry

    Made Smarter to boost the North West’s £10 billion chemical industry

The £10 billion chemical industry in the North West of England is set to grow further thanks to the support

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Register to Attend The 2021 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – 23rd & 24th November, RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin

    Register to Attend The 2021 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – 23rd & 24th November, RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin

Free registration is now open for the 2021 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition. Incorporating a comprehensive conference programme and

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UK Food and drink exports recovering in non-EU markets

    UK Food and drink exports recovering in non-EU markets

Sales of UK food and drink to non-EU countries were up 13%, accounting for 46.6% (£4.3 billion) of all UK

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Eatron and WMG win funding for project COBRA

    Eatron and WMG win funding for project COBRA

A new partnership between Eatron Technologies and WMG has been formed for the COBRA (‘Cloud/Onboard Battery Remaining useful life Algorithm)

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Irish tech companies raise record venture capital funding

    Irish tech companies raise record venture capital funding

Venture capital investment into Irish tech firms in the second quarter this year hit a record €392 million, up 7.6%

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UK construction output grows in Q2 although monthly data points to a slowdown in activity

    UK construction output grows in Q2 although monthly data points to a slowdown in activity

While the UK construction industry contracted sharply by 14% in 2020, a strong recovery is expected, with output forecast to

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Countdown to first UK live event for the processing and packaging industry

    Countdown to first UK live event for the processing and packaging industry

In a few weeks’ time, PPMA Show 2021 will return to the NEC Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, from September 28th-

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Lack of investment in cyber security leaves many Irish businesses feeling exposed

    Lack of investment in cyber security leaves many Irish businesses feeling exposed

More than half of Irish cyber security teams (52%) fear they are exposed to a major breach which could be

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5 Key Reasons Behind the HGV Driver Crisis

    5 Key Reasons Behind the HGV Driver Crisis

As the current shortage of HGV drivers causes widespread chaos across multiple sectors, the fragility of our national supply chains

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Post-Brexit products certification postponed to avoid supply crisis

    Post-Brexit products certification postponed to avoid supply crisis

Manufacturers have won an extra year to get products tested to comply with new UK certification rules originally due to

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Tyndall and Net Feasa Driving the Future of Smart Cargo Transport

    Tyndall and Net Feasa Driving the Future of Smart Cargo Transport

Shipping lines, freight forwarders and haulage companies are under increasing pressure to minimise transport costs, ensure on-time delivery and meet

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The New Reality: Opportunities in Augmented Reality to Explode in Coming Years

    The New Reality: Opportunities in Augmented Reality to Explode in Coming Years

Consumer mass-market augmented reality (AR) products and applications could become the fourth wave of modern technological progress, following the PC

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The Deluxe Group creates 30 jobs in Portadown following multi-million pound global success

    The Deluxe Group creates 30 jobs in Portadown following multi-million pound global success

The Deluxe Group, a Portadown-based bespoke manufacturing company, has created over 30 new jobs in a £1.7 million investment to

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Staff shortages and rising input costs slow pace of UK economic growth

    Staff shortages and rising input costs slow pace of UK economic growth

The number of UK sectors reporting output growth was not unanimous for the first time since March in July, as

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Food and drink manufacturers prepare for challenges of digital future with Leadership Programme

    Food and drink manufacturers prepare for challenges of digital future with Leadership Programme

Food and drink manufacturers are among 60 digital leaders now with the vision and the skills to pursue smarter manufacturing

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Huge demand for warehouse workers in Midlands

    Huge demand for warehouse workers in Midlands

A leading warehouse recruiter is helping to tackle the huge demand for staff in the Midlands. Redwigwam is working with

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Dublin City University calls on entrepreneurs looking to launch their next great business idea

    Dublin City University calls on entrepreneurs looking to launch their next great business idea

Dublin City University is calling on anyone with a great early-stage business idea which is based on technology, to take

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Double-digit growth forecast for UK construction for 2021

    Double-digit growth forecast for UK construction for 2021

Construction output is forecast to rise by 14 per cent in 2021 and 6.3 per cent next year, according to

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Irish Manufacturing sector maintains rapid growth in July

    Irish Manufacturing sector maintains rapid growth in July

Business conditions at Irish manufacturers continued to improve markedly in July, according to the latest AIB PMI® data. New order

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Resource and staff shortages constrain growth and drive up costs at UK manufacturers in July

    Resource and staff shortages constrain growth and drive up costs at UK manufacturers in July

The UK manufacturing upturn remained solid in July. Although rates of expansion in output and new orders slowed, they remained

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2 Sisters founder’s empty shelves warning as perfect storm grips food sector

    2 Sisters founder’s empty shelves warning as perfect storm grips food sector

The founder of one of Britain’s biggest food producers claims UK supermarket shelves will be bare and panic buying will

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Manufacturing & Supply Chain 365 Online Exhibition – Exhibitor Focus

    Manufacturing & Supply Chain 365 Online Exhibition – Exhibitor Focus

The Manufacturing & Supply Chain 365 Online Exhibition, organised by Premier Publishing & Events, was created for the manufacturing and

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Advanced track-and-trace platform to drive easier regulatory compliance and improvements in product quality, safety, and sustainability

    Advanced track-and-trace platform to drive easier regulatory compliance and improvements in product quality, safety, and sustainability

Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, has announced a partnership with Kezzler AS,

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British industry’s dependence on EU ebbs away

    British industry’s dependence on EU ebbs away

Britain’s manufacturers were seeing their dependence on the EU as an export market decline even before the impact of full

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New SEAI scheme will support SMEs to take control of their energy use

    New SEAI scheme will support SMEs to take control of their energy use

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is encouraging Irish SMEs to take control of their energy use with the launch

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Invest NI describes 2020/21 as a year of business resilience

    Invest NI describes 2020/21 as a year of business resilience

Invest Northern Ireland has released its end of year results, including the final outturn against its four year business strategy

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UK businesses forecast record growth in employment

    UK businesses forecast record growth in employment

UK business optimism continued to strengthen midway through the year, as expectations of a strong recovery enabled firms to plan

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Scottish private sector ends second quarter with further rapid expansion

    Scottish private sector ends second quarter with further rapid expansion

Scottish private sector firms registered another solid performance during June, according to the latest Royal Bank of Scotland PMI®, as

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Cause for optimism as NI’s economic recovery gathers pace

    Cause for optimism as NI’s economic recovery gathers pace

Northern Ireland’s economic recovery strengthened during Q2 2021 with signs of confidence returning to both the manufacturing and services sectors,

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Food manufacturers secure Made Smarter support

    Food manufacturers secure Made Smarter support

Food manufacturers have secured support from a programme helping businesses boost productivity and growth using digital tools. The latest businesses

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5G-ENCODE partners with Accedian to prove the value of 5G for manufacturing through advanced analytics

    5G-ENCODE partners with Accedian to prove the value of 5G for manufacturing through advanced analytics

5G-ENCODE, a pioneering project that aims to make the benefits of 5G a reality for UK manufacturers, has announced a

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‘Irish Whiskey Global’ report launched

    ‘Irish Whiskey Global’ report launched

More international trade deals are key to the continued growth of the Irish Whiskey industry. That’s according to a new

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UK manufacturer developing world class talent

    UK manufacturer developing world class talent

UK Soft drinks manufacturer Clearly Drinks is leading the way with its World Class Operator programme, which looks to nurture and

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Kerry transforms with two €800+ million deals

    Kerry transforms with two €800+ million deals

Kerry Group plc, the global taste & nutrition company, has agreed to acquire Hare Topco, trading as Niacet Corp, for

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Clustering companies will strengthen Irish border region economy

    Clustering companies will strengthen Irish border region economy

IT Sligo is leading a new initiative, funded by Enterprise Ireland and in partnership with Letterkenny and Dundalk Institutes of

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