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O’Brien Fine Foods expands to UK market with acquisition of London-based food producer

    O’Brien Fine Foods expands to UK market with acquisition of London-based food producer

O’Brien Fine Foods, one of Ireland’s leading producers of cooked meats, including the Brady Family, Homebird, and Green Farm brands, has acquired the brand and business of Bearfields of London,

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BiaVest and Development Capital to acquire Nomadic Dairy from Donegal Investment Group

    BiaVest and Development Capital to acquire Nomadic Dairy from Donegal Investment Group

Specialist food investment group BiaVest has partnered with Development Capital to acquire Donegal-based Nomadic Dairy from Donegal Investment Group plc for an upfront consideration of €23 million and up to

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Irish Government Invests €70 Million to Help Food Producers Develop and Diversify Post Brexit

    Irish Government Invests €70 Million to Help Food Producers Develop and Diversify Post Brexit

The Irish Government has announced that 22 projects in the meat and dairy sectors across the country will receive funding to enable them to develop and diversify, following Britain’s exit from

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Glanbia plc to sell its 40% holding in Glanbia Ireland to Glanbia Co-op for €307 million

    Glanbia plc to sell its 40% holding in Glanbia Ireland to Glanbia Co-op for €307 million

Glanbia plc  and Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding for the sale of the PLC’s 40% interest in Glanbia Ireland DAC to Glanbia Co-op for

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DELI LITES to accelerate international growth with £4 million investment and 45 new jobs

    DELI LITES to accelerate international growth with £4 million investment and 45 new jobs

Warrenpoint-based food-to-go manufacturer DELI LITES has announced it is creating 45 new jobs at its Milltown Industrial Estate factory as part of a £4.3 million investment to support its growth

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Six Key Opportunities in Controlled Environment Agriculture

    Six Key Opportunities in Controlled Environment Agriculture

The global market size for controlled environment agriculture (CEA) is set to reach a market value of $100 billion by 2030, with six potential opportunities capturing $78 billion in market

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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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Stone Bakery creating 20 jobs with £4 million investment in Crossmaglen factory

    Stone Bakery creating 20 jobs with £4 million investment in Crossmaglen factory

The ‘free-from’ bakery company Stone Bakery Ltd has announced it is investing £4 million to refurbish and extend the former Take N’ Bake factory at Crossmaglen in Northern Ireland, a

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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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Britvic to invest £26.9 million in its Rugby site

    Britvic to invest £26.9 million in its Rugby site

As part of its commitment to the continuous improvement of its supply chain, Britvic has announced a £26.9 million investment into the future of its factory at Rugby in England,

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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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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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Pilgrim’s Food Masters begins trading following acquisition

    Pilgrim’s Food Masters begins trading following acquisition

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, the global food company with customers in more than 100 countries, has introduced Pilgrim’s Food Masters, the business formed following the completion of its acquisition of Kerry

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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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Digital process automation – GEA’s new-generation valve control tops enhance operational safety

    Digital process automation – GEA’s new-generation valve control tops enhance operational safety

The market launch of the GEA T.VIS® M-20 control top in September 2021 marks the start of a new era in process automation using GEA valve technology. The new T.VIS M-20 controls and

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David Milner takes on CEO role at St Pierre Groupe

    David Milner takes on CEO role at St Pierre Groupe

David Milner (pictured) has been appointed CEO of St Pierre Groupe, the UK’s fastest growing branded bakery business, three years after joining the board. David Milner, who was responsible for

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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 food and drink exports in the first half of 2021,

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Highland Spring Group’s Chief Executive to step down after 36 years with the business

    Highland Spring Group’s Chief Executive to step down after 36 years with the business

Highland Spring Group, the UK’s leading producer of natural source waters, has announced that Les Montgomery has decided to retire from his full-time role as Chief Executive, to become a

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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 through Made Smarter’s innovative Leadership Programme. Five cohorts of managers

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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 intensify unless critical issues currently threatening UK food supply are

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Saputo to expand its position in the UK and abroad with £23 million acquisition

    Saputo to expand its position in the UK and abroad with £23 million acquisition

Canada-based Saputo Group, which is the ninth biggest dairy processors in the world, has entered into an agreement to acquire the activities of Wensleydale Dairy Products Limited. The business, which

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Molson Coors investing £25 million in UK facilities

    Molson Coors investing £25 million in UK facilities

Molson Coors Beverage Co. is making a $34.6 million (£25 million) investment in its Burton-upon-Trent brewery in the UK to add a new hard seltzer canning line and upgrade its

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UK retail food and grocery market to slow sharply

    UK retail food and grocery market to slow sharply

In its highly anticipated annual retail food and grocery channel forecasts, IGD, provider of foresight and analysis for the food and consumer goods industry, predicts that the unprecedented 8.5% growth in

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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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Princes completes first phase of £60 million Cardiff site investment

    Princes completes first phase of £60 million Cardiff site investment

International food and drink group Princes has completed the first phase of a planned £60 million investment in its Cardiff

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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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Ferrero to acquire Burton’s Biscuit Company

    Ferrero to acquire Burton’s Biscuit Company

CTH, a Belgian Holding Company related to the Ferrero Group, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Burton’s Biscuit

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Deal activity in food and beverage sector rebounds at start of 2021

    Deal activity in food and beverage sector rebounds at start of 2021

New research from leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP finds that deal activity in the food and

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Pladis plans for close its factory in Glasgow

    Pladis plans for close its factory in Glasgow

Pladis, the global snacking company, has announced a proposal to close its factory in Tollcross, Glasgow, subject to a full

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Carbery Group announces US acquisition

    Carbery Group announces US acquisition

Carbery Group, the West Cork-based international ingredients, flavours, and award-winning cheese producer, has announced the acquisition of leading savoury flavour and

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Maximising Food Surplus Redistribution: A Guide For Food Manufacturing Businesses

    Maximising Food Surplus Redistribution: A Guide For Food Manufacturing Businesses

With 16% of adults (one in six people) across England, Wales and Northern Ireland experiencing food insecurity,[1] IGD has launched a

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Valeo Foods sold to Bain Capital

    Valeo Foods sold to Bain Capital

Bain Capital Private Equity, a leading global private investment firm, has signed a definitive agreement with CapVest to acquire Valeo

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75% of Irish food SMEs expect revenue growth in the year ahead

    75% of Irish food SMEs expect revenue growth in the year ahead

Irish food SMEs are optimistic about their growth prospects, according to new research by Love Irish Food and PwC, which found

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Ornua Operating Profit up 69% – robust performance despite Covid-19

    Ornua Operating Profit up 69% – robust performance despite Covid-19

Ornua, one of Ireland’s leading dairy companies, has published its operating and financial results for the twelve months ending 26th December

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Baker & Baker launched as a standalone business to facilitate growth

    Baker & Baker launched as a standalone business to facilitate growth

Baker & Baker, a specialist European bakery products manufacturer headquartered at the Wirral in the UK, has been formally launched

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Tate & Lyle launches Stabiliser University™ to share stabiliser science expertise with food and beverage formulators

    Tate & Lyle launches Stabiliser University™ to share stabiliser science expertise with food and beverage formulators

Tate & Lyle, a leading UK and global provider of food and beverage solutions and ingredients, has announce the launch

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Danone Wexford produces Europe’s first formula milk in an innovative, pre-measured tab format

    Danone Wexford produces Europe’s first formula milk in an innovative, pre-measured tab format

Danone is producing Europe’s first formula milk in an innovative, pre-measured tab format  at the French food group’s formula milk

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New CEO for Müller Yogurt & Desserts

    New CEO for Müller Yogurt & Desserts

Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller has appointed Justin Cook (pictured) as Chief Executive Officer of Müller Yogurt & Desserts (MYD) in the

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Lidl Ireland announces €10 million deal with Dublin-based Manning’s Bakery

    Lidl Ireland announces €10 million deal with Dublin-based Manning’s Bakery

Lidl Ireland has announced a multi-million-euro deal with Coolock-based Manning’s Bakery to the value of €10 million which will see

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Hyperspectral imaging – the stuff of science coming to an automated food line near you

    Hyperspectral imaging – the stuff of science coming to an automated food line near you

Vision can be deployed in a number of different ways on a food processing line to tell if food is

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Future of Food Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – March 18th

    Future of Food Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar – March 18th

The Future of Food Online Webinar will be held on Thursday, March 18th. The event is the latest in the

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Budweiser Brewing Group investing more than £115 million in its UK breweries

    Budweiser Brewing Group investing more than £115 million in its UK breweries

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, part of AB InBev, has announced a £115 million+ investment in its two major UK breweries

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Welsh food and drink manufacturers offered support to improve sustainability

    Welsh food and drink manufacturers offered support to improve sustainability

Welsh food and drink companies are being offered funded support to help improve their sustainability. Eligible companies can receive assistance

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First Milk announces £12.5 million investment in cheese and whey processing facilities

    First Milk announces £12.5 million investment in cheese and whey processing facilities

First Milk, a wholly British farmer-owned dairy co-operative, has announced a further significant capital investment in its cheese and whey

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Diageo completes acquisition of Chase Distillery

    Diageo completes acquisition of Chase Distillery

Diageo has completed the acquisition of Chase Distillery. Herefordshire-based Chase Distillery is the owner of Chase GB Gin and the

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Mackie’s of Scotland invests in the future after recording a strong year

    Mackie’s of Scotland invests in the future after recording a strong year

One of Scotland’s top food brands has recorded bumper chocolate and take-home ice cream sales as it reinvests millions into

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Wyke Farms achieves record turnover

    Wyke Farms achieves record turnover

Wyke Farms, one of the largest independent cheese makers and milk processors in the UK producing over 18,000 tonnes of

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Jameson Delivers Record Volume Growth in Key Markets

    Jameson Delivers Record Volume Growth in Key Markets

Irish Distillers, producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys headed by the Jameson brand, has

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The Top 5 Technologies Transforming Food and Agriculture in the Next Decade

    The Top 5 Technologies Transforming Food and Agriculture in the Next Decade

It is harder than ever before to be a food or agriculture company. Smaller competitors are using digital tools, novel

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First Call for €100 million Brexit Scheme for Irish Agri-food Sector

    First Call for €100 million Brexit Scheme for Irish Agri-food Sector

The Irish Government has opened the first call for applications under its €100m Scheme for the Agri-food sector. The Scheme

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£15 million investment at Bournville to create a new production line for Cadbury Dairy Milk tablets

    £15 million investment at Bournville to create a new production line for Cadbury Dairy Milk tablets

Mondelēz International, makers of the UK’s favourite treats including Cadbury Dairy Milk, BelVita, Maynard’s Bassetts and OREO, has announced plans

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Roger Angold wins Lifetime Achievement Award

    Roger Angold wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Lead scientific consultant at Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL), Roger Angold, has been presented with the Food and Drink Federation’s

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Diageo Shows Resilience

    Diageo Shows Resilience

Diageo has reported a 4.5% decline in net sales to £6.9 billion for the first half ended 31 December 2020,

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Online Directory helps Welsh food and drink manufacturers showcase their products globally

    Online Directory helps Welsh food and drink manufacturers showcase their products globally

Welsh food and drink manufacturers are being encouraged to take up a free listing in an online directory which allows

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Abergavenny Fine Food Co. sells blended cheese business to focus on growth areas

    Abergavenny Fine Food Co. sells blended cheese business to focus on growth areas

Welsh food manufacturer The Abergavenny Fine Food Co. has sold its blended cheese business to Somerdale International, the British cheese

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Irish Food and drink 2020 exports steadied to 2% decline in period of record economic disruption

    Irish Food and drink 2020 exports steadied to 2% decline in period of record economic disruption

New figures released in the annual Bord Bia Export Performance and Prospects report 2020/2021 show that the value of exports of Irish

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Valeo Foods Group acquires leading German confectionery business

    Valeo Foods Group acquires leading German confectionery business

Valeo Foods Group has acquired Schluckwerder Holding, the leading specialist producer of confectionery products popular throughout Germany and internationally, from

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Donegal Gaeltacht company acquired by American-based manufacturer

    Donegal Gaeltacht company acquired by American-based manufacturer

A Donegal Gaeltacht company that makes food packaging for a broad range of customers – including multiples like Tesco, Asda

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