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Acquisition puts growth on the menu for Suffolk flavourings manufacturer

    Acquisition puts growth on the menu for Suffolk flavourings manufacturer

Suffolk-based food flavouring and extract manufacturer Omega Ingredients has been acquired by global fragrance and flavouring leader Robertet Group in a deal originated and supported by FRP Corporate Finance. Omega

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Chivas Brothers to invest £88 million in expansion of two distilleries

    Chivas Brothers to invest £88 million in expansion of two distilleries

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky business of Pernod Ricard, is to invest £88 million into Aberlour and Miltonduff, two of its strategic single malt distilleries. The investment will go into

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Venue for 2022 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – May 25th & 26th – changed to RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin

    Venue for 2022 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – May 25th & 26th – changed to RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin

The 2022 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition will be held over two days – on 25th and 26th of May – at the RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin.

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Bord Bia announces appointment of Interim CEO

    Bord Bia announces appointment of Interim CEO

Bord Bia, the Government agency responsible for the promotion of the food, drink, and horticulture industry globally, has announced that Michael Murphy (pictured above), Organisation and Industry Talent Development Director,

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New Chief Executive for Federation of Bakers

    New Chief Executive for Federation of Bakers

The Federation of Bakers (FOB) has appointed a new Chief Executive, Andrew Pyne (pictured above), who has taken over from Gordon Polson. Andrew Pyne brings a wealth of knowledge and

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Irish Distillers appoints new Chairman and CEO

    Irish Distillers appoints new Chairman and CEO

Irish Distillers, producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has announced that Chairman and CEO, Conor McQuaid will leave his current role to take up

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Jay Cooper appointed President, Northern Europe at Mondelēz International

    Jay Cooper appointed President, Northern Europe at Mondelēz International

Mondelēz International has appointed Jay Cooper (pictured) as President, Northern Europe. He will be responsible for Mondelēz International’s businesses in the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, where Mondelēz

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Federation of Bakers calls for British Government action to avert impending bread crisis

    Federation of Bakers calls for British Government action to avert impending bread crisis

Gordon Polson, Chief Executive of the Federation of Bakers has written to the Rt Hon George Eustice MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, calling for action

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2022 – 25th & 26th May, Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2022 – 25th & 26th May, Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

The 2022 National Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition will be held over two days – on 25th and 26th of May – at the Citywest Convention Centre in Dublin. Incorporating a

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Bord Bia introduces new Food Processor Standard

    Bord Bia introduces new Food Processor Standard

Bord Bia has developed a new Food Processor Standard (FPS), which combines and replaces the Meat Processor Quality Assurance Standard* (MPQAS) and the Prepared Fruit and Vegetable Standard (PFVS). The Standard is designed to

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IFEX is back – 29th-31st March – TEC, Belfast

    IFEX is back – 29th-31st March – TEC, Belfast

IFEX, Northern Ireland’s largest foodservice, hospitality, and retail event returns to the TEC, Belfast from 29th–31st March and celebrating its 25th anniversary, it is one of the most eagerly anticipated

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Growing appetite worldwide for super-premium and prestige Irish whiskeys

    Growing appetite worldwide for super-premium and prestige Irish whiskeys

The Irish Whiskey Association has welcomed new figures which show that Irish whiskey is becoming an increasingly significant player in the higher-end whiskey market, with increased supply of super-premium and

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New printed packaging service launched for food and drink SMEs

    New printed packaging service launched for food and drink SMEs

One of the UK’s leading label manufacturers is disrupting the packaging market with the launch of its new service to provide SMEs with greater flexibility and more affordable packaging solutions.

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Bord Bia CEO to step down

    Bord Bia CEO to step down

Bord Bia, the Irish Government agency responsible for the promotion of the food, drink, and horticulture industry globally, has announced that its Chief Executive Officer Tara McCarthy (pictured) is to

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British Bakels Celebrates 75 Years with Launch of New Report

    British Bakels Celebrates 75 Years with Launch of New Report

British Bakels, manufacturers and distributors of bread, pastry, cake and confectionery ingredients, is celebrating 75 years since it was founded in 1947. To mark this achievement, the company has collaborated

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Britvic launches new digital studio

    Britvic launches new digital studio

Britvic is scaling up its online ambitions with the launch of its first global digital strategy and content studio to work on iconic brands such as Tango, Purdey’s and Aqua Libra.  Named Infused, the

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Dawn Allen Appointed Chief Financial Officer of Tate & Lyle

    Dawn Allen Appointed Chief Financial Officer of Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle PLC has announced the appointment of Dawn Allen (pictured) to the position of Chief Financial Officer, and to the Board of Tate & Lyle, with effect from

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Müller Milk & Ingredients aims to maintain 99% service levels with major recruitment drive

    Müller Milk & Ingredients aims to maintain 99% service levels with major recruitment drive

Müller Milk & Ingredients (MMI) has launched a significant recruitment push in order to maintain its first class customer service levels in 2022. Müller Milk & Ingredients aims to be Britain’s

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Over 1,100 food and drink acquisitions in 2021

    Over 1,100 food and drink acquisitions in 2021

2021 was another record year for food and drink industry transactions, with 1,116 registered on the Zenith Global mergers and acquisitions database, an average of 21 each week. The total

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Irish Food and Drink Exports Enjoyed a Record Year as Value of Sales Up 4% to €13.5 billion in 2021

    Irish Food and Drink Exports Enjoyed a Record Year as Value of Sales Up 4% to €13.5 billion in 2021

The value of Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture exports increased by 4% to a record €13.5 billion in 2021, despite the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit on trading. Ireland exported

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BevExpo launches new initiative for drinks manufacturers in 2022

    BevExpo launches new initiative for drinks manufacturers in 2022

BevExpo’s new Taste Town showcases drinks manufacturers and their products, adding a new area to the existing exhibition and seminar spaces. With brands such as Decorrum and Skinny Brands already

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Redesdale Group launches a new €75 million food and beverage fund in Ireland

    Redesdale Group launches a new €75 million food and beverage fund in Ireland

Redesdale Group has launched the Redesdale Food & Beverage Fund, a new €75 million fund, which will invest in the future of food & beverage by providing seed and early

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Food and drink manufacturers help Made Smarter reach major milestone

    Food and drink manufacturers help Made Smarter reach major milestone

A new wave of manufacturers in the food and drink industry have helped Made Smarter’s trailblazing technology adoption programme mark its third anniversary by reaching a major milestone. Three years

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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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