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UK hospitality’s supply issues continue

    UK hospitality’s supply issues continue

Hospitality businesses face a damaging combination of mounting costs and supply problems, CGA and Fourth’s new Business Confidence Survey reveals. The exclusive survey of industry leaders shows more than two in three

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Boyne Valley Food Hub to be at the forefront of innovation in vibrant Irish food sector

    Boyne Valley Food Hub to be at the forefront of innovation in vibrant Irish food sector

The sod has been turned at the Boyne Valley Food Hub, a flagship project of the Boyne Valley Food Innovation District in County Meath, Ireland. The project will transform almost

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Award for ReCover Packaging for new technology which reduces food waste and improves plastic recycling

    Award for ReCover Packaging for new technology which reduces food waste and improves plastic recycling

An innovative and entrepreneurial Scottish company which makes a significant contribution to food safety and reducing unrecyclable plastic waste has won an £80,000 award to help take its business to

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Belfast Distillery Company invests £22 million in new J&J McConnell’s Distillery and Visitor Centre

    Belfast Distillery Company invests £22 million in new J&J McConnell’s Distillery and Visitor Centre

Belfast Distillery Company is to invest £22.3 million at Crumlin Road Gaol. The major investment includes plans to regenerate the A Wing of the Crumlin Road Gaol into the J&J McConnell’s

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Bord Bia appoints new Chief Executive Officer

    Bord Bia appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Bord Bia, the semi-state agency responsible for the promotion, trade development, and marketing of Irish food, drink, and horticulture in Ireland and globally, has appointed Jim O’Toole (pictured) as its

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Leading Foodservice Provider Unveils Ambitious Expansion Plans for Northern Ireland

    Leading Foodservice Provider Unveils Ambitious Expansion Plans for Northern Ireland

Leading foodservice provider Sysco Ireland has revealed plans to double the size of its Northern Ireland operation within five years as part of an ambitious growth strategy. To support this

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Britvic opens new state-of-the-art canning line

    Britvic opens new state-of-the-art canning line

Britvic has officially opened its most recent canning line at the soft drink manufacturer’s its largest production site at Rugby in England. The state-of-the-art line, already producing internationally known brands including Tango, Pepsi

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Lakes Ice Cream in Kendal backed by Made Smarter’s North West Adoption Programme

    Lakes Ice Cream in Kendal backed by Made Smarter’s North West Adoption Programme

An ice cream manufacturer is ready for the summer rush after using technology to transform with the support of Made Smarter. Lakes Ice Cream, based in Kendal, makes 1.2 million

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Food and drink industry accounts for 6% of UK administrations in 2022

    Food and drink industry accounts for 6% of UK administrations in 2022

The food and drink industry accounted for 6% of administrations in the first six months of the year – the sixth highest sector in the UK – according to analysis

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Premier Foods to acquire The Spice Tailor in £43.8 million deal

    Premier Foods to acquire The Spice Tailor in £43.8 million deal

Premier Foods, one of the UK’s largest food manufacturers, has agreed to acquire The Spice Tailor, a premium, authentic Indian and South East Asian meal kits and accompaniments brand, for

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Diageo to Invest €200 Million in Ireland’s First Purpose-Built Carbon Neutral Brewery in Kildare

    Diageo to Invest €200 Million in Ireland’s First Purpose-Built Carbon Neutral Brewery in Kildare

Diageo plans to invest €200 million in Ireland’s first purpose-built carbon neutral brewery on a greenfield site in Littleconnell, Newbridge, County Kildare. The new facility will brew lagers and ales

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Research network to help UK agri-food industry reach net zero

    Research network to help UK agri-food industry reach net zero

A novel network of researchers is set to help the UK’s agri-food industry move one step closer to net zero. Funded to the tune of £5 million, the network will

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Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – October 13th 2022 – Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

    Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – October 13th 2022 – Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which is being held at the SEC Glasgow on the 13th of October 2022, will serve as a national forum for manufacturers

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UK dairy farmers warn labour shortages are threatening food production and fuelling inflationary pressures

    UK dairy farmers warn labour shortages are threatening food production and fuelling inflationary pressures

The UK’s leading dairy co-operative, Arla Foods, has warned that a chronic shortage of suitably-qualified farm workers is already reducing production of nutritious dairy products and contributing to food price

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£3.2 million for food and drink tech hub in Scottish Highlands

    £3.2 million for food and drink tech hub in Scottish Highlands

A project to create a food and drink technology centre in the Highlands has secured more than £3.2 million investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE); including £1.2 million of

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UK food and drink manufacturing output falls as firms push through record price rises

    UK food and drink manufacturing output falls as firms push through record price rises

According to the Lloyds Bank UK Sector Tracker, UK food and drink manufacturing output contracted for the first time in 10 months in May, as input cost inflation drove producers

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Work starts on new €200 million continental cheese factory

    Work starts on new €200 million continental cheese factory

Representatives from Glanbia Co-op, international dairy producer Royal A-ware and the Irish Government recently took part in the turning of the sod at the site of a new continental cheese

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Irish Distillers announces plans for Midleton Distillery to become carbon neutral by 2026

    Irish Distillers announces plans for Midleton Distillery to become carbon neutral by 2026

Irish Distillers will invest €50 million in its Midleton Distillery in County Cork over the next four years to deliver a carbon neutral operation by the end of 2026. This

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Small Robot Company launches robot services to 50 farms

    Small Robot Company launches robot services to 50 farms

Small Robot Company (SRC), a British agritech start-up for sustainable farming, has launched its commercial Per Plant Farming robot services. Pilot trials this season have revealed herbicide applications can be

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Zeus acquires two UK packaging companies in an agreement worth in excess of €25 million

    Zeus acquires two UK packaging companies in an agreement worth in excess of €25 million

Zeus, the Irish-owned global packaging solutions company, has announced the acquisition of two UK packaging companies, Swanline Group and its sister company BoxMart, in an agreement worth in excess of

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Irish Whiskey Association publishes roadmap to make Irish distilleries the most sustainable in the world

    Irish Whiskey Association publishes roadmap to make Irish distilleries the most sustainable in the world

The Irish whiskey industry will lead the way in making Ireland the home of the world’s most sustainable distilleries and whiskey brands. That’s according to the Irish Whiskey Association, which

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Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – TEC, Belfast – 23rd June 2022

    Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – TEC, Belfast – 23rd June 2022

Expected to attract more than 2,000 visitors, the Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition is being held at the TEC, Belfast, on Thursday, 23rd of June 2022.

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UK’s biggest food businesses join pioneering climate learning programme

    UK’s biggest food businesses join pioneering climate learning programme

Senior leaders from a range of leading food businesses have joined the Future Food Movement’s Accelerator programme, which aims to upskill the food and drink industry on critical climate issues. Its

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Teagasc Researcher Diarmuid Sheehan receives International Dairy Foods Association Research award

    Teagasc Researcher Diarmuid Sheehan receives International Dairy Foods Association Research award

Diarmuid Sheehan, from the Teagasc Food Research programme, has been announced as the 2022 recipient of the International Dairy Foods

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More jobs and lower emissions as Scottish distillery expands

    More jobs and lower emissions as Scottish distillery expands

A project by a rural Highland distillery to reduce its carbon footprint while increasing productivity and creating jobs has secured

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Irish food businesses face tidal wave of challenges but still expect growth

    Irish food businesses face tidal wave of challenges but still expect growth

Research published by Love Irish Food and PwC and conducted among Irish food businesses, the 2022 SME Food Barometer points to the confidence of Irish food

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Greencore Group appoints new CEO

    Greencore Group appoints new CEO

Greencore Group plc, a leading manufacturer of convenience foods in the UK, has appointed Dalton Philips as Chief Executive Officer

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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