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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 report launched by the Irish Whiskey Association. ‘Irish Whiskey Global’ is the

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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 manufacturing site, with the installation of seven new state-of-the-art soft

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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 €853 million and is simultaneously selling its Meats and Meals

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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 Company from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board. Burton’s employs approximately

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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 beverage sector increased in the first quarter of 2021, recording

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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 and meaningful consultation with employees. The proposal would put 468

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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 ingredient supplier, Innova Flavors, from Griffith Foods Worldwide.  The new

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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 new guide to help manufacturing companies increase their redistribution of surplus food. Maximising

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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 Foods Group, a leading pan European food business, in a

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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 that 75% of companies operating in the sector are anticipating

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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 2020 with group turnover reaching €2.3 billion. Group EBITDA* grew

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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 following the separation of CSM Bakery Solutions. The €400 million

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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 of Stabiliser University™, a new online modular course designed to

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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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Eight Fifty Food Group Acquires Carroll’s Cuisine

    Eight Fifty Food Group Acquires Carroll’s Cuisine

Eight Fifty Food Group, a leading supplier of both branded and own-label seafood and pork controlled by CapVest Partners, the

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Endress+Hauser Partners with Breweries

    Endress+Hauser Partners with Breweries

Beer is brewed using naturally grown products that vary from year to year and from harvest to harvest. The brewer

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€100 Million Brexit Scheme For Irish Agri-food Sector

    €100 Million Brexit Scheme For Irish Agri-food Sector

The Irish Government has launched a new €100 million Scheme for the food processing sector, in recognition of the sector’s

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Grote Company Announces Move, Expansion of European HQ

    Grote Company Announces Move, Expansion of European HQ

Grote Company, an industrial food slicing and assembly equipment manufacturer, has moved their European office from Wrexham to Deeside. The

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Irish food and agribusinesses turn to automation to help solve manufacturing challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and get ready for Brexit

    Irish food and agribusinesses turn to automation to help solve manufacturing challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and get ready for Brexit

Ifac, Ireland’s farming, food and agribusiness professional services firm, and Reliance Automation have joined forces to support Irish food businesses

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Meade Potato Company enters the potato starch market with innovative extraction plant in Ireland

    Meade Potato Company enters the potato starch market with innovative extraction plant in Ireland

Irish potato grower and packer Meade Potato Company has entered the starch commodity market by extracting starch from surplus potatoes

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Ornua Ingredients Europe unveils new pizza cheese range targeted at £2.1 billion UK pizza delivery market

    Ornua Ingredients Europe unveils new pizza cheese range targeted at £2.1 billion UK pizza delivery market

Ornua Ingredients Europe has unveiled a new range of pizza cheeses through its Spinneyfields brand. The Spinneyfields, Consistent Shred™ Pizza

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Irish whiskey industry invested €1.55 billion in all-island economy over last 10 years

    Irish whiskey industry invested €1.55 billion in all-island economy over last 10 years

The Irish industry invested €1.55 billion in the all-island economy from 2010 to 2020, while the value of Irish whiskey

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Crust and Crumb to invest over £5 million

    Crust and Crumb to invest over £5 million

Crust and Crumb, the Fermanagh-based bakery, has announced a major £5.8 million investment. The investment will allow the company to

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Resilient FY20 Performance by Greencore

    Resilient FY20 Performance by Greencore

Greencore Group, a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK, has reported a 12.5% fall in revenue to £1.265

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Kerry Group appoints new CEO for its Europe Taste & Nutrition division

    Kerry Group appoints new CEO for its Europe Taste & Nutrition division

Kerry Group has announced the appointment of Thomas Hahlin Ahlinder to the role of President and CEO, Taste & Nutrition,

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Food Drink Ireland publishes new economic analysis Brexit report

    Food Drink Ireland publishes new economic analysis Brexit report

Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food and drink industry in Ireland, has published new economic

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New Commercial Director at Britvic Ireland

    New Commercial Director at  Britvic Ireland

Britvic Ireland, one of Ireland’s leading soft drinks companies and home to iconic favourites MiWadi, Ballygowan and Club, has announced

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