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Food manufacturers boost efficiency and sustainability with GEA refrigeration solutions

    Food manufacturers boost efficiency and sustainability with GEA refrigeration solutions

Investing in the latest compressor equipment and refrigeration solutions has not only boosted the performance of two of the UK’s major food manufacturers with improved efficiency, energy savings and reduced

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C&C Group Iimpacted by COVID-19 as it reports interim loss

    C&C Group Iimpacted by COVID-19 as it reports interim loss

C&C Group, the vertically integrated premium drinks company which manufactures, markets and distributes branded beer, cider, wine, spirits and soft drinks across the UK and Ireland, has reported an operating

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Roust UK announces end of five-year partnership with Roust and William Grant & Sons UK

    Roust UK announces end of five-year partnership with Roust and William Grant & Sons UK

Since 2015, Roust has partnered with William Grant & Sons UK to manage the distribution of Russian Standard, Green Mark and Żubrówka vodkas across Off and On-Trade channels in the

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Echlinville Distillery to expand with £9 million investment

    Echlinville Distillery to expand with £9 million investment

The Echlinville Distillery in Kircubbin is to invest over £9 million and create 36 new jobs as it expands its facilities in the Ards Peninsula. Echlinville distills and bottles a

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Approval for Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company

    Approval for Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company

The joint venture between Carlsberg UK and Marston’s to form the Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company has been approved by the Competition and Markets Authority. A number of internal and legal

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Kerry to reach over two billion people with sustainable nutrition solutions by 2030

    Kerry to reach over two billion people with sustainable nutrition solutions by 2030

Kerry Group, the world’s leading taste and nutrition company, has has announced that it aims to reach over two billion people every day with sustainable nutrition solutions by 2030. Kerry

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Part of Fox’s Biscuits sold for £246 million

    Part of Fox’s Biscuits sold for £246 million

2 Sisters Food Group, Britain’s biggest food manufacturer and one of Europe’s largest poultry processors, has agreed to sell part of its Fox’s Biscuits business to Ferrero Group for £246

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MSO to grow Belfast factory with £5 million investment and 35 new jobs

    MSO to grow Belfast factory with £5 million investment and 35 new jobs

East Belfast-based packaging company MSO Cleland Ltd is to tap further into growing demand for sustainable packaging by making a £5 million investment in its business and creating 35 jobs.

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JENTON APPOINTED AS DISTRIBUTOR FOR PRONOVA ‘JOKER®’ BAGGING EQUIPMENT AND SUPREME PLASTICS BAGS AND POUCHES

    JENTON APPOINTED AS DISTRIBUTOR FOR PRONOVA ‘JOKER®’ BAGGING EQUIPMENT AND SUPREME PLASTICS BAGS AND POUCHES

Complete packaging solution specially developed to offer a cost effective alternative to form-fill-seal for food, medical and DIY markets   Jenton International Ltd – part of The Jenton Group (www.jenton.co.uk)

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Asda Sold For £6.8 Billion

    Asda Sold For £6.8 Billion

The Issa brothers, founders and co-chief executives of EG Group, a global convenience and forecourts retailer, headquartered in Blackburn, England, and investment funds managed by TDR Capital LLP, a leading

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Nestlé Waters UK Invests £31 Million at Buxton Factory

    Nestlé Waters UK Invests £31 Million at Buxton Factory

A major investment of around £31 million is flowing into the Nestlé Waters factory at Buxton in England to increase capacity, improve distribution and reduce carbon emissions. This investment further

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Carbery Group Launches New Cheese Brand For Food Ingredients and Food Service Sectors

    Carbery Group Launches New Cheese Brand For Food Ingredients and Food Service Sectors

Long known for its expertise in cheese production, international dairy, nutrition and flavours, Carbery Group is launching Carbery Dairy, a new cheese brand, specifically for the ingredients and food service

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Greencore Chief Appointed President of IGD

    Greencore Chief Appointed President of IGD

Patrick Coveney (pictured), Chief Executive Officer of Greencore Group, has been appointed President of IGD. Already an active member of IGD’s Policy Issues Council, Patrick Coveney will take on the

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Starfrost’s freezing technology is making waves in the Arctic Circle

    Starfrost’s freezing technology is making waves in the Arctic Circle

Norway-based Leroy Seafood has invested in a highly efficient and innovative freezing system from IQF equipment experts, Starfrost. The Helix spiral freezer has enabled the seafood processor to increase production

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UK drinks manufacturer invests in new canning line

    UK drinks manufacturer invests in new canning line

UK-based soft drinks manufacturer, Clearly Drinks, has announced plans to invest in a new canning facility at its headquarters in the north-east of England, which is expected to be operational from March

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MANUFACTURING FIRM TO INVEST £2M WITH INVEST NI SUPPORT

    MANUFACTURING FIRM TO INVEST £2M WITH INVEST NI SUPPORT

A packaging manufacturing company is to invest more than £2m in skills development at its West Belfast and Antrim facilities, with the firm having been backed by Invest NI. Huhtamaki

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European Freeze Dry invests in recruitment as growth continues

    European Freeze Dry invests in recruitment as growth continues

Specialist food producer European Freeze Dry has continued to expand with the recruitment of eight employees across its facilities in the UK and Denmark. The recruitment drive follows a £1.5

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CMA Launches Inquiry into UK Brewing Merger

    CMA Launches Inquiry into UK Brewing Merger

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an inquiry into the proposed deal by Carlsberg and Marston’s to form a joint venture beer company in the UK –

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Join the Smart Food Factory Online Conference & Exhibition – September 10th, 2020 from 10 am-4 pm BST

    Join the Smart Food Factory Online Conference & Exhibition – September 10th, 2020 from 10 am-4 pm BST

By 2050, the world population is expected to be 9 billion people. The combination of richer diets and increased population means that food production will have to be doubled in

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Tesco prepares for further online growth

    Tesco prepares for further online growth

Tesco will create 16,000 new permanent roles to support the exceptional growth in its online business. These 16,000 jobs are in addition to the 4,000 permanent jobs already created since

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Heineken UK Rolls Out Innovative Sustainable Packaging

    Heineken UK Rolls Out Innovative Sustainable Packaging

This summer, despite major operational obstructions caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Heineken UK is rolling out its innovative 100% plastic-free cardboard topper across thousands of UK retailers. The topper

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Kerry Group Makes Changes to Senior Leadership Team

    Kerry Group Makes Changes to Senior Leadership Team

Kerry Group, the Taste & Nutrition company, has announced two changes to its Senior Leadership team. Gavin Caplis has been appointed Chief Strategy Officer for the group and Malcolm Sheil

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Welsh manufacturer leading the ‘new normal’ in tamper evidence packaging

    Welsh manufacturer leading the ‘new normal’ in tamper evidence packaging

Viscose Closures, a Swansea-based manufacturer of caps, closures and security seals, is leading the emerging ‘new normal’ in tamper evidence packaging. The company, based at Swansea Enterprise Park, provides environmentally

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Smart poultry processing gets the right products to the right customer

    Smart poultry processing gets the right products to the right customer

WHY DATA-DRIVEN PROCESSING? If you manage a modern poultry processing plant, you need a complete, clear overview of all processes.

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Mettler-Toledo’s Gives Free Access to Its Inspection Expertise

    Mettler-Toledo’s Gives Free Access to Its Inspection Expertise

To help manufacturers access expert advice to select the right inspection equipment for their products, Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection is providing free

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Abbey’s Food Grade Washbay in Hull reopens following complete refurbishment

    Abbey’s Food Grade Washbay in Hull reopens following complete refurbishment

Bulk food road tanker company Abbey Logistics has reopened its food grade wash bay in Hull following significant investment in

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New CEO For C&C Group

    New CEO For C&C Group

C&C Group, a leading, vertically integrated premium drinks company which manufactures, markets and distributes branded beer, cider, wine, spirits, and

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Record UK Grocery Sales as Shoppers Prepare For Lockdown

    Record UK Grocery Sales as Shoppers Prepare For Lockdown

The latest UK grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales grew by the fastest rate in over

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Teknomek hits peak design with new Dyson Airblade wash troughs

    Teknomek hits peak design with new Dyson Airblade wash troughs

Hygienic furniture specialist Teknomek has introduced new Dyson Airblade wash trough models that have been developed to reduce listeria risk in food

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New EU Circular Economy Action Plan Shows the way to a Climate-neutral, Competitive Economy of Empowered Consumers

    New EU Circular Economy Action Plan Shows the way to a Climate-neutral, Competitive Economy of Empowered Consumers
The European Commission has adopted the EU’s new Circular Economy Action Plan. It is one of the main building blocks
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Kerry Group to Invest $125 Million to Create World-class Food Manufacturing Facility in the US

    Kerry Group to Invest $125 Million to Create World-class Food Manufacturing Facility in the US
Kerry Group, the leading international taste and nutrition company, has confirmed that it is to invest $125 million in its
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Irish Grocery Market Maintains Growth

    Irish Grocery Market Maintains Growth
The Irish grocery market maintained steady growth of 1.3% during the 12 weeks to 23 February 2020, the latest figures
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The Guinness Storehouse Unveils New €20 Million Gravity Bar

    The Guinness Storehouse Unveils New €20 Million Gravity Bar
The Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s number one visitor attraction, has officially opened the highly anticipated new Gravity Bar. Developed over three
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Bord Bia Launches First Consumer Promotion of Beef in the US

    Bord Bia Launches First Consumer Promotion of Beef in the US
Bord Bia (Irish Food Board) has launched the first consumer promotion of Irish beef in the USA to date, giving
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SupraModule – Modular Solution For Laboratory Automation

    SupraModule – Modular Solution For Laboratory Automation
In future-oriented fields such as laboratory automation or biotechnology the requirements placed on the cleaning of production facilities and their
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Coca-Cola HBC Invests £9.3 Million in Expanding Lisburn Plant

    Coca-Cola HBC Invests £9.3 Million in Expanding Lisburn Plant
Coca-Cola HBC has commissioned a new ‘canning line’ at its plant in Lisburn. The canning line is the second of
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Jameson Irish Whiskey Passes 8 Million Cases Annual Sales Barrier

    Jameson Irish Whiskey Passes 8 Million Cases Annual Sales Barrier
Sales of Jameson Irish whiskey passed a record 8 million cases in the twelve months to December 2019 as the
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Lidl Announces €40 Million Deal With O’Brien Fine Foods

    Lidl Announces €40 Million Deal With O’Brien Fine Foods
Lidl Ireland has announced a two-year supply deal with Kildare-based cooked meats producer, O’Brien Fine Foods (OBFF) worth €40 million.
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GDP Growth Revised Upwards Thanks to Strong Domestic Economy and Potential Increase in Government Spending

    GDP Growth Revised Upwards Thanks to Strong Domestic Economy and Potential Increase in Government Spending
EY has revised upwards its forecasts for the Republic of Ireland (ROI) in the firm’s latest EY Economic Eye report, thanks to
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Keelings Acquires Pineapple Farm in Costa Rica

    Keelings Acquires Pineapple Farm in Costa Rica
Keelings, the Irish-owned family business, has acquired Las Brisas, a pineapple farm located in Costa Rica that is highly acclaimed
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Management Changes at the Guinness Storehouse

    Management Changes at the Guinness Storehouse
Guinness and Diageo have announced that Paul Carty (pictured above) is to retire from his role as Managing Director of
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Manor Farm Wins IFSA Best Sustainable Food Product Award 2020

    Manor Farm Wins IFSA Best Sustainable Food Product Award 2020
Irish chicken producer Manor Farm, has won the IFSA (Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance) Best Sustainable Food Product Award 2020. Manor
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Coronavirus to Impact Irish Exports

    Coronavirus to Impact Irish Exports
By John Whelan The outbreak of the coronavirus has come at a difficult and sensitive time for China’s economy. China’s
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Ireland Tightens its Belt as Election Impacts Customer Confidence

    Ireland Tightens its Belt as Election Impacts Customer Confidence
Following a record-breaking festive season for the Irish grocery market, the buzz around Veganuary and Dry January failed to outweigh
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European Commission Approves €200 Million Investment Scheme For Processing and Marketing of Agricultural Products in Ireland

    European Commission Approves €200 Million Investment Scheme For Processing and Marketing of Agricultural Products in Ireland

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, an Irish scheme to support long-term capital investments in the

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Visitors to Irish Whiskey Distilleries Exceed 1 Million For First Time

    Visitors to Irish Whiskey Distilleries Exceed 1 Million For First Time
Over one million people visited Irish whiskey distilleries and brand homes last year, the first time visitor numbers have exceeded
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Reasons to be Cheerful For Grocery Retailers as December Sales Beat €1 Billion

    Reasons to be Cheerful For Grocery Retailers as December Sales Beat €1 Billion
The Irish grocery market hit a new milestone over the Christmas period, as December sales eclipsed €1 billion for the
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Record Performance by Irish Food and Drink Exports

    Record Performance by Irish Food and Drink Exports
Bord Bia’s Export Performance and Prospects report 2019/2020 reveals a stand out 2019 performance by Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture
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Enterprise Ireland Announces Funding of €35,000 For Food & Drink Start-ups

    Enterprise Ireland Announces Funding of €35,000 For Food & Drink Start-ups
Enterprise Ireland has announced that it is offering up to €35,000 in funding for food and drink companies who participate in the
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New €10 Million Investment in Moorepark Technology

    New €10 Million Investment in Moorepark Technology
A new €10 million investment in Moorepark Technology Limited (MTL) has been officially opened in Fermoy, County Cork. The €10
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Grocery Retailers in the Black as Christmas Approaches

    Grocery Retailers in the Black as Christmas Approaches
Grocery retailers enjoyed increasing sales again in the 12 weeks to 1 December, as the market grew by 2.3% according
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BrewDog Opens its First Bar in Ireland

    BrewDog Opens its First Bar in Ireland
Independent Scottish craft brewer BrewDog has opened its 100th brewpub worldwide and its first in Ireland. BrewDog has been on
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McDonald’s Contributes €196 Million to the Irish Economy

    McDonald’s Contributes €196 Million to the Irish Economy
McDonald’s has launched an economic impact report, ‘McDonald’s in Ireland’, highlighting the significant economic contribution of the company in Ireland.
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Bord Bia’s Food and Drink Awards Celebrate the Passion and Drive of Irish Producers

    Bord Bia’s Food and Drink Awards Celebrate the Passion and Drive of Irish Producers
At its biennial Food and Drink Awards, held at the RDS Dublin, Bord Bia presented nine awards for excellence to
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€21.6 Million Boost For ‘Functional Food’ Technology Centre

    €21.6 Million Boost For ‘Functional Food’ Technology Centre
The Government has announced Enterprise Ireland funding of €7.2 million, over five years, for Food for Health Ireland, a Technology
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Lidl Opens New €100 Million Distribution Centre

    Lidl Opens New €100 Million Distribution Centre
Lidl has opened its new €100 million Distribution Centre in Newbridge, County Kildare. The state-of-the-art facility, which represents the single
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New €20 Million Dairy Powders Plant Opens in Monaghan

    New €20 Million Dairy Powders Plant Opens in Monaghan
Newbaze Ireland Nutrition Food (trading as Ireliffey) has opened its new dairy formula plant at Carrickmacross in County Monaghan, marking
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Grocery Market on Strong Footing Ahead of Christmas Rush

    Grocery Market on Strong Footing Ahead of Christmas Rush
All of Ireland’s major grocery retailers achieved growth again in the 12 weeks to 3 November 2019, according to the
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