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Solar powered soft drinks: 75% of the electricity used to make Britvic brands in Britain now comes from the sun

    Solar powered soft drinks: 75% of the electricity used to make Britvic brands in Britain now comes from the sun

75% of the electricity now being used to make Britvic soft drinks in Great Britain – from Fruit Shoot to Tango, Robinsons to J2O – is coming from a 160-acre

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Lidl Ireland announces €1.6 billion worth of goods and services procured from Irish suppliers and business partners in 2023

    Lidl Ireland announces €1.6 billion worth of goods and services procured from Irish suppliers and business partners in 2023

Lidl Ireland has announced that more than €1.6 billion worth of goods and services was procured from Irish suppliers and business partners by the retailer in 2023. A total of

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Ornua appoints Conor Galvin as Chief Executive Officer

    Ornua appoints Conor Galvin as Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Ornua Co-operative has announced the appointment of Conor Galvin (pictured) as Chief Executive. Ornua is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products and has annualised sales of over

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Diageo contributes €13 billion to Europe’s economy every year

    Diageo contributes €13 billion to Europe’s economy every year

A new report from Oxford Economics shows that Diageo – a global leader in beverage alcohol, with brands including Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Baileys and Guinness – is contributing over €13

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ALDI invested another €1.1 billion with Irish suppliers in 2023

    ALDI invested another €1.1 billion with Irish suppliers in 2023

ALDI has announced that it has spent €1.1 billion with Irish suppliers in 2023, a year which saw the opening of six new stores and ALDI being voted the most

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Food and drink makers secure Made Smarter backing

    Food and drink makers secure Made Smarter backing

SME manufacturers in the UK food and drink sector are the latest to secure backing from Made Smarter’s trailblazing adoption programme. Brightside Brewing Company, Just Bee Honey, Studio Bakery, Chandley

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BIA Innovator Campus — the first National Centre of Excellence for Irish start-up, micro and small food businesses — officially opens in Athenry following an €8 million capital investment

    BIA Innovator Campus — the first National Centre of Excellence for Irish start-up, micro and small food businesses — officially opens in Athenry following an €8 million capital investment

Ireland’s first National Centre of Excellence dedicated to supporting start-up, micro and small food businesses has been officially opened in Athenry, County Galway. BIA Innovator Campus will drive regional and national growth

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Tirlán announces CEO transition

    Tirlán announces CEO transition

The Board of Tirlán Co-operative Society Limited, the Irish agri-food business, has announced that after leading the organisation through its recent transformation and a highly successful 40-year career, Jim Bergin (pictured

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Scotch whisky boosts UK economy by £7.1 billion

    Scotch whisky boosts UK economy by £7.1 billion

The contribution of the Scotch Whisky industry to the UK economy reached £7.1 billion in 2022. A new report by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) also reveals the industry supports

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Irish food and drink exports exceed €16 billion for second consecutive year

    Irish food and drink exports exceed €16 billion for second consecutive year

The value of Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture exports were almost €16.3 billion in 2023, according to Bord Bia’s Export Performance and Prospects report 2023/24. Exports were impacted by inflation

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Kerry Group agrees €150 million acquisition

    Kerry Group agrees €150 million acquisition

Kerry Group plc, the global taste & nutrition company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire part of the global lactase enzyme business of Chr. Hansen Holding A/S and

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Origin Green Gold Membership 2023 Recognises Sustainability Excellence in Irish Food and Drink Sector

    Origin Green Gold Membership 2023 Recognises Sustainability Excellence in Irish Food and Drink Sector

Bord Bia has acknowledged the sustainability performance of 97 Irish food and drink companies that have attained Origin Green Gold Membership in 2023. Gold Membership is given to companies, which

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Record €19 billion in Irish agri-food exports

    Record €19 billion in Irish agri-food exports

The Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine has published its Annual Review and Outlook for 2023, which underlines the critical importance of the agriculture, food and marine sectors to

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Ahascragh Distillery awarded for leadership in decarbonising the energy source for the distilling industry in Ireland

    Ahascragh Distillery awarded for leadership in decarbonising the energy source for the distilling industry in Ireland

Ahascragh Distillery has taken home a prestigious award for the Innovative Deployment of Renewable Energy at the 2023 Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Awards. This accolade recognises the founders  dedication

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Strategic collaboration between Teagasc and SETU to enhance the growing malting, brewing and distilling sector in Ireland

    Strategic collaboration between Teagasc and SETU to enhance the growing malting, brewing and distilling sector in Ireland

Ireland’s South-East is Ireland’s principal area for the production of grain for the drinks sector, is also home to a national cluster of breweries, distilleries and malt houses as well

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Irish dairy industry worth €17.6 billion to the economy

    Irish dairy industry worth €17.6 billion to the economy

Dairy Industry Ireland (DII), the Ibec association representing the sector, has unveiled a new comprehensive report that highlights the substantial economic contribution, global market potential, and commitment to sustainable practices

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Ornua unveils new €40 million development at Kerrygold Park

    Ornua unveils new €40 million development at Kerrygold Park

Ornua, the owner of Kerrygold, has unveiled a new €40 million development at Kerrygold Park, its flagship butter production facility in Mitchelstown, County Cork, and global home of Ireland’s most

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Resilient UK food and drink manufacturers remain confident despite mounting challenges

    Resilient UK food and drink manufacturers remain confident despite mounting challenges

Eight in 10 (81%) leaders in the UK food and drink sector feel positive about the prospects of the industry over the coming year, but mounting pressures including the twin

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PepsiCo to invest further €39 million in Cork facility

    PepsiCo to invest further €39 million in Cork facility

PepsiCo, a global food and beverage leader, has announced a €39 million expansion of its manufacturing facilities at its site in Little Island, County Cork. The move follows the completion

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Dawn Meats to invest €10 million in newly acquired facility

    Dawn Meats to invest €10 million in newly acquired facility

Dawn Meats, the Waterford-based premium meat processor, has welcomed the decision of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) to clear its acquisition of Kildare Chilling Company and has announced

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CPI launches multi-million-pound food innovation centre in North East England

    CPI launches multi-million-pound food innovation centre in North East England

CPI (Centre for Process Innovation) has launched a new multi-million-pound food innovation centre that will put the North East of England ​’at the epicentre of a green revolution in the

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Britvic Ireland to invest €6 million in Ballygowan facility to increase production by over 20%

    Britvic Ireland to invest €6 million in Ballygowan facility to increase production by over 20%

Britvic Ireland has announced an investment of €6 million in its Ballygowan facility in Newcastle West, County Limerick, to grow the site’s production capacity by over 20% in order to

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Müller trials zero-emission HGV refrigeration

    Müller trials zero-emission HGV refrigeration

Müller Milk & Ingredients, which produces branded and private label fresh milk, cream, butter, milk drinks and ingredients products and boasts a network of dairies and depots servicing customers throughout

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Irish food & drink entrepreneurs with an appetite to disrupt the industry wanted!

    Irish food & drink entrepreneurs with an appetite to disrupt the industry wanted!

Are you an early-stage food or drink company interested in scaling your business? Do you have a category-disrupting product, solution

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Radnor Hills acquires Highland Spring Group’s Welsh production site

    Radnor Hills acquires Highland Spring Group’s Welsh production site

Leading soft drinks maker Radnor Hills has acquired Highland Spring Group’s Welsh production site. The deal will protect jobs at

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New CEO at Kepak Foods

    New CEO at Kepak Foods

Kepak Group, one of Europe’s leading meat producers with 15 manufacturing plants in Ireland and the UK, has appointment experienced

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Britvic to invest £22.5 million in sixth bottling line at London factory

    Britvic to invest £22.5 million in sixth bottling line at London factory

Leading soft drinks manufacturer, Britvic, is investing £22.5 million in its sixth bottling line at its East London factory in

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Ornua CEO to step down

    Ornua CEO to step down

John Jordan (pictured), Chief Executive of Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, is to step down to take

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Green light for Diageo’s £26 million extension at Baileys site in Mallusk

    Green light for Diageo’s £26 million extension at Baileys site in Mallusk

To help facilitate the evolving needs of the company’s global operations and the demand for the Irish Cream Liqueur, the

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Packaging and processing innovations on display at the 2023 PPMA Show

    Packaging and processing innovations on display at the 2023 PPMA Show

The UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery exhibition, the PPMA Show, returns to the NEC Birmingham in September.  This is

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Scotch Whisky exports hold steady after record year

    Scotch Whisky exports hold steady after record year

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has released new figures demonstrating that exports in the first half of 2023 are continuing

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Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – the SEC Glasgow – 25th October 2023

    Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – the SEC Glasgow – 25th October 2023

The annual Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which is being held at the SEC Glasgow on 25th

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Glanbia announces CEO appointment

    Glanbia announces CEO appointment

Glanbia plc, the better nutrition company, has announced that Siobhán Talbot has notified it of her intention to retire following ten

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International whisky firm to develop presence in Fife

    International whisky firm to develop presence in Fife

Plans to develop a bonded whisky storage facility in Glenrothes have taken a major step forward after the project received

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Strong performance by Irish alcohol spirits sector

    Strong performance by Irish alcohol spirits sector

The spirits sector once again demonstrated its strength with sales in Ireland increasing by just over 6% in 2022 to

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Reduction in product innovations, as economic pressure bites for brands

    Reduction in product innovations, as economic pressure bites for brands

Circana, the leading advisor on consumer complexity and formerly IRI and The NPD Group, has launched its Race for Resilience:

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IDA Ireland appoints new Head of Life Sciences & Food and Talent, Transformation and Innovation Division

    IDA Ireland appoints new Head of Life Sciences & Food and Talent, Transformation and Innovation Division

IDA Ireland has appointed Rachel Shelly (pictured) to the role of Divisional Manager, Life Sciences & Food and Talent, Transformation

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UK food manufacturers missing out on R&D tax relief

    UK food manufacturers missing out on R&D tax relief

With the UK’s love of food and drink, it is no surprise that exciting innovations are always happening in the

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Kliro Capital Partners acquires UK’s leading independent alcoholic drinks manufacturer ICB

    Kliro Capital Partners acquires UK’s leading independent alcoholic drinks manufacturer ICB

Kliro Capital Partners, a family office investment company with extensive experience in the drinks industry, has acquired 100% of the

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PPMA Show set to showcase the latest developments in the UK’s processing and packaging industry

    PPMA Show set to showcase the latest developments in the UK’s processing and packaging industry

The 2023 PPMA Show is the UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery exhibition and is the perfect opportunity for anyone

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Britvic signs exclusive solar power agreement with Atrato Onsite Energy

    Britvic signs exclusive solar power agreement with Atrato Onsite Energy

Britvic, the FTSE 250 global soft drinks business, has partnered with Atrato Onsite Energy, a leading solar energy provider, to

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Scotch whisky industry releases Water Stewardship Framework

    Scotch whisky industry releases Water Stewardship Framework

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has published a Water Stewardship Framework, offering research-based guidance for the Scotch Whisky industry as

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Diageo Ireland invests €25 million in new Guinness 0.0 facility at Dublin brewery

    Diageo Ireland invests €25 million in new Guinness 0.0 facility at Dublin brewery

Diageo Ireland has announced that production of Guinness 0.0 will increase by almost 300%, following an investment of €25 million

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Bakkavor makes progress on its carbon, food waste and sustainable sourcing targets

    Bakkavor makes progress on its carbon, food waste and sustainable sourcing targets

Bakkavor, the UK’s leading producer of fresh prepared food, is making progress on its efforts to reduce carbon emissions and

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Made in Britain hosts session at Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference in Belfast

    Made in Britain hosts session at Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference in Belfast

Made in Britain CEO John Pearce and representatives of two of the organisation’s members based in Northern Ireland, Alan Lowry, CEO

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Biopax to invest £47 million in Belfast with revolutionary green packaging business, creating 169 jobs

    Biopax to invest £47 million in Belfast with revolutionary green packaging business, creating 169 jobs

A new £47 million factory in West Belfast is set to revolutionise the FMCG and Foodservice packaging and labelling market

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Growing the food sector: UK-Canada partnership to yield greater innovation

    Growing the food sector: UK-Canada partnership to yield greater innovation

Innovate UK, the UK’s national innovation agency, has announced a new bilateral partnership with Protein Industries Canada (PIC), looking to

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Musgrave announces new deal with Ballymaguire Foods worth €170 million

    Musgrave announces new deal with Ballymaguire Foods worth €170 million

Musgrave, Ireland’s leading food retail, wholesale and foodservice company, has announced a new multi-million euro deal with Lusk-based ready meal

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Panelto Foods secures €22 million contract with Lidl

    Panelto Foods secures €22 million contract with Lidl

Lidl Ireland has announced a new deal with Longford bakery, Panelto Foods, valued at €22 million. The new deal will

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Made Smarter Awards recognise food manufacturers pursuing digital transformation

    Made Smarter Awards recognise food manufacturers pursuing digital transformation

Two food businesses are among the first recipients of the Made Smarter Awards, which celebrate excellence in manufacturing. The scheme

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Classic Mineral Water boosts growth through investment to increase productivity

    Classic Mineral Water boosts growth through investment to increase productivity

Lurgan-based Classic Mineral Water has made a £3.4 million investment to develop a third bottling line that will enable the

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Compack Cartons opens new £13.5 million packaging facility in Scotland

    Compack Cartons opens new £13.5 million packaging facility in Scotland

Compack Cartons has officially opened its new packaging operation in Livingston following a £13.5 million investment by Port Glasgow-based McLaren

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Boyne Valley Food Hub opens for business

    Boyne Valley Food Hub opens for business

A flagship food development project in the heart of one of Ireland’s richest farmland areas has been unveiled this week

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AMIC to partner with Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

    AMIC to partner with Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

The Queen’s University-led Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC), which represents investment of £100 million under the Belfast Region City Deal,

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PepsiCo confirms €127 million expansion at Irish facility

    PepsiCo confirms €127 million expansion at Irish facility

PepsiCo, a global food and beverage leader, is nearing completion on a €127 million investment at its Little Island production

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£8 million project to improve energy efficiency and cut carbon emissions by 50% at London factory

    £8 million project to improve energy efficiency and cut carbon emissions by 50% at London factory

Leading soft drinks business, Britvic, is redoubling its efforts to cut carbon emissions and save energy – with £8 million

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Bord Bia and Skillnet Ireland launch Origin Green Academy to develop sustainability skills and talent for the Irish food and drink industry

    Bord Bia and Skillnet Ireland launch Origin Green Academy to develop sustainability skills and talent for the Irish food and drink industry

Bord Bia and Skillnet Ireland have launched the Origin Green Academy to develop sustainability skills and talent for the Irish

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Glanbia completes sale of mozzarella joint ventures to partner Leprino Foods

    Glanbia completes sale of mozzarella joint ventures to partner Leprino Foods

Glanbia plc, the better nutrition company, has completed the sale of its shareholdings in Glanbia Cheese, a leading mozzarella maker

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