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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 production facility in Wexford, through a manufacturing partnership with Japanese

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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 UK and Ireland. Müller Yogurt & Desserts is the UK’s leading

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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 the Irish supplier’s award-winning baked goods on the retailer’s shelves

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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 safe to eat and meets the quality standards demanded by

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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 Online 365 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Webinar Series which is

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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 in South Wales and Lancashire to drive economic prosperity across

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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 with waste reduction, process efficiency/improvement, sustainable new product development and

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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 processing facilities in the forthcoming financial year. This includes £9

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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 award-winning Chase Original Potato Vodka. Founded in 2008 by entrepreneur

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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 its sustainability drive. In the year ending 31 May 2020, Mackie’s

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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 cheddar per year, has filed accounts for financial year ending

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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 announced results for the first half of its financial year

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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 channels to gain market access, and other innovations to gain

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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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Diageo Recalls Guinness 0.0 in Great Britain

    Diageo Recalls Guinness 0.0 in Great Britain

As a precautionary measure, Diageo is recalling its newly launched new non-alcoholic beer – Guinness 0.0 – in Great Britain

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Ornua Foods UK announces £3 million investment at Leek cheese packing facility

    Ornua Foods UK announces £3 million investment at Leek cheese packing facility

Ornua Foods UK, the major supplier of cheese and butter to leading UK retailers, has announced a £3 million investment

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Scottish Food and Drink Industry sends open letter to British Prime Minister

    Scottish Food and Drink Industry sends open letter to British Prime Minister

Leaders in Scotland’s food and drink industry have written an open letter to the Prime Minister urging him and the

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Britvic appoints new Commercial Sustainability Director

    Britvic appoints new Commercial Sustainability Director

Britvic has appointed Tom Fiennes as the new Commercial Sustainability Director for Great Britain, as the company continues its ongoing commitment

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South West growth strategy delivers jobs and new facility for engineering company

    South West growth strategy delivers jobs and new facility for engineering company

The growth strategy of a UK engineering business, targeted at South West England’s food and beverage sector, has paid early

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Diageo introduces ‘Guinness 0.0’

    Diageo introduces ‘Guinness 0.0’

Diageo has launched Guinness 0.0, a new non-alcoholic beer from the brewers at St James’s Gate in Dublin that boasts

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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