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Private labels are poised to increase sales as leading FMCG brands pass on inflationary price increases to consumers

    Private labels are poised to increase sales as leading FMCG brands pass on inflationary price increases to consumers

Findings from IRI’s biannual ‘FMCG Demand Signals’ report reveals how demand for major supermarkets’ own private labels have dragged, preventing them from capitalising on potential growth in value sales, despite

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€20.5 million funding recommendation by the European Commission for five Irish start-ups

    €20.5 million funding recommendation by the European Commission for five Irish start-ups

The European Commission has released evaluation results showing that five Enterprise Ireland-backed companies have been recommended for more than €20.5 million in funding from the first final-stage European Innovation Council

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Two thirds of companies in Ireland are not confident they could reach carbon neutrality by 2030

    Two thirds of companies in Ireland are not confident they could reach carbon neutrality by 2030

New data from the inaugural EY Ireland State of Sustainability report reveals that although 41% of businesses believe the pandemic has spurred them to improve their sustainability efforts, two thirds (66%) are doubtful they could reach

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UK construction output grows in Q2 although monthly data points to a slowdown in activity

    UK construction output grows in Q2 although monthly data points to a slowdown in activity

While the UK construction industry contracted sharply by 14% in 2020, a strong recovery is expected, with output forecast to rise and grow by 10.6% in 2021, according to GlobalData.

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Tyndall and Net Feasa Driving the Future of Smart Cargo Transport

    Tyndall and Net Feasa Driving the Future of Smart Cargo Transport

Shipping lines, freight forwarders and haulage companies are under increasing pressure to minimise transport costs, ensure on-time delivery and meet the increasing need for the goods they carry to be

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The New Reality: Opportunities in Augmented Reality to Explode in Coming Years

    The New Reality: Opportunities in Augmented Reality to Explode in Coming Years

Consumer mass-market augmented reality (AR) products and applications could become the fourth wave of modern technological progress, following the PC and smartphone in transformative impact on nearly all aspects of

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Dairy Processing Technology Centre signs MoU with VistaMilk paving the way for future dairy collaborations

    Dairy Processing Technology Centre signs MoU with VistaMilk paving the way for future dairy collaborations

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the University of Limerick and Teagasc will facilitate two leading dairy research centres – the Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC) and VistaMilk – to

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Abbott Announces R&D Investment in Clonmel for Continued Development of Cardiovascular Devices

    Abbott Announces R&D Investment in Clonmel for Continued Development of Cardiovascular Devices

Global healthcare company Abbott has announced further investment in its cardiovascular Research and Development Centre based at its Vascular devices site in Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland. Abbott is the world

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If FMCG brands can’t prove they’re eco-friendly, consumers will stop buying them

    If FMCG brands can’t prove they’re eco-friendly, consumers will stop buying them

One in five UK consumers (21%) have consciously stopped buying a particular brand or product because of concerns over its impact on the environment, and those concerns peak when it

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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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Digital Opportunities in Healthcare Can Save the Global Economy Trillions of Dollars

    Digital Opportunities in Healthcare Can Save the Global Economy Trillions of Dollars

Today’s healthcare system of only treating disease as it arises unsustainably costs the global economy trillions of dollars each year. However, two significant paradigm shifts are enabling change. First, there

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Two million revolutionary bricks go into annual production

    Two million revolutionary bricks go into annual production

A new brick producing a tenth of the carbon emissions of a traditional one is poised to go into commercial production. Zero Waste Scotland has pledged £1 million for manufacturing

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Ireland’s first dedicated Quantum Computer Engineering Centre launched

    Ireland’s first dedicated Quantum Computer Engineering Centre launched

The Government has launched Ireland’s first dedicated Quantum Computer Engineering Centre (QCEC) at Tyndall National Institute, the national institute for ICT research based at University College Cork. The multi-million-euro investment

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Half of Britain’s manufacturers have been the victim of cyber-attacks in last 12 months

    Half of Britain’s manufacturers have been the victim of cyber-attacks in last 12 months

Half of Britain’s manufacturers have been the victim of cyber-crime during the last 12 months, after thousands of organisations moved their staff to remote working when the Covid crisis struck.

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Irish CEOs embrace transformation and new business models ahead of global counterparts

    Irish CEOs embrace transformation and new business models ahead of global counterparts

Irish CEOs are leading the charge globally when it comes to continued investment in transformation programmes, according to the latest global EY CEO Imperative Study 2021, with 81 per cent saying they plan

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Discount Channel to Add €34 Billion to European Grocery Retail Market

    Discount Channel to Add €34 Billion to European Grocery Retail Market

The discount channel accounts for 43% of retail growth across Europe and will add €34 billion in sales from 2020 to 2022, according to new research from IGD – insight

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Autonomous Vehicle market to be a $50 billion opportunity by 2040

    Autonomous Vehicle market to be a  $50 billion opportunity by 2040

Few mobility technologies hold as much disruptive potential as autonomous vehicles (AVs). Despite having applications in logistics, robotaxis, and personally owned vehicles, AVs have remained on the cusp of transforming

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Irish Construction could fall short of meeting demands even when it fully opens

    Irish Construction could fall short of meeting demands even when it fully opens

As lockdown ends, and building is finally allowed to recommence, Irish construction may not be ready to meet the pent up demands it has to meet. This is one of

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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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COVID-19 lockdown leads to further decline in Irish construction activity, but confidence reaches two-and-a-half year high

    COVID-19 lockdown leads to further decline in Irish construction activity, but confidence reaches two-and-a-half year high

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted 30.9 in March, up from February’s reading of 27.0 but still

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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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CeADAR and partners use Machine Learning to improve manufacturing processes across key European industries

    CeADAR and partners use Machine Learning to improve manufacturing processes across key European industries

CeADAR, Ireland’s national centre for Applied Data Analytics & AI, has joined an €11 million European project to enable Europe’s industrial manufacturing processes to enhance operations by moving to zero-defect

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Ireland’s Top 25 Most Valuable Brands lose nearly €3 billion worth of brand value amid pandemic woes

    Ireland’s Top 25 Most Valuable Brands lose nearly €3 billion worth of brand value amid pandemic woes

Ireland has recorded mixed fortunes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with the lowest rates per capita in Europe in mid-December 2020, but by mid-January this year was in the grips of

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Consumer product companies and retailers plan to overhaul their supply chain strategies in next three years

    Consumer product companies and retailers plan to overhaul their supply chain strategies in next three years

A new report from the Capgemini Research Institute examining the impact of the past year’s disruption on consumer products and retail (CP&R)

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The Top 5 Technologies for Innovation Leaders in Electronics and IT

    The Top 5 Technologies for Innovation Leaders in Electronics and IT

Digital transformation is one of the hottest topics in every industry, and as consumers are eagerly adopting increasing amounts of

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2020 a record year for Biotech investment

    2020 a record year for Biotech investment

Despite the many challenges of the pandemic in 2020, one thing unaffected was Venture Capital investment into Biotech. In fact,

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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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Manufacturers must take a strategic approach to capitalise on technology adoption

    Manufacturers must take a strategic approach to capitalise on technology adoption

Manufacturers are risking wasted time, money and effort adopting digital technology without a strategic plan for digital transformation, research by

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November PMI data reveal encouraging signs for Irish manufacturing sector

    November PMI data reveal encouraging signs for Irish manufacturing sector

The Irish manufacturing sector regained some momentum in the penultimate month of 2020 as business confidence improved, the November PMI®

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Pace of UK economic recovery slows in October amid further lockdown measures

    Pace of UK economic recovery slows in October amid further lockdown measures

In October, the pace of the UK’s economic recovery from coronavirus fell behind the global benchmark for the first time

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Irish economy set to contract by 3.9% in 2020 but shows resilience despite COVID-19 impact

    Irish economy set to contract by 3.9% in 2020 but shows resilience despite COVID-19 impact

EY has revised upwards its mid-year forecasts for the Republic of Ireland in the firm’s latest Economic Eye as the resilience of

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NI Business Recovery Survey shows significant levels of concern about the year ahead

    NI Business Recovery Survey shows significant levels of concern about the year ahead

A new survey conducted by Duff & Phelps, the world’s premier provider of governance, risk and transparency solutions, in partnership

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Shortlisted entries for this year’s Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards

    Shortlisted entries for this year’s Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards

Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) has released the 9 shortlisted entries for this year’s Impact Awards with the winners to be

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Tech Innovation to Improve Resilience and Agility Will Be Critical Post-COVID-19

    Tech Innovation to Improve Resilience and Agility Will Be Critical Post-COVID-19

COVID-19 has drastically changed the landscape for businesses across all industries, forcing immediate changes – but ones that will have

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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

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Twitter and Facebook posts can predict shoppers intentions accurately

    Twitter and Facebook posts can predict shoppers intentions accurately

Large retailers, family-run enterprises and small craft stores can accurately forecast shoppers intentions using a social media analysis framework developed

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SSPC to build €1.9m pharma manufacturing facility at UL

    SSPC to build €1.9m pharma manufacturing facility at UL

The co-director of the pharmaceutical research centre has received an SFI Infrastructure Award to build a facility with next-generation process

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MULLINGAR-BASED MANUFACTURING RESEARCH CENTRE PLAYING LEAD ROLE IN 2 INTERNATIONAL VENTILATOR INITIATIVES

    MULLINGAR-BASED MANUFACTURING RESEARCH CENTRE PLAYING LEAD ROLE IN 2 INTERNATIONAL VENTILATOR INITIATIVES

Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR), a Mullingar-based manufacturing research centre, are working on innovative responses to the global demand for life-saving

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TWO COVID-19 RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PROJECTS AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN RECEIVE SCIENCE FOUNDATION IRELAND FUNDING

    TWO COVID-19 RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PROJECTS AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN RECEIVE SCIENCE FOUNDATION IRELAND FUNDING

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD has announced that two University College Dublin (UCD)-led projects are to

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Manufacturers are leading the UK’s green recovery and building a sustainable future

    Manufacturers are leading the UK’s green recovery and building a sustainable future

As industry looks to rebuild and grow after the lockdown, there is an opportunity for manufacturers to refocus on their

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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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UK Consortium to Produce Medical Ventilators

    UK Consortium to Produce Medical Ventilators

A consortium of significant UK industrial, technology and engineering businesses from across the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors, has come

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Irish Economy to Fall into Recession in 2020 as a Result of Covid-19

    Irish Economy to Fall into Recession in 2020 as a Result of Covid-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest threat that the Irish economy has faced since the financial crisis, according to

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Protecting the Environment and Climate is Important For Over 90% of European Citizens

    Protecting the Environment and Climate is Important For Over 90% of European Citizens
According to a new Eurobarometer survey, 94% of citizens in all EU Member States say that protecting the environment is
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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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Enterprise Ireland Approves €1.14 Million Co-funding For Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Competitive Challenges

    Enterprise Ireland Approves €1.14 Million Co-funding For Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Competitive Challenges
Enterprise Ireland (EI) has approved a total of €1.14 million joint funding to drive collaborative projects, or ‘Challenges’, between innovative
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The World’s Most Valuable Brands

    The World’s Most Valuable Brands
Defending its position as the world’s most valuable brand for the third consecutive year, Amazon has broken the so far unattainable US$200
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A Quarter of Irish Businesses Concerned About Losing Data to Dark Web

    A Quarter of Irish Businesses Concerned About Losing Data to Dark Web
Logicalis Ireland, the IT solutions and managed services provider, has announced the results of a survey which explored the barriers,
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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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Fexco Opens €21 Million Research and Development Facility

    Fexco Opens €21 Million Research and Development Facility
Irish-international fintech company, Fexco has opened a new building in Killorglin, County Kerry, which will house its own Research Development
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SPRINT 2020 Launched by Gateway UCC to Support Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

    SPRINT 2020 Launched by Gateway UCC to Support Entrepreneurs and Start-ups
SPRINT 2020, which is designed to support early stage start-ups, entrepreneurs and UCC-based researchers has been launched. Participants will now
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Strategic Industry-University Agreement For Border and North East Between DCU and Combilift

    Strategic Industry-University Agreement For Border and North East Between DCU and Combilift
Dublin City University and Combilift, the largest global manufacturer of multi-directional forklifts and an acknowledged leader in long load handling
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Irish Economic Confidence Up 20%

    Irish Economic Confidence Up 20%
Accountancy experts say Irish economic confidence in Q4 has bounced back after capitulating in the previous quarter. A survey of
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Applications Open For Accenture’s Women in Data Science Accelerator Programme

    Applications Open For Accenture’s Women in Data Science Accelerator Programme
Accenture has announced the return of its award-winning Women in Data Science Accelerator for the second year. The six-week evening programme is
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£3.6 Million Funding to Support Pioneering Advances in Sustainable Energy

    £3.6 Million Funding to Support Pioneering Advances in Sustainable Energy
Invest Northern Ireland has offered £3.6 million of support for Phase II of the Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy (CASE).
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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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Residential Prices in Dublin Will Grow by Maximum of 5% While New ‘Near Zero Energy Buildings’ Regulations Will Impact Construction Costs

    Residential Prices in Dublin Will Grow by Maximum of 5% While New ‘Near Zero Energy Buildings’ Regulations Will Impact Construction Costs
Uncertainty stemming from global events will be the key aspect of the Irish property investment market in 2020, according to
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5-year Plan to Future-proof the Manufacturing Sector

    5-year Plan to Future-proof the Manufacturing Sector
The Government recently launched Ireland’s Industry 4.0 Strategy at the Irish Manufacturing Research Centre in Mullingar to help firms respond
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