Glanbia plc is a global performance nutrition and ingredients group, founded in 1997. Glanbia is a public company, listed on the London and Irish Stock Exchanges as GLB and GL9 respectively. The head office for Glanbia is located in Kilkenny, Ireland.
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For a product that has endured more than half a century of consumption declines in the US market alone, fluid milk is behaving surprisingly energetically these days. A flurry of innovation in new cow's milk products may at last have the potential to revitalise a sector that has been in the doldrums for decades, writes Datamonitor's Tom Vierhile.
Glanbia has announced plans to form a joint venture for its dairy business in Ireland as the group booked higher sales and earnings for 2016.
Irish food maker Glanbia has entered into two deals to expand its performance nutrition business, with the acquisitions of Grass Advantage in the US and Body & Fit in the Netherlands.
Irish dairy group Glanbia has confirmed it is in "advanced" talks with three US dairy suppliers, including Dairy Farmers of America, over the formation of a stand-alone joint venture in the country.
Glanbia has confirmed it is raising the price of its Avonmore milk range to sales agents by three euro cents per litre from 5 February in response to increased raw materials costs.
Shares in Glanbia rose today (2 November) after the Ireland-based group maintained its forecast for annual earnings but the company's nine-month results showed it has seen pressure on the price of its performance nutrition products.
Optimum Nutrition, the US-based sports nutrition business owned by Glanbia, has launched a range of protein bars in its domestic market.
Glanbia has confirmed jobs are to go at a plant in Co. Kildare in the east of Ireland.
First quarter sales at Glanbia have fallen, the group revealed in an interim trading statement today (27 April).
Glanbia, the Irish dairy, ingredients and sports nutrition group, is looking to make more acquisitions, MD Siobhán Talbot has said.
Glanbia has declined to comment on the impact a reported milk supply contract loss to Tesco in Ireland will have on its business.
Glanbia Ingredients Ireland is looking to expand a cheese plant to support the growth of its Wexford cheese brand.
US group ConAgra Foods, fresh from agreeing to sell the bulk of its own-label business, set out plans to split its remaining operations in two. Staying in the US, Glanbia struck a deal to buy protein foods maker ThinkThin, while local distributor Pompeian Group is to merge with Spanish olive oil co-op DCOOP. Olive oil was under scrutiny in Italy, where a clutch of products face a regulatory investigation over claims products are being mis-sold as extra virgin olive oil.
ConAgra Foods CEO Sean Connolly, appointed earlier this year to revitalise the US group, announced its latest strategic change, with the company planning to split in two. Tyson Foods explained its decision to close two plants in the US, while Danone set out plans to grow sales and margins year-on-year.
Glanbia, the Ireland-based dairy and sports nutrition group, has struck a deal to acquire US protein bar maker ThinkThin for US$217m.
Glanbia has announced it is in "advanced discussions" over the expansion of a joint venture cheese and whey plant in New Mexico.
Hershey has become the latest FMCG company to look to sell a brand through Amazon Dash, the e-commerce giant's at-the-touch-of-a-button re-ordering service in the US.
Irish dairy group Glanbia booked higher first-half earnings this morning (19 August) thanks to another "strong" showing from its performance nutrition business and improved margins at its dairy Ireland unit.
Ireland is targeting an 85% jump in the value of its agri-food exports by 2025, the country's government announced today (2 July).
Glanbia, the Irish dairy group, booked higher first-quarter sales as currency exchange offset pricing pressure in US cheese and ingredients.
The week before Easter saw Aryzta surprise the market with news of its plan to buy 49% of French frozen food retailer Picard. M&A speculation surrounded Mondelez International, which was reported to be considering the sale of its rights to the cream cheese brand Philadelphia. Mondelez had a bad end to the week after being charged with manipulating wheat prices.
Glanbia has decided to quit Nigerian dairy business Nutricima, selling its 50% stake in the venture to partner PZ Cussons for GBP21m.
We attended the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference in London this week, bringing you strategic updates from the likes of Nestle, Danone and Glanbia. Elsewhere, General Mills reported further pressure on sales and earnings and we profiled the growing importance of e-commerce to baby food makers in China.
Last week, just-food was live at the Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference, where some of the largest industry names including Nestle, Strauss and Danone provided business updates. Elsewhere, Mars confirmed plans to invest in a Snickers production plant in India. Rumours were also rife General Mills was looking to offload its Green Giant business. Here is the week in quotes.
Ireland-based food group Glanbia is ready for more M&A to further expand its consumer-facing performance nutrition business and its business-to-business ingredients arm.
just-food (and sister site just-drinks) are the exclusive media partners for the three-day Consumer Analyst Group Europe investment conference, which starts today in London.
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