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Kerrygold accounts for over half of branded butter sales in Germany, the IDB claimsIRELAND: The Irish Dairy Board invests in butter production, R&D

17 April 2014

The Irish Dairy Board is to spend EUR30m on butter production and R&D at a site in its domestic market.

IRELAND: Profits up at The Irish Dairy Board

17 April 2014

Higher sales from consumer foods and from ingredients have helped annual profits increase at The Irish Dairy Board.

Editor's viewpoint: Milking emerging market demand

31 March 2014

Arla Foods, The Irish Dairy Board and Fonterra have all in the last week announced investments - or hinted at expansion to come - with growing demand for dairy products in emerging markets in mind.

IRELAND: Irish Dairy Board eyes M&A after refinancing

26 March 2014

The Irish Dairy Board has signalled a new refinancing deal could allow the co-operative to make acquisitions.

UK: Adams Foods to "transform" grated cheese category

24 March 2014

Adams Foods has claimed it is set to "transform" the UK's grated cheese category with the launch of cubes of cheddar it claims melt on dishes more evenly.

SAUDI: Irish Dairy Board plots Middle East expansion

31 October 2013

The Irish Dairy Board is looking to further expand in the Middle East and north Africa through fresh investment in Saudi Arabia, including setting up a new plant.

IRELAND: Irish Dairy Board to expand in Germany

5 September 2013

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) is to invest EUR10.5m (US$13.8m) in new facilities in Germany in a bid to drive growth in the country post milk quotas.

UK: Adams Foods takes Mu cheese brand into milkshakes

30 May 2013

Adams Foods has moved its Mu cheese brand into the milkshake category with a launch in Tesco.

IRELAND: FY profits up at The Irish Dairy Board

9 April 2013

The Irish Dairy Board saw profits increase in 2012 on the back of higher revenue boosted by a 7% increase in branded sales volumes.

NETHERLANDS: Branded cheese, baby food boost FrieslandCampina

15 March 2013

FrieslandCampina has booked higher sales and profits as the Dutch dairy giant benefited from an increased focus on infant nutrition and branded cheese.

US: Irish Dairy Board launches Kerrygold Skellig cheese

15 March 2013

The Irish Dairy Board has launched a sweet cheddar cheese, Kerrygold Skellig, into supermarkets and speciality stores in the US.

The just-food interview - Arla Foods CFO Frederik Lotz

4 March 2013

European dairy processor Arla Foods had a bumper 2012, with sales and profits up. And its operations in emerging markets played a part in boosting its top and bottom lines. Dean Best spoke with Arla CFO Frederik Lotz about the company's ambitions in emerging markets as it battles stiff competition for rising dairy consumption in markets like China from its European peers.

IRELAND: Glanbia CEO Moloney handed Greencore board seat

8 February 2013

John Moloney, managing director at Glanbia, is to also take a seat on the board of fellow Irish food group Greencore.

EUROPE: Irish Dairy Board secures Tesco butter contract

19 November 2012

Irish co-op The Irish Dairy Board is to supply own-label butter to Tesco stores in four markets in central and eastern Europe.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

29 October 2012

A busy but fruitful week for just-food was dominated by the SIAL trade expo in Paris, where thousands of international manufacturers gathered to showcase products and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing them. Elsewhere, the UK unveiled plans to introduce a hybrid nutrition labelling system, Premier Foods plc pledged to "unlock value" from its bread division and French retailers Carrefour and Casino found their international operations in the spotlight.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

29 October 2012

This week, just-food attended the SIAL food and drink exhibition in Paris where the team caught up food manufacturers including Genius Foods, Dare Foods, The Irish Dairy Board, as well as the Irish Prime Minister. Outside of Paris, the UK government revealed plans to adopt a hybrid approach to front-of-pack (FOP) nutritional labelling.

just the answer - Fergal McGarry, Irish Dairy Board

26 October 2012

The Irish Dairy Board is a co-op that generates sales of EUR2bn and exports products including its Kerrygold brand to over 80 countries. Dean Best caught up with Fergal McGarry, the IDB's global marketing and innovation director, to discuss the company's targets in emerging markets, R&D and Ireland's push to promote its food industry overseas.

Uk/IRELAND: Irish Dairy Board buys The Cheese Warehouse

11 July 2012

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has bought UK cheese ingredients firm The Cheese Warehouse for an undisclosed sum.

MOROCCO: Danone takes majority stake in Centrale Laitière

28 June 2012

Danone has taken a majority stake in Moroccan dairy firm Centrale Laitière.

UK: Adams Foods moves Pilgrim's Choice ad after complaints

13 June 2012

Cheese maker Adams Foods has moved the timing of its television advert for Pilgrim's Choice cheese after it received 35 complaints to the UK's advertising watchdog.

UPDATE/BELGIUM: FrieslandCampina sees IDB buy as "important" purchase

12 June 2012

FrieslandCampina has said its acquisition of The Irish Dairy Board's Belgian cheese packing operation is an "important" purchase for the company as it looks to expand its position in the sector.

IRELAND/BELGIUM: IDB to sell Belgian cheese subsidiary

12 June 2012

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) is to sell its Belgian continental cheese packing operation to FrieslandCampina.

IRELAND: Irish Dairy Board profits rise

3 May 2012

The Irish Dairy Board booked rising sales and profits during 2011 thanks to the strong growth witnessed at its Kerrygold brand.

IRELAND: Irish Dairy Board secures funds for expansion

26 January 2012

The Irish Dairy Board, the co-operative behind cheese and butter brand Kerrygold, has secured a fresh loan of EUR100m (US$131.7m) to fund its expansion.

UK: 130 jobs go at cheese maker Adams

12 January 2012

Cheese maker Adams Foods will close its packing facility in the UK town of Wincanton, with the loss of 130 jobs.

UK: Jobs under threat at Adams UK site

2 December 2011

Adams Foods is considering closing its Wincanton cheese packing facility, creating uncertainty over 180 jobs.

UK: Irish Dairy Board expands ingredients production

19 October 2011

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has expanded its ingredients production in the UK by opening a facility in Staffordshire.

ALGERIA: Irish Dairy Board expands in Algeria

27 September 2011

The Irish Dairy Board has announced plans to expand its presence in Algeria, the second-largest market for the co-op's cheese products.

UK: Fire hits Adams Foods warehouse

22 September 2011

A fire that broke out an Adams Foods warehouses at its Wincanton site is not expected to affect the company's supply chain.

IRELAND: Irish Dairy Board appoints Toal as Adams Foods CEO

17 June 2011

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has appointed Ian Toal as CEO UK consumer foods arm Adams Foods.



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