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Ireland's ABP to buy remaining 50% of fellow meat firm Linden Foods

6 May 2021

Irish meat processor ABP Food Group has reached an agreement in principle with a UK agri-food business to acquire the remaining 50% holding in its red-meat business.

Eyeing alternatives – meat companies with stakes in meat-free and cell-based meat

20 Apr 2021

With plant-based products growing in popularity and investment in lab-created products on the rise, we present a guide on how meat manufacturers are investing in the area.

Irish food companies sign up to low-carbon pledge

1 Apr 2021

A number of Ireland-based food groups have signed up to a new low-carbon pledge backed by more than 60 of the country's largest businesses.

What will attract consumers to 'hybrid' meat products?

8 Mar 2021

As more consumers become interested in the sustainability of what they eat, what role can 'hybrid' products made from meat and veg play? Early launches haven't always succeeded.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

More beef dispute-linked lay-offs at Irish meat firm ABP

20 Sep 2019

Irish meat firm ABP Food Group has taken further action at its plant at Cahir, Co. Tipperary, as a result of the ongoing dispute between beef farmers and the meat industry.

Redundancies at Irish meat firms Kepak and ABP as ongoing beef dispute bites

18 Sep 2019

Irish meat firms Kepak and ABP Food Group have taken action as a result of an ongoing boycott of their plants by beef farmers.

Meat processor ABP makes move into plant-based products

22 Feb 2019

Ireland-based ABP Food Group is the latest meat processor to reveal plans to expand into the plant-based arena.

Ireland's ABP Food secures e-commerce agreement for beef products in China

18 Jul 2018

ABP Food Group has scored a second win in China with an agreement with Beijing Hopewise to launch a range of "premium" Irish beef products on the e-commerce platform JD.com.

ABP Food Group strikes licensing deal; Kashi brings Joi nut bar range to market in Canada; General Mills introduces low-sugar version of Yoplait yogurt; Nestle launches organic infant formula in UK

22 Jun 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

ABP Food creates 80 jobs at Perth meat-processing site on back of GBP17m investment

5 Jun 2018

ABP Food Group is investing GBP17m (US$22.7m) to redevelop its meat processing plant in Perth, Scotland, in a move that will create 80 jobs.

ABP Food Group eyes foodservice supply deal in China

23 Feb 2018

ABP Food Group, the Ireland-based meat processor, has secured a deal to supply beef to Taiwan-based restaurant chain Wowprime.

More signatories to 2025 UK industry waste pledge

7 Dec 2017

Meat supplier ABP Food Group and bakery business Hovis are among the latest organisations to sign up to to cut food and drink waste in the country by a fifth by 2025.

ABP teams up with Men's Health on new meals range

21 Sep 2017

Ireland-based meat giant ABP Food Group has entered into a brand licensing agreement with Men's Health, the UK lifestyle magazine and website. 

ABP Food Group, Fane Valley extend venture with Linden Foods move

22 Jun 2017

Ireland-based meat giant ABP Food Group and UK agri-food business Fane Valley Co-op plan to extend their joint venture.

ABP Food Group to upgrade plant in Scotland

22 Jun 2017

ABP Food Group, the Ireland-based meat processor, is to give its processing plant in Perth in Scotland "a major upgrade".

ABP, Fane appoint ex-Bord Bia chief Aidan Cotter to head JV

20 Mar 2017

Ireland's ABP Food Group and Fane Valley Group have appointed former Bord Bia CEO Aidan Cotter as chairman of their joint venture business. 

ABP Food Group promotes Finbarr McDonnell to COO

26 Jan 2017

Ireland-based meat processor ABP Food Group has promoted Finbarr McDonnell to the position of COO, replacing Frank Stephenson, who is now the company's CEO.

ABP to invest in new Shropshire packing facility

12 Aug 2016

Ireland-based meat processor ABP Food Group has confirmed plans to build a new retail meat packing facility at the site of its existing UK plant in Shrewsbury.

ABP Food Group names COO Frank Stephenson new CEO

20 May 2016

ABP Food Group, the Ireland-based meat processor, has announced COO Frank Stephenson is to become the company's chief executive.

ABP Group proposes acquisition of Poland's Sklodowscy-Tykocin

1 Apr 2016

Irish meat processor ABP Food Group has proposed an acquisition of Polish beef firm Sklodowscy-Tykocin.

ABP, Slaney Foods strike beef, lamb supply JV

7 Dec 2015

ABP Food Group has announced it is to enter into a joint venture with fellow Irish meat processor Slaney Foods.

ABP Food Group to close UK site

2 Dec 2015

ABP Food Group, the Ireland-based meat processor, has decided to end production at a plant in north-west England.

ABP Food Group "upgrades" Irish beef plant

23 Jul 2015

Ireland's ABP Food Group has completed a redevelopment of a beef plant in Cahir and Co. Tipperary.

Ireland eyes Asian beef exports

23 Dec 2014

Irish beef producers aim to increase exports to Asian countries such as Japan and China in a Bord Bia-backed drive to re-open markets in the region following bans implemented in the wake of the 2000 BSE outbreak.

UPDATE: UK: Heck eyes "premium" sausage leadership

15 Sep 2014

UK sausage maker Heck Foods wants to become the leading producer of upmarket bangers in the country, the private-equity firm that has become a minority investor in the company has said.

POLAND: ABP acquires Polish production site

3 Jan 2014

Ireland's ABP Food Group has acquired its second production plant in Poland from Italian meats firm Ferrarini.

UK: Noble Foods names ABP's Cracknell CEO

4 Dec 2013

Noble Foods has appointed ABP Food Group executive Andrew Cracknell to the post of CEO, replacing Peter Thornton.

The just-food interview part one - Patrick Coveney, Greencore

22 Nov 2013

Convenience food group Greencore has experienced an eventful few years. The Ireland-based manufacturer was beaten to the acquisition of the UK's Northern Foods. This year, Greencore was caught up in the horsemeat contamination saga that rocked the European food industry. However, the company has continued to expand in the UK and in the US. In part one of the just-food interview, Michelle Russell speaks to chief executive Patrick Coveney about the challenges of operating in a difficult UK market.

UK: Debbie & Andrew's enters meatball category

24 Sep 2013

UK sausage brand Debbie & Andrew's has taken a step into a new category with the launch of a meatball line.


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