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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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Katy Askew | 30 Apr 2015

Consumer awareness of nutrition is on the rise and globally. While salt and sugar reduction have grabbed the headlines, with campaign groups insisting the industry should do more on reformulation and reduction, consumers have increasingly come to expect manufacturers to offer products that deliver positive functional benefits. Katy Askew suggests the dairy sector could be poised to benefit.


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Dean Best | 12 Aug 2014

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Latest News

Helen Arnold | 28 Jun 2017

Glanbia has added a full line of products to its ThinkThin range in the US that are made with plant-based protein.


Helen Arnold | 19 May 2017

Switzerland-based bakery group Aryzta has appointed a former executive of Irish food group Glanbia, Kevin Toland, as CEO.


Dean Best | 26 Apr 2017

Ireland-based food group Glanbia has moved a step closer to selling a 60% stake in its domestic dairy products business.


Dean Best | 26 Apr 2017

Ireland-based Glanbia today (26 April) reported higher first-quarter revenues, helped by growth from the company's ingredients business, amid falling volumes from its performance nutrition arm.


Katy Askew | 22 Feb 2017

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.


Katy Askew | 6 Feb 2017

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. 


Katy Askew | 27 Jan 2017

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. 


John Shepherd | 19 Jan 2017

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.


Dean Best | 2 Nov 2016

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.


Dean Best | 6 Oct 2016

Optimum Nutrition, the US-based sports nutrition business owned by Glanbia, has launched a range of protein bars in its domestic market.


Hannah Abdulla | 13 May 2016

Glanbia has confirmed jobs are to go at a plant in Co. Kildare in the east of Ireland.


Hannah Abdulla | 27 Apr 2016

First quarter sales at Glanbia have fallen, the group revealed in an interim trading statement today (27 April).


Dean Best | 4 Apr 2016

Glanbia, the Irish dairy, ingredients and sports nutrition group, is looking to make more acquisitions, MD Siobhán Talbot has said.


Hannah Abdulla | 31 Mar 2016

Glanbia has declined to comment on the impact a reported milk supply contract loss to Tesco in Ireland will have on its business.


Dean Best | 19 Feb 2016

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland is looking to expand a cheese plant to support the growth of its Wexford cheese brand.


Dean Best | 23 Nov 2015

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.


Dean Best | 23 Nov 2015

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.


Dean Best | 16 Nov 2015

Glanbia, the Ireland-based dairy and sports nutrition group, has struck a deal to acquire US protein bar maker ThinkThin for US$217m.


Hannah Abdulla | 4 Nov 2015

Glanbia has announced it is in "advanced discussions" over the expansion of a joint venture cheese and whey plant in New Mexico.


Dean Best | 2 Sep 2015

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.


Katy Askew | 19 Aug 2015

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.


Dean Best | 2 Jul 2015

Ireland is targeting an 85% jump in the value of its agri-food exports by 2025, the country's government announced today (2 July).


Katy Askew | 12 May 2015

Glanbia, the Irish dairy group, booked higher first-quarter sales as currency exchange offset pricing pressure in US cheese and ingredients.


Dean Best | 2 Apr 2015

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.

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