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Glanbia's Optimium Nutrition returns to protein bars in US

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.

Glanbia confirms plans to axe jobs at Ireland site

13 May 2016

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

Glanbia posts Q1 revenue fall

27 Apr 2016

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

Glanbia ready for more acquisitions

4 Apr 2016

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

Glanbia coy on reported milk contract loss with Tesco in Ireland

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.

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland eyes cheese plant expansion

19 Feb 2016

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

Food industry news of the week - ConAgra, ThinkThin, Danone

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.

Food industry quotes of the week - ConAgra, Danone

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.

Glanbia to buy US protein bar business ThinkThin

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.

Glanbia to expand New Mexico cheese plant, 9M revenues up

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.

Hershey teams up with Amazon Dash to sell Ice Breakers

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.

Glanbia H1 helped by dairy margins, performance nutrition

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.

Ireland sets 2025 agri-food export target

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).

just-food's pick: Consumer trends driving innovation on show at SIAL China

14 May 2015

China's massive population base – of roughly 1.4bn consumers – rising urbanisation and an expanding middle class make it one of the most prized markets for international food manufacturers. But the competition to get noticed in this massive market is intense. Nowhere was this more evident than at this year's SIAL China trade show.

Glanbia sees sales lift

12 May 2015

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

Building value in liquid milk: a four-point plan

11 May 2015

Liquid milk is not a category that benefits from significant added value. While milk is on the shopping list, generally speaking, it is not an area where consumers are engaged and brands are valued. Here is just-food's four-point plan for adding value to the milk category.

Comment: How the dairy sector should leverage functional nutrition

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.

Food industry news of the week: Aryzta, Mondelez

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.

Glanbia quits PZ Cussons Nigeria venture

1 Apr 2015

Glanbia has decided to quit Nigerian dairy business Nutricima, selling its 50% stake in the venture to partner PZ Cussons for GBP21m.

Food industry news of the week: Nestle, General Mills, Danone

20 Mar 2015

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.

Food industry quotes of the week; Nestle, Danone, Premier Foods

20 Mar 2015

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.

CAGE 2015: Glanbia ready for more M&A

18 Mar 2015

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.

Glanbia FY profits beat analyst forecasts

25 Feb 2015

Glanbia has reported annual underlying profits that beat analyst expectations, boosted again by a buoyant performance at its nutrition business.

Gulfood 2015: Glanbia eyes UHT launch in Middle East

13 Feb 2015

Irish food group Glanbia is planning to launch a range of UHT dairy products into the Middle East.

Irish dairy sector gets EUR35m innovation investment

2 Feb 2015

A joint initiative from the Irish government and industry will see EUR35m (US$39.6m) invested in boosting the country's dairy innovation.

Glanbia pumps US$82m into Idaho plants

8 Dec 2014

Glanbia has investment at two manufacturing and production plants in the US.

China heads Glanbia's UHT milk push

12 Nov 2014

Glanbia has launched Avonmore UHT milk in China as the company starts exporting from a new, dedicated plant in Ireland.

Bright Food "eyes 2016 listings for Weetabix, Manassen"

6 Nov 2014

China's Bright Food Co. is reportedly targeting listings of UK breakfast cereal business Weetabix and Australian food group Manassen Foods in the next two years.

Performance nutrition drives Glanbia 9M results

29 Oct 2014

Glanbia said today (29 October) it delivered a "good performance" in the first nine months of the year, as the Irish group's performance nutrition brands helped to offset soft sales in its cheese and consumer units.

Glanbia chairman to step down

28 Oct 2014

Liam Herlihy is to step down as chairman of Ireland-based food group Glanbia in May.







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