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IRELAND/US: Glanbia to buy sports nutrition firm Isopure

12 Sep 2014

Irish food group Glanbia is to add to its growing sports nutrition business with the acquisition of privately-owned US firm The Isopure Co.

Comment: Competition to rise as dairies invest in whey production

1 Sep 2014

Arla Foods is wise to invest in its whey protein production capacity. However, the company is far from alone in pursuing this strategy, with various dairy firms stepping up production to meet growing global demand. As activity increases so too could competition, Katy Askew suggests.

IRELAND: Performance nutrition still driving Glanbia

20 Aug 2014

Glanbia today (20 August) reported an increase in half-year profits, with the Ireland-based group again boosted by higher earnings from its performance nutrition business.

Analysis: Why PZ Cussons could continue expansion in food

12 Aug 2014

UK consumer goods group PZ Cussons does the bulk of its business in areas like personal care and beauty but it has food interests in Africa and Australia - and in recent days it has added to its food stable with the acquisition of Australian yoghurt business Five:Am. Dean Best looks at PZ's expansion in food and discusses how much of a priority the sector is for the Carex handwash and Charles Worthington shampoo maker.

IRELAND: Dale Farm acquires Fivemiletown cheese brands, 20 jobs saved

20 May 2014

Dale Farm has bought the speciality cheese brands at Fivemiletown Creamery in a move that will see 20 jobs saved.

IRELAND: Performance nutrition powers Glanbia sales

13 May 2014

Irish food group Glanbia today (13 May) booked a 17% jump in first-quarter sales thanks to a bumper three months for its performance nutrition division.

IRELAND: Glanbia launches Avonmore protein milk

13 May 2014

Glanbia is launching a high-protein, low-fat milk in Ireland under its existing Avonmore brand.

Focus: Could flurry of NPD revive liquid milk sales?

24 Apr 2014

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.

IRELAND: Glanbia ingredients JV, Fivemiletown creamery in "strategic alliance" talks

1 Apr 2014

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland is in "exclusive" talks with Irish cheese manufacturer Fivemiletown Co-op - which is reportedly under the threat of closure - in a bid to set up a "strategic alliance" between the firms.

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

24 Mar 2014

just-food brought you exclusive updates from some of the power players in our industry as the likes of Nestle, Danone and Kerry Foods set out their investment case at the Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference in London this week. In other news, Sainsbury's booked its first like-for-like sales drop in nine years, General Mills continued to face pressure in the US and we spoke to FrieslandCampina CFO Kees Gielen. Here are the highlights from the past week.

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

24 Mar 2014

The Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference dominated news this week with updates from Kraft Foods Group, Glanbia and Nestle. Elsewhere GM was back in the spotlight with the UK Prime Minister's scientific advisers arguing the technology is safe. Also this week the political tensions in Russia and Ukraine saw Metro Group delay an IPO of its Russian cash-and-carry unit and Lidl announced the departure of chairman Karl-Heinz Holland.

CAGE 2014: Glanbia eyes "global" performance nutrition brands

18 Mar 2014

Glanbia wants to build "global" performance nutrition brands, the Ireland-based food group's managing director Siobhán Talbot has said.

Editor's viewpoint: Glanbia has stamina

18 Mar 2014

The 2013 results posted by Irish food group Glanbia stood out, both for the growth the company achieved last year and its optimism for its prospects this year and beyond.

IRELAND: FY profits up at Glanbia

12 Mar 2014

Glanbia today (12 March) reported higher annual profits as continued improvement at the Ireland-based food group's performance nutrition arm offset a challenging year for its domestic dairy business.

IRELAND: Competition Authority to investigate Wexford sale to Glanbia Ingredients Ireland

6 Mar 2014

The Competition Authority of Ireland is to launch a full investigation into Glanbia Ingredients Ireland's proposed acquisition of Wexford Creamery.

IRELAND: Glanbia eyes Asia with new UHT facility

13 Dec 2013

Glanbia is investing in a new facility to produce UHT milk and cream as it looks to meet growing demand in Asia.

IRELAND: Wexford Creamery owners back sale to Glanbia Ingredients Ireland

6 Dec 2013

The farmer-owners of Wexford Creamery have approved the sale of the Irish dairy processor to Glanbia Ingredients Ireland.

IRELAND: Glanbia names ex-Sara Lee exec Garvey FD

12 Nov 2013

Irish dairy and ingredients group Glanbia has appointed former Sara Lee executive Mark Garvey to the role of finance chief.

just-food's research round-up: UK prepared salads market, US convenience stores

8 Nov 2013

This week's selection of key industry intelligence available in the just-food store includes the prepared salads market in the UK, convenience stores in the US, and the pre-packaged sandwiches market in China.

IRELAND: Glanbia 9M sales up

29 Oct 2013

Irish dairy and ingredients group Glanbia has booked an increase in sales in the first nine months of its financial year.

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

14 Oct 2013

just-food was working hard to bring you news from both Cologne and Paris last week as the Anuga trade show and World Retail Congress conference, respectively, got under way. Enjoy some of the best quotes from both shows. Separately, Saputo confirmed plans to table a takeover bid for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory, while the UK Government unveiled a programme to support the country's food and drink exports.

IRELAND: Glanbia initiates consumer unit redundancy programme

11 Oct 2013

Irish dairy and ingredients group Glanbia has initiated a voluntary redundancy programme for its struggling consumer products division.

IRELAND: Glanbia plans revamp of domestic consumer business

20 Sep 2013

Glanbia is to shake up its domestic consumer brands business, which has seen profits come under pressure in tough trading conditions in the Irish group's home market.

IRELAND: Glanbia H1 earnings up, reaffirms guidance

21 Aug 2013

Irish food group Glanbia has recorded an increase in first-half earnings and reiterated its profit guidance for the full year.

In the spotlight: PZ Cussons' Rafferty's deal to boost core Asia presence

5 Jul 2013

UK-based consumer goods group PZ Cussons this week struck a surprise deal to buy Australian baby food business Rafferty's Garden. Analysts have suggested the acquisition is not a sign PZ Cussons plans a significant push into food and see the deal as one that can support its core home and personal care businesses in the region. Michelle Russell reports.

UK/AUS: FMCG giant PZ Cussons to buy Rafferty's Garden baby food

2 Jul 2013

UK-based consumer goods group PZ Cussons has struck a surprise deal to buy Australian baby food business Rafferty's Garden.

IRELAND: Glanbia promotes finance chief to CEO role

21 May 2013

Glanbia CFO Siobhán Talbot is to replace the Irish food group's chief executive, John Moloney, after he announced his intention to retire a year early.

IRELAND: Glanbia records "solid" start to year

16 May 2013

Irish food group Glanbia said it recorded a "solid" performance in the first four months of the year and is "on track" to meet its 2013 growth targets.

IRELAND/CHINA: Glanbia, Bright Food mull tie-up but no deal yet

9 May 2013

Irish food group Glanbia today (9 May) confirmed it is working with Bright Food to look into potential ventures in the Chinese firm's home market but brushed off reports of a deal.

IRELAND: Glanbia targets exports with new ingredients plant

1 May 2013

Irish food group Glanbia has unveiled plans to build a EUR150m (US$197.9m) ingredients plant facility in the south-east of the country.

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