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FRANCE: Poor Bongrain cheese sales hit Q3 results

2 Nov 2006

The French cheese maker Bongrain has reported a static third quarter, with a year-on-year advance of just EUR8m (US$10m) on its year to date sales of EUR2.43bn, as of 30 September.

IRELAND: Glanbia posts slight decline, announces US acquisition

6 Sep 2006

Glanbia Foods today (6 September) posted a 5% decline in operating profit due to increased costs and difficult market conditions.

UK: Glanbia acquires nutritional ingredients company

21 Jun 2006

International consumer foods and nutritional ingredients company Glanbia has acquired bar and beverage group Pro-Fibe Nutrition.

IRELAND: Danone brings trademark case against Glanbia

10 Apr 2006

French dairy giant Danone has said that it will take Irish dairy producer Glanbia to court over an alleged trademark infringement.

IRELAND: Glanbia launches new Yoplait range

14 Feb 2006

Irish dairy group Glanbia is launching a new range of yoghurt drinks under the Yoplait brand which it says will allow it to bridge the fresh dairy market and the functional foods sector.

IRELAND: Glanbia appoints new CEO for Irish consumer foods business

12 Dec 2005

Food group Glanbia has today (Monday) announced the appointment of Colin Gordon as chief executive officer of its Irish consumer foods business, effective from 1 March 2006.

BELGIUM/IRELAND: EU clears Glanbia, Corman buy of Corman Miloko

5 Oct 2005

The European Commission has granted clearance under the EU Merger Regulation to the acquisition of joint control of Ireland’s Corman Miloko by Ireland-based Glanbia Consumer Foods and Belgium’s Corman.

IRELAND/USA: Glanbia Nutritionals expands US research and development

27 Sep 2005

Glanbia Nutritionals, a division of Irish food company Glanbia, has said it is expanding its US research and development at its R&D centre in Twin Falls, Idaho.

IRELAND: Glanbia first half income unchanged

31 Aug 2005

Food group Glanbia has reported a broadly unchanged performance in the first half ended 2 July, although EU farm policy changes created some problems.

IRELAND: Glanbia Nutritionals opens innovation centre

12 Jul 2005

Glanbia Nutritionals, a division of Irish food company Glanbia, has announced the official opening of the Glanbia Group Innovation Centre in Kilkenny, by the Irish minister for enterprise, trade and employment, Michéal Martin.

IRELAND/BELGIUM: Glanbia in JV with Bongrain subsidiary Corman

4 Jul 2005

Irish dairy company Glanbia has signed a joint venture agreement with Belgian Bongrain subsidiary Corman to manufacture and market dairy spreads and butterfat products, according to the Sunday Times newspaper.

IRELAND: Yoplait launches added calcium yoghurt

13 Jun 2005

Dairy company Yoplait Ireland has launched a drinking yoghurt containing TruCal, a 100% natural milk mineral complex from Glanbia Nutritionals.

IRELAND: Glanbia board elects Michael Walsh as chairman

10 Jun 2005

The board of food group Glanbia has elected Michael Walsh as chairman, succeeding Tom Corcoran who has retired as chairman and director of the company, according to a report on the Irish business website Business World.

IRELAND: Glanbia MD says company is focussed on core areas

17 May 2005

Irish food company Glanbia is now focussed on core areas for development in consumer foods, food ingredients and the evolving nutritionals business, group managing director John Moloney told shareholders at its AGM today (Tuesday).

IRELAND: Glanbia Nutritionals in deal to sell anti-cholesterol product

5 May 2005

Glanbia Nutritionals, a division of Irish food company Glanbia, has announced a partnership with US company Nurture Inc under which it will become European distributor for OatVantage, a product high in cholesterol reducing oat beta-glucan.

IRELAND: Glanbia says competition authority allows CMP deal

23 Mar 2005

Irish food group Glanbia today (Wednesday) confirmed that it had received approval from the Irish competition authority to operate the CMP liquid milk, cream and juice branded business of Dairygold Co-operative Society Limited.

IRELAND: Glanbia announces management changes

10 Mar 2005

Irish dairy giant Glanbia today (Thursday) announced a series of management changes.

IRELAND: Glanbia announces sales rise, but profits down

2 Mar 2005

Irish food Group Glanbia has today (Wednesday) announced a rise in sales for the year ended 1 January 2005 to €1.83bn (US$2.4bn) from €1.66bn in 2003, but operating profit fell to €83.5bn from €88.5bn.

IRELAND: Glanbia to take over Dairygold's CMP brand

2 Feb 2005

Irish food group Glanbia has confirmed that it is to buy the CMP branded liquid milk, cream and juice business of Dairygold Cooperative for €10.05m (US$13.1m), subject to the approval of the Irish Competition Authority.

GERMANY/IRELAND: Glanbia to acquire Germany's Kortus

9 Dec 2004

Irish food company Glanbia has announced the acquisition of German-based nutrient delivery systems company, Kortus Food Ingredients Services.

IRELAND/USA: Glanbia develops weight control ingredient

13 May 2004

Glanbia Nutritionals, a US-based division of Irish food group Glanbia, has developed an ingredient that promotes fat loss while maintaining lean body mass.

DENMARK/UK: Danish Crown's Tulip to merge with Flagship Foods

11 May 2004

Danish farmers cooperative Danish Crown has announced that it has agreed to merge its UK subsidiary Tulip with UK meat processor Flagship Foods, creating one of the UK’s largest meat groups.

IRELAND/UK: Glanbia forms UK cheese joint venture with Milk Link

24 Feb 2004

Irish dairy giant Glanbia has announced that it has formed a new joint venture company with UK dairy Milk Link to serve the UK cheese market.

USA: Glanbia joint venture begins building $190m cheese facility

13 Jan 2004

Irish-based food and dairy company Glanbia has announced that work has started on the construction of a new US$190m cheese and whey products facility in the US, which is being built through a joint venture.

USA: Glanbia Nutritionals expands processing capabilities

14 Oct 2003

US dairy ingredients company Glanbia Nutritionals, a division of Irish-based Glanbia, has announced that it has completed the first phase of an expansion of its whey processing capabilities to create new protein ingredients.

IRELAND/USA: Glanbia in talks over US joint venture

9 Jul 2003

Irish dairy and food company Glanbia has said it is in advanced negotiations to build a US$170m cheese and whey production facility in the US. The company said it is in talks with Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers regarding the construction of the facility in western Texas or New Mexico.

IRELAND/UK: Glanbia sells UK fresh pork operations

8 Jul 2003

Irish-based diary and consumer foods group Glanbia has announced that it has sold its UK fresh pork operations, Glanbia Fresh Meats (UK), to UK meat processor Flagship Foods. Glanbia Fresh Meats is a supplier of fresh pork products to the UK retail sector and also supplies food manufacturers in the UK, Europe and the Far East. The business being sold has two facilities in Tipton and West Bromwich. The deal does not include another smaller pig abattoir in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, which Glanbia is proposing to close.

UK: Glanbia Fresh Meats may close Ayrshire plant

31 Mar 2003

Glanbia Fresh Meats UK, a division of Irish food company Glanbia, plans to shut down its Drongan facility in Ayrshire due to a fall in pig numbers.

USA: Glanbia Foods to pay fines for excess wastewater

19 Mar 2003

US dairy company Glanbia Foods has made an agreement with state regulators in Idaho to pay for intentionally releasing too much wastewater from its cheese plant. The company, a division of Irish food giant Glanbia, is to pay up to US$32,000 for this month, which represents the maximum penalty that can be considered by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, reported the Associated Press.

IRELAND/URUGUAY: Glanbia forms joint venture with Conaprole dairy

19 Feb 2003

Glanbia, an Irish-based international dairy company specialising in cheese and nutrition products, and Conaprole, a leading Latin American dairy co-operative based in Uruguay, have announced an agreement to establish a joint venture company to develop dairy ingredient sales in Latin American and African markets.

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