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IRELAND: Glanbia Nutritionals launches consumer website

17 Jan 2003

Nutritional ingredients company Glanbia Nutritionals has announced the launch of its new consumer-focused dairy calcium website ( aimed at educating both the general public and formulators on the benefits of natural dairy calcium.

IRELAND: Glanbia creates new business unit for growth in nutrition arena

10 Dec 2002

Irish food products company Glanbia has announced that it has established a new business unit to integrate the group’s current international nutritional business under one management structure. The new business will be known as Glanbia Nutritionals and will seek to advance the group’s position in the growing global nutritional ingredients market through the development of existing operations as well as through strategic alliances, joint venture agreements and, where appropriate, by acquisition.

UK: Peter's grows significantly with Irish deal

24 Jul 2002

Chilled and frozen food manufacturer Peter's has acquired food distributor Glanbia Food Service (GFS) from its Irish parent for an undisclosed sum. The deal with Glanbia basically doubles the size of Cardiff-based Peter’s operations. GFS employs 500 people in its Tamworth, Staffordshire-based central distribution facility and eight other regional depots.

USA: Glanbia reveals that TruCal achieves GRAS Status

4 Jul 2002

International dairy ingredients firm Glanbia Ingredients has announced that its TruCal product has achieved GRAS (Generally Recognised As Safe) status in the US. TruCal provides a source of dairy calcium and and is also available lactose-free. It can be used to fortify food and beverages and enrich dairy products in categories such as nutrition bars, bakery products, sports beverages, and isotonic beverages.

USA: announces launch of first all-inclusive Cheese Exchange

6 Nov 2001 , the leading independent online dairy commodities exchange, has announced the launch of its new Cheese Exchange . Scott Sexton, president of the Dallas-based company, commented: "After successfully trading over US$150m in fluid commodities this year on the

Traceability, crisis management and enterprise quality management (EQM) come of age

16 Jul 2001

Recent food scares have put traceability and crisis management at the top of the agenda for food processors. Modern technology can achieve a great deal in forwards-and-backwards traceability and offer manufacturers a significant competitive advantage and genuine cost savings. Len Smith reports

IRELAND: quietly shuts up shop as investment dries up

11 Jul 2001 , the e-procurement solution voted the "hottest start up company" by just a few months ago, has announced it is to suspend website page. CEO Tom Galvin referred to the vain search for further investment to allow to build on a steady start.

UK: Express Dairies will not pay out final dividend

1 May 2001

Shareholders in Express Dairies will see their payout for the year to 31 March slashed by 60%, after the company revealed plans today to abandon a final dividend. Express argued that it has been hit hard by difficult trading conditions. It went some way to addressing the over capacity within the liquid milk market in the UK by closing operations at four of the five plants acquired from Dublin-based firm

UK: Green Isle leading the way in eProcurement

27 Nov 2000

Green Isle Foods, one of the largest manufacturers of convenience foods and owner of the prestigious brand Goodfellas Pizza, has announced a major initiative with, the leading online exchange for the food manufacturing industry. This move highlights the increasing recognition of the benefits of e-commerce within the £105 billion food ingredients market.

IRELAND: Hibernia Foods plc Announces Results for Fiscal 2000 and Reports Record Revenue Growth

7 Aug 2000

Revenues increase 40% to IR(pound)90 million ($109.4 million)190% increase in Net Assets significantly strengthening Balance Sheet Hibernia Foods plc (NASDAQ:HIBNY, HIBZF, HIBWF; the "Company") today announced its results for its fiscal year and fourth quarter ended March 31, 2000. Sales for the fiscal year were IR(pound)90.

MD Foods/Arla Merger Speeds Dairy Globalisation

31 Jan 2000

The decision by MD Foods of Denmark and Arla of Sweden to merge to create Europe's largest dairy company is symptomatic of the growing consolidation within the industry as it becomes increasingly global in nature.

The Roar of the Celtic Tiger

26 Jan 2000

The term Celtic Tiger has been widely used to describe the economic transformation that has taken place in Ireland in the 1990s. The figures are indeed impressive: GDP has grown by an average of 9% since 1993. Growth has been higher than all other OECD countries for the past 4 years and will be again in 1999








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