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New products – India FMCG giant Marico enters plant-based meat; Danone touts health virtues of Silk kids line; Chobani debuts probiotic range; Kellogg's new cereal bars

11 Dec 2020

This week's selection of new products includes a cereal partnership between Mondelez/Post Holdings and a new category in spreads for Upfield's Violife brand in the UK. 

Ornua to expand UK cheese facility to meet Covid-linked demand surge

2 Nov 2020

Irish dairy cooperative Ornua Foods is to invest in a UK cheese facility to meet increased demand linked to changing consumption patterns as a result of Covid-19.

Ornua opens cheese facility in Spain to replace plant destroyed by fire

5 Nov 2019

Irish dairy cooperative Ornua has opened a new cheese facility in Europe on the site of the plant that was destroyed two years ago by fire.

Irish dairy group Ornua to close UK facility

16 Jul 2019

Ornua, the Irish dairy cooperative behind brands such as Kerrygold butter and Pilgrim's Choice cheese, is to close a facility in the English Midlands.

Pilgrim's Choice owner Ornua stockpiling cheese in UK amidst Brexit fears

11 Oct 2018

Irish dairy group Ornua is building up supplies of Irish Cheddar cheese in the UK as a defensive measure against Brexit.

Earnings summary - Conagra Brands sees subdued organic growth after Q3 result; Nomad Foods FY profits surge on debt repricing; Boparan Q2 sales rise despite ''tough conditions'' hitting profits; Produce Investments back in black in H1

22 Mar 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Earnings summary - Conagra Brands sees income rise; General Mills revises full-year guidance

21 Dec 2017

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Irish dairy group Ornua takes Kerrygold to South Korea

17 Nov 2017

Ornua, the Irish dairy group, has launched its Kerrygold butter brand into the South Korean market.

Ornua books profit jump on "record" Kerrygold sales

10 May 2017

Ireland-based dairy business Ornua today (10 May) booked a 46% increase in operating profit for 2016, boosted by what it said were "record global retail sales" of its Kerrygold products.

Irish dairy Ornua eyes south-east Asia push

22 Mar 2017

Ireland-based dairy business Ornua is lining up a fresh push into south-east Asia.

Irish dairy group Ornua buys UK cheese firm F.J. Need

25 Jan 2017

Ireland-based dairy business Ornua said today (25 January) it had signed an agreement to acquire UK cheese ingredients company F. J. Need for an undisclosed sum.

NZ yogurt firm EasiYo eyes Europe growth with Ornua deal

11 Jan 2017

New Zealand make-at-home yogurt business EasiYo Products is looking to grow its business in Europe through a tie-up with Ireland-based dairy group Ornua.

Ornua to invest in expansion in Germany

9 Nov 2016

Ornua, the Ireland-based dairy business, is to up the manufacturing capacity of a plant in Germany to meet growing demand for Kerrygold products.

Ornua buys US firm CoreFX Ingredients from MCT Dairies

2 Nov 2016

Ornua, the Ireland-based dairy group, has snapped up US dairy ingredients business CoreFX Ingredients from local group MCT Dairies.

Ornua wants Kerrygold to be EUR1bn brand

16 Sep 2016

Irish dairy processor Ornua wants to develop Kerrygold from a "butter brand" to a "dairy brand" as it expands the business in the US, UK and other international markets. 

Ornua books higher 2015 results on now-sold DPI asset

20 Apr 2016

Ornua, the Ireland-based dairy co-operative, today (20 April) reported higher turnover and profits for 2015, figures that included the now sold US distribution business DPI Specialty Foods, with results from continuing operations lower year-on-year.

Ornua takes Kerrygold into yoghurt in Germany

3 Mar 2016

Ornua, the Irish dairy group, is to launch a range of yoghurt under its Kerrygold brand in Germany.

Food industry news of the week - Metcalfe's Skinny, Hain Celestial, Ornua

15 Jan 2016

Diamond Foods, itself set to be sold to US snacks group Snyder's-Lance, this week took a stake in UK popcorn maker Metcalfe's Skinny. Our M&A pages featured a number of deals, including the move for Chinese dairy group Ambrosia by Irish co-op Ornua. At the ICR investment conference in Florida, the new owner of Green Giant, B&G Foods, said it was interested in more acquisitions in the frozen food sector, while Hain Celestial told delegates it could withstand greater competition in the US natural and organic sectors.

Food industry quotes of the week - pressure on Hain Celestial, Chobani ad spat, Ornua's China move

15 Jan 2016

US group Hain Celestial this week cut its forecasts for annual sales and earnings amid pressure on its domestic business. The company's management also presented at the ICR investment conference, where it sought to be upbeat about Hain's prospects. Staying in the US, Danone warned it could pursue legal action over Chobani's "misleading and deceptive marketing" which targeted its Light & Fit brand. Elsewhere, Irish dairy co-op Ornua announced the acquisition of Chinese group Ambrosia. And we analysed General Mills' recent acquisitions of Brazilian yoghurt maker Carolina and US meat snacks firm Epic Provisions. Here is the week in quotes.

Ornua buys Chinese dairy group Ambrosia

13 Jan 2016

Ornua, the Ireland-based dairy business, is eyeing growth in China's retail and foodservice channels after snapping up China's Shanghai Ambrosia Fine Foods Co.

Food industry news of the week - Bear snacks takeover, Fonterra sells yoghurt unit, General Mills' new forecasts

18 Dec 2015

Belgium's Lotus Bakeries this week struck its second piece acquisition in the UK in four months, with a deal to buy Bear snacks owner Urban Fresh Foods. Our M&A pages also included news Fonterra is selling its Australian yoghurt business to Lactalis's Parmalat and Ornua is offloading US distribution asset DPI. Elsewhere, the Russian central bank said domestic producers had, in most categories, failed to meet the shortfall in production from Moscow's import restrictions on the west.

Ornua to focus on Irish dairy exports after DPI sale

15 Dec 2015

Irish dairy co-operative Ornua has sold a majority stake in its US food distribution business, DPI Specialty Foods, to private-equity firm Arbor Investments in order to reallocate resources to its core business. 

Ornua opens Kerrygold plant in Nigeria

2 Dec 2015

Ornua, the Irish dairy group, has opened a plant in Nigeria that will pack powdered milk sold under the Kerrygold brand in the local market.

Ornua opens ingredients R&D site in Spain

9 Sep 2015

Ornua, the Ireland-based dairy co-operative, has opened an R&D facility in Spain in a bid to build its business in the country and in southern Europe.

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).

Food industry results in brief: Ornua, Cloetta, Gruma

24 Apr 2015

First-quarter numbers came in from the likes of European confectionery Cloetta and Mexican business Gruma. The Irish Dairy Board, now known as Ornua, reported its full results for 2014. Here's our weekly round-up of companies' financial results.

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