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Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney on leaving US market and focusing on UK - the just-food interview, part one 13 Nov 2018

In the first of a two-part interview, Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney talks to Dean Best about the private-label manufacturer's decision to quit the US and focus on the UK market.


How food start-ups can stand out from crowd and catch an investor's eye 29 Oct 2018

Large numbers of investors, with deep pockets, are keen to invest in the right food start-up venture, John Stapleton writes.


"We see ourselves as the new Birds Eye for a modern generation" - Strong Roots founder Samuel Dennigan on his plans for the frozen vegetable brand - the bitesize interview 23 Jul 2018

Samuel Dennigan, 32, set up his Ireland-based frozen vegetable products business Strong Roots in 2015 and it has quickly gained listings on both sides of the Irish Sea. But Dennigan's only just getting started, he tells Andy Coyne.


Can Nomad Foods heat up Goodfella's sales? 22 Jan 2018

UK-based, US-listed Nomad Foods - a business with M&A at its very origins – has re-entered the fray after pressure on sales and margins caused the company to focus inwards. The owner of the Iglo and Birds Eye (in the UK) brands has snapped up a clutch of pizza assets from UK group Boparan Holdings. Dean Best reports.


Irish meats firm Clonakilty invests under shadow of Brexit - interview 12 Dec 2017

Irish savoury meat company Clonakilty has returned to its home-town roots following a EUR7m (US$8.2m) investment in a new, self-contained site. However, the move comes with Brexit hanging over Ireland’s exporters. Simon Harvey catches up with CEO Colette Twomey.

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LacPatrick, Lakeland shareholders back merger 29 Oct 2018

Shareholders in two Ireland-based dairy cooperatives have given their backing for the companies to join forces.


The Authentic Food Co. to close Dundalk facility 22 Oct 2018

UK-based The Authentic Food Co. is to close a plant in Ireland due to a lack of profitability, putting more than 100 jobs at risk.


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.


Merger deal for Ireland dairy co-ops LacPatrick, Lakeland Dairies goes to shareholder vote 4 Oct 2018

The boards of directors of Ireland-based dairy cooperatives LacPatrick Dairies and Lakeland Dairies have agreed to merge, with a shareholder vote on the deal slated for 23 October.


Irish dairy co-op Aurivo reveals expansion plans 20 Aug 2018

Ireland-based agri-food cooperative Aurivo has announced a EUR48m (US$54.7m), five year investment programme.


Kerry Group upgrades earnings guidance 9 Aug 2018

Kerry Group has upgraded its guidance for adjusted earnings per share from 7% to 10% in constant currency terms as the Ireland-based firm reported first-half results.


Ireland's Crust & Crumb invests EUR5m in new pizza factory 30 Jul 2018

Crust & Crumb of Ireland, a manufacturer of pizzas, bases and flatbreads, is investing EUR5m (US$5.8m) in a new factory in Ballyconnell, County Cavan, as part of a strategy to combat the potential impact from Brexit.


Ireland's ABP Food secures e-commerce agreement for beef products in China 18 Jul 2018

ABP Food Group has scored a second win in China with an agreement with Beijing Hopewise to launch a range of "premium" Irish beef products on the e-commerce platform JD.com.


Glanbia JV with Leprino Foods plans Ireland cheese plant 16 Jul 2018

Ireland-based dairy and sports nutrition group Glanbia Plc plans to build a EUR130m (US$152.3m) new factory under its cheese joint venture with Leprino Foods.


Irish dairy groups LacPatrick and Lakeland enter merger talks 6 Jul 2018

The boards of Ireland's LacPatrick Dairies and local peer Lakeland Dairies have agreed to enter into exclusive discussions regarding a merger of the two societies.

Latest blogs

The Irish Dairy Board unveils logo for new name 31 Mar 2015

Timed to coincide with the end of EU quotas on dairy production today (31 March), Irish co-operative The Irish Dairy Board has published the logo for its new corporate name, Ornua.


Tesco, Nestle, Kerry head to Dublin to talk sustainability 26 Sep 2013

Key food industry manufacturers and retailers are in the Irish capital today (26 September) to discuss the necessity of developing sustainable food practices.