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Ireland's food industry already paying price for Brexit - interview with Paul Kelly, director of Food Drink Industry Ireland 21 Nov 2016

Paul Kelly, director of Irish food body Food Drink Industry Ireland, spoke with Ben Cooper about the challenges the sector faces in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.


Why Irish free-from firm BFree Foods believes ingredients will drive growth - the bitesize interview 25 Apr 2016

Ireland-based free-from foods maker BFree Foods, set up five years ago, is growing rapidly and expects that to continue this year, with plans to double its turnover in 2016. Demand for free-from products is rising but the sector, however, is becoming intensely competitive. Hannah Abdulla talks to BFree Foods general manager Alex Murphy to find out how the company plans to continue to expand.


How Greencore's food-to-go focus is paying dividends 24 Nov 2015

Prioritising its food-to-go operations in the UK and the US has led Greencore to report higher annual sales and earnings. And the Ireland-based private-label supplier is looking to further build that side of its business in the year ahead.


Building value in liquid milk: a four-point plan 11 May 2015

Liquid milk is not a category that benefits from significant added value. While milk is on the shopping list, generally speaking, it is not an area where consumers are engaged and brands are valued. Here is just-food's four-point plan for adding value to the milk category.


On the money: How Greencore is outperforming the UK food market 25 Nov 2014

Over the last twelve months Irish food group Greencore outperformed the overall food market in UK, its largest market, on the back of its exposure to the faster-growth food-to-go segment and expansion in convenience channels.

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Irish chocolate maker Lily O'Brien's said to be up for sale 14 Nov 2017

Irish chocolate maker Lily O'Brien's is said to be up for sale by private-equity fund Carlyle Cardinal Ireland (CCI).


Irish government prepares for Brexit by funding new food innovation hub 13 Oct 2017

The Irish government is to spend EUR8.8m (US$10.4m) on a new National Food Innovation Hub, intended to help the country's food businesses deal with the fallout of Brexit, the UK's departure from the European Union.


Ireland's Kerry Group updates growth targets  11 Oct 2017

Irish food company Kerry Group has updated its medium-term growth targets and says it is targeting 2% to 3% annual volume growth in its consumer foods division.


Fyffes avoids expulsion from ethical trading body 19 Sep 2017

Fyffes has avoided outright expulsion from the Ethical Trading Initiative - from which the Ireland-based tropical fruit group is suspended - but it may be only a temporary reprieve.


Brexit - Dublin says Irish food producers vulnerable 15 Sep 2017

A report from Ireland's Department of Finance says the country's agri-food sector will be in a vulnerable position post-Brexit, the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.


Ireland's Total Produce books 12% revenue increase led by acquisitions 31 Aug 2017

Total Produce reported a 12% increase in first-half revenue due to contributions from its acquisitions, but the Ireland-based global fruit and vegetable giant said the results were also impacted by the conversion into euro from its foreign-exchange denominated operations.


Brexit - UK proposes "no hard border" for trade with Ireland 16 Aug 2017

The UK today (16 August) announced it wants to see "no hard border in the movement of goods" between the country and Ireland, setting out its position on one of the thorniest Brexit issues.


Kerry Group cuts earnings forecast due to forex 10 Aug 2017

Kerry Group, the Ireland-based ingredients and consumer foods giant, today (10 August) lowered its forecast for underlying earnings due to increased pressure on its bottom line from exchange rates.


Glanbia keeps 2017 EPS guidance as H1 profits rise 10 Aug 2017

Glanbia, the Ireland-based dairy and sports nutrition group, reported an increase in first-half income and kept its 2017 growth guidance for pro-forma adjusted earnings per share at 7% to 10%.


Greencore Q3 sales up, reveals date of UK plant closure 27 Jul 2017

Ireland-based convenience food group Greencore has reported a 77% increase in sales but revealed the date for a factory closure in the UK.

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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.