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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.


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.

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Irish exporters enjoy another "record" year but Brexit remains "great unknown'' 11 Jan 2018

Ireland's food and drink exporters enjoyed another unprecedented year in 2017, despite the uncertainty generated by Britain's vote to leave the European Union.


Boyne Valley Group CEO John Rankin departs 5 Jan 2018

John Rankin, the CEO of Boyne Valley Group, has left the Ireland-based business after a decade at the helm.


Poland's Colian Holding acquires Irish chocolate maker Lily O'Brien's 2 Jan 2018

Polish food company Colian Holding SA has bought Irish chocolate maker Lily O'Brien's for EUR40m (US$48.2m) from the Carlyle Cardinal Ireland Fund.


Aryzta sells La Rousse Foods to retailer Musgrave 5 Dec 2017

Bakery group Aryzta has struck a deal to sell Dublin-based foodservice supplier La Rousse Foods to Irish retail giant Musgrave.


Kepak buys facility from Pilgrim's Pride subsidiary Moy Park  4 Dec 2017

Irish meat processor and Rustlers brand owner Kepak has bought a facility from chicken giant Pilgrim's Pride's UK subsidiary Moy park for an undisclosed sum.


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.

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.