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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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Irish food groups lay down targets under newly-formed Plastics Action Alliance 17 Apr 2019

Plastics Action Alliance, a newly-formed environmentally-friendly food group, has laid down specific targets to eliminate single-use plastics.

Coca-Cola cools report of Irish dairy project 1 Apr 2019

Coca-Cola Co. has moved to play down a report in Ireland the drinks giant is weighing up a move to set up dairy processing in the country.

Fyffes kicked out of Ethical Trading Initiative 26 Mar 2019

The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) has made a decision about fresh produce group Fyffes' membership of the organisation.

Fane Valley Group acquires duck specialist Silver Hill Foods 25 Mar 2019

UK-based agri-food cooperative Fane Valley Group has snapped up a local duck specialist seeking to expand into new Asian markets.

Ireland's Carbery Group to diversify cheese portfolio via new plant 25 Feb 2019

Ireland's Carbery Group, which makes Dubliner brand cheddar cheese, has revealed plans to diversify its portfolio.

UK, Irish retailers predict price spikes from no-deal Brexit 21 Feb 2019

Retailers in the UK and Ireland have teamed up to warn about the impact they believe a no-deal Brexit will have on the prices of some food.

Richmond sausages owner Kerry prepares meat-free move 20 Feb 2019

Kerry Group, the Ireland-based ingredients and consumer-foods supplier, is readying a move into a new part of the supermarket aisle.

Irish food body calls for measures to offset potential UK import tariffs 20 Feb 2019

An Irish business group is calling for measures to offset potential tariffs on its exports to the UK post-Brexit.

Ireland's Largo Foods renamed Tayto Snacks 12 Feb 2019

Ireland-based snacks manufacturer Largo Foods is changing its name to better reflect the nature of its business.

EU said to be planning to compensate European farming businesses in event of no-deal Brexit 4 Feb 2019

The European Commission has been linked with a plan to support beef and dairy farmers in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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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.