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"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.


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.

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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.


Glanbia appoints Martin Keane to replace Henry Corbally as chairman 1 Jun 2018

Ireland-based dairy and sports nutrition group Glanbia has appointed Martin Keane as chairman to replace Henry Corbally.


Glanbia sets out five-year growth targets 23 May 2018

Irish dairy, sports nutrition and ingredients group Glanbia has set out five-year financial ambitions during a capital markets day held at its US innovation centre in Illinois.


Irish yogurt business Nomadic Dairy 'up for sale' 22 May 2018

Reports in Ireland suggest the country's Nomadic Dairy has been put up for sale by its owner, Donegal Investment Group.


Dairygold, Tine plan for Irish cheese facility given go-ahead 26 Apr 2018

Irish dairy group Dairygold and Norwegian peer Tine have been given the green light to develop a facility in County Cork.

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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.