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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.

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.

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Aryzta selling stake in Signature Flatbreads as disposal programme continues 12 Mar 2018

Aryzta is to sell its 50% stake in its Signature Flatbreads venture as the Swiss-Irish bakery group's moves to offload non-core businesses and using the proceeds to pay down debts continues.

Glanbia and Arla to pay unsold milk subsidy to weather-hit farmers  5 Mar 2018

Irish dairy, sports nutrition and ingredients group Glanbia has told farmers it will pay a subsidy for milk that could not be collected during Storm Emma.

Kerry Group says Marguerite Larkin to replace Brian Mehigan as CFO in September 20 Feb 2018

Ireland-based Kerry Group plans to appoint Marguerite Larkin as its chief financial officer in September to replace Brian Mehigan, who will shift to a new role. 

Aryzta executive set to take reins at Sysco-owned Pallas Foods - report 22 Jan 2018

Peter Jackson, a division head at Swiss-Irish food group Aryzta, is to take the top job at Pallas Foods, Ireland's largest foodservice wholesaler, according to The Irish Independent newspaper.

Nomad Foods announces deal to buy pizza assets from Boparan Holdings 17 Jan 2018

UK-based frozen food group Nomad Foods today (17 January) announced it had struck a deal to acquire a clutch of pizza assets - including the Goodfella's and San Marco brands - from Boparan Holdings.

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.

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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.