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Fulfil CEO Brian O'Sullivan on Hershey's investment, Brexit and the Irish snack-bar firm's ambitions - interview 2 Sep 2019

Ireland-based healthy snack bar brand Fulfil has just secured investment from US confectioner Hershey. Simon Harvey talks with chief executive Brian O'Sullivan.


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.

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Europe backs Smart Protein project in plant-based food innovation 4 Oct 2019

An initiative under the European Commission's Horizon 2020 innovation programme will be launched next year to foster development in plant-based foods. 


Ireland's Glanbia to invest in R&D facilities 1 Oct 2019

Ireland-based dairy and sports nutrition group Glanbia has revealed a research and development (R&D) initiative in its home market.


More beef dispute-linked lay-offs at Irish meat firm ABP 20 Sep 2019

Irish meat firm ABP Food Group has taken further action at its plant at Cahir, Co. Tipperary, as a result of the ongoing dispute between beef farmers and the meat industry.


Irish dairy group Aurivo invests in milk-processing facility 20 Sep 2019

Aurivo, the Ireland-based dairy and sports nutrition company, has invested EUR6m (US$6.6m) in a milk-processing facility.


Redundancies at Irish meat firms Kepak and ABP as ongoing beef dispute bites 18 Sep 2019

Irish meat firms Kepak and ABP Food Group have taken action as a result of an ongoing boycott of their plants by beef farmers.


Irish frozen-food firm Strong Roots gets private-equity backing 10 Sep 2019

Strong Roots, the Ireland-based frozen-food supplier that has built a presence on both sides of the Atlantic, has secured investment from a US private-equity firm.


Hershey takes minority stakes in Irish snack brand Fulfil, US confectioner Blue Stripes 19 Aug 2019

US confectionery giant Hershey has taken a minority stake in Ireland-based better-for-you snack brand Fulfil through its investment vehicle C7 Ventures.


Kerry Group tweaks earnings guidance 8 Aug 2019

Kerry Group has tweaked its earnings guidance for the year as the Ireland-based owner of the Richmond sausages brand reported first-half results.


Glanbia lowers earnings outlook on performance nutrition arm headwinds 31 Jul 2019

Ireland-based dairy and sports nutrition group Glanbia has revised its earnings outlook for the rest of this year based on expectations for its performance nutrition arm.


Ireland releases funds for beef farmers amid Brexit "volatility" 30 Jul 2019

Ireland has announced a new round of funding to support the country's beef farmers amid what Dublin called the "market volatility and uncertainty arising out of 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.