Dawn Farms acquires German cooked meats company Haas

IRELAND – Dawn Farms, Europe’s largest specialist cooked meats ingredients business, has acquired German protein supplier Haas as it continues to consolidate its business in the European market. Established in 1994, Haas is a mid-sized […]

German confectionery maker Zertus appoints new head of UK & Ireland operations

UK – German based food group, Zertus has appointed Paul Tripp as the new chief executive officer of the company’s operation in the UK and Ireland Snacking & Chocolate Market Unit. Tripp, who assumed office […]

Nestlé launches new KitKat and Yorkie bars with reduced sugar in UK

UK – Nestlé will be introducing new KitKat and Yorkie chocolate bars in the UK and Ireland as it continues to expand its less sugar confectionery ranges. The confectionery giant said that both bars contain […]

Nestlé debuts new Starbucks by Nespresso range in the UK and Ireland

UK – Nestlé has released a new range of Starbucks-branded coffee capsules, called Starbucks by Nespresso, in the UK and Ireland. Starbucks by Nespresso features eight coffee blends, which include Blonde Espresso Roast, Colombia, House […]

Hershey acquires stake in Irish protein bar maker Fulfil Holdings

IRELAND – American chocolate manufacturer, The Hershey Company has announced a minority investment in Irish protein bar manufacturer Fulfil to expand its business in Europe. Fulfil Holdings, which was founded in 2016, is a one […]

Valeo Foods Group in talks to acquire Campbell’s snacks brands

IRELAND – Irish food group, Valeo Foods is in exclusive talks with Campbell Soup to buy the company’s Kettle Foods business in UK and Ireland for about US$60million (€54 million). Earlier this year, Campbell hired […]

Kerry Group half year revenues grow 10.7% to US$4bn buoyed by acquisitions

IRELAND – Kerry Group, and Irish dairy cooperative, issued its financial results for the half year ended 30 June 2019 during which the groups revenue increased by 10.7% to US$4 billion (€3.6bn). The increase in […]

Mondelēz International commits to calorie reduction in chocolate and biscuit products

UK – Mondelēz International has pledged to reduce calories in a range of its chocolate and biscuit products to below 100 calories by 2021. The cookies and milk-chocolate products maker plans to cut down calories […]

Ardagh Group adds copper colored range to aluminium cans

IRELAND – Irish metal and glass products producer, Ardagh Group has added copper colour to its range of coloured tabs and shells for cans. The eye-catching copper tone brings a beautiful finish to the can, […]

Ardagh to merge food tin business with Exal in a deal worth US$2.5b

IRELAND – Packaging producer, Ardagh Group has agreed to combine its Food & Specialty Metal Packaging business with aluminium container manufacturer, Exal Corporation in a deal worth US$2.5 billion. The merger is expected to create […]