Kerry’s Richmond brand launches meat-free meatballs in UK as demand for alternative protein soars

UK – Richmond brand, one of Kerry’s most prominent food brands,  has expanded its Meat-Free range by launching new meat-free meatballs and minces in the UK. The launch comes at a time when there is soaring demand for alternative proteins as consumer tastes and preferences shift away from animal proteins. According to a recently released report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Blue Horizon Corporation (BHC), the alternative protein market including meat, eggs, dairy, and seafood will reach US$290 billion in value by 2035. The study also concluded that alternative…

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Kerry, World Food Programme partner to improve milk value chain in Burundi

BURUNDI – Kerry, one of the world’s leading taste and nutrition company has partnered with the United Nations World Food Programme to launch Project Amata in Burundi, aimed to enhance the production and availability of safe, sustainable milk for children and communities. The project will be supported by a direct financial contribution of US$750,000 from the Irish company, aimed to improve food security and nutrition by strengthening the milk value chain. Over the course of the three-year programme, Kerry experts and WFP staff will work together with farmers and the…

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Demand for products perceived to enhance immunity will continue in the future beyond COVID-19 – Kerry

IRELAND – The COVID-19 pandemic brought attention to the importance of a functional immune system stimulating demand for functional foods and beverages globally. A recent study conducted by Irish Food and Ingredients Company Kerry revealed that this trend will continue in the future beyond COVID-19. According to the research, 65 percent of functional beverage consumers are more worried about their health since the start of the pandemic. Furthermore, when asked about the health concerns that have become more important since the emergence of COVID-19, 59 percent of respondents in the…

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Kerry to expand ingredients portifolio with acquisition of Spain’s Biosearch Life

IRELAND – Kerry Group has announced its intention to acquire Biosearch Life, a Spanish company that sells probiotic products made from human breast milk, for a total consideration of €126.94 million (about US$153.14 million). Based in Granada, Biosearch Life operates in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and functional food sectors and has over 150 employees. The Spanish biotechnology company offers a range of products in three primary areas: omega-3 fatty acids, botanical extracts and probiotics (with many obtained from human breast milk) under the respective brands, Eupoly-3, Exxentia and Hereditum. Biosearch Life’s…

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Kerry acquires China’s Jining Nature Group to expand its savoury offering in Asia Pacific

CHINA – Irish global flavour and ingredients company Kerry has acquired China’s Jining Nature Group, as it looks to expand its savoury offering in the Asia Pacific region. Jining Nature Group is one of the largest savory flavor manufacturers in China. It’s the owner of popular food ingredient brands Tianbo and Tianzheng. The company owns two factories. One is Shandong Tianbo Food Ingredients Co Ltd, another one is Jining Nature Foods Co Ltd, which is a separate Halal factory The acquisition is expected to strengthen Kerry’s portfolio with a wide…

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Tastes associated with travel and nostalgia to grow in popularity in 2021 – Kerry

IRELAND – Tastes associated with travel and nostalgia are predicted to grow in popularity as consumers around the world gravitate toward comforting and familiar tastes. This is according to a study conducted by Kerry Experts and captured in the taste and nutrition company’s 2021 Taste Charts. According to Kerry experts, 2021’s most sought after taste will be a contiuation of the phenomenon seen during the Covid-19 period where traditional tastes underwent a resurgence as people sought comfort in their food and beverages. Classics such as brownie, s’mores, apple pie, custard…

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Kerry joins pro-climate club, unveils plans to achieve 100% transition to renewable energy by 2025

IRELAND – Irish food company Kerry Group has become the latest major food company to join pro-clean energy club of most influential companies in the world otherwise known as RE100. While announcing its admission into the RE100, Kerry also unveiled its ambitious sustainably plans, committing to have its operations powered by 100% renewable electricity by 2025. RE100 is a global initiative led by the Climate Group in partnership with CDP, that aims to bring together the world’s most influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity. The decision to join the…

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Food ingredients company Kerry Group names Thomas Ahlinder new CEO for European taste and nutrition business

EUROPE – World’s leading taste and nutrition company Kerry Group has announced the appointment of Thomas Hahlin Ahlinder as president and CEO of its European taste and nutrition business. Hahlin Ahlinder who most recently served as an executive board member at ingredients company Döhler succeeds Malcolm Sheil who has been appointed to the new role of chief commercial officer. Hahlin Ahlinder has also previously held roles with Danisco and DuPont Nutrition and Health. Kerry says he has a ‘strong network’ of customer relationships within the taste, nutrition and health marketplace,…

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Kerry to acquire Bio-K Plus to bolster position in probiotics market

CANADA – Irish Food Company Kerry is looking to further enhance its position in the lucrative probiotics market through the acquisition of a Canadian probiotics company, Bio-K Plus International. Headquartered in Quebec, Canada, Bio-K Plus International develops, manufactures, and distributes clinically-supported probiotic fermented beverages and supplements throughout North America under the Bio-K Plus brand. Bio-K Plus products are reportedly formulated with three proprietary and clinically-validated strains of probiotics, which have a range of reported therapeutic benefits, including the prevention of side effects resulting from antibiotic use. Kerry claims that the…

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Kerry Foods debuts limited-edition chicken bite flavours

IRELAND – Kerry Foods, a leading Irish food company, has announced the expansion of its Fridge Raiders Chicken Bites range, with the addition of two new limited-edition flavours. The new Chicken and Stuffing flavour is a festive take on Fridge Raiders’ popular Chicken Bites, providing the classic sage and onion stuffing taste in a handy on-the-go packet. The new flavour, marking the first time Fridge Raiders ventures into the festive season category, will be exclusively available in Tesco Express as part of its food to go range. The brand is…

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