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Greencore Shares Dip on Rival Bid PDF Print E-mail

Monday, 24th January 2011 (Source: The Irish Times)

Shares in Greencore fell today in the wake of confirmation last week of a rival bid for Northern Foods.

Read more: The Irish Times

 
Food Glorious Food Prices Threatened by Speculation PDF Print E-mail

Friday, 21st January 2011 (Source: Dan O'Brien, The Irish Times)

The poorer the country the greater proportion of income spent on food. In Ireland, this rate of spending is just 15%.

Read more: The Irish Times

 
Greencore Says No: Ethanol and Sugar Plants 'Not Viable' PDF Print E-mail

Thursday, 20th January 2011 (Source: Ciarán Hancock, The Irish Times)

GREENCORE WILL not get involved in sugar or ethanol production at its former Irish Sugar plant in Mallow, its chief executive Patrick Coveney told the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries and Food yesterday.

Read more: The Irish Times

 
Oireachtas Committee Calls for Climate Change Bill to be Put on Hold PDF Print E-mail

Thursday, 20th January 2011 (Source: Joe Dermody, The Irish Examiner)

THE Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture has called for the controversial Climate Change Bill to be put on hold.

Read more: The Irish Examiner

 
Glanbia Pays $144m for Nutritional Company PDF Print E-mail

Thursday, 20th January 2011 (Source: Suzanne Lynch, The Irish Times)

GLANBIA HAS stepped up its focus on the lucrative sports nutritional business with the acquisition of US nutritional company Bio-engineered Supplements and Nutrition (BSN) for $144 million (€108 million).

Read more: The Irish Times

 
Strong Dairy Markets Boost Glanbia PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, 19th January 2011 (Source: Ciara O'Brien, The Irish Times)

Food group Glanbia today predicted a strong performance for 2010, and said it would acquire US performance nutrition firm Bio-Engineered Supplements and Nutrition (BSN) for €108 million.

Read more: The Irish Times

 
EU Recognition of Food Products Could Create Thousands of Jobs, FG Claims PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, 19th January 2011 (Source: Brian O'Mahony, The Irish Examiner)

FINE Gael has called for a major initiative to encourage food producers and processors to benefit from EU-wide endorsement of the origin and quality of the food they produce, claiming that such a move would help create thousands of jobs in the Irish food sector.

Read more: The Irish Examiner

 
Minister Smith Chairs Meeting of Food Harvest 2020 Implementation Committee PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, 19th January 2011 (Source: The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Press Office)

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith TD, today chaired the latest in a series of meetings of the Food Harvest 2020 Implementation Committee.

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Minister Brendan Smith and Minister Sean Connick meet with the new International CEO of Marine Harvest International and the Head of their Irish Operations to Discuss Plans for Expansion of Production & Employment in Ireland PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, 19th January 2011 (Source: The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Press Office)

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith TD and Minister of State, Sean Connick TD, met yesterday with the CEO of Marine Harvest, one of the world’s biggest seafood companies, which has extensive investment in the aquaculture industry right along the western seaboard of Ireland, to discuss the potential for significant expansion of the industry in Ireland.

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American Consumers Give the Thumbs Up to Irish Food Products PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, 18 January 2011 (Source: Joe Dermody, The Irish Examiner)

AMERICAN consumers would like to have greater access to Irish food products, according to a new survey by Dublin-based Amárach Research.

Read more: The Irish Examiner

 
Employment Data for Food and Drink Manufacturing Sector Still Depressed PDF Print E-mail

Monday, 17th January 2011 (Source: CSO)

According to the CSO's Quarterly National Household Survey, the number of people employed in the Food and Drink manufacturing sector was 43,400 in Quarter 3 2010. This is an increase of 200 versus the previous quarter, although the figures are not seasonally adjusted. Compared to the same quarter in 2009, it is a drop of 2,300.

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Food and Healthcare Distributor Creates 52 Jobs PDF Print E-mail

Friday, 14th January 2011 (Source: Brian O'Mahony, The Irish Examiner)

PRL Group, distributors of a wide range of foods and healthcare products to the retail market nationwide, has added 52 jobs to its expanding business.

Read more: The Irish Examiner

 
Tesco Sales Fall Short of Forecasts PDF Print E-mail

Friday, 14th January 2011 (Source: The Irish Times)

TESCO, THE world’s third-biggest retailer, missed Christmas sales forecasts as another string of British store groups said winter weather hit purchases of non-food goods.

Read more: The Irish Times

 
Irish Division of Northern Foods Posts Drop In Sales PDF Print E-mail

Friday, 14th January 2011 (Source: Suzanne Lynch, The Irish Times)

THE IRISH operations of Northern Foods, which encompasses the Green Isle brand, continued to be one of the company’s worst performing divisions in the third quarter of the financial year, according to a trading update by the London-listed plc yesterday.

Read more: The Irish Times

 
Greencore Predicts 'Strong' Growth PDF Print E-mail

Friday, 14th January 2011 (Source: The Irish Times)

Greencore said it expects strong growth this year, helped by the predicted performance of its convenience foods division.

Read more: The Irish Times

 
C&C 'Confident' of Meeting Targets PDF Print E-mail

Friday, 14th January 2011 (Source: Ciara O'Brien - The Irish Times)

Drinks group C&C today said it was "confident" it would meet its full-year operating profit guidance, despite a “challenging and unpredictable” trading environment in Ireland.

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Smith Meets Banks to Stress the Need for the Availability of Credit to Farmers and the Food Industry PDF Print E-mail

 Friday, 14th January 2011 (Source: Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)

Particular Difficulties in the Pig Sector

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith TD, today met the Irish Banking Federation as part of a series of meetings at which he has stressed the continuing need for banks to provide an adequate flow of normal credit to farmers and the food industry.

Minister Smith restated the Government’s commitment to creating a fit for purpose banking system and said that the Government was continuing to take appropriate actions to sustain the banking system and facilitate the flow of credit to the wider economy. The Minister said that “adequately resourced and financially sound banks are needed to support the financial needs of agribusinesses and farm households.”

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Food and Drink Exporters Opposed to Climate Change Bill PDF Print E-mail

Thursday, 13th January 2011 (Source: Irish Exporters Association - Press Release)

The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) Food and Drink Export Council stated today (Thursday 13th January 2011) in its review of the proposed changes to the Climate Change Bill, that the amendments to the Bill, up for discussion in the Dáil this week, are effectively committing Ireland to a 50% increase in its existing carbon reduction target. These targets have already been committed to under the EU emissions reduction plan. This Bill, if passed, would place unrealistic restrictions on the sourcing of raw materials for the agri-food and drink export sector, according to the Food and Drink Export Council.

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Bord Bia: Irish Food & Drink Key Export Driver as Sales Approach €8 billion PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, 12th January 2011 (Source: An Bord Bia)

Industry Optimistic as Global Growth Underpins Food Markets 

Irish food and drink was a major contributor to the economy’s strong export performance in 2010, with export sales expanding by 11 per cent to reach €7.9 billion, according to Bord Bia. The increase, amounting to just over €800 million, was supported by a more stable consumer environment, reduced exchange rate pressures, and improved relative competitiveness. It was also boosted by rising global prices for most agricultural commodities. The expansion in food and drink exports outpaced the increase in total merchandise exports and is estimated to have accounted for almost one-third of total growth during the first nine months of 2010.

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