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Agri-food mission to boost Irish exports in Japan and Korea

This week, an Irish agri-trade mission is visiting Japan and the Republic of Korea to help boost export growth. The trade mission is being led...

Meagre growth for Irish pork exports despite China growth

The first quarter of 2019 saw Ireland export 69,600 tonnes of pig meat and offal a figure that, according to AHDB Pork, was largely...

Waitrose unwraps products for plastic-free trial

Supermarket chain Waitrose is trialling a new range of loose food products in a bid to curb the use of plastic packaging. The trial includes...

VK celebrates retail listings with major summer campaign

VK, a range of ready to drink alcoholic beverages owned by Global Brands, has launched a new summer campaign celebrating its new listing in...

Cross-border food & drink deal activity rises despite uncertainty

Despite ongoing Brexit uncertainty, cross-border deal activity in the food and beverage sector continues to increase, according to business and financial advisor Grant Thornton...

Litehouse grows organic portfolio with Sky Valley Foods buy

Litehouse, a refrigerated salad dressing brand based in North America, is boosting its presence in the organic and natural food channels by acquiring Sky...

Pret sating vegan hunger with EAT acquisition

Sandwich shop chain Pret A Manger is looking to capitalise on the growing hunger for veggie and vegan options on the British high street...

England bans plastic straws and drinks stirrers

Plastic straws and drink stirrers will be banned in England following overwhelming public support after an open consultation was launched last year. The ban, which...

Gove steps-up government action to cut food waste at landmark ‘Step...

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has invited organisations to apply for the second round of more than £6 million funding under government’s game-changing scheme to slash...

Consumers maintain interest in animal proteins, survey finds

Despite the growing trend for plant-based products, research from Cargill shows that the majority of consumers intended to maintain or increase their consumption of...

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