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Town of Monaghan and Ballyrashane Creameries merger

TWO OF IRELAND’S OLDEST DAIRIES CONFIRM COMPLETION OF ‘GAME CHANGING’ MERGER Ballyrashane and Town of Monaghan Co-ops confirm deal, announce new company name and describe merged entity as a ‘platform for growth’, against a backdrop of a challenging global market. […]

Moy Park Named Top Food Company for Health and Safety Performance

Top UK food company Moy Park has been named the winner of the prestigious 2015 RoSPA Food and Drink Health & Safety Award, in recognition of its outstanding and industry leading health and safety performance. The Royal Society for the […]

Access 6 Drives €7million Growth in SME Export Sales in NI – Increased Sales and New Jobs thanks to EU-Funded food export initiative

Thirty food and drink SMEs across Northern Ireland have contributed to a 65% rise in export sales (€7milllion) after participating in Access 6, an EU INTERREG IVA-funded programme which was devised specifically to help the sector capitalise on its export […]

Marfrig announces the sale of Moy Park

In line with the “Focus to Win” strategy, the transaction aims to sharpen the company’s focus on the food service segment and on beef exports from Brazil São Paulo, June 22, 2015 – Marfrig Global Foods has announced the sale […]

WORK ON NEW AGRI-FOOD MARKETING BODY CONTINUES

  AFSB Chair Tony O’Neill recently met with James Withers, Chief Executive of Scotland Food and Drink to hear at first hand the process by which Scotland Food and Drink was established and how the organisation was able to bring […]

A Lidl surprise at the Ulster Grocer 2015 Marketing Awards

Lidl continued a stellar year in the Northern Ireland grocery trade at the weekend, walking away with the top prize of Best 2014 Marketing Campaign at the Ulster Grocer Marketing Awards 2015. Award winners were announced during the Grocers’ Ball, […]

TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO NOMINATE YOUR SUPERVALU SUPERMUM

THE clock is ticking for mums across Northern Ireland in the search to find SuperValu’s 2015 SuperMum.   Nominations for mums, the unsung heroes among family, friends and communities who take life’s day-to-day challenges in their stride, can be made […]

Butchery Excellence Scheme launches search for Ulster BBQ Champion

Local butchers set to sizzle at Ulster BBQ Competition The Butchery Excellence Scheme (BES) is calling for local butchers to enter its first ‘Ulster BBQ Competition’, which will see the top butchers in the country being awarded for the quality […]

Retail News

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INDEPENDENT LAUNCHES NEW RANGE OF SANDWICHES

Independent, the brand owned by Costcutter Supermarkets Group, has launched a new range of pre-packed sandwiches to help retailers grow their share of the key lunchtime market. The range, offering standard sandwiches, deep fill sandwiches, wraps and sub rolls, has […]

Food & Drink News

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Unilever to launch premium Magnum chocolate range

Unilever UK has once again teamed up with Kinnerton – Britain’s largest independent manufacturer of chocolate and novelty confectionery – to introduce a new and contemporary range of premium Magnum Chocolate, available to retailers from September 2015. The partnership with […]

Store Focus

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Lidl High Street Belfast

Lidl opened at High Street, Belfast, on November 27, 2014. The premises went from an empty, unused shell, to a bright modern, fully-completed supermarket in 12 weeks. Despite being in the city centre, the store offers what is essentially a […]

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