Co Tyrone firm Dunbia completes deal with Irish firm Dawn Meats

Co Tyrone firm Dunbia completes deal with Irish firm Dawn Meats

Co Tyrone meat firm Dunbia has completed a deal with Irish firm Dawn Meats as part of a new venture. Dawn Meats has agreed a strategic partnership with Dungannon firm Dunbia to establish a majority owned joint venture in the United Kingdom comprising the UK operations of both organisations. The partnership and acquisition agreement... View Article

Marks and Spencer opening new foodhall at Belfast International Airport filling station forecourt

Marks and Spencer opening new foodhall at Belfast International Airport filling station forecourt

A new Marks and Spencer foodhall is set to open at a filling station forecourt close to Belfast International Airport. Belfast International Airport is set to become the home of a new store, opening on October 19, and creating 23 jobs. It comes after the Belfast Telegraph revealed yesterday that M&S would... View Article

RiverRidge’s Food Waste Feast for Taste of Ulster Chefs and Food Producers

RiverRidge’s Food Waste Feast for Taste of Ulster Chefs and Food Producers

Top chefs and food producers from across Northern Ireland will put their thinking (catering) hats on as they get ready to visit Northern Ireland’s leading waste management company RiverRidge, together with Natural World Products (NWP), for a day that will shed light on how both companies fit into the journey of... View Article

Food and drink conference addresses Brexit challenges

Food and drink conference addresses Brexit challenges

Business leaders at the Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) ‘Appetite for Growth’ conference have heard how a strong trade deal with Europe post Brexit will be vital to protect the future of the province’s biggest export industry. The annual event, which was hosted by NIFDA and supported by... View Article

Dale Farm introduces Fixed Price Contract option to its dairy farmers

Dale Farm introduces Fixed Price Contract option to its dairy farmers

Dairy cooperative Dale Farm has introduced a Fixed Milk Price contract option to its milk producers, due to commence in January 2018. Members of and suppliers to Dale Farm are being given the opportunity to sign up to a voluntary three-year Fixed Milk Price Contract to supply an agreed fixed... View Article

GENESIS CRAFTY DOUBLES ITS CAKE BUSINESS CREATING 47 JOBS

GENESIS CRAFTY DOUBLES ITS CAKE BUSINESS CREATING 47 JOBS

Genesis Crafty, the Magherafelt based family bakery, has secured a multi-million pound uplift to its existing contract with M&S which has doubled the company’s cake business.  The tea range, which comprises eleven new lines, will be distributed in over 800 M&S stores throughout the UK from this month.  The impact... View Article

Cloetta & Valeo Foods partnership extended

Cloetta & Valeo Foods partnership extended

Cloetta & Valeo Foods have announced their current distribution partnership for the Chewits confectionery brand in Republic of Ireland will be extended to include Northern Ireland as from 1st October 2017.  Valeo originally inherited the Chewits brand distribution rights as part of their acquisition of Robert Roberts in 2015 and,... View Article

Anuga Executive Summit – top-class prelude on the

Anuga Executive Summit – top-class prelude on the

On the eve of Anuga, the world’s largest trade fair for food and beverages, the Anuga Executive Summit offers a selected circle of national and international decision-makers from the food industry and food trade a stage where they can discuss the latest industry trends. The Anuga Executive Summit is a... View Article

New M&S set to create 80 new jobs in Craigavon

New M&S set to create 80 new jobs in Craigavon

A new branch of Marks & Spencer set to open in Craigavon next year will create 80 new jobs in the local area. The British retailer made the announcement today as part of the 50-year anniversary celebrations of opening its Belfast Donegall Street branch – marking its entry into the Northern Irish market.... View Article

Dairy co-op braced for Brexit with its new £30m centre in Co Tyrone

Dairy co-op braced for Brexit with its new £30m centre in Co Tyrone

LacPatrick is ready to meet the challenges of a hard Brexit, its boss Gabriel D’Arcy has said, as the dairy co-operative unveiled a new £30m operation in Co Tyrone. The new facility will allow the company – which collects milk from around 1,100 farmers in Ulster – to process milk on both sides of... View Article