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

Moy Park owner ‘committed’ to Northern Ireland following £1bn takeover

Moy Park owner ‘committed’ to Northern Ireland following £1bn takeover

Moy Park’s new owner has said it is “committed” to retaining the chicken giant’s Northern Ireland headquarters and workforce after taking the firm over in a £1bn deal. The Craigavon-based business, which employs more than 6,000 staff here, was bought by US-based Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation from Brazilian owner JBS for $1.3bn (£1bn). JBS... View Article

PRL are delighted to announce a new partnership with GSK to service the Convenience and Impulse Market in Northern Ireland with a new Sales Team

PRL are delighted to announce a new partnership with GSK to service the Convenience and Impulse Market in Northern Ireland with a new Sales Team

PRL are delighted to announce a new partnership with GSK to service the Convenience and Impulse Market in Northern Ireland with a new Sales Team.  Neil Gill and Ciara Grogan will be calling on retailers advising and educating on the optimum product and brand range as well as bringing exclusive... View Article

RiverRidge Welcomes Specially Designed Food Waste Vehicles to Fleet

RiverRidge Welcomes Specially Designed Food Waste Vehicles to Fleet

Northern Ireland’s leading waste management company, RiverRidge, has introduced two new food waste vehicles to its fleet of 95 vehicles. The recent investment helps to highlight RiverRidge’s continued pledge to the ever-increasing demand for food waste recycling.  In April of this year, in an attempt to regulate the amount of... View Article

Moy Park sold: Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation buys Northern Ireland chicken giant for £1bn

Moy Park sold: Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation buys Northern Ireland chicken giant for £1bn

Moy Park has been sold to a US food firm for $1.3bn (£1bn). Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation today announced that it has acquired Moy Park – one of Northern Ireland’s biggest firms, which has its headquarters in Craigavon. It had been owned by Brazilian firm JBS. Janet McCollum, chief Executive of... View Article

Northern Ireland meat producers flavour of the year at Great Taste Awards

Northern Ireland meat producers flavour of the year at Great Taste Awards

Northern Ireland’s top meat producers have walked away with the most important gongs at the Great Taste Awards in London. They include Co Down producer Hannan Meats, which won the Northern Ireland Golden Fork Award 2017 for its sweet-cured bacon rack. And start-up business Ispini, a farm-based enterprise outside Dungannon, took the overall... View Article

Sainsbury’s expands Argos ‘click and collect’ service ahead of festive rush

Sainsbury’s expands Argos ‘click and collect’ service ahead of festive rush

The chief executive of Sainsbury’s has outlined ambitious growth plans for Argos as the company rolls out click and collect services at 100 convenience stores ahead of the critical Christmas trading period. A year after Sainsbury’s splashed out £1.4 billion to acquire Argos and Habitat owner Home Retail Group, Mike Coupe told... View Article