Carlsberg Group has announced organic and reported net revenue growth of 2% to DKr31.77 billion (€4.27 billion) for the first half of 2017 although group beer volumes fell organically by 3%, chiefly due to a decline in Russia. Operating profit was up 15% organically, with all three regions – Western [...]
The UK’s food-to-go sector is in rude health and will be worth £23.5 billion by 2022, up from £17.4 billion in 2017, according to IGD, as shoppers’ preference for eating on the move shows no signs of slowing down. IGD’s food-to-go research splits the market into five segments, with the organisation’s [...]
Bord Bia has announced a partnership with the Digital Marketing Institute to offer Irish food and drink companies an opportunity to grow and develop their online presence with a view to increasing brand awareness and sales. ‘Think Digital’ is a 6-month digital marketing programme available to all Irish food and drink companies [...]
Around 40% of Norwegian consumers agree with the statement that industrially produced food is unhealthy, according to the results of a survey conducted by Kantar TNS on behalf of Orkla. Nine out of 10 think that the food they prepare themselves is better than industrially produced food, while close to [...]
CCTV will be mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England under new plans recently announced by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, as he outlined a series of measures to cement the UK’s position as a global leader on animal welfare. The proposals will deliver a manifesto commitment for CCTV to be required [...]
A young accountant will represent Chartered Accountants Ireland at the ‘One Young World’ conference in Bogotá, Colombia, later this year after winning the ‘Young Chartered Star’ 2017 competition. Sinead Fox Hamilton ACA will represent the Institute at the prestigious international conference from 4 – 7 October 2017, along with other representatives [...]
Bord Bia has announced a partnership with the Digital Marketing Institute to offer Irish food and drink companies an opportunity to grow and develop their online presence with a view to increasing brand awareness and sales. ‘Think Digital’ is a 6-month digital marketing programme available to all Irish food and drink [...]
Ibec has welcomed the aim of the UK government to avoid customs checks on the island of Ireland and develop streamlined or new customs arrangements with the EU in two new Brexit position papers. However, the group cautioned that a UK departure from the EU customs union would present very [...]
Newly established business, Co Westmeath-based Needham Coding Ireland Limited, which was formed following a merger between The Needham Group and long-standing Irish distributor, Advanced Coding Solutions (ACS), will be highlighting a wide range of continuous ink jet (CIJ), thermal ink jet (TIJ) and laser coding and marking equipment and associated [...]
Geographic information services company, Esri Ireland, has announced that Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) and the Central Statistics Office (CSO) have launched a new website on its ArcGIS Open Data digital mapping platform. The new website, available at http://census2016.geohive.ie/, presents data gathered during Census 2016 in a clear and legible way and [...]
Five Trinity researchers have been awarded a Health Research Board-funded Emerging Investigator Award, designed to enable mid-career researchers to shift gear and progress to becoming independent investigators.
According to a report in the University Times, the Health Research Board is investing €8.3 million through the grant to support 11 researchers across [...]
Five students from the BEng (Hons) in Sustainable Energy Engineering at WIT presented their final year dissertations to Winthrop Engineering with the aim of winning the annual Winthrop Award, with representatives from WIT and Winthrop deciding the overall winner.
The Winthrop Award went to Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny student Danny Dowd for his poster titled, “CHP [...]
A Galway-based international business, which has been shortlisted for one of Ireland’s leading innovation awards, will be one of three companies competing in the ‘Fintech’ category of the annual Irish Times Innovation Awards, due to be showcased in the coming weeks.
Nominated for its ‘Conversation Hub’, Econiq’s specialised technology provides consumer-facing [...]
IT solutions distributor firm DataSolutions has announced the results of a survey, which found that 73% of companies have made changes to their IT security as a direct result of the WannaCry ransomware incident. The research also found that one-fifth of senior IT decision-makers in Ireland would pay a ransom [...]
The search is on to fill the last spots at the National Ploughing Association’s Innovation Arena. Run in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Farmers Journal, the event has already selected a diverse range of entries. The judges held back a few wildcard places in what has become the place to [...]