Diageo has agreed to acquire Casamigos, the fastest growing super-premium tequila brand in the US. The deal provides an opportunity for Diageo to strengthen its participation in the fast growing tequila category, as well as expand the brand internationally.
The transaction values Casamigos at up to $1 billion, with initial consideration [...]
Pekka Kuusniemi (pictured) is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Raisio, the Finnish plant-based nutrition group. He will take up his new post at the beginning of November 2017. He transfers to Raisio from the position of President and CEO of the Oras Group.
Matti Perkonoja, Chairman of Raisio’s [...]
Nestlé is expanding its support for innovative start-ups in the USA. Nestlé USA will enter into a new partnership with Rabobank and RocketSpace for the Terra Food + Agtech Accelerator programme.
Nestlé will work with Terra and other corporate collaborators to select and coach some of the most innovative and disruptive [...]
Vitafoods Europe has enjoyed another record-breaking year, with visitor and exhibitor numbers both significantly up on 2016. Almost 20,000 (19,951) visitors attended the global nutraceutical event in Geneva between 9 and 11 May – 13% more than last year. Furthermore, a record 1,034 companies exhibited – up 15% on 2016.
This was [...]
Irish beef processor Slaney Foods International has landed a deal to supply premium speciality Certified Irish Hereford beef to Lidl stores in the United States. The deal, facilitated due to Slaney’s relationship with Lidl Ireland, was actively supported by Bord Bia and the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine.
“Our partnership [...]
On the 29th of June, The Global Situation Room and Enterprise Ireland are holding an event in Dublin where businesses can connect directly with local and regional representatives from across the USA and hear from Irish companies who are successfully exporting stateside. Partners include StartUp Ireland, Tech Ireland, the Small Firms Association, Irish [...]
One-fifth of Irish businesses were held to ransom by cybercriminals in the past 12 months, according to the results of a recent survey commissioned by information security company Ward Solutions. The survey was carried out among 170 senior IT professionals and decision makers in Ireland just prior to the recent [...]
Tony McEnroe of SiriusXT has won the inaugural Enterprise Ireland High Potential Start-Up (HPSU) “Founder of the Year Award”, supported by Grant Thornton. SiriusXT has developed and built a bench-top, Soft X-Ray Microscope [SXT100] that is capable of generating high-resolution 3D images of the internal structure of whole biological cells. [...]
Dublin Airport and Enterprise Ireland, have launched a competition for firms to research and develop potential new solutions to address the challenges of wildlife activity on the airfield at Dublin Airport. Through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) open tender initiative, applicants are encouraged to look at the use of [...]
While millions of people turn to digital when researching symptoms or looking up health conditions, Irish doctors still prefer traditional methods to educate themselves according to a study conducted by GSK. The study looked at the digital habits of Irish medics and found that while Irish doctors are increasingly looking [...]
PaycheckPlus, the Irish payroll outsource provider for Irish, UK and international clients, has won a prestigious global award at the ‘The Payroll Awards’ hosted by the Global Payroll Association in Amsterdam. The Co. Louth based payroll company beat a host of international competition to take home the “In-country Payroll Provider [...]
Finola Cliffe of HookeBio has been presented with the “One to Watch Award” at Enterprise Ireland’s Big Ideas 2017. HookeBio was one of ten investor-ready start-up companies to pitch their new technology solutions to investors at Enterprise Ireland’s annual showcase of start-up innovation emerging from higher education institutes at the [...]
With an ambition to double the number of sports tech companies operating in Ireland by 2020 SportsTech Ireland laid out ambitious plans when launching at King John’s Castle in Limerick recently. “We want to target at least 10 international companies operating in this space to establish a base here in that [...]
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD has announced 38 new Fulbright Irish Awardees for 2017-2018. Twelve of these awards go to students, scholars and professionals from University College Dublin (UCD).
Jointly funded by the Irish and US governments under the Ireland-United States Commission for Educational Exchange, the [...]
Paddy MacDonagh and Chris Bogues, students from National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), have won the overall Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award and have been named ‘College Entrepreneur of the Year 2017’. The winning entrants beat off stiff competition with their project ‘Coachbook’, an online platform for riding [...]