Weekly Round-Up ... 28 November 2023
French supermarket group Casino has received expressions of interest for its hypermarket and supermarket stores, the company noted, declining to name the b...
UK Black Friday Shopper Numbers, Transactions Down From Last Year
British shopper numbers and transactions edged lower on Black Friday versus last year, according to data published on Monday that will disappoint retailers...
This month, Maev Martin talks to The Plant-It Food Co’s global chief commercial officer Eoin Kennedy.
Portugal's Sonae Launches €868m Takeover Of Finnish Pet Care Retailer Musti
A consortium led by Sonae, which owns Portugal's largest food retailer, has launched a tender offer on all the shares in Finnish pet care retailer Musti, i...
Rugby League 'Most Lucrative' For Sports Sponsorship Revenue In APAC This Year, Study Finds
Rugby league emerged as the most lucrative market for non-alcoholic beverage brands engaged in sports sponsorship within the APAC region in 2023, a new stu...
Greencore Reports A 'Strong Second Half' In Full Year Results
Greencore has reported a 'strong second half', according to its full year results ended 29 September 2023. According to the convenience food manu...
The Plant-It Food Co - From Meat-Free Alternatives To Ready Meals
This month as part of our Meet the Makers series with Love Irish Food, Maev Martin talks to The Plant-It Food Co’s global chief commercial officer Eo...
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Japanese Whiskey Turns 100 As Craft Distilleries Transform Industry
In a still fuelled by cedar from nearby forests, Shizuoka Distillery, a leader in Japan's new wave of independent whisky makers, crafts its spirits to tap...
Slane Irish Whiskey And Flogas Enterprise Sign New Corporate Power Purchase Agreement
Slane Irish Whiskey and energy supplier Flogas Enterprise have signed a new Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA).
Maersk Enters Deal For Half A Million Tonnes Of Green Methanol Annually
Maersk recently announced that it had entered into the shipping industry's first large-scale agreement for green methanol from China's Goldwind, and said p...
Ukraine's Farmers Pin Hopes On Export Corridor As War Cost Mounts
Ukraine's efforts to revive sea exports in defiance of Russia's military blockade have given a glimmer of hope to a teetering farm sector in which loss-mak...
Deliveroo Riders Not Entitled To Collective Bargaining, Top UK Court Rules
Food delivery firm Deliveroo's riders cannot be represented by a trade union for the purposes of collective bargaining, the United Kingdom's Supreme Court...
Mayor Of Galway City Launches 'Show Me I.D – Be Age OK' Campaign
The Mayor of Galway City Councillor Eddie Hoare has recently launched the National ‘Show Me I.D – Be Age OK’ Winter campaign, which ...
How Retailers Can Prepare For The Deposit Return Scheme
Ireland’s new deposit return scheme for bottles and cans launches on 1 February 2024. Peter Whelan, sales manager for TOMRA Collection Ireland, looks...
Reusable Packaging Could Cut Emissions From Plastics By Up To 69%: Study
The widespread adoption of returning and reusing plastic packaging could help to cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 69%, a study by the Ellen MacArthur...