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ISSUE 6 2018
dairy
dairy
Dairy Concepts Ireland
Dairy Concepts Ireland has developed a world-first category of creamy, high protein, dairy snack bars that are made with 100 per cent naturally
sourced ingredients. The Fruchee range comprises: Chocolate; White Chocolate; Peaches & Cream; Strawberries & Cream; and Raspberry & Vanilla.
They come in easy-to-open, 18g, stay-fresh pods. With fewer than 60 calories per bar, Dairy Concepts says they make a perfect lunchbox or after-school
snack for children with less sugar and more protein than yoghurt snacks and are also completely mess-free. The company says Fruchee is also great for out-
of-home snacking, either with lunch, a coffee, or even after a visit to the gym. According to David Potts, ex-sales director of Muller UK: "Fruchee is the most
disruptive innovation in consumer dairy products in decades."
Kerry
Kerry is a global leader in taste and nutrition, providing `from food for food' ingredients and
solutions to the global food and beverage industry, as well as being a leading supplier of added-
value brands and customer branded foods to the Irish, UK and selected international markets.
The company has offices in 30 countries, 130 manufacturing facilities and employs 24,000
people worldwide, including over 900 food scientists. With its strong food heritage, foundational
technologies, proprietary global insight tools, marketplace knowledge, culinary and applications
expertise, global footprint and route to market, Kerry says it provides unique solutions that meet
consumers' needs for more clean-label and authentic products.
Ornua
Ornua is Ireland's largest exporter of Irish dairy products, exporting to approximately 110 countries
worldwide. Headquartered in Dublin, it has annualised sales of over
2 billion and has a strong
global team of approximately 2,000 people. It operates from 19 business units worldwide, including 14
production facilities, and has sales and marketing teams working in-market across all four corners of the
globe. The Group is structured across two divisions: Ornua Foods and Ornua Ingredients. Ornua Foods is
responsible for the global marketing and sales of Ornua's consumer brands including Kerrygold, Dubliner,
Pilgrims Choice, Forto and BEO milk powders. Markets are served by production facilities and in-market
sales and marketing teams in Africa, Asia, Germany, Ireland, the UK, Europe, the Middle East and the US.
Ornua Ingredients is responsible for the procurement of Irish and non-Irish dairy products and for the sale
of dairy ingredients to food manufacturers and foodservice customers. Ornua Ingredients is supported
by production facilities in Saudi Arabia, Spain, the UK, the US, and by in-market teams in Africa and the
Middle East.
Glanbia Ireland
Glanbia Ireland is Ireland's leading dairy and agri-business company, which owns consumer and agri-brands such as Avonmore, Wexford,
Kilmeaden Cheese, Premier Milk, mymilkman.ie and GAIN Animal Nutrition. It exports high-quality dairy and agri ingredients, as well as
branded products, to over 60 countries. Drawing from a 2.4-billion-litre milk pool, supplied by 4,800 family farms, Glanbia Ireland produces
top-quality dairy products from grass-fed, pasture-raised dairy herds. The Avonmore brand is now available internationally with a range
of premium UHT milk and cream products, butter and cheddar cheese, the UHT portfolio includes whole milk (3.5 per cent); semi-skimmed
milk (1.5 per cent); skimmed milk (0 per cent); cooking cream (18 per cent); and whipping cream (35 per cent). The range is produced at a new
100-million-litre, state-of-the-art UHT facility in Ireland and packed using premium Tetra `Edge' packaging to ensure best product quality, shelf-life
integrity and premium presentation in market. Glanbia Ireland is a joint venture, 60 per cent owned by Glanbia Co-op and 40 per cent owned by Glanbia plc.
Established in July 2017, it combines Glanbia Ingredients Ireland, Glanbia Consumer Products and Glanbia Agribusiness. With annual revenue of
1.5 billion,
Glanbia Ireland has 11 processing plants, 53 agri branches and over 1,800 employees.