The production hall at AG Barr’s Irn Bru factory in Cumbernauld. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

AG Barr, the company behind Scottish soft drink Irn-Bru, said it is substantially reducing the amount of sugar in its products, in advance of a Britis(...)

British chancellor George Osborne said the levy on the soft drinks industry will be introduced in two years’ time, in two bands depending on how much sugar is in a drink. Photograph: Getty Images

Goodbody Stockbrokers have estimated the sugar levy on soft drinks in Britain, which is due to be introduced in two years’ time, will have a 4-5 per c(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange:  Wall Street edged up early on Thursday as FedEx and GE shares lifted the industrials sector. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

European equities ended lower yesterday, dragged down by exporters as the euro strengthened against the dollar after the US Federal Reserve flagged fe(...)

The oil and gas sector extended its gains, rising 2.8 per cent overall as shares in Royal Dutch Shell and BP rallied, helped by a rise in oil prices.

European shares rose as a surge in oil helped offset sliding banks, while investors speculated on the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting. The Is(...)

At Britvic’s employee conference,  the warehouse operative and customer management teams’ ideas included building  pyramids of products
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1 Ask Me Anything (AMAs) – Riot Games: Gathering open feedback is vital to the culture at Riot Games, developer and publisher of the online game Leag(...)

Pepsi bottles sit on a conveyor belt at drinks company Britvic’s bottling plant in London. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Files/Reuters

Drinksmaker Britvic said its Irish business returned to growth in the year ended September 27th, but said poor weather hit its performance in the f(...)

Out Tuesday: Irish retail sales (Oct). Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
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MONDAY Results: GameStop; Mallinckrodt. Meetings: Brave Business Conference (Davenport Hotel, D2). Indicators: US existing home sales (Oct). TUESDAY (...)

Jill Mahoney (Ballymaloe); Caroline Hands (Ballymaloe); Julieann Twomey (Kerry Foods) and Maxine Hyde (Ballymaloe) at the Bord Bia Awards. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish food companies were recognised at the “Oscars” of the sector yesterday evening, held to underpin growth and competitiveness and elevate the indu(...)

Tim Ryan, head of marketing, Glanbia: Avonmore Super Milk meets concerns about lack of vitamin D
Bord Bia Awards: the winners

Branding: Glanbia, Avonmore Super Milk Glanbia is a leading performance nutrition and ingredients group, employing more than 5,800 people in 34 (...)

Export award short: Barry Cullen, head of sales, Silver Hill Duck

SUCCESS AT HOME AWARD COMPANY: CONNACHT GOLD BUTTER Connacht Gold has a multi-award winning range of butter products and has been shortlisted based on(...)