The European Court of Justice had already ruled the bar had not acquired the necessary “distinctive character”. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

The UK high court has ruled Nestlé cannot trademark the shape of its four-finger KitKat. The groundbreaking decision follows a long dispute with Cad(...)

Insatiable demand: Infant formula now accounts for 35 per cent or €1.15 billion of Irish dairy exports. Photograph: China Photos/Getty Images)

Kerry’s infant formula brand Green Love Plus retails for a whopping €43 a kilo in China – nearly four times the price here. If you’ve ever wondered w(...)

‘A Village Kermesse near Antwerp’ by David Teniers II, purchased by Lochlann and Brenda Quinn and donated to State

One of the Beit paintings withdrawn from auction in London last year has been bought for €2 million and donated to the State. Businessman Lochlann Q(...)

Fiona Dawson:  has video conferencing facilities at home

Mars is one of the largest and most private food companies in the world. It is owned by its founding family and it goes back over a century to when Fr(...)

 Food giant Nestle lowered its full-year outlook on Friday after setbacks from a Maggi noodle recall in India and a rebate adjustment in its skin health division in the third quarter.

Nestle lowered its full-year outlook on Friday as a Maggi noodle scandal continued to drag down third-quarter sales. The world’s largest packaged food(...)

Digital oversight: there has to be a minimum Bill of rights protecting people so they don’t have to go to court to get defamatory or unlawfully damaging content taken down. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

“As of September 28th, 2015 at 01:52pm Eastern Standard Time, I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with Facebook permission to use my pic(...)

China’s food safety minister Bi Jing Quan with CEO of Bord Bia Aidan Cotter and Wicklow farmer Joe Hayden

Ireland is now the second-largest exporter of infant formula to China, jumping ahead of New Zealand for first time this year. According to figures fro(...)

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Image of the week: Tough crowd President Obama this week addressed the Business Roundtable – a bunch of chief executives from large corporation(...)

Nestle: Swiss company’s shares rose 3.5 per cent to 74.70 Swiss francs. Photograph:  Fabrice Coffrini/EPA

Nestle, the world’s biggest packaged food company, posted better than expected first-half sales growth and stuck to its 2015 forecast, despite a recal(...)

File photograph  of Maggi noodles in a shop in Faridabad, a suburb of New Delhi. India’s government is seeking damages of €85m from Nestle. Photograph: AFP/Getty

India will seek damages of 6.39 billion rupees (€89.5 million) from Swiss group Nestle after a food scare involving reports of excess lead in the firm(...)