East Coast Bakehouse managing director  Michael Carey: “We love the food industry. We get a real buzz out of doing stuff in the food sector. The opportunity here is very real.”   Photograph: Eric Luke

The many biscuit packets strewn across the conference room table in Michael Carey’s office on Fitzwilliam Place offer the first clue as to the entrepr(...)

Michael Careyof East Coast Bakehouse: company’s factory  is the size of a football field  that will “provide a new commercially competitive local Irish source of biscuits” and avail of a ” great opportunity to provide high-quality biscuits to UK retailers.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The welcome given to plans by former Jacob Fruitfield management to set up a biscuit factory in Drogheda creating 100 jobs has to be tempered by the k(...)

Minister for Jobs and Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton

The former management team of the Jacob Fruitfield Group has established a new Drogheda-based biscuit business, which will employ 100 staff when fully(...)

Agri-services group Origin Enterprises said underlying revenue rose in the third quarter and maintained its full year guidance as it delivered an int(...)

Grainne O’Halloran, technical director and Oliver Sutherland, group commercial officer, at the Valeo Foods plant. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell

Valeo Foods, the Irish food company that owns the Jacobs biscuit brand, has brought production back to Ireland of the preserves brand Fruitfield, and (...)

Dublin-headquartered Valeo Foods is the owner of the Jacobs biscuit brand.

Dublin-headquartered Valeo Foods has agreed to buy an Italian cake and biscuits company in a deal local reports speculated is worth about €200 millio(...)

The Swiss-Irish convenience food group Aryzta plans to sell more than half its shares in agri-services business Origin Enterprises to institutional in(...)

DCC has completed the sake of its Robert Roberts and Kelkin food businesses. Photo: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

DCC, the energy-to-technologies conglomerate, has completed the sake of its Robert Roberts and Kelkin food businesses.The two businesses were sold to (...)

Revenues at Origin Enterprises were hit by lower global fertiliser and feed prices.(Photograph: Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

Agribusiness group Origin grew its revenues by 3.5 per cent in the first quarter of its 2015 financial year, although it was hit by lower global ferti(...)

Musgrave acquired the food service division of Allied Foods from DCC earlier this year

SuperValu owner Musgrave has acquired Allied Logistics from the distribution and energy group DCC for an undisclosed sum.The deal is subject to cleara(...)