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Fonterra is an international dairy co-operative. Founded by the merger of New Zealand Dairy Group and Kiwi Co-operative Dairies in 2001. The head office for Fonterra is located in Auckland, New Zealand.

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New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra reversed its first-half profit drop to report a massive jump in full-year earnings yesterday (24 September)...

Hannah Abdulla | 19 Aug 2015

The easing of decade-long economic sanctions on Iran lifted could open a potentially attractive market for international food makers, with access to a population of 80m consumers, a majority of which is under 35 and increasingly on the lookout for branded goods. However, establishing a foothold is unlikely to be straightforward. Hannah Abdulla reports.

Dean Best | 17 Jul 2015

Two significant announcements this week - from dairy giant Fonterra and from infant formula group Mead Johnson - further underlined how the impact of China's recent economic slowdown is affecting companies in our sector.

Katy Askew | 16 Mar 2015

E-commerce has rapidly emerged as a key battleground for multinational infant formula manufacturers in China. In a category that has come under recent pressure, changing consumer patterns and a shift in the way people shop in the country has resulted in the mass migration of Chinese infant formula purchases to online channels. Katy Askew looks at how this fast-paced sector is developing.

Hannah Abdulla | 10 Oct 2014

FrieslandCampina made two announcements last week that it was re-jigging its European operations, demonstrating it was well on its way to right-sizing its business. This week it announced it had struck a deal to grow its presence in China's infant formula market. Given the country is in the midst of lifting its one-child policy, this latest move from the Dutch dairy giant could prove fundamental to its growth, fast-tracking it to hitting its route2020 targets. Hannah Abdulla explores.

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Jonathan Dyson | 28 Mar 2013

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has increased its focus on emerging economies as the battle among global dairy companies for a share of high-growth markets in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America intensifies. This strategy has proven fruitful, with emerging markets making a sizeable contribution to group revenues and offering scope for future growth. just-food's Jonathan Dyson spoke to Fonterra CFO Jonathan Mason in Auckland yesterday (27 March) about how the world's leading dairy exporter plans to exploit this opportunity.

Dean Best | 29 Oct 2009

How to source palm oil is vexing the minds of many in the food industry. Growing consumer awareness of the links between palm oil, deforestation, the threat to wildlife and products on supermarket shelves is encouraging manufacturers and retailers to look for sustainable sources. However, only a few have grasped the nettle and, as Adam Harrison, senior food and agriculture officer for the WWF tells Dean Best, the industry needs to do much, much more - and quickly.

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Katy Askew | 4 Oct 2016

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has said it is reducing the amount of sugar contained in its Anchor Uno children's yogurt. 

Katy Askew | 22 Sep 2016

Fonterra said today (22 September) its strategy to focus on higher-value products is paying off as it delivered a 65% jump in annual net profit. 

Dean Best | 20 Sep 2016

McDonald's outlets in parts of China are to sell UHT milk manufactured by Fonterra in its Happy Meals, the New Zealand dairy group has announced.

Katy Askew | 20 Sep 2016

New Zealand dairy group Fonterra is investing AUD4.3m (US$32m) to boost the cheese and whey capacity at its Wynyard plant in the Australian state of Tasmania.

John Shepherd | 16 Sep 2016

New Zealand dairy co-operative Fonterra has confirmed all of its staff are safe following the collapse earlier today (16 September) of a raw milk silo at its Edendale milk processing plant.

Katy Askew | 30 Aug 2016

Fonterra has reduced the lead-time for UHT products exported to China by 70%, a move that enables the New Zealand dairy co-operative to highlight the "freshness" of its long-life milk products in the country. 

Dean Best | 24 Aug 2016

Fonterra, the New Zealand-based dairy group, is to expand its storage areas at a spreads plant in Australia to "keep up with growing demand".

John Shepherd | 15 Aug 2016

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra said it has adopted a new standard for sourcing palm products as part of its commitment to sustainability.

Dean Best | 8 Aug 2016

Fonterra has issued a forecast for "solid" earnings per share for the dairy giant's 2017 financial year, although the company conceded its estimate for the farmgate milk price it will pay farmers means suppliers face a "challenging season".

Helen Arnold | 5 Jul 2016

A joint research project to help dairy farmers has been launched by Sri Lanka's University of Peradeniya's Faculty of Agriculture, Fonterra Brands and the Coconut Research Institute (CRI). 

Katy Askew | 17 Jun 2016

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has established a global consumer and foodservice business unit as it works to grow in these sectors internationally. 

Katy Askew | 16 Jun 2016

Fonterra, the New Zealand dairy giant, is trialling an e-commerce launch of its Tip Top ice cream in China. 

Dean Best | 31 May 2016

Fonterra has rebuffed talk CEO Theo Spierings may step down from the helm of the world's largest dairy exporter.

Katy Askew | 20 May 2016

Chinese infant formula maker Beingmate plans to invest CNY50m (US$7.6m) in a new R&D subsidiary, Beingmate (Hangzhou) Food Research Institute Co. 

Katy Askew | 19 May 2016

Dairy Crest, the UK dairy group, has said it will focus on growing its branded sales and accelerating revenue from demineralised whey and galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS) ingredients this year. 

Katy Askew | 12 May 2016

Fonterra, the New Zealand dairy co-operative, has launched a global foodservice brand, Anchor Food Professionals.

Katy Askew | 23 Mar 2016

Fonterra, the New Zealand dairy co-operative, said today (23 March) its strategy of "moving milk up the value chain" delivered a jump in earnings for the first half of its financial year. 

Hannah Abdulla | 16 Mar 2016

Fonterra has announced the closure of a cheese plant in the New Zealand town of Kaikoura.

Dean Best | 14 Mar 2016

Fonterra has launched its Anmum infant formula, sold in markets in Asia, into its domestic market of New Zealand.

Katy Askew | 1 Mar 2016

Fonterra confirmed that it has started worker consultations at its production facility in Kaikoura over proposals to permanently close the site. 

Katy Askew | 1 Mar 2016

A report commissioned by the New Zealand government has rejected the possibility of deregulating the country's dairy sector, insisting there is "not sufficient competition".

Hannah Abdulla | 18 Dec 2015

This week Fonterra announced it was selling its yoghurt and dairy business in Australia to Parmalat, Chinese fruit groups Golden Wing Mau and Joyvio announced a merger and UK meat group Dunbia confirmed it was mulling options for the business. Belgium's Lotus Bakeries bought UK snacks group Urban Fresh Foods, its second deal in the country in four months and, looking to next year, we analysed the prospects for the BRIC markets in 2016. Here is the week in quotes.

Latest blogs

Dean Best | 26 Jul 2016

Rabobank's annual league table of the world's largest dairy companies has been released - and the data underlines what a challenging market it has been in recent months.

Katy Askew | 19 Feb 2016

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra hopes to use the know-how of its farmer owners in order to scale up in emerging dairy markets such as Sri Lanka.

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