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E-commerce battleground for formula in China

E-commerce has rapidly emerged as a key battleground for multinational infant formula manufacturers in China. In a category that has come un...

FrieslandCampina in China: right place, right time

FrieslandCampina made two announcements last week that it was re-jigging its European operations, demonstrating it was well on its way to ri...

Focus: Fonterra's bid to weather dairy volatility

After reporting a slump in Fonterra's annual profits this week, CEO Theo Spierings was at pains to tell the market the global dairy market w...

Fonterra looks to broaden innovation horizons

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has joined with the Australian science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisa...

Latest Interviews

The just-food interview: Fonterra CFO Mason 28 Mar 2013

Jonathan Dyson

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.


The just-food interview - the WWF and palm oil 29 Oct 2009

Dean Best

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.

Latest News

Food industry news of week: Kraft-Heinz, Senagral 27 Mar 2015

Dean Best

One story dominated the headlines this week - the plans by Heinz and Kraft Foods Group to join forces and create the world's fifth-largest food and drinks group. Elsewhere, French co-ops Agrial and Eurial said their plans to combine their dairy businesses had been put on hold. There was also sad news from the French food sector with news of a fatal explosion at desserts firm Senagral.


Food industry quotes of week: Kraft-Heinz, ConAgra 27 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

The mega-merger between HJ Heinz and Kraft Foods Group took the US sector by storm this week. Elsewhere, ConAgra's results continued to show the cracks and Fonterra lowered its outlook on milk pricing. Here is just-food's week in words.


Fonterra H1 sales plunge on oversupply 25 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Fonterra, the world's largest dairy exporter, said sales plunged 14% in first half.


Fonterra eyes increased organic milk supply 18 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Fonterra is expanding its organic dairy business by developing its organic milk supply in response to growing demand.


Fonterra takes 18.8% Beingmate stake Beingmate 17 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Fonterra has completed its partial tender offer for an 18.8% stake in China's Beingmate.

Latest blogs

Aussie billionaire set to tap into Chinese dairy market 14 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Australian mining billionaire Gina Rinehart is reportedly looking to tap into rising demand in China for premium infant formula.


Danone reveals baby formula supply issues in Australia and NZ 24 Apr 2014

Hannah Abdulla

The true impact of the Fonterra milk scare and the subsequent recall looks like it is surfacing, after Danone's subsidiary Nutricia announced a supply shortage in Australia and New Zealand.

Company research

Fonterra Brands (NZ) Ltd in Packaged Food (New Zealand)

Fonterra Brands (NZ) Ltd in Packaged Food (New Zealand)

Fonterra is the world’s largest milk processer in the world, and in 2012 was ranked fourth in Rabobank’s Global Dairy Top 20. Fonterra has posted impressive half yearly results in 2013, showing a 33%...

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Fonterra Co-operative Group in Packaged Food (World)

Fonterra Co-operative Group in Packaged Food (World)

Fonterra is ranked in the top 21 among dairy players. However, this is due for the most part to its strong presence in Australasia. The company is looking to diversify, investing in a China-based dair...

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Fonterra Brands (NZ) Ltd in Packaged Food (New Zealand)

Fonterra Brands (NZ) Ltd in Packaged Food (New Zealand)

Fonterra Brands (NZ) Ltd is expected to remain focused on driving sales of key brands within the dairy categories in which it is present. Constant new product development and innovation are expected t...

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