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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...

Comment: Competition to rise on whey investments

Arla Foods is wise to invest in its whey protein production capacity. However, the company is far from alone in pursuing this strategy, with...

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 quotes of week: Danone, Kellogg 12 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Danone announced it was forming a new division for its operations in Africa and keeping its medical nutrition arm, which had been the subject of takeover speculation. Tesco issued yet another profit warning, but CEO Dave Lewis is convinced the company is taking the right steps for the future and outlined changes to the way the retailer will do business with suppliers. Elsewhere, Kellogg remained coy over union claims it was mulling the closure of two cereal plants in the US. Here is the week in quotes.


Fonterra slammed in final botulism report 9 Dec 2014

Katy Askew

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has been criticised for putting food safety "on the back burner" by an official report into the events surrounding last year's botulism scare.


Indofood to buy Danone's Indonesian dairy arm 24 Nov 2014

Katy Askew

Indofood struck a deal to acquire 100% of Danone Dairy Indonesia (DDI) through its local dairy subsidiary Indolakto.


Arla eyes infant formula firms with lactose plant 17 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Dairy giant Arla Foods has opened a lactose factory in Denmark to supply what the co-op called a "vibrant" infant nutrition market.


Food industry quotes of week: Danone, Unilever 14 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Unilever filed a lawsuit against egg-free "mayo" maker Hampton Creek, alleging the US firm's Just-Mayo product is a fraud. In France, a food major was on the receiving end of legal action after French ice cream maker Dagniaux started proceedings against Danone.

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.

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