25 June 2012
Lion Nathan National Foods, the Australian dairy and drinks giant, has announced the removal of the substance 'permeate' from its milk.
29 February 2012
Australian dairy firm Lion, which will see its chairman leave next month, has confirmed that its CEO Rob Murray also plans to quit next year.
29 February 2012
Former British Airways CEO Sir Rod Eddington is to become the chairman of Australian dairy firm Lion next month.
17 June 2011
Woolworths Ltd, Australia's largest retailer, has defended its decision to switch own-label milk supplies in New South Wales, insisting it was not due to the fierce competition with rival Coles in the sector.
16 May 2011
Lion Nathan National Foods, the Australian dairy and drinks giant, today (16 May) announced its intention to rebrand its three divisions to a single corporate brand.
10 May 2011
Lion Nathan National Foods has reported a fall in revenue at its Australian dairy unit, as lower consumer spending and the milk price war among Australian supermarkets hit sales.
16 March 2011
Australia's National Foods plans to rationalise its cheese production, investing in expanding manufacturing at one plant and shuttering or selling five other sites in Tasmania, South Australia and Victoria.
11 February 2011
Kirin Holdings' food and soft drinks division has booked an increase in full-year operating profits, driven by cost reductions made by the firm during the year.
7 February 2011
Peter Kean, the managing director of Lion Nathan New Zealand, has been appointed to lead the group's National Foods business unit in Australia.
7 February 2011
Associated British Foods' Australian subsidiary George Weston Foods (GWF) has appointed Andrew Reeves as its new chief executive.
18 January 2011
Goodman Fielder, Australia's largest food group, has announced today (18 January) that CEO Peter Margin has resigned from the company.
23 December 2010
The week kicked-off with the news that the purchase of French cheese maker Entremont Alliance by dairy co-operative Sodiaal had been approved.
21 December 2010
Japanese food and beverage group Kirin Holdings has slashed its profit forecast for 2010 due to JPY38.8bn (US$463.5m) of write-downs at National Foods, its dairy and juice unit in Australia.
5 November 2010
Kirin Holdings has reported a 42% drop in net profits for the first nine months of 2010, due to lower sales and one-off charges for restructuring and pensions.
20 October 2010
Fraser & Neave announced plans today (20 October) to buy King's Creameries to expand its ice-cream business in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
3 September 2010
La Buena Vida has launched its tapas at home range in the UK.
26 August 2010
National Foods has announced it will undertake an extensive review of its cheese manufacturing operations across Australia.
16 August 2010
Japanese food and drink group Kirin Holdings today (16 August) lowered its profit target for 2010 on the back of one-off charges from certain subsidiaries and on lower sales.
3 August 2010
Australian dairy firm Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory (WCB) has renewed its agreement to supply National Foods with bulk cheddar cheese.
26 July 2010
Kirin Holdings has cut its sales and profits forecast for the first half of 2010.
29 June 2010
Australian dairy group National Foods has announced plans to close its Wetherill Park and Cobden sites and transfer production to its Morwell and Baulkham Hills facilities.
8 June 2010
Woolworths Ltd, Australia's largest retailer, has shaken up its milk supply and decided to award its own-label contracts to more than one supplier.
7 May 2010
The food interests of Japanese conglomerate Kirin Holdings have helped the business post a jump in operating profit for the first quarter of the year.
29 April 2010
Australian dairy group National Foods has announced plans to close its Booval production site and transfer volume to its Crestmead facility, putting 100 jobs at risk.
9 April 2010
National Foods has announced plans to invest a further A$5.5m (US$5.1m) in its Malanda milk processing plant on the Atherton Tablelands.
29 March 2010
Advertising of high fat, sugar or salt foods on children’s television has “virtually ceased” in Australia, according to a preliminary industry report released today (29 March).
15 March 2010
Vitasoy Australia is investing A$18m (US$16.4m) in the future of its Wodonga soy milk factory.
15 February 2010
The head of National Foods has admitted the Australian dairy group is still "some distance" off generating "acceptable" returns as the company integrates local firm Dairy Farmers.
10 February 2010
Japanese food and drink group Kirin Holdings has shuffled its management pack as the company looks to push on with plans to drive earnings.
10 February 2010
Kirin Holdings, the Japan-based food and drink group, today (10 February) booked a 39% fall in 2009 profits and warned of another - albeit less pronounced - fall in 2010.