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Focus: Why ABF is making bread better-for-you

Associated British Foods this week announced the launch of a high-protein bread from its Australasian arm George Weston Foods. The company l...

Analysis: Australia closer to protecting suppliers

Australia is set to see the introduction of a code overseeing relations between suppliers and retailers. Will the country be a fairer place...

Comment: NZ drought could hit dairy sector

The possibility New Zealand could be facing another year of drought conditions is a serious concern for the country's massive dairy industry...

JBS sees big opportunity from Primo Smallgoods

Brazil-based JBS is already the world's largest meat supplier but it has its sights on growing further in value-added products and in Asia -...

Latest Interviews

The just-food interview part two: Bega Cheese CEO 5 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

In part two of the just-food interview, Bega Cheese CEO Aidan Coleman discusses why Asia and the Middle East are two key target markets for the Australian dairy group.


The just-food interview: Bega Cheese CEO 26 Feb 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Bega Cheese has had a whirlwind couple of years. Seeking greater consolidation of the Australian dairy industry, it made a play for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter in 2013, kicking off a takeover battle, in which Canada's Saputo emerged the victor. In a two-part interview, just-food catches up with Bega CEO Aidan Coleman, to find out why it gave up on the takeover dream and whether it is eyeing any other opportunities.

Latest News

JBS halves lamb production in Australia 6 May 2015

Hannah Abdulla

The Australian arm of Brazilian meat processor, JBS, is reportedly cutting its lamb and mutton processing in half as a result of poor demand.


SPC Ardmona names ex-Bulla Dairy chief new MD 5 May 2015

Dean Best

Reg Weine, the former CEO of Australian dairy firm Bulla Dairy Foods, is to join canned food group SPC Ardmona as its new managing director.


Fonterra warns on geopolitical unrest, oversupply 30 Apr 2015

Katy Askew

Fonterra, the world's largest dairy exporter, has said "significant volatility" is expected to shape global dairy commodities prices due to oversupply and ongoing geopolitical instability around the world.


Sanitarium launches wholefood snack bars 30 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Australian cereal maker Sanitarium has announced the launch of wholefood snack bars in its domestic market.


ABF launches high-protein bread launch in NZ 28 Apr 2015

Hannah Abdulla

George Weston Foods, the Australian business of Associated British Foods, is pumping NZ$2m (US$1.5m) into developing and marketing "high protein breads".


Murray Goulburn buys foodservice cheese brand 22 Apr 2015

Dean Best

Murray Goulburn has snapped by the foodservice-focused cheese brand Caboolture from fellow Australian dairy group United Dairy Power.

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