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How to win in Australian gluten-free cereal

Australia has been one of the countries at the forefront of the rise of the gluten-free sector and, as the market has expanded, so more comp...

How discounters unsettling Australia's food sector

The rise of Aldi and Costco in Australia in recent years has shaken up the country's grocery retail sector. Brian Cook, group director for s...

Fonterra's full-year results – 10 things to learn

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

Focus: Battle against antimicrobial resistance

The use of antibiotics in the rearing of animals has been a much discussed issue in recent weeks, with regulatory and corporate moves across...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Weis Bars plans China push 20 Jan 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Australia's Weis Bars has built up a presence across much of Asia with its real-fruit based ice cream range and now the Queensland-based company is eyeing the Chinese market. We catch up with co-owner Julie Weis who tells us why Weis Bars is ready for a launch into China and how the company is looking to increase its presence back home.


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.

Latest News

Westland Milk Products appoints Toni Brendish CEO 28 Jul 2016

Katy Askew

New Zealand's second largest dairy cooperative Westland Milk Products has named former Danone and DKSH executive Toni Brendish as its new chief executive. 


Campbell takes Unilever to court in Australia 19 Jul 2016

John Shepherd

Arnott's, Campbell Soup Co.'s Australia-based biscuit business, is taking Unilever to court in a legal battle that is understood to stem from an earlier deal between the two for the development of ice cream products.


Snack bars slammed for "tricking consumers" 18 Jul 2016

Richard Siddle

Snack bars on sale in Australia are guilty of misleading shoppers over the level or quality of fruit that manufacturers claim are in their brands, according to the latest hard hitting report from Choice, the country’s independent product review and testing organisation.


Australia extends infant formula marketing regs 18 Jul 2016

Richard Siddle

Further moves have been made in Australia to promote the public health benefits of breastfeeding with a ruling that prevents the promotion of infant formula for babies under 12 months of age.


Golden Wing Mau acquires T&G stake 12 Jul 2016

Helen Arnold

Leading Chinese fresh produce distributor Golden Wing Mau has paid over the odds for nearly 20% per cent of New Zealand-based T&G Global, making it the second largest shareholder in the company.


Unilever, Smiths fined over health claims 11 Jul 2016

Katy Askew

Unilever and The Smith's Snackfood Co, PepsiCo's Australian arm, have been fined AUD10,800 (US$8,146) each for using "misleading healthy food representations" on products sold in Australia to school canteens. 

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