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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...

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...

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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

Freedom Foods confirms cooling of interest in A2 1 Sep 2015

Dean Best

Freedom Foods Group has confirmed the interest it and Dean Foods jointly had in A2 Milk Co. has cooled.

Murray Goulburn earnings down on dairy commodities 1 Sep 2015

Dean Best

Murray Goulburn, the Australian dairy co-operative, has booked a 28% drop in annual profits on the back of pressure on global dairy commodity prices.

Bega Cheese FY profits plunge 1 Sep 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Australian dairy firm Bega Cheese has reported a fall in full-year profits - in line with the profit warning it issued earlier this year - despite an increase in revenues.

Freedom Foods agrees deal for Australian oats firm 1 Sep 2015

Dean Best

Australia's Freedom Foods Group is nearing the acquisition of an unnamed local company making cereal and snacks made with oats.

Freedom Foods Group sales up, profits mixed 1 Sep 2015

Dean Best

Freedom Foods Group, the Australia-based cereal-to-dairy business, has reported flat underlying annual profits but higher sales across most of its divisions.

Beston Global Foods eyes Asia on listing 26 Aug 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Australian meat, seafood and dairy business Beston Global Food Co. is set to list on the Australian Stock Exchange on Friday (28 August) as part of plans to invest in more food companies, with an eye on serving demand in Asia.

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