Latest food news & analysis in Australia & New Zealand
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...
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Chobani, the US-based Greek yoghurt producer, has been one of the success stories of the US packaged food market, leading the boom in its category. The company has spread its wings internationally (not with complete success) and is looking to grow further, which could be vital with the US Greek yoghurt category showing signs of slowing. In the second part of a two-part interview, Dean Best spoke to Peter Meek, the MD of Chobani's Australian arm, about the company's moves in south-east Asia.
Chobani's rise in the US - and its problems in the UK - have been well-documented. But what about the yoghurt producer's business in Australia? Dean Best spoke to Peter Meek, the MD of Chobani's Australian arm, to discuss its performance in that market.
Murray Goulburn, the Australian dairy co-operative, has delayed a planned A$500m (US$444.8m) capital raising that would see the group list a non-voting unit trust on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Fonterra is planning to expand a milk processing site in New Zealand, its home market.
Re:Capital Australia, Hilco Capital's Australian unit, has formed a confectionery holding company as it pursues growth in the country's premium confectionery sector following its acquisition of Betta Foods.
Simplot is expanding the John West tuna brand in Australia with the launch of a tuna pasta salad range.
Australia's second largest supermarket chain, Coles, is being taken to court by the country's competition watchdog, which alleges Coles' treatment of suppliers represents "unconscionable conduct in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law".
Over 240 Heinz jobs in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea are to be cut as the US food giant brings in a "streamlined" structure for its business in the markets.
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