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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

Susan Day Cakes adds 51 jobs, eyes Asia growth 29 Jun 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Australian baked good firm, The Cake Syndicate, has said it is seeking an investor to fund capital expansion and growth into Asia.


Simplot launches Birds Eye Li'l Fishies 24 Jun 2015

Katy Askew

Australian food maker Simplot is expanding its line up of frozen fish products under the Birds Eye brand with the launch of Li'l Fishies.


Freedom Foods Group eyes A2 Milk bid 22 Jun 2015

Dean Best

Australia's Freedom Foods Group today (22 June) admitted it is mulling a takeover bid for New Zealand's A2 Milk Co.


Synlait, Munchkin to launch formula in US, China 18 Jun 2015

Katy Askew

New Zealand dairy group Synlait has entered into a supply deal with US baby products manufacturer Munchkin for the launch of grass-fed, branded infant formula in the US and China.


Campbell launches soup bases in Australia 18 Jun 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Campbell Soup Co. has launched soup bases in Australia.


Beston buys United Dairy Power assets - reports 17 Jun 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Australian dairy processor United Dairy Power's plants at Murray Bridge and Jervois have reportedly been acquired by Adelaide-based Beston Global Food Company.

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