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Analysis: Australia heads low-FODMAP development

It was a university in Australia that developed the low-FODMAP diet just over a decade ago and it is that country that is in the vanguard of...

Murray Goulburn's FY results - 7 things to learn

Embattled Australian milk processor Murray Goulburn reported its full-year results this week. The company, which part-listed on the Australi...

Woolworths, Poundland - retail in July

In July, Woolworths, Australia's largest retailer, saw its shares jump the most in a single day for 20 years after it announced more initiat...

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...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Some Foods on rise of low-FODMAP market 21 Oct 2016

Dean Best

Australia is seen as one of the markets where low-FODMAP foods have gained the most traction. Dean Best speaks to Martine and Ronnie Banks, the founders of local business Some Foods about why they set up the company, the prospects for low-FODMAP foods in Australia and their ambitions overseas.


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.

Latest News

Bega profits up but sees "more challenging" H2 22 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Bega Cheese, the Australia-based food group, today (21 February) reported a rise in half-year profits but sounded a note of caution on the second half of its financial year.


Saputo lifts WCB buy-out offer 21 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Saputo has raised its offer to minority shareholders in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory, the Australian firm in which the Canada-based dairy group, holds a majority stake.


Mondelez eyes end to production in New Zealand 16 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Mondelez International today (16 September) set out plans to stop manufacturing in New Zealand, with the end of production at its site in the city of Dunedin.


Quotes of week: Nestle, Mondelez, Danone 16 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Nestle's new CEO, Mark Schneider, this week set out his plans for the world's largest food maker. Elsewhere, Mondelez International announced plans to end manufacturing in New Zealand. And Germany set out a move to invest in organic farming.


A2 Milk H1 profits jump 15 Feb 2017

Dean Best

New Zealand-based dairy and infant formula business A2 Milk Co. today (15 February) reported a jump in first-half profits, with "outstanding results" from the company's domestic business, as well as its operations in Australia and China.


Inghams profits up, shares dip on volume caution 15 Feb 2017

Dean Best

Inghams Group, the Australia-headquartered poultry group, today (15 February) reported higher underlying first-half profits but saw its shares close down as it issued a cautious note on volumes.

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