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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...

JBS sees big opportunity from Primo Smallgoods

Brazil-based JBS is already the world's largest meat supplier but it has its sights on growing further in value-added products and in Asia -...

Latest Interviews

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

Fonterra cuts forecast for milk price again 28 May 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Fonterra has once again cut its forecast for farmgate milk prices on the back of lower than expected global commodity prices.


SPC Ardmona opens snacks line 26 May 2015

Dean Best

Australian food group SPC Ardmona has opened a production line to manufacture fruit-based snack products.


Cadbury to cut Australian jobs 22 May 2015

Katy Askew

Mondelez International chocolate unit Cadbury has cut 80 manufacturing jobs in Australia, according to union sources.


Lion invests in speciality cheese production 21 May 2015

Katy Askew

Lion Pty Ltd has invested A$150m (US$235m) to expand its speciality cheese capabilities and upgrade a speciality cheese "manufacturing hub" in Tasmania.


NZ to probe dairy competition, milk prices 21 May 2015

Katy Askew

The New Zealand government has requested a probe into competition in the country's dairy market.


Valio ties up with Oz milk powder distributor 21 May 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Finnish dairy firm Valio has secured a deal with a single distributor in Australia, providing better access to its low-lactose and lactose-free milk powders.

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