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Focus: PZ Cussons may continue expansion in food

UK consumer goods group PZ Cussons does the bulk of its business in areas like personal care and beauty but it has food interests in Africa...

Viewpoint: Why sale best bet for Goodman Fielder

For the more patriotic sections of Australia's food industry, there is likely to be some dismay at the prospect of another local food compan...

Parmalat could milk Harvey Fresh in Oz, overseas

Parmalat, majority-owned by French dairy giant Lactalis, has made a significant move to bolster its business in Australia 15 years after it...

Editor's viewpoint: McLeod checks out a success

Ian McLeod's tenure at Coles should be judged a success, taking a retailer suffering from stock issues, long queues and falling sales and re...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Freedom Foods outlines growth plans 4 Jul 2013

Dean Best

Australia-based Freedom Foods Group is targeting expansion overseas for the next stage of growth from its allergen-free business, of which gluten-free is its largest. In an interview with Dean Best, MD Rory Macleod outlines the company's plans, explains why gluten-free need to focus more on taste and defends Australia's threshold on gluten.

The just-food interview: Fonterra CFO Mason 28 Mar 2013

Jonathan Dyson

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has increased its focus on emerging economies as the battle among global dairy companies for a share of high-growth markets in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America intensifies. This strategy has proven fruitful, with emerging markets making a sizeable contribution to group revenues and offering scope for future growth. just-food's Jonathan Dyson spoke to Fonterra CFO Jonathan Mason in Auckland yesterday (27 March) about how the world's leading dairy exporter plans to exploit this opportunity.

Latest News

China issues, FX hit A2 Milk Co. 29 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

New Zealand's A2 Milk Co. has seen profits flatline in fiscal 2014, as currency exchange and regulatory issues in China more than offset growth in Australia.

Fonterra, Beingmate launch infant formula JV 27 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

New Zealand dairy group Fonterra and Chinese infant food business Beingmate have established a "global partnership" to capitalise on growing Chinese demand for infant formula.

Record sales but profits down at Murray Goulburn 27 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Australian dairy group Murray Goulburn today (27 August) reported its highest-ever annual sales - but saw its profits fall.

Fonterra to boost processing capacity 27 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Fonterra is to build a "high efficiency" milk powder drier plant and boost milk processing capacity in New Zealand as it eyes higher-margin products.

Scandinavian fund pours A$20m into Murray Goulburn 27 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Australian dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn has secured A$20m (US$18.7m) of investment from a Scandinavian pension fund to invest in the purchase of nine dairy farms.

UK group Symington's eyes Australia growth 26 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

UK food group Symington's intends to expand its presence in Australia through the introduction of more of its brands into the market.

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