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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 -...

Focus: Fonterra's bid to weather dairy volatility

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...

Fonterra looks to broaden innovation horizons

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has joined with the Australian science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisa...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Chobani Australia on SE Asia plans 2 Oct 2014

Dean Best

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.


Interview: Peter Meek, MD of Chobani Australia 1 Oct 2014

Dean Best

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.

Latest News

Monde Nissin "to acquire Menora" 22 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Filipino conglomerate Monde Nissin is reportedly set to acquire Australian food group Menora Foods.


La Doria dismisses SPC Ardmona's "dumping" claims 21 Jan 2015

Dean Best

Gruppo La Doria has dismissed as "groundless" fresh claims from SPC Ardmona the Italian company is dumping canned tomato products in Australia.


La Doria faces Australia tomato dumping probe 20 Jan 2015

Dean Best

Two Italian tomato product suppliers - Gruppo La Doria and Feger di Gerardo Ferraioli - are being investigated in Australia for allegedly for dumping canned products in the country.


Perfection Fresh acquires tomato grower Moraitis 19 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

Perfection Fresh Australia has acquired fellow produce group Moraitis in a deal the company said boosts its position in the tomato category.


Synlait plays down drought concerns 16 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

Synlait, the New Zealand-based infant formula maker, has said that the current dry weather facing New Zealand farmers is expected to have "little impact" on its milk supply.


Australian dairies push for sports health claims 13 Jan 2015

Katy Askew

Australian dairy manufacturers are lobbying for the right to use sports health claims in the marketing of certain dairy products.

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