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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...

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...

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

Re:Capital Australia eyes confectionery growth 20 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Re:Capital Australia, Hilco Capital's Australian unit, has formed a confectionery holding company as it pursues growth in the country's premium confectionery sector following its acquisition of Betta Foods.


Simplot launches tuna pasta salad 20 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Simplot is expanding the John West tuna brand in Australia with the launch of a tuna pasta salad range.


Coles faces court over treatment of suppliers 17 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Australia's second largest supermarket chain, Coles, is being taken to court by the country's competition watchdog, which alleges Coles' treatment of suppliers represents "unconscionable conduct in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law".


Heinz jobs in Australasia to go in restructuring 16 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Over 240 Heinz jobs in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea are to be cut as the US food giant brings in a "streamlined" structure for its business in the markets.


Sanitarium launches oat-based breakfast drink 15 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Sanitarium, the Australian food group credited with kick-starting the breakfast drink category in the country over a decade ago, has added an oats-based product to its range.


SPC Ardmona to launch stevia-sweetened jam 15 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Australian food group SPC Ardmona has developed a line of jams that include the natural sweetener stevia.

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