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How discounters unsettling Australia's food sector

The rise of Aldi and Costco in Australia in recent years has shaken up the country's grocery retail sector. Brian Cook, group director for s...

Fonterra's full-year results – 10 things to learn

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra reversed its first-half profit drop to report a massive jump in full-year earnings yesterday (24 September)...

Focus: Battle against antimicrobial resistance

The use of antibiotics in the rearing of animals has been a much discussed issue in recent weeks, with regulatory and corporate moves across...

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...

Latest Interviews

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.


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.

Latest News

Australia's Oakville Produce enters receivership 20 May 2016

Dean Best

Australian potato supplier Oakville Produce has entered the hands of receivers at Deloitte, which is now looking for a buyer for the under-pressure business.


Kellogg to put snacks in Oz "health star" scheme 19 May 2016

Dean Best

Kellogg is to put "health star" nutrition labels on its snacks in Australia, broadening the number of its products under the scheme, which was jointly developed by the country's government and industry officials.


Murray Goulburn in leadership shake-up 18 May 2016

Katy Askew

Struggling Australian dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn has announced a number of changes to its leadership team, including the appointment of Fiona Smith as chief operating officer, following a series of profit warnings issued by the group. 


Goodman Fielder to close Australia bakery plant 13 May 2016

Dean Best

Goodman Fielder, the Australia-based food group, is to shut a bakery in its domestic market, moving production to plants in the cities of Canberra and Sydney.


Fonterra eyes growth with global foodservice brand 12 May 2016

Katy Askew

Fonterra, the New Zealand dairy co-operative, has launched a global foodservice brand, Anchor Food Professionals.


Mengniu-owned Fuyuan to take stake in Burra Foods 5 May 2016

Katy Askew

Chinese dairy farming company Inner Mongolia Fuyuan Farming Co Ltd - which is part owned by dairy giant Mengniu - plans to take a "majority shareholding" in Australia's Burra Foods.

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