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Analysis: Australia heads low-FODMAP development

It was a university in Australia that developed the low-FODMAP diet just over a decade ago and it is that country that is in the vanguard of...

Murray Goulburn's FY results - 7 things to learn

Embattled Australian milk processor Murray Goulburn reported its full-year results this week. The company, which part-listed on the Australi...

Woolworths, Poundland - retail in July

In July, Woolworths, Australia's largest retailer, saw its shares jump the most in a single day for 20 years after it announced more initiat...

How to win in Australian gluten-free cereal

Australia has been one of the countries at the forefront of the rise of the gluten-free sector and, as the market has expanded, so more comp...

Latest Interviews

Interview: A2 Milk Co. chair firm's rapid rise 24 Feb 2017

Dean Best

New Zealand-based A2 Milk Co. markets products it says eases the digestive issues some adults and children get from consuming dairy and infant formula - and it is a business growing rapidly, fuelled by demand in China. Dean Best caught up with A2 Milk chairman David Hearn the day after the company booked a set of bumper half-year results.


Interview: Some Foods on rise of low-FODMAP market 21 Oct 2016

Dean Best

Australia is seen as one of the markets where low-FODMAP foods have gained the most traction. Dean Best speaks to Martine and Ronnie Banks, the founders of local business Some Foods about why they set up the company, the prospects for low-FODMAP foods in Australia and their ambitions overseas.

Latest News

Fonterra cuts earnings forecast 21 Mar 2017

Dean Best

Fonterra, the world's largest dairy exporter, today (21 March) lowered its forecast for its annual earnings per share, with the New Zealand-based business predicting some "volatility" in the second half of its financial year.


Australia Lactalis Parmalat plant dispute over 21 Mar 2017

John Shepherd

Union leaders in Australia say a pay and conditions row with Lactalis' majority-owned dairy producer Parmalat, which saw employees locked out of a plant in the state of Victoria, is over.


Murray Goulburn names Spark as chairman 20 Mar 2017

Katy Askew

Australian dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn has announced the appointment of John Spark as chairman.


Fonterra eyes partnerships with innovators 9 Mar 2017

John Shepherd

Fonterra today (9 March) launched the Fonterra Ventures Co-Lab – an open platform designed to forge potential partnerships with "entrepreneurial individuals and businesses", the New Zealand dairy giant said.


Regulator urges Australia meat industry shake-up 8 Mar 2017

John Shepherd

Australia's consumer watchdog has called for a shake-up of the country's meat industry "to improve transparency and competitiveness" in the domestic cattle and beef sector.


A2 Milk buys stake in formula supplier Synlait 7 Mar 2017

Dean Best

New Zealand's A2 Milk Co. has become an investor in Synlait Milk, one of its suppliers of infant formula, after buying shares in the business from Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina.

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