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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

Fonterra to cut jobs at Oz yoghurt site 15 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Fonterra wants to "right-size" a yoghurt production plant in Australia, with a series of moves that will lead to over 30 jobs being cut.

McKenzie's Pantry introduces gluten-free flours 15 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Australian food firm McKenzie's Pantry has added two gluten-free flours to its range.

Goodman Fielder reveals "disappointing" FY results 13 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Impairment and restructuring charges have pushed Goodman Fielder to an annual loss of A$405m - but the Australia-based food group also saw commodity costs hit underlying profits.

US group Golden State Foods buys NZ's Snap Fresh 12 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

US foodservice supplier Golden State Foods has announced its entry into retail supply through the acquisition of New Zealand-based greens provider Snap Fresh Foods.

"One-off events" hit Turners & Growers H1 8 Aug 2014

Dean Best

New Zealand-based produce group Turners & Growers has posted a drop in first-half profits.

Kellogg launches Special K "superfood" line in Oz 7 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Kellogg has launched a "superfood" variant of Special K in Australia.

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