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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...

E.Coli recall could sour Fonterra's reputation

Food recalls are part of the industry in which we operate. Even companies with best-in-class safety and quality standards can, from time to...

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

Seafood firm Sealord coy on CEO appointment 22 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

New Zealand seafood processor Sealord has refused to be drawn into speculation the new CEO it is appointing former McCain Foods executive Steve Yung.


Universal Robina to buy biscuit firm Griffin's 21 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Philippines-based Universal Robina Corp. is to acquire New Zealand biscuit group Griffin's Foods from private-equity firm Pacific Equity Partners for NZ$700m (US$608.9m).


Bellamy's Organic eyes expansion with IPO 9 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Australian baby food company Bellamy's Organic is set to float its business at the end of July and expects to raise up to A$25m.


Murray Goulburn opens milk facility 4 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Australian dairy co-operative Devondale Murray Goulburn has opened a new A$80m (US$74.8m) milk production facility.


Coles on defensive over supplier terms 3 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Coles has dismissed claims it abused its relationship with suppliers through a programme requiring the payment of rebates - although the Australian retailer has made a number of "admissions" over its treatment of manufacturers.


Goodman Fielder backs reduced Wilmar offer 2 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Goodman Fielder's board has recommended shareholders accept a reduced takeover offer from Wilmar International and First Pacific.

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