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JBS sees big opportunity from Primo Smallgoods

Brazil-based JBS is already the world's largest meat supplier but it has its sights on growing further in value-added products and in Asia -...

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...

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

Zespri appoints new CFO and COO 25 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

New Zealand kiwifruit supplier, Zespri, has announced the appointment of Simon Limmer to the newly-created role of COO and named David Hazelhurst as CFO.


JBS to buy Australian meats group Primo Smallgoods 21 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Brazilian meat giant JBS has struck a deal to buy Australian ham and bacon producer Primo Smallgoods for A$1.45bn (US$1.26bn).


UDP to continue trading, owner enters receivership 21 Nov 2014

Barbara Bierach

Marcus Derwin, the new managing director at Australia's largest privately-owned milk processor United Dairy Power, has said the company will continue to trade, despite its parent entering receivership.


Yili pumps CNY2bn more into NZ facility 21 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Chinese dairy company Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. has made a second investment into the dairy production base in New Zealand it acquired at the end of 2012.


JBS to snap up Brazilian poultry firm Big Frango 21 Nov 2014

Dean Best

Brazilian meat giant JBS is to add to its domestic business with the acquisition of local poultry processor Big Frango Group.


Freedom Foods, China New Hope strike dairy deal 20 Nov 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Australia's Freedom Foods Group and Perich Group have signed an agreement with China's New Hope Group that sees millions invested in Australian dairy farms.

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