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Analysis: Australia closer to protecting suppliers

Australia is set to see the introduction of a code overseeing relations between suppliers and retailers. Will the country be a fairer place...

Comment: NZ drought could hit dairy sector

The possibility New Zealand could be facing another year of drought conditions is a serious concern for the country's massive dairy industry...

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...

Latest Interviews

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.

The just-food interview: Bega Cheese CEO 26 Feb 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Bega Cheese has had a whirlwind couple of years. Seeking greater consolidation of the Australian dairy industry, it made a play for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter in 2013, kicking off a takeover battle, in which Canada's Saputo emerged the victor. In a two-part interview, just-food catches up with Bega CEO Aidan Coleman, to find out why it gave up on the takeover dream and whether it is eyeing any other opportunities.

Latest News

Fonterra H1 sales plunge on oversupply 25 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Fonterra, the world's largest dairy exporter, said sales plunged 14% in first half.

Fonterra eyes increased organic milk supply 18 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Fonterra is expanding its organic dairy business by developing its organic milk supply in response to growing demand.

Goodman Fielder CEO Delaney resigns 18 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Goodman Fielder has announced the appointment of a new CEO following the resignation of Chris Delaney.

Monde Nissin expands in Australia through M&A 13 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Philippines-based Monde Nissin is expanding its presence in Australia through the acquisition of Menora Foods as part of its drive to become a "significant food and beverage player" in Asia Pacific.

Prydes to buy Aussie candy firm Betta Foods 12 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Prydes Confectionery Holdings has entered into an agreement to acquire Australian confectioner Betta Foods after the private equity-owned liquorice maker went into administration earlier this year.

UPDATE: NZ dairies reassure on poison threat 10 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

The New Zealand dairy industry has moved to reassure customers New Zealand infant formula products are safe after poison threats were made.

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