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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

Sanitarium moves Weet-Bix cereal into gluten-free 1 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Australian food group Sanitarium has launched a gluten-free version of flagship breakfast cereal brand Weet-Bix.


Chobani confirms Malaysia listings 1 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Chobani has confirmed it has secured listings in Malaysia, the US-based yoghurt group's latest market in Asia.


SunRice acquires Blue Ribbon Rice Group's milling 25 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Australian rice firm SunRice has said an acquisition of Blue Ribbon Rice Group's milling assets will boost its own supply of "speciality" lines.


Australian dairy innovation "hub" targets Asia 24 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Major Australian dairy manufacturers have teamed up with academics in the country to set up an innovation "hub" to develop products, with an eye on the growing Asian market.


Seafood group Sealord confirms Yung as CEO 24 Jul 2014

Dean Best

New Zealand seafood group Sealord has confirmed the appointment of former McCain Foods executive Steve Yung as its CEO.


Paediatric focus may see Fonterra packing jobs go 23 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Fonterra has announced changes at its Canpac packing site in New Zealand's Waikato region that could result in the loss of 110 jobs.

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