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Analysis: Australia heads low-FODMAP development

It was a university in Australia that developed the low-FODMAP diet just over a decade ago and it is that country that is in the vanguard of...

Murray Goulburn's FY results - 7 things to learn

Embattled Australian milk processor Murray Goulburn reported its full-year results this week. The company, which part-listed on the Australi...

Woolworths, Poundland - retail in July

In July, Woolworths, Australia's largest retailer, saw its shares jump the most in a single day for 20 years after it announced more initiat...

How to win in Australian gluten-free cereal

Australia has been one of the countries at the forefront of the rise of the gluten-free sector and, as the market has expanded, so more comp...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Some Foods on rise of low-FODMAP market 21 Oct 2016

Dean Best

Australia is seen as one of the markets where low-FODMAP foods have gained the most traction. Dean Best speaks to Martine and Ronnie Banks, the founders of local business Some Foods about why they set up the company, the prospects for low-FODMAP foods in Australia and their ambitions overseas.

Interview: Weis Bars plans China push 20 Jan 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Australia's Weis Bars has built up a presence across much of Asia with its real-fruit based ice cream range and now the Queensland-based company is eyeing the Chinese market. We catch up with co-owner Julie Weis who tells us why Weis Bars is ready for a launch into China and how the company is looking to increase its presence back home.

Latest News

Bubs chairman Alan van Noort exits after listing 13 Jan 2017

Katy Askew

Infant milk producer Bubs Australia has revealed its chairman, Alan van Noort, will exit the business, which was listed on the Australian stock exchange earlier this month. 

Bellamy's CEO exits as outlook slashed  11 Jan 2017

Katy Askew

Under-scrutiny infant formula manufacturer Bellamy's Australia replaced its chief executive Laura McBain today (11 January), while forecasting a steep decline in annual profits.

Yogurt firm EasiYo eyes Europe with Ornua deal 11 Jan 2017

Dean Best

New Zealand make-at-home yogurt business EasiYo Products is looking to grow its business in Europe through a tie-up with Ireland-based dairy group Ornua.

Blue Lake Dairy opens formula plant in Australia 11 Jan 2017

Katy Askew

Chinese-owned Blue Lake Dairy Group has opened an infant formula production facility in Tantanoola, South Australia.  

Bellamy's Australia stays mum on chairman's future 6 Jan 2017

John Shepherd

Infant formula maker Bellamy's Australia has declined to comment on reports that its chairman, Rob Woolley, could quit if moves by the company's largest single shareholder for a boardroom shake-up succeed.

Bellamy's top shareholder wants board shake-up 4 Jan 2017

John Shepherd

The largest single shareholder of Bellamy's Australia, the Black Prince Private Foundation, has said it wants to replace four of the company's non-executive directors with its own candidates, after trading in the infant formula maker's shares were voluntarily suspended following problems with exports to China.

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