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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...

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...

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

Dole launches Crunches snack line in NZ 12 Sep 2014

Dean Best

US group Dole Food Co. has launched a snacks range in New Zealand.

Mondelez pauses production at Cadbury Oz site 11 Sep 2014

Dean Best

Mondelez International is to temporarily shut a Cadbury plant in Australia over the Christmas period.

Fonterra cools profit expectations 9 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra today (9 September) it now expects annual operating profit to come in at the lower end of its forecast amid falling dairy commodity prices.

Watchdog slams Murray Goulburn for "racist" ad 8 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

The Australian advertising watchdog has ruled dairy firm Murray Goulburn must pull an ad viewers said was "racist".

Chobani launches organic Gippsland Dairy range 3 Sep 2014

Dean Best

Chobani has added to its Gippsland Dairy yoghurt range in Australia with the launch of an organic line.

China issues, FX hit A2 Milk Co. 29 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

New Zealand's A2 Milk Co. has seen profits flatline in fiscal 2014, as currency exchange and regulatory issues in China more than offset growth in Australia.

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