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The small can be powerful in Australia - analysis

The growth of Australia's grocery market is slowing but there remains opportunities for smaller brands to exploit. Nicholas Hill, senior acc...

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...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Freedom Foods charting growth strategy 26 Apr 2017

Katy Askew

Australia-based Freedom Foods Group is balancing its ambitions to grow at home and abroad. A supplier of allergen-free products in Australia, Freedom Foods is expanding its domestic presence through a focus on innovation. At the same time, the company is trying to grow its dairy, snack and cereal sales in China and the US. Katy Askew spoke to Freedom's general manager of marketing and innovation, Tom Dusseldorp, to find out more. 


Interview: A2 Milk Co. chair firm's rapid rise 24 Feb 2017

Dean Best

New Zealand-based A2 Milk Co. markets products it says eases the digestive issues some adults and children get from consuming dairy and infant formula - and it is a business growing rapidly, fuelled by demand in China. Dean Best caught up with A2 Milk chairman David Hearn the day after the company booked a set of bumper half-year results.

Latest News

Fonterra ingredients pressure but keeps guidance 24 May 2017

Dean Best

Fonterra has revealed it has seen pressure on the profits generated by its ingredients business but the New Zealand dairy behemoth kept its forecast for annual earnings.


Ausnutria strikes two formula deals in Australia 23 May 2017

Helen Arnold

China-based baby formula manufacturer Ausnutria has acquired Australian dairy company ADP Group and 50% of another business in the country, the infant formula firm Ozfarm.


Bellamy's appoints John Ho new chairman 22 May 2017

John Shepherd

John Ho, the founder and chief investment officer of Hong Kong-based investment firm Janchor Partners, has taken over as chairman of embattled infant formula maker Bellamy's Australia.


Mondelez invests in new Tasmania Cadbury lines 17 May 2017

Helen Arnold

Mondelez International has announced plans to invest AUD4m (US$2.9m) in producing new lines at its Cadbury chocolate factory in Hobart, Tasmania, while still going ahead with the closure of its Dunedin plant in New Zealand.


Murray Goulburn names David Mallinson new CFO 16 May 2017

John Shepherd

Australian dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn today (16 May) announced the appointment of David Mallinson as chief financial officer with effect from 1 June.


Australia's Inghams invests in production 15 May 2017

John Shepherd

Australia-based poultry firm Inghams Group said today (15 May) it will invest more than AUD70m (US$52m) in expanding its operations in the state of Western Australia, including building a new hatchery and feed mill.

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