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Katy Askew | 30 May 2012

The downward movement of liquid milk prices has placed margins in the category under mounting pressure. In part two of our Category Crunch, Katy Askew looks at how the country's three largest milk processors - Dairy Crest, Arla and Robert Wiseman - are responding to this challenge.

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Dean Best | 7 Sep 2017

A2 Milk Co., the New Zealand-based dairy and infant formula business, has had a bumper 12 months. Two weeks ago, the company reported a near-trebling in its annual profits. Revenues jumped more than 50%, fuelled by growth in its home markets of New Zealand and Australia, rapid expansion in China and improved performances from smaller businesses in the UK and the US. Where next? Dean Best spoke to A2 Milk executive Scott Wotherspoon who has been handed a new role that could see the business cast its net wider.


Dean Best | 24 Feb 2017

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.

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Dean Best | 7 Sep 2017

New Zealand-based dairy and infant formula business A2 Milk Co. has been reported to be interested in buying assets from Australian co-op Murray Goulburn.


Dean Best | 23 Aug 2017

The A2 Milk Company has reported a near-trebling in its annual profits as the New Zealand-based dairy and infant formula business enjoyed bumper sales.


Katy Askew | 16 Jun 2017

New Zealand's A2 Milk Co. has lifted its full-year revenue on the back of increased infant formula supply from its contract manufacturing partner Synlait Milk.


Dean Best | 26 Apr 2017

A2 Milk Co. today (26 April) gave an improved forecast for its infant formula sales, amid growth in Australia and through the e-commerce channel into China.


Dean Best | 22 Mar 2017

China appears to have decided against introducing tighter rules governing the country's cross-border e-commerce channel.


Dean Best | 7 Mar 2017

New Zealand's A2 Milk Co. has become an investor in Synlait Milk, one of its suppliers of infant formula, after buying shares in the business from Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina.


Dean Best | 15 Feb 2017

New Zealand-based dairy and infant formula business A2 Milk Co. today (15 February) reported a jump in first-half profits, with "outstanding results" from the company's domestic business, as well as its operations in Australia and China.


John Shepherd | 22 Dec 2016

Infant formula producers A2 Milk Co. and Bega Cheese have sought to play down market concerns after infant formula peer Bellamy's Australia requested the trading halt on its shares be extended until it determines the impact talks with "key supplier/manufacturers" will have on its financial results. 


Katy Askew | 8 Nov 2016

A2 Milk Co., the New Zealand-based dairy and infant formula group, has said its first-quarter revenue was "consistent" with its expectations, pointing to growth in milk and formula products.


Dean Best | 20 Sep 2016

Synlait Milk, the New Zealand infant formula manufacturer for brands like A2 Platinum and Munchkin, has set out plans to spend NZD300m over the next three years in areas including production and packaging.


John Shepherd | 31 Aug 2016

Australia-based food and beverage company Lion Pty Ltd confirmed today it is counter-suing New Zealand-based dairy and infant formula group A2 Milk Co. in a spat over its own use of the statement "naturally contains A2 protein" on some milk products.


Katy Askew | 24 Aug 2016

Increased sales in Australia and China and growing infant formula revenue helped A2 Milk Co. more than double its full-year revenue. 


Katy Askew | 23 Aug 2016

Synlait Milk, the New Zealand business-to-business infant milk supplier, has struck a new deal to supply A2 Milk Co. and support "medium-term" growth plans for the consumer-facing business's A2 Platinum infant formula brand. 


John Shepherd | 21 Jun 2016

New Zealand-based dairy and infant formula group A2 Milk Co is suing Australia-based food and beverage company Lion Pty for using the statement "naturally contains A2 protein" on some of its milk products.


Dean Best | 15 Jun 2016

A2 Milk Co., the New Zealand-based dairy and infant formula group, today (15 June) lifted its forecast for full-year EBITDA after weighing up how recent changes in regulations in China could affect the business.


Dean Best | 12 Apr 2016

Shares in Australian food companies have taken a hit today (12 April) as the market reacted to new regulations in China on food imports.


Hannah Abdulla | 17 Feb 2016

Half-year sales and profits have jumped at The A2 Milk Co., boosted by the performance of infant formula in Australia, New Zealand (ANZ) and China.


Hannah Abdulla | 18 Dec 2015

The A2 Milk Co. has raised its forecasts for annual sales and EBITDA for the second time in a month, pointing today (18 December) to a "significant uplift" in infant formula sales.


Hannah Abdulla | 18 Dec 2015

This week Fonterra announced it was selling its yoghurt and dairy business in Australia to Parmalat, Chinese fruit groups Golden Wing Mau and Joyvio announced a merger and UK meat group Dunbia confirmed it was mulling options for the business. Belgium's Lotus Bakeries bought UK snacks group Urban Fresh Foods, its second deal in the country in four months and, looking to next year, we analysed the prospects for the BRIC markets in 2016. Here is the week in quotes.


Hannah Abdulla | 17 Nov 2015

Freedom Foods Group has sold all of its remaining shares in The A2 Milk Co., less than a month after cutting its stake in the company.


Hannah Abdulla | 17 Nov 2015

Freedom Foods Group has sold all of its remaining shares in The A2 Milk Co., less than a month after cutting its stake in the company.


Hannah Abdulla | 17 Nov 2015

The A2 Milk Co. is raising its forecasts for its full-year sales and EBITDA on "a very positive start" to its 2015/2016 financial year.


Hannah Abdulla | 17 Nov 2015

The A2 Milk Co. is raising its forecasts for its full-year sales and EBITDA on "a very positive start" to its 2015/2016 financial year.


Dean Best | 22 Oct 2015

Freedom Foods Group has struck a "binding agreement" to buy Australian oat-based cereal and snacks business Popina Foods.


Dean Best | 22 Oct 2015

Freedom Foods Group has struck a "binding agreement" to buy Australian oat-based cereal and snacks business Popina Foods.

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Dean Best | 11 May 2016

Talking with our readers, a common problem among them is their battle to keep tabs on the changes to regulations in China. And the recent moves Beijing has made to revamp its rules around e-commerce have brought that concern into sharp relief.

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