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Bega Cheese lowers forecast for key earnings metric

2 Aug 2019

Bega Cheese, the Australia-based dairy business, has lowered its forecast for what the company expects its "normalised" EBITDA to reach in its current financial year.

Australia's Bega Cheese wins peanut butter packaging dispute with Kraft

1 May 2019

Australian dairy group Bega Cheese's long-running legal battle with US food giant Kraft over the packaging on its peanut butter product has been resolved.

New products - France's Bel launches The Laughing Cow organic cheese; Kettle Chips introduces new range paired with fruit and veg; Danone's baby food brand Cow and Gate launches First Spoons; Nestle's meatless burger from Garden Gourmet

5 Apr 2019

This week's batch of new products includes a meatless burger from Nestlé's Garden Gourmet brand and an organic cheese from France's Bel under The Laughing Cow brand.

Bubs Australia exits Uphamgo joint venture after sealing Bega-linked deal

28 Feb 2019

Bubs Australia is exiting its dairy joint venture with Uphamgo Australia after sealing a deal this week with a subsidiary of a major dairy player.

Bubs Australia teams up with Bega Cheese for goat's milk formula

27 Feb 2019

Bubs Australia and Bega Cheese are claiming an Australian dairy industry first as they team up to produce infant formula.

Bega Cheese closes cheddar, mozzarella plant in Coburg

27 Feb 2019

Australian dairy company Bega Cheese is closing a local manufacturing plant after reporting a drop in group after-tax profits.

Bega Cheese to build lactoferrin plant

14 Feb 2019

Bega Cheese has revealed its plans for the Koroit facility in western Victoria the Australian dairy company bought from peer Saputo last year.

Bega Cheese disappoints markets as milk supply expected to weigh on earnings

20 Dec 2018

Australian dairy business Bega Cheese disappointed market watchers with it outlook for 2019 earnings. 

Capilano Honey sale nears fruition after second-biggest shareholder agrees to sell

7 Nov 2018

Australia's Capilano Honey will vote on a takeover proposal from a China-focused consortium next week after its second-biggest shareholder Bega Cheese agreed to sell its shares.

Investment funds 'raise joint bid' for Australia's Capilano Honey

2 Nov 2018

Two Asia-focused investment funds seeking a joint takeover of Australia's Capilano Honey have reportedly increased their share offer.

Bega Cheese raises stake in Capilano Honey

10 Oct 2018

Australia's Bega Cheese has more than doubled its stake in local business Capilano Honey.

Bega Cheese confirms stake in Capilano Honey

4 Sep 2018

Bega Cheese has confirmed it is a shareholder in fellow Australian food producer Capilano Honey.

Bega Cheese 'buys shares in Aussie honey firm Capilano'

3 Sep 2018

Bega Cheese, the Australian food manufacturer, has reportedly invested in local honey supplier Capilano Honey.

Saputo to sell Koroit dairy plant to Australia's Bega Cheese

18 Jul 2018

Saputo has agreed to sell the Koroit plant in Australia to local firm Bega Cheese for around CAD244m (US$184.3m) as part of a condition entered into with competition authorities when the Canadian dairy business acquired Murray Goulburn.

Bega Cheese linked with acquiring Murray Goulburn plant

5 Mar 2018

Australian dairy firm Bega Cheese has been linked with acquiring local peer Murray Goulburn's Koroit milk powder plant if it comes on to the market.

Earnings summary - George Weston food division results hit by FX, restructuring; Pinnacle Foods profits underpinned by tax reform; Land O'Lakes "record'' profits; Hostess Brands hails "strong finish" to 2017

2 Mar 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Fonterra, Aussie dairy firm Bega Cheese in trademark spat

12 Jan 2018

Fonterra, the New Zealand-based dairy giant, has started legal action against Bega Cheese over the Australian group's moves to rebrand some of its products after last year's acquisition of assets from Mondelez International.

2017 - the year in food industry M&A

15 Dec 2017

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2017.

Australian dairy giant Bega Cheese bids for Peanut Company of Australia

13 Nov 2017

Australia's Bega Cheese has made a takeover offer for nut supplier Peanut Company of Australia (PCA).

From existential threats to working with science - the top takeaways from The International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit 2017

8 Nov 2017

The volatility in commodity prices, the rise of plant-based alternatives, Brexit, Trump - there was plenty for delegates who headed to Belfast last week for the International Dairy Federation's annual World Dairy Summit to chew over. just-food deputy editor Andy Coyne gives us a flavour of the event.

Blackmores, Bega Cheese end infant nutrition joint venture

27 Oct 2017

Australian supplement maker Blackmores and dairy group Bega Cheese have ended an infant nutrition joint venture after assessing its financial performance, only two years after the project started.

Bega Cheese rules out Murray Goulburn bid but suggests open to acquisitions

26 Oct 2017

Bega Cheese said today (26 October) it is "no longer a potential purchaser'' for troubled Australian dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn, but suggested it may be open to other acquisitions.

Goodman Fielder, Bega Cheese, Parmalat 'eye Murray Goulburn assets'

6 Sep 2017

Dairy companies including Australia’s Goodman Fielder and Bega Cheese, as well as Italian giant Parmalat, are reported to be eyeing under-pressure Aussie cooperative Murray Goulburn.

Bega Cheese posts higher sales, profits in "historic" year

23 Aug 2017

Bega Cheese today (23 August) booked higher annual sales and profits in a year executive chairman Barry Irvin described as "historic" for the Australia-based food group.

Australian dairy sector launches code of practice

30 Jun 2017

The Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) has launched a voluntary code of practice to govern contractual arrangements between companies and dairy farmers.

Bega Cheese plans share offer to fund "vision"

23 Jun 2017

Bega Cheese has announced an institutional placement and share purchase plan to raise equity to enable the company to achieve its vision of becoming a "great Australian food company".

Bellamy's chairman quits in board shake-up as firm issues China products update

28 Feb 2017

The chairman of infant formula maker Bellamy's Australia, Rob Woolley, has resigned amidst a boardroom shake-up pushed through by the company's largest single shareholder, The Black Prince Private Foundation.

Mead Johnson acquires Bega Cheese capacity for China push

27 Feb 2017

US-based infant formula business Mead Johnson has agreed to acquire spray drying and finishing capabilities from Australian food group Bega Cheese to strengthen expansion plans for the Chinese market.

Bega Cheese profits up but sees "more challenging" H2

22 Feb 2017

Bega Cheese, the Australia-based food group, today (21 February) reported a rise in half-year profits but sounded a note of caution on the second half of its financial year.

Mondelez sells Vegemite, Australian grocery brands to Bega Cheese

19 Jan 2017

Mondelez International has sold a clutch of its Australian and New Zealand grocery brands, including the spread business Vegemite, to Bega Cheese for AUD460m (US$346m).

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