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Fonterra is an international dairy co-operative. Founded by the merger of New Zealand Dairy Group and Kiwi Co-operative Dairies in 2001. The head office for Fonterra is located in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Jens Kastner | 24 Oct 2016

As the Thai economy shifts away from being agricultural- to more skilled-based, as well as industry-and-commerce-focused, many consumers are gaining knowledge of the nutritional value and the health benefits of certain products and ingredients. Meanwhile, Thailand's population is ageing, which also looks set to drive demand for improved health through food. Jens Kastner surveys the development of the country's healthier food segments and looks at what could lie ahead.


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Latest Interviews

Jonathan Dyson | 28 Mar 2013

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.


Dean Best | 29 Oct 2009

How to source palm oil is vexing the minds of many in the food industry. Growing consumer awareness of the links between palm oil, deforestation, the threat to wildlife and products on supermarket shelves is encouraging manufacturers and retailers to look for sustainable sources. However, only a few have grasped the nettle and, as Adam Harrison, senior food and agriculture officer for the WWF tells Dean Best, the industry needs to do much, much more - and quickly.

Latest News

Andy Coyne | 6 Dec 2018

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has revealed that it is seeking a buyer for one of its domestic assets.


Andy Coyne | 5 Dec 2018

New Zealand dairy giant and Chinese infant formula business Beingmate have revealed plans for their Darnum joint venture in Australia.


Simon Harvey | 30 Nov 2018

Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co., the struggling China-based business, is reportedly seeking state assistance.


Andy Coyne | 13 Sep 2018

New Zealand's Fonterra, the world's largest dairy exporter, is to carry out a major review of its business after recording its first ever loss.


Andy Coyne | 20 Aug 2018

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has enormous opportunities but also faces profound challenges, a shareholders' meeting has been told.


Dean Best | 14 Aug 2018

Fonterra has named long-standing executive Miles Hurrell its new interim CEO as the dairy giant looks to "take stock" after seeing its chief executive and chairman both stand down this year.


Dean Best | 10 Aug 2018

Fonterra today (10 August) warned its annual earnings per share could be "at or slightly below" its forecast level amid the higher milk prices facing the dairy cooperative.


Andy Coyne | 8 Aug 2018

Fonterra is trying again to carve out a presence in India, with the New Zealand dairy giant announcing a joint venture with Future Consumer, one of the country's largest consumer goods companies.


Simon Harvey | 27 Jul 2018

Fonterra chairman John Wilson has stood down from the post due to health reasons and will retire from the New Zealand dairy cooperative in November.


Simon Harvey | 10 Jul 2018

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra plans to double production of butter at its plant in Edgecumbe to meet rising demand in China for what are known locally as 'muddy buns'.


Simon Harvey | 2 Jul 2018

China-based infant-formula manufacturer Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co., in which New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is a shareholder, has appointed Bao Xiufei as the new general manager to try and turn around the loss-making business.


Simon Harvey | 26 Jun 2018

New Zealand infant-formula manufacturer Synlait Milk has named Leon Clement as chief executive to replace John Penno who announced in November he was stepping down from the role.


Andy Coyne | 21 Jun 2018

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has defended its Chinese joint venture Beingmate after the infant formula business became embroiled in a manufacturing rules breach.


Dean Best | 8 Jun 2018

New Zealand-based seafood supplier Sanford has hired Fonterra executive Katherine Turner as its new CFO.


Simon Harvey | 31 May 2018

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is teaming up with e-commerce firm Lazada to take its products into south-east Asia.


Simon Harvey | 30 May 2018

A new index launched by investor network FAIRR has identified 36 global meat and fish companies as ''high risk'' when it comes to health, environmental and social issues.


Andy Coyne | 23 May 2018

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has revised its earnings forecast guidance downwards as a result of rising milk prices.


Simon Harvey | 26 Apr 2018

New Zealand dairy Fonterra's previously-voiced disappointment with China's Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co. may be further stretched after the infant-formula business issued a de-listing warning following a second straight year of losses.


Dean Best | 12 Apr 2018

Fonterra is teaming up with fellow New Zealand group Apollo Foods to invest in the manufacturing of dairy beverages.


Dean Best | 29 Mar 2018

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Andy Coyne | 21 Mar 2018

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has announced chief executive officer Theo Spierings is to leave the role later this year.

Latest blogs

Dean Best | 26 Jul 2016

Rabobank's annual league table of the world's largest dairy companies has been released - and the data underlines what a challenging market it has been in recent months.


Katy Askew | 19 Feb 2016

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra hopes to use the know-how of its farmer owners in order to scale up in emerging dairy markets such as Sri Lanka.

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