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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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Andy Coyne | 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.


Jens Kastner | 25 Oct 2016

The growing urban lifestyle of Thai consumers has been driving demand for packaged convenient food. Convenience stores are gaining in importance for Thais amid the urbanisation of the country and look set to remain a key channel for manufacturers to target. Jens Kastner looks at the growing demand for convenience in the south-east Asian country.


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.


The details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal have been released and, speaking to dairy industry representatives and analysts across the markets affected, we analyse what impact the agreement could have on the sector.

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 | 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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just-food.com | 22 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.


Paula Krizanovic | 16 Mar 2018

SanCor's talks with possible partners over a "strategic association" are ongoing, sources from the Argentine dairy cooperative have told just-food.


Dean Best | 2 Mar 2018

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has announced plans to invest in Germany-based sports-nutrition business Goodminton, a holding company that includes local start-up Foodspring.


just-food.com | 2 Mar 2018

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Dean Best | 28 Feb 2018

Fonterra is targeting the consumer market in Bangladesh - a country where the dairy giant has predominantly been a business-to-business operator - through a new distribution deal focusing on its Anchor brand.


Dean Best | 21 Feb 2018

A2 Milk Co. today (21 February) moved to underline its infant-formula venture with supplier Synlait Milk would continue in the wake of the New Zealand dairy and baby-milk business' new, wide-ranging agreement with Fonterra.


Dean Best | 20 Feb 2018

Fonterra has struck a deal with A2 Milk Co. covering the manufacturing and distribution of its smaller, fast-growing New Zealand dairy peer's products.


Andy Coyne | 13 Feb 2018

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has signed a joint venture agreement in Russia.


Andy Coyne | 1 Feb 2018

The cracks in the relationship between Fonterra and Beingmate, in which the New Zealand dairy business is an investor, appear to be widening with the Chinese baby formula firm reportedly blaming the Kiwi co-op for its losses.


Simon Harvey | 24 Jan 2018

New Zealand's Fonterra plans to invest AUD165m (US$133m) across production sites in Australia this year as the dairy cooperative seeks to increase milk volumes.


Simon Harvey | 22 Jan 2018

Fonterra has expressed disappointment at an earnings downgrade by Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co., with the Chinese infant-formula business in which the New Zealand group is an investor potentially expected to book a loss of as much as twice the amount previously announced.


Andy Coyne | 17 Jan 2018

Fonterra has teamed up with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba in a deal that will see the New Zealand dairy business sell fresh milk in China for the first time.


Dean Best | 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.


just-food.com | 21 Dec 2017

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.


Andy Coyne | 1 Dec 2017

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra has been ordered to pay French food group Danone US$125m over a recall linked to a contamination scare that turned out to be a false alarm.


Andy Coyne | 20 Nov 2017

Theo Spierings, chief executive of New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra, has become the new chairman of industry body Global Dairy Platform (GDP).


just-food.com | 10 Nov 2017

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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.

Company research

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