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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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2017 - the year in food industry M&A

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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.

Katy Askew | 25 Sep 2015

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra reversed its first-half profit drop to report a massive jump in full-year earnings yesterday (24 September). The result was achieved despite lower sales from the co-operative, with a focus on efficiency and product mix as well as the benefit of lapping weak prior-year comparables. Here are just-food's ten key takeaways from Fonterra's fiscal 2014/15 numbers.

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.

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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. | 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). | 10 Nov 2017

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Simon Harvey | 9 Nov 2017

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is expanding its Waitoa site with the addition of a third production line in a year, taking annual capacity to 250m litres of UHT cream and milk.

Andy Coyne | 6 Nov 2017

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has joined forces with two US dairy concerns to become an equal shareholder in Oregon-based whey protein concentrate and lactose manufacturer Columbia River Technologies.

Simon Harvey | 16 Oct 2017

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra cut its 2018 outlook for milk collection after a wet August and September.

Andy Coyne | 25 Sep 2017

New Zealand-owned dairy giant Fonterra has confirmed it has made an approach for embattled dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn.

Andy Coyne | 21 Sep 2017

Up-for-sale Australian dairy processor Murray Goulburn has confirmed it has had approaches from a number of suitors interested in either buying some assets or taking over the whole co-operative.

Andy Coyne | 21 Sep 2017

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra has named Marc Rivers as its new chief financial officer.

Andy Coyne | 5 Sep 2017

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra is looking to increase the size of its European footprint further through a tie-up with the European Energy Exchange.

Andy Coyne | 30 Aug 2017

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra has taken a stake in Lithuanian dairy business Rokiskio Suris.

Andy Coyne | 22 Aug 2017

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra is aiming to take advantage of the popularity of its mozzarella cheese in China via a new plant in Australia.

Paula Krizanovic | 24 Jul 2017

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is in talks to acquire assets from SanCor, according to a senior government official in the Argentine dairy firm's home state.

Katy Askew | 21 Jul 2017

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is investing in two new cream cheese plants as it eyes growth in Asian markets.

Ben Cooper | 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.

Katy Askew | 2 Jun 2017

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra is investing NZD20m (US$14.2m) to increase production of on-the-go dairy products in order to meet growing demand from China and other Asian markets.

Dean Best | 24 May 2017

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.

Jens Kastner | 3 May 2017

Chinese infant formula company Beingmate Baby and Child Food has set up an Australian unit, Guangdasheng (Australia), through which to carry out its acquisition of a stake in a local plant owned by Fonterra.

John Shepherd | 2 May 2017

Australia's competition watchdog has launched court proceedings against dairy giant Murray Goulburn – claiming the cooperative "engaged in unconscionable conduct and made false or misleading representations" that "adversely impacted" many farmers.

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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