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Katy Askew | 26 Apr 2017

Australia-based Freedom Foods Group is balancing its ambitions to grow at home and abroad. A supplier of allergen-free products in Australia, Freedom Foods is expanding its domestic presence through a focus on innovation. At the same time, the company is trying to grow its dairy, snack and cereal sales in China and the US. Katy Askew spoke to Freedom's general manager of marketing and innovation, Tom Dusseldorp, to find out more. 

Dean Best | 4 Jul 2013

Australia-based Freedom Foods Group is targeting expansion overseas for the next stage of growth from its allergen-free business, of which gluten-free is its largest. In an interview with Dean Best, MD Rory Macleod outlines the company's plans, explains why gluten-free need to focus more on taste and defends Australia's threshold on gluten.

Latest News

Dean Best | 16 Mar 2018

Australia's Freedom Foods Group is to issue AUD200m (US$155.8m) worth of equity to fund capital expenditure and possible acquisitions.

Dean Best | 2 Mar 2018

Australia-based Freedom Foods Group has set out plans to invest in production at three domestic plants. | 2 Mar 2018

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. | 2 Mar 2018

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Dean Best | 28 Feb 2018

Freedom Foods Group is to distribute the Crankt Protein sports nutrition brand in the companies' domestic market of Australia.

Dean Best | 9 Jan 2018

AFT Holdings has made changes to the way it structures its portfolio in food, setting up a new entity through which the US investment firm will focus its moves in the sector.

Dean Best | 20 Dec 2017

just-food again secured time with some major industry names in 2017 and our interviews with C-suite executives from companies including Sanderson Farms, Nestle and Danone gave you food for thought.

Simon Harvey | 31 Aug 2017

Australia's Freedom Foods Group reported a 54% increase in full-year revenue but net profits slid, partly due to acquisition costs, foreign-exchange losses and restructuring expenses.

Helen Arnold | 4 Jul 2017

Australia-based dairy to cereal business Freedom Foods Group said today (4 July) "binding documentation" had been signed with its Chinese partner Shenzhen Jialile Food Co. over their plans to set up a new company, Australia’s Own Dairy Company China.

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.

Dean Best | 21 Jun 2017

Australia's Freedom Foods Group has launched a line of infant formula into Singapore and is eyeing entering the category in more markets this year.

Dean Best | 1 Mar 2017

Freedom Foods Group is to put its North American operations into a joint venture with US investment firm AFT Holdings in a bid to "accelerate" the Australian company's "sales and earnings base" in the country.

Dean Best | 1 Mar 2017

Freedom Foods Group has revealed the identity of the Australian manufacturer it said in December it was set to buy - sports nutrition firm Power Foods International.

Dean Best | 1 Mar 2017

Freedom Foods Group has reported "strong organic sales growth across all key category platforms" as the Australia-based cereal, snacks and non-dairy business saw its revenue more than double in the first half of its financial year.

Katy Askew | 30 Jan 2017

Australia's Freedom Foods Group has entered into a partnership with Chinese oat-based cereal and branded food maker Seamild Group. 

Dean Best | 7 Dec 2016

Freedom Foods Group, the Australia-based dairy-to-cereal group, is nearing acquisitions in its domestic market and North America.

Dean Best | 5 Oct 2016

Freedom Foods Group is to invest in Shenzhen JiaLiLe Food Co., one of the Australian dairy-to-cereal group's partners in China, in a bid to expand the presence of its children's milk brand Australia's Own in the country.

Dean Best | 1 Sep 2016

Freedom Foods Group, the Australia-based breakfast cereal and dairy business, has forecast a rise in profits in its 2016/2017 financial year after a "strong start" to the fiscal period.

Dean Best | 1 Aug 2016

Murray Goulburn has lost contracts to supply cheese, UHT milk, adult milk powder and cream to Woolworths Ltd, Australia's largest grocer.

Dean Best | 25 May 2016

Freedom Foods Group, the Australian dairy, cereal and seafood supplier, has launched a range of UHT milk products in Vietnam, a move the company described as its "first major strategic partnership" in the country.

Dean Best | 25 May 2016

Australia's Freedom Foods Group is to expand its manufacturing contract with Chinese food and beverage distributor Pinlive.

Dean Best | 18 Apr 2016

China has looked again at recent changes to e-commerce regulations that had initially penalised UHT and adult milk powder producers, Australian companies Murray Goulburn and Freedom Foods Group, two of the companies affected, have announced.

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.

Dean Best | 29 Feb 2016

Australia's Freedom Foods Group today (29 February) reported a 21% rise in first-half revenues but a mixed set of profit figures.

Dean Best | 14 Dec 2015

Australia's Freedom Foods Group has outlined plans to launch breakfast cereal products in China in a bid to tap into what the company says is a growing market for oat-based cereal products.

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.

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 | 4 Sep 2015

B&G Foods struck a deal to buy General Mills' struggling Green Giant business - but insisted it could revitalise its sales. Arla Foods announced two ventures in Africa to boost its presence in the continent. And Nestle outlined plans to make KitKat with only sustainably-sourced cocoa from next year.

Latest blogs

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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