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Wilmar International to buy out Goodman Fielder co-investor First Pacific

11 Mar 2019

Goodman Fielder, the Australia-based food manufacturer behind brands including Helga's bread and Meadow Fresh milk, is set to see a change in its ownership.

Goodman Fielder co-shareholder 'mulling exit'

17 Sep 2018

First Pacific, the Hong Kong investment fund, is reportedly looking to sell its 50% in Australia-based food manufacturer Goodman Fielder.

ABF, Goodman Fielder 'eyeing Australian baker Allied Pinnacle'

6 Jul 2018

Associated British Foods and Goodman Fielder are reported to be ready to make bids for Australia-based bakery business Allied Pinnacle.

Goodman Fielder seeks NZ rights to Yoplait

22 Jun 2018

Australia-based food manufacturer Goodman Fielder is looking to acquire the rights to the Yoplait brand in New Zealand.

Murray Goulburn confirms approaches from suitors

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.

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.

Goodman Fielder proposes shake-up of New Zealand operations

8 Jun 2017

Australia-based food group Goodman Fielder today (8 June) announced proposals for a shake-up of its operations in New Zealand, including the closure of two bakery sites and investment in other facilities.

Goodman Fielder set for over 200 redundancies in shake-up

18 Jan 2017

Australia-based food group Goodman Fielder has announced a shake-up of its baking business across the country, which is expected to lead to more than 200 redundancies.

Goodman Fielder to close Australia bakery plant

13 May 2016

Goodman Fielder, the Australia-based food group, is to shut a bakery in its domestic market, moving production to plants in the cities of Canberra and Sydney.

How could TPP affect dairy processors? - analysis

1 Dec 2015

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.

Goodman Fielder CEO Delaney resigns

18 Mar 2015

Goodman Fielder has announced the appointment of a new CEO following the resignation of Chris Delaney.

Wilmar books higher profits, lower revenue from consumer arm

13 Feb 2015

Wilmar International, the agribusiness giant set to buy Australia's Goodman Fielder, has booked lower sales but higher profits from its existing consumer business in 2014.

Goodman Fielder sees lower costs offset by price drops

11 Feb 2015

Australian bakery-to-dairy group Goodman Fielder has reported flat first-half profits after lower dairy and wheat costs were offset by falling prices.

Wilmar International reports mixed consumer results

11 Nov 2014

Wilmar International, the agribusiness giant set to buy Australia's Goodman Fielder, has booked lower sales but higher profits from its existing consumer business in the first nine months of the year.

AUS: Goodman Fielder reveals "disappointing" FY results

13 Aug 2014

Impairment and restructuring charges have pushed Goodman Fielder to an annual loss of A$405m - but the Australia-based food group also saw commodity costs hit underlying profits.

AUSTRALIA: Goodman Fielder backs reduced Wilmar, First Pacific offer

2 Jul 2014

Goodman Fielder's board has recommended shareholders accept a reduced takeover offer from Wilmar International and First Pacific.

NEW ZEALAND: Goodman Fielder eyes Asia Pacific growth with UHT investment

13 Jun 2014

Goodman Fielder is increasing its production capacity of UHT milk as it eyes expansion opportunities in the Asia Pacific region.

Editor's viewpoint: Why sale the best bet for Goodman Fielder

19 May 2014

For the more patriotic sections of Australia's food industry, there is likely to be some dismay at the prospect of another local food company falling into overseas ownership. But the proposed sale of Goodman Fielder, one of the country's largest food manufacturers, looks to be the right move for its shareholders - and for the business as a whole.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

19 May 2014

The week kicked off with a significant deal in the US food industry, with Hillshire Brands striking a deal to buy Pinnacle Foods. In Australia, Goodman Fielder ended the week with an announcement its board had decided to give its support to a takeover offer from Singapore agribusiness giant Wilmar International and First Pacific, the Hong Kong investment fund.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

19 May 2014

This week we returned from Vietnam after exploring the country's dairy sector. Russia hit the headlines once again as its EU pork ban weighed heavy on Danish Crown's list of woes, and its ongoing battle with Ukrainian confectioner over seized assets continued. Win-wise, Wilmar celebrated after a revised takeover bid for Goodman Fielder was accepted and elsewhere Bon-Bon Buddies secured a UK distribution deal with Italian confectioner Zaini. Here is the week in quotes.

AUS: Goodman Fielder board backs Wilmar, First Pacific bid

16 May 2014

The board of Australian food group Goodman Fielder today (16 May) gave its support to the latest takeover offer from Singapore agribusiness Wilmar International and First Pacific, the Hong Kong investment fund.

UPDATE: AUS: Wilmar confirms higher bid for Goodman Fielder

15 May 2014

Singapore agribusiness giant Wilmar International today (15 May) confirmed it and bid partner First Pacific, the Hong Kong investment fund, have lifted their bid for Australian food group Goodman Fielder.

AUS: Goodman Fielder mulls fresh bid

15 May 2014

Goodman Fielder, the Australian food group, today (15 May) requested trading in its shares be halted as it considers an offer for the business.

SINGAPORE/AUS: Wilmar to persevere after Goodman Fielder rejection

29 Apr 2014

Singapore agribusiness giant Wilmar International has said it will try to hold talks with the Goodman Fielder board about its interest in buying the business after the Australian food manufacturer brushed off a A$1.27bn bid.

AUS: Goodman Fielder to sell biscuits arm to Green's

23 Dec 2013

Australian food group Goodman Fielder is to sell its biscuit business to local peer Green's Food Holdings.

AUS: Goodman Fielder, Sanitarium sign whole grain claims pledge

11 Nov 2013

Australian baker Goodman Fielder and breakfast cereals group Sanitarium have signed an industry pledge that aims to make it easier for consumers to judge the level of whole grain in foods.

AUS: Coles MD McLeod issues warning to suppliers

27 Sep 2012

Coles MD Ian McLeod has told suppliers into Australia's grocery sector the retailer's work to lower prices and invest in private label means the "status quo" in the industry is "changing".

UPDATE: AUS: Goodman Fielder presses ahead with unit sale

11 Jul 2012

Australian food company Goodman Fielder is still looking to sell its fats and oils business despite Cargill withdrawing its bid for the unit.

AUS: Cargill pulls bid for Goodman Fielder unit

11 Jul 2012

Cargill has pulled out of the race to buy the edible fats and oils business of Australian food company Goodman Fielder.

AUS: Goodman Fielder to "committed" to bakery sector

28 Jun 2012

Australian food manufacturer Goodman Fielder has insisted it is "committed" to the bakery sector after closing three plants as part of a restructuring of the division.

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