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Dean Best | 5 Nov 2018

Saputo, the Canadian dairy giant, has refused to be drawn on whether it is looking to acquire the dairy assets of Lion, the Australian food and drinks group.

Simon Harvey | 24 Oct 2018

Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., one of China's largest dairy companies, is reportedly among potential bidders in the race to buy Kirin Holding's Australian food and beverage business.

Andy Coyne | 19 Oct 2018

Japan's Kirin Holdings is to sell the dairy division of Lion, its Australia-based food and beverage subsidiary.

Olly Wehring | 11 Sep 2018

Japan's Kirin Holdings may sell the dairy division of Lion, its Australia-based food and beverage subsidiary.

Dean Best | 22 Jun 2018

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

Andy Coyne | 7 Dec 2017

A dispute between New Zealand dairy and infant formula business A2 Milk and Australian food and beverage group Lion has been resolved without recourse to further legal action.

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.

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.

Helen Arnold | 19 Jun 2017

Lion has launched a "start-up accelerator", a move the Australian food and drinks manufacturer said would help speed up its "innovation agenda".

Dean Best | 14 Feb 2017

Australia-based food and beverage group Lion has reported a fall in annual sales from its combined dairy and drinks arm - but said growth from higher-margin products helped the unit's underlying profitability rise.

John Shepherd | 31 Aug 2016

Australia-based food and beverage company Lion Pty Ltd confirmed today it is counter-suing New Zealand-based dairy and infant formula group A2 Milk Co. in a spat over its own use of the statement "naturally contains A2 protein" on some milk products.

Dean Best | 5 Aug 2016

Lion, the Australian food and beverage group, is to place its stand-alone Asian dairy business into its dairy and drinks division in a bid to put the region at the centre of the company's decision-making.

Dean Best | 4 Aug 2016

Lion, the Australian food and beverage group, has reported an 11% drop in underlying half-year volumes amid pressure on modified white milk sales and the loss of some own-label contracts.

John Shepherd | 21 Jun 2016

New Zealand-based dairy and infant formula group A2 Milk Co is suing Australia-based food and beverage company Lion Pty for using the statement "naturally contains A2 protein" on some of its milk products.

Dean Best | 3 Jun 2016

Saputo, the Canada-based dairy group, has posted lower annual profits, although it said revenues and underlying earnings rose year-on-year.

Katy Askew | 18 Feb 2016

Lion, the Kirin Holdings-owned Australian dairy-to-brewery group, reported an increase in full-year operating earnings despite lower sales in the period. 

Katy Askew | 22 Jan 2016

Lion Pty Ltd, the Australian dairy group, is to upgrade production at its Bentley dairy in Perth – but confirmed that the move will see job cuts at the site's warehouse operations. 

Dean Best | 26 Aug 2015

Australian dairy group Lion and Chinese giants Bright Food and Fosun are reported to be among eight parties that have expressed interest in buying Brownes Dairy, the Australian dairy business.

Katy Askew | 21 May 2015

Lion Pty Ltd has invested A$150m (US$235m) to expand its speciality cheese capabilities and upgrade a speciality cheese "manufacturing hub" in Tasmania.

Dean Best | 6 Mar 2015

This week, the spotlight on the relationships between suppliers and retailers turned to Australia, where a new code of conduct is to be set up. Meanwhile, Spain's anti-trust watchdog fined 11 dairy companies over alleged price collusion. A series of M&A deals this week included Dr Oetker's move for European frozen cake maker Coppenrath & Wiese. And our latest management briefing analysed the opportunities for packaged food manufacturers in the US foodservice market.

Katy Askew | 2 Mar 2015

Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory - the Australian arm of Canadian dairy group Saputo - has struck a deal to acquire the everyday cheese business of Lion Pty Ltd for approximately A$137.5m (US$107.1m).

Dean Best | 12 Feb 2015

Lion saw volumes from its dairy and juice arm drop more than 7% in the year to the end of September but the Australian dairy group said it was making progress in attempting to turn the business around.

Dean Best | 6 Aug 2014

Australian group Lion continues to see sales from its dairy and soft drinks division come under pressure, with volumes down over 3% in the first half of its financial year.

Katy Askew | 1 Aug 2013

Lion Pty Ltd, the Australian arm of Japan's Kirin Holdings, has seen first-half profits drop at its dairy business, which was hit by lower sales and higher raw materials costs.

Dean Best | 9 Jul 2013

Australian dairy group Lion Pty Ltd has changed distributor in Hong Kong, signing local food and drink Vitasoy International Holdings to handle brands including Yoplait and Pura milk.

Dean Best | 15 Nov 2012

Japanese group Kirin Holdings has doubled the capacity of a dairy products plant in Australia.

Katy Askew | 7 Nov 2012

Delhaize booked a decline in third-quarter earnings, which were hit by spending on pricing in Belgium and the US.

Katy Askew | 6 Nov 2012

Bright Food, the Chinese food group that owns a controlling stake in UK cereal maker Weetabix, has insisted its primary focus is on expanding the brand in the country amid reports it could list the business.

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