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Freedom Foods declares itself out of Lion Drinks and Dairy race

25 Mar 2019

Australia's Freedom Foods has made an announcement following speculation it might make a bid for Kirin's locally-based food and beverage unit Lion Drinks and Dairy (LDD).

Hatching new ideas - Big Food's incubator and accelerator programmes

18 Mar 2019

Our guide to some of the main incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers as they look to tap into some of the consumer trends shaping demand.

Coca-Cola Amatil shuts down Lion Dairy speculation

18 Mar 2019

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has commented on speculation linking it to the purchase of Kirin's Australia-based food and beverage unit.

Canadian dairy business Saputo 'eyeing Westland Milk assets'

23 Jan 2019

Canadian dairy heavyweight Saputo is reportedly among the interested parties seeking to buy New Zealand's second-largest dairy cooperative.

Saputo coy on Kirin's sale of Lion's dairy business

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.

'Saputo, Yili in running for Kirin's Australian dairy business'

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.

Kirin confirms plan to sell off Lion's dairy arm

19 Oct 2018

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

Australia's Lion could sell dairy arm

11 Sep 2018

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

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.

A2 Milk's legal spat with Lion settled 

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.

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.

Australian dairy sector launches code of practice

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.

Australia's Lion launches "start-up accelerator"

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".

Sales down at dairy unit but Lion points to profit improvement

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.

Lion counter suing A2 Milk over "naturally contains A2 protein claim"

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.

Lion brings Asia dairy unit into wider dairy business

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.

Lion reveals white milk, own-label pressure

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.

A2 Milk suing Lion over "naturally contains A2 protein" claim

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.

Saputo reports mixed FY results

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.

Lion takes sales hit but earnings rise 

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. 

Lion invests in Perth production, jobs cut

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. 

Brownes Dairy "attracts eight suitors"

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.

Lion invests A$150m in speciality cheese production

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.

Food industry news of the week: Australia grocery code, Spanish dairy price-fixing

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.

Saputo's Warrnambool to acquire Lion's cheese business

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).

Lion looks to future despite dairy challenges

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.

AUS: Lion dairy, soft drinks sales still under pressure

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.

AUS: Lion Nathan National Foods announces name change

16 May 2011

Lion Nathan National Foods, the Australian dairy and drinks giant, today (16 May) announced its intention to rebrand its three divisions to a single corporate brand.

SWITZ: Aryzta wins shareholder suit

20 Apr 2011

Swiss bakery group Aryzta has won a legal challenge to the 2008 merger agreement that united Hiestand Holding and IAWS into a single company.

US: Delhaize to rebrand 15 Bloom outlets

15 Mar 2011

Delhaize has said it plans to rebrand 15 of its Bloom stores in North Carolina and South Carolina under the Food Lion banner, as part of plans that will also see the closure of one outlet.



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