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National Foods Products Co. 'abandons sale' 

23 Jun 2016

The owners of the UAE's National Foods Products Co. (NFPC) have reportedly abandoned negotiations over the potential sale of a majority stake in the Abu Dhabi-based dairy group. 

AUS: Lion boss brushes off talk of sale

10 Dec 2013

Stuart Irvine, chief executive of Australian food and drink group Lion, has played down speculation the company's dairy processing business could be sold.

AUS: Lion Nathan removes 'permeate' from milk

25 Jun 2012

Lion Nathan National Foods, the Australian dairy and drinks giant, has announced the removal of the substance 'permeate' from its milk.

UPDATE: AUS: Lion confirms CEO Murray to leave

29 Feb 2012

Australian dairy firm Lion, which will see its chairman leave next month, has confirmed that its CEO Rob Murray also plans to quit next year.

AUS: Former British Airways CEO Eddington to become Lion chair

29 Feb 2012

Former British Airways CEO Sir Rod Eddington is to become the chairman of Australian dairy firm Lion next month.

AUS: Woolworths defends NSW own-label milk switch

17 Jun 2011

Woolworths Ltd, Australia's largest retailer, has defended its decision to switch own-label milk supplies in New South Wales, insisting it was not due to the fierce competition with rival Coles in the sector.

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.

AUS: Milk price war hits Kirin's Lion Nathan National Foods

10 May 2011

Lion Nathan National Foods has reported a fall in revenue at its Australian dairy unit, as lower consumer spending and the milk price war among Australian supermarkets hit sales.

AUS: National Foods to rationalise cheese production

16 Mar 2011

Australia's National Foods plans to rationalise its cheese production, investing in expanding manufacturing at one plant and shuttering or selling five other sites in Tasmania, South Australia and Victoria.

JAPAN: Cost cutting boosts Kirin Holdings' food profits

11 Feb 2011

Kirin Holdings' food and soft drinks division has booked an increase in full-year operating profits, driven by cost reductions made by the firm during the year.

AUS: Lion Nathan appoints Kean as National Foods managing director

7 Feb 2011

Peter Kean, the managing director of Lion Nathan New Zealand, has been appointed to lead the group's National Foods business unit in Australia.

AUS: ABF unit George Weston Foods names Reeves as CEO

7 Feb 2011

Associated British Foods' Australian subsidiary George Weston Foods (GWF) has appointed Andrew Reeves as its new chief executive.

AUS: Goodman Fielder CEO Margin resigns

18 Jan 2011

Goodman Fielder, Australia's largest food group, has announced today (18 January) that CEO Peter Margin has resigned from the company.

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

23 Dec 2010

The week kicked-off with the news that the purchase of French cheese maker Entremont Alliance by dairy co-operative Sodiaal had been approved.

JAPAN: Kirin slashes profit forecast on National Foods write-downs

21 Dec 2010

Japanese food and beverage group Kirin Holdings has slashed its profit forecast for 2010 due to JPY38.8bn (US$463.5m) of write-downs at National Foods, its dairy and juice unit in Australia.

JAPAN: Charges drag down Kirin Holdings' nine-month profits

5 Nov 2010

Kirin Holdings has reported a 42% drop in net profits for the first nine months of 2010, due to lower sales and one-off charges for restructuring and pensions.

MALAYSIA: Fraser & Neave to buy ice-cream firm King's Creameries

20 Oct 2010

Fraser & Neave announced plans today (20 October) to buy King's Creameries to expand its ice-cream business in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

UK: La Buena Vida launches tapas range

3 Sep 2010

La Buena Vida has launched its tapas at home range in the UK.

AUS: National Foods to review cheese manufacturing

26 Aug 2010

National Foods has announced it will undertake an extensive review of its cheese manufacturing operations across Australia.

JAPAN: Kirin slashes profit guidance on one-off charges

16 Aug 2010

Japanese food and drink group Kirin Holdings today (16 August) lowered its profit target for 2010 on the back of one-off charges from certain subsidiaries and on lower sales.

AUS: Warrnambool renews National Foods cheese tie-up

3 Aug 2010

Australian dairy firm Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory (WCB) has renewed its agreement to supply National Foods with bulk cheddar cheese.

JAPAN: Kirin Holdings cuts H1 profits, sales forecast

26 Jul 2010

Kirin Holdings has cut its sales and profits forecast for the first half of 2010.

AUS: National Foods to cut jobs with site closures

29 Jun 2010

Australian dairy group National Foods has announced plans to close its Wetherill Park and Cobden sites and transfer production to its Morwell and Baulkham Hills facilities.

AUS: Woolworths shakes up milk supply

8 Jun 2010

Woolworths Ltd, Australia's largest retailer, has shaken up its milk supply and decided to award its own-label contracts to more than one supplier.

JAPAN: Food business helps drive Kirin Q1 profit jump

7 May 2010

The food interests of Japanese conglomerate Kirin Holdings have helped the business post a jump in operating profit for the first quarter of the year.

AUS: National Foods consolidates manufacturing

29 Apr 2010

Australian dairy group National Foods has announced plans to close its Booval production site and transfer volume to its Crestmead facility, putting 100 jobs at risk.

AUS: National Foods milk plant expansion

9 Apr 2010

National Foods has announced plans to invest a further A$5.5m (US$5.1m) in its Malanda milk processing plant on the Atherton Tablelands.

AUS: Adverts for children’s foods “virtually ceased”

29 Mar 2010

Advertising of high fat, sugar or salt foods on children’s television has “virtually ceased” in Australia, according to a preliminary industry report released today (29 March).

AUS: Vitasoy invests in plant expansion

15 Mar 2010

Vitasoy Australia is investing A$18m (US$16.4m) in the future of its Wodonga soy milk factory.

AUS: National Foods MD dissatisfied with 2009 numbers

15 Feb 2010

The head of National Foods has admitted the Australian dairy group is still "some distance" off generating "acceptable" returns as the company integrates local firm Dairy Farmers.




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