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Inghams Group "extends" Woolworths supply deal

31 May 2017

Australia-based poultry supplier Inghams Group has said it has extended its contract to process for Woolworths Ltd, the country's largest grocer.

Hilton Food Group to open new Australian facility 

6 Dec 2016

UK-based meat processor Hilton Food Group has announced plans to expand its capacity in Australia with the opening of a new meat processing facility in Queensland. 

Murray Goulburn loses Woolworths contracts to Bega Cheese, Freedom Foods Group

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.

Amazon analysed, Woolworths rejigs own label in Australia, Metro Group demerges - retail round-up, March 2016

6 Apr 2016

March was a month in which Tesco and Woolworths announced notable moves on private label, in part, analysts said, driven by the rise of discount retail in the UK and Australia. The sector also saw Metro Group set out plans to split in two and heard Amazon touted as a significant player in US food and beverage by the turn of the next decade.

Food industry news of the week - Muller Quaker Dairy, Coca-Cola and Brazilian dairy, Arla's strategy refresh

11 Dec 2015

Dairy dominated this week's headlines with Muller and PepsiCo pulling the plug on their US yoghurt venture, Coca-Cola lining up a deal to invest in a Brazilian dairy and Arla Foods outlined its strategy for the next five years. Elsewhere, Nordic food group Orkla moved to beef up its operations in central Europe with a deal to buy Czech Republic-based company Hamé.

Woolworths faces court action over supplier payment demands

11 Dec 2015

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has initiated federal court proceedings against Woolworths Ltd over alleged "unconscionable conduct" after the supermarket group purportedly requested payments totalling around A$60.2m (US$43.6m) from various suppliers. 

Analysis: Australia moves a step closer to protecting suppliers

11 Mar 2015

Australia is set to see the introduction of a code overseeing relations between suppliers and retailers. Will the country be a fairer place for manufacturers to do business? Ben Cooper reports.

Australia to introduce grocery code

3 Mar 2015

The Australian federal government has created a food and grocery code of conduct that, it said, will help ensure "fair and transparent" dealings between the country's largest supermarkets and their suppliers.

Simplot launches tuna pasta salad

20 Oct 2014

Simplot is expanding the John West tuna brand in Australia with the launch of a tuna pasta salad range.

On the money: City has faith in UK meat firm Hilton

9 Sep 2014

Shares in Hilton Food Group, the UK meat supplier, took a hit today (9 September) after the company issued a note of caution about its near-term outlook. However, in the main, City analysts believe in Hilton's fundamentals.

AUS: Chobani launches organic Gippsland Dairy range

3 Sep 2014

Chobani has added to its Gippsland Dairy yoghurt range in Australia with the launch of an organic line.

Analysis: URC's two-pronged strategy for NZ snacks firm Griffin's

5 Aug 2014

Universal Robina Corp. appears to have two main areas of focus for Griffin's Foods - launching the New Zealand snacks maker's products in south-east Asia and using the business's presence in Australia to enter that country's own-label business. Dean Best looks at the Philippines-based group's plans.

AUS: Woolworths CFO Pockett to step down

26 Nov 2013

Woolworths Ltd CFO Tom Pockett is to step down as the Australian grocer's CFO in February.

AUS: Simplot keeps veg plants - but issues warning

24 Oct 2013

US food group Simplot has decided to hang on to two plants in Australia it had said could close but warned costs would have to fall to keep them open in three years' time.

Interview: UK snacks firm New York Delhi eyes growth away from supermarkets

2 Aug 2013

UK snacks firm New York Delhi has secured a listing with Australia's largest retailer Woolworths Ltd but the company insists it is aiming to grow without "selling out" to the large supermarket chains.

AUS: "Sharpened focus" boosts Woolworths H1

28 Feb 2013

Woolworths Ltd has booked an increase in first-half profits, boosted by what the Australian retailer said was a "sharpened focus" on its core businesses.

UK/AUS: Hilton, Woolworths Ltd establish JV

10 Jan 2013

UK meat packer Hilton Foods Group said today (10 January) that it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Woolworths Ltd, Australia's largest supermarket.

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".

AUS: Coles books FY sales jump

26 Jul 2012

Australian grocery retailer Coles has booked a jump in full-year sales despite a highly competitive retail environment and food price deflation.

AUS: Woolworths grows sales, market share

23 Jul 2012

Woolworths Ltd today (23 July) revealed it was able to grow its full-year sales, despite the Australian retailer's supermarkets reporting falling prices.

AUS: McLeod to stay on as Coles boss

29 May 2012

Ian McLeod has agreed to extend his contract as MD of Coles, Australia's second-largest retailer.

AUS: Price war, poor weather hits Woolworths Q3 sales

20 Apr 2012

Australian retailer Woolworths Ltd said price cuts and poor weather had an effect on sales in the third quarter of its financial year.

In the spotlight: Food makers still face commodity pressure

27 Mar 2012

We are just days away from the end of the first quarter of 2012, a year in which manufacturers were hoping the pressure of last year's commodity inflation would ease significantly. However, those hopes may not materialise as quickly as many manufacturing giants expect.

AUS: Woolworths cites grocery gains as H1 profits fall

1 Mar 2012

Woolworths Ltd has claimed its domestic supermarket business has improved sales, profits and market share, even as Australia's largest retailer reported lower half-year group earnings.

AUS: Coles profits jump after outpacing Woolworths

16 Feb 2012

Coles Group, Australia's second-largest grocer, has reported a 14% jump in half-year earnings on the back of higher sales, including a "record-breaking" Christmas.

CHINA: Former Woolworths exec Foran to lead Wal-Mart's Chinese unit

7 Feb 2012

Long-time Woolworths Ltd executive Greg Foran has been appointed as the new president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores' operations in China.

AUS: Woolworths sees first-half sales climb

31 Jan 2012

Australian retailer Woolworths Ltd has recorded an increased in first-half sales, despite "ongoing headwinds" facing the retail sector.

The most-read comment articles on just-food in 2011

23 Dec 2011

Our comment pages in 2011 looked at Tesco's challenges in the US, the uncertainty that surrounded the country's largest dairy processor, Dean Foods, the disposals made by the UK's largest food manufacturer, Premier Foods plc, and the price war that developed between Australia's two largest retailers, Woolworths Ltd and Coles.

AUS: Woolworths Ltd to grow own-brand, stores and online

2 Nov 2011

Australian retailer Woolworths Ltd has announced far-reaching plans to double own-brand sales, open stores, revamp its online offering and overhaul its marketing.

AUS: Coles posts Q1 sales increase

20 Oct 2011

Australian grocery retailer Coles has posted an increase in its first-quarter sales, despite a "tough" retail environment.





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