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Food industry M&A eases in April - data

just-food's index of M&A in the packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as company strategists look to...

Focus: Eyeing Asia, Saputo buys Aussie dairy giant

Dean Best weighs up why Saputo has moved to buy the embattled Australian dairy group....

Murray Goulburn results and review - takeaways

Murray Goulburn has just closed what its CEO has called a "difficult" 12 months. In reality, it has been tough for the Australia-based dairy...

The small can be powerful in Australia - analysis

The growth of Australia's grocery market is slowing but there remains opportunities for smaller brands to exploit. Nicholas Hill, senior acc...

Latest Interviews

"There are a lot of areas we haven't tapped into" - Clarence Mak on why Mars has set up Seeds of Change accelerator 11 Apr 2019

Dean Best

Mars has joined the ranks of Big Food companies using accelerators to help their innovation and tap into emerging trends. Dean Best discussed the move with Mars exec Clarence Mak.

Trichomia chief marketing officer Georgia Branch touts health and sustainability benefits of hemp-based foods - the bitesize interview 14 Mar 2019

Simon Harvey

Simon Harvey speaks with hemp-food maker Trichomia's chief marketing officer, Georgia Branch, on the Sydney-based company's plans for the year ahead. 

Latest News

Keytone Dairy expands China presence with deal for Australia's Omniblend 17 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

New Zealand's Keytone Dairy is set to acquire an Australia-based manufacturer of health and wellness milk powders and UHT dairy drinks.

New Zealand Coastal Seafoods in takeover deal with XTV Networks amid planned share offer 17 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

Seafood processor New Zealand Coastal Seafoods plans to list shares in Australia as part of a takeover deal.

Jatenergy's Golden Koala calls in receivers on manufacturing partner 12 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

A majority-owned subsidiary of Australia-based infant-formula exporter Jatenergy has called in receivers to recover monies owed by Nutritional Choice Australia.

Australian meat group Thomas Foods International unveils plans for new plant 10 Jun 2019

Dean Best

Thomas Foods International, the Australia-based meat processor, has released plans for a new factory to replace a plant destroyed by fire last year.

Comvita CEO Scott Coulter to step down as business review launched 6 Jun 2019

Simon Harvey

Comvita, the New Zealand-based Manuka honey supplier, has announced a business review and the departure of its CEO. 

New Zealand dairy review a missed opportunity, says Fonterra 6 Jun 2019

Andy Coyne

Fonterra, the New Zealand dairy giant, has responded to the country's government announcing the results of a review of the local dairy industry.

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