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Food industry M&A eases in April - data

just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as c...

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

Slendier MD Erica Hughes on how konjac foods supplier tapping into consumer demand for healthier products - the bitesize interview 30 Oct 2018

Andy Coyne

Slendier, a "healthy pasta substitute" from Australia, has become a brand available in 20 countries, touting its better-for-you credentials. Andy Coyne speaks to MD and owner Erica Hughes.

Freedom Foods Group charting growth strategy from Australia to China and US – interview 26 Apr 2017

Katy Askew

Australia-based Freedom Foods Group is balancing its ambitions to grow at home and abroad. A supplier of allergen-free products in Australia, Freedom Foods is expanding its domestic presence through a focus on innovation. At the same time, the company is trying to grow its dairy, snack and cereal sales in China and the US. Katy Askew spoke to Freedom's general manager of marketing and innovation, Tom Dusseldorp, to find out more. 

Latest News

Aussie fruit and veg giant Costa acquires local peer Nangiloc Colignan Farm 16 Nov 2018

Andy Coyne

Costa Group, Australia's largest grower of tomatoes, avocados, mushrooms and berries, has made an acquisition in its home market.

Capilano Honey shareholders vote in favour of takeover deal 15 Nov 2018

Simon Harvey

Shareholders in Australia's Capilano Honey have voted by a majority in favour of a takeover by a China-led consortium at its annual general meeting.

Mondelez, Kraft Heinz 'eyeing Campbell's Australian snacks unit Arnott's' 12 Nov 2018

Dean Best

Arnott's, the Australia-based snacks business among the assets put up for sale by Campbell Soup Co., is reportedly being eyed by a clutch of the largest players in the sector.

Darrell Lea buys Heritage Fine Chocolates 9 Nov 2018

Dean Best

Australia-based chocolate maker Darrell Lea, itself under new ownership since January, has snapped up a business in its domestic market.

Capilano Honey sale nears fruition after second-biggest shareholder agrees to sell 7 Nov 2018

Simon Harvey

Australia's Capilano Honey will vote on a takeover proposal from a China-focused consortium next week after its second-biggest shareholder Bega Cheese agreed to sell its shares.

Lantmannen acquires Australian pastry maker Bakery Du Jour 7 Nov 2018

Simon Harvey

Agri-food group Lantmännen has acquired an Australian pastry maker for an undisclosed sum.

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