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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...

Analysis: Australia heads low-FODMAP development

It was a university in Australia that developed the low-FODMAP diet just over a decade ago and it is that country that is in the vanguard of...

Latest Interviews

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. 


"All of the major dairy companies are aware of us" - A2 Milk Co. chairman David Hearn on the company's rise 24 Feb 2017

Dean Best

New Zealand-based A2 Milk Co. markets products it says eases the digestive issues some adults and children get from consuming dairy and infant formula - and it is a business growing rapidly, fuelled by demand in China. Dean Best caught up with A2 Milk chairman David Hearn the day after the company booked a set of bumper half-year results.

Latest News

Australia red meat industry eyes carbon-neutral goal 24 Nov 2017

Dean Best

Australia's red meat processors can become carbon-neutral by 2030, the local trade body has announced.


Murray Goulburn cost-efficiency drive to cut 70 jobs 21 Nov 2017

Simon Harvey

Australian dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn plans to eliminate about 70 jobs across multiple sites as part of a cost-efficiency drive, just weeks after Canada's Saputo struck a deal to buy the struggling business.


Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings new chairman of industry body 20 Nov 2017

Andy Coyne

Theo Spierings, chief executive of New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra, has become the new chairman of industry body Global Dairy Platform (GDP).


Murray Goulburn reaches settlement over milk-price claims 17 Nov 2017

Dean Best

Murray Goulburn, the Australian dairy co-op, has settled with the country's corporate watchdog over claims the Devondale owner misled farmers about the price the business would pay for milk.


Australian dairy business Paris Creek sold to investment firm 16 Nov 2017

Andy Coyne

Australian organic dairy business B-d. Farm Paris Creek has been acquired by investment company Primary Opinion for AUD34m (US$25.8m).


Australia's Brownes Dairy sold to Chinese consortium 14 Nov 2017

Andy Coyne

Australia's Brownes Dairy is to target export markets after it was sold by its private-equity owner to a Chinese consortium that includes dairy operator Shanghai Ground Food Tech.

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