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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

Yowie cuts sales guidance again amid emergence of US competition 14 Feb 2018

Simon Harvey

Australia-listed confectioner Yowie Group has cut its annual revenue forecast for the second time in six weeks, attributing the downgrade to the emergence of a new competitor in the US.

Beston to increase product range following plant completion 14 Feb 2018

Andy Coyne

Australia's Beston Global Food Company is planning to increase its produce range following the completion of work on its mozzarella plant.

Chobani reveals Australia incubator members 8 Feb 2018

Dean Best

US-based yogurt maker Chobani has named its picks for its incubator programme in Australia.

Loss-making Murray Goulburn casts doubt over viability if Saputo deal fails 7 Feb 2018

Simon Harvey

Australian dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn has warned the failure of a planned takeover by Canada's Saputo could trigger a chain of events that would cast doubt over the company's viability.

Decision on Murray Goulburn sale delayed 2 Feb 2018

Dean Best

Australia's competition watchdog has pushed back the date on which it is set to announce its verdict on Saputo's planned acquisition of the operating assets and liabilities of local dairy giant Murray Goulburn.

New Zealand dairy fund Southern Pastures pursues Westland joint venture 2 Feb 2018

Simon Harvey

New Zealand's biggest dairy investment fund Southern Pastures is pursuing a joint venture with Westland Milk Products, one of the country's dairy cooperatives.

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