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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...

Murray Goulburn's FY results - 7 things to learn

Embattled Australian milk processor Murray Goulburn reported its full-year results this week. The company, which part-listed on the Australi...

Woolworths, Poundland - retail in July

In July, Woolworths, Australia's largest retailer, saw its shares jump the most in a single day for 20 years after it announced more initiat...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Freedom Foods charting growth strategy 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. 

Interview: A2 Milk Co. chair firm's rapid 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

Fonterra invests in cream cheese production 21 Jul 2017

Katy Askew

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is investing in two new cream cheese plants as it eyes growth in Asian markets.

China 'suspends Parmalat milk licence' 19 Jul 2017

Simon Harvey

Parmalat has reportedly had its fresh milk licence suspended by Chinese regulators, which claim the Italian dairy giant's Australian factory in Clarence Gardens, Adelaide, is applying too much heat during processing.

Post-Brexit world prompts UK bakery to look abroad 18 Jul 2017

Andy Coyne

UK gluten-free bakery Bells of Lazonby has signed a distribution deal that will allow its products to be sold in Australia.

Bellamy's Australia offers to refund investors 17 Jul 2017

Andy Coyne

Infant formula maker Bellamy's Australia has offered to refund investors in a recent capital raising that funded a factory purchase, following a decision by Chinese authorities to suspended the plant's export licence.

New global growth role for Mars marketing man 12 Jul 2017

Andy Coyne

Confectionery giant Mars has handed a global development role to Michael Magee, one of its top European marketeers.

Bellamy's extends share freeze over China export 11 Jul 2017

Katy Askew

Infant formula manufacturer Bellamy's Australia has asked for an extension to the trading halt on its shares that was put in place last week after it emerged Chinese regulators had suspended its license to export products manufactured at one of its canning facilities.

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