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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

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

Synlait acquires assets of Talbot Forest Cheese as annual profits almost double 19 Sep 2018

Simon Harvey

New Zealand infant-formula maker Synlait Milk has entered into an agreement to buy certain assets of local firm Talbot Forest Cheese. 


Goodman Fielder co-shareholder 'mulling exit' 17 Sep 2018

Dean Best

First Pacific, the Hong Kong investment fund, is reportedly looking to sell its 50% in Australia-based food manufacturer Goodman Fielder.


China's Kemen Noodle confirms interest in Australia's Allied Pinnacle 13 Sep 2018

Dean Best

Kemen Noodle Manufacturing Co., the China-based noodles supplier, has expressed interest in buying Australian bakery business Allied Pinnacle.


Fonterra could ditch Beingmate stake after recording first-ever loss 13 Sep 2018

Andy Coyne

New Zealand's Fonterra, the world's largest dairy exporter, is to carry out a major review of its business after recording its first ever loss.


Bega Cheese launches share issue, "watching brief" on Capilano Honey 11 Sep 2018

Dean Best

Bega Cheese is to raise more money with an eye on possible future deal-making but the Australian food manufacturer's executive chairman has insisted it has made "no decision" on Capilano Honey, the local supplier in which it last week became a shareholder.


Australia's Lion could sell dairy arm 11 Sep 2018

Olly Wehring

Japan's Kirin Holdings may sell the dairy division of Lion, its Australia-based food and beverage subsidiary.



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