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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

New Zealand's Tegel Group gets takeover bid from Philippines' Bounty Fresh Food 26 Apr 2018

Simon Harvey

New Zealand's biggest poultry processor Tegel Group has come on the radar of fellow Philippine producer Bounty Fresh Food, which has solicited a takeover notice to acquire all of the firm's shares.

Australian Dairy Farms' Camperdown Dairy gets new contract 24 Apr 2018

Dean Best

Australian Dairy Farms Group has outlined a "significant new contract" for its Camperdown Dairy Company to supply an unnamed "international food company".

New Zealand's T&G sells kiwifruit assets to local peer Seeka 20 Apr 2018

Andy Coyne

New Zealand fruit business T&G has finalised its second asset sale in less than a month, selling its Kerikeri-based kiwifruit orchards, packhouse facilities and assets to local peer Seeka for approximately NZD40m (US$28.8m).

Thailand's CPF eyeing duck-based growth in New Zealand 19 Apr 2018

Andy Coyne

Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) said it is expecting to see further growth in New Zealand this year as the demand for its cooked duck products increases.

Murray Goulburn CEO Ari Mervis to stand down when Saputo deal completed 19 Apr 2018

Andy Coyne

Australian dairy giant Murray Goulburn has announced chief executive Ari Mervis is to leave his role following the company being sold to Canadian peer Saputo.

Murray River Organics names Valentina Tripp to succeed CEO George Haggar 16 Apr 2018

Simon Harvey

Murray River Organics has appointed Valentina Tripp as chief executive and managing director of the Australia-based dried fruits manufacturer.

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