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Food industry M&A eases in April - data

just-food's index of M&A in the packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced, as company strategists look to...

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

Slendier MD Erica Hughes on how konjac foods supplier tapping into consumer demand for healthier products - the bitesize interview 30 Oct 2018

Andy Coyne

Slendier, a "healthy pasta substitute" from Australia, has become a brand available in 20 countries, touting its better-for-you credentials. Andy Coyne speaks to MD and owner Erica Hughes.


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. 

Latest News

'Two in race for Australia's Allied Pinnacle' 17 Jan 2019

Dean Best

Two bids are reportedly on the table for Allied Pinnacle, the Australian bakery business owned by private-equity firm Pacific Equity Partners.


WHO report deals blow to low-carb product providers 11 Jan 2019

Andy Coyne

A report commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) has made a link between high-fibre diets and coronary health.


Australia's Costa Group cuts profit guidance on subdued demand for select vegetables, fruit 10 Jan 2019

Simon Harvey

Australian fresh fruit and vegetable supplier Costa Group Holdings has cut its full-year earnings guidance.


Fonterra review sees it offload livestock arm 9 Jan 2019

Andy Coyne

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra, which is reviewing its business, has taken a major decision on the future of its livestock division.


Danone strikes deal on Yashili NZ stake 3 Jan 2019

Dean Best

Danone, the French food giant, has finalised a deal to invest in an infant-formula business in New Zealand.


Kraft Heinz and Mondelez 'short-listed in Campbell international business auction' 2 Jan 2019

Andy Coyne

Food giants and private-equity firms have been short-listed to participate in the second round of Campbell Soup Co's auction of its international business, reports suggest.



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